“Why can’t chicken just be chicken and stay out of racial and sexual politics – or was that too much to ask?” FORGET THE CHICKEN- BAPTIST HAD HAD THEIR OWN DE&I FIRM FOR YEARS.
Fast on the heels of Disney -Bud Light and Target – Baptist favorite Chicken Sandwhich is proving it is equally as out of touch with its base and more concerned about following the herd of corporate CEOs seekgint to demolish their own houses. BUT it not Beer and chicken or even department stores that should concern Christians. The largest Protestant movement in America is sufferign from the same insanity and has been for years .
Soon Baptist and Christians in general will realize that their churches have been placed on the same trajectory and will likely end up facing more DECLINE.
Rev Thomas Littleton
CHICK -FIL -A JUST MADE THE NEWS BY ANNOUNCING ITS NEW DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION OFFICER – BUT IT IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE POPULAR “CHRISTIAN” CHICKEN CHAIN HAS FAILED ITS OWN BASE. BUT CHRISTIANS SHOULD BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LARGEST PROTESTANT MOVEMENT IN AMERICA GOING WOKE.
The question is really not which came first- the chicken or the egg but “which will completly collapse and melt down first – Chick fil A or the Southern Baptist who made them # 1? “.
“Chick-fil-A’s Corporate Purpose is “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.”
“Our founder, Truett Cathy, believed that ‘a great company is a caring company,’ and since the beginning, care has been at the center of everything we do. We understand that the path toward Better at Together looks different for every business. At Chick-fil-A, Inc., our commitment is to approach this work with intention and humility, always believing the best in one another and striving for common ground. We’re early on in our journey, but we’re honored by the opportunity to steward our organization’s greatest asset – our people – and are energized by the road ahead.”
“Chick-fil-A restaurants have long been recognized as a place where people know they will be treated well. Modeling care for others starts in the restaurant, and we are committed to ensuring mutual respect, understanding and dignity everywhere we do business. These tenets are good business practice and crucial to fulfilling our Corporate Purpose.Erick McReynolds, VP, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.”
“One of our core values at Chick-fil-A, Inc. is that we are better together. When we combine our unique backgrounds and experiences with a culture of belonging, we can discover new ways to strengthen the quality of care we deliver: to customers, to the communities we serve and to the world. We understand that getting Better at Together means we learn better, care better, grow better and serve better.”
Chick-fil-A, Inc.’s commitment to being Better at Together means embedding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in everything we do.
“To achieve this, we focus on:
“Ensuring equal access”
“We intentionally promote equal opportunity through our processes and practices.”
“We strive to provide personalized development and eliminate barriers to opportunities so all can thrive.”
“Our similarities and differences strengthen us as we unite around something bigger than ourselves.”
“We seek to understand and honor our unique experiences and perspectives.”
“Creating a culture of belonging”
“We inspire a community by meeting people where they are.”
“We promote and sustain a culture where all individuals can thrive and contribute their personal best.”
FORGET THE CHICKEN- IT IS GOD’S HOUSE THAT IS THREATENED.
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHARGES OF ABUSE THEIR OWN DE&I COMPLIANCE OFFICERS
Southern Baptist stood accused by their won departing progressive activist “ethicist” – ( using the term loosely ) Russell Moore of years of racism and sex abuse AND coverups. This launched the Sotuhern Baptist movement into the #ChurchToo movement and the desperate feeling of responding appropriately via an “independent investigation” and finding a way out of their troubles via DE&I compliance.
“A mosaic of diversity and innovation.”
“Guidepost Solutions fosters an inclusive environment of professionals who share common values of diversity and equality. We treat each other with respect. We listen to and learn from one another with compassion and empathy. We encourage diverse viewpoints as we provide innovative solutions for our clients’ complex challenges.
A dedicated Diversity + Inclusion Committee brings our team together by offering educational presentations, open platforms for listening and discussion, and learning opportunities. We incorporate these activities into our workday and beyond.”
Enter Guidepost Solutiuon and its new brand “Faith Based Solutions”-
” A MOSAIC OF DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION “
The detailed services offered by Guidepost /Faith Based Solutions
NOTE THE CONCEPT OF “CULTURAL ASSESSMENT AND “ONGOING” ANSWERS.
Organizations consistently call upon us in times of crisis as a resource to provide independent and transparent guidance and solutions.
Our substantial institutional integrity practice works with domestic and global religious institutions and parachurch organizations from all faiths and practices on a variety of cultural, compliance and investigative matters. We understand the challenges that faith-based organizations face in identifying, addressing and preventing issues such as sexual harassment and abuse. We are experts in assessing cultural and organizational risks and providing concrete steps to facilitate change.
We apply our unique capabilities, relationships, tools, and programs to unearth and analyze crucial information, allowing you to confidently confront sensitive issues that arise in your church, temple, synagogue, mosque, or other religious or parachurch organization. Our team of skilled trauma informed investigators, intelligence analysts, and forensic professionals have achieved an unparalleled track record of results; helping to identify, address, and correct systemic issues related to sexual, gender-based, and racial misconduct within a faith-based context.
Our process and our efforts are governed by best standards and practices designed to ensure accountability, transparency, and care for the wellbeing of the reporting parties.
Guidepost Best Practices:
Trauma-informed survivor and witness interviews: compassion and care.
Anonymity and confidentiality for survivors and witnesses, where permitted by law.
Independence and transparency.
Practical recommendations that are informed by trauma-informed principles.
Southern Baptist Convention – Conducted a thorough and independent investigation into the response to sexual abuse allegations and an audit of the procedures and actions of the Credentials Committee.
Christianity Today (CT) – Assessed the culture of Christianity Today and its handling of harassment claims, including reviewing its training, policies and procedures, and recommended concrete changes. At the request of CT, we prepared a public report of our findings.
RZIM – Assessed the leadership, organizational structure, culture, policies, processes, finances, and practices of the world’s largest Christian apologetics ministry. At the request of RZIM, we prepared a public report of our findings.
Preemptive Love – Conducted a full organizational cultural review and investigation.
Summit Church – Conducted an investigation of a historic issue and reviewed the hiring of a pastor who was accused of mishandling a past sex crime allegation at a previous church.
Here is an example of what the #churchtoo movement and accusations against the Southern Baptist Convention look like on the street and to the law firms who are lining up to file against them. So is DE&I compliance really going to stop this? Not likely.
Sample ad from law firm seeking to represent victims of Southern Baptist:
“Massive Southern Baptist Church Sexual Abuse Cover-Up and Cases”
” ( Law Firms name )sexual abuse survivor lawyer team is investigating new reports of widespread abuse in Southern Baptist Convention churches, including specific details that many churches worked to protect themselves against the interests of their parishioners, and that victims who did seek justice or even just protection found themselves faced with denials, disregard, and even outright attacks.”
“In May 2022, reports came to light of a decades-long cover-up by the Southern Baptist Convention of the sexual abuse of child and adult congregants by members of its clergy. A new 300-page independent report highlights shocking details about specific abuse cases, the vilification and ignoring of victims, a secret predator database, and reveals how denominational leaders strived for decades to actively resist calls for abuse prevention and reform.”
“The Executive Committee [of the Southern Baptist Convention] betrayed not only survivors who worked hard to try to make something happen, but betrayed the whole Southern Baptist Convention,” noted Christa Brown, a church-member turned activist who is a retired appellate attorney in the Western U.S. “They’ve made their own faith into a complicit partner for their own decision to choose institutional protection over the protection of kids and congregants.”
NOTE- specifically from Faith based Solutiosn the Baptist DE&I compliance partner- this is “culture change ” meaning compliance – even if it goes against biblical truth and Christian conviction.
“Comprehensive review of the institution’s culture and develop plan for transformative change.”
A culture assessment helps determine if there are systemic and underlying issues relating to awareness, prevention, response, and cultural atmosphere within the institution regarding allegations or suspicions of harassment, fraudulent conduct, sexual abuse, and misconduct
Input of key stakeholders critical to success
Develop an implementation plan to make changes, as appropriate.
“We have helped large and small religious, academic, and other types of institutions identify, address, and correct systemic issues related to sexual, gender-based, and racial misconduct within a faith-based context utilizing best standards and practices, consistent with the institutions’ beliefs and framework, and trauma-informed principles.”
It is becoming more obvious by the day that the public is weary of the constant activist hot house culture corporations and governement angencies, employers , academic entities and even public utilites are forcing in their faces. Worst of all sports and entertainment and even children’s education and entertainment are being overwhelmd with the same compliance and social change efforts. NOW your chicken sandwich is stuffed with DE&I and so are your church pulpits and missions organizations and childrens discipleship curriculum.
If we are going to BOYCOTT beer and chicken sandwiches – we should alos boycott the churches giving in to the false DE&I “JUSTICE” METRICS.
A BRIEF LOOK AT TIM KELLER’S METEORIC RISE IN GLOBAL CHRISTIANITY. WHERE HE CAME FROM- WHO MADE HIS CAREER- AND WHERE HIS LEGACY WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE MANY IN THE CHURCH.
By Rev Thomas Littleton
Photo from TGC memorial to Tim Keller
(This author confirming that we join the saints in praying for Kellers family and his very sad illness and death.)
KELLER’S MINISTRY ORIGINS AND SAD LEGACY
Christians seldom know where their Christian celebrity preachers come from.
In Kellers case- his meteoric rise from obscurity in 2008 came from the powers behind the Christianity Today machine and Lausanne operatives promoting his book The Prodigal God.
KELLER WAS EMERGENT -TGC WAS HIS VEHICLE OF INFLUENCE ON YOUNG PASTORS.
Keller was actually part of the Emergent Movement in a series of events and curriculum called “Mission Shift” with Brian Mclaren, Doug Hirsh, J D Greear, Ed Stetzer and other progressives.
By 2010 He was a keynote at Lausanne South Africa and soon dubbed “the new John Stott”- even speaking at Stott’s North American memorial. The Gospel Coalition (TGC) was he and D.A. Carson’s outlet for progressive Christianity straight into the heart of the reformed camp via TEDS CAMPUS / TGC offices and the “Center for Transformational Churches”. TGC hosted huge conferences for pastors and church staff since its 2006 founding and maintained a massive media footprint via its website- blogs and book promotions.
TGC was admitted to be a progressive political organization founded to influence how Christians vote by Colin Hansen its main editor in an ABC interview in 2017. However the deceptive mask for TGC has remained it’s espousal of orthodox “Calvinist/Westminister Confessional Reformed Theology”. TGC/Keller / John Piper / D A Carson etc. used the momentum of Hansen’s writings and labeling of a “Young Restless and Reformed” generation to launch TGC. This generation of young progressive -post modern minded Christians were wanting to escape the ” Moral Majority” ” identites of their parents and grandparents.TGC took advantage of the youthful agnst behind this social/ faith/ political identity crisis to promote a Kuypersim based a “Neo Calvinist” emergent social and political movement. Most who follow it to this day believe it to be an historic, biblical theological movement. TGC marketing has been very successful in achieving its progressive and political goals.
THE TGC CONTAMINATION OF SEMINARIES
The TGC team also helped Oikonomia Network and Greg Forster (out of offices at TEDS) -invade our seminaries and churches with the false “Faith and Work” socialist economics “for the common good”. Keller launched his own Center for Faith and Works at Redeemer Church pushing the social justice/socialst economics. Keller and others in the Faith and Work circles espouse made up ideologies like “Theology of Vocation ” and “Theology of Cities”. Kern Family Foundation has funded much of the invasion of this error and likely funds TGC – but this has never been confirmed nor has the other funding been revealed behind TGC.
KELLER’S SOCIAL GOSPEL AND DIVISIVE FALSE TEACHINGS ON LGBTQ
Keller worked through RTS Orlando in 2009 helping lauch “Seeking the Welfare of the City ” social justice community development “driven model which is also the basis for his “City to City ” planting organization. This city focus is part of the Lausanne /Mission American Coalition’s “City Reaching” strategy which is custom made to fit the United Nations and globalist vision now called Agenda 2030. POLIS INSTITUTE was born out of this RTS Orlando effort which also included CRU-formerly Campus Crusade. POLIS was later to reveal that it is a project of the Institutes for Advanced Studies in Culture ( more on that in a moment ) and funded by Kern Family Foundation. The Seeking the Welfare/ City Reaching/ POLIS INSTITUTE masterplan also included the pro gay ideology of Richard Florida and the assertion of a “gay creative class” needed to do successful urban planning , renewal and community redeveopment.
LEADERSHIP NETWORK, PETER DRUCKER AND TIM KELLER
Before his death -Leadership Network founder Bob Buford- who flooded the church with socialist /Frankfurt /Vienna Circle ideology of Peter Drucker -stopped to check in on Keller’s NYC church. Buford boastfully wrote about Keller’s church which Buford and a billionaire friend Phil Anschutz had heavily invested in. .. helping plant over 300 churches with Keller’s organizations. In the Buford blog he reported and celebrated that a full 40 % of Kellers church members did not profess Christian conversion. But that they were fully committed to Bufords “Half Time ” socialist “common good-give back ” scheme at younger and younger ages. . Amazing ..think about that. Unsaved but dedicted to serve the machine.
KELLER , BUFORD -GLOBALIST VISION AND YOUR MONEY -FOR”THE WORLD WE WANT”.
Keller joined in as a major player in the Lausanne driven “Generosity Movement ” and with high level hedge fund managers from groups like Black Rock to focusing on Christian giving and philanthropy. Buford had boasted to globalist leaders working with the United Nations in “The World We Want ” power grab for control of global philathropy that he had “primed legions of wealthy Christians to become big time philatropist “. These Christians were literally corraled to be harness for their vision. Bufords Halftime brand which is dubbed in its foreword as “picking up where LGBJ’s Great Society (by architect John Gardener) leaves off ” became a well placed tool to prime giving for justice driven domestic and global ” faith based partnerships” (FBP). Keller was a significant part of the “priming ” through his “Theology of Generosity” and role with Lausanne and Buford’s media machine.
Another player -now under the new management of Buford attorney Jay Bennett was the National Christian Foundation which previously took over 24 years to give away $1 billion to Christian ministries but by 2009/2010 was and is giving away well over a $1 billion plus per year with its “donor advised funds”. These efforts have many probelms in part because Christians and ministries to not know where these massive additional infusions of funding have come from and no list of donors or specific exhaustive list of ministries supported is provided. The funds are “donor advised” but not earmarked or committed only to those ministries the donor selects from a pre approved list( not available to the public) by NCF. When contacted for a list of donors -especially of large or foundation donors to NCF and for a FULL list of ministries supported -NCF refused to provide any such list. NCF also does produce income from and looks to be retaining part ofthe funding into its own capitol invetment portfolio. A key figure formerly at Black Rock is also on the board of Lausanne’s Generosity Movement and multiple Keller Boards in NYC.
“CHRISTIAN ECONOMIC FORUM ” AND THE “OTHER 90% OF CHRISTIAN WEALTH”
Not satisfied with the billions in Christian giving , the founder of Crown Financial invisioned a “Davos For Christian Leaders” when launching the “Christian Economic Forum”.It is openly based on the principles and social justice /equity economics of the globalist organization World Economic Forum. This effort targets the TRILLIONS in wealth held by Christians. Aided by “Faith Drivne Investors” (FDI) wealth adivisors – this Davos for Christian Leaders soon recruited Lausanne figures like Tim Keller and David Platt and (then) Southern Baptist Convention President JD Greear as spokespersons along side Black Rock and other leaders in the industry. The effort has been boldly following WEF to lure Christian investing (openly referred to as the other 90% by FDI website pitch ) and justice driven – global vision based investing. It appears that believers having long been primed to merge globalist visions into their giving would hopefully do the same with their investments with trusted pitch men like Keller and Platt providing the theological case for it.
MORE SPECIFICS ON KELLER’S INABILITY TO CONDEMN HOMOSEXUALITY
By 2011 in a Columbia Univesity Veritas Forum event Keller would no longer plainly say that homosexuality was a sin.TGC published all the SSA /Sexual minority activist and hired one of them, Sam Allberry , as editor for TGC on the LGBTQ issue. By 2018 The Keller’s spoke at Allberry/Living Out’s London Conference promoting the Side B narratives and introducing an “Audit ” questionaire for churches on “LGBTQ Inclusion”. Kathy Keller called it “brilliant “and boasted “we are taking it back to our church”. Revoice LGBTQ Thriving in conservative Churches movement was also promoted by this Living Out event and Allberry. Keller continued to promote the Social Justice, Racial , and LGBTQ shift inside Christianity outlined by Lausanne in the 2010 meeting through his considerable-global influence.
