Crime in the institutional church

One website, Ministry Watch, has posted over 400 articles reporting on sex crimes in American mainline denomination and evangelical churches since 2021 alone.

Going back to 2008, Ministry Watch also posted nearly 1000 articles reporting financial crimes/malfeasance involving “Christian” ministries, businesses, universities and individuals!

The “great falling away” is so clearly in motion, and has been in process for many years! Think back to the 80’s and 90’s. Paul Crouch, Mike Warnke, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim and Tammy Baker. That was mostly financial. The Catholic Church sex crimes really broke out in the news during the early 2000’s, and is such “old news” now that it’s rarely mentioned. The big news in the 2010’s and 2020’s has been sex crimes, porn and pedophlia among mainline Protestants, Southern Baptists and Evangelicals!

Ministry Watch also lists the top offenders in regards to lack of financial transparency. Among the top 15, these names will all be familiar:

  • John Hagee
  • Kenneth Copeland
  • Kenneth Hagan
  • T D Jakes
  • Joel Osteen
  • Rodney Howard Brown
  • Benny Hinn
  • Cefro Dollar

I have shared articles and videos on the blog in which Billy Crone and Eric Barger both have spoken extensively on the deliberate infiltration of the church by witches, the occult and New Age, but God said the gates of hell will not prevail against His church, so what gives, here? What accounts for this crime wave in the church?

I left church during my 20’s (1983 to about 1991) and returned around age 30 and when I did, I was struck by the realization “church” had changed a lot in that interim!

Strange teachings, loss of distinction between “Christian” and “worldly”, ( not differentiating between the profane and the Holy). In fact, an utter lack of any sense of holiness or reverence! An entertainment pep-rally-like atmosphere had taken hold. Particularly I noticed the bizarre trend of running a church like a corporation! (Church Growth movement).

But it’s gone much farther than that now. Churches fell for the deception that they needed to be more like the world in order to reach the lost and be “relevent”. In turn, not only has the church failed to convert the secular, now the secular has converted the church. First relativism came in, and gave way to “political correctness” and “tolerence”, but tolerence is not enough, now the world demands that Christianity affirm all manner of aberrent beliefs. Not sure which is the chicken and which is the egg, whether it started in congregations and washed back to the seminaries, Christian colleges and universities, or vice versa, but now most of Christendom is embracing “Openness Theology” which is the belief that God is not Sovereign and not Omniscient. GotQuestions.org explains:

“The argument of open theism is essentially this: human beings are truly free; if God absolutely knew the future, human beings could not truly be free. Therefore, God does not know absolutely everything about the future. Open theism holds that the future is not knowable. Therefore, God knows everything that can be known, but He does not know the future.”

Now many professing “Christians” literally believe the Satanic lie “Ye shall be as God”. The same exact thing that occultists believe: that self is God. And that is why so many have been given over to a Roman’s 1 reprobate mind that is no longer able to discern what is and is not for their own good.

Is this not beyond Laodicea? Of course it is! Those who teach these doctrines of demons will hear “depart from me, I never knew you”. These are the wolves and hirelings, and tares the Bible speaks of. But because they operate inside the churches, they bring reproach upon what the world, the lost, think of as “the church”, and cause them not to want anything to do with “Christianity”. It’s the ultimate smear campaign. Where do you think the politicians learned it? From their father, the devil, that’s where!

Christmas is almost here, and then comes 2023! I am thoroughly convinced that 2023 will be the year that “fundamentally transforms” the entire world.

The Beast System is no longer “coming”, it has arrived. What is being done to citizens in China is the Beast System in action. It just hasn’t gone worldwide yet. That is what I expect 2023 will be about. The WHO pandemic treaty Biden signed onto, means that the next pandemic is just a matter of time. They just postponed universal digital ID again in the U.S. but that’s easy enough to roll out. The digital currency has to come next. Russia made a monumental move this week tying the purchase of oil back to the gold standard. That will be the final nail in the coffin to fractional reserve currency and the fiat system that has cemented US superpower status, but who knows what else the PTB will pull from their (surely nearly empty) bag of tricks?  War on U.S. soil first? Yet so many American people still think the pendulem will swing back the other way, as it “always does”.  No!   No it will not!  Those days are “gone like yesterday!” Our military power and infrastructure is gutted. The last two national elections were majorly tampered with, lawlessness prevails at the highest levels, and the “salt and light” is a tiny remnant restraining this burgeoning tsunami-level tide of evil. Violence is rampant globally. The “seas are roaring” (citizens protesting) and nature is groaning. It simply cannot hold together much longer.

“She’s bdrrreeking up, Sco-ie!”

I think this veritable crime syndicate within the church itself is an important over-looked indicator that nobody in the watchman community is talking about. That in itself, is probably a bad sign, don’t you think? After all, we are the generation under whose watch it has taken place. I don’t know about you, but even as I have mourned the state of the world and the state of the church, I have realized so much of my life, the enemy has worked hard at bombarding me with things specifically calculated to get my eyes off of the Lord, to try and prevent me from being salt and light.  He is a formidible enemy, tireless in his efforts starting the very first moment any of us is exposed to the truth of the Gospel. I am so thankful for the mercy and grace of God, and salvation through the shed blood of Jesus.

Yes, I pray daily that I, and my loved ones, and neighbors will be counted worthy to escape all these things that are coming. More and more lately, I pray for more courage to speak Jesus to people, and even face persecution that may come right here in America if the rapture isn’t soon, that I will not ever shame my Savior. I believe we are leaving soon, but things are happening so fast, and as 2022 ends, and we enter 2023, it is increasingly unlikely that any semblence of status quo can continue to be sustained. In such uncertainty and instability, my prayer continues to be, Lord prepare us for the days ahead. Until He comes!

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