Our generation is characterised by people who spend their lifetime shuttling between churches looking for “signs”.
One writer described them as people who are attracted by the show but missing out on the substance. Salvation is usually the last thing on their minds; their energy is concentrated on signs and the material.
With the way news spreads in the modern era, it is easy for those who produce the “signs” to gather gullible disciples in the blink of an eye as it were. There are broadly two categories of sign seekers; those who are driven by despair and those who set out for adventure but end up with delusions about themselves and their situation.
The modern world is replete with material problems and when people feel helpless as a result, they are easily lured by the supernatural.
They seek some miraculous escape from modern day problems such as lack of financial and material resources and ill-health induced by modern diets.
Lying in wait for such people are modern day sorcerers in church apparel hiding behind the Gospel of Christ—the devils in church robes.
The modern day Simon the Sorcerer dupes people with lying signs and wonders.
Acts 8:9-11 describes how those who sought signs were wooed by Simon the sorcerer:
“Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, ‘This man is the divine power known as the Great Power.’ They followed him because he had amazed them with his magic.”
Today, churches that show signs are sprouting on a daily basis and the weak in mind flock to them, thirsty for signs to sooth their ailing psyches.
Sign seekers will never admit that they lack belief in God.
They say they are believers and take pride in following men and women who are the modern day sorcerers.