I am Christian in the Biblical definition .I own His name because HE is Lord and He my Hope and Stay. I was called into evangelism from day one.That was 38 years ago. He has been faithful and TRUE.I say with Peter " Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God". I vow to speak the truth of the Gospel daily and in this BLOG . We are living in Perilous Times 2 Timothy Chapter 3 .Blessings and thanks for reading .
THE ERLC SANK TO MANY NEW LOWS UNDER FORMER ACTIVIST PRESIDENT RUSSELL MOORE INCLUDING ITS CLOSE ASSOCIATIONS AND ENDORSEMENT OF THE PRO LGBTQ MOVEMENT REVOICE AND PARTICIPATION IN THE SOROS FUNDED NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM. NOW ERLC ENDORSES ISLAMIC OBAMA ERA ENVOY.
Rev. Thomas Littleton
The Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission has once again decided that U S Islamic interest either outweigh or are compatible with their own job working to protect the religious freedoms of Christians . Former ERLC head Russell Moore had a keen interest in assuring the rights of Mosque to be built in communities like Mufreesboro TN in 2016.
Moore also spent a great deal of time and effort working with people Luke Goodrich and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty looking out for and promoting the notion that ensuring religious liberty for the expanse of Islam in the West was the best way to ensure the same for Christians.
Goodrich book “Free To Believe” which subjects constitutional guarantees of religious liberty in the United States to the interest of both Islam and the LGBTQ lobby (both of which are fundamentally antithetical to Christian faith and Christians religious freedom was voted “book of the year ” in 2018 by both the now progressive World Magazine and Moore’s partners in The Gospel Coalition.
Moore endorsed Goodrich and his book .
“Luke Goodrich is one of the nation’s most respected thought leaders in the arena of liberty of conscience.” –RUSSELL MOORE, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.”
ERLC ENDORSEMENT OF ISLAMIC AMBASSADOR FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
The current ERLC leadership continues on the same misguided trajectory of its former President as it endorsed Rashad Hussain the Biden administrations newly approved Ambassador.
RNS reported Hussain’s confirmation on December 16th 2021.
(RNS) — “Rashad Hussain has been confirmed as the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, making him the first Muslim American in the role.”
“Hussain was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday (Dec. 16) by an overwhelming vote of 85 to 5.”
“The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom hailed the decision on Hussain, who has been director for partnerships and global engagement at the National Security Council.”
“Hussain, 42, previously served as a White House counsel during the Obama administration, as special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and as U.S. special envoy for the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications.”
“When President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Hussain in July, the White House noted his work on countering antisemitism and defending religious minorities in countries with Muslim majorities. Hussain, who has served as a judicial clerk in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and as the editor of the Yale Law Journal, speaks Spanish, Arabic and Urdu. He also is a hafiz, or someone who has memorized the entire Quran in Arabic.”
The ambassador-at-large serves as the primary adviser to the secretary of state regarding global religious liberty and also advises the president. He supervises the State Department’s office of international religious freedom.
“Hussain has enormous credibility across a broad range of faith groups, built on years of leadership in efforts for religious freedom,” they wrote. “His nomination has brought enthusiastic praise from groups ranging from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and the Baptist World Alliance to the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League and the Union for Reform Judaism, as well as widespread commendations from the Muslim community.”
(From Church Leaders.com)
“First Muslim International Religious Freedom Ambassador Rashad Hussain Receives Promise of Prayer From SBC Leader.”
“In congratulating Hussain, Brent Leatherwood, acting president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), said, “We are praying for his success and we are eager to work with him. Religious freedom is under assault around the globe and his position is vital to confronting those who would undermine this fundamental right.”
(Brent Leatherwood acting ERLC President and Russell Moore disciple)
LEATHERWOOD IN AUGUST HAD HIGH PRAISE FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN OVER THE NOMINATION OF HUSSAIN
“Brent Leatherwood, vice president of external affairs and chief of Staff for SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said in a statement that he has “long called for America to be a bold voice for liberty against these oppressive regimes.”
“Similarly, naming a U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom helps us to consistently use that voice,” stated Leatherwood, as reported by Baptist Press on Tuesday.”
“We appreciate the Biden administration prioritizing this appointment, and we stand ready to work with Mr. Hussain upon his confirmation to advance the fundamental human right of religious freedom internationally.”
RUSSELL MOORE PAL ERLC THOUGHT LEADER CATHOLIC ROBERT GEORGE ALSO ENDORSED HUSSAIN.
“An earlier religious freedom ambassador, Rabbi David Saperstein, joined Princeton University professor Robert P. George in supporting Hussain at the time of his confirmation hearing. The two men, who noted in a Religion News Service commentary that they have vastly different political perspectives, said Hussain was committed to protecting Christian rights and had garnered deep respect in the Muslim community.”
The Southern Baptist continue to seem unable to understand the activist culture of their own entity leaders. While using the SBC missions organizations the North American Missions Board (NAMB) and International Missions Board (IMB) to resettle first Syrian and now Afghan Muslim “REFUGEES” into America, Baptist are being told such actions are part of Christian world missions. Yet evangelization is prohibited in such government partnerships.
Baptist and Christians in general are also being told by Christian organizations and leaders like Goodrich , Moore and Leatherwood that Religious Freedoms are best being protected by promoting and protecting the rights of one of it’s most historic and fiercest persecutors. Meanwhile the entire operation is being inspired by obtaining more tax dollars. And Religious Freedom for Baptist is being overseen by a Russell Moore disciple who already carries a less than stellar reputation from his time at the TN GOP and from his actions at the 2018 Dallas Southern Baptist Convention .
ED STETZER’S RESEARCH PALS AT INTERFAITH HARTFORD SEMINARY ARE BOASTING OF VICTORY. AFTER YEARS OF WARNING ABOUT FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIPS, THE SOCIAL JUSTICE AND CRITICAL THEORIES INVASION OF CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICALISM THE DECEPTIVE END GAME IS NOW IN VIEW ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Corrupt evangelical leaders like Rick, Warren, Ed Stetzer, Tim Keller and Albert Mohler have been playing a long game to warp the theology and teachings of the church. from the seminaries to the Sunday school classes of toddlers the twisted vision toward a justice and equity driven mission has been packaged and sold in place of the Gospel. No one can say they were not warned that the end game for Globalist and “Equity” planners for the church was to steal its Gospel and eternal focus and replace it with a false vision of providing social services , health care, food and disaster distribution, refugee care, and now Covid 19 “response”.
Far left , interfaith Religion News Service reported on the new study by the wacky “interreligious ” Hartford Seminary- saying :
“More than half of Christian congregations say they have started a new ministry or expanded an existing outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey.”
“On average, in fact, these Christian houses of worship began or broadened more than three of their outreach activities in response to the pandemic.”
“The level of new and intensified social outreach and community ministry undertaken by the nation’s churches is monumental,” reads the report by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.”
“Overall, almost three-quarters (74%) of churches have offered social support during the pandemic and close to two-thirds of congregations say they have been involved in new ministries.
“The new findings, a November survey drawn from 820 responses from representatives of 38 Christian denominational groups, showed significant changes in congregations’ attitudes toward change, particularly increasing diversity.”
ACCORDING TO THE REPORT OMICRON VARIENT OPENS UP EVEN BROADER OPPORTUNITY
“With the emergence of the “omicron” variant and rising infection rates across the United States, the pandemic is not over. After nearly two years of navigating public health guidelines, Zoom church, and intense socio-political conflict, it is becoming increasingly clear that congregational life is not what it once was. As daunting as that statement may be for religious leaders and laity alike, it speaks to the resilience, creativity, and convictions of congregations in the United States.”
” Change is never easy. But change allows religious communities to better address the needs of their local communities in times of suffering and hardship. And congregations have done just that throughout the pandemic. The level of new and intensified social outreach and community ministry undertaken by the nation’s churches is monumental. This report, based on data from the second key-informant survey of the Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations: Innovation Amidst and Beyond Covid-19 project, includes an over-sampling of eight denominational groups and a random sampling of congregations in other denominations for a total of 38 Christian denominational groups and 820 responses. This online survey was fielded throughout the month of November 2021 and the resulting dataset was weighted to improve its national representativeness (see methodology section below).”
“CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC: EXTRAORDINARY SOCIAL OUTREACH IN A TIME OF CRISIS”
Some would think this report is very encouraging and that ministries have taken advantage of the chance to serve during the pandemic . But one need look no further than Hartford interfaith Seminary and it’s leadership like Scott Thumma, a close research partner with long time Lifeway Research former head Ed Stetzer to know the trends they are promoting and tracking and not Gospel driven or healthy pursuits of the church.
HARTFORD SEMINARY VISIONAND NEW NAME
International University for Religion and Peace.
“As a pioneering, interreligious, international theological university, Hartford International has helped thousands of people find peace within, and many thousands more find peace with each other. At Hartford International, we use interfaith dialogue and discovery to deepen our beliefs, respect our differences, and find ourselves and love for each other.”
“Hartford International University for Religion and Peace is a dynamic learning environment, a place of higher education that is second to none. At HIU we take the word “for” in our name seriously. It is an action word. We believe that religion and peace are not only intertwined but dependent upon each other.”
HARTFORD IS FULL ON INTERRELIGIOUS ,DIVERSITY ,EQUITY AND INCLUSION
“I invite you to look around our website, viewing our course offerings, degrees, and our many programs. We have a distinct focus on Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Studies and research, always with an eye toward interreligious understanding and dialogue. You’ll also notice that we are blazing new paths in Executive and Professional Education, helping our world see how religious identity is not loosely connected but fundamental to meaningful discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our consulting and professional trainings are leading the way to bridge this important gap in society.”
This project is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and conducted by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at Hartford International University.
HARTFORD SEMINARY STUDY IS FUNDED BY THE LILLY ENDOWMENT WHICH HAS HELPED HARTFORD EVEN LAUNCH A COVID RELIGION RESEARCH WEBSITE
“About This Study:” “The Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations study is generously funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and led by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (formerly Hartford Seminary). We will continue to release targeted analyses of more specific findings from our topical surveys breaking down how Mainline/Evangelical, multiracial, Black congregations, Latinx congregations, and churches of differing sizes are navigating the pandemic. Sign up to receive our newsletter at http://www.covidreligionresearch.org and like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to make sure you receive our reports as soon as they are released.”
A centralized hub in the making.
“Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations: Innovation Amidst and Beyond COVID-19 is a five-year research project funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and led by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. The focus of this expansive initiative is to research, collect, and disseminate data about the possible changes and long-term implications the pandemic might have on religious life across the United States. Through this centralized online hub, congregational and denominational leaders, religious scholars, and the general public will have free access to a growing repository of curated resources, practical tools, and guidance—drawn from our own research and from our cross-denominational partners.”
HATFORD SEMINARY RUNS “FAITH COMMUNITIES TODAY” WHICH IN 2020 PUT FOR THIS REPORT ON-“Twenty Years of Congregational Change“
Twenty Years of Congregational Change
“Twenty Years of Congregational Change: The 2020 Faith Communities Today Overview summarizes the findings of the largest national survey of congregations ever conducted in the U.S. It captures a pre- and early pandemic picture of America’s faith communities and affirms many of the trends evident over the past few decades, while also highlighting some distinct areas of change. This report is published by Faith Communities Today, a multireligious and collaborative research initiative that has been tracking trends in the U.S. religious landscape since 2000.”
National survey research
“This national survey component draws upon the Institute’s Faith Communities Today (FACT) collaborative initiative of over 20 different denominational research groups. It includes a number of different survey approaches spread across the five years of the grant.
Subscribe to our newsletter (form at the bottom of this page) and follow us on social media to be alerted when new research findings are available.”
Pre-COVID Baseline Portrait of Congregations
“This pre-COVID picture is gathered from the FACT 2020 survey:”
HARTFORD SEMIANRY LEADER AND ED STETZER RESEARCH PARTNER IS BEHIND THE EFFORT TO REDIRECT CHURCHES VISION TOWARD COVID RESPONSE VIA AGENDA DRIVEN “RESEARCH”.
