Monday, March 2, 2009
Bible Missing from Nazarene Logo?
Have you noticed? Can you see the shift into apostasy of our beloved Church of the Nazarene? Have you noticed that the Almighty BIBLE is no longer the ultimate authority in our denomination?
Sadly, it is true. You can even see it in the changing way the logo is being used in the Church of the Nazarene. Here is what the logo has been for years, The Bible in the center, with a dove and flame facing it and honoring the Word of God. Also, the logo contained the words"Holiness onto the Lord". It is important to remember that without the Bible there can be no real holiness.
But lately the church of the Nazarene has been removing the Bible from its logo showing us the true nature of where our tradition is headed- strait into heresy and apostasy. Just look at the official website of the Church of the Nazarene and you will see the dove, the fire, but NO BIBLE in their logo. I think this is an intentional covert act to subliminally communicate that the BIBLE is no longer important; a sign that they are embracing the post-modern lie that the Bible is no longer relevant. Something dark and demonic is behind this as the Devil is reshaping what our denomination has always been about- BIBLICAL HOLINESS. How can the Devil do this and have a foot hold on the leaders of our denomination? Because they are no longer protected because they have left the safety of being under the authority of the Almighty BIBLE.
Don't you think for a minute that this is not a big deal! The salvation of the millions of people the Church of the Nazarene reaches is at stake as a false gospel is now being preached in many of our churches with the endorsement of Nazarene Headquarters and Nazarene Colleges. And don't think for a second that that it is just a coincidence that the Emergent Nazarene's use a similar logo, also without the Bible, but with an "emergent" leaf in the dove's mouth. It is not an accident that our leadership in the denomination and our educational institutions have made a deal with the devil as they partner with the NEW AGE High Priests of Brian McLaren, Tony Jones, Rob Bell, Shane Claiborne, Tony Campello and Rick Warren!!!
And the Church of the Nazarene has its own list of apostate, emergent, leaders- like James Diggs and his friends on the Emergent Nazarene site. These guys say things about how true religion is about helping the poor and never, ever, ever, tell people how they need to submit to the authority of the Bible and God's plan to get into heaven and not go to hell when they die. If they really cared about the poor they would abandon all that social gospel heresy and get out on the streets and lead these homeless individuals in the sinner’s prayer according to the BIBLE. Giving them food will only help people in the moment but giving them the spiritual food of God's Word, the BIBLE, that gives Life, will save them from hell forever. If the followers of the Emergent church read their Bible's they would know that.
So it is no wonder that these Emergent Nazarene's don't use the Bible in their version of Nazarene logo either; they do not submit to the authority of the BIBLE. And what is that leaf in they put in the dove's mouth? I believe the leaf is likely a reference to pot and drugs, as the relativistic mindset of their post-modern views make smoking weed acceptable. Don't believe me? These Emergent Nazarene's may not even know it themselves, but the Devil is working in those who have abandoned the sure footing of the almighty BIBLE, and because of this they will find themselves on the slippery slope that is likely to lead to such reprobate activity like drug use. I am sure that even if the Emergent Nazarene’s did not intend this leaf to be a reference to drugs, that the Devil working in them probably did. I may be wrong about this one, but it seems very suspicious to me. What else could a leaf in a doves mouth mean? Also, did you notice how their background is black, the color of darkness; I don't believe this is a coincidence either.
Anyway, it is hard to keep up with the many ways those who do not build their lives on the solid Rock of the Bible can stumble and be lead astray. That is why it is so shocking that the Church of the Nazarene would abandon the Bible as they have abandoned it in their logo. I still have not given up hope though for our denomination. There are still many Pastors and laypeople in our denomination who believe in the Bible. That is why I would like to encourage us Biblical Nazarenes to only use the logo with the Bible in it.
Thinking about this logo though, I may have an even better idea. As I have suggested in other posts, as well as my brethren Tim Wirth, and Manny Silva the church of the Nazarene needs reform. Maybe in this reformation the Church of the Nazarene should adopt a logo that honors God’s Word. Maybe we need a logo that tells us what is truly important- the BIBLE. Thinking about the old logo, even the one with the BIBLE in it, I can’t help to wonder why we have two symbols for the Holy Spirit. The logo has both a dove and fire, but we don’t need two symbols of the spirit because there is only ONE Spirit; just like there is only ONE God, ONE Jesus, and ONE inerrant, absolute Truth of the BIBLE. So I made a new logo that has just one symbol for the Holy Spirit as it comes from and works through the only source we have for reliable Truth in this world; the BIBLE. The BIBLE is central in this new logo as it is central for assuring a true faith that can keep us out of hell. I also added the word “biblical” in front of the phrase “Holiness unto the Lord”, because true holiness is Biblical Holiness.
Charles F. Dobson