In a previous post, I wrote about how Glenn exposed the "social justice" terminology that was being used by the Marxists and radicals surrounding Obama at the White House. Today, Glenn excellently exposed how a perversion of the Gospel is being used to promote religious "social justice" in place of what Jesus genuinely meant when he preached during His three year ministry here on earth. The Bible is clear on this issue!
Perversion of the Bible is nothing new. It has been going on for thousands of years. There is "nothing new under the sun" as Solomon so wisely admonished in the book of Ecclesiastes. As Christians, we are to be on alert for such perversion, heresy and apostasy. The book of Jude gave us warnings about such attempts to skew true Christian faith through the guise of false religion. Such warnings are needed the closer we get to the end times. Jesus himself gave us instructions on what to do! See Mark 13.
Perhaps one of my first encounters with the "social justice" progressive movement was when I read and reviewed a book called UnChristian. At the time, I referred to such people as part of the "Emergent Church" movement. But what stands out to me now is the fact that the emergents usually criticize the Christians who believe in and follow God's Word and the Gospel of the Cross of Jesus Christ for salvation. I found it odd that they would allow, and agree with, the secular public who often attempt to disparage true Christian faith, beliefs, motives, and proper exegesis, hermeneutics, and interpretation of the Bible that has been passed down through centuries of scholarly Christian apologists, commentators, and writers.
Why is that?
If you read the link above, you will know why. Here is a short excerpt:
Why is there such a small percentage of those who hold a biblical worldview? We get our answer from Jesus himself when we read what Jesus said to the Father in his prayer:
Jhn 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Jhn 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
Jhn 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Jhn 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
I noticed that the authors talk about urging those who call themselves Christians towards "spiritual depth." I don't see them emphasizing the need for repentance and receiving the Holy Spirit of God indwelling the soul of the believer.
Back to Jim Wallis and the social justice movement.
It might help to read my previous post: Hunger and Thirst for RIGHTEOUSNESS
In a moment of honesty, I think that Wallis' title for the following post is true!
Social Justice is a perversion of the Gospel
Although the author (Wallis) claims that his "message is getting through to Glenn Beck," the exact opposite is happening! Glenn's message about Wallis' perversion of the Gospel is getting through to the American people! Especially genuine born again Christians! Remember, Jesus tells us unequivocally that the elect in Christ will not be fooled by false teachers, prophets or false Christs:
Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
We are equipped through study of the Bible, Christ's Gospel, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit so that we will not be deceived!
So far, I haven't seen a response posted at Wallis' blog God's Politics. I wonder if a response will be forthcoming? Or will that guy shrink away from Beck's counter challenge? In the former post (link above) Wallis actually challenged Beck to allow him to debate on his radio or T.V. show. Do you think that Wallis will still want to do that now that his agenda has been fully exposed? Hmmm....
Oh wait! I found a more recent commentary at Wallis' blog (via his sidebar)!
Glenn Beck Promises Week-long Focus on Jim Wallis and His ‘Social Justice Nonsense’
But that was written on March 18th. We shall see what happens after today's broadcast. Stay tuned, folks. It promises to be quite the back and forth fight.
There are LOTS of comments to read through at this new link. I skipped over to the latest ones and found the following, which sums up why I think that Beck is right about Wallis:
lilschmoo 1 day ago
The term “social justice” has it’s roots in marxism and communism and is not in the Bible. The word "justice" in Hebrew from Micah 6:8 means the following (strong's concordance):
1) judgment, justice, ordinance
1) act of deciding a case
2) place, court, seat of judgment
3) process, procedure, litigation (before judges)
4) case, cause (presented for judgment)
5) sentence, decision (of judgment)
6) execution (of judgment)
7) time (of judgment)
b) justice, right, rectitude (attributes of God or man)
d) decision (in law)
e) right, privilege, due (legal)
f) proper, fitting, measure, fitness, custom, manner, plan
What Christians mean as justice: aka, helping the poor, oppressed, etc. is NOT what the term “social justice” at its inception means and this is the phrase that Mr. Beck was referring too. Social justice is an ideologue that subscribes to progressive taxation, income redistribution, or even property redistribution. In other words: SOCIALISM. In that context, Mr. Beck was correct in saying what he said. Christians are not understanding that when the government says "social justice" it is not coming from a biblical understanding of God’s justice but rather a socialist agenda. God’s justice (which I am all for) and “social justice” are NOT the same.
View video clips here:
Barack Obama, Jim Wallis, 'Social Justice' & Marxism, via Glenn Beck & Pamela Key
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