We’re a team of congregational researchers, sociologists of religion, and collaborative project leaders at an Institute with over 40 years of experience conducting research designed to help congregations flourish by providing data to support informed decision making. Our project staff, based out of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at Hartford International University, work in tandem with a diverse group of scholars of religion who serve as advisors and consultants, leading organizations engaged in similar research, and a wide range of denominational research offices nationally. As a strategic and collaborative venture, we are committed to understanding how congregations have creatively responded to and navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how these changes may impact the religious landscape of the U.S. for years to come.”
Dr. Scott Thumma
“Scott Thumma serves as the Principal Investigator of this project. He is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace and the Director of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. He is the co-chair of the Faith Communities Today project and on the steering committee of the US Religious Census, as well as research advisor for several other projects and organizations. Throughout his 30-year career he has participated in many congregational study projects and national religion research efforts. He has written widely on the subject of megachurches, gay religious life, congregational dynamics, and nondenominational churches and has published three books [Gay Religion, Beyond Megachurch Myths, and The Other Eighty Percent: Turning Your Church’s Spectators into Active Disciples], many research reports, and managed over a half-dozen websites.”
Thumma has a long history promoting media driven “Church Growth” trends with Southern Baptist, Wheaton Billy Graham Center head Ed Stetzer .
Thumma was also instrumental in work promoting the “negotiation Gay Evangleical Identity since the 1980s in the book “Gay Religion which took on the same task across the board among all major faiths.
GAY RELIGION AND THUMMA/ HARTFORD SEMINARYS PAST WORK
“Conflicts over homosexuality and gay rights threaten to break apart denominations, if not North American society. These heated theological and political debates have, as well, obscured the fact that many gays and lesbians are religiously active individuals. Gay Religion is the first book to give a straightforward presentation of the spiritual lives, practices and expressions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender. Drawing from a wide range of religious traditions, new and established scholars explore the range of gay religious expression in denominations, sects, and even outside recognized religious institutions. The essays ask what these religious innovations mean to the continually evolving religious environment of North America. With its helpful section introductions and an appendix providing profiles of organizations involved, Gay Religion is a unique and compelling resource for anyone interested in homosexuality and American religion.”
THUMMAS CHAPTER IN GAY RELIGION WHICH HE EDITED
“Negotiating a Religious Identity: The Case of the Gay Evangelical”
“This article examines the process by which persons reconstruct their Evangelical religious identity to include the formerly incongruent homosexual identity. Members of one conservative gay Christian organization, called Good News, are profiled in the way they come to desire, construct, and solidify a gay Evangelical identity. Through a process of socialization, they renegotiate the boundaries and definitions of their religious identity to include a positive valuation of homosexuality. This accommodated, but still distinctively Evangelical, identity enables persons to resolve the dissonance between their Christian beliefs and their homosexual feelings. The case study explores how a religious identity is accommodated to incorporate incompatible aspects of the self. It provides an interesting glimpse at religious socialization outside of radical conversion. This somewhat unique example offers a look at how individuals and groups are involved in negotiating religious identities in a modern world.”
THUMMA AND BAPTIST / LIFEWAY/ WHEATON’S ED STETZER
Ed Stetzer, Leadership Network operative in the Christian Press steadily Scott Thumma Mega Church /Church Growth hype and his work with Leadnets Dave Travis with heavy hitters like Rick Warren .
Beyond Megachurch Myths: What We Can Learn from America’s Largest Churches Hardcover – Illustrated, August 10, 2007
A Report promoting the Churches new role in social services advanced by the Covid 19 Pandemic is not something to be taken as a trend tracking investigation when it is conducted by a leading interreligious seminary and its congregational change agents think tank arms. The efforts have massive outside funding as well as subscribe to UN /NGO Global Goals and interreligious, multi-faith interfaith universalism. NO such effort is interested in the Gospel mission and focus of the church. Instead most are determined to undermine and destroy it.
Stetzer and Leadership Network are famous for tracking their own trends as a means to promote them.
The organizations in this movement are all interconnected in the push for a new paradigm church which, now aided by the Pandemic Response and billions in grant funding is fully enveloped in working as a third leg partner with the government and big business in the Faith Based Partnerships model of the Obama and now Biden era.
Rick Warrens Purpose Driven Brand and PEACE Plan
Wheaton’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute
Along with Hartford/ Thummas groups :
Hartford Institute for Religion Research: Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations
Faith Communities Today
Many many more like Covid Collaborative , the Ad Council , National Association of Evangelicals – ALL are working to USE THE PANDEMIC RESPONSE to fast forward and advance the effort to redefine the church vision and purpose toward “Equity” Inclusion, Justice, disaster response, immigration /refugee care and being THE GO To partner for the Pandemic Industrial Complex.
The VERY organizations and people responsible for the seduction of the church – even entire denominations into the Church Growth Movement, Global Goals Christianity, The Emergent Theological errors and the Faith Based Partnerships with massive outside funding flooding the Household of Faith – are now seeing the Covid 19 virus and response as the perfect means to their long game goals of a new paradigm justice driven church with an interreligious cooperation leaving it stripped of its power in the Holy Spirit, and darkened to its real vision labor like a blinded Samson on the grist mill of social services and care of society.
Even Blinded believers can have a day of redemption and arise to do God’s will.
21 “Then the Philistines took him and [d]put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. They bound him with bronze fetters, and he became a grinder in the prison. 22 However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaven.”
Samson Dies with the Philistines
23 “Now the lords of the Philistines gathered together to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice. And they said:
“Our god has delivered into our hands Samson our enemy!”
24 When the people saw him, they praised their god; for they said:
“Our god has delivered into our hands our enemy, The destroyer of our land, And the one who multiplied our dead.”
25 So it happened, when their hearts were merry, that they said, “Call for Samson, that he may perform for us.” So they called for Samson from the prison, and he performed for them. And they stationed him between the pillars. 26 Then Samson said to the lad who held him by the hand, “Let me feel the pillars which support the temple, so that I can lean on them.” 27 Now the temple was full of men and women. All the lords of the Philistines were there—about three thousand men and women on the roof watching while Samson performed.
28 Then Samson called to the Lord, saying, “O Lord God, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!” 29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left. 30 Then Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” And he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead that he killed at his death were more than he had killed in his life.”
NO SOONER HAD THE EMOTIONAL SCENES FROM THE BIDEN GENERATED “FALL OF KABUL” AND THE RESURGENCE OF THE TALIBAN REACHED THE U.S. , THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST SEND RELIEF HAD POSITIONED THEMSELVES WITH WORLD RELIEF, CATHOLIC AND LUTHERAN AGENCIES TO AID GOVERNMENT RESETTLEMENT OF MUSLIMS INTO AMERICA.
Rev Thomas Littleton
No one in Southern Baptist churches has any idea how much money is flooding into the SBC coffers for Afghan Refugee resettlement through NAMB /IMB or it’s Clarkston Georgia -Send Relief Center and others ( there are dozens open and or planned) across the nation. No one knows because NONE OF THE SBC LEADERSHIP are talking about the funding or the government partnerships, or that most of the refugees are in fact not persecuted Christians fleeing the Taliban but Muslims being patriated as “New Americans ” and labeled as the Christians “New Neighbors”.
SEND RELIEF PRESIDENT LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG THAT MOST REFUGEES ARE MUSLIM AND THE CHURCHES ROLE “IS TO WELCOME THEM IN”.
Send Relief Center for Refugees in Clarkston Georgia was set up to help process Syrian Refugees for government agencies , match them with welfare and social services, housing, healthcare, and job training and placement in the name of Christian Mission. The only problems with this scheme is that government agency contracting and funding prohibits ministry (aka explicit religious activity ) to the recipients of the services by those missions agencies involved. Also down the road the tax funding for such “Faith Based Partnerships ” will go away and be replaced by the money and resources of the churches and Christian agencies involved.
PRESIDENT SEND RELIEF
“Bryant Wright served in Southern Baptist life as both a pastor and SBC president before joining Send Relief in 2020. He retired as the founding Senior Pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, on December 15, 2019, where he had pastored for 38 years.”
WRIGHT LAYS A HEAVY DOSE OF VERSES ON “CARING FOR STRANGERS” AND THE GOOD SAMARITAN BUT FAILS TO GRAPS THE INTENTIONAL PROGRESSIVE POLICIES BEHIND THE ONGOING WAVES OF HUMAN MIGRATION BY U.S. DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERS
WRIGHT ALSO NEVER MENTIONS THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS WHICH THE SEND RELIEF PARTNER WORLD RELIEF RECIEVED IN THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS
“Video: Care for Refugees Workshop”
“… archived video for the Care for Refugees Workshop, held September 10, 2021, at the Send Relief Ministry Center in Clarkston, Georgia.”
Care for Refugees Workshop
“This one-day training offered by Send Relief in partnership with World Relief shares practical ways for you to mobilize your family, friends, small group or church to meet the needs of refugees and internationals as they transition to a new home.”
During a September Refugee Volunteer Training Film available on the Send Relief website, Wright told trainees
“After 20 years of US rebuilding effort .. in a disastrous exit everything fell apart .. ( paraphrased from @ minute 28 )”the government has a job to do and that is to take in refugees onto military bases and vet them …and they are vetted a great deal because some people with other intentions. But they will not stay on military bases because it is not the militaries job to care for refugees. The role of the churches is to care for refugees and welcome them in to out neighborhoods, our homes and our churches.. and that makes it difficult in a lot of our churches because of fear (minute 30:23) ” because THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THESE AFGHAN REFUGEES ARE MUSLIMS”
AGAIN WRIGHT ADMITS :
THE FEAR FACTOR BECAUSE …MOST OF “THESE REFUGESS ARE MUSLIMS “
Wright goes on to say that (PARAPHRASED ) ” and here we are in the twenty year shadow of 9/ 1 when Muslims terrorist attacked our land we know the understandable and natural fear that will be there because most of these people are Muslim.”
Wright again admits ” THERE IS FEAR because MOST OF THESE AFGHAN REFUGEES ARE MUSLIM”. Earlier Wright had point out that over 70 % of those Refugees left behind are Women and children .So we can by that admission suppose that most of those being processed into America are Males.
Wright “Muslims are simply deceived by a false teaching that they need to be liberated from …”
But Wright does not explain why Muslim people are fleeing a return to Muslim rule in Afghanistan or why the Refugees are not mostly Christians fleeing persecution. The Obama administration is reported to have placed persecuted Christians last and left many in harms way during it’s “Refugee Crisis” after the poor policies of the Arab Spring. The Biden administration looks to be repeating the pattern.
MORE FROM WRIGHT’S BIO
“He is a straightforward communicator who uniquely connects God’s unchanging truth with a diverse culture through compelling and creative teaching.”
Wright seems accustomed to talking down to his ill informed listeners. This is now a common practice in todays agenda driven pulpits.
Wright does not inform the Baptist volunteers of how much money the SBC/ NAMB and Send Relief or World Relief its direct partnering agency are getting to process refugees. In FACT no one in the SBC outside these insider agency leaders is even told that tax funding is involved. BUT the Baptist are raising more money form their own for the “ministry ” to refugees which the government partnerships prohibit.
“Creative and compelling ” but so much for honesty and integrity.
THE MONEY IS NEVER MENTION BUT HOW MUCH ARE WE TALKING ABOUT FOR MINISTRY ORGANIZATIONS LIKE SEND AND WORLD RELIEF?
Don’t wait for them to bring it up because they will not but Catholic Charities received some $5.4 billion during the last “Refugee Crisis ” and World Relief – its evangelical partner and recruited received some $300 million form that .
HOW MUCH IS IN THE MIX FOR BAPTIST /SEND RELIEF AND OTHER EVANGLEICALS? IT MAYTAKE YEARS TO KNOW BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT TELLING.
Meanwhile these leaders are TRAFFICKING IN THE FAITHFUL and the selling the faith of their followers to global goals deceptions.
