I will hence forth not associate myself with the label of Evangelical. It seems that many so-called Evangelicals are returning to Rome to embrace Pope Francis and the Catholic church. I suppose these same people are rejecting the Great Reformation, which exposed the works based salvation taught by Catholics, with the true Biblical teaching of Salvation:
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Pope Francis – the Pope of the Social Gospel
In decades past, the Roman Catholic Church has relied on their good works in society to get them to heaven. And we cannot forget attending mass! Missing mass is a cardinal sin to these people.
But Pope Francis has taken the social gospel to a new level. He has welcomed practicing homosexuals, atheists, Wiccans……and the list goes on. He has become the Pied Piper of the Emergent church leaders; the Prosperity church leaders……let’s just say the slippery slope gang. But it doesn’t stop there…..
Answer: Evangelicalism is a somewhat broad term used to describe a movement within Protestantism that is characterized by an emphasis on having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This relationship begins when a person receives Christ’s forgiveness and is spiritually reborn. Those who ascribe to this belief are called Evangelicals.
The word evangelicalism is derived from the Greek words euangelion, which means “good news,” and euangelizomai, which means “to proclaim as good news.” This good news is that “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve” (1 Corinthians 15:3b-5). This good news, which is the Gospel of Christ, and the preaching of it are what Evangelicalism was based upon.
The roots of Evangelicalism go back to the Protestant Reformation, during which time the Bible was brought to the masses. Formerly neglected biblical truths were rediscovered and taught. It wasn’t until the great revivals of the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and America, though, that Evangelicalism truly began as a movement. As happened during the Reformation, the Evangelical movement and its focus on having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ brought a renewed vigor in accurately interpreting and applying God’s Word. This has carried through to this day, though the term has come to be misused and misapplied.
Traditionally, Evangelicalism has been theologically conservative. This has become less and less distinctive, however. Its current use is no longer limited to actual born-again Christians, nor to those considered to be conservatives or fundamentalists. In fact, some simply equate Evangelicalism with Protestantism itself, liberal or otherwise. Sadly, Evangelicalism is now most often equated with conservative politics. While an Evangelical Christian worldview will result in conservative political views, politics is definitely not the focus of true Evangelicalism.
So, the definition of Evangelicalism varies in the eyes of the world. The true heart of Evangelicalism, though, is in proclaiming the Gospel message in both word and deed. To an Evangelical Christian, there is no higher calling than to live out and share this message and the truth of God’s love. –source
I used to call myself an Evangelical. But Satan, as in everything else, has corrupted and twisted the meaning of the term. I believe that we who are NOT returning to Rome, but are firmly planted in the Lord – born again, blood-washed and Bible believing Christians, need to distance ourselves from the Evangelical label.
How can a person who has truly been born again fall for this perversion of the Word of God? I don’t understand it! Martin Luther is heralded as one of the fathers of the Great Reformation. He nailed 95 theses about true salvation, and how the teachings of the Catholic church were errant, to the doors of the Church. And so began the age of Protestantism. Pope Francis now claims that our differences are over. REALLY? I think NOT.
Pope Francis as UN. speaker on Climate Change and Redistribution of Wealth
What in the world does the U.N.’s false teaching on Climate Change have to do with the Gospel of Jesus Christ? And since when does the pope of Rome fall headlong into Marxist politics?
This pope leads so many to wonder if we are truly looking at the False Prophet from Scripture. I am not saying that he is for sure – none of us know that. But he seems a good candidate for that despicable and satanic man, who will point the way for the world to follow Antichrist.
Ecumenism on steroids
Not only does this pope invite protestant preachers to the Vatican, but he has had Muslim imams praying there as well. I believe that he had a Kabbalah Rabbi there, too. And I’m sure he has invited Wiccans, atheists and heathens from all over the world to come and join him in his quest for a One World Religion.
No, Pope Francis – I will never follow you. Not only are you not my pope, but I view you as my adversary.
Any Catholics reading this piece – I will not apologize to you. I would rather you be upset with me, but begin to read the Bible and come to the Truth of the Word of God!
For the last seven years, the American public has had to watch the POTUS welcoming his good friends from the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House. The only other group which came close in number of visits to the White House were the LGBT lobbyists. This president is an arrogant Marxist elitist ideologue, who cares not for the little people.
