If anyone believes that it is easy to maintain a stand against the encroaching darkness, let me offer a bit of testimony here. It is not easy at all. Oh, it’s easy to make the stand, but maintaining it is quite another matter. I’ve been at this for 35 years, and it has not gotten easier. I’m not going to get into all the details lest someone thinks that I’m setting the table for a pity party. I just want people to know that they are to expect the opposition to be fierce when they stand for truth and righteousness. That’s why many have quit standing and many more will not even make an attempt to stand.
However, one day we will all be called before God’s Judgment Throne to give an account of our lives here on earth. There are all sorts of doctrines that people can hide behind to avoid being alarmed at that prospect. However, Christ clearly said that “whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:33) In my opinion, not to oppose the evil that denies Him before the masses makes the guilty Christian culpable with that denial.
The fact is that Satan wishes all professing Christians to become passive, apathetic, and so anemic that they cannot even stand for basic truth. Then he can come unrestricted to pollute and spoil everything that is left. But it is now time for all true Christians to speak and stand up for truth. When the enemy says “sit down”, then stand up. When he says “shut up”, then speak up. Can you hear me shouting now? When he says “stop writing”, write a book. Don’t wait on someone else to do it.
I know that some people feel inadequate to speak and write against heresies. Let me encourage you to wipe that feeling from your spiritual system. Some people can speak and write in simple terms so that even children can understand them. To whom that applies, will you please pick up your pen, open your mouth, or head to your word processor. The enemy is rampaging through Christianity with a hoard of heretics at his heels. He is flinging false doctrine about like a madman throwing hot coals in a ripe grain field. It is time for every Christian man, woman, and young person to rise up to defend what God has placed in our care. Don’t let this be the generation that sits idly by while evil darkens every sacred truth with lies. You want Christ to be standing there as your advocate when you come before the awesome and holy God. Who is defending God before this mass of false teachers, spiritual directors, shamans, wizards, gurus, witches, and other New Age heretics that are flowing into churches like a hoard of hungry cockroaches?
I realize that this is not a very dignified post, but the enemy has breached the gate. There is no time to piddle about with benign platitudes. If there is any love at all for God in your heart, you cannot sit quietly breathing the foul odor of spiritual death and hoping someone else will carry out the garbage. You need to rise up in the power of the Holy Spirit and make a stand. It will not be an easy path. However, Satan hates you no matter what and he is committed to making your life miserable. All that is gained from allowing him to work unmolested is a period of false peace. Eventually, he will come to pay you in full for your silence with destruction and death. So you may as well experience the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings as a courageous defender of the truth.
Take a stand against the Emerging/Emergent Church movement and its contemplative spirituality. Don’t support the apostate people who are spreading this deadly heresy. Equip yourselves and get educated about this growing evil doctrine that threatens to destroy Christianity. Arm yourselves with God’s word, stand up, speak out, and don’t back down. Truth has just as much right to be heard as error.