Many true believers are confused by the things they see happening in the church. Everything seems to be changing, and most changes are not for the better. Most evangelicals have seen changes in the worship and conduct of the Church over the last few decades. In many churches rock bands have replaced the organ, and most of the modern worship songs are repetitive and doctrinally shallow. T-shirts and jeans become common place in church, even among the leaders. Light hearted fun, with jokes and applause, has replaced reverence as the tone becomes increasingly casual. These changes are such that many evangelicals have difficulty in finding a church in which they can worship. The subversion of the evangelical faith is an issue that Christians need to understand. The embedded video, entitled Subversion of Evangelicalism, explains the changes that have taken place in the visible church.
We see the compromise of the New Evangelicals, the folly of the Church Growth Movement, the false teachings of Rick Warren and his PEACE Plan, the amazing growth of New Calvinism and the comtemporary worship scene. We conclude that Jonathan Edwards was right to warn that the greatest danger facing the true faith is counterfeit church, designed for unbelievers.
You can learn more about Pastor John Piper, Dr Tim Keller and Pastor Mark Driscoll in the book, The New Calvinists (2014), published by The Wakeman Trust and Belmont House Publishing. The book is available from The Metropolitan Tabernacle bookshop or from Amazon More on John Piper and his Christian Hedonism at The Real John Piper website