KELLER’S POLITICS AND GLOBALISM
Keller was a dominionist theologically who teaches “Christians must redeem culture”. His politics were left. He visited Obama in the Whitehouse on multiple occasions including his efforts to promote “Good Faith “- third way compromise in the church for the Obama administration horrific second term. Keller admitted to being a registered Democrat and his narratives about “Human Flourishing/Thriving Cities” etc all came from his close association with admitted Frankfurt School inspired Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at UVA.
KELLER’S WORK WITH FRANCIS COLLINS AND BIOLOGOS
Keller has long and often be criticised for his warped views on Genesis 1-11 and creation. The source of his position is better understood in light of his role launching BioLogos first ever event in his Redeemer church and being one of Francis Collins thought leaders in BioLogos. Theistic Evolution is the term used to describe the efforts to merge Faith and Science- specifically false evolution “science”. THIS effort is funded by The Templeton Foundation which is putting over $150 million dollars annaully into promoting this merger among all faiths. Again this means it is an interfaith or multi faith effort by Templeton to force all faiths to abandon full reliance on their sacred text to embrace the modern whims and trends of science . This deception has been “flourishing” ,to use Kellers favorite virtue term, inside the church while organizations like UNESCO have long sought to drive a wedge between faith and science. Darwinian evolution and the origin of the species were promoted by UNESCO founder Julian Huxleys grandfather into the mainstream of science in order to counter the influence of Christianity in education . UNESCO also committed in 1946 to “merge Christianity and Communism” using the dialectic tools in education. Most of TGC and Kellers writings are a form of formating information to complexify issues and walk the reader through a dialectical process appealing to both sides while seeking to move the right toward the middle ground and “consensus”.
Keller is in disturbing company with Francis Collins who was a key player in putting forth false information about his agency NIH funding of “Gain of Function research” at the Wuhan lab leading to the Covid 19 pandemic . Collins was also part of the harmful roll out of and mandating of problematic and politicized vaccines which are now part of the ever growing revelations and controversy surrounding the 2020 Pandemic. Keller participated with Collins and Ed Stetzer is spreading propaganda during the crisis.
KELLER AND THE PCA
Keller was ordained a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America ( PCA) .This is the conservative movement born out of the exodus of Presbyterians from the PCUSA and other groups a generation ago. This exodus took place because of PCUSA compromise over homosexuality and THE VERY SAME “social gospel ” Keller has helped flood into the PCA moving it toward the same failed fate today.
In the last two weeks a long time Keller protege’ Scott Sauls was removed from his church pulpit in Nashville for a creating a “culture of abuse ” among his staff and church members. Sauls had helped plan and endorse Revoice from Fall of 2017 and openly endorsed it and stood with gay activist PCA pastor Greg Johnson who hosted Revoice at his Memorial PCA church. This controversy and Saul’s support of it have continued to divide and conquer and split the PCA. TGC favorite emergent Mark Driscoll had been removed years ago after being exposed for a culture of abuse at his church.
THERE IS A PATTERN HERE WITH THE TGC/KELLER INFLUENCE AND THE PENDING COLLAPSE OF HIS OWN MOVEMENT.
Long time TGC Council member and Keller supporter Harry Reeder of Briarwood PCA was killed in an automobile crash the day before Keller passed away from cancer after a multi year battle.
Reeder pastored Briarwood Presbyterian Church follwing founding pastor Frank Barker. Briarwood is one of the two flagship churches which founded the PCA. The other was D. James Kennedy’s Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A major TGC influencer Tullian Tchividjian and favorite emergent spokesman followed Kennedy as pastor and split Coral Ridge Church even excommunicating Kennedy’s family members and daughter for resisting his emergent, antinominan ,cheap grace gospel. Soon afterwards Tchividjian was exposed for deeply troubling immorality himself.
Briarwood Church was suffering from the WOKE invasion of the false justice teachings in its school and ministries under long time TGC leadership Council member Pastor Harry Reeder. Reeder was also under investigation by the Evangel Presbytery in Birmingham Al. for similar issues as Keller protege’ Scott Sauls.
Because of TGC influence and an unbridled ,unaccountable growth of the Keller legacy among young pastors in the PCA- the movement and its churches are seeing splits and massive repartures of long time members. The negative impact on his own movement by Keller and his TGC are measured in both lost members and fading influence in and of the church.
MORE ON IASC AND CONCLUSION
IASC drafted the Lausanne “Civilitas” documents -a movement to push Third Way Fabian Socialism in the churches globally. Keller was a committed globalist and worked within the Big Eva machine he was a product of in order to move the church toward alignment with “Global Goals” deceptions. … BUT because he could appear thoughtful and contemplative as he polished THEIR talking points- he will forever be remebered by many as one of the “most influential Christians of modern times”. At this stage only a powerful move of the Holy Spirit can bring about a turn around from the damaging harvest the church is now reaping from the seeds sown by Keller , TGC and similar groups and ministers.
AWANA LAUNCHED CHILD DISCIPLESHIP FORUM WITH CONFERENCES TO PROVIDE A “NEW MAP” OF RESOURCES FOR CHILD DISCIPLESHIP BY CONNECTING THE HISTORIC BIBLE MEMORY VERSE MINISTRY WITH THE VOICES OF MODERN PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANITY FROM THE GOSPEL COALITION’S STABLE OF RACIAL , SEXUAL AND WOKE -JUSTICE ACTIVIST.. BEYOND “BARNA DRIVEN” PARTNERSHIP AND THE DENIALS- NOW COMES THE ALIGNMENT OF CDF /AWANA WITH AXIS RESOURCES/JUDE 3 PROJECT/ & CAMPAIGN/ REVOICE LEADERS FOCUSED ON CULTURE DRIVEN CONVERSATION GUIDES ON TRANSGENDERISM FOR PARENTS AND CHURCHES..
Rev Thomas Littleton
AWANA IS CHANGING THOUGH NEW CEO ATTEMPTED TO DENY CONCERNS
Pastors and Children’s ministry leaders began expressing concerns some time after numerous publications revealed the WOKE trending of AWANA and its Child Discipleship Forum (CDF) events and resources began showing a steady presence of TGC thought leaders into the AWANA ministry.
For several years now, under the leadership of new CEO Matt Markins, AWANAs new CDF has been using voices like Sam Allberry ( Same sex attracted priest/inclusion activist) who endorsed REvoice LGBTQ Thriving in conservativev churches and whose ministry Living Out put forth a 2018 “LGBTQ Inclusion Church Audit”) , Jared Kennedy ( author the ERLC “Parents Guide to Teaching Your Children about Gender” – endorsing and resourced by Revoice founder Nate Collins) , Andy Crouch ( progressive think tank leader /Revoice leader /former CT editor), Christopher Yuan (SSA/ AIDS victim/ and LGBTQ inclusion advocate) and Rebecca McLaughlin ( TGC WOKE /SSA /Justice/feminist advocate) and many others to message a new culturally relevant and conversation based approach to children’s discipleship. These “conversations focus HEAVILY on issues of sexuality and gender and are geared to dialectical internal social change
Also racial activists who advocated for BLM and who operate among groups who are trending toward wealth redistribution /DE&I / Social and Economic Justice have been included in the CDF events. The inclusion of such voices in the historically solid “Biblical Memory” verse ministry is understandably troubling. Now the “Resources” are being rolled out for parents and churches with similar troubling sources and partnerships.
This factual overview of ongoing changes in AWANA and its new CDF are provided so that parents, pastors, and children’s ministry leaders can make their own informed decisions about these concerns and the future of their child discipleship.
“Are we using the old map of child discipleship in our churches – the one that focuses on entertainment – or are we using the new map, which makes community, engagement and long-lasting faith the goals? Comparing an old mariner’s map to our current church culture, Awana President and CEO Matt Markins gives a compelling reason why it’s time to take a different route to child discipleship.”
NOTE- AWANA SUCCESS WAS NOT BUILT ON THE “ENTERTAINMENT DRIVEN -CHURCH GROWTH MOVEMENT AS SEEMS TO BE IMPLIED BUT ON CHILDREN LEARNING /MEMORIZING THE BIBLE.
The new conversation driven approach with many of the same voices from The Gospel Coalition who have been under intense scrutiny and exposed since the MLK/50 and Revoice events of 2018 is an odd judgement call and inviting controversy. These false ideologies have been significantly challenged and publically discredited for more than five years for promoting a false “Social Justice” gospel by the Dallas Statement and many others WHY now-WHY AWANA/CDF?
HOW DOES A BIBLE MEMORY APPROACH BENEFIT FROM ADDING IN PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN PARTNERS LIKE BARNA /AXIS AND OTHERS EXAMINED IN THIS HARD LOOK INTO THEIR CURRENT DIRECTION AND NEW TRANSGENDER RESOURCES?
MATT MARKINS ARTICLE ON TRANSGENDERISM-POINTING TO CARL TRUEMAN AND AXIS.ORG.
After concerns over AWANA /CDF trending WOKE first surfaced IN 2021 and were discussed in detail by this and other publications, AWANA put forth a 5 page denial of any compromise or direct influence into or changes to the AWANA resources for children’s ministry. The central theme of denials over concerns that CDF hosted WOKE and justice activist/ SSA LGBTQ inclusion speakers was that featuring and platforming the speakers “is not an endorsement of everything they say”. Though this is a weak and problematic position -now that further direct AWANA/CDF “RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CHURCHES are made available -it is easy to assess which parts of the new rhetoric IS endorsed by AWANA .
WHAT IS MATT SAYING ABOUT OLD MAPS AND THE NEW MAP?
THE AWANA /CDF ARTICLE ON TRANSGENDER.
Among new AWANA/CDF resources is “sample article” under the heading of:
Child Discipleship Resources for Churches and Parents
Transgenderism, Children and the Gospel
ArticleFebruary 28, 2023
Following along with CEO Matt Markins thinking here – it is absolutely imperative to follow the cultural conversations to help disciple children today .Though true on some level Markins appears to be saying that the “New Map ” he is advocating for comes from the culture. This assertion is made after admitting that children and youth are being bombarded with the transgender issue everywhere else so that “proves” we should follow the conversation – and do so from the resources like Carl Trueman , Jared Kennedy, Axis.org /ERLC / Nate Collin Sam Allberry,others which CDF/AWANA are providing. Followers are left to wonder why the Bible Memory Verse ministry needs a “New Map” based culture.
Excerpts Below – (NOTE It is recommended to read the full article but also READ carefully ABOUT THE PROBLEMS with the specific partners and voices featured in it.)
AWANA CEO Markins used the 2022 CDF to FEATURE a discussion of the “need” for doing away with the ” Old Maps” which well meaning but perhaps poorly informed children’s ministry leaders have been using and for the adoption of “a NEW MAP” for discipling children for the modern era.
Here THIS AWANA/CDF article is admitting that the “New Map” is a “Blueprint” being written by the culture via “Cultural Formation”.- at the same time Markins is promoting the “New Maps” needed to reach youth and make “resilient disciples”.
Why must AWANA /CDF leave the simple approach of the “Old Map” of memorizing Bible verses?
Also why must the “New Map” be driven by the culture and involve progressive activist voices?
Matt Markins CEO of AWANA- “While we are having the same sorts of conversations about an old map, however, the world is blueprinting a brand-new map. This new map is unlike anything the world has ever seen — a world where a child can choose their own gender while not even consulting a parent”
“.So how did we arrive at this new map? And are we prepared? The world’s new map is the culture in which today’s child now lives, and this culture is designed to form expressive individualists. With elements on the map such as mobile screens, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit and an under-prepared (or even disengaged) parent — a whole new terrain has been forged. And it’s not only producing childhood confusion, but also emotional isolation, persistent anxiety and a variety of mental-health conditions. It’s in this uncharted portion of the world’s new map that the transgender revolution has sprung up seemingly like a new city overnight. This new city that has come to life so rapidly is going to require dialogue, prayer, wisdom and collaboration. So how do we go from where we are today to where we need to be for the sake of forming child disciples of Jesus Christ in today’s world?”
PUSHING CONVERSATIONS AND PROMOTING CONVERSATION GUIDES.
Markins co-founder with CDF is also focused on “CULTURE” and “storytelling and collaboration”.
“Michael Handler is the Chief Communications Officer at Awana. He has 18 years of experience in business and ministry. Through engaging storytelling and collaboration, he helps leaders understand the culture and creatively solve problems. “
So who is writing the “New Map” ? According to the CDF article -it is the culture -and we need to leave behind the “Old Maps” like explorers who believed the earth was flat and “arrive at the New Map” which is being blueprinted by culture , cultural formation and awareness.
Begs the question- what Bible Memory Verse would NOT AGREE with these assertions?
Jeremiah 6: 16 “Thus says the Lord:”
“Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
CAN WE – MUST WE – SEEK THE ANCIENT PATH BY A “NEW MAP”
Markins continues – “So how did we arrive at this new map? And are we prepared? The world’s new map is the culture in which today’s child now lives, and this culture is designed to form expressive individualists. With elements on the map such as mobile screens, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit and an under-prepared (or even disengaged) parent — a whole new terrain has been forged.”
QUESTIONS – For the Biblically literate parents, pastors and children’s ministers “Is there anything new under the sun ” as Solomon refuted? Has not EVERY CULTURE and every parent in every generation faced the same timeless challenges to engage their families while living in totally pagan and idolatrous cultures? And in every supernatural and practical way has not the GOSPEL ALWAYS WORKED found a way to reach every generation without altering its simple Biblical approach to letting the WORD of GOD SPEAK FOR ITSELF?
AWANA CDF 2023 ads seem to affirm this truth while their “Old Maps” vs “New Maps” rhetoric seems to deny it and “COMPLEXIFY” the “need”.
“This is not the first generation to be challenged in their faith; throughout the Bible and Church history men and women have courageously followed God even amid persecution. What was different about them? And more pressing, How can we raise children with a spirit like that?”
While AWANA CDF is offering an assertion of remaining biblically based- why is it promoting activist voices who complexify how biblical child discipleship must be re-envisioned and REVOICED with “New Maps” ?
“COMPLEXIFICATION :The act or process of making something more complex.”
The Bible was not written by simpletons but its truths are timeless and its applications so pure and non complex that a child can own them as theirs. Jesus commended and commanded “Child Like Faith” from all of us.
3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
WHERE DOES JESUS ENGAGE COMPLEXIFICATION IN HIS APPROACH TO THE GOSPEL FOR ANYONE-INCLUDING CHILDREN?
ANSWER- NOWHERE. Though the Word of God contains the most in depth insights into human nature and to God Himself and the mysteries of Redemption and the world to come. So why does Children’s discipleship suddenly need it?
Markins concludes with the word and concept of being “winsome” which is a favorite of the current editor of CT Russell Moore, the former head of the ERLC who first introduced MOST of these SSA/SOGI/ LGBTQ actiivst voices we now find at AWANA/CDF. Moore was also called “The Man From Issachar” by his mentor Albert Mohler who educated and employed Revoice LGBTQ Thriving founder Collins at SBTS. Words like Winsome have become virtue signalling terms and dog whistles for those who adhere to Moore’s progressive- divisive- and accusatory rhetoric against the household of faith. It was Russell Moore who, after being forced out of his role at the SBCs ERLC accused the Southern Baptist Conventionof being “filled with sex abuse ,cover ups and racism” helping launch the #churchtoo movement and an outside investigation by secular forces bent on forcing the Baptist into mandated “Diversity Equity and Inclusion Compliance”.
Markins -“As a member of the children’s ministry community for over 20 years, if there is one thing I’ve learned about leaders like you, it’s that your creativity, grit and faithfulness is winsome. You just seem to find ways to “get stuff done!” and for that you are admired. Along the way, however, we must also carve out time and space for dialogue, collaboration and prayer about making child disciples in the new world. We must pray and learn more about how to form resilient disciples in our secular age. We have a saying at Awana that goes like this: “We are centered on the Gospel and rooted in the Scriptures, and we will never move one inch off of the Bible.” I pray that as you navigate the new world you will stay rooted in biblical faithfulness and are as wise as the Men of Issachar; may you be men and women who understand the times and know just what to do.”
TROUBLES WITH TRUEMANS RESOURCES AND AXIS PARTNERSHIP.
