Exposing the false religion of the Great Awakening | Opinion News
In twisting the path of Christian revelation, most false religions follow the same five steps.
It begins with (1) a false prophet who then writes or uses, (2) a false authority to then proclaim, (3) a false god, (4) a false savior and, (5) a false salvation.
For example, Mormonism has (1) Joseph Smith delivering (2) the Book of Mormon, which proclaims that (3) the god of our world was a man and (4) “another Jesus” (2 Cor. 11: 4) who “attained divinity”That others can accomplish and finally (5) a plan of salvation which said “One of the most fallacious doctrines created by Satan and advanced by man is that man is saved alone by the grace of God, that belief in Jesus Christ alone is all that is necessary for salvation. ”
Choose your poison, that is, your false religion, and you will see the same pattern. This includes the religion disseminated today through what many call “the Great Awakening”.
Another head of the same hydra
Great Awakening was a period of deep Christian religious interest that began in the early mid-1700s in New England and spread to all of the American colonies. Jonathan Edwards is widely recognized as the foremost theologian of Revival, while George Whitefield is considered its greatest evangelist.
To understand the Great Alarm clock today, we have to go back much further than the 1700s to understand its anti-God roots and how it got to where it is now. In short, he is simply another leader of the false religious hydra, humanism.
The prophets of humanism date back to the Greek philosopher Protagoras (c. 481 – 411 BC). mantra: “Man is the measure of all things, of those that are, of those that are not that they are not.” On this statement, Bertrand Russell agnostic and skeptical with apprehension said, “This is interpreted to mean that each man is the measure of all things, and that when men differ, there is no objective truth by virtue of which one is right and the other wrong. “
If that statement doesn’t flash your hazard lights, I don’t know what will.
Protagoras laid the foundation upon which other atheists gradually built during the Renaissance and Enlightenment (14th-19th centuries) by more firmly elevating humanity to the center of reality. Because humanism has no Creator, no creation, and therefore no God-given absolutes, it naturally depends on constantly evolving human political machines to carry out its gospel. This, of course, has disaster written all over it.
Why? Because humanism pushes for “freedom” but, as Russell points out, it has no consensus or any way to contain it. The natural result is chaos and lawlessness because people exercise their freedom excessively, and therefore the conclusion always ends in authoritarianism and slavery under state / political rule.
There is no better example than the French Revolution of 1789, which formally gave birth to the left movement and was influenced by the humanist prophets Voltaire and Rousseau. The freedom he pursued was characterized by the pursuit of absolute power and secularism. It included an energetic, mob-led dechristianization campaign that based its ethics on pragmatism and ever-changing good and evil. Its natural result was something that made the worst of modern slasher movies feel tamed.
The humanistic thought of the French Revolution was then brought to the shores of America and popularized by other false secular prophets like John Dewey (1859-1952). His marching orders for the contemporary humanist movement can be found in his book A common faith, where he said: “Let’s take it [humanism] and make it the militant religion of public schools… Here are all the elements of a religious faith that is not confined to sect, class or race. Such faith has always been implicitly the common faith of mankind. It remains to make it explicit and militant.
Note that Dewey rightly qualifies humanism as a “religious faith,” recognized by the IRS.
The Church of the Awakened
The Great Awakening in America is just another attempt at humanism to overthrow God, his established human authorities (for example, the “defund the police” movements) and implement his false gospel, which is deceptively marketed in the Humanist Manifesto II: “We can control our environment, overcome poverty, dramatically reduce disease, extend our lifespan, significantly alter our behavior, alter the course of human evolution and cultural development, unlock vast new powers and provide humanity has an unparalleled opportunity to achieve an abundant and meaningful life.
What differs in the Great Awakening approach to this illusory end goal from past attempts is the focus used to garner sympathy and gain followers. Never forget that sympathy is a powerful weapon in the devil’s arsenal.
Niall Ferguson, Scottish author and Hoover Institution historian, described how this sympathy is produced and used to spread the gospel of humanism at the Great Awakening: “People on the left didn’t really want to have a conversation about economics, because they lost their arguments in the 1980s; they had really failed to defend socialism successfully. The conclusion was that there was more money to be made, or more power to be gained by exploiting identity politics and emphasizing cultural, racial, and gender differences.
He then goes on to state, “Wokeism is actually a religion… We are not just dealing with the decline of traditional religion, but much worse, the rise of new false religions, political religions, and one thing that is coming out very clearly. The twentieth century is that when people take their religious feelings and apply them to political ideologies, terrible things can happen. “
Funny, isn’t it, that the same people who cry out the loudest for the separation of traditional Church and State are the same who merge their Church and State in the Great Awakening to rule. on the so-called less enlightened (ie “awake”)?
Call him “A religion without grace”, pastor Voddie Baucham portrayed the false faith of wokeism as being “filled with notions of original sin and atonement” and having “its own theology and its own theological terminology.” It has its own saints, its own priests, it has its own rituals. But, as Baucham says, it is a failed faith compared to true salvation: “So it is a religion, but as a religion it offers no hope. There is no ultimate redemption in anti-racism. You just have to do the anti-racism work for the rest of your life and hope you never get off the line, because if you do, then you go back to zero.
Ask how true a statement is for anyone who has sinned against the awakened church and tried to apologize. They encounter the same reaction Judas received from the Pharisees when he tried to return his 30 pieces of silver in repentance: “What does this do to us? (Matthew 27: 4).
Candace Owens highlights the reason for this attitude when she written, “The idea is to keep us forever angry. The idea, of course, is perpetual revolution.
Thus, we see that the Great Awakening has (1) its many false prophets who, (2) have their works collectivized in various manifestos, who (3) declare mankind a god; a god who also doubles as (4) a false savior who (5) works for an unfinished salvation that is devoid of any ultimate forgiveness or redemption.
How different is the true gospel of God which offers real change for the sinful human condition and “seventy times seven” grace (Mat. 18:22) for all who call on the name of the Lord.
And how striking is the difference between the two fruits produced by humanism and Christianity. From the first come the terrible acts presented every day on social networks, which are also listed in Gal. 5: 19-21 – “sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, witchcraft, enmity, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies and things like that. “
But the fruit of Christianity? “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, kindness, fidelity, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law ”(Gal. 5: 22-23).
Sadly, the 20th century, filled with its humanistic practices and devoid of the Spirit, instead produced the worst atrocities recorded in human history. Sadly, it appears that the Great Awakening followers are not learning from the mistakes of their humanist predecessor.
Robin Schumacher is an accomplished software executive and Christian apologist who has written extensively, written and contributed to several Christian books, appeared in nationally broadcast radio programs, and presented at apologetic events. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, a master’s degree in Christian apologetics and a doctorate. in the New Testament. His latest book is, Confident Faith: Winning People to Christ with Apostle Paul’s Apologetics.