This sort of fake Christianity is extremely dangerous, both to the individual that hides comfortingly within it, and to a country that is deceived by blindly embracing it. “Christianity” that lacks any true relationship with Christ is a salve that covers a wound but does not heal it. It might look okay, but spiritual disease festers beneath the surface. God in His infinite wisdom foresaw this time in history and warned us that people would be deceived into accepting this opiate of false Christianity: “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power”(2 Timothy 3:1-5).
What a dismal picture. But the Bible is painfully honest. Notice the sobering concept found at the last part of those verses. There is no potency in a “form of godliness” that actually denies the real source of power that is only promised to true followers of Christ. No power to save. No power to forgive your fellow man. No power to obtain peace. No power to change the things in our lives that we know down deep need to be changed. Simply, no power whatsoever. Thankfully the answer to the dilemma is simple for those who truly want to follow Christ”
– François de La Rochefoucauld