The church in the West is undergoing a deep and intense transformation that has been taking place quietly for decades, but is now accelerating in ways never seen before.
It is an age of apostasy within the church, as the Bible prophesied, and there is fundamental change occurring within multiple denominations across the globe that is pulling the teachings of these churches away from God and into the ways of the world.
New York Times best-selling author Rabbi Jonathan Cahn recently exposed the realm of change that is not good, that is not godly, as written about in Proverbs 24:21 which says:
"My son, fear the Lord and the king; and do not meddle with those who are given to change."
This is not just any type of change however, as Christians change as they grow in their relationship with God and are forged in His image and righteousness.
No, this is a realm of change which the Bible explicitly warns against in verses such as James 1:6-8: "But let him ask in faith, without wavering. For he who wavers is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed with the wind. Let not that man think that he will receive anything from the Lord. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways."
This instability, this changing of belief, morality and acceptance is the changing that King Solomon warned about in the book of Proverbs.
According to Cahn, "that kind of change weakens you.
"People who are given to changing emotions, back and forth... they're not going to be strong; they're not going to be stable. If you have to walk around [on] eggshells, that does not lead to stability," Cahn says.
What could be truer about the path of American society each day, than to say it is frequently influenced by the mood someone is in or the feelings they claim to be experiencing, and how those temporal elements dictate things like the gender and identity they want to portray on a given day? Perhaps even worse, as this realm of negative change continues to sweep across every aspect of society such as marriage and morality, the church is being swept up in a current of change in which, instead of bringing people closer to God and His image, it is corralling believers into accepting the message of society.
These are the signs that the world is in the age of apostasy.
"We are living in the age that the Bible foretold, the age of apostasy, the great falling away [from God's Word]," explains Cahn.
"Apostasy comes from the Greek apostasia. Stasia means the stand or the state of, apo means away from, so apostasy is to fall away from your stand...that means by its nature it's about change," he continues
"So as our culture moves away from the faith, the Word of God, the gospel, it will also move away from the state of being. So, it's no accident that the same culture that moves away from the gospel and from God will also move away from the state of being.
"In other words, it will be a culture in which man or men move away from the state of manhood, women move away from the state of womanhood, marriage moves away from the state of marriage, family from the state of family, humans away from the state of being human," says Cahn.
The destruction of these institutions has been in the works for decades, and these are the days which the enemy, who is Satan, and his forces are becoming bolder in their plan to pervert, twist and corrupt that which God has designed for good.
"It's no accident," warns Cahn. "When you change faith, life will start changing. Family will change. Male and female will change. If you fall away from who God is you're going to fall away from who you are."
America is in the process of not only turning away from God, but giving itself over to the pagan gods of old, which Cahn reveals in his best-selling book, "Return of the Gods."
Believers need to be aware of what is happening around the world, to stand strong against the devices of the enemy and declare into the darkness the truth of Jesus Christ. For without a firm foundation in the Word of God, many will be susceptible to the lies of the devil in this era of apostasy.
James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.
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