From the very beginning Satan has always wanted to be God. (Isaiah 14:13)
Even when Moses went to perform the miraculous before Pharaoh we find his magicians could mimic the same.
The Apostle Paul even warns that Lucifer can appear as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14) He also warned the church at Galatia that there would be others that would come and preach “another gospel”even stating that counterfeit angels could come and deceive. (Galatians 1:8-9)
So why wouldn’t this apply to some of the “revival” occurrences I keep reading about in the headlines and even around my local area? Let me say up front, I’d really like to jump on board with this movement. I’d love to get as happy about these things, the talk about getting together, unifying, pushing for the cause of Christ, YEAH!
Sounds great until I see the one phrase that occurs in all of these “revival” movements. It goes like this: “we’re tearing down doctrinal walls for the cause of Christ!” That’s when the red flags go flying everywhere!
Discounting doctrine?? Wait, didn’t Paul tell Timothy that he needed to “take heed to himself and to the doctrine”? And, that doing so he would save himself and all that hear him? So essentially, this is the equivalent of Timothy getting together with the Pharisees and Sadducees and saying “let’s go save the world” and then someone raises the question “what doctrine will we teach about salvation?” and the answer????…….”it don’t matter, we’re tearing down doctrinal walls.” So if you have one believer that adheres to pure Biblical doctrine and one believer that doesn’t, what will be the answer when the sinner asks this holy duo “what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 2:37)
Is the answer really that important? Isn’t the most important thing that we just come together? I’ll answer this question in others in part 2 of this blog.
Lord bless you all, in Jesus’ name.