July 10, 2016

There are many definitions of the word “twisted.”

Most would agree that the two definitions listed here fit the general idea of the term:

1) forced out of its natural or proper shape; crumpled.
synonyms: perverted, warped, deviant, depraved, corrupt, abnormal, unhealthy, aberrant, distorted, corrupted, debauched, debased, disturbed

2) (of a personality or a way of thinking) unpleasantly or unhealthily abnormal; warped.

A somewhat “twisted” catalog arrived in the mail today. It wasn’t a catalog making available a number of twisted things that are popular in our secular world today.

It was a 60+ page catalog filled with popular books available at reasonable prices. “Why was it twisted?” you might ask. Sadly, it was twisted because it had the term “Christian” at the top of it.

Looking through the catalog, one finds popular names in the “Christian” world. Some names are well known because of television appearances, others because their teachings are followed by many. A “Christian” catalog that is filled with writings by authors that teach unchristian ideas is…twisted.

This is a three hour documentary. The recommendation is to watch the first few minutes. If you are curious about how Biblical Christians understand the truth, you may want to watch more. The points made throughout this documentary contrast Christian beliefs with “new ideas” (really not that new) that the “church” is evolving. Many who believe in this “evolution” call themselves “emerging” or “emergent”.

The catalog received in the mail includes for sale books by more than one teacher with “new” ideas. Books like these can be found in almost every Christian bookstore.

The purpose of this post is to educate Christians who may not be aware of false teachers who are active and numerous in our day. Those who take the name “emerging” or “emergent” usually see something wrong with historical Christianity and do not preach the simple gospel message found in the Bible.

Our world is full of twisted things. To some, good is seen as evil and to some evil is seen as good.

This blog has recently been focused on an organization that twists words to suit its cruel purposes.

This blog has also had a theme about the results of turning away from Godly principles.

This question has been asked more than one time here: “How can God bless a nation that has turned its back on Him?”

Recently, this blog has broadened this question to ask, “How can God bless a world that has turned its back on Him?

These are questions that every person should consider.

Some of the emergents make good points about the lack of sincerity in certain “brands” of Christianity. Some of the questions they have are good, but they don’t seem to have good answers. These “teachers” only create more questions than answers.

The true church of Jesus Christ faces many challenges in today’s world. This is no surprise to the Christian as there are many verses in the Bible that “speak” about difficulties Christians will confront at times.

If you are not a Christian, but you like words and the meanings of words and you enjoy learning about different philosophies, this documentary may interest you.

If you are a Christian, you should be familiar with this subject as it or many things like it are popping up in the strangest places. One example is the catalog that many Christians receive on a regular basis. It is a catalog featuring many books with twisted ideas.

Chris Reimers

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