Postmodernism, the “Coming Apostasy”?

Interesting article titled “The Coming Apostasy” by Greg Stier, President and Founder of Dare2Share.

He bases the article on a text from 1 Timothy 4,

But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron… (verses 1 and 2)

Stier thinks that “we are beginning to see the firstfruits of the coming apostasy that Jesus promised and Paul predicted would mark the end of days. To be honest I think we are seeing it more within the church than outside it. Here are some reasons I think the Great Day (of Christ’s return) may be on it’s way and the bad days of apostasy may be closing in on us”

He gives 6 reasons why he believes this, and here they are:

  1. A growing emphasis on quasi or full on universalism.
  2. A tendency to de-emphasize, question or outright attack core theological truths.
  3. An overemphasis on “the red letters” of the Bible.
  4. An increasing skepticism toward certainty about anything.
  5. An overwhelming focus on conversations rather than conclusions.
  6. A redefining of the gospel without propositions.

It seems like he’s critiquing the postmodernism that is seen in some Christian circles, do you agree with his reasoning?

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