Read MORE here :
MUSLIM POPULATION GROWTH IN AMERICA VIA CHRISTIAN AID MISSIONARIES
The long term outcomes of this and other refugee resettlement efforts is a massive Muslim migration into the West. That is the intention of both the Obama era Syrian crisis and the present day efforts to resettle Afghan refugees. It has little to do with compassion for persecuted peoples and far more to do with the progressive open borders agendas of globalist. Americas conservative and Christian demographics are being diluted and weakened while our own people are being told they are ministering the Gospel to the refugees of the world.
THE SEND PARTNERSHIPS IN DETAIL
“Send Relief, World Relief working together to resettle Afghan refugees“
“ALPHARETTA, Ga.—In the aftermath of the sudden, tragic fall of Afghanistan into the hands of the Taliban, thousands of refugees have been fleeing the landlocked nation to escape persecution and retaliation from the extremist group. Send Relief, the compassion ministry arm of Southern Baptists, has begun the process of helping Afghan refugees as they resettle around the world by working with World Relief and other ministry partners.”
“The Taliban recently seized power of Afghanistan, storming the nation and capturing most major cities within a matter of days.”
“In the aftermath of the political coup, a mass exodus is taking place as Afghans try to flee the country by the thousands. Religious and ethnic minorities, along with women and girls, are the groups most in danger of Taliban violence as they try to escape.”
“As Afghan refugees are resettled, this crisis will impact communities all around the world, including yours. Through Send Relief and the combined resources of the IMB and NAMB, Southern Baptists are able to serve Afghan refugees wherever they are resettled.”
“Send Relief is strategically working with our trusted ministry partners to minister to Afghan refugee families. We can connect you and your church with opportunities to pray, serve and give to support this response!”
“Your gifts to the Afghanistan Refugee Crisis Fund will support churches and refugee ministries in the United States and around the world as they care for resettled Afghan refugees. Give today to bring help and healing to the hurting!”
“The most immediate way your church can serve resettled refugees is by volunteering as a host home through your local World Relief office. If your church is interested in ministering to refugees by becoming a host home, fill out the World Relief interest form.”
Afghan Refugee Ministry Coaching
“Your church can request personalized coaching from a Send Relief Afghan refugee expert as you minister to Afghan refugees in your community. Our team will coach you in evangelism, discipleship and cross-cultural awareness.”
Care for Refugees Workshop
“Did you miss our Care for Refugees Workshop on September 10? Don’t worry! You can still watch a video of the entire event. Watch now by clicking here.”
THE GRAND DECEPTION GOES MUCH DEEPER
MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS CANNOT FAITHFULLY COEXIST NOR CAN THE US CONSTITUTION MERGE WIHT SHARIA
Religious Liberty in America is born out of its Judeo Christian influence on the Constitution. Sharia is not compatible with the US Constitution and its understanding of Religious Liberty. Americans have been a very tolerant people but the suppression of Christianity in the US has reached an all time high while the posture toward Islam is shifting in it’s favor. The progressive political movements in both Faiths and in fact among ALL FAITHS is a deception of globalist toward a “Global Spirituality ” where faiths and people are allowed some distinctions and doctrines but are all hard pressed into the common ground for the common good and for a toxic new age mixture of comingled nothingness.
NO TRUE ADHERENTS TO ANY FAITH WILL BUY THIS LIE.
No True Christians can allow it to prosper among our churches.
Christian faith cannot successfully be merged into Interfaith and Multi-faith alliances such as those promoted by Baptist leaders like Rick Warren, Ed Stetzer,or Bob Roberts via Neighborly Faith or Multi Faith Neighbors Network.
REFUGEES ARE ON THIER WAY TO CITIZENSHIP–FASTRACK
“OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS”
“The Office of New Americans (ONA) was established in 2020 to promote the economic and civic success of Virginia’s diverse immigrant communities. The Office is comprised of an Immigrant Services unit and Refugee Services unit (formerly known as the Office of Newcomer Services).”
The Office is responsible for the implementation of a statewide strategy to provide immigrants with comprehensive assistance related to employment, housing, healthcare, education, citizenship and other services for which they may be eligible.
A LOOK AT VIRGINIA FOR HOW IT IS WORKING IN THE BROADER EFFORT WITH CATHOLIC AND LUTHERAN AGENCIES
US News in August
More Virginia Sites Set to Welcome Afghan Immigrant Influx
“Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration has received notification that the Department of Defense has authorized the use of Marine Corps Base Quantico to house Afghan refugees, as well as a national guard installation in central Virginia.”
“Fort Lee, an Army training site in Virginia, was already housing immigrants who recently fled Afghanistan. Over the coming weeks, capacity at Quantico and Fort Pickett in Nottoway County “will build” to support about 5,000 and 10,000 people, respectively, according to an email a senior Northam administration official received and shared with The Associated Press.”
“We welcome these refugees, no matter how long or short they are here,” said Billy Coleburn, the mayor of Blackstone, which neighbors Fort Pickett.”
“VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.“
“Virginia’s Refugee Resettlement Program supports refugees with social integration and economic empowerment. Support services available to refugee-eligible clients include employment, health, education, youth mentoring, services for older refugees and foster care for unaccompanied refugee minors through the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Foster Care (URM) program .
VDSS works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and federally-contracted agencies to administer the URM program.
Refugee services are currently provided by six resettlement agencies across the state: Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington- Migration and Refugee Services, Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Church World Service, Ethiopian Community Development Council, International Rescue Committee and Lutheran Social Services. Click here for Resettlement Contracts“
Highlights of Resources, Services, News and Upcoming Events
Arlington Community Outreach Program Citizenship Classes are open for enrollment. The free, virtual classes are open to both Arlington and non-Arlington residents. Contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.228.1198 with any questions or to register
Afghan Women’s Group is offered through ECDC on Zoom. This group provides an opportunity to make friends and gain support during the resettlement process and learn tips on living in the United States as an Afghan woman. Register online.
The Career Pathways Program is actively enrolling new participants in their employment services program for refugees, SIVs, and approved asylees. Enrollees receive employment assistance with resume development, interviewing practice, case management. For more information check the websiteor email email@example.com.
The City of Alexandria, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) and local preschool providers are working together to connect qualifying families to a free or low-cost educational program. Alexandria residents with a child turning four by September 30 can learn more information by visiting the ACPS website.
Lutheran Social Services is looking for more mentors for refugee youth and families. Now that mentoring is fully remote, you can do so from wherever you live! See the website for details or contact Debi Kant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asylee Assistance for Mandarin Speakers. Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington now has a Mandarin-speaker on staff that can assist Uyghur asylees in need of services. Ms. Lee can be reached at email@example.com or 571.469.2728.
Good Neighbor Partner Program. LSSNCA’s Good Neighbor Partner is now recruiting organizational and congregational partners to help welcome refugees to the DMV. To ease this transition and provide an extra layer of care and support, LSSNCA matches families with local congregations and groups as Good Neighbor Partners. For more information contact Shelby Kruczek firstname.lastname@example.org.
USCIS is no longer applying the Trump administration’s Public Charge Final Rule: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is no longer applying the has returned to applying the public charge inadmissibility statute consistent with the 1999 Interim Field Guidance. In other words, an applicant’s receipt of Medicaid (except for long-term institutionalization at the government’s expense), public housing, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are no longer considered as part of the public charge inadmissibility determination. Learn more and access a set of FAQs at alexandriava.gov/DCHS.
Updated student financial aid eligibility coming August 2022: House Bill 2123, sponsored by Delegate Alfonso Lopez, and Senate Bill 1387, sponsored by Senator Jennifer Boysko, make any student eligible for state financial aid if they are eligible for in-state tuition, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. This law will take effect August 1, 2022.
Medicaid has expanded coverage eligibility for certain Lawful Permanent Residents: Effective April 1, 2021, a qualified Lawful Permanent Resident who entered the U.S. on or after August 22, 1996, and who has resided in the U.S. for at least five years is no longer required to have any qualifying quarters of work to receive full Medicaid benefits. Lawful Permanent Residents who previously were ineligible due to not having required working quarters are encouraged to reapply online or call CoverVA at 855.242.8282.
Progressive policy and Democratic Party/ Saul Alinsky inspired politics say “NEVER WASTE A GOOD CRISIS”. Alinsky , who realized the Catholic Charities were a great target for his efforts to radicalize and rally professing Catholics and “Christians” for the left – would be proud of current efforts to distort and deceive “do good” Christians into thinking that furthering open borders and globalist agendas and undermining the influence of Christian faith and religious liberty in America is “The ministry of the Gospel”.
Alinsky Rule number 6- “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
Baptist and Christians love to SERVE. Tell them they are serving the Refugees and God while you harness them for Global Goals and the spread of a false one world spirituality where all faiths join forces for eh kingdom of anti Christ. Brilliant deception.
“Curses on Disobedience”
43 “The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.
47 “Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything; and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you.”
THE SLAVATION ARMY CAN NO LONGER HIDE THE TROUBLING FUTURE IT HAS CAST FOR ITSELF. THE WOKE JUSTICE MOVEMENT WHICH LED THEM TO DEMAND DONORS REPENT OF RACISM DID GAINED ATTENTION. YET THE APOSTATE COMPROMISE RUNS MUCH DEEPER.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Another historic Christian Institution is gone down the worm hole of the United Nations Global Justice Sustainability Goals. There is NO coming back.
By 2014 it was obvious that the Salvation army was veering sharply to the left and appeasing activist culture like the Human Rights Campaign .
By the time you heard the Christmas donor bells ringing during shopping season the situation had obviously gotten much worse as the Salvation Army released a GUIDE asking white donors to repent of racism. YET a deeper look at the Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission and its work with the United Nations proves just how far the once Gospel centered ministry has fallen.
WHY WE SEEK JUSTICE
To promote a vision of justice based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.
To advocate and advise on social, economic, political issues and events which lead to the perpetuation of injustice in the world.
To amplify the voices of poor, marginalized and oppressed people and translate their real life insights into policies, practices and life-giving opportunities.
‘”God is still leading and blessing the Army. With that comes a clear call … to link who we are with the very essence of what we do, the mission that is ours. […] It is a call to be a justice-focused Army.’- The Officer – July-September 2018“
THE FULL GLOBAL GOALS BUY IN OF SALVATION ARMY
The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the globalist dream list of redistribution and global governance attainments and how to nuance compliance of them by faith based organizations to serve in the grand scheme called Agenda 2030 . Other “Christian” organizations have already sold out to the Globalist like the Lausanne Movement , Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven and PEACE Plan and the Catholics current Pope Francis who in Sept 2015 fully embraced the scheme at the UN itself. At that time the shortened timeline for attaining the Global Goals controls had been by 2050 but the progress under the Obama administration had enabled 20 years to be shaven off the timeline and the movement renamed Agenda 2030.
HERE IS SALVATION ARMY IN ITS OWN GLOBAL GOALS ALIGNMENT WORDS
Why should we get involved with the SDGs?
“The fact that world leaders agreed on a set of goals reflecting values which The Salvation Army has promoted for 125 years is something to be welcomed – especially as it can result in positive change for the poorest and most vulnerable people. The goals identify issues and promote values very familiar to Salvationists: equality of all people with no discrimination; the well‐being of all people with all people able to flourish; being good stewards of the earth and its resources; seeking peace and security for all people. These are values that shine through the Bible and have inspired Christians for more than 2000 years. All people, without exception, are made in the image of God and are equally precious to him (Genesis 1:27‐31). In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus declared: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God’ (Matthew 5:9). Jesus declared that he came that we might ‘have life and life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). The SDGs recognise a lesson The Salvation Army learnt many years ago – people and communities need to participate in their own development. In addition, The Salvation Army recognises the importance of integration. Just as God created people as integrated persons with body and soul so those seeking to participate in God’s mission to save the world should not fragment services or treat only the body while trying to ignore the soul and spiritual healing. General André Cox is encouraging The Salvation Army to focus attention on the SDGs in every programme. This does not mean only in the developing world. The goals are universal, for every nation, for all people, everywhere.”
