" Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools," Romans 1:22
It's not often that I read something that really gives me a charge but after reading the article Hipster Faith, I couldn't help but comment. What I said is written below although not all got posted because of the 1000 characters limit.
"It is apparent from this article how far the "church" has moved from the Word of God. America is falling and many are too blind to see why. But the fault lies in the church and its backslidden ways! We have become so proud as a people that we can't even admit we're wrong. I'm just going to say it like it is: This whole thing is disgusting and a stanch in God's nostrils. When someone is saved, they repent which means change from their old ways. No wonder Paul said the following: "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;" 2 Thessalonians 3:1-4 KJV It is evident that we are truly in the Laodicean era and fit the description that Jesus gave of them found in Revelation 3:17, "Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:" These are blind to their own condition and others are rooting them on as the blind leading the blind. WAKE UP! Judgment will come to America then what will this "Hipster Faith" do them! All those who serve Christ in holiness and truth, be encouraged. You may think you're the only ones as Elijah thought, but you are not! Lift up your heads for your redemption cometh nigh!" Just to give you a little taste of this "new Hipster Christianity," it starts out like this. You can read the rest, if you can stand to read all of it. I couldn't.
Here's a riddle: A young man walks into a building. From the outside, it looks like a nondescript, run-down, abandoned warehouse. Inside he finds mood lighting, music with throbbing bass, and young people wearing skinny jeans and superfluous scarves. A bar off to the side offers drinks of some sort, and a frenetically lit stage is shrouded in fog. Jumbo screens display what appear to be music videos. Everywhere people text on their iPhones.
A young woman with a nose ring and a vaguely Middle Eastern tattoo comes up andintroduces herself. She makes awkward (but refreshingly earnest) small talk about her passion for community gardens and food co-ops. She asks him if he has heard Arcade Fire's new album, and compliments him on his bushy beard and lumberjack look. Beards like that are cool, she says. Eventually she asks him for his contact information.
Question: Is the man in a bar? Or is he in a church?
It could go either way." Well, you guessed it, they were talking about a church!! Is this not the new ecumenical church that will be alive and well in the tribulation period as nothing has any relevance but all will have their own little view of God. They've cast off the traditional church and the Word of God and suddenly, after 2000 years, they think they have a better way.
My friends, this trend is deeply entrenched in the church world, especially in America. They are not even "on the same page" as the true Bible believing Christian and many who are standing for the true faith will become more discouraged as they see their family and loved ones fall off into this cultic like "christianity" - small "c" for that one please. It's time to get back to the basics of the Word of God. The sad part of it is, these people think that they are right with God and OK but they are blind to their own condition. One may say, "you're judging." Call it what you will but I'm inspecting fruit. They'll brag about a few good deeds done but big deal! A good community service organization does that, so what makes them any different? Folks, don't get caught up in this mess but stay in the Bible and keep the faith! We are in the last days and it is apparent that we watch for his appearing! Romans 8:9 says, " But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his." Also, remember: " If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." Galatians 5:25