Anything But Unaware: Part Two
By Cynthia Nuara
Satan deceived the first two people to walk the
Now, 7 billion people later, he’s
deceived much of the world.
Members of most mainline Protestant
churches are either unaware or proud of how
they became liberally unbiblical, beginning
150 years ago.
Those who were aware finally took a
stand and formed the National Association of
Evangelicals in the 1940s.
Now the devil is getting a
stranglehold on them as well.
As far as the Roman Catholic Church
goes, I’m saving that one till last for a
“For there are certain men crept in unawares, who
were before of old ordained to this
condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace
of our God into lasciviousness, and denying
the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ”
THE SLIPPERY SLOPE
Eric Barger provides a very good explanation on his
website of what happened then and what’s
Are Evangelicals Heading?
The following is from page 182 of
The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey.
Published 45 years ago, it tells us
what to expect from the churches in the end
of days before Christ’s return.
If, after reading the excerpt, some
are still unaware of its amazingly accuracy,
hopefully they will realize it by the end of
“In the institutional church, composed of
professing Christians who are in many cases
not Christian, look for many things to
With increasing frequency the
leadership of the denominations will be
captured by those who completely reject the
historic truths of the Bible and deny
doctrines which, according to Christ
Himself, are crucial to believe in order to
be a Christian.
In some of the largest Protestant
denominations this has already taken place.
The few remaining institutions which
are not yet dominated by the disbelievers
will go downhill in the same manner.
There will be unprecedented mergers of
denominations into religious conglomerates.
This will occur for two reasons:
First, most denominations were formed
because of deep convictions about certain
As more of these truths are discarded
as irrelevant because of unbelief in
biblical authority, there will be no reason
to be divided.
Unity is certainly important to have, but never,
according to the teachers (who are) of
Christ, at the expense of the crucial truths
Secondly, as ministers depart from
the truths of the Bible, they lose the
authority and power that it has to meet real
human needs, and as many ministers are not
truly born spiritually themselves and are
consequently without the illumination of
God’s spirit, they no longer will be able to
hold their present congregations, much less
So they will resort to ‘social action
gimmicks,’ super-organization, and elaborate
programs as a substitute.’”
--- Hal Lindsey,
Late Great Planet Earth, 1970.
PERVERT TO CONVERT
I’d like to provide you with one example of a
“gimmick” used today to attract and retain
young church members.
These types of lures and others that
are unbiblical are occurring in other
churches too, but I wouldn’t have expected
the following from Southern Baptists:
At Cross Church, which is the church of Ronnie
Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist
Convention (SBC), the youth pastor danced
with his girlfriend to a vulgar song in
front of the kids.
The couple had a dance routine down
pat, so obviously they listened to the song
at least a few times, enough to be aware of
the words to it.
The video was on the Cross Church facebook page
until the “stuff hit the fan,” after which
it was taken down.
You can view this worldly video at
Cultural Filth at Ronnie Floyd’s Cross
The words to the song are provided in
the accompanying article.
The son of the teaching pastor/president of The
Cross Church School of Ministry defended the
video by posting this angry remark: “Your
legalistic garbage is sickening to any
half-way decent Christian.
If you don’t like the music or
dancing, that’s fine, but claiming that it’s
a sin IS a sin in it of itself.”
(I assume he meant to say
View the post at PulpitandPen.org,
More Downgrade at Floyd’s Cross Church.
Let’s look in God’s word: “Do you not know that
friendship with the world is enmity with
God” (James 4:4).
“So whoever knows the right thing to
do and fails to do it, for him it is sin”
But let’s not stop at that one; the same site
pointed out another one.
Floyd’s Cross Church Does the Harlem Shake.
Be sure to read the article with the
video to see just who started the dance
craze in which these youth members at Cross
Church are participating, along with their
Paul explained the importance of having godly
leaders in his epistle to Timothy (1 Timothy
3:1-13), after which he said, “I hope to
come to you shortly; but if I am delayed, I
write so that you may know how you ought to
conduct yourself in the house of God, which
is the church of the living God, the pillar
and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy
That aside, what should we expect from this SBC
Let’s see; he endorses Word of Faith
preacher, Robert Morris, and says he listens
to him regularly.
