The Great Apostasy: What Believers Need to Know to Keep Them Safe Part 2

I have decided to devote this entire piece to the false “Social Justice Gospel.”

When I think of heretical teachings in our churches, the Social Justice Gospel is by far the most dangerous to true Christianity.  The majority of people who are attracted to this heresy are young and impressionable and most of all NOT grounded in the Word of God.

I just wrote an article recently about  Taylor University, and how the student body had a complete meltdown when told that Vice President Mike Pence would be coming to speak at the graduation ceremony. If you have not read this piece, I will place it here:

“The Gay Student Who Came Out at Taylor University:  Now You’ll Read the REST of the Story”   <click here to read

The Attributes of God

God is Love.  God is Holy.  God is Righteous.  God is Just.

The student body at Taylor University only see God as Love. The gay student who “came out” in a letter given to each student was used by Satan.  But the students were blinded to the fact that Satan was involved in this at all.

The gay student appealed to their emotions. I am going to post this letter in this article because I think that it is so important for us to see the tactics of the evil one.

Gay student’s Letter:

“Dear members of the Taylor Community

“Forgive me. Forgive me for not being completely honest with you. Forgive me for hiding behind my fear and trepidation. Forgive me for the mask I have worn. More often than not I forget 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control.”

This is my story.

I have struggled with same sex attraction since middle school, and I thought for a long time that I would be able to change my attractions.  I believe that the struggle was just a sin that I was susceptible to and that I could get over it with enough prayer and determination.  After coming to college, I tried multiple times to date because I believed that attraction to women would come with a relationship. I tried several times, but eventually realized that the attraction was not going to come to me. That was the point when I finally “came out” to myself.

I realized that I am gay. 

I was not able to change my attractions. So, the question I faced at this junction was, “how does my sexuality play into my faith?”  The process has been long and hard and I have not reached all the conclusions that I want to nor do I have the answers.  I will be the first to tell you that I do not have all the answers! I do, however, have a renewed understanding of God, of struggles, of pain, and of people. There have been points when I have felt like giving up on God and have questioned whether he even exists or not. But through my journey, I have determined to keep living for God and seeking to find out his will for my life. I do not necessarily seek to be happy even though that would be nice. Rather, my focus is searching for the truth and finding joy in truth.

Why am I coming out publicly? 

I do not come out to you, my community, as a way to gain attention — at least not for myself. I do this to help you become aware that same-sex attracted people exist at Taylor, and we all have names and faces. Up to this point you may have only heard anonymous quotes and stories in the Echo…. but do gay people really exist at Taylor? Yes, and I know this because I am one!

I am writing this letter to you all for the sake of people like me. We are your roommates, we are your classmates, we eat in the DC with you, we play football with you, we sing with you in chapel, we pray with you in church, we are your friends, and we are your siblings, but most importantly we are children of God created in his image. Many of these people are scared, as I am, of what will happen if and when they come out.

I am removing my mask, so that you may know the truth about me.

You have probably also heard the quote by CS Lewis:  “To love all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possible broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in the casket, safe dark, motionless, airless, it will change.  It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”  I love Taylor and I love the people at Taylor.  I love you all too much to lock up my heart, in my comfort I am afraid I will lose my chance and ability to be vulnerable and open with the Taylor community. Honestly, I am afraid right now of all the potential fallout, consequences, and backlash.  This fear is what has kept me from coming out sooner.

Lastly, but most importantly, my purpose in opening my heart to you is to glorify God. My story, and by default my sexuality, means nothing without God. I hope to glorify God by helping people understand the stories that God has written because each of our stories is precious to God and should be used to shine light on him.

How should you react to all of this new information?

Reflect on this new information.  Rethink how you treat people and how you view the issue of sexuality.  Reread Scripture and try to look at it with new insights. Listen to people’s stories are your words and actions showing that you are safe and open to people sharing their stories with you? Educate yourself on the language surrounding same-sex attraction and the arguments on both sides. Most importantly, respect people and their personal experiences.

None of us have everything figured out.  I am just Jeffrey.  But together, we are a community, willing to take a position of humility to better understand and hopefully work this out together. There is so much more I want to say, but I will wait for a later time and venue.  Perhaps we can grab coffee sometime.

“The ultimate message of man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” MLK, Jr.

Walking toward Christ together,

Jeffrey Neuhouser”  source

Throughout the letter, I could discern the fingerprints of the evil one and could  hear him say “Did God say?”  He was appealing to the emotions of these young students.  He was basically saying that he loved God too, but that in this case- God got it wrong.

Jeffrey went on to “tell” the student body how to respond to his letter. There was not one word about how God would respond, and the only Scripture cited in the letter was this – which I considered to be very ironic:

1 Tim0thy 1:7, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control.”

Self control?   The gay student used this part of God’s Word completely out of context.  If the student had “Self Control” perhaps he would not have acted on his impulses.  But he is actually saying that others need “Self Control” in not condemning his lifestyle.

