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The Evidence of Spiritual Evil

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In the midst of all the talk about not making idols out of political alliances, or American Exceptionalism, or the American Way, or the Republican party, or Conservative principles, Evangelicals ignore many things.

They ignore the fact that we do not live in a vacuum.

I know I’ve written about this recently, (“Polarization” in the Church? – February 19, 2022) but I just wanted to cover one more related point.

That the spiritual, unseen world spills over into the physical world.

It is impossible to prevent that.

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A New Christian License to Sin

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I’ve been listening to a lot of preachers these days who are trying to establish a new principle of Christian living.

Namely, that Christians should not be critical or divisive in their speech. As in criticizing a leader or teacher within one’s own church. Or by criticizing a well-known preacher, writer, or ministry. Especially a leader or ministry that is respected by one’s own church.

The basis for this new principle comes from the idea that Christians are to be known “by our love”. By our love for each other. And by our love for all the people in the world.

This love principle is contrasted against being known by our correct orthodoxy or accurate interpretation of scripture, or our defense of some doctrinal position. Which are each, supposedly, based on our own preferences or “tribal” affiliations.

But is this “non-critical” posture really biblical? Is this truly what the Lord has told us to do?

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The Lord’s Priority: Conclusion – Separated Unto Christ

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What is the most underlying, common problem with the New Evangelical and Progressive Christian movements?

The answer is disobedience to God’s Word.

And one of the most basic components of this disobedience is an unwillingness to separate from evil. Or, to say it another way, to separate ourselves unto Him.

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The “Legalist” is a Straw Man

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A “Straw Man” is a deceptive rhetorical technique used to build an argument against something.

To do this, a situation or person is characterized in a very extreme way. By blowing someone’s actions out of proportion. By taking their words out of context. As opposed to accurately representing their behavior and ideas.

This is done to rally people emotionally against an idea or person.

The labels, “Legalism” and “Legalist”, have been used in this same way against Biblical truth and Conservative Christians.

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Of Wheat, Weeds, and Counterfeit Money

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“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.” (Matthew 13: 24-30; 36-43)

This verse is commonly used to justify taking a non-judgmental position toward error and false teachers.

It’s commonly used by Christians to remain silent when they should use rebuke and reproof; as II Timothy 3:16 states.

But in this Evangelical age of “Love”, what else should we expect?

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Think on These Things

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A spirit of Fear

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Our American culture is dominated by a spirit of fear.

There is an unmistakable, growing fear in the hearts of the American people.

The question is, “Why?”

What is the real source of this fear?

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