The days are more dark and dangerous than they have ever been.
The spiritual landscape of Christendom in the West is bleak. For too long the gospel has been perverted, the law of God trampled and despised, and the Word of God prostituted. As a result, an overwhelming spirit of apostasy has been sweeping away countless evangelicals by way of godless ideologies, insatiable entertainment, and lawlessness. Hirelings and false converts have overrun the vast majority of conservative, evangelical churches. Evangelicalism is on sinking sand, having departed from Reformation Protestantism to the degree that the two are antithetical.
Fueled by holy jealousy and devotion to the honor and glory of God, we must recognize and flee from the pervasive godlessness and worldliness that has overrun evangelicalism, and return to the ancient paths laid down by the Reformers and Puritans, anchoring ourselves to the historic, orthodox Christian faith—or we too will be swept away.
May God be pleased to open your eyes and keep you in His Son, preserved from the wrath to come.
Read the following grim words of the late pastor L.R. Shelton, who died in 2003. How much worse have things become since then—and in such a short span of time!
My heart is heavy because of the spiritual darkness of our day and the unconcern for holiness and righteous living that is so manifested among so-called Christians. … Never were there so many millions of nominal Christians on earth as there are today. Never was there such a small percentage of true believers. Not since before the days of the great reformation has Christendom been so crowded with those who have a form of godliness, but who are strangers to its transforming power. I seriously doubt whether there has ever been a time in history of this Christian era when there were such multitudes of deceived souls within and without the churches who verily believe that all is well with their soul, when in fact, the wrath of God abideth on them. … Surely there is more light today upon the Word of God than there has ever been … but there is less life in Christ than ever before. There are more professions today than there have ever been, but less sanctification of life. Seemingly everybody seems to be "born again"; but where are the fruits of the new birth? … Where is the Christ-like life?—those to whom the Lord Jesus Christ is precious and a living reality?