Is that really a cause for pause?
The following excerpt is from GotQuestions.org,
Word of Faith Movement Biblical?
“The Word of Faith movement is deceiving countless
people, causing them to grasp after a way of
life and faith that is not biblical.
At its core it is the same lie Satan
has been telling since the Garden: “You
shall be as God” (Genesis 3:5).
those who buy into the Word of Faith
movement are still listening to him.
Our hope is in the Lord, not in our own words, not
even in our own faith (Psalm 33:20-22).
faith comes from God in the first place
(Ephesians 2:8; Hebrews 12:2) and is
something we create for ourselves.
be wary of the Word of Faith movement and
any church that aligns itself with Word of
Faith teachings.” --- GotQuestions.org
Okay, what else?
The following is an excerpt from a
June 10, 2014 article on the Apprising
Ministries website titled
Floyd, New Southern Baptist Convention
election of Ronnie Floyd, and the decision
to bring in sinful ecumenicist and Purpose
Driven Pope Rick Warren as Keynote Speaker
for the SBC’s 2014 Pastor’s Convention,
would appear to me to signal that the SBC
may also be heading into a more Seeker
Driven (man-centered, not God-centered) and
ecumenical (as in false unity) direction as
The definition of the word
ignorant is: unaware.
However, there are just times when
ignorant seems to fit better.
With that said, Rick Warren, pastor of one of
today’s mega-churches in America (of the
Emergent Church Movement), made the
following ignorant statement at the 2005 Pew
Forum on Religion biannual Faith Angle
“Now the word
fundamentalist actually comes from a
document in the 1920s called the Five
Fundamentals of the Faith.
it is a very legalistic, narrow view of
Christianity; and when I say there are very
few fundamentalists, I mean in the sense
that they are all actually called
fundamentalist churches, and those would be
quite small. There are no large ones…that
group is shrinking more and more and more.”
Just what are the five fundamentals of faith Warren
is saying are “too narrow?”
They are the deity of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the virgin birth, the blood
atonement, the bodily resurrection, and the
inerrancy of the scriptures.
I guess Rick doesn’t think God knows best.
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is
wide and the way is broad that leads to
destruction, and there are many who enter
For the gate is small and the way is
narrow that leads to life, and there are few
who find it” (Matthew 17:13-14).
The Bible warns us that in the last days men will
“have the appearance of godliness, but deny
We’re told, “From such turn away!” (2
Also, 2 Timothy 3:13 tells us these
“impostors will grow worse and worse,
deceiving and being deceived.”
Warren called for all religions to come together
and focus on things like “stopping wars,
healing the sick and feeding the hungry.”
That’s the “social action gimmick.”
What about focusing on salvation in Christ Jesus?
Unity at the cost of throwing away
the fundamentals of the Christian faith is
not true unity at all, but a false unity
that does not save one’s soul.
This is not God-centered theology;
it’s man-centered theology.
THE CREEPING CRISLAM
Rick Warren has been criticized for embracing
Crislam (the idea that Muslims and
Christians worship the same God).
However, he’s not the only one who
To see just how far it has crept,
Is Your Church Embracing Crislam? by
Geri Ungurean at NowTheEndBegins.com.
You may be surprised.
Christian Leaders Continue to Endorse
Chrislam at ProphecyWatch.com.
GIVE ME YOUR MONEY, HONEY
Let’s not leave out those prosperity preachers, the
televangelists that espouse the
They live in lavish compounds costing
many millions of dollars with money they
took from gullible people, most of whom can
least afford it.
They twist God’s word, and they have
no shame in doing so.
1 Timothy 6:5 tells us these are “men of depraved
mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose
that godliness is a means of gain.”
See also 1 Timothy 3:3, 6:9-11; Luke
12:15; Matthew 6:19.
Hebrews 13:5 tells us: “Keep your life free from
love of money, and be content with what you
have, for He has said, ‘I will never leave
you nor forsake you.’”
IS THERE HOPE IN THE POPE?
The road to Rome is paved with Protestants these
On James Robison’s program, Beth
Moore said God had spoken to her that we
were to have unity with Rome.
Robison looked into the camera and
said, “Pope Francis, I see Jesus in you.”