Markins-“We partnered with Dr. Trueman to produce this three-part mini-documentary-style video for leaders like you. In this beautiful and compelling 38-minute video, Dr. Trueman not only boils down his 500-page book into bite-sized thoughts; he also moves into practical application for children’s ministry leaders, pastors and parents…. To begin having discipleship conversations with the kids in your life around Gender Identity, check out our Gender Identity Parent Guide written in partnership with Axis.”
NOTE : THE PRIMARY APPROACH APPEARS TO ALWAYS BE PROVIDING THE PRESUMABLY INEPT PARENTS WITH CONVERSATION GUIDES!
Some IMMEDIATE PROBLEMS WITH THIS “GENDER IDENTITY PARENT GUIDE “
First -Carl Trueman- though broadly respected as a reliable voice in Apologetics is pointing to and also using Axis.org as a resource. Trueman has had his own questionable associations in recent years.
Secondly -Axis.org does not provide ANY VISIBLE link on its website for parents or church Pastors or Children’s ministry leaders to discover or uncover who they are or what are their influences to determine for themselves if these partners are BIBLICALLY SOUND.
Read on for THAT “omitted information” to make the determination for yourself.
Thirdly- EVERY LINK to Axis.org Resources in the Trueman Parents Guide promoted by AWANA /CDF/Markins is currently A DEAD LINK. None of them WORK.
Of the four links provided in the Trueman article to Axis ALL READ
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Axis older Parents Guides have relied on terminology, emotional appeals and propaganda from pro LGBTQ sources like -The Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, The Human Rights Campaign, GLADD and the Trevor Project to inform the Christian audience of Axis and its partners. Dead links ususally indicate that a group is shifting as thye make efforts to address criticism or are hiding some of their past compromise with questionable or problematic sources and influences. The other Axis Parentss Guide referring to these actiivst groups as relaiable sources for Christians is caled -“LGBTQ and Your Teen ” ACTUALLY refers Believers to the core of these activist “social change” movements and massively funded organizations who have made outlandish attacks on Christian Faith like HRC’s 2007 hatefilled “For the Bible Tells Me So” film and curriculum. The reasoning for Axis appears to be to help Christians better understadn the LGBTQ Community – to be more loving and welcoming and relational while NEVER informing them of the roots ofand funding for and sexual liberation end game of these organizations. Such reckless ignorance on the part of Axis and of AWANA to now be partnering with these voices in Parents and Childrens ministry for discipling children isblindness on an insane level or stupidity beyond compare.
GLESN QUOTED BY AXIS TEEN LGBTQGUIDE
People They Know and Love
“It’s one thing to talk about LGBTQ+ concerns as an abstract concept, it’s another altogether if your best friend or one of your family members is wrestling with gender confusion and/or sexual preference. This study from GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network) found that “students who knew someone who was LGBTQ+ held less negative attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people than students who did not know any LGBTQ+ people.”
AXIS HRC QUOTES WARN CHRISTIANS DO GREAT DAMAGE AND NEED HRC TO HELP PREVENT THEIR IGNORANCE.
“GET EDUCATED ON LGBTQ+ ISSUES”
“We do great damage through our ignorance. If we’re willing to educate ourselves on these topics, we will speak with greater accuracy, credibility, and compassion. When you meet people who identify as LGBTQ+, expressing curiosity and interest in their lives shows that you care about them. Learn the terminology we mentioned earlier because it’s the language your kids are using. Become familiar with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest LGBTQ+ community in the country. If you want to know what the LGBTQ+ community values, you need to follow the HRC—especially if your kids identify as LGBTQ+. See also the other resources throughout this guide, as well as the Additional Resources section at the end.”
The same Parents Guide also uses LGBTQ Inclusion advocate and Revoice leader Preston Sprinkle as a reliable Christian source.
“How to Communicate Those Truth”
Jesus was aggressive with the hypocritical religious leaders of His day, but He was gentle with the sinners and outcasts—those whom society viewed as repulsive. He spent time with them. He ate food with them. He is the model we should look to when determining how to interact with those with whom we disagree. We should not worry that spending time with such people will “tarnish our witness.” Dr. Sprinkle notes that Jesus didn’t stop loving people simply because spending time with them gave Him a bad reputation.”
AXIS RESOURCES PROGRESSIVE “Q IDEAS” FORUM AND RUSSELL MOORE WHOSE ELRC ENDORSED REVOICE AND ITS FOUNDERS BOOK.
Don’t panic—play the long game.
“We’ve already mentioned the Q Podcast, and we specifically recommend Episodes 1 to 6 as a resource on LGBTQ+ issues. In episode 3, Dr. Russell Moore notes that when children fail in some way, there is a tendency for parents to feel that their kids’ behavior is a judgment on their parenting. It’s important that if you have a child who struggles with his or her gender identity or sexual orientation that you don’t see that struggle as a judgment on how you’ve done as a parent. If you do, you will likely be tempted to “fix” your child as a way of validating yourself. And if your main goal is to fix them, they will become a project to master, not a child to love.”
WHO THEN IS AXIS.ORG AND WHO ELSE ARE AMONG THEIR INFLUENCES AND VISION.
“Equipping You for Conversations that Last a Lifetime”
“Axis builds lifelong faith by helping parents and caring adults talk with their kids about what they otherwise wouldn’t (social media, cultural trends, screentime, mental health, and sexuality) one conversation at a time.”
“Our vision is to see all caring adults equipped with the conversation, discipleship, and culture translation skills needed to reach the next generation for Christ. We invite you to learn more about the resources Axis offers to equip you for conversations with your teens. Build your teen’s lifelong faith in Jesus by tackling tough topics together, one conversation at a time.”
Axis is located in Colorado Springs near many evangelical mainstream ministry offices like the now problematic Focus on the Family whose new head Jim Daly endorses Axis.
Axis was started in 2007 by David Eaton and Jeremiah Callihan.
For Children’s ministers, Pastors and parents here are their bios and further information on Axis since finding it on Axis.org website or in the AWANA/CDF /Carl Trueman links is NOT POSSIBLE .
“David Eaton (www.axis.org)co founded Axis because of his passion to see the good news about Jesus transform students, families, culture, and the world. As President, David collaborates with the Axis team, sharing the vision with friends of Axis and creating content. David has led partnerships between Axis and FamilyLife, MOPS, Young Life, Youth for Christ, Focus on the Family, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, the Association of Christian Schools International, Compassion International, Moody Radio, and others. He has been featured on FamilyLife Today and contributed to Dennis and Barbara Rainey’s book The Art of Parenting. David and his family live in Colorado Springs.”
“Jeremiah Callihan is the CEO and cofounder of Axis, leading the vision, strategy, product development, and execution of the plan to reach as many families as possible with the Gospel. It’s Jeremiah’s passion to equip caring adults to be the best possible missionaries and spiritual guides to the next generation. Seeing lifetime conversations between parents and their kids that lead to lifelong faith in Jesus is what motivates Jeremiah every day. Jeremiah lives in Colorado and has been married for fifteen years to his best friend, Kim. They’re in the midst of one conversation with each of their four amazing kids. When he isn’t playing catch or board games or on the trampoline with his kids, Jeremiah might be eating French toast, playing basketball, watching football, or reading a great book somewhere outside, with inspirational music in the background.”
NOTE- Callihan has now left Axis and is presently working with progressive former Christianity Today editor, Revoice LGBTQ Thriving council leader, and AWANA speaker Andy Crouch at Praxis Labs.
Axis founders have co-written several books including :
“Engaging Your Teen’s World: Understanding What Today’s Youth Are Thinking, Doing, and Watching”
NOTE : AGAIN -THE PRIMARY APPROACH IS ALWAYS PROVIDING THE PRESUMABLY INEPT PARENTS WITH CONVERSATION GUIDES.
“Netflix and chill,” “broccoli,” and LGBTTQQIAAP+. If you don’t know what these words and phrases really mean to your teen, you are not alone. The verbal terrain of today’s youth can be difficult to navigate, and sometimes requires a guide–a culture translator to help parents of teens decipher the codes and unlock the doors to an ongoing conversation about faith and life.”
WHO IS JUDE 3 PROJECT /LISA FIELDS AND THE & CAMPAIGN?
Axis Resources for Parents and Churches linked to by AWANA/CDF take users to Axis videos and articles which include Axis new partner called the “JUDE 3 PROJECT” headed by activist Lisa Fields.
This partnership is confirmed by the JUDE 3 PROJECT resources in the Axis links and by the founder Lisa Fields posts on the web.
Lisa (Victoria) Fields-
“I had an awesome convo with some parents in Detroit on how they talk to their kids about sexuality and gender. I look forward to filming with some more parents and teens in Chicago at the end of the month on the same topic. This project between @jude3project and Axis is red hot .”
Lisa Fields of JUDE 3 PROJECT is confirmed to be a leader of the Obama Foundation and Democratic Party delegate lead organization “The & Campaign ” in which the & stands for the merging of polar opposites “Biblical Values & Social Justice “.
(Lisa Fields and Axis partnership based conversations with parents)
On the issue of LGBT and Gender The & Campaign promotes the LGBTQ “Fairness for All ” compromise similar to the Human Rights Campaign’s’Equality Act ” promoting LGBTQ/SOGI into full “Civil Rights Equality ” status. This would criminalize at the federal level any and all opposition to the LGBTQ rights movement. Activist Billionaire Paul Singer funds both the Fairness for All and the Equality Act as both advance the LGBTQ agenda but the former with token protections for religious liberty and so called “exemptions” which are temporary in order to push the main body of the legislation through Congress.
More on Fields /JUDE3 PROJECT/The & Campaign and how this impacts the Axis /AWANA/CDF “Resources” with activism which seeks to merge “Biblical Values & Social Justice”. .
Dr.William Skinner of The & Campaign confirms the activist work of Lisa Fields of JUDE # PROJECT and Justin Giboney co founder of The & Campaign in an upcoming event ,
“Join me & other Christian activists who believe in the authority of Scripture and social justice in the public square on Thursday, April 13th for Heirs of Action with”
“The primary mission of J3P is to help the Black Christian community know what they believe and why they believe it.”… “The Jude 3 Project was designed to equip the African American community in the area of apologetics. The word “apologetics” is derived from the Greek word “apologia”, which means to make a defense and has come to mean “defense of the faith”. Apologetics covers many areas: who Jesus is, the reliability of the Bible, refuting cults, biblical evidences in history and archeology, answering objections, etc. In short, it deals with giving reasons as to why Christianity is the true religion. We are called by God to give an apologia, a defense: “but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” (1 Pet. 3:15) We believe it is important to know what you believe and why you believe it.”
JUDE 3 PROJECT Founder Lisa Fields role in The & Campaign leadership is on the & Campaign leadership web link.
JUDE 3 PROJECT is promoting The & Campaign’s new “In Visible Institution” which is a recently launched social justice driven outlet for & Campaign “voter and activism resources” and publications.
@AndCampaignMay 2 Today, we’re launching our new In Visible Institution (IVI) Newsletter to equip faith leaders and pastors in the public square.”
CAUSE FOR CONCERN is that AWANA CDF partnership with Axis Resources clearly includes the partnership resources of Fields /JUDE3 PROJECT and her activism including The & Campaign and its direct influence from the Obama Foundation,The Democratic Party and Paul Singer /Fairness for All.
READ MORE on The & Campaign and its agenda in the church here:
Note that just days after this article was published Tim Keller vanished for the & Campaigns linksits to leadership
AXIS AND THE SIMILARLY TROUBLING ACSI PARTNERSHIP
Association of Christian Schools International ACSI is having similar problems to AWANA as a long respected Christian ministry in K-12 Christian Education which has recently been discovered and exposed promoting Sam Allberry, Revoice , and other LGBTQ Christian/ Inclusive resources for ACSI schools in Europe.
AXIS and ACSI announced their partnership in February 2021
“COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 16, 2021 – ACSI and Axis have partnered to provide relevant tools to educators and parents designed to help them stay current with rapidly changing cultural trends impacting youth.”
“The partnership represents the latest ACSI initiative designed to help schools to flourish. ACSI research indicates a flourishing Christian school is a community of students, educators, and families that glorifies Christ and excels in knowing Him and making Him known. The association believes Flourishing is best achieved through intentionality.”
“According to Dr. Larry Taylor, ACSI President, an important part of cultivating a flourishing school community is maintaining strong communication between adults and students.”
“The purpose of this partnership is to equip educators and parents by keeping them apprised of current culture so they can have timely, Christ-centered conversations with their children,” he said.”
“Leaders from both ministries share a passion for discipling and training young servant leaders for Christ and see the tremendous relevancy of the partnership.”
“David Eaton, Axis President and Cofounder, believes this offering will help individuals better understand culture from a biblical worldview.”
“Axis is thrilled to offer this opportunity to ACSI members,” he said. “These materials can be used by adults to stay informed about what their children are listening to, watching, or hearing from their friends.”
“Axis is known for creating timeless, Christ-centered resources from great thinkers like C.S. Lewis, while keeping a pulse on relevant shifts in culture.”
“Membership grants users entry to an expansive library of relevant materials and access to a team of Gospel-focused researchers standing by to answer any questions.”
“Ultimately, both ministries believe the initiative provides tools to help adults and children cope with the dizzying, seismic cultural shifts they face.”
“In this rapidly changing culture, it has never been more imperative that educators and parents reach the next generation for Christ,” Taylor said. “We believe this offering will prepare them not only to have important discussions with their children, but also to spur them on in their lifelong relationship with the Lord.”
“ACSI schools will receive a 20% off discount for a one-year Axis membership. Member schools can learn more by visiting https://your.acsi.org/AXIS.”
Read MORE on ACSI troubling LGBTQ “Resources ” for Christian Educators HERE:
(Like AWANA CDF – ACSI has denied the concerns represented by these partnerships and resources BUT has removed the links and materials on LGBTQ / Revoice/Allberry from the web. ACSI has not retracted its UnifyEd partnership with CRF and James Cone Black Liberation Theology advocate Walter Strickland who is founder and head of ACSI racially focused partner UnifyEd.
WHERE DOES THIS DEEPENING DIRECTION LEAVE AWANA ?
EXCERPTS FROM THE AWANA -CDF 2022 “OLD MAPS/NEW MAPS” EVENT IN THEIR OWN WORDS-
FOCUSING ON TOPICS OF RACE, SEXUALITY, GENDER AND ASSERTED TO BE CULTURALLY RELEVANT DUE TO THE PROGRESSIVE “ACTIVIST CHRISTIAN” SPEAKERS.
Matt Markins stressed that since a person’s worldview is primarily shaped and is firmly in place by the time someone reaches the age of 13, then we’re up against a deadline – and it’s earlier than we thought.
Andy Crouch’s warning to be careful of our reliance on technology – “our Precious” – to fill our kids’ lives has us rethinking the importance we have put on it to raise our kids.
We were challenged by the testimonies of Sam Alberry and Trillia Newbell that we must first understand who we are in Christ before we can pass on our faith to those we disciple. While Cindy Bultema‘s story illustrated how, “Every child is ONE caring adult away from having their life changed for eternity.”
David Kinnaman inspired us, the tired leaders who have come through two years of a pandemic and who continue to give their all without much recognition that, “It’s not whether we got it right or the church got it right but that God is able to speak into the hearts of these young children.”
David Kinnaman and Catherine Hwang-Jin shared data from recent surveys that will shed light on the relationship you have with your senior pastor and with the parents of the kids in your ministry. There is so much to unpack, it is worth another look.
Rebecca McLaughlin, Carl Trueman and Derwin Gray challenged us to think about how we perceive those who are different from us – in race, skin color, affiliation, sexual identity, etc. “Christianity is the most diverse belief system in the world,” said Rebecca. “We must reclaim diversity.”
Among the many nuggets of truth Carl spoke, is this one: “We all need a place where we can find validation and support. We need the church to be … a safe place where [anyone] can go to be encouraged that [they] have done the right thing even if it may have cost [them].”
Derwin inspired us to pursue reconciliation. “It is intrinsic to the Gospel and must be normalized in the formation of our kids and our local churches. But you cannot give away what you do not possess.”
It is unlikely that current leaders at AWANA or ACSI or any of these historically reliable and trustworthy ministries will listen to the concerns of parents unless pastors and children’s ministry leaders share those concerns and back up those who raise them. Revenue may be the only language being understood at the moment.
