How does apostasy look like?
Every Christian has a massive spiritual wall that shields them in. The demonic forces on a daily basis without fail are constantly bombarding that wall of protection. That wall is our faith in Christ.
Full blown apostasy occurs when a person is in the truth but hasn’t fully placed their trust in Jesus Christ yet and ends up falling away for some reason. Those are seen in the parable of Jesus in regards to the seeds that fell along the path which is found in Matthew 13. All the plants except for one didn’t produce any fruit and ended up dying. Fruits are the evidence of the Holy Spirit residing in a person and no fruit shows that the Holy Spirit never made His home in them.
Another category of apostasy which I call momentary apostasy occurs to a truly born again believer who gets deceived for lack of studying the scripture but eventually the Holy Spirit brings him or her back to the truth through repentance by convicting the individual of their erroneous beliefs. We see this in 2 Chronicles 33:1-17 and a warning to study God’s Word so a Christian won’t be deceived in Ephesians 4:11-14.
In today’s time, we are witnessing full blown apostasy as countless of churches are accepting homosexuality as being right in God’s eyes. These churches have abandoned the truth and taking with them their members.
For an example of this apostasy, click on the link: “Church of England Overwhelmingly Votes to ‘Welcome and Affirm’ Transgenders”
Another serious apostate is Eugene Peterson who was the creator of “The Message” (a paraphrase Bible translation). Click on the link: “False ‘Message Bible’ Creator Changes Mind on Homosexuality, Says He Would Officiate ‘Gay Wedding’
If you have, I say this loosely, the “Bible” called “The Message” get rid of it and stop reading from it because an apostate wrote without the aid of the Holy Spirit. Folks, by reading “The Message” you are intaking poison.
No matter what Christians, cling to God’s righteousness and don’t flinch from God’s Word for even a second. Satan wants to take you away from holy scripture. Don’t listen to him but hold on to the Word of God. It’s not worth it.