Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Beware The "Social Justice" Trap

When there is so much evil being thrown at us and dangerous overt (as well as covert) actions oppressing our nation by this current insane government, it is often difficult to focus on just one of the many subjects that need our attention. I hope that readers here took the time and effort to view Glenn Beck's show yesterday. The email newsletter said:


Glenn has repeatedly said to watch the other hand. What has that other hand been up to lately on health care? Glenn has the amazing exclusive tonight. Don't miss it at 5pm on The Fox News Channel.


If you didn't watch the show, then you will continue to be ignorant about the America-killing scam that is Obama/Reid/Pelosi HELLcare. There is NO WAY that what was revealed by Glenn on his show (and at the Big Government.com blog) is purely coincidental. The FACT that the "plan" being pushed on an unwilling public was written by a lefty lunatic derelict in prison should awaken any, and all who are not in a stupor or under the influence of the ObamaBORG Kool-Aid. The "health care scam" being pushed by Obama, Pelosi and Reid is just another example and extension of the Alinsky's rules for radicals manual.

Here is a recap link that will give you a good idea about what Glenn revealed yesterday.

Better yet, view the clips:

Clip 1

Clip 2

Clip 3

While posting at other blogs, I often see the Obots ranting about racism and hatred. Most do not bother to address the issue(s) at hand. They just continue to attack the messenger(s) of the truth.

Here at this blog, I have received some quite nasty comments. Sometimes I post them - just to prove that they exist. But when someone comes along and has no point but to disparage, why should I subject my readers to his/her drivel?

The criticisms against me are often directed at my faith of Christianity. I get the "a Christian would never say that," or, "what would Jesus think about you being so racist towards Obama," or, when I point out how homosexual activists are ruining the minds of children, I get the "you are full of hate" mantra.

Let me ask readers here a question. What does the following mean?


"We . . . that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves." C.H. Spurgeon


During Glenn's show, he mentioned that many churches are now being infected with "the social justice" mantra. It was number 8 on the list.

Here's a summary about it:

Again, they've enlisted Andy Stern and SEIU to mobilize their arm-twisting effort, as well as convincing rabbis and pastors to preach the health reform gospel from the pulpit. Ask yourself this question: In the last six months, have you heard this message come from your pastor, priest or rabbi? If so, point number 8 has been achieved. I have been on major church Web sites. I couldn't believe what I was seeing: Within three clicks you are at HCAN!


An extreme example of the social justice trap would be Jeremiah Wright's church in Chicago. We all can recall the recorded rantings of Obama's former co-called "pastor." I have to put that title in quotes because I know of not one single pastor (who genuinely follows Jesus Christ, studies God's Word, and preaches the Gospel) who would EVER utter such vile words and spew such terrible and unbiblical rhetoric the way that Wright did for 20 years to his congregation.

There are those who are much less extreme, but also use the "social justice" mentality to skew (or eliminate) the need for mankind to acknowledge his/her sins, confess and repent of them at the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ, and ask Christ into their lives as Savior and Lord.

The sanctification process following conversion to Christ continues throughout one's lifetime here on this earth. It requires discipline, prayer, adhering to Christ's commands (e.g. If you love Me, keep my commandments), reading, studying and applying God's Word, sharing the Gospel "in season and out of season" and listening to the leading of the Holy Spirit of God as He guides you unto all truth.

As I have stated many times at this blog, before one can know the Good News of Christ's Gospel, we must all face the bad news of our sinful condition. Otherwise, how can we be restored to God if we don't repent of our sins? It is impossible!

The following portion of a C.H. Spurgeon devotional explains further:


Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.--Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently.


Did you notice the terms "unfeigned love" in that second paragraph? It means genuine love. Genuine love tells the truth about what is needed to save our souls from death. How do we do that? By "converteth the sinner from the error of his way" and thus "purify[ing] our souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit."

We are told to "bear ye one another's burdens." That means having a heart for the unsaved, even though they may revile you in the process of your sharing the Gospel with them. We cannot convert - God alone does that - we can only share the Gospel Truth with sinners about their sin [which we all are guilty of without Christ's sacrificial death on the cross...which is the only way we can be forgiven for our sins] and continue to pray that they will let Him into their hearts to save them.

All must answer Jesus' question: "Who do you say that I am?"

I have found that social justice advocates often label biblically-based Christian believers as "hateful," "unchristian," "unloving," and not "like Christ." Don't be fooled (or moved in the wrong direction) by this rhetoric. It is designed to take away the focus of their own sin problem and hurl it onto those who are attempting to witness the true Gospel of Christ to them!

Spurgeon:


Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.


We ought to be humble. As that 1970's song lyric tells us, our bodies are nothing but "dust in the wind." Yet, many people today unfortunately pay much more attention to their finite and dying physical bodies than to their eternal souls!

Being "clothed with humility" is the way God "resisteth the proud." Jesus' ministry on earth was the perfect example of this. Despite all the good and miracles that Jesus did, there were still "proud" people who rejected him. Recall how he was hated, spat upon, called names, reviled, mocked, whipped, and ultimately crucified by those who did "not know what they were doing?" Jesus is willing to forgive anyone - if they will humbly come to the cross of salvation and repent!

I will now conclude this post with last evening's devotional. I pray that it speaks to your heart as much as it spoke to mine when I first read it.


Daily Light on the Daily Path Devotional
Tuesday December 8, 2009
http://bible.christiansunite.com/devotionals.shtml


Evening

The dust return to the earth as it was.

It is sown in corruption; . . . it is sown in dishonour; . . . it is sown in
weakness; it is raised in power: it is sown a natural body.--The first man [is] of the earth, earthy.

Dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.--One dieth in his full
strength, being wholly at ease and quiet. . . . And another dieth in the
bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure. They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

My flesh . . . shall rest in hope.--[Though] after my skin [worms] destroy this [body], yet in my flesh shall I see God.-- The Lord Jesus Christ . . . shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it [is; that] I may know how frail I [am].--So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom.

Ec 12:7 1Co 15:42-44,47 Ge 3:19 Job 21:23,25,26 Ps 16:9 Job 19:26 Php 3:20,21 Ps 39:4 90:12


Hat Tips:

The Daily Beck

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3 comments:

Maggie M. Thornton said...

Your comments about today's church, and Beck's show on this is real, and it is scary. I have written about the National Council of Churches several times, and I usually say in those articles that the NCC is "far-left and dangerous." I get more ugly hate mail from those posts than from any other.

Christinewjc said...

Hi Maggie,

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing that valuable information! Would you be willing to include links to some of your articles about the NCC here in the comment section? I would love to read them!

Wear the instances of receiving "ugly hate mail" from far leftists as a badge of truth and courage! If your exposure of the rabid leftists' agenda wasn't accurate, they wouldn't even bother to attack you - or the message you are presenting!

Love your blog...keep up the great work!

Sincerely,
Christine

Kevin said...

Hi Christine,
In the post above you state: "Now, he also has the worst approval rating of any "president" in American history to go with it!" What? Are you sure about that?