Pastor Carter Conlon of Times Square Church, New York, preached a sermon back in 2001 which has proved to be very prophetic. In the sermon he clearly outlined the lies and evil teachings transcending many Churches at the moment. He has encouraged all his hearers to avoid Churches where ministers preach false gospels (or, as Paul called them “no gospels at all”) .
In running away from these Churches maybe you should be doing the same. If you are in this situation try to find a church where Christ is foremost, the true unchanging gospel is being preached and the Bible is closely followed and put into action.
Apostasy in most Churches has now come to the point, in Australia led by Hillsong and others, that entertainment has become the central, unmentioned focus used in worship services. Their focus is not the depths of the Word, despite their protestations, but light, short, “interesting” messages and professionally produced nightclub-style effects and so-called music.
I believe the time has come for true believers to get out of those churches and join like-minded Christians in either house Churches or faithful fellowships in order to save their own souls from perdition, to put it bluntly.
A summary of the message is below, and the full text of the message is at:
Pastor Conlon said:
“Run from gospels that focus only on success and prosperity. Run!
Run from those who use the name of Christ only for personal gain. Run from those that are picking your pocket in the name of Jesus. Run!
Run from gospels that only focus on self improvement. Run!
Run from churches where men and not Christ are glorified. Run!
Run Body of Christ, Run! Get out! Don’t touch the unclean thing.
Run from churches in America and Canada where there is no Bible. There’s no cross in the theology. There’s no soul-searching word. There’s no repentance from sin. There’s no mention of the blood of Jesus. Run! It’s unclean. Run!
Run from churches where you’re comfortable in your sins. If you come into the house of God and you’ve got sin in your life and you’re not convicted of it, you’re at a table of devils.
Run from pulpits that are filled with political men, who are using the pulpit of God for a personal political agenda. Run!
Run from those who preach division between races and cultures. Run!
Run! Get out! Turn it off! Get away from it!
They know nothing of God.
Run from ungodly spasmodic movements and aimless empty prophesying. Beloved Church, run for your life!
Run from preachers that stand and tell stories and jokes. Run like you’ve never run before!”