Now we are rapidly approaching the 2016 presidential election. We are being subjected to the liberal rhetoric coming from the left, ad nauseam. The Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, is a dangerous woman. The purpose of this article is to wake up the American voters — especially those still on the fence. These independents are always the ones who impact election outcomes. This election will, in my opinion, be the most important one in the history of our country.
There are too many Hillary scandals to write about them all. I feel that this woman’s association with the Muslim Brotherhood is key to her being defeated by Donald Trump. I hope that this subject will be brought up in the next debate.
Emailgate is all part of her association with the Muslim Brotherhood. She deleted over 30,000 emails from her private server, during her tenure as Secretary of State. Many believe that a good portion of her deleted emails were about her partnership with radical Muslims in the Middle East.
Now, on to evidence which should bring her down. In reality, the things she has done deserve incarceration. She is a traitor to this nation.
“Hillary’s top aide with terror ties saw all emails – A full review of Hillary Clinton’s personal emails released last Friday by the State Department finds Clinton’s senior aide, Huma Abedin, was exposed to highly sensitive U.S. government information.
It was Abedin who forwarded to Clinton’s personal email address details about the initial establishment of the U.S. special mission in Benghazi, updates about security threats to both the mission and Ambassador Chris Stevens, intelligence on the growing terrorist threat in Libya and insider information on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi.
Abedin was privy to emails that contained the exact movements of Stevens while he was stationed in arguably one of the most dangerous zones in the world for any American diplomat.
WND previously reported on Abedin’s personal and family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and other to Islamic supremacists.
The connections not only extend to her mother and father, who are both deeply tied to al-Qaida fronts, but to Abedin herself, as WND previously reported in a series of exposés.
While she worked at the State Department, Abedin was also a paid employee at Teneo, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in investment banking, business intelligence and restructuring services.
Emails exposed ambassador’s movements
In one of dozens of emails released last week that included Abedin as among its recipients, on April 24, 2011, Abedin forwarded to Clinton’s personal email an internal State Department email from that same day written by Timmy Davis and sent to Abedin as well as to the State Department email addresses of other employees, including Clinton’s then-foreign policy aide, Jacob Sullivan.
The email cited a local report stating hotels in Benghazi were being targeted.
The email stated the interim Libyan government “conducted a raid on a house/storage facility and found and arrested an Egyptian cell reportedly there for the purpose of attacking hotels.”
Despite the threat, the email revealed Stevens “still feels comfortable in the hotel,” meaning the email exposed that the ambassador would continue to stay there.
“They are looking into the idea of moving into a villa, but that is some way off,” the email continued. “Based on discussion with DS yesterday, the hotel remains the safest location.”
Startlingly, the email contained information about Stevens’ exact movements, including that he “will be meeting with MFA in one hour and will make a written request for better security at the hotel and for better security-related coordination.”
Another sent to Clinton from Abedin detailed Stevens’ movements regarding his hotel stay.
“The envoy’s delegation is currently doing a phased checkout (paying the hotel bills, moving some comms to the boat, etc.),” wrote Abedin. “He (Stevens) will monitor the situation to see if it deteriorates further, but no decision has been made on departure. He will wait 2-3 more hours, then revisit the decision on departure.”
A March 27, 2011, email forwarded by Abedin to Clinton contained updates about the plans for the Benghazi mission’s establishment.
The email reads: “We expect to get support in particular from the Turks who have a consulate in Benghazi. Mr. Stevens team has been in touch with Africom planners on the details of the mission. We have made the official request for support from OSD but have yet to get approval. Once we have that – and we hope that will be very soon – we will be able to move forward with the planning.”
Another email forwarded to Clinton by Abedin briefed Clinton about such specific matters as mission staffing and the temporary rotation of personnel at the mission.
“I want to let you know about a temporary rotation in Benghazi,” read the April 22, 2011 email from then-Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman.
“TNC Envoy Chris Stevens has been on the road since March 13, when he began his outreach mission, and has been in Benghazi since April 5. (blacked out obvious security request) … I know how important it is to have continual coverage (security conditions permitting) in Benghazi. I will send Embassy Tripoli’s DCM Joan Polaschik to serve as Acting Envoy during Chris’ absence.”
Private consulting firm
Abedin served as Clinton’s deputy chief of staff in the State Department until taking maternity leave in early 2012. In June 2012, she returned to the State Department while her title changed to deputy “special government employee.” According to reports, Abedin performed the mostly the same tasks under her new role.