According to its own annual reports – AWANA is receiving significant annual contributions which now comprise a larger percentage of its total revenue as sales decline and they become more dependent on possible “outside the church” funding. This issue is at the core of the invasion of once conservative seminaries and many other once BIBLICALLY faithful ministries.
Those who do speak up are often rebuked by accusations of some inapplicable “violation ” and twisted context of Matt 18 :15-17 which deals with how to confront private SIN. These verses do NOT speak to how to deal with open sin, false teaching and errors impacting the church. Paul confronted Peter openly and rebuked him publically.
If you or your church leaders or even pastors are concerned about these influences impacting your children -perhaps for the sake of disabling and dis-empowering false claims of “violating Matt 18 :15-17” you can contact AWANA/CDF leaders like Matt Markins or others like ACSI but thus far they have not listened to multiple others who have/ are attempting to “right the ship” and protect their children and churches and EVEN these once wonderful ministries from descending into the “Cultural Blueprint” and the same paths mapped out by those God left wandering in the wilderness or destroyed for their love of the cultures and idols of the disposed nations around them.
Dealing with a Sinning Brother
15 “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.
Instead this author continues to remind pastors and ministry heads and organizational leaders like AWANA that these concerns are indeed Matt 18 matters but it is verse 6 which applies and we should all take heed to Jesus’ intense warning.
Jesus Warns of Offenses
6 “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
THROUGH A MASSIVE FOOTPRINT VIA CONFERENCES, MEDIA , BOOKS AND CURRICULUMS-TGC/NAE CONTINUE TO CORRUPT THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH AND FURTHER MERGE OPENLY WITH INTERFIATH AND THE LEFT.
Rev Thomas Littleton
At this stage in the decline of the church in our generation the organizations contributing to that decline no longer feel the need to maintain a careful image of biblical fidelity. The mask have fallen because the gloves have come off. The money is flooding in and any ability or even sense of responsibility to maintain an image of bilical fidelity is out the window. All that is left is a faithful remnant of the church untouched by these corrupting influences of organizations like TGC and the NAE. Those faithful have left the institutional church as it has become a “WOKE WASTELAND”.
Jeremiah 2 “What injustice have your fathers found in Me, That they have gone far from Me, Have followed idols, And have become idolaters?
… Also on your skirts is found The blood of the lives of the poor innocents. I have not found it by secret search, But plainly on all these things.”
CONSIDER THE TGC 2023 UPCOMING CONFERENCE
“TGC 2023 HOPE IN THE WILDERNESS :
ENCOURAGEMENT FOR PILGRIMS FROM THE BOOK OF EXODUS”
“As they grew in number in a foreign land, the people of Israel fell under the oppression of a ruler who forgot the old ways and rejected God. But from generation to generation God never forgot his chosen people. He tells them, “I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God” (Ex. 6:7a). Though these exiles doubted and dithered, God delivered them from Egypt and from the wilderness. Prone to wander, the people of God found a home in the land flowing with milk and honey, a land where God would make them a “kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exo 19:6) so that they would “proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Pet 2:9). Through his people, God’s glory would extend to all the world with the good news of hope.“
But what is The Gospel Coaltiion really offering believers here? Can the organization which has helped bring the church outside the call of God and into the WOKE wilderness be the source of brining it hope? Only if that organization has repented and seeks to lead the way for church wide repntance. That is not what is happening here.
SOME OF THE TGC SPEAKERS
David Platt – Platt and his organization “Radical” ( which is also a sponosr of TGC23 ) are promoting social justice / WOKE globalism and using partnerships among interfaith/ multifaith international globalist organizations like WEF/UN/ CIA / OPEC in and effort to redistribute missions dollars and resources toward “equity”. Platt participated in marches during BLM events and signed up to participate with Revoice leaders LGBTQ inclusion movement. Members of his own church near DC are suing him in an ongoing legal battle to have him removed as pastor.
JD Greear- Greear is the three time past President of the Southern Baptist Convention who led the largest protestant denomination in the America into the # MeToo movement and the hands of feminist promoting Diversity Equity and Inclusion compliance . Greear promotes TGC compromise inside his and Platt’s SBC movement and became a court jestor of leadership when he was caught plaigerizing sermons on Romans maintaining that “God whispers about homosexuality” in the Bible.
Sam Allberry- Allberry is a leader in the push among evangelicals for LGBTQ welcome and hospitality in the church. Allberry became a star of TGC and the ERLC events and web presence with his book “Is God Anti Gay” and continues to be among the most controversial “inclusion ” advocates and activist among conservatives.
Vincent Bacote – Bacote is a racially focused author and speaker pushing race topics through his worls like “Black Scholars in White Space: New Vistas in African American Studies from the Christian Academy; On Kuyper; Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership Is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions; Keep Your Head Up; and Prophetic Evangelicals. “
Collin Hansen -Hansen is the aging author of “Young Restless and Reformed” which, through the help of John Piper and his “Passion Conferences” and his role at TGC from its inception, has camputred and corrupted a generation of young pastors in the mire of Kuyperism / dominionism/ and justice driven errors. In an interview with ABC Hansen admitted that TGC was founded to correct and influence the voting patters of evangelicals away from “the right ” and toward progressivism.
Jared Kennedy – Kennedy’s work with the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission included a “Parents Guide to Discussing Gender with Children”.In his guide Kennedy used the pro LGBTQ inclusion and “LGBTQ Christianity” advocate and activist- founder of the Revoice movement’s book “All But Invisible” as his primary resource.
Greg Koukl and Sean McDowell – Both of Stand to Reason apologetics and Biola University have helped create a rebranding of youth apologetics combining silliness and showmanship with “Rethinking Apologetics” introducing progressives views on sexuality and gender like SOGI and inclusion.
Rebecca McLaughlin – McLaughlin is a rising “star” among TGC and other compromised movements with her WOKE focused “Confronting Christinaity” series. She is an actiivst also claming some level of gay/sexual minority status in her Christian faith.
Jake Meador – Meador is the current head of the progressive Davenant Insitute and an editor of third way social gospel publication “Mere Orthodxy” which panders to a micro-market share among progressive “Christian ” media outlets.
Alan Nobel – Nobel is a part of the Obama Foundation and Democratic Party efforts among TGC and Send Network pastors called “The & Campaign” leadership. The & Campaign promotes the merger of “Biblical Values & Social Justice”. His bio reads-“As the 2016 election ramped up, Alan launched the group Public Faith with Michael Wear to offer an alternative evangelical political voice.” Michael Wear is the Obama Foundation’s Ambassador the America’s Believers”.
Koir Porter- Porter is another Leader of The & Campaign ” seeking to promote the false justice gospel and third way politics in the church. Her bio reads- “Kori Porter is founder of Peacemakers Coalition, a nonprofit that seeks to inspire millennials and Gen Zers to pursue justice and peace to help heal our world. She also serves as VP for Faith and Justice Initiatives at the AND Campaign… She has been published in His Testimonies, My Heritage and the AND Campaign’s A New Narrative on Abortion: Pro-Woman and Pro-Child. She is compelled by her Christian faith to stand and advocate on behalf of those harmed by injustice. “
Tom Schreiner – Schreiner is the Dean of the School of Theology at SBTS- the flagship semianry of the SBC. He is one of three compromised professors who oversaw and approved the dissertation of the founder of Revoice LGBTQ Thriving in Conservative Churches movement .The dissertation asserts that the use of the term “Virgin ” in the New Testament is proof of a “third gender ” option in the New Testamant . Revoice founder Nate Collins has also been a TGC regular contributor and taught New Testament and was a “Garrett Fellow at SBTS under Schreiner while launching the pro LGBTQ Chrisitan movement.
Jen Wilkin – Wilken is a favorite among WOKE Women speakers and is a leader at the Village Church of now exposed and disgraced pastor and TGC leader Matt Chandler. Wilkins asserts unique “insights on bleeding” and the role of women in ministry as the feminist movement is using the #MeToo movement to segway into conservative church leadership.
Trevin Wax- Wax is the painfully tender voiced protege’ of Ed Stetzer who advocated with progressive activist journalist Jonathan Merritt and Sara Pulliam Baily on TGC/Christinaity Today/ Ed Stetzer’s “Future of Evangelicals” asserting that the church would soften its position on social issues for its own good in the near future.
SPONSORS INCLUDE SUCH COMPROMISED AND WOKE ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS AS:
CONVENANT THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY -Which is dismantleing the PCA from inside with WOKE compromise.
BEESON DIVINITY SCHOOL- Where TGC leader Collin Hansen is in leadership and where a new “Center for Women in Ministry” is pushing the borders on bilical roles.
LIFEWAY- Which is the SBC troubled publishing arm spewing error from its materials and curriculum like the Gospel Project with Ed Stetzer,Trevin Wax, and a WOKE braintrust for pre K children through young adults.
MISSION TO NORTH AMERICA – Which is the PCA missions arm with leadership who promote global goals and interfaith dialog.
REFORMED THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY -Which is led by TGC leader Ligon Duncan and is as WOKE as they come promoting in 2009 the “Polis Institute” laying the ground work for CRU and RTS Orlando into the City Reaching/ FBP model demanding a false social justice gospel to alter the vision of missions toward “Community Development”. Polis and RTS employ the ideology of urbanologist Ruchard Florida who wrote the pro LGBT “Creative Class” and “The Great Reset” used by the WEF.
RADICAL- Which is David Platt’s profitable marketing/ branding machine
SBTS- Which is led by long time TGC leader Albert Mohler from which CRT and Intersectionality were mainstreamed in the Southern Baptist movement.
SEND NETWORK -Which is the SBC church planting arm. SN uses Baptist $$$ given to missions to plant churches -some of which helped incubate The & Campaign and Justice driven leaders for the Obama Foundation and the Democratic Party. Long time Send Network VP actually launched The & Campaign with his brother -a co-founder in his Send Network funded Atlanta Church.
TRINITY EVANGELICAL DIVINITY SCHOOL-Which is the home of the original main offices of TGC and “The Center for Transformational Churches” and is the epicenter of the WOKE /Dominonist / Kuyperism contamination through Neo-Calvinism. Virtually no (formerly ) biblical church in America is escaping this influence via its pastors involvement on some level with TGC.
WHEATON COLLEGE- Which is home to the Billy Graham Center.It has been led for years by Ed Stetzer -TGC/SBC/CT super spreader of the justice gospel. Wheaton is also home to Mark Yarhouse and his “Sexuality and Gender Identity Institute” . Yarhouse promotes “sexual minority” and pro LGBTQ/SOGI inclusion doctrine originating from the American Psycological Association .TGCs D A CArson commissioned Yarhouse in 2010 to draft the TGC “Christ on Campus ” whitepaper which has continued to spread the APA views of sexuality and gender in the church like a socially transmitted disease.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS
NAE WITH “THE & CAMPAIGN”/ CCCU /FORMER ERLC NOW CT HEAD RUSSELL MOORE- ALL EXTREMELY COMPROMISED AND EXPOSED LEADERS JOIN IN TRINITY FORUM EVENT
“In this episode Shirley Hoogstra, Russell Moore, Justin Giboney and Walter Kim consider the historic values of leadership, share lessons learned from their own lives, and provide encouragement for leaders today.”
How to Speak in a Crisis
“Reflecting on the temptation to tell people what they want to hear, Russell Moore encourages leaders to consider long-term credibility and speaking the truth”
In 2022 NAE head Walter Kim spoke at the MULTIFAITH NETWORK “UNLIKELY CONFERENCE ” with Muslim clerics and the World Muslim League -a Muslim Brotherhood organization promoting the “Charter of Mecca”.
As “UNLIKELY ALLIES ” in their Global Faith Forum – the NAE leader locked arms in solidarity with the multi faith movement promoting globalism and global spirituality.
The NAE Board includes TGC/WOKE leaders like Ed Stetzer and Dhati Lewis mentioned above in the TGC circle of compromise.
NAE BOAST ITS “THIRD WAY” – FABIAN SOCIALISM GOALS SINCE REAGAN ERA.
“President Ronald Reagan delivered his “Evil Empire” speech to the NAE in 1983. This was following a research project of the NAE on Peace, Freedom & Security Studies that helped redefine a third way approach to national security and world peace. ” http://NAE.org/history
NAE JUST ANNOUNCED IT IS HIRING A NEW RACIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP POSITION
“The NAE is growing, and we’re looking for a professional who wants to grow with us! The NAE is searching for a Racial Justice & Reconciliation Collaborative Project Coordinator. To find out more or to apply:”
“The team at the National Association of Evangelicals is highly collaborative, committed and engaged in our vision to see a thriving evangelical community in the United States that navigates complexity with biblical clarity. This is a big task, and we need the most talented, ambitious and thoughtful individuals with us.”
“The NAE Racial Justice and Reconciliation Collaborative Project Coordinator is a part-time, remote work position. The Project Coordinator works with the Project Director to implement the NAE’s Racial Justice and Reconciliation Collaborative, which aims to ensure that evangelicals understand and act upon the Bible’s commitment to justice and reconciliation.”
“The NAE Racial Justice and Reconciliation Collaborative Project Coordinator is a part-time position. The Project Coordinator works collaboratively with all NAE staff to help evangelicals foster thriving communities and navigate complexity with biblical clarity. The Project Coordinator works with the Project Director to implement the NAE’s Racial Justice and Reconciliation Collaborative, which aims to ensure that evangelicals understand and act upon the Bible’s commitment to justice and reconciliation.”
Personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
Agreement to and affirmation of the NAE Statement of Faith
Regular attendance at an evangelical church and familiarity with the evangelical community
Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred, but not required
Strong writer and content developer
Attention to detail
Organizational and interpersonal skills
Willingness to work as part of a team and flexibility to adjust to needs of a small organization
Capability and experience to fulfill responsibilities listed below
Assist with creation and dissemination of project resources
Coordinate planning and logistics for project gatherings and experiences
Draft project content for NAE publications, websites, emails, social media accounts, etc.
Coordinate logistics for project webinars, podcasts or other communication programs
Collaborate with communication team and other staff to develop and implement a public outreach strategy
Coordinate correspondence with and gatherings of partners, staff and other project stakeholders
Assist with grant reporting to project funders
Other responsibilities as assigned
The Project Coordinator reports to the Project Director
The Project Coordinator collaborates with other NAE staff All interested candidates should review the NAE’s Mission and Vision, Statement of Faith, and “For the Health of the Nation” to ensure that their personal values and beliefs are in alignment with those of the organization. The NAE is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The project coordinator may work remotely. Some domestic travel may be required.
The main reason the WOKE Justice advocates are ramping up without fear of God or fear of being exposed is in part, like Satan himself, they know their time is short. Exposure has them abandoning prior subtleties for a more agressive approach risking alienation of the following of an older generation in order to secure their hold on the next gen church. The older, fading bilbical conservative generation is no longer the target.It is possible these organizations no longer need the baby boomers money so thye are doubling down on their goals. THESE PEOPLE ARE AFTER THE FAITH OF YOUR GRAND CHILDREN TO TRANSFORM IT INTO THEIR OWN IMAGE. So how do biblically faithful Christians respond? Rise up and LEAVE THE WOKE WASTELAND CHURCHES .Pray and speak and live out the True Gospel to the next generation and watch the pending judgement on these deconstructionist which is fitting and pending … in time.
God’s Case Against Israel
2 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord:
“I remember you, The kindness of your youth, The love of your betrothal, When you [a]went after Me in the wilderness, In a land not sown. 3 Israel was holiness to the Lord, The firstfruits of His increase. All that devour him will offend; Disaster will come upon them,” says the Lord.’ ”
4 Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob and all the families of the house of Israel. 5 Thus says the Lord:
“What injustice have your fathers found in Me, That they have gone far from Me, Have followed idols, And have become idolaters? 6 Neither did they say, ‘Where is the Lord, Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who led us through the wilderness, Through a land of deserts and pits, Through a land of drought and the shadow of death, Through a land that no one crossed And where no one dwelt?’ 7 I brought you into a bountiful country, To eat its fruit and its goodness. But when you entered, you defiled My land And made My heritage an abomination. 8 The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord?’ And those who handle the law did not know Me; The rulers also transgressed against Me; The prophets prophesied by Baal, And walked after things that do not profit.
9 “Therefore I will yet [c]bring charges against you,” says the Lord, “And against your children’s children I will bring charges. 10 For pass beyond the coasts of [d]Cyprus and see, Send to Kedar and consider diligently, And see if there has been such athing. 11 Has a nation changed its gods, Which are not gods? But My people have changed their Glory For what does not profit. 12 Be astonished, O heavens, at this, And be horribly afraid; Be very desolate,” says the Lord. 13 “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.
