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 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.
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.