Several years ago, I began pondering very troubling questions about Christianity at a time when our nation’s attention was increasingly turning to themes that superimpose onto the faith, ideas that are foreign to it. Over time, it became clear that the expansion of these ideas was a broad as the silent avoidance by those who might critique them.
Christendom had grown willfully and woefully silent. In very telling ways, the church had entered into a culture of political correctness, apathy, and complicity for which the Lord indicted the Seven Churches of Asia Minor as recorded in the Book of Revelation.
For instance, in the spirit of the greed-motivated prophet Balaam [Numbers 22-24, 31:16], we have become the Church at Pergamum, consumed in being accepted. Indeed, profiting from our open violation of the faith:
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
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