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The Contemporary Christian Music Scene Is Imploding As Artist After Artist Is Renouncing Faith In Jesus Christ To Follow The New Age ‘Universal Christ’

Grammy-winning vocalist Kevin Max, from Christian band DC Talk revealed over the weekend that he considers himself to be an ‘exvangelical’ who follows the ‘universal christ’.

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Grammy-winning vocalist Kevin Max, a member of the popular Christian band DC Talk who has released music in multiple genres, revealed over the weekend that he considers himself to be an ‘exvangelical’ who follows the ‘universal christ’.

I have been a musician since the age of 9 years old, a songwriter and performing artist for many years in addition to working as an actor in Hollywood before getting saved in 1991. You would think that someone with my background in the performing arts would be a natural fit in the Contemporary Christian Music scene, but you would be wrong. From the moment I got saved, the songs that resonated with my born again spirit were the old hymns like ‘Blessed Assurance’, ‘Saved By The Blood’, and countless others that sing of Jesus Christ. Contemporary Christian Music sings not of Jesus Christ, but the ‘universal christ’ of the New Age.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16 (KJB)

In 2021, as the spirit of Antichrist continues to rise over a lost and fallen world, the pretend christians of CCM are revealing their true colors. DC Talk is a band I never liked from the moment I saw the Eye of Horus on their album cover for ‘Jesus Freak’. No Jesus there, just freaks. Now DC Talk band member Kevin Max has come out as an ‘exvangelical’, and wants the world to meet the Universal Christ of the New Age. You might know this ‘universal christ’ by another name, Satan.

Now, lest you think I am being overly harsh in my assessment, please review the following:

If you are hooked up with with the Contemporary Christian Music scene, attend a Laodicean megachurch, or listen to anyone who sings about a ‘universal christ’, you need to run from that junk and repent of it immediately. If not, you just may wind up as an ‘exvangelical’ who is ‘deconstructing’ your faith Jesus Christ.

DC Talk’s Kevin Max says he’s an ‘exvangelical’: ‘Deconstructing’ and ‘progressing’

FROM THE CHRISTIAN POST: “Hello, my name is Kevin Max & I’m an #exvangelical,” he tweeted Saturday, sparking a large response from many of his Christian followers. Some praised the musician’s post claiming they were also exvangelicals, a term that has been used commonly in recent years to describe individuals who no longer identify as evangelicals. Others on social media stated they had never heard the term, which has been associated with progressive Christians who have left evangelical Christianity due to theological or political reasons in recent years.

In response to a social media user who said Max no longer believed in Jesus, the “Jesus Freak” singer quipped, “Nope, didn’t say that, read text carefully.” In another post, Max clarified that he still follows “the Universal Christ.”

“I have no idea how many peoples blogs or podcasts are using that announcement for further division, but I’m here for The Grace,” he assured. The musician added further detail on his Twitter thread.

“For all those people using my post as plug & play for your own hot take or personal discourse, I offer the lyrics to an upcoming song off of my new band @AstronautsSad album ‘Adult Fears’ titled: ‘It’s okay’…. I’m sorry for being obtuse or difficult but it’s a process… love.”

The lyrics to the song read:

“It’s ok to be estranged

From everything that you were taught

And it’s ok

To unpack all the hopeless baggage that you bought

I know the sun it never shines

In the same place twice

And I know that life is better

With a trusted vice

But you will change

When you cave

To the universal Christ….

(Whistle)

And it’s ok for you to lose

The shame from all the churches abuse

And it’s ok

For them to see

You don’t believe in man’s inerrancy

I know the sun it never shines

in the place you hide

I know you think its better

Shrouded in secrets and lies

But you’ll change

When you embrace

The glowing universal Christ….

This year marked the first time since the Gallup organization started tracking data that fewer than 50% of Americans belong to a church or religious organization.

BreakPointreported that some of the people leaving the church are joining a growing demographic known as the “nones.” Religious “nones” consist of people who reject all religious affiliation, and some of these people are also known as exvangelicals. The overall movement is called “deconstruction,” meaning deconstructing one’s faith and leaving the church. Many who are “deconstructing” have spoken out about their experiences getting hurt by people inside the Church. Others have cited their rejection of biblical teaching on sexuality as the reason they are disassociating.

Max has made a living as a vocalist in bands that promote the Christian message, such as DC Talk alongside bandmates TobyMac and Michael Tait. He also sang for Audio Adrenaline. Max has been speaking out for some time about his resistance to a particular version of Christianity. In an interview in December with Decent Christian Talk podcast, Max explained where he is on his journey in deconstructing.

“I like to call it deconstruction, reconstruction,” he said. “Any person that’s really changing every day, which we do, you’re going to deconstruct or you’re going to reconstruct. So it’s a combination of both of those things,” he said. “I’ve been deconstructing for decades. I’ve always been progressing, as you can say, and then sometimes I regress. But I think where I’m at right now is I’ve really gone on a journey to find out what I truly believe in by reading a lot, thinking a lot, keeping my eyes and ears open.”

The musician has always been vocal about his thoughts online. While his comments online have been met with resistance, Max said he’s always been “a believer.”

“But I’m questioning a lot of things, and I’ve got more questions than answers,” he said. His beliefs are also reflected in his music. READ MORE

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When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 15,860+ people on our daily mailing list gave $4.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 150,000+ followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 300% of our goal. The same goes for our 15,900 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

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As The Summer Heat Turns Up, NTEB Is Supplying Homeless Shelter And Rescue Mission Ministries With Free King James Bibles Thanks To You

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Yesterday’s trip to Knox Area Rescue Ministries went very well! Lots of tracts given out, many King James Bibles and backpacks given, along with snacks and water.

An email we received yesterday reads “On behalf of CPR Missions, and with the support of Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church in Sweetwater, TN, we have placed several KJV Bibles into the hands of new converts and Christians in need of God’s words, primarily among the homeless population around Knox Area Rescue Ministries in Knoxville, Tennessee.” In a world obsessed with Machine Gun Kelly and the latest Tik Tok video, that doesn’t mean much, but up in Heaven that type of “news update” gets the angels shouting praises. Guess what? You helped us to place those Bible there, and a whole lot more.

“Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.” Acts 8:4 (KJB)

Another email we got from Iowa said “our faith-based community residential treatment center had asked for Bibles during several of our prayer sessions and none were  forthcoming. I was hoping you could help God answer a prayer for Bibles for this group, and you did. The cases of King James Bibles arrived on Monday. All in great condition. UPS managed to deliver them safely.  I will take them to the prayer group at LIFECHANGERS Outreach on Thursday morning. Thanks so much and to the Fight indeed.”  Who sent them all those Bibles? You did.

The NTEB Bible Believers Bookstore is one year and one month old, and it is wonderfully becoming exactly what I prayed the Lord it would be. It’s not so much of a bookstore as it is a gospel lighthouse, and through it is conducted activity that will be reviewed at the Judgment Seat of Christ! On that day when the Lord Jesus Christ asks “who sacrificed to send out all those copies of my word?”, I will point to each and every one of you and say, “they did, Lord, they did”. (I really thought I could type those words without crying, but I couldn’t). What we are all engaged in is Heaven’s idea of a “super bowl’, where the final score will reverberate throughout all eternity. But it is late in the 4th quarter, and The Referee is about to call time. TO THE FIGHT!!!

Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

This weekend in America we will observe and celebrate July 4th, with time off from work, backyard bbq’s, trips to the lakes and oceans, with all the usual fanfare. On that day in America, right around 8,295 people will spend their last day on this earth. When you get to the Judgment Seat, Jesus won’t ask you anything about how many hot dogs you are on July 4th, but I imagine He will be quite interested in what you did to reach any of those 8,295 souls with the gospel before they died. Here at NTEB, our Free Bible and Gospel Tract Program is reaching out to those people, the forgotten people, the “least of these” with the gospel by supplying free King James Bibles to the ministres who bring them to the streets.

We are only able to do this because you pray for this ministry and you financially support the work we are doing. The free Bibles, the gospel billboards, and the bookstore are all possible because you give us the resources to make it possible. Please pray about supporting this most important work of getting the gospel out while time remains. Thank you so very much.

Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 15,860+ people on our daily mailing list gave $4.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 150,000+ followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 300% of our goal. The same goes for our 15,900 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

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“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

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The World Moves One Step Closer To WWIII As United States Announces Permanent Base In Poland And NATO Invites Finland And Sweden To Join Them

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America will deploy thousands more troops to Europe along with fighters, air defences and ships, Joe Biden announced today, as NATO reinforces its eastern flank in a new Iron Curtain to protect the continent from Russia, moving closer to World War 3.

Either Putin is insane or he is waging a near perfect plan to pull the United States and NATO into World War 3, only time will tell, I suppose. If he’s insane, it doesn’t really matter, he’ll crumble and be swept away eventually. But if he’s not crazy, if this half-heartedly fought war that Russia has now with Ukraine is nothing more than bait, the United States and NATO just bit.

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.” Isaiah 45:15 (KJB)

On one hand, a new military base in Poland, neighbor to Ukraine, sounds like a great idea, but it’s not really. What it does is create a new ‘Iron Curtain’ that all but ensures World War 3 will arrive sooner rather than later. From a Bible prophecy perspective it’s a good thing, but from the perspective of the people who are about to be thrust into this war, it’s not so great. So far Putin is crazy, but he’s crazy like a fox.