“The International Social Justice Commission is The Salvation Army’s strategic voice to advocate for human dignity and social justice with the world’s poor and oppressed. Building on The Salvation Army’s participation in the United Nations since 1947, the International Social Justice Commission has embraced the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a focus of its research, teaching, policy, and coalition-building work. The International Social Justice Commission staff are deployed in New York, Vienna, Geneva and Nairobi.The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission (ISJC) promotes constructive conversation and respect among individuals. In participating on this page users agree to respect other people’s differences and engage in mutual understanding. The ISJC reserves the right to remove or edit any comments that it considers inappropriate or unacceptable.”
SALVATION ARMY WANTS TO THINK THE WORLD HAS ALIGNED WITH THE GOSPEL AND THE SALVATION ARMYS MISSION?
While Intersectionality is ravaging the Southern Baptist Church and other denominations and setting them up to be pillaged by the feminist /metoo movement and forced into “Diversity Equity and Inclusion” culture -the Salvation Army has chosen to be an ally for the feminist justice /intersectionality march through the institutions.
NOTE the Salvation Army has always been an egalitarian movement so why does it need to champion feminine theory calls for “justice” ?
SOME OF THE KEY ELEMENTS OF THE PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBAL JUSTICE
CRY JUSTICE “
“The international Salvation Army is being called to prioritise prayer, specifically for justice on behalf of women and girls.“
“In every context of injustice females suffer most. Globally, women do three times more unpaid care work than men. The gap is largest in Northern Africa and Western Asia, but it exists in every region. Globally one in two women who are murdered are murdered by a male partner or family member. 71 per cent of all trafficking victims globally are females.”
“Our hearts anguish to see the images and read the headlines. We cry out for justice in the streets, and before God in prayer.”
“We cry for justice because of the image of God in every human being, the God revealed in Jesus Christ, the One who loves justice, and works justice for all the oppressed (Psalm 33:5; 103:6).”
“Will you join us in seeking justice together, by crying out to God in prayer for justice in the earth, following the example of the persistent widow as described by Jesus? ‘And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?’”
“WOMEN LEADING IN THE CHURCH”
(NOTE THE JUSTICE AND RACIAL NARRATIVES DEVELOPED BY THE QUESTIONS IN THIS SALVATION ARMY EVENT.)
“What challenge have you faced as women of colour leaders? What has it been like to sit at the decision-making tables?
What difference do you think it makes to have Women of Colour at the table where decision are binging made? How has it taken shape in your own experience as leaders.
What violence against Women and girls do you see that needs to be eliminated in the context of the Church?
Is the Church ahead or behind of the larger society when it comes to embracing Women’s leadership? How do we model that in the church?“
SALVATION ARMY WANTS TO TEACH KIDS SOCIAL JUSTICE INDOCTRINATION
WORKING WITH SAVE THE CHILDREN SALVATION ARMY IS PUTTING FORTH THIS GUIDE
“12 TIPS YOU CAN TRUST: Talking with Children About Racism and Social Justice”
“Every child has the right to grow up healthy, educated and safe – regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic status. Systemic change to end racism is essential to achieving this vision. Save the Children was founded over 100 years ago to fight for universal values and children’s rights. However, we also live in a society that still suffers from a legacy of institutional racism. This is a difficult time for America, and for anyone who believes in and is fighting for a more just world. Save the Children remains committed to fighting for what is right and against injustices. We proudly stand in solidarity with the Black community. As you seek ways to navigate conversations with children in your life about recent events, including violence, and race in America, we are here for you. We know that these are not easy conversations to have. Nor are they a one-time occurrence. There is also no unique individual or organization that holds all the answers to every question that may arise. But we encourage you to use the following tips to start a conversation or as a continuation, aimed at helping children to better understand what is happening around them.”
THE SALVATION ARMY PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE UNITED NATIONS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE PROVIDE ANNUAL REPORTS. ON THIER APOSTATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
“The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”
“The meeting of the HLPF in 2021 was held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. This included the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 13 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021“
“Elements of the recently issued “Let’s Talk About Racism” guide led some to believe we think they should apologize for the color of their skin, or that The Salvation Army may have abandoned its Biblical beliefs for another philosophy or ideology. That was never our intention, so the guide has been removed for appropriate review.”
SALVATION ARMY AND “REFUGEE CARE”
“THE SALVATION ARMY INTERNATIONAL POSITIONAL STATEMENT REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS”
“The Salvation Army is gravely concerned for the needs of the millions of people who are refugees and asylum seekers. People are fleeing their homes and countries because of a well-founded fear of persecution. Many of these people have experienced significant grief and trauma, which have potential long-term consequences for their health and well-being.” “The Salvation Army recognises that the ability to seek asylum is a basic human right, with all people having the right to life, liberty and security of person. The Salvation Army supports international efforts to eliminate persecution and displacement through the promotion of peace, tolerance, understanding and respect for human life and dignity. God’s hospitable loving concern for the stranger and foreigner are evident in Scripture and therefore, The Salvation Army contends that individuals and governments should act compassionately and humanely towards persons seeking asylum.”
SALVATION ARMY LOST IN AND ENDLESS CIRCLE OF DEADLY DIALOG WITH NO GRASP ON THE GOSPEL
“International Discussion Documents aim is to stimulate personal reflection rather than to provide conclusive positions. The hope is that these documents will better equip Salvationists to contribute towards broader dialogue or help inform personal choices related to the issue.”
BY 2015 THE SALVATION ARMY WAS SINKING IN THE MIRE ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN REPORTS WITH THE UN.
The Salvation Army provides ample proof that it has joined the growing list of lost organizations who have joined globalist to build TOWARD the very kind of end time prophetic fulfillment ensuring its own demise as a Christ honoring and Gospel proclaiming organization. NO organization- no matter how solid it was in its origins or how much fruit it may have born in the past – has ever recovered it’s God given calling from this apostate abyss.
Somewhere -someone -somehow enticed the Salvation Army to sell its most precious possession .
“29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.”
FOR YEARS NOW TIM KELLER HAS INHABITED THE LEADING EDGE OF CHRISTIAN “INFLUENCERS” PROMOTING “HUMAN FLOURISHING” /TIME TO FLOURISH/ FAITH AND WORK / AND THE GLOBAL PUSH OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AS THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL.
NOW KELLER’S FAITH & WORK TEAM HAVE JOINED WITH FULLER SEMINARY/ DE PREE CENTER TO DRIVE THE WOMENS MOVEMENT FOR DIVERSITY ,EQUITY AND INCLUSION WORLD WIDE.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Tim Keller has long been credited as a leading Christian thinker and intellectual and was even crowned with titles like “the new CS Lewis ” or “the new John Stott”. Keller has driven a constant narrative of “Human Flourishing” /Thriving Cities/ Common Ground for the Common Good / and Christian Civility in a pluralistic society . But no other area of Keller’s efforts has more openly provided insight into his actual inspiration and the political motivations ( at least in part political) than his leading edge work with the Faith and Works Economics through his Redeemer Center For Faith and Works. It embraces the social justice narratives with fervor. Since at least 2019 the Fuller Seminary De Pree Center has been using Faith and Works programing funded by Kern Family Fundation and partnering with Tim Keller’s Center for Faith and Work leaders to drive a radical feminist justice narrative.
Some history -Keller Faith and Work Partnering organizations include :
MADE TO FLOURISH
ECONOMIC WORKS PROJECT
THEOLOGY OF WORK PROJECT
CENTER FOR PUBLIC CHRISTIANITY
THE GOSPEL COALITION (ALSO OF TIM KELLER)
FAITH FOR THE COMMON GOOD
And literally dozens more.
The primary coordination and funding for Faith and Works “economics “has come from Action Institute who provides the curriculum for the centers, schools and seminaries and funding has been through and from the Kern Family Foundation .By 2014 Kern took parts of its operations offshore to the Cayman Islands making it much more difficult to track the inflow and outflow of money. Oikonomia Network is a Kern Organization which solicits and trains scholars for placement in institutions and on campuses to promote the Faith and Works ideologies and OVERSEE the grants and outcomes.
Since at least 2015 this effort has been exposed to be the ROOT OF THE FALSE SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT in evangelical seminaries and institutions.
The Faith and Works efforts have relied heavily on public faces like Tim Keller and his Faith and Works developer Katherine Leary Alsdorf, and marketing resources like their coauthored book “Every Good Endeavor” in 2012 to promote the brand.
( Pictured Keller and Alsdorf in one of their multitude of F&W events)
NOW IT CAN BE DOCUMENTED THAT THE FAITH AND WORKS EFFORTS FUNDED BY KERN ARE PLAYING A KEY ROLE IN THE ADVACE OF “INTERSECTIONAL JUSTICE” FOR CHRISTIAN WOMEN.
Intersectionality is the movement behind the #metoo call for justice which is currently sweeping through Christian institutions. It goals are part of the use of Critical Theories on Race, (CRT) Gender, Sexual Orientation (Queer Theory) to drive social change within Christian faith. It presumes institutional guilt and makes the demand for justice and change.
The leading edge of the spear being tossed at Christianity is the Metoo movement which is said to address Sex Abuse scandals of the past and provide the “path forward”. That Path Forward “Road Ahead”,as we shall see, will be using tools like the Faith and Work for women and justice in the workplace including churches and Christian institutions. This is the application of Intersectionality to bring the justice cause of the “oppressed gender” (according to the narratives) to light and to sweep through the “oppressive systems dominated male toxic male masculinity and patriarchal male culture”. At least that is what is promised.
In the case of the current trend now clearly supported by Tim Keller/ Kern /Faith and Works (and many more ) this attack on masculinity is being perverted to be a Gospel issue and promise a better world despite its anti biblical , anti gender, anti family, anti Christ focus. (Anti Christ because the movement downplays the biblical role of women in faith, motherhood, family , and in the church.
WHAT IS INTERSECTIONALITY
“Intersectionality within CRT points to the multidimensionality of oppressions and recognizes that race alone cannot account for disempowerment. “Intersectionality means the examination of race, sex, class, national origin, and sexual orientation, and how their combination plays out in various settings.” This is an important tenet in pointing out that CRT is critical of the many oppressions facing people of color and does not allow for a one–dimensional approach of the complexities of our world.” ( Activist at UCLA definition)
(DOUBT THE SEVERITY OF THESE FORCES CONVERGING? READ ON.)
SOMEWHERE OVER THE JUSTICE/ INTERSECTIONALITY RAINBOW
In 2017 Oikonomia Network -the Kern Family Foundation’s campus oversight and implementation organization -confirmed it had secured funding and influence into Fuller Seminary.
“One year ago, Fuller Seminary joined the Oikonomia Network because we embraced ON’s vision and were eager to join with other seminaries in the vital work of “helping pastors equip people for whole-life discipleship, fruitful work and economic wisdom.”
THE KERN FULLER WORK AT THE DE PREE CENTER
“Though Fuller addresses whole-life discipleship, including work and economics, in its classes and a wide variety of programs, Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership focuses its efforts on these issues. The De Pree Center exists to serve marketplace leaders so they might live intentionally and wisely as disciples of Jesus in every part of life, including their daily work. The center does this by serving both marketplace leaders and churches through theologically rich resources and contextual experiences that meet the needs of marketplace leaders and the churches eager to serve them.”
“For example, the De Pree Center publishes Life for Leaders, a daily digital devotional that makes regular connections between faith, work and leadership. Life for Leaders is emailed without charge to over 4,600 subscribers each morning. The center also sponsors the Church & Marketplace network, which is a “network of marketplace leaders helping churches become incubators of faith and work integration.” It offers resources, hosts events, oversees a speakers’ bureau, and serves churches that are eager to grow in vocational integration.”
WHERE THE MONEY AND THE INTERSECTIONALITY IS .
Fuller’s De Pree Center is part of the lager Faith and Works cabal network including the Made to Flourish, Common Ground , Keller, Marketplace Ministry, New City Fellows, Center for Public Christianity, etc organizations.
