Rome. Ecumenism. What can I say except that Rome has infiltrated the “Protestant” church and the church is no longer protesting. Where are the Tyndales and Luthers of our day who will speak truth. Where are the modern day Reformers who will call Rome what it is … “another gospel” … because they love the Lord and love the souls of men. Many in the modern day organized church consider Rome’s children their brethren. Why is there so little discernment within the body on such an incredibly important matter?
After a recent Sunday service at the nursing home, I went about greeting the residents. One of the residents (a 93 year old Roman Catholic who has full mental capacity) told me that she has known Jesus her whole life. She said she was born again when Jesus died on the cross. I gently encouraged her to read chapter 3 of the gospel of John with an open heart. She didn’t know where the gospel of John was in the bible. After 21 years of ministry I can tell you this is not an isolated incident but rather the norm. If that doesn’t break the heart of a born again believer I don’t know what to say.
“Tear down the walls” is the modern day mantra of many evangelical leaders. What walls? The walls that divide the true and the false. “Tear down the walls” is not the cry of a true shepherd. It is in reality the cry of the serpent, the false prophet, the wolf, and the charlatan. As Keith Green once said, the church is “asleep in the slight.” Wake up church!