When she returned in June 2012 she also worked for Teneo, a strategic consulting firm founded by Doug Band, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton. Teneo’s clients have included Coca-Cola and MF Global, the collapsed brokerage firm run by former New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine.
Besides her consultancy job, Abedin advised the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation as well.
“The picture that emerges from interviews and records suggests a situation where the lines were blurred between Ms. Abedin’s work in the high echelons of one of the government’s most sensitive executive departments and her role as a Clinton family insider,” reported the New York Times in May 2013.
Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida fronts
Major news media profiles of Abedin, meanwhile, report she was born of Pakistani and Indian parents, without delving much further into her family’s history.
Abedin was an assistant editor for a dozen years for the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs for the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs. The institute – founded by her late father and currently directed by her mother – is backed by the Muslim World League, an Islamic organization in the Saudi holy city of Mecca that was founded by Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
WND reported Abedin also was a member of the executive board of the Muslim Student Association, which was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front group in a 1991 document introduced into evidence during the terror-financing trial of the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation.
At her father’s Saudi-financed Islamic think tank, WND reported, Abedin worked alongside Abdullah Omar Naseef, who is accused of financing al-Qaida fronts.
Naseef is deeply connected to the Abedin family
WND was first to report Huma’s mother, Saleha Abedin, was the official representative of Naseef’s terror-stained Muslim World League in the 1990s.
Islam researcher Walid Shoebat previously reported that as one of 63 leaders of the Muslim Sisterhood, the de facto female version of the Muslim Brotherhood, Saleha Abedin served alongside Najla Ali Mahmoud, the wife of Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s now-ousted president.” –source
Are the puzzle pieces beginning to fit? Hillary’s friendship with decision makers in the Middle East goes back some 20 years. Abedin is an integral part of the Muslim Sisterhood. She was able to view and act on many sensitive emails from Hillary’s private server. As Valerie Jared is known to “run” the Obama White House, I believe that Huma Abedin acted likewise for Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Money for Arms Deals pouring into Clinton Foundation from Arabic Countries
“Under Clinton’s leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure — derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) — represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.
These were not the only relationships bridging leaders of the two nations. In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing — the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 — contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.” –source
Nagla Mahmoud, wife of Mohamed Morsi, threatens to release emails
The wife of former president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, has been threatening to release what she says are emails between Clinton and Morsi, which would clearly show the special relationship between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama administration.
“In the words of El-Mogaz News, Morsi’s wife “is threatening to expose the special relationship between her husband and Hillary Clinton, after the latter attacked the ousted [president], calling him a simpleton who was unfit for the presidency. Sources close to Nagla confirmed that she has threatened to publish the letters exchanged between Morsi and Hillary.”
The report continues by saying that Nagla accuses Hillary of denouncing her former close ally, the Brotherhood’s Morsi, in an effort to foster better relations with his successor, Egypt’s current president, Sisi—even though, as Nagla laments, “he [Morsi] was faithful to the American administration.”-source
Muslim Brotherhood – Why do they matter?
The MB presents themselves as peaceful and non threatening. They consistently condemn acts of violence by jihadists. They use “tyiqqa” constantly. That is permissible lying, if the lie will help radical Muslims to get into power, or infiltrate countries, worldwide, and implement sharia law. The MB is actually the head of all Islamists groups, whose goal is world domination.
To learn more about the Muslim Brotherhood, I urge the readers to go to this website:
Hillary Clinton has been paid millions of dollars by the Islamist nations. Much of this money has been funneled through the Clinton Foundation in exchange for whatever arms or military equipment is required.
Hillary Clinton is the enemy of America. Those who would vote for her, are dumbed down individuals, who never keep up on current events or world happenings. They are duped by this extremely dangerous woman. Clinton has been a solid backer of Planned Parenthood for many years. This is one major reason that she is the candidate for the Democrats. Another reason is that she is a woman. Yes, she is a woman with the Jezebel spirit!
Brethren, pray that Hillary Clinton will be brought down and will not be our next president. I do believe that America deserves God’s judgment, but I love my country, and I still hold out hope that God will give us another chance because of His people who are on their knees before Him.
America MUST turn back to God as a nation. He is our only hope.
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat” (Genesis 3:1-6). (emphasis mine)
Answer: The phrase “social gospel” is usually used to describe a Protestant Christian intellectual movement that came to prominence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Those who adhered to a social gospel sought to apply Christian ethics to social problems such as poverty, slums, poor nutrition and education, alcoholism, crime, and war. These things were emphasized while the doctrines of sin, salvation, heaven and hell, and the future kingdom of God were downplayed. Theologically, the social gospel leaders were overwhelmingly postmillennialist, asserting that Christ’s Second Coming could not happen until humankind rid itself of social evils by human effort.
