Beware And Shun Popular Christianity – By Bishop E.O Ikeakor.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said in Matthew 7:13 – 14. “Enter by the Narrow Gate; for wide is the Gate and Broad is the Way that leads to DESTRUCTION ,and there MANY who go in by it.Because Narrow is the Gate and DIFFICULT is the Way which leads to LIFE, and there are FEW who find it “
My dear friends and Brethren in Christ Jesus,right from the birth and inception of Christianity,the WAY of CHRIST and the WAY of the CROSS have never been popularly acceptable .
In popular Christianity ,Liberalism has taken the place of Christian Liberty.
Motivational Quotes have taken over the place of Bible Quotations.
Self Control and Sanctification have been replaced by Sensuality and Psychological Sensitization .
Eloquence and Fluency in Speech have replaced Holy Spirit’s Unction and Life Transforming Preaching .
Syncretism and Neo-Paganism have taken the place of Unadulterated Worship and Total Separation from Ungodly traditions of Men.
Emotionalism in Worship of God has replaced Sanctity and Serenity of True Worship of God.
Materialism and Mammonism Sermons and Preachings have taken the place of Contentment Preaching .
In this Popular Christianity,there is Acute scarcity of Holiness ,Persecution ,Restitution ,Patience and Endurance ,Discipleship ,Judgement of God,Humility and Sacrificial Christian Lifestyle on the Pulpits of its Promoters and Protagonists.
Seed Sowing and Financial Giving have replaced Righteous Living as Conditions to attract GOD’S Blessings.
PULPITS from where True Word of God is preached have been replaced with STAGE from where Sinners are entertained.
The Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ has been fully deleted from the Database of Modern day and Popular Preachers.
Noise and Commotion in Worship have replaced Awe and Reverence of God in His Sanctuary.
Youths are taught to believe in themselves instead of Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Electronic Gadgets and Appliances like Ipads,Ipods,Cellphones,etc have pushed the Holy Bible away from our Pulpits and Hands of Modern Christians and Preachers.
All kinds of Worldly and Satanic Musics and Dance Steps have replaced Sound Holy Spirit inspired Christian Hymns and Spiritual Songs.
Gospel Artistes have replaced Gospel Singers.
Satanists,Comedians,Pop stars,Nollywood Actors and Actresses ,have become Ushers,Deacons,Elders,Pastors,Kingdom Partners,Counsellors,and Church builders.
Nudity,Shamefacedness ,Provocative DressCode have become officially acceptable and Standard Norm in the Holy House of a Holy God.
Miracle and Solution Seekers have been mistaken for Disciples and Christians.
Pulling of Large Crowd of Sinners,Shouters,Clubbers,and Mixed Multitude ,Seducers,has been extolled and enthroned as Church Growth and Revival.
Sinner Friendly Preachings and Sermons have taken the place of Sinner Convicting and Converting Preachings.
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit have been exalted far above the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Power has been preferred above Purity.
WARNING: 1)Enter through the Narrow Gate. Matthew 7:13.
2) Examine yourself regularly to know whether you are still walking according to GOD’S Pattern and Standard .
3) Many Christians and Preachers and Miracle Workers will miss HEAVEN AND RAPTURE if we don’t watch the dangerous trend and retrace our Ways Now…Matthew 7:21-23.
4) In God’s Principle and Standard ,Majority and Popular Opinion are ALWAYS WRONG.
NEVERTHELESS ,THE SOLID FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE,HAVING THIS SEAL/INSCRIPTION ; ” THE LORD KNOWS THOSE WHO ARE HIS,AND LET EVERYONE WHO NAMES THE NAME OF THE LORD DEPART FROM INIQUITY/SIN AND COMPROMISE.”
HOLINESS HAS NO ALTERNATIVE .