I am constantly asked why I feel there is such a great falling away from the faith and why so many are abandoning churches. Well, my answer is very simple. It’s because so many pastors refuse to repent! They will not repent for their sinful lifestyles. They will not repent for their selfish motives. They will not repent for fame seeking and money grubbing. They will not repent for opening the door to the LGBT agenda in their churches. Instead of promoting Godly marriage, they themselves, along with their children are divorcing. Instead of preaching the word of God they are preaching social issues and politics. Instead of building their church through strong families, their own family does not follow their god.
E. Dewey Smith is a prime example of a man that pretty much does whatever he wants at the expense of sound doctrine and biblical alignment. This man really doesn’t care what the bible says, he just “does what he wilts”. He uses profanity in the pulpit. He stars on a TV show where he has received prayer tips from RuPaul and even ends his opening prayer with “respecting other faiths”. And now he is ordaining a woman, which the bible strictly prohibits, as pastor of his church. The crazy part is that he is still the head pastor but she will be his lead pastor and they both will pastor together, even though they are not married? Now do not get me wrong, co pastoring is not biblical at all, even if the couple is married, but what this man is doing is even stranger. There is absolutely, positively, no bible for this yet he is doing it regardless. And he is relying on the feminist movement to defend his actions in spite of what God’s word has to say.
1Tim. 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach men or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
Many false movements are pointing to the actions of men like him as the reason they no longer attend churches. Well, we know that Christ is the head of the church and He will never completely do away with it.
Matt. 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
But men like Dewey are ravenous wolves that seek to use the platform of a church to lead large groups of people into disobedience to the word. Men like him want the fame, the fortune, and the prestige of being god kings in the earth. These men are not God’s men. The bible says to judge them by their fruit and if their fruit is corrupt, then they themselves are corrupt. When men blatantly disobey the bible, and do whatever they want, their fruit is not the fruit of righteousness. They will have large congregations full of people that practice sinful lifestyles, seek money and prestige, and fall into social injustice traps that cause them to fight against racism and other social ills while all along ignoring the well being of their families! Their members marriages are in trouble, their children are in trouble, their health is in trouble and yet they target social issues for validation! These are the fruits of men like Joel Olsten, Dewey Smith, TD Jakes, and Charles Blake. When you follow false prophets, your home will reflect it. Your fruit will be the same as their fruit!
Matt. 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Who is Antichrist? This question has baffled believers for many centuries and yet the answer is simple to obtain. The Scriptures reveal that in the end times there will be many antichrists. Because the church has been so focused on one global leader for so long, the spirit of antichrist has crept into the Christian church unawares. In this dynamic 6-part series, G. Craige Lewis unveils the spirit of antichrist and those men that promote it. False prophets, false doctrines, and Catholic-based hierarchies of the modern day church have distorted the true end times message of the bible. G. Craige Lewis deals with many of these falsehoods in this series and provides hope and instruction for our journey into the End of Days