Upon occasion I come across something that is amazingly insightful. Upon occasion it just so happens that I wrote the amazingly insightful thing. I think my Anti-Itch Meditation for church this last week was one of those occasions.
I am following Lewis Sperry Chafer’s Systematic Theology and he is talking about the things that accompany salvation, what all we get with Christ. He made two points, which I elaborate on in the second part of the article.
1) You cannot expect the unbeliever to live up to the believer’s standard. Unbelievers wouldn’t understand it nor have the spiritual power to do it.
2) Positional truths are not felt. You do not feel justified, sanctified or redeemed, you believe it on faith.
However, the Church has gotten busy acting on the exact opposite of these two statements.
1) The Church is trying to use government to legislate morality.
2) The Church is teaching “believers” to experience God through senses rather than faith.
This leads to my conclusion, tying in both concepts in one blistering statement.
When the antichrist appears he will do two main things–tie in government with religion and impress people with signs and wonders. Aint it amazing that the Church, the institution created by God and entrusted with His Word, is doing more to facilitate the antichrist’s designs than the world is? Highly ironic and quite frankly, it makes me sick.