Is it sincere or for publicity?

Many of you more than likely have heard about the Asbury revival. Lots of discussion and debate as surrounded this gathering for the past two weeks. After hearing a quick take from someone on this matter, I decided to pursue it myself and check their facts. What I found makes sense and may shock some of you.

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

2 Timothy 4:2-4

We know that this world is dark and corrupted. After all, satan rules this world (John 14:30, 2 Corinthians 4:4). Those in the world will not listen to the Truth of the gospel of Jesus (1 John 4:1-6).

“Any revival led by the Spirit of truth will begin with the preaching of the gospel. There must be a focus on the truth about Jesus. But the spirit of error always seeks to distort or minimize Christ. Go back and listen to the sermon that was credited with starting the revival, there was no clear presentation of the gospel. No one speaking by the Spirit of God, will ever diminish Christ in any way.”

Victor Sholar from Cripple Gate

This gathering at Asbury University was not a true revival. Yes, it may have been a glorious worship experience, but that is all it was: an experience. This experience, which lasted for about two weeks, was discredited by the approval of heretical teacher Todd Bentley. The Holy Spirit may have moved some people, but I will not go so far as to say this was a revival. Instead, it was an ecumenical movement that helped Asbury University’s publicity. Even the preacher who taught the initial sermon claims it wasn’t a revival.

Another thing I found interesting was the feedback I discovered from the LGBTQ+ community regarding this experience:

Still, progressive Christians like Tim Whitaker at The New Evangelicals have essentially endorsed the “revival” after his visits to the chapel this week. Moreover, he says LGBTQ students at the school told him the university protects them from “conversion therapy”. According to Whitaker, the LGBTQ students who were “worshipping” at the chapel also say they’re especially hopeful the “revival” will create (progressive) change at the school.

The Gospel was not preached. The teachings of the Bible are not honored at this college. People flock to “feel something”. There is no doubt that some of the people who attended were blessed by this experience, but the gathering was not a revival. Instead, it is a movement to further the progressive gospel of Christianity. This movement was purely emotional and we should be aware of searching for an experience or an emotional relationship with Christ. This gathering was called for what it is by a progressive movement:

The New Evangelicals is a woke movement that claims to be inclusive and to help heal those who are injured by the evangelical church. They also are “an openly liberal, anti-conservative, and anti-Christian organization. Its pro-gay, pro-abortion, and pro-feminist stance opposes biblical values and standards of morality. In short, it’s the very embodiment of the woke church” (Dissenter).

Be aware of this college and all those who professed this to be a legitimate revival. We do not live in a post-Christian culture; we live in an anti-Christian culture. This gathering was a highly ecumenical event. Yes, there should be unity in the body of Christ, but the Bible must be expounded on and preached from. We must gather under the banner of the truth of Jesus as taught in His Word, not under the banner of false love that the world advertises.

Jesus is with us in our adversity but beware of the “He Gets Us” mumbo jumbo. (Post to come on this soon 😉 ) Don’t forget that satan masquerades as an angel of light. He knows how to deceive. Be prepared to decipher truth from half-truth and fiction.

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