Rick Warren called the pope “our” new pope and
said, “If you love the pope, you’ll love
He is doing everything right. You
see, people will listen to what we say if
they like what they see.”
Okay. That’s the ticket, huh?
Tell them what they want to hear and
you’ll have them.
Now what does that remind me of?
“For the time will come when they
will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting
to have their ears tickled, they will
accumulate for themselves teachers in
accordance to their own desires” (2 Timothy
Remember when Francis called for Catholics and
Charismatics to spiritually unite a year
The “we are gods” Kenneth Copeland of
give me your money and make me filthy rich
gospel, praised the pontificating pope
and said, “Heaven is thrilled over this.”
Francis’ friend, the late Episcopal
Bishop Tony Palmer, said, “Brothers and
sisters, Luther’s protest is over. Is
A lot of Protestants seem to have forgotten why the
Reformation occurred in the first place.
Many died horrible deaths to get the
Bible into the hands of the people so they
could read biblical truth instead of a
perversion of the gospel.
Pope Francis said, "God is good to me; he has
bestowed on me a healthy dose of
I just do what I have to do.
From the start I said to myself,
'Jorge, don´t change, just keep on being
yourself, because to change at your age
would be to make a fool of yourself.'"
Let me tell you, this pope is anything but unaware!
He knows exactly what he’s doing.
Even conservative Catholics are up in
arms over his radical statements, but he
lets complaints go in one ear and out the
other as though he never heard them.
He just continues to move ahead with
The Jesuit motto is to be all things
to all people in order to achieve the goal.
What is this goal?
It’s to unite all Christian churches
and other religions under the Rome dome.
Catholic conservatives, upset with the direction
that Francis is leading their church, are
wondering whether there may have been a
secret plot to elect him, questioning the
legitimacy of his papacy.
If true, he would be considered an
anti-pope. I can’t help but wonder about the
supposed supernatural sign that Cardinal
Schönborn claimed to have occurred in the
conclave, “of which he cannot speak,” that
resulted in Francis being elected pope.
The pope has pandered to atheists, gays, Muslims,
evolutionists, space alien believers -- and
in his latest remarks, animal lovers.
Yes, we’d ALL like for our pets to be
in heaven with us.
The Bible does mention Jesus and his
saints coming to Earth riding white horses
(saints as in true believers in Christ, not
specific RCC venerated ones). However, the
Bible is not specific about pets in heaven,
though God does tell us we will receive
wondrous rewards (1 Corinthians 2:9).
My point is: What better way for the pope to lead
everyone back to captivity under the papacy
than to placate them?
Torturous murders didn’t do the trick
awhile back, so Rome has come up with a
I’m sure you’ve all heard the
expression “You catch more flies with
He even seems to be trying to placate ISIS with his
remark that the door should always be open
to negotiate with them.
There is no negotiating with ISIS!
They’re determined to follow the
religion of Islam to the letter and massacre
just the way their god, Allah, and their
prophet, Mohammed, order them to do in the
Some are now wondering openly if the pope has taken
leave of his senses.
His senses are sharp --- as keen as
the blade of a guillotine.
The ones he does criticize are the fundamentalist
and evangelical Christians, because they
“stick too close to the Bible” and spread
the gospel, hoping to convert the lost to
Christianity, which Francis calls
In his video message, urging a reconciliation
between Catholics and Charismatic
Protestants, Francis spoke about Joseph’s
brothers going to Egypt due to lack of food.
What he was inferring was that
Protestants are like Joseph’s brothers
wandering the wilderness, trying to find
their way to what will save them, which is
the Roman Catholic Church, the one they call
“the only true church” and “The Mother
I’ve already pointed out many errors in the RCC
belief system in a few articles, the main
Ides of March Part III: A Mystery Nevermore, so I’ll not repeat them
But, suffice it to say, there is no
way we can have any kind of unity with the
Roman Catholic Church due to these serious
In The Hal Lindsey report titled
Unity At Any Cost, which aired on Dec.5 and Dec.12 of 2014, he
pointed out that he’s been
looking for one great prophetic
sign to begin to develop fast, and that is
the coming together of all the various
religions called Christian, but a false form
of it under one leader, specifically the
We see this happening, and “that is a
sign that we are right at the door before
Christ removes His ambassadors in what we
call the Rapture.”
