Many changes are taking place in American evangelicalism; oddly enough, these seismic changes parallel what the change agents on the political left have in store for the rest of us.
One way the religionists are doing it is through the production/publication and dissemination of their ideas.
What has been called neo-evangelicalism (that which, generally speaking, lessens actual gospel teaching in favor of social issues ‚Äď combating sex trafficking, for example) has ‚Äúbenefitted‚ÄĚ from church-growth/purpose-driven marketing techniques. One of the results is that they market their worldview through books, DVDs, podcasts, etc.
What interests me most about this situation is that when I‚Äôve tried to ask questions about, for example, the agenda of Catalyst, I‚Äôve been stonewalled. Other ministries have stonewalled as well, but Catalyst is quite an interesting case because they are, well, catalysts for...
SA article wrote: What has been called neo-evangelicalism (that which, generally speaking, lessens actual gospel teaching in favor of social issues ‚Äď combating sex trafficking, for example) has ‚Äúbenefitted‚ÄĚ from church-growth/purpose-driven marketing techniques. One of the results is that they market their worldview through books, DVDs, podcasts, etc.
SA, quoted the right part of the article! First of all, it is a misnomer to that Christianity, and Liberation Theology, has been around for years in the Romish and many mainline denominations. The main problem is when some borderline congregations some of whom are members of the NCC Christian Zionists: The Real Terrorists.
So, while the title is an attention grapbber -- it really hasn't anything to do with actual Christians.
Communism was once a bad word but not anymore it would seem. There was a high school near Fort Worth that would not allow a female student to wear a purse with a Confederate flag on it but I walked on this same campus and saw students wearing t-shirts of Che Guevara and Soviet CCCP shirts. Interesting what is acceptable and what is unacceptable these days.
Communism has indeed crept into the church and like the serpent takes a little bit and then a little bit more.
The Communist Lyndon B. Johnson was integral to the promotion of 501c3 incorporated churches of which the saints of God willingly walked along with and yoked themselves up as agents of our Communist state.
Communist doctrines have crept into our theology as well. God is about meritocracy something Communists oppose. It was once understood that eternal salvation was based on the merit of Jesus Christ and Kingdom salvation was based on the merits of the believer. Today, the common doctrine is all sin is the same and all works of the saints will be rewarded equally, a tenet far closer matching to Communism than free market/meritocracy.
""the American church no longer bears any resemblance at all to the one that in the past proclaimed ‚Äúthe faith which was once delivered unto the saints.‚ÄĚ (Oops, I quoted from the KJV, high on the new evangelicals‚Äô mockery list)""
Socialism and its sister (PC) Liberalism got Obama and the Democrats elected. This partially derives from a socialist type immigrant increase in recent decades.
Liberalism is polluting and destroying church and morals in western society.
The establishment versions of 'church' are of course being gradually influenced by Liberalism and have been since the sixties. Their policy is ditch the Bible and keep the sin - eg. homosexuality.
By removing God from the authorship of Scripture - and subsequently blaming Moses and man for the "mythological" parts of Scripture, they remove God and embrace the politically correct religion of modern man.
Liberal idolatry is the worship of man containing the conviction that he is much more educated today therefore better able than previous generations to construct a Bible which does not discriminate against anybody. Viz. All sinners are equal whether they belong to church or not, thus their god receives everybody into heaven.
Punishment of sin and hell are therefore no longer entertained in religion.
what an interesting turn of events. as a younger generation faces no work and legitimate questions about past events, a communst stands up and directs those questions into the 'race war' and end the cohn arena. in other words, the legitimate questions are now being framed by the communists (giving it acceptability but framed in terms of things like its the cohn's fault! how interesting!) the next step in the process will be to illicit the lifework of the youth, and this will give them opportunity to ascribe the destructuring of society with "serving" Christ. can't say I'm surprised anymore. yet it was us older folks that brough in warren, the coorporatizing of the church, etc, (and now gates, which is part of same movement as above controversial name) seems america can only operate in these extremes right now..... the simplicity of returning to the land, using our resources, seeking justice and accountability, and loving God and neighbor must be passe.