Much of the world is awaking, emerging from spiritual slumber and, with help from the Spirit, extricating itself from worldly quagmire. While I avoid more sensationalist views (and productions), preferring to seek and hear from the humble and the lowly, the times call for an occasional embrace of more polished productions.
While the Antichrist, a persona I consider equivalent to the Old Testament King of the North, is yet to be revealed, the False Prophet—yes, there are many False Prophets and Antichrists—of the Book of Revelation persists in parading, for eyes to see, many years now.
I believe the Church must show love and understanding to all—the Bible calls that mercy—but that should not be confused with acquiescence to, support for, or the embracing of ways of life that directly and perpetually controvert the Word of God. For instance, some of the language used in this video is less than exemplary. But I am willing to suffer such smaller indiscretion (for now) for the sake of spreading the Good News and in the hope of saving even one.
The understanding of faith and works is often misconstrued. We are not so much saved or justified by works. Faith alone saves, but faith—by its very nature—brings good works. Salvation is based on Romans 10:9.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
By confessing AND believing Jesus is Lord and that god raised Him from the Dead, you are saved. But the faith that brings salvation, also brings (good) works as fruits of the Spirit. Salvation is based on Jesus. Reward is based on works.
It is heartening to see more mainstream productions now calling it for what it is, referring to it by its rightful biblical name. But lest we get haughty and supercilious, before we begin to boast, realise that most Protestant churches fare little better. So much so that the same Book of Revelation—the Revelation of Jesus Christ, mind you, given to him by God:
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John.Revelation 1:1 (KJV)
—opens by rebuke of the Churches of Asia. Our present-day churches reverberate the ills of those seven churches. Let us then reconsider our own ways, to come with appropriate humility before the Lord.