The Apostle John gave a warning in 1 John 4:1: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
Other verses could be cited as well, but the warning is clear to cling to sound, biblical doctrine and to be alert to those who will corrupt it. Some do it in the open while others use deceit.
This Crosstalk comes as a warning regarding apostasy and those who seek to lure through having granules of truth for the purpose of taking people captive. The result is that sadly, some pulpits today are putting forth a message that communicates, “Yea, hath God said?” Instead they should be proclaiming, “Thus saith the Lord.”
It’s about deception and joining Jim to discuss this critical topic was T.A. McMahon. T.A. is president and executive director of The Berean Call ministry. He is also editor-in-chief and contributing writer for the Berean Call newsletter. He’s co-author of The Seduction of Christianity and America: The Sorcerer’s New Apprentice. He is author of Showtime for the Sheep? and Temporal Delusion. He has also researched and written numerous documentaries.
When did apostasy begin? T.A. believes it began in heaven (Isaiah 14:14). Satan wanted to be like the Most High and he brings that apostasy to the earth (Genesis 3:4-6).
Some may ask, “How do we know apostasy to even identify it? After all, there are so many churches!” The Bible itself answers that, telling us we need to be Bereans.
What exactly does that mean for your relationship with Christ? Find out as Jim has T.A. look at the following:
- Rampant apostasy in the evangelical church today through efforts such as having people focus on experiences.
- The push for interfaith dialogue.
- The seeker-sensitive growth movement.
- How is the meditation of our day different from meditation on the Word of God?
- Does T.A. believe we’re approaching a time when there will be a total rejection of biblical Christianity?
- What is the antidote to this last-days apostasy?
Input from callers throughout the nation round out this informative program.