Spiritual Deception and Christian Nationalism

Posted on September 3, 2010

From Worldview Matters with Brannon Howse

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Topic One: Today we look at tons of Scripture so we can clearly understand why so many well-known evangelical Christians, pastors, and Christian broadcasters are not seeing the spiritual deception that Berean Christians can so clearly see. Jesus tells us in Mathew 7:13-23 this is what will happen in the last days before his return. Jesus tells us that false teachers will look like Christians and talk like Christians but they will be wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Topic Two: What about Christians that say that if someone is not a Christian but doing “good works” then we should look at that fruit? In Mathew 7:16-18 the fruit Jesus is talking about is doctrinal fruit not fruit of good works. The false teacher and prophet will use good works to give cover to his false gospel and false Jesus.

Topic Three: In Matthew 24:3, 4, 11, 23, 24, Jesus tells us more about what we are seeing today. Notice Jesus mentions false teachers and false prophets more than any other sign.

Topic Four: 2 Corinthians 11:3-4, 13-15. Paul warns that the deception can be as deceitful as what Eve heard from the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Paul goes on to say that he fears that the church of Corinthian will be pulled away from devotion to Christ because of the false Christ, false gospel, and deceptive spirit.

Topic Five: Christian Nationalism; this is what it looks like. When Christians put the state, public policy, the economy, and politics above obedience to the Bible and the exclusivity of Jesus Christ you get nationalism. The “German Church” did this and the Christians of Germany mocked Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Niemoller for starting the “Confessing Church” to oppose paganism and ecumenicalism.

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