THE LARGER F&W MOVEMENT PARTNER THROUGH KELLER/REDEEMERS GLOBAL FAITH AND WORK
“The Global Faith & Work Initiative equips, connects and mobilizes churches and city-networks for gospel-centered faith and work ministry. GFWI is a ministry of Redeemer City to City”
KELLERS FAITH AND WORK TEAM AND THEIR WORK ATDE PREE CENTER PARTNERSHIP FOR FAITH AND WORK
A DE PREE CENTER INTERVIEW WITH KELLERS F&W HEAD KATHERINE LEARY ALSDORF
“Lean in” is “lean into yourself” — “you can do it!” “You’ve got what it takes baby.” But whether you’re male or female, our “lean in” has to be “lean into God.” God wants us to be risk-takers and get out of our comfort zone and respond to our callings in the world — not on our own strength but by leaning into him. I want to meet her and I pray for her that she will understand that there’s a God to lean into in the brokenness of ourselves and the marketplace. How can change happen? How do we make this a better more flourishing world for everyone? We’ve got resources in the Word of God and in our relationship with God that provides so much more hope — a more realistic hope than just leaning into our own competencies.”
Missy Wallace Vice President Executive Director Global Faith & Work Initiative of Keller’s Center for Faith and Works is also involved in work at the De Pree Center at Fuller.
FULLER’S DE PREE CENTER FOCUS ON DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION OF WOMEN IN THE FAITH AND WORKS PROGRAMING
DE PREE CENTER SAMPLES OF ACTIVSM IN “FAITH AND WORK”
ESTHER THE ACTIVIST
“Out of the tribe of Benjamin, forcefully living under the empire of Babylon, there was a certain young woman. She was not your average person. She could have been written off as a statistic with low chances of success. She was an ethnic minority, an orphan, and a female in a male-dominant society. Her name was Hadassah, and she was beautiful.”
“Though queen, she too had a glass ceiling to which she’d become accustomed. Attempting to break it would mean getting cut.“
“If the king didn’t extend his scepter to her, she would lose her life. Would he? In this moment, she did not approach him as his wife or his beloved. She came as the minority-queen-activist— Queen Hadassah-Esther: a Jewish woman of intellect and strategy, of position and power.”
BELOW THE GLASS CEILING
“As much as I’d like to imagine that the men I look up to as mentors or as bosses seek to include me as much as they do with my male peers, I have to face the reality that that’s not always the case. The reality that I’ve experienced is that, more often than not, the men I’ve worked with or around tend to stick together. This goes for Christian and non-Christian circles alike. In church leadership, in school, and in the workplace, there seems to be this unspoken bond of “apprenticeship,” that male mentors and bosses share with other men who are trying to work their way up the ladder.”
SHE IS RESOURCE
A rich portrait of how women have robustly participated in the work of God.
“We at Fuller’s De Pree Center are excited to present to you, She Is…, a study guide designed to help people engage questions of vocation through the stories of various biblical women. This collection of diverse perspectives shares the unique lens that each author sees these biblical women in.”
A SEAT AT THE TABLE
“Too often, women are enculturated to set the table rather than sit at the table in their work. It’s time for that to change—time for women to take a seat at the table God is calling them to.
You’ll learn more about: 1) a critical look at the landscape of women in work; 2) a biblical reframing of women who “sit at the table”; 3) a series of experiments to take out into the world; 4) questions to guide your reflection along the way.”
“Are you feeling overwhelmed in your work? Considering a transition? Looking for tools to discern what’s next?The 2021 Women in the Workplace study revealed that working women are even more burned out than they were last year—and increasingly more so than men. Plus, right now, women lead men in quitting their jobs—as part of an overall shakeup in the workforce referred to as “The Great Resignation.”Over the past two years, we’ve been leading groups for women who are discerning questions of vocation. Now, we invite you to join four of our Road Ahead Guides as we unpack what we’re noticing and discuss what we’re hopeful for in this extraordinary season of transition and transformation. Click the link below to register. Even if you can’t join live, those who register will receive the recording afterwards!”
These kinds of programs and narratives are both pushing the victim status or women in the workplace and in Christian employment as well as intended to drive the increased “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ” culture. Using the victim status of women in the workplace and applying it to the church is filled with tangled webs and minefields of inapplicable codes and metrics. Biblical fidelity precludes any across the board assumptions of diagnosis or cure for the problems. Add in the vengeful secular blood thirst for bringing down Christian institutions and the churches standard bearing call to be of salt and light against the cultural decline- the MeToo movement wed with intersectionality is the perfect weapon to engineer the institutional churches downfall. There are two prime examples of this battle currently underway in major Christian institutions of the SBC and Liberty University.
HOW THE FEMINIST #METOO MOVEMENT IS BEING ADVANCED FROM INSIDE THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION TO SERVE THE INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST.
Two significant Institutions in biblically conservative Christianity, The Southern Baptist Convention and Liberty University, are currently under full on assault over sex abuse and scandalous reported “coverups” of it. The victims and justice for victims has come to play a very minor role in the effort compared to the agenda driven elements of “Diversity Equity & Inclusion” of radical feminist/racial / LGBTQ/ minority activist.
The tools of the trade are the victim coalition of intersectionality and its well honed critical theories providing the rhetoric. The OUTCOMES will be large legal settlements but also will focus on MORE Diversity Equity and Inclusive Cultures being forced upon the Complementarian institutions in the biblically conservative Christian sphere. No quarter will be given to the alleged “toxic masculinity ” and “patriarchal systems” of Bible based organizations espousing traditional faith and family roles and leadership.
Below is a Summary of the how unknown forces within the SBC have hardwired the MeToo /Sex Abuse scandal response /Task Force / legal teams /and DE&I Compliance partners to be taken down the denominations like a whipped puppy before the national media and the secular world with the help of feminist theologian “prophetesses” /victims advocates posing as justice warriors.
HOW WILL THE FAITH AND WORKS FEMINIST EFFORTS FACTOR INTO THIS?
On the other side of the take down -Christianity will need not only compliance officers and DE&I training after public contrition. It will need a just path forward to advance the intersectional movement players into leadership roles to ensure the future of this post #metoo world. Faith and Works will provide the directives for the “Road Ahead “.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF SEXUAL ABUSE FIRMS LGBTQ ALLIES
( This summary was provided to SBC leaders in several states working to counter the obvious selling out of the SBC by some inside it’s own leadership at the national level )
THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT SET OF FACTS ON WHO HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE TABLE AGAINST THE SBC TO SUPPOSEDLY ROOT OUT SEX ABUSE AND THE COVERING UP OF IT.
(Many of the same public theater players in the SBC takeover have now moved in on Liberty University sex abuse scandal .)
SBC SEX ABUSE INVESTIGATION SUMMARY
Information and links on the pro LGBTQ Equality law firm of the SBC Task Force, the investigating partner Guidepost Solutions and the SBC Executive Committee law firm for the SBC sex abuse scandal.
According to the SBC Task Force they have hired their own legal firm .“The task force explains this matter in its Sept. 29 letter: “The task force retained our own legal counsel, Linklaters attorneys Adam Lurie and Richard Smith. Both men are former senior Department of Justice officials with extensive back ground also in corporate law.”
This is the website for the firm the SBC Task Force hired.
One of the recent accomplishments of the firm is to work with the radical Human Rights Campaign on developing legal strategy to eliminate discrimination against LGBTQ
“We have joined the Human Rights Campaign in a new initiative to pursue strategic litigation in U.S. state and federal courts to address discriminatory actions against the LGBTQ+ community.”
Video – one of many for “SBC task” force attorneys “We as a firm are totally committed to LGBT Equality. “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpyeJmfm7UY The website is filled with such LGBTQ news, goals and accomplishments.
The Task Force Investigation partner is Guidepost Solutions.
Also the SBC Executive Committee law firm boast they have received HRC Corporate Equality Index awards 5 years running. HRC gives these awards based on pro LGBTQ metrics and grading and based on companies funding the HRC full LGBTQ Equality agenda.https://www.lockelord.com/…/hrc-2021-corporate-equality…
“January 28, 2021 – Locke Lord has achieved a 100 percent rating in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. A perfect score in this annual report evaluating policies and practices related to LGBTQ employees, culture and corporate social responsibility earns the Firm the distinction of being an employer of choice for LGBTQ employees.”
These firms and Guidepost commitment to LGBTQ diversity and inclusion and both law firms support of HRC mean the abuse investigation of the SBC is EXTREMELY tainted and agenda driven and Baptist leaders look to be either utterly ignorant or totally compromised with these forces and thereby delivering the SBC up like the fatted calf to the very forces who would love nothing more than to destroy it.
The end game of activist using sexual abuse and wrongdoing by church leadership and Christian leaders is not justice for victims. The endgame IS rebellion against Gods divine order for family, motherhood, gender roles and FAITH. Whether players like Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf, and their literal swarm of Faith and Work advocates realize it- this rebellion goes to very heart of God’s design for the church and the family and is little more than a repackaged socialist economics system of thought using the worn tools of the trade from the Frankfurt School and long time Atheistic haters of all things related to FAITH in GOD. It will not destroy true faith or the real Gospel but it does have the potential already being realized to destroy the institutional church in the West which is are well on it’s way to a self inflicted demise.
WITH DAVID PLATT JOINING THE INTERFIATH / MULTIFAITH DIALOG AND GLOBALIST IN RECENT MONTHS IT SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE FOR HIM TO TURN UP WITH PRESTON SPRINKLE AND THE REVOICE ADVOCATES OF LGBTQ CHRISTIANITY/RACIAL JUSTICE / DENYING ETERNAL JUDGEMENT.
Rev Thomas Littleton
David Platt has been dancing with the stars on the heretical fringe for years now. He is already in an intense battle over his false justice gospel agenda at his present church McLane Bible. Recently his Radical Intensive /Stratus brand promoted the use of globalist “global goals” data to drive the social justice agenda in missions giving in order to address the so called “great imbalance”. Platts global data partners include World Economic Forum, World Bank, United Nations, CIA mapping and even OPEC.
Of course then he surfaced last month meeting with the leader of Muslim World League which according to one federal prosecutor is “perhaps the most significant Muslim Brotherhood (terrorist ) organization in the world.”
So where is David Platt the social justice warrior misleading his following now? Platt is set to appear in the upcoming 2022 conference for Revoice leader Preston Sprinkle “Theology in the Raw” -EXILES IN BABYLON in March.
Yes it is as bad as it sounds. Sprinkle is not only a long time leader in the “Revoice LGBTQ + Thriving in historically (conservative) churches” but he also heads The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender which schools churches on LGBQ inclusion. His upcoming conference which includes Platt will also feature another long time Revoice leader and author of “Single Gay Christian” Gregory Coles. Coles was the “worship leader” in the original Revoice conference which was first incubated in 2017 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where Albert Mohler employed its founder Nate Collins as a New Testament teacher. By 2020 the Revoice movements footholds in the PCA and at it’s flagship seminary Covenant (CTS) had SPLIT THE PCA denomination which is still in steep decline as its leadership cannot find the will to condemn the movements assertions of LGBTQ and “Queer Christianity”.
“David Platt serves as Lead Pastor of McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C., and he is the founder and chairman of Radical (radical.net). David holds a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, Something Needs to Change, and Before You Vote and several volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.”
SAMPLE OF SPRINKLES THEOLOGY IN THE RAW TAKE ON TRANSGENDER MARRIAGE
Theology in the Raw SPRINKLE – “Cameron is a male to female back to male formerly trans-identified SSA Christian who has been a pastor/chaplain, and he’s married to a female to male back to female formerly trans-identified bisexual Christian.”
THAT IS SPRINKLE AND HIS NEW NORMAL?
“EXILES IN BABYLON”
MARCH 31-APRIL 2 BOISE, IDAHO
“To be a Christian is to be an exile. The Bible has a name for the country we’ve been exiled to: Babylon.As exiles living in Babylon, we need to think biblically, Christianly, indeed exilically—not partisanly—through cultural and political issues.”