US will sent thousands more troops to Europe along with fighter jets and ships to help defend against Russia

FROM THE DAILY MAIL UK: Joe Biden, speaking at a NATO summit in Madrid today, announced the creation of a new base for the US Fifth Army Corps in Poland – the first permanent American base in the country – along with 3,000 extra soldiers to be sent to Romania and ‘enhanced’ troop rotations for the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Two more squadrons of F-35 fighters will be deployed to the UK, Biden added, along with additional air defence systems for Germany and Italy, and another two destroyers which will be stationed at Rota Naval Station in Spain, bringing the total to six.

Meanwhile NATO formally invited Finland and Sweden to join the alliance after Turkey dropped its opposition, and announced it will boost troops on its eastern flank by almost 4,000 compared to March this year. It comes after alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg yesterday announced NATO’s high-alert force – troops which are not deployed but can be quickly sent into battle in the event of war – is being increased from 40,000 to 300,000.

Moscow reacted with fury to the news, saying NATO expansion will be ‘destabilising’ for Europe.

‘We consider the expansion of the North Atlantic alliance to be a purely destabilising factor in international affairs. It does not add security either to those who are expanding it, those joining it, or to other countries that perceive the alliance as a threat,’ Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

The original ‘Iron Curtain’ was a phrase coined by Winston Churchill to describe the way Soviet Union and allied eastern European states sealed off contact with the West after the Second World War.  NATO was founded in 1949 to deter a Soviet invasion of Western Europe, with most of the alliance’s troops based in West Germany after it joined in 1955. Now many of NATO’s forces are moving into the former-Soviet East European states to deter new aggression by Putin’s Russia. READ MORE

NATO is set to put a force of 300,000 troops on high alert in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. NBC News’ Keir Simmons reports from the organization’s summit in Madrid.

President Joe Biden helped broker a deal that will allow Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance, the most significant expansion in nearly 20 years.

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When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 15,860+ people on our daily mailing list gave $4.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 150,000+ followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 300% of our goal. The same goes for our 15,900 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

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SELAH PETRA: They Call It The ‘DEFEND Act’, And It’s A 10-Nation Confederacy In The Middle East To Protect Israel From A Nuclear Attack From Iran

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Are you ready for a 10-Nation Confederacy in the Middle East centered around Israel? You better be, because that’s what is being proposed right now and it’s based on the Abraham Accords and involves Selah Petra. Awake yet?

The Times of Israel reports that “The White House on Tuesday announced the dates for US President Joe Biden’s highly anticipated first trip to the Middle East, which will include stops in Israel, the West Bank and Saudi Arabia from July 13 to July 16.” What will the United States be there to do? Glad you asked.

“They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:” Psalm 83 (KJB)

Biden’s visit to Israel will  “focus on the Jewish state’s “increasing integration into the region through the Abraham Accords — normalization agreements Jerusalem signed with the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco — through the strengthening of Israel’s ties with Israel and Egypt and through the creation of a new forum established by the Biden administration that includes the US, the UAE, Israel and India — the I2U2.”

So what are we talking about here? Only a 10-nation confederacy, 9 Arab nations and Israel, based on the Abraham Accords, all coming together to create a Middle East NATO-style organization that puts you smack dab in the middle of the book of Daniel, that’s all. Who’s the first Arab nation willing to join? Jordan. What is Jordan called in Bible? Edom and Moab. What’s in Edom and Moab? Why, it’s Selah Petra. Now do you see how close we really are? The 9 Arab nations are Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Iraq and Jordan, add Israel and that brings you to 10. Hmm, I wonder what Mohamed bin Zayed and Emmanuel Macron think of all this progress? I imagine we will be finding out that answer soon and very soon.

US bill seeks Israeli security cooperation with Arab states against Iran

FROM THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: The Biden administration could soon facilitate cooperation between Israel and several Arab states on integrating air and missile defenses to counter Iran’s threats in the region, under bipartisan legislation unveiled in the US Congress. The proposal would see Israel collaborate with states it doesn’t have diplomatic ties with — Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar — as well as Egypt, Jordan, the UAE and Bahrain.

Members of the Abraham Accords Caucus in the House and Senate introduce the so-called DEFEND Act, defined as “a joint effort by Congress to develop a strategy for Abraham Accords and other countries to combat Iranian aggression threatening peace and security in the Middle East. READ MORE

King Of Jordan And Selah Petra Willing To Join DEFEND Act 10-Nation Confederacy

Jordan’s King Abdullah II says he would be “one of the first people that would endorse a Middle East NATO,” but the vision of such an alliance must be very clear.

Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 15,860+ people on our daily mailing list gave $4.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 150,000+ followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 300% of our goal. The same goes for our 15,900 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJB)

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