“…we see new forms of ‘Christianity’ rising all around us — flexible, evolving models shaped to fit both the global quest for connectedness and the personal quest for ‘feel-good’ experiences. Naturally, the same process is also squeezing witchcraft, Buddhism, moderate (not militant) Islam, and even Satanism into its universal mold.”
I agree with the material in both articles. They were written by Berit Kjos. You may see her bio HERE.
When I joined a church a few years ago, I was asked about my favorite Bible verse. It changes from time to time. As a youth it was Matt. 6:33. The pastor read my verse to the church:
“…we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:10-12
I was going through a very trying ordeal at the time and felt that much of it had to do with the powers to which this verse refers. I can still remember the reaction to the verse as it was read. Maybe it was what I was going through, but I got a sense of “That’s his favorite verse?”
Thankfully, I don’t feel the principalities I thought I was sensing then. However, I believe the world is becoming a darker place every day.
And thankfully, I have read the last three chapters in the Bible.
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