A recent article (which I will not link here) proclaimed the salacious news that a Christian woman is stripping online (and getting rich in the process) because that is what God wants her to do. She claims to have a personal relationship with Jesus, but without the baggage of thousands of years of man-made doctrine. And, she claims, whenever she asks God about stripping naked online, He always gives her the same answer: yes!
This is the just latest example of a disturbing trend that has been growing in recent years, a trend in which you can claim to have a relationship with Jesus and speak of your great love for God without that relationship making any tangible impact on your life.
Back in 2013, in an article in Ministry Today titled, “The Tragic Fruit of a Compromised Gospel,” I referenced:
- A senior editor of one of the nation’s leading Christian publications who spoke with regret about “the long-standing evangelical myth that there should be something different about the Christian.”
- A glamorous spokeswoman for conservative Christian values who explained that, “I am a Christian, and I am a model. Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos.”
- A well-known rapper who claimed a conversion to Christianity and stated, “I love God, Jesus Christ is my savior and I’m still out here thuggin’.” He has been baptized, attends church regularly and says, “I still love the strip club,