“At the Theology in the Raw conference, we will be challenged to think like exiles about race, sexuality, gender, critical race theory, hell, transgender identities, climate change, creation care, American politics, and what it means to love your democratic or republican neighbor as yourself. Different viewswill be presented. No question is off limits. No political party will be praised. Everyone will be challenged to think. And Jesus will be upheld as supreme.”
ACCORDING TO SPRINKLE
He is “Super stoked about our line up of speakers and artists and Theology in the Raw’s “Exiles in Babylon” conference! March 30-April 2 (in Boise, ID or stream online). We’re going to discuss race, sex, gender, politics, hell, the gospel, and what it means to follow a peasant prophet-King crucified by the state for treason. Registration is filling up fast and space is limited! Go to my website to register. Worship will be truly multiethnic; attendees can pushback and ask questions. Come, bring your presuppositions and lay them at the door, and be challenged to think deeply and love widely.”
SPRINKLE ON REVOICE/IS IT SIN TO BE GAY? AND THE THEOLOGY IN THE RAW CONFERENCE
“Is it a sin to be gay? Would you attend a church that has a gay pastor? What does it mean to be gay? There is still a lot of misunderstanding surrounding the term gay and what it means to be a gay Christian. I discuss these issues at length, which leads into Misty Irons’ incredible talk she gave at this year’s Revoice Conference. “
Theology in the Raw Conference – Exiles in Babylon “At the Theology in the Raw conference, we will be challenged to think like exiles about race, sexuality, gender, critical race theory, hell, transgender identities, climate change, creation care, American politics, and what it means to love your democratic or republican neighbor as yourself. Different views will be presented. No question is off limits. No political party will be praised. Everyone will be challenged to think. And Jesus will be upheld as supreme”
RACIAL JUSTICE WILL ALSO BE ON THE AGENDA WITH TGC JUSTICE WARRIOR AND PLATTS BLM MARCHING PARTNER THABITI ANYABWILE
Platt and Thabiti work at The Gospel Coalition together and were both part of the controversial ERLC/TGC sponsored event MLK/50 which in 2018 sparked the concerns leading to the current exposure and opposition to CRT/ Resolutions 9 , and BML invasion of churches.
MORE RACE AND LGBTQ ACTIVIST IN THE OFFERING WITH SPRINKLE
Sprinkle recently interviewed one of the primary inhouse racial activist on staff at SBTS Jarvis Williams in the Theology in the Raw interview series.
“I so enjoyed talking to my friend @drjjwilliams about his latest book “Redemptive Kingdom Diversity” on my recent @rawtheology podcast episode!”
“Jarvis is a friend and an incredible scholar. He has written and spoken extensively on issues related to race, ethnic reconciliation, and the gospel–which is the focus of our conversation. “
“Jarvis is Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he’s taught since 2013. He has published numerous books, including Christ Redeemed ‘Us’ from the Curse of the Law: A Jewish Martyrological Reading of Galatians 3:13 in the Library of New Testament Studies Monograph Series (T&T Clark, 2019), his commentary on Galatians in the New Covenant Commentary Series (Cascade, 2020), a commentary on Romans (IVP Academic, Submitted and Forthcoming 2021 or 2022), and his most recent book Redemptive Kingdom Diversity: A Biblical Theology of the People of God (Baker Academic, September 2021), which is the focus of our attention in this podcast.”
SOME OF THE LGBTQ “IDENTIFIED ” ACTIVIST “CHRISTIANS” INVOLVED IN “EXILES IN BABYLON” CONFERENCE INCLUDE
“Gregory Coles is the author of Single, Gay, Christian (InterVarsity Press, 2017) and No Longer Strangers (InterVarsity Press, 2021). He holds a PhD in English from Penn State and lives in Idaho’s Treasure Valley, where he works as a writer and speaker. Greg is a Senior Research Fellow at The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender and curates most of his creative activities at gregorycoles.com”
“Heather lives in Indianapolis, Indiana and works in ABA clinic for kids with autism. Since her story of gender identity, sexuality, and faith unfolded, she has become passionate about helping churches welcome and make space for LGBT people to thrive.”
AND OF COURSE THE TGC/ERLC FAVORITE JACKIE HILL PERRY
“Jackie Hill Perry is an author, poet, bible teacher and hip-hop artist whose latest album, Crescendo, released in May 2018. Since becoming a Christian, she has been compelled to use her speaking and teaching gifts to share the light of the gospel of God as authentically as she can. She is the author of Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been and the bible study “Jude: Contending for the Faith in Today’s Culture”. At home she is a wife to Preston and Mommy to Eden and Autumn.”
SPRINKLE IS ALSO AN ADVOCATE OF “RETHINKING HELL ” AND HIS CONFERENCEWILL INCLUDING ONE OF THE LEADING THINKERS IN THE RETHINKING HELL MOVEMENT.
“Chris Date is a well-known evangelical Christian representative of a global movement known as Rethinking Hell (http://www.rethinkinghell.com) and a recognized specialist in the areas of Hell and Conditional Immortality (a.k.a. annihilationism). He’s co-editor of Rethinking Hell: Readings in Evangelical Conditionalism (Cascade, 2014) and contributing co-editor of A Consuming Passion: Essays on Hell and Immortality in Honor of Edward Fudge (Pickwick, 2015), and he’s a contributing co-editor with Paul Copan of an upcoming two-views book with IVP Academic.”
David Platt was one of the most popular Southern Baptist and evangelical pastors and speakers in America being the product of heavy promotion by the SBC & evangelical machine. His Radical brand has sold books & literally tons of study guides and Radical branding merch for two decades.
Now Platt is facing increasing exposure for his waltzing on the radical heretical fringe and false social justice gospel. He marched in DC during the Black Lives Matter protest and has been at the forefront of the effort to drive the church toward racist bigotry in the name of reconciliation and equity. Platt has joined the Globalist with pushing the church toward “Agenda 2030 Goals” of Sustainable Development with Lausanne Movement. Recently he launched deeper into error with “Multi faith” movement with Muslim Brotherhood organization and NOW with REVOICE LGBTQ + THRIVING. In the matter of Matthew 12 Jesus command to either make the tree good or make it evil- It appears David Platt has chosen the latter.
A Tree Known by Its Fruit
33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure [b]of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
FIRST PROGRESSIVE RUSSELL MOORE – NOW WORLD MAGAZINES “FORMER COMMUNIST” OLASKY ARE OUT OF THEIR BULLY PULPITS. NON STOP TRUMP VOTER BASHING AND THEIR STEADY PROGRESSIVE PARTNERSHIPS HAVE THEM SUFFERING A CREDIBILITY CRISIS.
By Rev Thomas Littleton
Virtually no one in the evangelical press has been willing to call out Marvin Olasky for WALTZING AMONG THE LEFTIST ELITE except WORLDVIEW WEEKEND, Brannon Howse and this author at Thirty Pieces of Silver. But now Olasky has begun to reap his sowing his wild oats in the mushy middle with other evangelical leaders.
According to NY Times Marvin Olasky, long time editor of World Magazine, is out of a job. The Times blames the ouster on his anti- Trump rhetoric which the Times deemed “Biblical ” opposition. But it is far more likely his recent years of flirting with Obama Foundation and Democratic Party operatives which proved to be his downfall.
Olasky’s “compassionate conservatism” helped brand the Bush W era politics and policies including the dreaded and RUINOUS Faith Based Neighborhood Partnerships giving churches, denominations and Christian ministries access to federal grants. The church has NEVER recovered especially after the Obama administration revamped the FBNP to include radical LGBTQ funders and organizations along with Muslims activist. FPNB also allowed the far left evangelical wing nuts to sit down with conservatives like Southern Baptist Executive Committee CEO Frank Page and find “Common Ground for the Common Good…to get the public funding. This sweet spot of compromise set up conservative opposition for a fall -in fact resulting in an all out effort to collapse the Christian Conservatives into the left.
MARVIN’S TIDY FRIENDSHIP WITH CULTURAL MARXIST TRAINED OPERATIVES
If anyone should recognize a Cultural Marxist at work it would be a “former Communist” right? Not so for Marvin Olasky who boast in his testimony of conversion that he was a “card carrying” Communist by age 24 but came to faith after reading the New Testament in Russian. Olasky’s testimony gave him street cred among evangelicals and likely helped make him one of the key thought leaders among conservative evangelicals and Christian media via his positions at World Magazine and Patrick Henry College (Among many other places).
Olasky is reported to have disliked the rollout of the Bush W era FBNP he had helped inspire BUT Olasky has been uncomfortably familiar in his flirtatious relationships with the Obama era FBNP head evangelical recruiter Michael Wear who has become the Obama Foundations “Ambassador to America’s Believers”. Wear also played a key leadership role in the in the critical theory driven & Campaign’s “Biblical Values & Social Justice” movement which proved to be little more than THE key anti-Trump effort among evangelicals in the lead up to the 2020 election. The & Campaign is also lead by Democratic Party operative /Hillary and Obama delegate Justin Giboney. Both Giboney and Wear have been platformed and featured by Marvin Olasky in his roles at both World Magazine and Patrick Henry College.
YOU CAN READ MORE ON OLASKY’S FLIRTATIONS HERE
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ON OLASKY’S DEPARTURE
“As the longtime editor of World, a Christian news organization that has a website, a biweekly magazine and a set of podcasts, Olasky has delivered a mix of hard news and watchdog articles about the evangelical realm under a journalistic philosophy he calls “biblical objectivity.”
It involves taking strong stands where the Bible is clear, which has led World to oppose abortion rights and support refugees, he says, and to follow reportable facts where the Bible doesn’t provide clear guidance.
The concept served Olasky well from 1994, when he became the editor of World, until Nov. 1, when he submitted his resignation.
He had, he said, received an effective “vote of no confidence” from World’s board, which had recently started a section of the website, World Opinions, without fully consulting him.”
…” And its founder, Joel Belz, told me he believed Olasky’s departure was simply an episode of “painful growing pains.”
SUPPOSEDLY MARVIN OLASKY IS OUT BECAUSE OF SOUTHERN BAPTIST ALBERT MOHLER. REALLY?
Note the NY Times eludes to the establishment of the World Opinions section which World just established and which Albert Mohler has been invited to help lead. This move was done, according to NY Times , “without consulting Olasky”. YET Olasky and Mohler both share in the spread of the social justice diseased false gospel work of Tim Keller’s “The Gospel Coalition”. Again Marvin Olasky works for /with the Action Institute which has brought the socialist economics based Social Justice curriculum to once conservative seminaries including Albert Mohler’s SBTS in the “Commonweal Project”. Olasky and Mohler still remain joined at the hip in the neo-Calvinist movement which birthed TGC and other progressive false gospel movements impacting conservative denominations like the SBC and the PCA. This would not have been possible without the presence of and expertise in doublespeak by editors like Olasky and TGC Joe Carter who also works with Olasky over at Patrick Henry College. The evangelical room has been filled with such activist agents of change for decades now.
FAKE NEWS OUTRAGE OVER OLASKYTERMINATION
A quick look at who is supporting Olasky after his ousting at World is helpful. New York Times is calling his opposition to Christian’s voting for Trump “Biblical”. Does anyone think NY Times cares about or is a good judge of what is “Biblical”? NYT is virtually passing out tissues for those still clueless enough to morn Olasky’s departure. Also there is a bit of fake Twitter outrage by a long time Acton Institute employee and semi closeted leftward activist Anthony Bradley . Bradley gives the Olasky departure press an even more glaring feel of political theater attempting to rescue Olasky’s image and failed conservative credibility.
Anthony B. Bradley, PhD@drantbradley “Marvin Olasky is pushed out of WORLD magazine by Mohlerish SBCers. The PCA partnering with SBC leaders has done nothing but made PCA platforms & conversations worse. Again, fundamentalism is toxic. This so sad & I’m overwhelmingly angry.”
