Jesus said on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24) that deception would be the primary cultural sign of the last days. Even some of God’s “elect” might be deceived by false theologies. “Good would be called evil and evil good” (Isaiah 5:20). Men would substitute light for darkness and darkness for light. Apostasy would consume churches and denominations that were once solid.
Many contemporary churches have moved far into the field of social activism, oftentimes casting it as “social justice,” based on collectivist ideas and strategies that include the defense of left-leaning causes such as gay rights.
Evangelical churches are among them, and now some Christian leaders are responded with a “Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel.”
“We are deeply concerned that values borrowed from secular culture are currently undermining Scripture in the areas of race and ethnicity, manhood and womanhood, and human sexuality,” declares the statement.
By Geri Ungurean
A baby was being dedicated on the first Sunday we visited the new church. A book was presented to the parents of the baby. The name of the book was Jesus Calling. I had read about this book, and knew that it was very controversial, but I had no idea how wrong this book was for any Christian to be reading.
I know that this article is going to upset many people who have come to love Jesus Calling.
It’s true that the road to destruction is as broad as ever (Matthew 7:13-14). It’s true that many churchgoers are attracted to preachers who tickle their itching ears (2 Timothy 4:3-4). And it’s true that many pastors seem to have an unwritten 11th commandment, “Thou shalt not offend.”
I wish to make clear that I am not judging the Salvation of Andy Stanley. I pray that he will understand that the slippery slope on which he finds himself is leading to all sorts of errant teaching. His words are NOT from the Word of God.