Tuesday, July 1, 2014

First Church of Cyberspace

Another Gospel

My blood boils when I consider the multitude of those who have been removed from the grace of Christ to another gospel.

Many of these are folks we originally brought to the Lord or have worked diligently with them in discipleship. But now they have departed from the holy faith unto other gospels (see: doctrines of devils).

My greatest angst is toward the purveyors and perverters who trouble the gullible with their false gospels.

The internet is possibly the most hideous of the manure spreaders. It is truly the habitation of devils, the hold of every foul spirit and cage of every unclean and hateful bird. (Rev. 18:2)

It is a place where grown men sit in the basements of their parent's houses in their underwear behind a keyboard, ungodly sinners committing their ungodly deeds, speaking against our Lord Jesus Christ. (Jude 1:15)

The joke is, "It was on the internet, therefore it must be true." The truth is, if it is on the internet, it must be taken with a grain of salt.

The internet has become the pillar and ground of the truth for a lot of so called believers, rather than the church (I Timothy 3:15). With their internet based faith, there rests no accountability, they can be the pastor, the evangelist, the prophet and there is no church body to hold their feet to the fire, no doctrine, reproof, correction or solid instruction in righteousness to keep their tenets in check (II Timothy 3:16). It has become a place where there is no king and every man does that which is right in his own eyes (Judges 21:25). With the internet church, there is no obedience to those who watch for your souls and will one day stand with you at the judgment (Heb 13:17).

The sad fact is that many fall prey to the internet perverters of the gospel like bunnies in a snare. They are baited by keystrokes and lured by blurbs. Before they know it, the primacy of the local church is lost in the convenience of the computer. A buffet of cyber Pablum awaits the christened adherent of the first church of cyberspace. You choose your gospel, your constitution and by-laws, your favorite teachers and your own standards. Just tithe your $49.95 to the cable company and your church will remain triumphant, alive and well.  

(The internet will make the Antichrist's job uber easy.)

But listen well to the Apostle, I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you...let him be accursed. Gal 1:6-8

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