American Wisdom Series presents Pamphlet
Cultural Church Rich
or poor, young
or old, people
are seeking an anchor in a storm tossed society that
threatens to overwhelm them. They
feel inadequate and yearn to be a part of
something bigger than themselves. So,
where do they turn? Within
most mainline churches, and
even many evangelical churches, rather
than demanding objective truth about
the world around them, too
many people are willing to believe whatever
seems to agree with their preconceived attitudes. The
popular 21st.century church pretends
to adhere to the truth, yet
quietly undermines it.
and emotion are
the Word of God as
its basis of faith.
time we make emotional "religious
various signs and wonders the criterion of our faith, we
thereby open the floodgates to every sort of delusion.
they might not consciously recognize it, these
same people know there
is transcendent truth that
they can't seem to find in church, so
church becomes irrelevant to them spiritually and
they attend much like going to the country club. The
true Church being largely absent or unavailable
to people has
turned them to alternative beliefs, drugs,
gangs, violence, promiscuity and suicide. Given
the climate of permissiveness, tolerance,
and moral relativity in today's culture, it
should come as no surprise that
young people lack judgment and direction. Truth
at nearly all levels has been lost. Children
know they have been lied to by their parents, their
teachers, their school counselors, their
pastors, the police, and their government leaders. These
kids no longer know what to believe or who to believe. We
can tell them that drugs are bad for them, but
they've been lied to so often they
likely see this warning to be a lie. We
tell them that guns are dangerous, but
they don't believe.
know that a gun, in and of itself, is not evil.
not surprising to some of us when
these senseless acts of brutality occur.
as this country continues down
the slippery slope of rejection of the Truth, these
kinds of tragedies will only increase.
of the signs of the demise of our culture are
with us today:
of the family,
view of life,
and crime, and
coupled with an federal government on
the brink of insolvency, whose
leaders are living off of society's moral decay leading
to the loss of leadership and moral will.
the days of Noah, God
warned a faithless, immoral
and violent civilization of
the imminent catastrophe that was about to take place, but
few listened. Today, our
civilization is at the crossroads, but
few are noticing the signs that are before us.
is time to take notice, and
pray for spiritual awakening in this country, before
the light of our civilization goes out.
people throughout the world, are
experiencing spiritual enslavement and oppression.
people are crying out for answers and
God's people must address them.
must always remember that
we are not warring with flesh and blood, but
we are actually fighting the forces that
deceive and bind them. Read
Revelations 6:1-8 -The
Four Horses of the Apocalypse Religion(False
Teachers) Government(Politicians) Economics(New
World Order) Education(Schools
of how deceived someone may be, they
are the very ones our Savior gave His life to save.
decades the Church (The Rider on the
White Horse) has
compromised its beliefs to
appease the offenders.
tack will only make the ultimate cost of
the inevitable changes much greater.
longer we compromise with them the
more costly their ultimate removal will be.
The answer is simple:
religion and not some church organization,
"I am the way and the truth and the life." (John
You need look no further for the way to go,
Jesus said He is the way.
You must hold on to the Truth
and you must diligently tell others
and you need to pray for the wisdom,
strength and power to continue to fight the good
You should also do all that you can
to strengthen the essential truths of our faith,
and any to whom we are called to serve by leading.
There is life in Jesus,
"I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full." (John
We are called to overcome evil with good.
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