I don’t know where to start. The church as a whole will always exist until the rapture takes the true church from earth to heaven. But I’m sorry to say that, in my opinion, many people that think they are going to heaven will be left behind. Not because they don’t “believe,” but because of what they believe. There are so many false doctrines out there. Doctrines that not only lead people astray but teach them lies about who Jesus is and who God is to start with. So, if you are taught a false Christ and a false god, how can you have real salvation? The answer is – you can’t! So, there are vast numbers of people that think they are good enough to go to heaven but will never see heaven.
The Bible says none are worthy, so who can be saved? Only those that believe in the Jesus clearly depicted in the Bible who accept His free gift of grace and ask Him to be their Lord and Savior.
Who is Part of this “Church”?
Simply put, it’s Bible-believing people who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. But it would be best if you looked deeper.
There are many versions of the Bible. Many teach the real Christ, while others teach a false Christ. Excellent versions of the Bible include KJV, NKJV, NASB, and others.
Many religious writings profess Christ but teach a false Christ (Book of Mormon, Watchtower Society writings, Quran, some Papal writings, etc.)
There are also false doctrines that teach Jesus is a created being that is the brother of Satan or part of the angelic host. Others believe Christ is a spirit child of Jehovah, the god of this earth, who is just one of many gods.
So, you must first believe in the true Jesus before you can be saved. The Biblical Jesus that saves by grace through your faith in Him.
Who is Not Part of the “Church”?
The people who believe the extrabiblical writings and doctrines above are doomed to be left behind. These deceived people and the rest of humanity that are involved in the religions of humanism, evolutionism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Shinto, Witchcraft, Satanism, Paganism, and many more are doomed too. They, unfortunately, will be sent to hell and eventually to the Lake of Fire, where they will burn eternally. They will experience constant burning, but will never be consumed, and they will experience eternal loneliness, sorrow, hunger, thirst, pain, regret, and more.
Oh, but how could a loving God permit that? Please understand that God does not send people to hell; people send themselves to hell. If you do not accept God’s free gift of salvation, you condemn yourself to hell.
The State of The Church
In many congregations, the true church of Christ is shining through. In other congregations, the Bible is being preached but not obeyed. Yet in other churches, the message of Christ and His Gospel is watered down, marginalized, and in some cases, completely abandoned. This “woke church” movement focusing on social justice as opposed to the Gospel and is yet another example of the degradation of the church. The progressive “woke church” rejects repentance, downplays sin, and also caters to the political and theological far left. It is a plague within Christendom.
We need to hear, teach, and preach the Word of God. We need to read and study the Bible as individuals. The time is running short; the mass persecution of the church has accelerated. Satan is deceiving billions, and we need to get as many people “Destined for Heaven” as possible. So, how can we do that?
Open our churches!
Actively share the Gospel according to the Bible!
Read and study the Bible individually!
Read and study the Bible as a family!
Attend a church that preaches the Word of God!
Attend a church that will Biblically guide you both theologically and politically. (abortion is murder, sexual sin of all kinds are wrong, political agendas that are not biblical are wrong)
Learn about other religions to win people practicing those religions to Christ!
Heresies and the Hope of a Great Awakening
Friends, throughout history, paganism and witchcraft have permeated every society. Today it’s accelerating out of control. People are worshiping the pantheon of the Greek, Roman, and Norse gods, today! Witches are everywhere throughout our society and entertainment media. Just as one example, there is a TV show called Wu Assassins. The Chinese term Wu means Witch or Sorcerer. Witchcraft has also entered the church and is being accepted to spite the explicit references in scripture that denounce witchcraft. The Law was given to Moses by God even says witches should be put to death. Exodus 22:18. That was the old covenant, but also in the new covenant witches and witchcraft must be rejected! Galatians 5:19-21. We must keep their heresies out of the church, out of our view, and out of our lives. We need to keep hope alive.
Many of you are looking for and praying for a Great Awakening! I do not anticipate a Great Awakening. I expect the rapture of the church. I’ll keep sharing the Gospel in the hope of a Great Awakening. And a renewal of Christ in the lives of the people, but realistically, I think we are at the end. The wickedness and lawlessness are at an all-time high, and even “Christians” are doing as they please and failing to follow Christ down the straight and narrow path.