Here is a Scripture which I think is more to the point:

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8).

Social Justice Gospel (SJG) followers do NOT talk about God’s Holiness, Righteousness or that He is Just.  They see God as pure love without any of His other attributes.  Obviously, the SJG followers do not understand that we are separated from a Holy, Righteous and Just God because of SIN.

Rewriting God’s Word

Brethren, this is exactly what the SJG false gospel is about.  It’s all about feelings and emotions. It’s about accepting sinful behaviors even when God has called such behaviors an abomination to Him!

It is saying that people know better than the Creator of the Universe!

What if you were sitting in church, and a person came in and said  “Hello, I am a Christian adulterer.”  Or how about this:  “Hello, I am a Christian pedophile.”  Or maybe this:  “Hello, I am the supervisor at the abortion clinic in town and I just LOVE God!”

You might say this is ridiculous.  But brethren, how are any of these different from a person who insists on practicing homosexuality and yet wants to be an accepted part of a church?  There are many people who struggle with same sex attraction, but they know that it is evil and rely on God to help them to not act on their urges.

Danger Ahead

One of the main reasons that I said that  SJG is most dangerous to true Christianity is this:  I believe that the unsaved world is embracing this apostasy, and together they will persecute TRUE Christians.  The Social Justice gospel will be considered TRUE Christianity while Bible believing Christians (you and me) will be called the apostate Christians – the phony Christians – the ones who need to be reeducated.

Just what the devil wants

Satan knows that his time is short. He is roaming and devouring young minds – minds which do not read the Word of God to keep themselves safe. Minds who believe that they are truly in the faith, when they do NOT know Jesus. It is truly sad to think about these people and what Jesus will say to them:

 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’  (Matthew 7:23).

I do pray that this article finds its way into the hands of those who need to understand about the Social Justice (false) gospel.  This is NOT the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  It is twisted and changed by the devil himself.

Without the Word of God, people WILL be deceived.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

The SOURCE of My Joy: Nothing Can Ever Take it From Me

Joy is different from happiness.  Did you know that?

Happiness is dependent upon what is “happening.”  It can come and go.  I’ve known people who are not happy unless they have something planned  – something to look forward to.

JOY is only found in the Lord Jesus Christ.  

36 years ago, JOY came into my heart when my eyes were opened to the Truth.  The Gospel message had been shared with me twice during college.  But in January of 1983, after the devastating  loss of my sister-in-law, the Lord opened my eyes and my heart to understand that He sent Jesus, His only Son, for me!

The Lord brought understanding into my heart that I was a sinner. He also imparted to me His desire that I be reconciled to Him. I remember the Christian couple who spoke those precious words to me.  It was as if I was frozen in time – breathless – and the heavy weight of my sin miraculously lifted from me.

I didn’t question any of this. He brought His truth to me and was asking me “Do you believe?”  And when I heard Him, I told the husband of this couple “Please, I want this……..I want Him!”  They led me in a prayer of repentance and it was that night that I believed and trusted in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross.

I wept as I realized that He knew me!  I wasn’t just part of the masses.  He truly knew me and was drawing me to Himself.  How Glorious!

There have times in my walk with Jesus when things were not going well – times when I even doubted that I truly belonged to Him.  But through the years He taught me that the evil one would bring up my past and try to ensnare me with his lies.

The Lord taught me to reject anything that I knew did not come from Him.

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,  casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,  and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled” (2 Corinthians 10:4-6).

The Darkest Hour

There was even a time many years after I believed that I fell away from the truth. You see, many things were happening in my life – not good things – and I believed the whispers of the evil one.  He told me that these things happened because God didn’t really love me. He told me that my sins were too great and that God could not forgive me.

It is hard to express to you in words just what I felt during those dark hours of my life.  I withdrew from everything – friends – reading the Word – even listening to Christian music.  I felt as if I was dead, yet still walking around.  I felt that God had left me.

I walked in this wilderness for two years. I remember crying out to Him. But I heard nothing.

One day, a brother in Christ asked me this:  “Are you actually saying that the Blood of Christ is not enough to wash away your sins?”  His words hit me like a brick. The Lord used this man to wake me up from that dark slumber – from that unbelief!

I was back in the Word and I saw all of His precious promises and His truths.  His Word revived me!

 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”  (1 John 4;4).

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world” (1 Peter 5:8-9).

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord”  (Isaiah 54:17).

“But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one” ( 2 Thessalonians 3:3).

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Amen and amen.  Our Lord Jesus has overcome the world!
The abiding JOY within me is the Holy Spirit, promised by Jesus before He ascended to His Father.

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.  My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.  I and My Father are one” (John 10:27-30).

Brethren, Jesus said that NO ONE shall snatch us from His hand!!

THAT is Joy!!

Happy Resurrection Day to my brothers and sisters in Christ!!

How Can I Be Saved

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!