For a Christian perspective on the idea of a social gospel, we need to look to Jesus, who lived in one of history’s most corrupt societies. Jesus never issued any call for political change, not even by peaceful means. He did not come to earth to be a political or social reformer. The gospel Jesus preached did not have to do with social reform or social justice or political change. Rather than attempt to change governments and institutions, which are made up of people, Jesus came to change people’s hearts and point them to God’s kingdom. He preached the saving power of the gospel and the transforming work of the Holy Spirit.
Yes, Jesus showed deep compassion for the poor, the sick, the dispossessed, and the outcasts of society. He healed them, but before taking care of their physical or emotional needs, He first took care of their spiritual needs. He was most concerned about the state of their souls and preached the gospel of repentance from sin through Him so they understood that their eternal destiny was far more important than their circumstances here on earth. Several of His parables conveyed this truth, including Lazarus and the rich man (Luke 16:19–31). The rich man, who had every possible social advantage, spent eternity in hell while Lazarus, the poorest of the poor with dire social needs, was comforted in heaven.
Social justice is based on the concepts of human rights and equality. The Bible supports social justice with regard to the plight of the poor and the afflicted, orphans and widows, and people unable to support themselves. The nation of Israel was commanded by God to care for the less fortunate in society. Jesus told us to care for those who are hungry and thirsty, who are sick or in prison, the outcasts of society (Matthew 25:34–40).
Jesus reflected God’s sense of justice by bringing the gospel message to the lower rungs of society. The wealthy also need to hear the gospel message, but it is noteworthy that the well-to-do, the upstanding and respected members of society are less likely to see their utter spiritual bankruptcy before God and embrace the message of the gospel. Christians are under a personal obligation to love their neighbors as they love themselves (Matthew 22:39). We have a responsibility to be good stewards of our own wealth because all wealth comes from and belongs to God. Christians should take a God-centered approach to social justice, not a man-centered approach. We see Christ Jesus as our Savior. When He returns, He will restore justice. In the meantime, Christians are to express God’s love and justice by showing kindness in practical ways to those less fortunate. – source
As usual, I find gotquestions.org to be spot on about the Social Gospel.
The Slippery Slope
As I have stated in so many of my articles, when leaders in the church neglect the role of the Word of God, but instead preach their own opinions and conclusions about Christianity; they begin a downward spiral into humanistic teachings. Our rock solid foundation is the Word – God breathed and inspired by the Holy Spirit; it leads us unto God’s righteousness.
Jesus did not come to earth to change governments or social injustices. He came because man was separated from a Holy God because of SIN. During His ministry while on earth, he stated that we would always have the poor with us. His horrific death on the Cross, burial and resurrection was payment in full for all sin – for those who would repent and trust Him for forgiveness of their sins.
Jesus did tell us that we (the church) should give to the poor and take care of those less fortunate. I believe that He was speaking of a repentant and born again soul – and how a person who has been born again from above would naturally want to be compassionate to the less fortunate. Our good works after we are saved are evidence that we have been saved! But don’t confuse this with people who are attempting to “work their way to heaven.” People who think that this is the way to heaven have not been born again.
(James 2: 14-20)
“What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”
Hath God Said?
Yes. God DID say that we MUST be born again to see the Kingdom of God. Do you think that Satan has sat idly by while the Church has grown, and not come in with his wicked whispers? Why in the world do you think there is so much apostasy? The whispers of the evil one become a thought in a person’s mind. Then they act on the thought, being tricked into believing their thought came from God.
“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21) This verse means to test or prove all things against the Word of God!
How do you think a person is trained to spot counterfeit money? They are trained by knowing the authentic money! After intensive training – seeing, touching the real – for months and months, these people can spot counterfeit money quickly. We MUST know the Word of God so well, that when counterfeit teaching comes our way, we will know in an instant that this does not match the Word of God.
Brethren, cling to the Word. Check all things against the Word. Defend the Word!
We are in a time when Strong Delusion is happening throughout the church. I cannot say whether the people who are practicing apostasy were ever born again – only God knows that. But we who are born again must test all things against God’s Word.
Jesus is the Truth. His Word is the Truth. Man’s opinions are stubble.
“Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 5:24).