“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8)
The church is changing, not just in doctrines which reflect a more socially accepted or tolerant gospel message, but equally what is changing within the structure of the modern church is a new face of Christianity. Today’s so called “Christian” image is less dogma whose foundation was on a strict adherence to the word, but a more liberal appeal which relies more on making people feel more accepted in their sins and less convicted of their sins. This is the new modern Christianity which is sweeping much of the church today in America – progressive Christianity.
When Carrie Underwood began to promote herself as a Christian, she took upon that role to potentially hundreds of thousands of followers, and do they pay attention to what she says and does. The statements recently by Underwood, where she surprised some of her more conservative Christian followers regarding her real feelings about same sex marriage and homosexuality, ruffled some feathers within the Christian community, but as time progressed, more and more believers have since seemed to have a more accepting view of Carrie’s position, especially among Christians 35 and under. During a 2012 interview, Underwood made the following revelation concerning gay marriage, ““As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.” (source)
Not only does Carrie believe and support gay rights and gay marriage, but she attends an evangelical Church which now openly embraces this new type of Christianity. But it’s deadly.
The reality which is coming into play in these last days is something which many (myself included) have been warning about – a new take on an old act is beginning to resurface, but unlike the past few decades, this particular movement is not only undermining the gospel, but it’s taking the form and shape of a more tolerable message in that it’s built upon personal beliefs, even if those beliefs run contrary to the word, and less when it comes to sound doctrine. This new (old) form is nothing more than Gnosticism. It is antichrist, and many are being led away from its proponents.
What is Gnosticism? In short: GNOSTICISM IS THE TEACHING based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means. Although Gnosticism thus rests on personal religious experience, it is a mistake to assume all such experience results in Gnostic recognitions. It is nearer the truth to say that Gnosticism expresses a specific religious experience, an experience that does not lend itself to the language of theology or philosophy, but which is instead closely affinitized to, and expresses itself through, the medium of myth. Indeed, one finds that most Gnostic scriptures take the forms of myths.
In other words, if it feels good to you, and you’re happy with your belief, then God is fine with you as well. It’s a lie from the pit of hell. The word speaks about searching another path – “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber.” (John 10:1) The reality is this, if someone says “this is a better way” or “This idea is better than your version of Christianity” run from such deceit.
Yet it’s not only Underwood whose presenting this new gospel, but others long before Carrie have taken the reigns to preach another gospel, another Jesus, another way. Oprah Winfrey, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren are just a few who are selectively guiding the people into a new version of Christianity, and it is antichrist. This is the result of Satan, knowing that his time is getting shorter as the years progress toward that fateful climax, is producing prophets who are determined to lead an entire generation of people – including Christians, away from the cross. The facts remain the same, if it accepts homosexuality, if it points to another door, if it leads to another way – it is false! It must still be the cross, the cross is the end to the law and the beginning of faith. Unless people turn from sin and corruption, it is another gospel, another message, another Christ. This is part of what I have been warning against, another version of a greater lie, and many are accepting it as fact, but it’s false.
It is important that the believer in this time and hour in which we live, begin to weigh the message of those in whom they are listening to, for if it embraces perversion, wickedness and sin over the words of God found in his word, then to embrace that message is giving it approval, which leads to one thing – apostasy. These are the end times, Satan is preaching more of his twisted self-serving “gospel” message than ever before,and it’s only going to get worse. Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Beyonce’, and so many others who are projecting an angel of light message, are damning millions to this new gospel, but it’s a message of a sinister plot to only deceive. Unless the church stands up and opposes this form of message, I fear many will be lost in the wake of its message, and find themselves castaway in the eternal passages of that placed that was originally reserved for Satan and his minions – Hell.