14 “Is Israel a servant? Is he a homeborn slave? Why is he plundered? 15 The young lions roared at him, and growled; They made his land waste; His cities are burned, without inhabitant. 16 Also the people of Noph and Tahpanhes Have [g]broken the crown of your head. 17 Have you not brought this on yourself, In that you have forsaken the Lord your God When He led you in the way? 18 And now why take the road to Egypt, To drink the waters of Sihor? Or why take the road to Assyria, To drink the waters of [h]the River? 19 Your own wickedness will correct you, And your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing That you have forsaken the Lord your God, And the fear of Me is not in you,” Says the Lord God of hosts.
20 “For of old I have broken your yoke and burst your bonds; And you said, ‘I will not [j]transgress,’ When on every high hill and under every green tree You lay down, playing the harlot. 21 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, a seed of highest quality. How then have you turned before Me Into the degenerate plant of an alien vine? 22 For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, Yet your iniquity is marked[k] before Me,” says the Lord God.
23 “How can you say, ‘I am not [l]polluted, I have not gone after the Baals’? See your way in the valley; Know what you have done: You are a swift dromedary breaking loose in her ways, 24 A wild donkey used to the wilderness, That sniffs at the wind in her desire; In her time of mating, who can turn her away? All those who seek her will not weary themselves; In her month they will find her. 25 Withhold your foot from being unshod, and your throat from thirst. But you said, ‘There is no hope. No! For I have loved aliens, and after them I will go.’
26 “As the thief is ashamed when he is found out, So is the house of Israel ashamed; They and their kings and their princes, and their priests and their prophets, 27 Saying to a tree, ‘You are my father,’ And to a stone, ‘You gave birth to me.’ For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face. But in the time of their trouble They will say, ‘Arise and save us.’ 28 But where are your gods that you have made for yourselves? Let them arise, If they can save you in the time of your [m]trouble; For according to the number of your cities Are your gods, O Judah.
29 “Why will you plead with Me? You all have transgressed against Me,” says the Lord. 30 “In vain I have chastened your children; They received no correction. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.
31 “O generation, see the word of the Lord! Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of darkness? Why do My people say, ‘We are lords; We will come no more to You’? 32 Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number.
33 “Why do you beautify your way to seek love? Therefore you have also taught The wicked women your ways. 34 Also on your skirts is found The blood of the lives of the poor innocents. I have not found it by secret search, But plainly on all these things. 35 Yet you say, ‘Because I am innocent, Surely His anger shall turn from me.’ Behold, I will plead My case against you, Because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’ 36 Why do you gad about so much to change your way? Also you shall be ashamed of Egypt as you were ashamed of Assyria. 37 Indeed you will go forth from him With your hands on your head; For the Lord has rejected your trusted allies, And you will not prosper by them.
GLOBALISM IS MOVING QUICKLY TO CAPTURE THE DECEIVED AND COMPROMISED CHURCH AND USING LONG TRUSTED ORGANIZATIONS LIKE WEA TO LURE THE FLOCK INTO FULFILLING UN SUSTAINABLE /JUSTICE/ REDISTRIBUTION GOALS.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Christian Post just sent an emailed from CP sponsor World Evangelical Alliance inviting YOU to become a part of their glorious efforts with United Nations Globalist. Below is the full email followed by links to the WEA named programs and efforts in the email .
Dear friend, The body of Christ is made up of many parts. Uniquely gifted parts. You are one of them. God bless you for all you do. Jesus’ prayed in John 17:21: “… that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” You see, it’s through unity our faith and His love will be seen as real. It’s through unity our collective voice will help transform many lives. This letter is my invitation to you to become part of the global body of evangelicals. The WEA has been championing collaboration over individualism to bring the evangelical church together in more effective service and outreach since 1846. Back then child labour and slavery were the big issues and churches in the United Kingdom realized working together would be more effective. And it was! And continues to be today. The WEA network has grown to comprise and serve national church alliances in 143+ nations. The global Evangelical community has exploded to more than 600 million. Today we’re gathering evangelicals together to accomplish mission that couldn’t otherwise be done. When we answer Jesus’ prayer – change happens. In Gospel outreach (WEA Mission Commission). In social justice (WEA World Freedom Network). In advocacy for religious freedom (WEA U.N. & World Leader Relations). In peace and reconciliation efforts (WEA PRN & Diaspora Networks). That’s the power of unity. So, this is what I’m writing to invite you to. A closer tie with our global evangelical family. I believe as we work together you will be blessed, and the global evangelical mission will be strengthened. Pray with me, “Help us Lord as we join together to bring your light,grace, mercy, faith, hope and love to the world.”
If you prayed that prayer with me, please click on any of the buttons below to find out how you can connect directly with our global family. God bless you. I hope to hear from you soon.
In His name, sincerely,Bp. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher Secretary General, World Evangelical Alliance P.S. You probably know many other leaders who should be part of the WEA global family. If so, would you pass this along to them? Thank you. CLICK HERE.
WEA IS GLOWING ABOUT ITS GLOBAL GOALS TIES. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE IF ITS LEADERS ARE WALKING IN THE LIGHT?
Christian Post was more than glad to allow WEA access to their mailing list for the global pitch. These efforts are easily understood through a prophetic lens to be the manifestation of “the Great Apostasy ” or establishment of the apostate “Harlot Church”. Given to embrace of sustainable development/ social justice/ interfaith dialog/multi-faith religions/ false global spirituality and all the above compromises feeding into the loss of the Gospel and a full revisioning of the churches role in the world toward the kingdom of anti-christ and the reprisal of Babylon the Great.
Do NOT FORGET- that this kingdom is false, deceptive, and already under Divine judgement and THAT judgement is certain as Christ Jesus returns to overthrow and take the axe to the root of everything which is not of His planting.
MORE ON WEA GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS THE CHURCH IS BEING IVITED TO JOIN.
(WANT YOUR FAITH AND YOUR CHURCH TO BE A PART OF THE APOSTATE “RIPPLES”?)
“We are an international collective of reflective practitioners that we call Associates. We also have strategic partnerships with organisations and networks from every continent seeking to glorify God in every nation.”
“Our primary concern is to advance God’s mission as revealed in the Biblical narrative. Missions (plural) is our human response to God’s revelation, resulting in God’s kingdom being extended through faith in Christ.”
“We are an inter-generational global community of missions leaders intersecting alliances, movements, networks, agencies, churches and ministries with the objective of strengthening participation in God’s mission.”
“We seek to strengthen participation in God’s mission by being a central point of collaboration for missions alliances, movements, networks, agencies, churches and ministries worldwide. Collaboration emerges as leaders from these different groups, with their distinct missions focuses, convene to discuss issues critical to the wellbeing and effective outcomes of global missions and agree on ways to address those issues.”
“Issues discussed consistently include the need:
to see the gospel propagated where it is least known
to equip Christian leaders in new indigenous movements
to increase biblical literacy among followers of Christ, and
to nurture Christ-centred communities of faith that positively impact their society for whole-of-life wellbeing
with a particular concern for amplifying voices of the Majority World and women in missions conversations.”
“Over 250 Mission Commission Associates (MCAs: representative leaders from our global constituency) from 85 national mission movements in 7 regions make up the broader membership of the Mission Commission.”
“We work together in identifying and addressing common issues in the global missions community through joint research, gathering to discuss findings, planning and executing cooperative projects, and developing widely accessible resources that promote the health and growth of Evangelical cross-cultural mission entities around the globe.”
“The Mission Commission will invite and/or welcome other missions entities to “dock” with the MC and its Task Forces or Networks because:
The MC Global Leadership Council (GLC) sees the relevance, integrity, value, and leadership governance of these missions bodies and senses the Spirit’s direction to formalize a mutually beneficial relationship.
The new relationship affirms mutual value added to both the docking entity and the MC.
The entities demonstrate a deep commitment to cross-cultural mission.
The entities purposefully serve regional and national missionary associations or movements, as well as key networks that are already part of the MC.
The entities are committed to transparency in funding and governance.”
“Every third year the Executive Committee of the GLC (ExCo) will reevaluate the mutual value of the relationship with a view to reaffirming the docking agreement.”
“A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will guide the participation of an entity within the MC. It sets the terms of the relationship, including expectations around resource sharing. This document intends to give freedom for the docking entity to fully enjoy and explore potential of the MC community and contains details about the relationship and participation expectations.”
“The International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE) will hold an online consultation on Formal and Non-Formal Theological Education in Dialogue on16 and 17 November 13:00-16:00 UTC. This is the beginning of a year-long conversation on how formal and non-formal theological education might build trusted relationships and meaningful collaboration to prepare shepherds worldwide for the church’s mission. “
“Theresa Lua, Director of Global Theology invites the WEA community to join. “We want to hear your voices as we discuss the gap between formal and non-formal theological education and the impact of that gap on the church. This conversation is relevant as WEA seeks to facilitate collaboration among the training networks and to implement different approaches to theological education to meet the great need for trained pastors and workers for the mission of the church.” “
“Speakers in this consultation will include Bishop Efrain Tendero (WEA Global Ambassador), Dr. Manfred Kohl (Re-Forma), and Dr. Graham Aylett (Increase) and leaders from the ICETE network.”
Please watch this invitation from the ICETE International Director, Dr. Michael Ortiz: “
FOR MORE READ-RECALL WEA RELEASE OF “ROADMAP TO 2030 “AGENDA 2030 .
WEA NEW YORK OFFICES -“PART OF THE FURNITURE” AT UNITED NATIONS.
“WEA UN NEW YORK LIAISON”
“Educate and engage WEA constituents (regional and national alliances, global partners and associate members) about and with the work of the United Nations. Many of our constituents are already working on issues of social justice. With this, the role of the UN Liaison office in New York is to connect the work of our constituencies to the work, resources and platform of the United Nations.”
“We seek to engage in the various NGO processes that exist to bring the evangelical perspective to issues of peace and security, development and human rights. This can be done through engaging with UN Department of Public Information, UN Economic and Social Council and also NGO Working Groups.”
“We seek to meet, work and engage with governments and UN offices and agencies. This is done by introductory emails with the representatives seeking ways in which we can work together.Our goal is to educate our constituents on the work of the United Nations. We do this through various communication channels: website, news/articles, social media and webinars. We also connect and engage WEA constituents with UN platforms.”
“The United Nations work in peace and security, development and human rights is relevant in our world today. With that, the United Nations and governments recognize the role of civil society in promoting a peaceful world. Furthermore, there is an increasing understanding of the role faith based organizations can play in the work of the United Nations within its three pillars–peace and security, development and human rights. This is observed through various UN offices and agencies creating faith based initiatives.”
“As a witness of our faith, God provides us here with a unique societal opportunity. Increasingly the awareness also surfaces that people of faith in general and evangelicals in particular are valuable parts of societies. We seek to raise the voice of local churches and national alliances who experience and live in many of the issues the UN discusses, debates and acts on.”
New York Leadership
“John J. Girgis, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York”
The World Evangelical Alliance and affiliates, subsidiaries, extensions and partners like The Lausanne Movement, National Association of Evangelicals and those global missions and parachurch organizations and big face preachers who promote the WEA vision are selling apostasy if they truly think the United Nations is a Gospel Driven entity or that UN 17 Global Sustainability Goals are “Great Commission” compatible. They are NOT.
Neither Jesus nor Peter nor Paul nor any of the apostles attempted in any way to align the church with Rome or its systems ,or its government, it’s conquest , its vision, its Senate, or Ceasar nor its IDOLS.
WEA and other UN absorbed organizations are joined to the IDOL or global governance- issue global justice / equity/ human rights (as defined by critical theory indoctrinated globalism) and a false vision of a global spirituality for a New Age – layed out years ago in “The New Genesis ”
“Published by World Happiness and Cooperation, New York, 1989”
15 “Though you, Israel, play the harlot, Let not Judah offend. Do not come up to Gilgal, Nor go up to Beth Aven, Nor swear an oath, saying, ‘As the Lord lives’—
16 “For Israel is stubborn Like a stubborn calf; Now the Lord will let them forage Like a lamb in open country.
17 “Ephraim is joined to idols, Let him alone. 18 Their drink is rebellion, They commit harlotry continually. Her rulers dearly love dishonor. 19 The wind has wrapped her up in its wings, And they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
TOO MANY CHRISTIANS TOOK THE BAIT BY ALLOWING THEMSELVES TO BECOME IDENTIFIED AS “CHRISTIAN NATIONALIST”. GUYS LIKE ALBERT MOHLER , WHO ONCE CONDEMNED CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM AND THE “NATCON3” EVENT HELPED TO RALLY BELIEVERS AROUND THE FALSE IDENTITY. NOW THE COORDINATED BACKLASH OF ACCUSATION AND EXTREMISM HAS BEGUN AND IT IS COMING FROM THE EMERGENT -FAR LEFT OF EVANGELICALISM.
Rev Thomas Littleton
( NOTE- the Rhetoric speaks for itself – from Vote Common Good event website:)
“What We Are Doing -“Many Evangelical and Catholic voters have been taught that to be faithful, they must vote for Republican candidates regardless of the candidate’s character or policy positions.”
“In recent years a significant percentage of these voters have watched the Republican party disregard a commitment to the common good as they support political and social movements rooted in white-nationalism, a misguided approach to “America First,” and practices of division.”
“This was highlighted by the treacherous insurrection and attack on Congress on January 6, 2021, and the continued spreading of the “big lie” about the 2020 Presidential election outcome.”
“Many Evangelical and Catholic voters are experiencing a reckoning of their faith and feel called to oppose policies and approaches of division, racism, selfishness, cruelty, and exclusion.”)
THE REAL PROBLEM -APART FROM THE RHETORIC –
Biblical Christian conservatives have long fought efforts by the left to paint them “Extremist” and as a “threat to American” and to “Democracy”. Labels and public finger pointing in the media are generally all that is needed to ramp up the anti Christian emotions and isolate convictional believers. It also helps to have a ton of money and the help of a complicit media like Doug Pagitt and “Vote Common Good ” and other similar activist and organizations.
Launch of the new and expanded chapter in the attack on Christians conservatives as”Christian nationalist” was helped along by liberal Religion News Service and an article by “Ruth Braunstein is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut and the director of the Meanings of Democracy Lab. “
HERE COMES THE LAUNCH OF THE 2024 HATE ON CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS.
“Doug Pagitt, center, speaks during a Vote Common Good rally at a United Church of Christ in Fresno, California, on Jan. 19, 2020. Video screen grab.”
(RNS) — “Christian nationalism — the idea that being Christian is core to the American identity — is nothing new, either in American religious culture or its politics. But it used to be a radical proposal, and holding Christian nationalist views disqualified politicians and even clergy from higher leadership. Recently, however, it has been embraced as a badge of honor. A sitting member of Congress has sold “Proud Christian Nationalist” T-shirts on her website. Books defending Christian nationalism are given serious discussion. And according to a recent survey from PRRI, nearly one-third of Americans now hold Christian nationalist attitudes.”
“These developments rightfully raise concern. But there is another, relatively untold, side of this story: The most recent rise of Christian nationalism has ignited a wave of resistance.”
THE RHETORIC- SHAPING A “PLURALIST RESISTANCE “
“According to PRRI, Americans who have heard of Christian nationalism are twice as likely to hold a negative than a positive view of the term. These Americans also reject the specific ideas associated with the ideology. Indeed, the 3 in 10 Americans that PRRI found who align with Christian nationalism to some degree are opposed by nearly the same percentage (29%) who completely reject the ideas associated with Christian nationalism. Another 39% is skeptical.”
“Most importantly, these Americans are joining a growing movement I call the pluralist resistance. They are taking action through a diverse set of organizations that each tackles a different dimension of Christian nationalism’s influence.”
THE GROUPS INVOLVED AND THEIR TACTICS
“Christians Against Christian Nationalism and Vote Common Good are the most visible of the groups attempting just that. Amanda Tyler of the Baptist Joint Committee, which leads the Christians Against Christian Nationalism coalition, has been speaking around the country to raise alarms about the dangers of Christian nationalism. Last December, she testified before a House subcommittee about the role Christian nationalism played in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.”
Vote Common Good recently completed a “March on Christian Nationalism” campaign, which builds on the group’s year-round work to educate Christians about how to identify and confront Christian Nationalism through podcasts, webinars and a state-of-the art training program, titled “Confronting Christian Nationalism Curriculum,” for faith community leaders and individuals.”
