Monday, February 15, 2010

Redefining Truth for Mans' Changing Ideals

Deception has long been used as an instrument of the enemy. Just as a spider weaves its web and attaches itself to everything imaginable; so has the enemy woven his evil ways into every aspect of life. The unfortunate thing is that some of us will be devoured by it and others will be unwilling to change when they learn they are involved; so then the deception continues without eradicating it.

In this particular case, Satan has long used his schemes to cleverly deceive good-meaning Christians in churches by redefining his unchanging truth for mans’ changing ideals. He is transforming the Church for his world and for his purposes - which also includes a political agenda. Some are led to believe that liberal politicians lead the march with a more compassionate message concerning social issues.  This point of view is shared by the Christian left, and has been within the Church for nearly a century. What many don’t seem to realize is the origin of some of the messages.

One of the leading proponents of the Social Gospel was Rev. Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918), who was considered the “Father of the Social Gospel,” and  “the greatest single influence on the life and thought of the American Church in the last 50 years.” His books, written in earnest, drew wide support. He felt religion could change the social structure of a society and assist in defeating social injustice. It didn’t seem to bother Christians to know that Rev. Rauschebusch admittedly embraced socialism.  He saw socialism as the goal, with religion serving as a vehicle toward that goal.[1]

 This contrasts with the Christian right who believes Christian ministries should focus on the redemptive message of the cross of Christ. Where the water gets muddy is when the liberal Church fails to attach the Gospel message with their community projects. Therefore, some view their work as “Marxism in Christian clothing.” Many on the left feel that the public they serve will be won to Christ by their works, and not necessarily by their words. When unbelievers go to these churches, they are met by a watered-down seeker-friendly message. The problem with this is that the listener doesn’t grasp the Gospel, and they never have the full life-changing, born again experience. [2]
 Many of the liberal churches belong to the National Council of Churches.  It is interesting to note that the NCC needed to change its name several times due to their hip-deep involvement in Communist activity. The NCC is known for left-wing advocacy, especially around issues of race, feminism, homosexual issues, global warming, immigration, support for Communist dictators and left-wing revolutionary movements in the Third World. The NCC is the United States wing of the World Council of Churches and a key part of the Ecumenical (Interfaith) Movement.[3] [4]

 If you are a member of a congregation that is an NCC member, your undesignated tithes and offering are helping to create the one-world religion and further the plot to destroy Christianity. I urge you to check the NCC website to see which denominations are supporting them, and then steer clear of them. I also urge you to do your own research to verify my claims.
“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 14-12)

From the current issue of the Kindred Spirits Journal #49