Spiritual Blindness


by Mike Ratliff

1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. Ephesians 2:1-3 (NASB) 

Not that long ago whenever I learned of a pastor or other “church leader” going off the rails morally I would be shocked as did most other believers I know. However, now, it seems that some things have changed. I read this article this morning and was not really that surprised at all. Of course, I was disgusted and wondered at the leadership of that church and the members of it that they would put up with such unchristian behavior. It is unquestioned that just as the Church in Europe has lost its way because of these things the very same thing is happening in the United States at an accelerating rate. The Church is apostatizing and it seems that many within who are standing firm against it are some who are attempting to cause division with attacks rooted in self-righteousness fueled by conspiracy theories such as King James Onlyism. Continue reading