THE TRAINING AND THE END GAME .
Vote Common Good actually has online training videos and indoctrination tools
This free three-session video and discussion curriculum includes 17 video segments and guided discussion resources to help participants:
Develop an understanding of Christian Nationalism
Explore research-based characteristics of American Christian Nationalism
Incorporate responses to Christian nationalism
Learn ways to talk with those who adhere to Christian nationalism
Consider some Scripture passages that remind us how to interact with others lovingly, even when we do not agree
Questions addressed include:
Was America founded as a Christian nation?
What does Christian Nationalism look like in the United States?
Is there a difference between conservative Christianity and Christian nationalism?
Is Christian nationalism embraced only by a fringe element in America?
How should the Christian church think about Christian Nationalism?
How can I talk with those who embrace Christian nationalism.
THE “PRO DEMOCRACY”-ANTI INSURRECTION -CANDIDATE TRAINING
“We Create Contexts for Direct Contact with Voters”
“Through the Faith, Hope, & Love: Not Insurrections and Christian Nationalism Tour, we will hold events in states with the most significant impact on the 2022 and 2024 elections. We are working to change the too commonly believed narrative “that people of faith must support Republicans.” We accomplish this through various messaging efforts and working extensively with the media to convey the message of voting for the common good.”
The end game is a fight for the soul of America’s churches , Christian Youth and for …of course Christian Votes.
“One pivotal front of this battle is in the nation’s churches. Conservative Christians, lured by new online platforms and hyper-partisanship, have been sucked into a vortex of right-wing disinformation, conspiracy theories and fear. They are repeatedly told by right-wing influencers and politicians that Christians need to “take their country back.” Mistrustful of outsiders, these believers can only be convinced of the threat Christian nationalism holds for our democracy and to Christianity itself if other Christians are doing the talking.”
THE THEATRICS OF CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM
MUCH of the push for Christian Nationalism labeling also came from leftist “Conservative Christians in Name Only” like Russell Moore and David French – Others considered to be far more theologically sound and even some trusted Christian journalism outlets joined the confusing chorus seeking to draft evangelical’s political and cultural identity around the false and sticky trap label of “Christian Nationalism.”
HOW CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM WAS PROMOTED BY A JEWISH THINK TANK, A GAY LIBERTARIAN BILLIONAIRE , EVANGELICALS LIKE ALBERT MOHLER AND NEWLY POPULAR ” EVANGELICAL JOURNALIST” “MEGAN BASHAM.
2022’s NATCON is just one example of the how the honey trap FEATURING “Christian Nationalism ” as an mainstream IDEOLOGY was set for Conservative Believers.
NATCON’s WEBSITE PROMOTES THE NARRATIVE AND BOOKS LIKE
“The Case for Christian Nationalism “
“Evangelical elites and the progressive media complex want you to think that Christian nationalism is hopelessly racist, bigoted, and an idol for right-wing Christians. Is Christian nationalism the golden calf of the religious right—or is it the only way forward?“
“In The Case for Christian Nationalism, Stephen Wolfe offers a tour-de-force argument for the good of Christian nationalism, taken from Scripture and Christian thinkers ancient, medieval, and modern. Christian nationalism is not only the necessary alternative to secularism, it is the form of government we must pursue if we want to love our neighbors and our country.”
“Wolfe shows that the world’s post-war consensus has successfully routed the United States towards a gynocratic Global American Empire (GAE). Rather than the religious right’s golden calf, Christian nationalism is the idea that people in the same place and culture should live together and seek one another’s good. The grace of the gospel does not eliminate our geography, our people, and our neighbors. Instead, it restores us to pursue local needs and local leadership freely and without apology.”
“If you want to be able to answer the political debate raging today, you must understand the arguments in The Case for Christian Nationalism.”
“The National Conservatism Conference brings together public figures, journalists, scholars, and students who understand that the past and future of conservatism are inextricably tied to the idea of the nation, to the principle of national independence, and to the revival of the unique national traditions that alone have the power to bind a people together and bring about their flourishing.”
“Dr. Albert Mohler serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world. He has written nine books and authored thousands of articles on a wide range of topics. His most recent book is The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church (Thomas Nelson, 2020).”
“Dr. Albert Mohler spoke on the topic: “‘Your God Will Have Been Supplanted by an Idol’: The Dangerous Illusion of a ‘Secular’ State”
“Megan Basham is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic and a culture reporter for the Daily Wire and a frequent contributor to Morning Wire. In her previous role as an entertainment editor and podcast co-host for World Magazine, she interviewed numerous A-list celebrities. She has also written for the Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Townhall. She is the author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman’s Guide to Having It All (Random House, 2008).”
“Megan Basham spoke on the topic: “How Pastors are Compromising the Gospel to Appease the Left”
After a several years of rally cries AROUND “Christian Nationalism ” identity- perhaps some Biblical conservatives can now see what a honey trap the entire movement has been and will have learned a very expensive lesson – costly to both the church and the America. Or maybe they have not. learned it.
AS THE PRIMARY LEADER OF “THE GOSPEL FOR ENNEAGRAM” ADMITS TO THE OCCULTIC/NEW AGE AND JESUIT TIES OF THE ENNEAGRAM, FEMINIST ARE TOUTING IT AS “THE TOOL TO TAKE THEIR MOVEMENT FORWARD”- NO DOUBTS REMAIN AS TO THE ORIGINS AND THE OUTCOMES OF THE ENNEAGRAM’S SURGE IN THE CHURCH.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Multiple deadly realities face the church and Christians at the moment. The # MeToo movement opened the door for a flood of feminist efforts in the church and among them are forced compliance to DE&I metrics and the sudden SURGE of the Enneagram.
Coupled with Critical Theory , Feminine Theory, Feminist Theology, Intersectionality and a host of racial and sexual minorities behind them- feminist activist both outside and inside the church see themselves as Challengers and Reformers seeking justice and to “fix the broken system” of “male dominated society”.Meanwhile, as they are willing to celebrate the more feminized men who present no threat to progress, the enneagram aids in activist assertions of having found their true selves and identified their personality types and giftings. Culture, Corporations, Institutions and the Church must all make room for their vision of self and revolution to change the status quo.
THE GOSPEL FOR ENNEAGRAM LEADER ADMITS TO THE NEW AGE OCCULTIC ORIGINS OF ENNEAGRAM AND USE BY JESUITS.
“Is The Enneagram Useful for Christians? Tyler Zach, Pastor, Author & Type 3”
“THE ROAD BACK TO YOU !!!”
TYLER ZACH FROM GOSPEL FOR ENNEAGRAM SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTO
“In a nutshell, the first mention of the Enneagram was by the philosopher Gurdjieff, and then Bolivian born Oscar Ichazo picked it up from him and sought to connect it to the area personality. Claudia Naranjo from Chile, who was one of Ichazo’s students, taught him the center’s triads and some other things, and Naranjo is the one who really built out the personality types, the Ennea types, and then brought it to the states to begin teaching the Enneagram to people like Helen Palmer and Father Robert Oaks, who I believe, taught the Enneagram to the Jesuit school of Theology.”
“From there, Don Riso taught the Enneagram after it spread through the Catholic communities and in 1997, he co-founded the widely known Enneagram Institute. And then Suzanne Stabile began teaching the Enneagram, and I believe Ian Cron was a student of hers, and they paired up to write the wildly popular “Road Back to You” which really catapulted the Enneagram into evangelical and Protestant circles.”
“Finally, Beth and Jeff McCord, who have been studying it long before the “Road Back to You” came out, grew a wonderful ministry teaching it through a gospel lens.”
“Here’s where the problem comes in, though: Ichazo claimed to receive knowledge about the Enneagram from an angel, and his student Naranjo claimed to receive the Ennea types through a practice called automatic writing, a process where you relax your mind and allow messages to flow through you, either from your sub-conscious, or could be a divine source, which is New Age practice. So that is definitely concerning!”
“Just to get right to the heart of the matter, we should ask the question if some of the Enneagram’s origins do have New Age roots or occultist roots; and if so, should this fact alone be enough for Christians to stop using the Enneagram? I would say that even in light of those things, we can still use the Enneagram”
IS IT TRULY SAFE TO SAY “ALL TRUTH IS GOD”S TRUTH? -NOT ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS REBUKE OF FALSE GODS/RELIGIONS AND IDEOLOGIES
“30 take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ 31 You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every [a]abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.
32 “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.”
YET TYLER ZACH ASSERTS-
… “There is a saying, “all truth is God’s truth.” You can look at church history: Augustine loved reading the Greek philosophers, like philosopher Plotinus, and much of his writing flowed out of that; Thomas Aquinas loved Aristotle, and he made use of philosophy and his theology. What I’ve concluded is that Christians can glean wisdom from non-Christian sources, as long as they don’t adopt a secular worldview. There is a healthy medium there of not adopting the culture or unhealthy worldviews, but also, because of the theology of common grace, being able to look at what our doctors have learned, what scientists have learned, what psychologists have learned, and glean from those things (because all truth is God’s truth) but to put it into a biblical worldview.”
FEMINIST BOAST ENNEAGRAM AS THE WAY FORWARD.
ENNEAGRAM COACH/CONSULTANT CELEBRATES JUST SOME OF THE IDOLATROUS CIVILIZATIONS FROM WHICH THE ENNEAGRAM ORIGINATES.
“Feminism & the Enneagram” focuses on how the modern Enneagram system might offer insight into a new approach to feminism and the women’s movement. While respecting those who have fought for equality, championed women’s rights and made enormous sacrifices to heal a broken system, it is also important to consider how we will carry this legacy forward. What does the moment require? What does our culture need? The Enneagram system can support us in the process of asking difficult questions, working with historically painful problems and finding our own best answers.
“MORE LIGHT PRESBYTERIANS” WHO ARE AFFIRMING OF THE FEMINIST AND “LGBTQ CHRISTIAN “MOVEMENTS IN THE CHURCH SPREAD THE LOVE OF ENNEAGRAM.
“The resources featured on this page are helpful for individuals who are discerning their own sexuality, for parents or friends who want to understand more about LGBTQIA+ identities, and for congregations to increase their awareness and understanding of LGBTQIA+ people.“
“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, pansexual, aromantic, genderqueer, nonbinary, and intersex students may have varied experiences in college depending on the community they encounter. Statistics published by the Human Rights Campaign.”
“MORE LIGHT PRESBYTERIAN” ENNEAGRAM EXPERT -“As an openly lesbian Episcopal priest and professional advocate for LGBTQ justice, the Reverend Elizabeth Edman has spent her career grappling with the core tenets of her faith. “
“The Enneagram is a powerful tool for transforming your life, but it can’t change you if you don’t know how to use it. Conscious Enneagram is here for you, to help you apply the teachings the Enneagram has to offer into your day to day life. Here we seek to turn information into transformation through embodied practices and conscious living.”
“My name is Abi Robins (they/them), and I’m an Enneagram Teacher who’s trained with The Narrative Enneagram. I started Conscious Enneagram because I felt like there was something missing in the Enneagram community. I strive to teach this system in a holistic and mindful way, working to fully incorporate and integrate all three centers as well as provide tools and practices to help people take the often esoteric ideas of the Enneagram and put them to work in their everyday lives.“
“I teach workshops all over the country, host a weekly podcast, and offer individual and couples coaching to help you along your journey. This website is home to all of those things, plus resources on what books to read and what other teachers are doing great work with the Enneagram. I hope my work and this website are a valuable and useful tool for you as you dive deeper into the heart of who you are.“
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Spiritual Abuse, Religious Trauma, and Church Hurt
COUNSELING IN GENERAL IS BEING OVERWHELMED WITH THE ENNEAGRAM
Enneagram For Counselors
“Our clients’ personalities are often the first thing we encounter in sessions. With an Enneagram framework, you can:
“Go from a general understanding to specific paths for growth!”
“Identify and unlock barriers for more breakthroughs!”
“I’m Leslie Bley, LPC-S and I train and support therapists in using the Enneagram with clients. This lens gives us rails to run on. Do you need to refine your tools for personality work? Maybe you’re curious how your EnneaType impacts your work as a practitioner. You’ve come to the right place! Whether you want training in using this in therapy or you need an Enneagram community for case consultation, I’d love to be a part of your success!”
“COME JOIN ME MAY 6TH FOR AN ENNEAGRAM INTENSIVE FOR THERAPISTS!“
“About 11 years ago, I (Leslie) came across the Enneagram and found it profound. It was as if someone perfectly depicted what goes on in my inner and outer world. I felt known and understood in a deep way. In 2018, I sat under Suzanne Stabile, author of The Path Between Us and co-author of The Road Back To You in a year-long Enneagram Cohort training. Clients who would like Enneagram-informed therapy have come to the right place! I’ve had the privilege of using the Enneagram with clients and in teaching clinicians.”
WHILE FEMINIST ADVANCE AS “TYPE 8 CHALLNEGERS “-ENNEAGRAM OFFERS SUPPORT FOR EXPANSION OF /TYPING OF LGBTQUI
“Traits of an Enneagram 8” -aka FEMINIST activist
“Registered Trademarks of a Type 8”
“The Challenger is considered the powerful, domineering type; self-confident, decisive, willful, and confrontational. They’re known to be independent, determined, and tough. Although, if we admit it and allow others to see it, we are softer and more vulnerable on the inside than most would think.”
“While people often see those attributes—primarily when an unhealthy eight operates from those places—they aren’t who we really are, are they?”
“What one person sees as pride is our confidence. What is seen as a lack of emotion is really just us protecting ourselves. What is seen as plowing forward is our drive for justice. “
THE ENNEAGRAM IS USED TO “INDENTIFY ORIENTAITON .”
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, pansexual, aromantic, genderqueer, … The Enneagram is a powerful tool for transforming your life, …
LGBTQIA and the Enneagram”
“What does it mean if I regard myself as being LGBTQIA when it comes to the Enneagram? How will that affect my Type? Will it make a difference?”
“There’s a short answer to this and it’s simply: “It won’t.” That’s one of the reasons I love the Enneagram. Irrespective of race, religion, location, sexual inclination and anything else that we use to define ourselves, as far as the Enneagram is concerned, it makes no difference.”
“Whether you’re a city slicker in New York, or living in a small hut in rural Africa, if you’re a Type Five, you’ll display the same Passions and Fixations of your Type. Your Fivish desire for alone space may show-up differently according to your circumstances, but your motivations remain the same.”
“Similarly, an African tribesman then, you may enjoy time alone in the bush, while your American counterpart heads for his man-cave in the backyard. Both of you will find being with others constantly, draining.”
“Do certain Types have more LGBTQIA people?”
“A question I’ve been asked a few times is: “Do certain types have more people of LGBTQIA types?” There’s no volume of research data on this to my knowledge. The late Claudio Naranjo however, believed that certainly in the Western world, there is a predominance of men on the left side of the Enneagram (Types 5, 6, 7 and 8) and women on the right (Types 1, 2, 3 and 4).”
“I see this as being male versus female energy rather than necessarily actual men or woman. In Naranjo’s words “seduction” versus “rebellion.” So, Type 2’s and 4’s are known to be more archetypally feminine in their energy, sitting opposite the more masculine T
FOR MORE ON THE OCCULT ORIGINS OF THE ENNEAGRAM AND ITS RISE AMONG CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN GROUPS – READ-
How can the mainstream Christian Church and believers maintain biblical faithfulness and biblical foundations while following the massive surge of the enneagram with its admittedly new age/ occult origins and use by the compromised Christian movements promoting feminism and feminist theology and every critical theory under the sun?
The answer is THEY CANNOT. This surge of the enneagram among conservative Christians and counseling is proof positive that we are on a collision course with judgement for our own mingled efforts subjecting Gospel Truth to idolatry and error .
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,”
Instructions for the Conquest of Canaan
50 Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho, saying, 51 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52 then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their molded images, and demolish all their high places; 53 you shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land and dwell in it, for I have given you the land to possess. 54 And you shall divide the land by lot as an inheritance among your families; to the larger you shall give a larger inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give a smaller inheritance; there everyone’s inheritance shall be whatever falls to him by lot. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers. 55 But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell. 56 Moreover it shall be that I will do to you as I thought to do to them.’ ”
12 “And to the [f]angel of the church in Pergamos write,”
“‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: 13 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. 15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, [g]which thing I hate. 16 Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.”
The Corrupt Church
18 “And to the [h]angel of the church in Thyatira write,
‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: 19 “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. 20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. 22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. 23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.”
IT IS PROBLEMATIC ENOUGH THAT THE CHURCH IS GIVEN TO MANIPULATIVE MARKETING PLOYS AND CULTURAL TRENDS BUT IT IS FAR WORSE WHEN THOSE TRENDS ARE ROOTED IN THE OCCULT AND DEADLY MYSTICISM.
Rev Thomas Littleton
In recent years the groundswell of interest in using the Enneagram for gifting and personality test in churches and Christian institutions has now created a virtual bubble which is bound to explode in many messy and harmful ways inside the church.
The Enneagram is best understood by looking at its origins and among other groups who use it. Given its ties to the New Age religious systems and to the Jewish Mysticism -Kabbalah , it is impossible to suggest that the Enneagram is neutral ground or a safe space for believers.
ENNEAGRAM AND KABBALAH
NOTE-The development of the Jewish Mysticism of Kabbalah is at the heart of the idolatry and spiritual practices accumulated by God’s people during years of disobedience,idolatry and captivity which brought them spiritual ruin resulting in utter blindness to their own Heaven sent Messiah – Jesus.
CONFIRMING THE OCCULT ORIGINS AMONG JEWISH MYSTICS WHO CLAIM SPECIAL ENLIGHTENMENT .
“Kabbalah, also spelled Kaballah, Qabalah, or Cabalah, developed between the 6th and 13th centuries among the Jews in Babylonia, Italy, Provence, and Spain. The word “Kabbalah” means “to receive” and refers to revelation from God received by Jews first used by mainstream Judaism but later came to refer to those who believed that only a select few were given the secret knowledge from God as to the “true” meaning of Scriptures. Kabbalah uses occult practices and is considered to be a cult.”
The Relationship between the Enneagram and Kabbalah
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
“The Enneagram is an open source personality typing system that has been developed over millennia by several spiritual traditions. It is a model of nine distinct but interconnected personality archetypes arranged around a star-like shape. For individuals, the Enneagram is used to increase self-awareness, reduce blind spots, and motivate self-management. For families and organizations, the Enneagram is used to improve relationships and interpersonal dynamics. Like the Kabbalistic Tree of Life (the sefirot), the Enneagram is considered a sacred map of consciousness. Like the Tree of Life, the Enneagram reveals the nature of reality and the true essence of our soul underlying the personality that we portray to the world. As Rabbi Howard A. Addison writes in The Enneagram and Kabbalah: Reading Your Soul, “when brought together, the Enneagram and Kabbalah may enhance understanding of humanity’s deepest motivations—both individually and collectively—thus opening wider the gate to personal growth.”
Presented by Gali Beh
THE ENNEAGRAM AND THE CATHOLIC ECUMENICAL FRIAR
NOTE- THE FRIARS DENIAL OF THE SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT
“Jesus dies ‘for’ us not in the sense of ‘a substitute for us’ but ‘in solidarity with’ the suffering of all.” —Richard Rohr
“This Good Friday, contemplative wisdom reminds us that by surrendering his life on the cross out of love for all creation, Jesus places himself in solidarity with all suffering. Richard Rohr writes, “The Paschal Mystery cannot be made clear without Christ’s surrendering love to God. It begins with the Incarnation and culminates in the Resurrection—for him and for each of us!”
“We invite you to join us in spending the day in solidarity with those suffering. As you complete your daily tasks like washing dishes, making dinner, paying bills, or anything else, reflect on how the phrase “I stand with those who are suffering” resonates within your body. What sensations do you experience?”We invite you to join us in spending the day in solidarity with those suffering. As you complete your daily tasks like washing dishes, making dinner, paying bills, or anything else, reflect on how the phrase “I stand with those who are suffering” resonates within your body. What sensations do you experience?”
“THE GOSPEL AND THE ENNEAGRAM“
The movement is growing fast to mainstream the Enneagram as totally compatible with Christian faitha nd discipleship. Jesus is even called a Perfect One – or Perfect Two.. or Five or Six of Nine …which ever helps you “identify with Christ” in your Enneagram experience. Christianity Today editor and former head ethicist for the Southern Baptist Convention is one of the pitchmen for the Gospel Enneagram movement.
ENNEAGRAM IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING -EXAMPLE OF A CHRISTIAN COUNSELORS VIEW OF IT’S USE.
“The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system. It has various iterations, including one with a strong Christian growth path. For years, Christian spiritual directors used the Enneagram in spiritual direction.”
“The Enneagram was a closely guarded tool not intended for use by the general public. However, across time, use of the Enneagram has moved from that exclusive domain into the hands of everyday people. It has proven to be one of the most valuable tools in helping my clients begin to see themselves more clearly.”
“Over the last several months, I have witnessed some remarkable growth in many of my clients as we have begun to use the Enneagram personality test as a guide for their clinical work.”
FROM “SOUL GRIT RESOURCES ” CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
“Christians, Therapy, and the Enneagram”
“… The Enneagram is not religion. It cannot be substituted for knowledge of the Bible, a relationship with Jesus, or the saving grace of the Gospel. Let’s get that straight first. You need Jesus. Your clients need Jesus. The Enneagram has been a helpful tool for me to understand myself, develop compassion for others, and learn how to point us to the work of Jesus on the cross. If you are reading anything that leads you away from seeking Christ alone, put it down and find a resource that helps you see Jesus more clearly”
ALSO NOTE – Counselors in general are becoming more and more reliant on the Enneagram.
ENNEAGRAM AND CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Liberty University CMHC professor Dr. Deborah Braboy is an enneagram coach.
Utilizing the Enneagram in Supervision: Facilitating Self- and Other-Awareness in Supervisees
Westminster School at Oak Mountain PCA Church was the subject on controversy resulting in some significant course correction efforts when the “Conservative ” church school used the Enneagram as a tool for helping the incoming senior class chart education and career paths during an end of Summer Retreat.
A SAN ANTONIO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ALSO USED THE ENNEAGRAM AS A RETREAT THEME IN 2020.
February 21-23, 2020 at Camp Capers in Comfort, TX:
9 Ways to Wholeness
“The Enneagram is a dynamic system for understanding ourselves (and others). Unlike many of the more static personality typing models, the Enneagram leads us to deep self awareness, and personal transformation, helping us discover our true selves, beyond our ego and default behaviors. The Enneagram doesn’t put you in a box, but helps you see the box you already inhabit (and offers ways to get out!) The nine ways of experiencing and being in the world articulated by the Enneagram, help us live beyond our knee-jerk, default reactions and behaviors, and engage God, the world, and ourselves with fewer obstacles, and more compassion and understanding. In our weekend together, you will gain an understanding of the Enneagram system, identify your number, and cultivate some tools for self awareness and transformation.”
WHERE DOES IT END?
WARNINGS AGAINST THE ENNEAGRAM ARE GOING MOSTLY UNHEEDED – JUST LIKE THE WARNINGS AGAINST OTHER DANGEROUS INFLUENCES ALREADY INSIDE THE CHURCH.
“Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret Paperback – April 18, 2020”
“Many in America and indeed around the world attend church to learn about God, to learn about ourselves and to connect with God and others. Along with that is a general belief that the church will be spiritually safe. After all, the best source of knowledge about God comes from His self-revelation which is contained in His inspired, inerrant word, the Bible. Many things can be confusing when trying to figure out the Bible on your own. Pastors and church leaders are looked to and relied on to carefully teach and guide the church family. They are trusted to keep false teaching outside the doors, preventing it from springing up within the church. Unfortunately, false teaching operates on a spiritual level like a virus does on a physical level. A pastor, elder or someone they trust may be introduced to new idea, spiritual tool or concept from what is believed to be a reliable source. It may be embraced as a path to a better understanding of God and self. Perhaps it offers a way to greater spiritual growth and perhaps numerical growth for the church. Even with the best intentions and efforts of spiritual leaders, they become spiritually infected and in turn, pass it on to the flock they care for. We would suggest that is what we have been witnessing with so many who have embraced Richard Rohr and the Enneagram he has delivered into the church through his disciples.”
“The claims for the Enneagram are simple. Supposedly it is an ancient tool used by some of the Early Church Fathers. It is claimed to be the “face of God” and each Enneagram number is an individual spiritual path to deeper spiritual understanding and fuller self-awareness. But what if this is one of the largest deceptions we have seen perpetrated on the church in a very long time?”
Co mingling belief systems of the occult and rooted in idolatry do not end well.Nothing good comes from it -never has and NEVER WILL.
Joshua proves that this is not a new problem and answers with the strongest of rebukes.
JOSHUA 24 :
14 “Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of [d]the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord! 15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of [e]the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
16 So the people answered and said: “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; 17 for the Lord our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we went and among all the people through whom we passed. 18 And the Lord drove out from before us all the people, including the Amorites who dwelt in the land. We also will serve the Lord, for He is our God.”
19 But Joshua said to the people, “You cannot serve the Lord, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. 20 If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you, after He has done you good.”
TWO MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS HAVE LEFT THE SEX ABUSE “INVESTIGATION” NARRATIVE EXPOSED AND UNABLE TO CONTINUE PROVIDING UNQUESTIONED COVER FOR THE DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION AGENDA IN THE CHURCH. PERHAPS AN EVEN LARGER FAILURE IS BREWING.
Rev Thomas Littleton
( NOTE- Abuse has taken place in churches and has been covered up at times. Even during the SBC “investigations” into the problem the fact that much of the abuse involved same sex and pedophilia has not been included in the narrative nor much of the “fix”. But in the HIGHLY politicized and agenda driven #ChurchToo realm- perception is truth and Critical Theories are the language of choice. God is still going to bring even the most deeply buried truth to light at His accounting. Victims must pray and forgive and move forward- and not look to these players for justice. Vengeance is mine says the Lord .I will repay. Romans 12:19-21 )
BAPTIST LEADERS:CLUELESS OR COMPLICIT WITH DE&I OPERATION?
Southern Baptist Convention leaders have displayed disturbing ignorance and inclinations in the last 6 years as the movement has sought to respond to its reported “sex abuse and coverup scandal “. For ONE- Baptist leaders do not seem to recognize feminism or activism nor do they seem to understand what Diversity Equity and Inclusion outcomes will mean for their movement and the trusting churches who are following them. In addition Baptist leaders show utter ignorance or gullibility when it comes to choosing “partners” to bring credibility to their “investigation” and remedies. In fact these Baptist leaders have shown an almost “FETISH -LIKE ” inclination toward the worst kind of PRO-LGBTQUAI and DE&I compliance organizations and firms in the #MeToo realm. How engaging such organizations and firms is supposed to be helpful to the SBC in remaining faithful to God and His Word remains a mystery.By all appearances this is just another chapter in a tangled web of collusion that is only now, after 6 years, coming to the surface in the cesspool of #ChurchToo.
THE FIRST OF TWO COLLAPSING PIECES OF THE “SCANDAL”.
Accusations exploded against an iconic figure of the Baptist “Conservative Resurgence” of the late 1970’s. Paige Patterson being accused launched the SBC into the #MeToo/ Cancel Culture and the international media spotlight. Attacks came from all sides including the feminist wing of the SBC itself and the gielding prophets who serve their long game agenda. Lawsuits began taking flight but now the one involving Paige Patterson and the launch sequence accusations HAS BEEN DISMISSED BY A FEDERAL JUDGE. See Christian Post headline and actual court decision from the Judge.
“Federal judge dismisses major abuse lawsuit against Southern Baptist Convention leader.”
Heading on the court documents
“Roe v. Patterson et al”
“MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER. It is ORDERED that the parties’ objections to the negligence summary judgment evidence, (Dkt. # 296 , # 315 ), are GRANTED in part. Specifically, with the exception of objections that have been expressly granted b y this memorandum opinion and order, all other objections are DENIED as moot. It is further ORDERED that Defendants’ negligence summary judgment motions, (Dkt. # 239 , # 257 ), are GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that all of Plaintiff Jane Roe’s negligence and gross negligence claims against Defendants Patterson and SWBTS are DISMISSED with prejudice. Signed by District Judge Sean D. Jordan on 03/25/2023. (las, )”
(A dismissal with prejudice means that the ruling is the final judgment in the case. The dismissal prohibits the prosecutor from refiling the charges)
So it actually looks like that the MUCH HYPED personal attacks against Paige Patterson by Southern Baptist progressives like Russell Moore, Albert Mohler and (soon to be former) SEBTS professor Karen Swallow Prior, among others, were just denominational politics seeking to remove Patterson and topple his status among Conservatives.It then started the cancel culture ball rolling among other long time leaders.
The “CAKE WALK” style in which the abuse “scandal” operation has been deployed has made it a bit too obvious that other agendas were in the wings and unbiblical end games where in play given where the operation is supposed to take the SBC. NO other set of actions in the SBC #ChurchToo has made the hokey nature of the “scandal” MORE OBVIOUS than the repeated and obsessive choice of Guidepost Solutions as the SBC’s go to investigation and resolution parter. Now Guidepost Solution is getting exposed and becoming the cause for growing pushback. But is it too little too late?
THE SECOND LAYER TO PEEL AWAY
Florida’s State Baptist Convention has had enough of their missions offerings going into the SBC Cooperative Funding to pay Guidepost Solutions and its pro-LGBTQ stance.
MARCH 31 2023
“Florida Baptist Convention’s State Board Of Missions Responds To Recent Announcement Concerning Guidepost Solutions“
JACKSONVILLE–Florida Baptists’ State Board of Missions, acting ad interim on behalf of the Florida Baptist State Convention, unanimously approved a resolution March 31 expressing deep concern with the utilization of Guidepost Solutions or its subsidiary Faith Based Solutions.” ( Note Faith Based Solutions” was begun inside Guidepost Solutions to handle it’s growing business in the #ChurchToo industry .)
“While affirming “policies and procedures governing abuse prevention, abuse reporting and survivor care,” the resolution stated that “choosing to retain individuals or organizations which actively promote world-views contrary to the teachings of Scripture is simply not good stewardship of the Cooperative Program dollars.”
The resolution, in its entirety, reads as follows:
“A Resolution of the State Board of Missions of the Florida Baptist State Convention Concerning the Decisions by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee and the Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force to Retain Guidepost Solutions.”
Whereas the State Board of Missions recommended at the 2021 annual meeting of our state convention the establishment of a taskforce to provide for an independent professional review of all policies and procedures of the convention and its cooperating ministries related to abuse prevention, abuse reporting and survivor care and the results of this review were shared with messengers at the 2022 annual meeting. The taskforce summarized the findings by stating there were “no overwhelming flaws in the policies and procedures”;
Whereas at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, TN, messengers voted to establish a Sexual Abuse Task Force and in September 2021 that taskforce recommended and engaged Guidepost Solutions to carry out an independent assessment and investigation of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention;
Whereas in May 2022 the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention separately retained Guidepost Solutions to establish an abuse reporting hotline;
Whereas in June 2022, just prior to the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Anaheim, California, Guidepost Solutions (the organization hired by the Sexual Abuse Task force of the Southern Baptist Convention) made public statements affirming sexual values at odds with the teaching of Scripture and the convictions of Florida Baptists by publicly supporting the LGBTQ movement;“
SHOW ME THE MONEY…OR DON’T :THE WITHHOLDING OF CP FUNDS IS WHAT REALLY GETS NASHVILLE’S ATTENTION
“ Whereas Florida Baptist churches have been leaders in Cooperative Program support, contributing 51% of all undesignated receipts given to the Cooperative Program to the CP budget of the Southern Baptist Convention totaling $108,154,986 since 2016; therefore, be it
Resolved, that the State Board of Missions acting ad interim for the Florida Baptist State Convention:
3″urges the Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force and the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention to immediately cease further engagement and negotiations with Guidepost Solutions and its subsidiary Faith Based Solutions;“
4″implores the Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force, prior to the 2023 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, to reevaluate its decision and thereafter engage only providers that share a solidly biblical worldview to develop and maintain the “Ministry Check” website database;
5 calls upon Florida Baptists to attend and make their voices heard at the 2023 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in New Orleans;
6 directs that following the 2023 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, June 13-14, 2023, if either Guidepost Solutions or its subsidiary Faith Based Solutions continues to be retained or is further retained by the Southern Baptist Convention in any capacity, then the State Board of Missions acting in its capacity to serve ad interim and on behalf of the Florida Baptist State Convention, directs the Florida Baptist Convention staff to immediately escrow a percentage of funds commensurate with the allocation percentage for the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention , as adopted in the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program Budget at the 2023 Annual Meeting. Additionally, staff shall designate on all remittance reports that the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention shall not receive any financial distribution from funds forwarded by the Florida Baptist Convention on behalf of its church
HOW BRAZEN HAS GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS BEEN WITH EXPRESSING ITS ANTI-BAPTIST VALUES?
Guidepost Solutions went “out and proud” just days before the SBC 2022 annual meetings .Were no Christians supposed to notice?
Where do they go from here now that the “launch case is dismissed and the anti- Christian /anti- Baptist culture of Guidepost /Faith Based Solutions is known?
A FURTHER DEVELOPMENT THE DAY AFTER THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED -BAPTISTPRESS ANNOUNCED –
“ARITF pivots, moves away from Guidepost Solutions.”
“CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) – Abuse Reform and Implementation Task Force chair Marshall Blalock announced Tuesday (April 4) the task force will no longer recommend Guidepost Solutions to establish and maintain a database for those credibly accused of sexual abuse. Messengers approved the creation of a “ministry check” website at the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.”
“The move comes after continued concerns were expressed by Southern Baptists to the ARITF in connection to a Guidepost tweet last June during gay pride month in which the group stated it was “proud to be an ally” to the LGBTQ+ community.”
FOR MORE ON THE PROBLEMATIC PARTNERSHIP OF SBC AND GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS READ :
Abuse- sex abuse and cover ups have no doubt taken place but those seeking to seize the opportunity to FURTHER their causes at the expense of the true church by committing even more broad and varied abuse are not serving God’s redemptive purposes.
God is no doubt cleaning house, He is likely judging the Southern Baptist Church- but some seem to have failed to remember that the church is HIS HOUSE. Moreover -the true church is the Bride of Christ and called to be dedicated as “holiness unto the Lord”- NOT a safe haven for activist promoting social change or progressives looking to make power grabs . Those institutions where these things FLOURISH are in fact not the church at all but empty shells having the name that they live but are DEAD. God is not interested in a rotting corpse that once bore His name and image. Baptist leaders must find their way to the cross and repent of playing political and social posturing with abuse and partnering with the ungodly to supposedly find a path to a biblically faithful future. We must never forget …
1 Peter 4:17
17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
“If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear? “
“12 So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”
1 PETER 4:
19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.”
IF REFORMED MOVEMENTS CANNOT STOP PROMOTING TGC AND POPULAR MEMBERS OF ITS BRAINTRUST / MEDIA/CURRICULUM /CONFERENCES- THEN RELYING UPON CONFESSIONS AND CREEDS CANNOT SAVE THEM FROM THE RUINOUS LEAVEN OF THE SOCIAL GOSPEL. TGC HAS OFFERED A CONSTANT CASCADE OF CRITICAL THEORIES, FAKE SCIENCE, UNIVERSALIST AND GLOBALIST GOALS “CHRISTIANITY”. IT HAS INVADED REFORMED SEMINARIES AND PULPITS. TIME IS SHORT IF THESE MOVEMENTS ARE TO SURVIVE.
Rev Thomas Littleton
There are a multitude of popular speakers in the Neo-Calvinist movement who continue aligning with … and making no effort to disassociate themselves from the undeniable corruption of The Gospel Coalition movement. With co-founder Tim Keller in very poor health and D.A. Carson aging beyond the ability to remain in leadership -many younger faces have been promoted to pick up the TGC mantle.
II PETER 2″
2 “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.”
CONSIDER THE CONFUSED POSITIONS OF TGCs KEVIN DEYOUNG
Kevin DeYoung has risen to the forefront as one of the thought leaders carrying the progressive TGC movement forward while it remains cloaked in theological drag. DeYoung is part of the TGC Leadership Council and is just one example BUT one worth considering in order to understand the seriousness of the compromised influence of TGC and the double mindedness of those who continue to follow its “destructive ways”. In fact DeYoung is considered by many to be a central second generation figure in TGC circles and was rumored to be first pick to take over as head of the organizations.He remains one of its most popular figures and speakers and is held in high esteem for his ability to articulate reformed theology. Like many in TGC DeYoung remains an enigma as he escapes scrutiny and criticism over his conservative reputation and continued TGC affiliation and distorted views on concerns like the false social justice gospel and LGBTQ Inclusion in the church and SSA/ SOGI doctrine . Below is a hard look at DeYoung mingled stances and affiliations on these two key issues.
Kevin DeYoung photo and bio from upcoming 2024 “CROSSCON” WITH FELLOW TGC JUSTICE WARRIORS aimed at youthful audience of 18-25 year olds.
Kevin DeYoung in 2013 was “Thrilled to commend ” the website The Front Porch”led by TGC resident CRT/Racial activist Thabiti Anyabwile who openly endorses racially based wealth redistribution and reparations .
DeYoung in TGC article 2013
DEYOUNG COMMENDS THE FRONT PORCH WHICH HAS HOSTED THE ANNUAL “JUST GOSPEL CONFERENCES” .
“I am thrilled to commend this new website and this new initiative. No one asked me say anything about it. No one needs my commendation. But I can’t help but think The Front Porch represents something unique and precious in the church in our day. Of all the things happening in the evangelical church, I believe that looking back, generations from now, the most significant may prove to be the resurgence and redevelopment of strong, biblical theology in the African American church. .. You’ll get a better idea for The Front Porch from the video below, featuring Louis Love, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Tony Carter…on the front porch.”
HERE ARE SOME OF “JUST (SOCIAL JUSTICE ) GOSPEL SPEAKERS FROM 2017
Michelle Higgins – a Revoice LGBTQ Thriving movement supporter who hosted radical activist LGBTQ in her fathers PCA church while she was “worship leader and a student at Covenant Theological Seminary Her father was also a professor and Dean at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis at the time. More on Revoice in a moment .
Amisho Lewis- is a co-founder of the radical & Campaign political group pushing “Biblical Values & Social Justice” with leadership from the Obama Foundation and the Democratic Party. & Campaign promotes third way compromise by Christians on a key social and moral issues and spent the lead up to the 2020 election promoting an anti-Trump voter campaign .
Leonce Crump-also from & Campaign spoke in “The Front Porch Just Gospel conf 2017”
Jarvis Williams- SBTS professor and racial activist who promoted CRT in the Southern Baptist and was part of the “Resolutions Committee ” in 2019 which altered “Resolution 9” condemning Critical race Theory and Intersectionality into affirmations of them.This controversial activist move has deeply divided Southern Baptist to this day. Williams remains a central figure in the invasion of CRT into SBC seminaries and life.
DeYoung has spoken in Desiring God and other conferences and panels with Jarvis Williams.
( From The Front Porch “Just Gospel” Conference 2019)
ERIC MASON- is author if the 2018 book “Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice .” and a TGC regular. Promotion of the WOKE Church ideology saturated the TGC arena until the Summer of 2020 when BLM riots tainted the pro WOKE narratives.
Jemar Tisby – is the long time assistant to TGC leader Ligon Duncan and now a racial activist in the church with “The Witness: A Black Christian Collective”, which operates as “a multimedia platform about race, religion, politics, and culture”.
JACKIE HILL PERRY – her husband in part of the & Campaign and she remains one of the more popular LGBTQ inclusion speakers in TGC ,the Southern Baptist ERLC and many other outlets.
WHY IS DEYOUNG “THRILLED TO COMMEND” THE FRONT PORCH TO BIBLICAL & THEOLOGICAL CONSERVATIVES?
Doom of False Teachers
II PETER 2 4 “For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to [hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; 6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; 7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)— 9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, 11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord.”
DEYOUNG AND THE LGBTQ MOVEMENT IN THE CHURCH.
Kevin De Young , as a leader in The Gospel Coalition, is a close co-laborer with Tim Keller TGCs co-founder. Both promote a variety of “LGBTQ inclusion and welcome ” messengers / activist like gay identified priest Sam Allberry of “Living Out”.Allberry is a priest from the Church of England and his Living Out ministry has been exposed repeatedly for massive errors including the 2018 “Church Inclusion Audit “. TGC and Keller are at the root of the problematic Revoice LGBTQ Thriving movement in the PCA and SBC.
Yet ironically – Keller and De Young were both selected to be part of the PCA “theological team” to respond to Revoice and the ongoing divisive and deadly fruit of Revoice in the PCA. In addition -focus has yet to be brought to bear on the root of the Revoice movement inside the PCAs Covenant Theological Seminary.
THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION HAS A MAJOR PLAYER IN THE EVANGELICAL SHIFT TOWARD HOMOSEXAULITY.
DeYoung gives nod to the false APA position of “Sexial Orientation ” and will not call it “sinful” though he says homosexual acts ARE. DeYoung says SSA desire is “disordered” . This position is the entire basis of the error of Mark Yarhouse APA thought leader of Revoice/ Living Out and the ongoing controversy in the PCA and SBC over homosexuality .
It is a totally unbiblical and false position based on SOGI “Sexual Orientation Gender Identity. Of course TGC subscribed to Mark Yarhouse interfaith /APA position and White Paper in 2010 and the entire false “Same Sex Attracted but Celibate” narrative of the 2010 Lausanne Movement.
SSA but Celibate position “affirms” the APA false views on ” fixed ” or unchanging -in born sexual orientation while affirming gender identity as “gender fluidity and non binary ” or not determined by biological or birth gender. The end result is the denial of the power of the Gospel and the Cross of Jesus to change homosexuals into heterosexuals and allows for the validation of transgender identity including transgender “Christian” identity.
APA ACTIVIST HISTORY ON HOMOSEXUALITY
The American Psychological Association removed homosexuality in 1973 from the classification of a mental illness after gay activist gained a stronghold in the APA Board. Mark Yarhouse is an “evangelical” who works for the godless APA and has done research and thought development for interfaith communities on LGBTQ/SOGI. NONE of these concepts or the interfaith efforts of Yarhouse OR the APA are biblical or Gospel driven . NONE whatsoever.They are 100% antithetical to the Gospel- yet TGC and those in leadership of it like Carson/ Keller and younger leaders like DeYoung appear to fail to see this reality.
YARHOUSE OF THE APA -WHEATON BIOGRAPHY
Yarhouse Wheaton bio reads -” he was part of a consensus panel from the American Psychological Association on sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts that convened to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, DC. He is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was also invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition”
YARHOUSE IS THE KEY THOUGHT LEADER BEHIND REVOICE “LGBTQ THRIVING” AND SPOKE AT THE 2019 REVOICE EVENT. REVOICE REMAINS THE CENTRAL CONTRO
De Young was of one of first in PCA to comment on the Revoice controversy when THE EXPOSURE of it broke by this writer in April 2018 but he comments only on the “terms” used and on Greg Johnson the PCA host pastor. DeYoung must know the Revoice movement is coming out of Covenant Theological Seminary and that the Revoice leaders have long worked with TGC but takes a “wait and see” critique which is false given the TGC ties to Revoice leaders .How is it possible that he does not know the sources and the outcomes the movement seeks? Revoice founder Nate Collins has worked openly with TGC since at least 2013 and spoken at ETS with other TGC thought leaders annually.
De Young is in the mushy middle with SOGI which is set to collapse into LGBTQ and transgenderism affirming over time .
DeYoung video on SSA
DEYOUNG’S BOOK ON HOMOSEXUALITY.
DeYoungs book on homosexuality relies on the SAME thought leaders and their endorsements.
“Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung answers a common question: Is Homosexual Orientation Sinful? DeYoung newest book, “What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?”, examines key biblical passages in both the Old and New Testaments and then responds to popular objections raised by Christians and non-Christians alike”
As mentioned DeYoung and TGC subscribe to APA Interfaith psychologist Mark Yarhouse and his very limited research supporting Sexual Orientation as fixed and unchanging . In other words – people are born gay – stay gay – and can be “gay identified Christians “
DeYoung’s book on homosexuality is endorsed by those who agree with the false teaching of the APA which is fully gay affirming and has sought (since 1973) to normalize and promote homosexuality.Working with TGC and Keller, DeYoung is a key voice on this topic for TGC.
DEYOUNG’S BOOK ENDORSEMENTS
“What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality”
Rosaria Butterfield- .She is a popular speaker but one who holds to the TGC/SOGI message and long condemned any and all ex gay ministry and counseling.Her recent shift to allow for “ex gay counseling” she has now affirmed to be “more helpful for people detransitioning from gender identity transition. Heracademic speciality is “Feminine/ Gender/Queer Theories as informed by Marx/ Freud / Darwin. She is a critical theory expert and “welcome & Inclusion advocate.
Russell Moore- Controversial activist for “stopping culture wars which we lost and just loving our gay and lesbian neighbors” Now out at Southern Baptistafter 8 years of pro inclusion conferences and pushing many SOGI based speakers into ERLC/SBC/TGC. ERLC Fellows under Moore endorsed Revoice.
J. D. Greear -Three time SBC President infamous for saying “God whispers about homosexuality in the scripture”. Greear’s Summit Church is fully Yarhousedriven. Brad Hambrick who heads the Counseling ministry at Greear’s Summit church is Yarhouse /SOGI /APA based
Wesley Hill- Author of “Washed and Waiting” promotes his homosexual orientation in his Christian faith and has been a part of Revoice from 2018 through today.
D. A. Carson- According to Yarhouse own biography it was TGC co-founder with Tim Keller who commissioned Mark Yarhouse to do the 2010 Whitepaper forTGC’s Christ on Campus ministry. All of TGC looked to this Whitepaper as the gold standard on human sexuality and gender since 2010.
Christopher Yuan- speaks from a gay identity and contracted AIDS during his active homosexual years. He was introduced to most churches in Russell Moore’s ERLC 2014 conference on homosexuality where fellow TGC leader Albert Mohler apologized for being wrong about (denying ) sexual orientation. Yuan is also a popular voice in TGC circles on the topic.
Gregory Koukl- is part of the Biola campus Apologetics Department Speakers and heads “Stand To Reason ” apologetics. In 2018 it launched “Rethink Apologetics”which based its youth targeted messaging concerning homosexuality on SOGI and Yarhouse. Other topics were included in Rethink and tended toward more progressive worldview “apologetics” responses. In 2015 Biola made a shift toward welcome and inclusion of LGBTQ after an on campus group began filing complaints in 2012.
The people endorsing De Young’s book on the topic all hold to the “Welcome and Inclusion” messaging and SOGI ideology.
NOTE – None of this circle of people will present a fully converted ” former homosexual” testimony though many- many such believers exist and are vocal witnesses to the power of God to fully change homosexual desire and lead normal lives with families.
DeYoung is following the serious errors of SOGI which are breaking down the orthodox biblical stance on total transformation by the power of the Gospel.
MARK YARHOUSE- THE APA/INTERFAITH DECEPTION AND REVOICE-DE YOUNG IS PREACHING THE SAME MESSAGE.
Depravity of False Teachers
MORE II PETER 2 :12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, 13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. 15 They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.
17 These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.”
AGAIN – DE YOUNG REMAINS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE HEART OF TGC AND PROBLEMATIC LEADERS INCLUDING THE PLANNED 2024 YOUTH (18-25) FOCUSED “CROSSCON 2024.
Kevin De Young is to speak at CrossCon 24 with social justice warrior David Platt- highly exposed TGC leader John Piper -pro CRT/ BLM activist rapper Trip Lee. Also Pro LGBTQ Living Out inclusion “church audit” advocate/ 9MARKS leader Mark Dever and others in the progressive collapse among the Reformed movement.
18 “For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of [j]corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into [k]bondage. 20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. 21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. 22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
The Gospel Coalition is a progressive and largely politically motivated movement masked as a classic Reformed Theological movement. Herein lies its greatest acceptance and its greatest danger and power to deceive.
Whether it is the long or short version of the Westminster Confession or line by line of Calvin’s Institutes – nothing within the Reformed polity or approach to biblical fidelity has worked to prevent MUCH of the Reformed movement in America from falling prey to The Gospel Coalition -its critical theories, socialist economics, third way politics and the general star power of preacher and pulpit worship have drive TGCs popularity.
Nothing but a full BREAK with TGC and all its thought leaders and media machine and a deep heaven sent searching and repentance movement can spare the Reformed Movement of this generation from collapsing under the weight of THIS corruption. Revival is the only hope..even if many reformed pastors and leaders despise and lampoon it.