THIS AUTHORS RESPONSE SHOULD PROVE HELPFUL IN SEEING BRADLEY’S ERROR IN JUDGEMENT EVEN IF HE IS TRULY OUTRAGED FOR HIS ACTON COHORT.
Thomas Littleton@revcoltom· Replying to dr ant bradley Anthony The PCA “partnering ” with the SBC is because of Tim Keller’s progressive @TGC of which Mohler is a part. Marvin’s troubles go much deeper than a supposed “toxic SBC fundamentalism” or “opposition to Trump”. Olasky’s credibility wounds are self inflicted. A former Marxist -should have known better.
To blame Olasky’s problems on his friend and fellow mushy middle conservative talking head Albert Mohler is as absurd as it can get. To blame the PCA denominations terminal problems on the co-mingling of these two movements under the influence of “toxic fundamentalism” (supposedly controlled by Olasky TGC pal Mohlers “Mohlerish SBC’s) is so stupid we can only hope Acton’s Bradley is faking his views as well as his outrage. It is painful and intellectually insulting for anyone to have to read his assertions.
Olasky has problems because he has caused problems for World Magazine … which is likely having problems with its readership after years of Olasky’s flirtations with the left and its evangelical operatives.
NNDB FULL OLASKY BIOGRAPHY. HIS TESTIMONY OF CONVERSION FROM COMMUNISM GAVE HIM A LONG TIME VOICE AMONG CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS
Nationality: United States Executive summary:The Tragedy of American Compassion
“Marvin Olasky stands as one of the first major intellectual successes in the American conservative movement, a man whose views on welfare were codified into law in the late 20th century. Born into a Jewish family in Boston, Marvin Olasky became an avowed Atheist and Marxist in high school and a member of the Communist party in 1972. While attending the University of Michigan, Olasky’s beliefs made a complete reversal after a spiritual awakening: either due to a decision to read the New Testament in Russian or a sudden existential crisis while reading Lenin, Olasky found himself a fervent supporter of the Christian conservative movement. He was baptized into the Presbyterian church in 1976; in 1992 he helped found the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX.
Olasky has taught in the journalism department at the University of Texas at Austin since 1983, becoming a full professor in 1993. Midway through his term as associate professor, he came to the attention of Reconstructionist philanthropist Howard Ahmanson, Jr., who gave him the editorship of the Turning Point series of books via his charitable arm, the Fieldstead Institute. Olasky wrote its first installment, A Christian Worldview Declaration (1987), as well as the Capital Research Center series Patterns of Corporate Philanthropy.
This initial work brought him to the attention of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, which funded him as a two-year Bradley scholar at the The Heritage Foundation. His two 1988 books on the mass media, Prodigal Press: The Anti-Christian Bias of American News Media and The Press and Abortion, 1838-1988 outlined philosophies that harmonized with the Christian agenda of World magazine, of which he became editor in 1992. He was instrumental in that periodical’s 1998 spawning of the World Journalism Institute, which seeks to recruit and train Christian journalists and inject them into the mainstream media.
He has since written over 16 books, most notably The Tragedy of American Compassion (1992), which blamed the countercultural revolution of the 1960s for society’s ills thirty years later and claimed that welfare needed a basis in Christianity if it was to have any lasting effect. The book gained the endorsement of William Bennett, who passed it on to Newt Gingrich, who in turn shilled it to every Republican in the House of Representatives. In January 2001, he saw the policies outlined in this book put into law with the creation of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. George W. Bush has called him “compassoniate conservatism’s leading thinker”; in 1999, he chaired an advisory subcommittee on religion and public policy for the then-governor.”
Wife: Susan Olasky (juvenile author, Young American Patriot, m. 1976) Son: Pete (b. 1977) Son: David (b. 1980) Son: Daniel (b. 1985) Son: Benjamin (adopted, b. 1990, bi-racial)
Author of books: Corporate Public Relations: A New Historical Perspective (1987, nonfiction) Turning Point: A Christian Worldview Declaration (1987, nonfiction, with Herbert Schlossberg) Patterns of Corporate Philanthropy: Public Affairs Giving and the Forbes 100 (1987, nonfiction, foreword by Donald Rumsfeld) Freedom, Justice and Hope: Toward a Strategy for the Poor and the Oppressed (1988, nonfiction, with Clark Pinnock, Herbert Schlossberg, and Pierre Berthoud) Prodigal Press: The Anti-Christian Bias of American News Media (1988, non-fiction) The Press and Abortion, 1838-1988 (1988, non-fiction) Central Ideas in the Development of American Journalism (1991, non-fiction) Patterns of Corporate Philanthropy: Funding False Compassion (1991, non-fiction, with Daniel T. Oliver and Robert V. Pambianco) More Than Kindness: A Compassionate Approach to Crisis Childbearing (1992, non-fiction, with Susan Olasky) The Tragedy of American Compassion (1992, non-fiction, later republished with an introduction by Charles Murray) Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America (1992, non-fiction) Patterns of Corporate Philanthropy: The Progressive Deception (1992, non-fiction, with Daniel T. Oliver and Stuart Nolan) Philanthropically Correct: The Story of the Council on Foundations (1993, non-fiction) Fighting for Liberty and Virtue: Political and Cultural Wars in Eighteenth-Century America (1995, non-fiction) Telling the Truth: How to Revitalize Christian Journalism (1996, non-fiction) Renewing American Compassion: How Compassion for the Needy Can Turn Ordinary Citizens into Heroes (1996, non-fiction) Whirled Views: Tracking Today’s Culture Storms (1997, non-fiction, with Joel Belz) The American Leadership Tradition: Moral Vision from Washington to Clinton (1999, non-fiction) Compassionate Conservatism: What it is, What it Does, and How it Can Transform America (2000, non-fiction, introduction by George W. Bush) The American Leadership Tradition: The Inevitable Impact of a Leader’s Faith on a Nation’s Destiny (2000, non-fiction) Standing for Christ in a Modern Babylon (2003, non-fiction) The Religions Next Door: What We Need To Know About Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, And Islam – and What Reporters Are Missing (2004, non-fiction) The Great Divide: The failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West (2004, non-fiction, with Alvin J. Schmidt)
Russell Moore is out of the SBC and it’s Ethics arm the ERLC. The World Magazine board has purged itself of Marvin Olasky. We can only hope and pray it is a trend which is just getting started. Even if World and SBC leaders are attempting to save face and or retain their audiences -their motives are not quiet as important as the fact that both of the compromised voices are gone except for their sour grapes commentaries from far more progressive publications like Christianity Today.
We must pray it is the start of a trend and more of the well placed compromisers aiding in the deconstruction of conservative evangelicalism and who are being exposed will be sharpening up their resumes. Keep Praying.
AFTER BEING BOOTED FROM THE ERLC, RADICALIZED LIBERAL ACCUSER RUSSELL MOORE JUST KEEPS EXPOSING HIMSELF.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Thanks to Albert Mohler who mentored employed and promoted Russell Moore for nearly 3 decades, Southern Baptist now have a well credentialed professional theological accuser in the public square to point fingers at them.
“Public theologian Russell Moore has long encouraged evangelical Christians to focus on practicing religion rather than engaging in culture wars, something he found increasingly difficult under former President Donald Trump. Moore left his leadership post at the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this year and now works for Christianity Today. He joined David to talk about how working for a conservative Democratic congressman on Capitol Hill reaffirmed his belief in the possibility of politics, why his dad didn’t want him joining the ministry, and why he felt compelled to call out issues he saw in the church, even as it led to his departure from the SBC.”
CNN COVERED THE INTERVIEW…WHICH WAS ON CNN.
“(CNN)Public theologian Russell Moore, a prominent evangelical leader who was an early critic of Donald Trump, says he doesn’t see support for the former GOP president waning and warns that it is “entirely possible” that Trump could seek the White House again and win.”I don’t think he’s had any change in terms of the support that he has. The question is, is there an alternative? And in looking around the Republican Party right now, it certainly is hard to see who could be an alternative for people’s- for people’s loyalty and votes. So I think it’s- I think it’s entirely possible that he could run in 2024 and win,” Moore said, speaking with David Axelrod on “The Axe Files” podcast.Moore said when he first spoke out in 2015 against then-presidential candidate Trump, most people in the evangelical social-conservative world, who would later be among Trump’s key supporters, agreed with him. But then, Moore said, he noticed a shift among evangelicals — “not because Donald Trump changed, but because he started winning.”
“He said he saw the decision as “choosing between my conscience under Christ and saying things that I didn’t believe. So it would have been- it would have been easy to say, well, this is who most of our people, this is who they’re with, and so I’m going to get on board. But to do that, I would have, I couldn’t have done it. I couldn’t have lived with myself,” he said.”
“Moore was heading the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the public policy arm of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Moore left the role this year and now works for Christianity Today.”
WHO IS DAVID AXELROD?
“In 1984, David Axelrod’s campaign management team helped win Congressman Paul Simon a seat in the U.S. Senate. Axelrod has since led successful campaigns for numerous Democrats, and his client roster includes such names as Bill and Hillary Clinton. Axelrod has also gained national repute for helping African-American politicians get elected in landmark victories, most notably Barack Obama. Axelrod served as senior advisor to President Barack Obama, senior advisor to the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition, senior strategist to Barack Obama’s historic campaign for the presidency in 2008 and his 2012 re-election campaign. Today he serves as the Director, Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.”
OBAMA CAME FROM THE CHICAGO POLITICAL MACHINE
Now Russell Moore shows himself at home in the realm of Chicago politics where he can bash Christians for their political views.
“The University of Chicago Institute of Politics occupies a rare place in America’s higher education landscape, offering our students pathways to civic engagement, opportunities for service, and a home for civil discourse and free expression.”
“The nonpartisan Institute of Politics is committed to fostering in our students a passion for public service, meaningful dialogue and active engagement in our democracy.”
RUSSELL MOORE IS ACTUALLY LISTED AMONG THE FELLOWS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO /AXELROD INSTITUTE OF POLITICS
“Public Theologian and Director of the Public Theology Project at Christianity Today”
“Through “Evangelical Religion in American Politics and Culture” seminars, he will speak to the complicated relationship between American religion – particularly in its evangelical Protestant form – and the current political and cultural landscape.”
Russell Moore also has his own new program called “The Russell Moore Show”.
MOORE AND MOORE TOOK THE LOW ROAD AS VICTIMS
“NASHVILLE (RNS) — Two of the best-known ex-Southern Baptist leaders in the country got together at a Nashville church on Thursday (Sept. 9) for a night filled with Bible verses, banter and bittersweet memories.”
“The event, entitled “Lessons in Leaving (and Staying),” featured Bible teacher Beth Moore and ethicist Russell Moore — and was the first live event for a new Public Theology Project from Christianity Today magazine, where Russell Moore landed after leaving the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.”
It is really all about politics isn’t it … and about the nasty habit of conservative Christians voting pro life pro family and Republican? In the end of the discussion it is really all about the political establishment of which Moore is a part, and their deep hatred of President Donald Trump and those Christians who support him.
Russell Moore is an avid “never Trumper” and a Mississippi Democrat. Now he is a full fledged member of the Chicago thug Democrat machine. Congratulations.
Moore has a need to be heard and Baptist have funded the need for years. Mike Huckabee famously ask “How long will Baptist pay Russell Moore to insult them?” At least now he is on Christianity Today’s payroll and whoever else will hire him to do what he does.
BOB ROBERTS AND MICAH FRIES NEVER SEEM TO MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE SOME NEW INTER-FAITH EFFORT. DAVID PLATT NOW JOINS THE MIX. THIS ONE IS JUST IN TIME FOR THE FLOW OF AFGHAN MUSLIMS IN THE U.S. AND A SIGNIFICANT INTER-FAITH POLICY SHIFT.
Rev Thomas Littleton
You may have read about the “Neighborly Faith” movement on Christian Campuses to teach about the Muslim faith to young Christians on Christian Campuses . Now some of the same Baptist are offering the latest movement in interfaith interaction to “build community”.
