Renewal

The Great Turning Away

Not long ago a friend on the east coast went through a major moral failure. After much prayer and sharing, I sent an email to him sharing my best advice on righting his personal life.

Because he was not a believer, I decided to appeal through a popular concept that contained sound biblical principles. That teaching is called “Confronting the Brutal Facts.”

We need that same truth today to face what might be the most consequential development of our lives.

History may one day call it “The Great Turning Away.”

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Political Deception

I recently wrote that the number one problem facing humanity in the 21st century is widespread spiritual deception–affecting billions of people.

That sea of deception is rising. It emanates from the unseen demonic world–ensnaring unsuspecting people in lies that ultimately hurt them and nations.

Spiritual deception produces another insidious form of deceit.

Political deception. It’s also growing.

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Spiritual Deception

Some years ago I read an article in which George Verwer, the founder of Operation Mobilization, was asked a critical question: “What is the greatest NEED in the world today?”

Verwer replied: “Spiritual revival in the church.”

In the next two articles I’d like to flip that query around and ask a second question for those of us who live in the 21st century: “What is the greatest PROBLEM in the world today?”

Spiritual deception–and its temperature is rising.

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