Apostasy appears slyly at first,
Disguised as tolerance,
Disguised as a broader gospel,
An advance of faith.
It wears a smile
And waits awhile,
Mixing subtle lies
With loads of truth.
Then, once it's grown,
It shows its truer self,
But the truth about Jesus.
A hungry lion in the nursery,
A rattlesnake in the baby's crib.
A poison pill in the bottle of medicine.
If you let it grow,
You'll be left with
A hollow faith, rejecting the real Jesus.
Confident in lies, abandoning Truth.
You'll have religion without redemption,
Spirituality without the Spirit,
Songs without salvation,
Respectability with eternal death.
Wake up! Repent!
The Lord commands you to obey.
Return to him with fiery zeal.
Kill the lies before they kill you.
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
--2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV