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Summary: Jesus warned His disciples in Matthew 24 that the last days will bring a flood of deception. Has the message of Jesus Christ been compromised?

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Mark 1:14-15

What is the Message of Today’s Church?

Introduction – Rethink Conference

Schuller’s ‘Rethink’ Conference Exposed

It’s an all-star heretic line-up set for the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., Jan. 17-19. Former President/CFR member/Trilateral Commission member/Skulls and Bones/Bohemian Grove Club member George H.W. Bush Sr. will speak. Apostate Chuck Colson will make a presentation. Larry King of the secular media will be there. World wide pornography distributor & publisher of the Satanic Bible via his company Harper Collins, Rupert Murdoch will address attendees. And Kay Warren, wife of CFR member Pastor Rick Warren, will join reprobate purveyor of psycho babble ‘possibility thinking’ Robert Schuller. The Rethink Conference is bringing together leaders from several different philosophical and religious camps under the auspices of unity via Robert Schuller. His purpose could best be summed up in his book, My Journey, when he states “Standing before a crowd of devout Muslims with the Grand Mufti (A Muslim), I know that we’re all doing God’s work together. Standing on the edge of a new millennium, we’re laboring hand in hand to repair the breach.’ p. 501 What is really taking place at the Rethink Conference is the reality of Schuller’s dream that there be a global unity among all religions and beliefs and that all these paths lead to the same God. The glue is mysticism, and this is what is being promoted at the Rethink Conference. Co-Host of the Rethink Conf. Erwin McManus further reveals his spiritual goals where he states: ‘My goal is to destroy Christianity as a world religion and be a recatalyst for the movement of Jesus Christ,’ (said in a telephone interview) ‘Some people are upset with me because it sounds like I’m anti-Christian. I think they might be right.’ January 13th, 2008 by Dr. Scott Johnson

The Word of God repeatedly warns us to test the spirits to see if they are from God. We are being bombarded today with all kinds of messages from every direction….and many of them are heretical.

Note that John the Baptist was preaching repentance to a nation who had forsaken God in their religion. John was preaching…

A PERILOUS MESSAGE (14a)

Why was it perilous? It was the Word of God! “Repent because of the forgiveness of your sins,” was his cry. But the religious establishment didn’t like the message because it took power and prestige from them. Man would have to depend upon God’s grace!

What we discover is that John challenged sinners! They had to examine their lives. The Ten Words of Moses Law went beyond the legalistic view of the Sanhedrin. To hate someone was to “murder” them. Unbelievable!

We also find that John confronted sinners. He called it as it was.

Many years ago, I umpired softball. I was privileged to call both fast and slow pitch softball games. We had a saying back then in that “you called as you saw them.” But the correct verbiage should have been, “you call them as they are!”


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