What Does God Think of Progressive Christianity? Jude 11-16
-Everyone agrees world is broken/something wrong
Answer A: Church – Gospel of Jesus Christ (for/in/through)
Answer B: World – Counterfeit “gospel” progress – 1. We can fix 2. Change = progress
-Bible – line between Church & World
-Sr. Pastor 25. Early media & conf’s. = Emerging Church
-TODAY: “woke” – counterfeit born again – 1). I’m victim/Jesus. 2).Indiv & Inst = sinners
?Heaven w/o God – cancel oppressors, critical theory destroy inst, redistribute $/power
-Social Justice – Everyone who builds institution/ideas/org’s = oppressor.
Men? = sexists. White? = racist. Hetero? = homophobe. XN? = religious bigot
=Undermines – 1. original sin; 2. depravity, 3. curse, 4. demonic = 4. need for God
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1. Change does not equal progress (new vs improved)
2. Younger generations = you are lab rats for false prophets
3. Creatives = medium vs message; church hurt/bitterness
4. Pastors/XN Leaders – :3 JESUS BRO “contend” WHY? not controversy & trouble?
A Counterfeit Trinity
Jude 11 Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam’s error and perished in Korah’s rebellion.
#1. Cain: Apostasy motivated by unrepentant sin – (Gen 4) – 1st born person, brother Abel
– Both – honorable jobs; Cain (farmer), Abel (rancher)
– Both – came into God’s presence w/acceptable offering = church/worship
= God warned Cain “angry”, “sin crouching”, “you must rule over it” (bobcat)
Premeditated murder, killed brother & hid crime, lied to God (hands vs heart)
-Matt. 23:35 [Jesus] all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel
-Them: some “brothers” are like Cain -You: unrepentant sin?
#2. Balaam: Apostasy motivated by greed– (Nu 22-24)
- A prophet of God, willing to swap blessings & cursings for $
- Jesus “the angel of Lord” stood in road w/sword & rebuked thru donkey
Josh 13:22 Balaam…son of Beor, the one who practiced divination, was killed with the sword
2 Ptr 2:15 Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing,
Rev 2:14 I [Jesus] have a few things against you [Pergamum]: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam…they…eat food sacrificed to idols & practice sexual immorality.
1967 archaelogical dig Central Jordan Valley recounts a vision received by “Balaam son of Beor, a seer of the gods.” From 8th or 9th century BC You: any compromise for $?
#3. Korah: Apostasy motivated by power – (Nu 16)
– Led rebellion against Moses & Aaron w/powerful men (following Satan’s example)
– Moses & Aaron obeyed God, leaders & mob did not like it = insurrection
– God sent plague & killed 14,700
= “leaders” – division & factions (Alone big game kill & predators)
A Counterfeit Christian
Jude 12-13 These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.
- Clouds that don’t rain (pointless)
- Trees that don’t bloom (fruitless)
- Seas that puke up lifeless foam (worthless)
- Stars leading to nowhere (directionless)
“feed themselves” PREADOTORS = Wolves
5X angels or demons mentioned in Jude (NEXT)
79% believe in God
69% believe in angels
58% believe in hell
56% believe in the devil (discern & discriminate)
A Counterfeit Church
Jude 14-16 It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones, to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage. 5x ungoldly
Jesus is returning with an angelic army to “contend” against:
PROGRESS: external not internal
- Deeds of ungodliness
- Harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him
- Grumblers – always complaining, blaming others (offense day)
- Malcontents – mock people live deviant & whine as victims (boxer)
- Loud-mouthed boasters – gullible people follow their stupid ideas
- Showing favoritism to gain advantage – A. love $ use ppl B. love ppl use $
If I were the Father of Lies:
I would attack human life physically starting in the womb. I would defund law enforcement, escalate murder, open the border, decriminalize hard drugs, and drive people to mental health and depression so they kill themselves.
I would attack men, getting young men addicted to porn, video games, vaping, and laziness. I would remove young men from the workforce, keep them from launching into manhood, and keep them over mothered, under fathered, and dependent upon the government from womb to tomb.
I would attack the family by separating sex, marriage, gender, and sexuality, making marriage and gender meaningless. I would have academic elites guided by deceiving spirits recast marriage and family as an antiquated, oppressive, and racist institutions. I would cut off generations of children from their fathers, so that men loved sex but not women and children. Children with a bitter father wound, would become dependent upon the government instead of a dad who loves them.
I would attack people spiritually by closing the church globally, and replacing the Spirit of God with a Spirit of fear so that people did not return to church. I would weaponize media and social media to promote lies about Christian leaders, boosting any sins or minor mistakes while suppressing all evil done by apostates. I would write school curriculum that treated the Bible as hate speech, and anyone who believed it a dangerous bigot. I would get people so addicted to drugs, alcohol, social media, and porn that they would fry the brain God gave them with neural pathways deeply worn toward sickness and death. I would write the psychological Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders to mention the soul 0 times so that God, demons, and Holy Spirit deliverance were not even considered in helping hurting people.
I would attack leadership and authority and promote anarchy. I would send a riotous spirit of to hate God, Scripture, parents, police officers, soldiers, & past leaders.
I would attack future legacies by having a generation of children sexually abused, mentally traumatized, and sexualized at a young age. I would use fear, social media, education, and peer pressure to create depression and mental health confusion. I would evangelize an entire generation to take blockers and a lifetime of hormones to deny their God-given gender, and create mental and physical brokenness. I would castrate healthy children, and give the state authority to seize custody from their parents to mutilate their genitalia in the name of care. If anyone stood against this, I would promote the lie that if they don’t allow a child to make an irreversible lifelong decision then, the child will commit suicide and blame them for death that I cause.
I would attack the Christian Church so that no one was left to content for faith, freedom, and family. I would promote cowardly Christian leaders, starting with young, poorly read, naïve ministry leaders in woke worship, and creative departments who spend more money on their wardrobe than their library to deconstruct the faith, twist the Word of God, and deceive a generation of young Christians into apostasy. I would have weak pulpits replace hard hitting truth with soft selling chats. I would feed churchgoers a steady diet of spiritual garbage and god-light motivational talks, so that they knew more about their personality traits than God’s divine attributes. I would send demonic sons of Judas to church and denominational boards to cancel and fire prophetic pastors, and lie that anyone who is a troublemaker is ungodly unloving and unkind. In short, I would convince churchgoers that to be a good Christian is to be nothing like Christ. I would pull no punches on Christians all week, but I would have their pastors pull their punches in the pulpit and not fight for them or teach them how to fight.
= I WOULD CALL ALL OF THIS PROGRESS
CLOSE: BAND UP PLAYING UNDER
1. There is a God over this world, His name is Jesus Christ!
2. There is a God coming to judge this world, His name is Jesus Christ
3. We will contend for our faith until it becomes sight at the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ
“In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. And have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear…Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.