'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full"

Luke 14:23

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cataclysm in Atlanta

catalysm: 1. a momentous and violent event marked by overwhelming upheaval and demolition; 2. an event that brings great changes. 

Arguably the most influential evangelical event in the world; the 2012 Catalyst Conference has closed its doors on yet another year. (Though they have many regional conferences). 

With this passing comes the overwhelming feeling that mainline evangelicalism has entered into a species of apostasy not seen since the time of Christ. 

Amazingly, and just when it appeared that the 150 year old 'Exxon-Valdez-Oil-Spill' of liberal theology had finally been contained; yet another barge has struck, carrying far deadlier cargo, and in much greater abundance.

The stated goal of this conference is to ignite a passion for Christ. Undoubtedly, this is a worthy goal. One must press on to ask, however, if this goal can be attained through one of the most bizarre marriages to this world-system that a professing Christian group has ever recorded. 

That 13,000 Christian leaders gathered in Atlanta to be exposed to some of the crassest entertainment possible; to hear from some of the strangest speakers conceivable;  and be instructed by some of the most unholy men imaginable, is a clear sign that powerful, creed-affirming, evangelical leaders have been given over to a terrible, terrible deception. 

May God protect us in these evil days, and may we be ever certain that our houses are built on Christ that solid rock; for the coming storms will test every man's foundation. Of this we can be sure. 

"Let he who has an ear hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches" (Revelation 2:7 et al.) 

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