I do not have a degree in Biblical studies, but can regognise twisted scripture. What I have been learning about churches grieves my spirit, and so I believe that is enough to say many have fallen away, and some never were.. A Florida church has lost its tax-exempt status, for using the guise of “church” to run an adult club. Operating a seven-day-a-week party called Amnesia, charging a $20 donation at the door. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. There are many who would say I shouldn’t judge.. So I will ask for the liberty to call it righteous anger.. These are not His sheep!
Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Matthew 7:21
In Virginia,there is the Naked Church, were all the members sit and listen to the naked pastor preach.This is not the same as “being naked before the Lord”!
At the Hooters Church all the members eat, drink, and be merry. when the pastor was questioned about the ethics of this practice, he replied “there is a three beer limit”.. He is encouraging self-control..
And the ” Song of Solomon Church” where the pastor arranges all his teachings around one book in the Bible, and sexuality.. the sermons, and instructions are all aimed at better sex in your marriage. They are teaching a good marriage is about unbridled sex. It attracts many listeners, but I feel God would want your marriage bed to be kept in secret.
And we have the “Swingers Church” where willing members meet, and before the sermon, they watch pornographic videos and swap wives.. Do they realize the church of satan holds the same activities? When asked “how can you do this” the pastor replied, “we are not under the law, we are under grace”!
This grieves the Holy Spirit..
Hyper-grace teaches that all sin, including future sins, have already been forgiven, so there is no need for a believer to ever confess it. They also believe the teaching of Christ and the Commandments, were only meant for the Jews, and we are under a new covenant. John 14:15-31 tells a believer that if we love Him.. we will not take His teachings lightly.. I have never read a word in the Bible that voids the Commandments while the earth remains. To teach a congregation that we do not have any sin to confess is very dangerous, in fact we are told to examine our hearts in Matthew 15:8. Grace IS found in Christ Jesus, but it is not for us to use in unlimited supply.. we can not live as the world, and still be white as snow. Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?.. Pastors who live by hyper-grace say that they do not encourage immorality by church members, that by teaching the abundant grace of Christ, people will not desire to sin. When they are confronted by other Christians, they sharply defend their beliefs, calling others legalistic, or bigots. but we are instructed in 1 Corinthians 5:12-13, to judge the teaching of others if it does not line up with scripture.
Should we pluck the sawdust out of our brothers eye.. or let him go blind? well- Matthew 7, tells us we all have issues.. but we are to examine ourselves, and repent of our sins. Grace then makes it possible for us to restore our relationship with Jesus Christ when we go to Him with a broken and contrite spirit.. When a brother has fallen and needs restoration, His grace makes it all possible. The law was made to show the people what God considered to be unlawful.. Jesus Christ came into the world to show us we can not keep the law in our flesh.. that we need His grace to continually renew our hearts and minds toward Him, our flesh likes to take the wide road, because the narrow gate takes a daily effort.. If you sit in a congregation that is teaching not to condemn yourself for taking part in worldly pleasures.. it would serve you well to go to the Bible, and search the scriptures, read what Jesus has said to the seven churches, and their conduct in Revelation 2-3. Hate is a strong word, but Jesus said he hated the Nicolaitans, they mingled themselves in the practice of pagan religions, joining in orgies and wild feasts, and taught that these pleasures were under “grace”.We can not take the chance of claiming Jesus and being lukewarm.. Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for He that began a good work in you is faithful to complete it.. For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life,comes not from the Father but from the world.
 Naked Church