He said, “There are two factors going here.
The antichrist comes and he
resurrects the old Roman Empire
politically, but the great harlot is the
one who resurrects from what has been a
latent form of the coming empire in the
“They are seven kings (or kingdoms); five have
fallen; one is, the other has not come; and
when he comes he must remain a little while”
Hal pointed out these kingdoms with false religions
that were spawned by Babylon over seven
The first five which had already
fallen in John’s time were (1) Egypt (2)
Assyria (3) Babylon (4) Media-Persia (5)
Greece (6) “One is”--- that was Rome which
ruled in John’s time. (7) “And the other has
not yet come.”
Hal explained that number seven “is going to be the
resurrection of political and spiritual Rome
again…The political empire ceased to exist
at the end of the fourth century A.D.
But it still remained in a secret
He went on to say, “Now, what religion is that?
The Roman Empire out of Rome
continued to exist as a
religiously-controlled empire; and
religiously for centuries it controlled the
western world.’” --- Hal Lindsey Report,
Unity At Any Cost: Pt.1 & 2.
TAKE A LOOK:
IT’S IN GOD’S BOOK
The Bible is filled with plenty of warnings and
examples of Satan’s deceptions.
We are to search the Scriptures to
see if what we’re being taught is the truth,
not the doctrines of men (2 Timothy 3:14-17;
Acts 17:11 and Matthew 15:9; 1 John 4:1; 1
Jesus did not
say that the Scriptures also
include the Word of God.
He said they
the Word of God.
“Now He said to them, ‘These are My
words which I spoke to you while I was still
with you, that all things which are written
about Me in the Law of Moses and the
Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.’
Then He opened their minds to understand the
Scriptures’” (Luke 24:44-45).
Unfortunately, many aren’t interested in reading
the Bible. Therefore, they’re in danger of
wolves that have invaded the flock, who come
in sheep’s clothing and with flattering
words to draw them away (Acts 20:29-30).
Any church that has its own book it refers to other
than the Bible, that adds to or takes away
from the Bible, or that rejects any portion
of the Bible is a false church and is an
abomination to God.
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times
some will depart from the faith by devoting
themselves to deceitful spirits and
teachings of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1).
HEED THE CALL OR TAKE THE FALL
The apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 2:11
that “we are not ignorant of Satan’s
Luke said in Acts 17:30, “The times
of ignorance God overlooked, but now He
commands all people everywhere to repent.”
The “Mother of Harlots” unitized false church,
prophesied in the Book of Revelation, is
coming together at warp speed right in front
of our eyes.
The signs foretold in the Scriptures
are literally screaming at us, yet there
aren't even enough pastors in the churches
preaching the truth of the Scriptures, which
includes Bible prophecy.
Jesus’ coming for his Bride, followed by the
Tribulation, is right at the door.
We must take up the slack and be the
watchmen on the walls who plead with urgency
on Christ’s behalf!
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God
making his appeal through us.
We implore you on behalf of Christ,
be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20).
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing you may discern what is the
will of God, what is good and acceptable and
perfect" (Romans 12:2).
God urges mankind to accept the truth throughout
the Scriptures. It’s only when they reject
Him and His gospel message that He gives
them over to their sinful ways.
“Just as they have chosen their own ways, and their
soul delights in their abominations,
so will I choose their delusions, and bring their
fears on them; because, when I called, no
one answered; when I spoke they did not
hear” (Isaiah 66:3-4).
True believers in Christ hear and are watching and
listening for a certain sound…
“I hear the sound of a mighty rushing wind
And it's closer now than it's ever been
I can almost hear the trumpet as Gabriel sounds the
And at the midnight cry we'll be going home…
You can hear this beautiful song,
The Midnight Cry, in its entirety at:
(My articles are @raptureready.com)
OTHER SOURCES/GOOD READS
a Church Be Seeker Sensitive?
Is The Emerging / Emergent Church Movement?
The Pope, Evangelicals & a Push Toward
Religious Unity. With Eric Barger of
Take a Stand Ministries
Warren, Roman Catholic Mystics and Pope
Rick Warren's Comments on Roman Catholicism
To Copeland: Catholics And Charismatics Must