1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with various sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. 2 Timothy 3:1-9
The apostasy within the visible church is manifest for all to see. The rush by various denominations to embrace the sin of homosexuality as “normal” and then go even further to promote the wicked attack upon marriage by accepting homosexual “marriage” is an abomination before our holy God. Recently, the Presbyterian Church (USA) has joined with other “denominations” making a stand for homosexuality. As this apostasy grows and spreads we will witness more and more denominations and churches joining in with this heresy and so proving their wicked betrayal of Christ and His Word. Most of those denominations that have already affirmed homosexuality as normal were already deviant from the biblical standard in their beliefs and practices. Then too, despite what many denominations and churches profess in their doctrinal statements, most do not believe the Bible to be the holy, preserved, infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of God. This can be proven when by their actions they deny our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. 16 They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work. Titus 1:15-16
We can expect to see this mass capitulation to wicked workers grow as this disease of apostasy spreads throughout the visible church which claims to be the body of Christ. For those that haven’t caved to the homosexual agenda where is the indignation and fervent cries for fasting and prayer to stop this heresy from going mainstream? Are they afraid of the persecution that will come when they make a public godly stand against perversion? We can expect nothing but the spread of chaos and rebellion within or churches and throughout our society setting up an environment that is not conducive to the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:12-13
1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4
As the called of Christ we should turn away from any church, parachurch organization, or denomination that has not proclaimed an unequivocal stand against the homosexual agenda being driven by unbelievers within the visible church. Be aware of what is going on throughout the visible church in your own country. If you see a softening taking place within the leadership of any denomination or church be assured they will surrender to this evil agenda driven by the lost. If the religious organization is considering a move in this direction, then know that it was already corrupt to begin with, and you should have left years ago.
3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, 4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, 5 useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself. 1 Timothy 6:3-5