Close Your Church for Good; Chap 1, Sec 2.
Previously, I suggested that a church may exist in your community which may not appear “Satanic,” but nevertheless has ‘Satanic” origins. I asked what you would think about such a church.
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The shocking truth is that such churches do indeed exist in most of our communities. We don’t realize they are there because such churches are not blatantly Satanic. They are not hidden from sight, and many of us may drive by such a church every day on our way to work or when we pick up the children from school. Many of us have friends who go to such churches. Some of us even attend one. The church I described above may be your church.
No, I don’t believe that Christian churches are actually worshipping Satan when they sing about Jesus, pray to Him, or teach the Scriptures. And no, this is not another book which condemns the Catholic Church as the Great Whore, or the Seeker Sensitive Church for compromising the Gospel, or the Emergent Church for succumbing to postmodernism. I am not condemning any denomination or particular way of doing church as “Satanic.” My concern is much more basic than that and focuses not on a form of church, but on the institution of “church” itself.
I believe that nearly every church in America, no matter which denomination, no matter how large or how small, has adopted certain values, practices, and goals which do not follow the way of Jesus, but the way of Satan.