Enter Multi-faith Neighbors Network
TRANSFORMATION BEGINS WITH RELATIONSHIPS
MFNN builds mutual trust and respect among faith leaders through civic engagement, authentic relationships, and honest dialogue leading to resilient, compassionate, and flourishing communities.
“The brainchild of Pastor Bob Roberts Jr. and Imam Mohamed Magid, two prominent American religious leaders representing thousands of Evangelical and Muslim congregants, MFNN uses the extensive ties we have established with other faith leaders across the country to build bridges between religions.”
VISION AND MISSION
“JOIN TOGETHER ON THE THINGS THEY SHARE IN COMMON “
UPDATE – SINCE THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS COME TO LIGHT .
A former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy who has testified before Congress and has investigated/ prosecuted terrorist in 2012 said the following about the Muslim World League :
Our Government and the Muslim Brotherhood My Speech in Washington
by Andrew McCarthy August 9, 2012
“…the Muslim World League in Saudi Arabia, (is) perhaps the most significant Muslim Brotherhood organization in the world.”
As recently as 2018 many others have testified before Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood is “GLOBAL THREAT” DUE TO IT’S MASSIVE SUPPORT OF TERRORISM .
So David Platt and Bob Roberts , along with these other evangelicals meeting with the “World Muslim League”, are collaborating with the “most significant Muslim Brotherhood organization in the world “.
HOW FAR WILL ROBERTS,FRIES AND PLATT TAKE THESE INTERFAITH EFFORTS?
The Charter of Makkah (Mecca, officially Makkah al-Mukarramah ) “On May 28, 2019, the “Charter of Makkah” was endorsed unanimously by an unprecedented group of the world’s leading Muslim scholars, who gathered in the Holy City for the promotion of moderate Islam. “The Charter of Makkah” offers Muslims around the world guidance on the principles that speak to the true meaning of Islam. The Charter of Makkah is orientated around the following principles: 1- All people, regardless of their different ethnicities, races and nationalities, are equal under God. 2- We reject religious and ethnic claims of “preference.” 3- Differences among people in their beliefs, cultures and natures are part of God’s will and wisdom. 4- Religious and cultural diversity never justifies conflict. Humanity needs positive, civilized partnerships and effective interaction. Diversity must be a bridge to dialogue, understanding and cooperation for the benefit of all humanity.”
THERE IS MORE ON THE CHARTER WHICH HAS 30 POINTS IN TOTAL.IT CAN BE FOUND IN WML LINK BUT THE MEETINGS PURPOSE WAS TO DISCUSS ENACTMENT.
WML met with American muftis, imams, and other leaders in Washington, DC to discuss Islamic affairs and preparations to enact the contents of the Charter of Makkah within societal and official frameworks
ROBERTS MULTI-FAITH NEIGHBORS NETWORK
“MFNN believes that equipping faith leaders to engage with leaders of other faiths can help build resilient communities.
MFNN believes that when Pastors, Imams, Rabbis, and other religious leaders come together to build relationships and learn from each other, they become models for their own faith communities. By way of example, they remove fear and increase understanding within their own faith communities.
MFNN believes that multi-faith relationships allow everyone to hold onto their own beliefs while still building deep bonds with other faiths and serving their city together. Faith leaders can be a powerful, moral voice in society. Working cooperatively, they can model the very kind of society and world that all of us are trying to build – one where community, cooperation, and the common good are respected.”
WHATS MISSING ?
THE GOSPEL FOR ONE
There is a long history of the failure of God’s people to remain faithfully exclusive to Jesus and salvation in no other name and “on mission” to preach that exclusive truth to all people. We have NEVER been called to “Build Community” with other religions and false gods. Is someone in the leadership so ignorant of or blind to the problems this created for old testament saints?
Jesus has not made the faith less exclusive but even MORE.
Acts 4: 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
YET BAPTIST LIKE ROBERTS AND FRIES MUST THINK THEY KNOW BETTER THAN THE APOSTLES AND THE WORD OF THE LORD.
“MFNN develops grassroots movements built on mutual trust and respect among individual faith leaders, their families, their congregations, and their broader communities. The Multi-Faith Neighbors Network initiative begins at the local level, in carefully targeted cities and towns across the United States and the World, based on polling data and the willingness of faith leaders and congregations to participate in this initiative.”
“We work with faith leaders to mobilize their congregations to use their vocation to serve others. Whether it is in their city or around the world, people of faith should be peacemakers by doing humanitarian projects together.”
“When pastors, imams, rabbis, and other clerics and religious leaders come together to learn from each other, they become models for their own faith communities.”
JUST IN TIME FOR THE FLOOD OF MORE MUSLIM REFUGEES
“Showing Hospitality to Strangers: Texas Churches Welcome Afghan RefugeesOur co-founder Bob Roberts Jr. says this moment may mark a change in how evangelicals think about refugees. “There’s a shift that’s taking place. We’re coming back to who we are”
“Multi-Faith Neighbors Network@MultiFaithNN · Oct 27 Muslims, Jews & Christians in Pittsburgh cooked welcoming meals to prepare for the arrival of 15 new Afghan refugee families. Incredible story of coming together regardless of faith background & partnering together for the common good & needs in our communities.”
Global Faith Forum
“The Global Faith Forum is a gathering of unlikely allies that venture down an unlikely path with the goal of building flourishing communities. We are moving from a conversation about others faiths, to a conversation with other faiths. A conversation that allows us to hear from those of different faiths, different worldviews, and different ideas that shape the way we communicate.”
“Featuring speakers like Christine Caine, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Ambassador Sam Brownback, Nobel Peace Prize winner David Beasley, and others, it’s going to be a powerful time. There is no cost at all to attend the event, but registration is required and limited.”
“A Christian Theology of Multi-Faith Partnership“
by Micah Fries, Steve Bezner and Bob Roberts Jr
“Multi-faith is a challenge for many evangelicals. Evangelical Christians are not historically known to involve themselves in multi-faith, primarily out of a fear of sacrificing their evangelical distinctives and the exclusive truth claims of the gospel and as a result, evangelicals have unfortunately often created a subculture that isolates them from substantive relationships with people of other faiths. This is disconcerting as we believe both in multi-faith and the exclusive truth claims of Jesus as demonstrated in the Bible. We firmly believe that, not only are these concepts not in tension with one another, but they are in harmony with each other.”
“Multi-faith partnerships also serve to provide clarity between the Christian faith and other faiths, as well as strengthening our own faith. When we represent other beliefs outside of our own, too often we fail to do so in a way that those who embrace those other beliefs would affirm. This is often an act of dishonesty. As Christians we must tell the truth. It is difficult to know the truth apart from interaction with those we are trying to understand. It is also difficult for those who disagree with us to know what we believe, unless we have a relationship with them as well. There is also a tremendous benefit to our own faith when we examine it, and have it examined, by those who do not hold to the same set of beliefs that we do.”
SPORTING THE GRAND DECEPTION
“RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOR ALL“
“At the heart of the American ideal, since its foundation, has been the principle of religious freedom. This commitment owes its foundation and strength, in large part, to Baptist pastor Roger Williams who demonstrated, theologically, that religious freedom is a biblical expectation. We believe that faith is a personal decision, and that each person must make a decision for themselves, without coercion, that determines what they believe. [Romans 14:5, 1 Corinthians 10: 29] Because we believe that this decision must be made without coercion, and that each person is eternally responsible for their own decisions, faith must then be allowed to exist on a level playing field. We do not believe that any faith should be prioritized or privileged over another. To do so would be to lean into coercion, and it would also deny our fundamental faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. This appeal is also rooted in the dignity of every person. Each person is created by God with inherent worth and value and that worth is demonstrated by each person’s own volition.”
THE GRAND JUSTIFICATION OF MODERN DAY ERROR
WORKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD
“This is an often overlooked, and yet vital component of our collective Christian responsibility, and has been throughout Christian history. Through the years Christians have been involved in starting hospitals, universities, facilities for the aged, and orphanages. These are all activities that serve the common good, and which care for those who are in need. The commitment to serve the common good is evidenced in both the Old and New Testaments. God called the exiles in Babylon to live in such a way in their ungodly community so as to cause the blessings of God to be present. [Jeremiah 29: 4-14] We are told that our responsibility as followers of God is to pursue good, and not evil. We are to seek justice. [Amos 5: 14-15] Our pursuit of good government is an example of the biblical and necessary responsibility to pursue the common good of society.”
PARTNERS AND LIKELY FUNDING
BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
“We have partnered with organizations such as the Templeton Religion Trust, the Doha International Centre on Interfaith Dialogue, The Institute for Global Engagement, Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, El-Hibri Foundation, and continue to partner with similar organizations to build relationships between clerics – that spreads to grassroots action – in order to bring down tensions and build flourishing communities.”
THE SINGLE BIGGEST FALSEHOOD
Most of these focus , especially those based on refugee resettlement are funded by large government grant programs and therefor prohibit ” “, any explicitly religious activity, giving away Bibles, Bible Studies , prayer, or similar activities.
Yet Multi Faith Neighbors network claims the work is a Gospel opportunity.
LOOK HARD BUT YOU WILL NOT FIND A CLEAR GOSPEL MESSAGE IN THE WORDS BELOW.
THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE OUR FAITH
“Our faith is best shared in the context of relationships. Like most any other piece of good news, while it is certainly possible for us to share it outside of a relationship, it is not as certain that it will be meaningful outside of a relationship. As evangelicals who believe in the importance of sharing our faith, multi-faith partnership provides a level playing ground where we can hear from and learn about the faith of others, but it also provides a unique opportunity to share our own faith with those who are interested. We believe that sharing the gospel is a responsibility of the follower of Christ. [1 Corinthians 9: 16] We believe that the gospel is a message for all people. [Romans 1: 16] Our declaration of the gospel is rooted in our desire to share with others the encouragement and hope that we have received from the gospel. [1 Peter 3: 15] Further, the gospel is rooted in God’s love for the world and is intended to be expressed as a depiction of our love for the same world. [John 3: 16] Multi-faith partnerships, then, provide an opportunity to build real, genuine friendships with people of other faiths, where they have the opportunity to share with us about why their faith is meaningful and significant in their lives, and we, in turn, can share with them about how the gospel has been transformative in our lives. This opportunity also exists to share the gospel in a way that the gospel is not artificially advantaged. Christians in America, in particular, seem afraid of placing the gospel on the same level with other beliefs, which seems to betray a lack of confidence in the gospel. We believe that the gospel is beautiful and should be able to be seen as such when placed on a level playing field beside other faith traditions. [Romans 1: 16]”
At no place in the New Testament do we see Jesus or the Apostles engaging in community building with the plentiful rival religions around them. NONE- EVER. The modern day narratives of evangelical leaders like Roberts and Fries serve to build one of the globalist grand deceptions of a false GLOBAL SPIRITUALITY ” and have nothing to do with the true Gospel or the exclusive and eternal HOPE it offers only in JESUS.
PAUL WAS NOT COMMUNITY BUILDING ON MARS HILL AMONG THE IDOLS
Addressing the Areopagus
22 “Then Paul stood in the midst of the [a]Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:
“TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.”
“Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26 And He has made from one [b]blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ 29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. 30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”
LAST WEEKS ANNOUNCMENT TO END THE MOVEMENT AT THE “TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL” EVENT INDICATES THE OPPRESSIVE REGIME MAY BE COMING TO AN END.
Rev Thomas Littleton
At the recent T4G Conference Mark Dever and Ligon Duncan announced that the events will end in 2022. Christianity Today reported on the Neo Calvinist news story.
T4G Conference Will End in 2022
“With another cofounder leaving, Together for the Gospel prepares for its final event.”
REALITY CHECK FOR NEO CALVINIST !
No amount of explaining or excuses can deflect the hard reality that all is not well in the Neo Calvinist world. The false social justice gospel heralded by the overlapping leadership of T4G and The Gospel Coalition have taken a hard hit and suffered major divisions and defections since the failed 2018 TGC/ERLC co-sponsored event MLK/ 50 . That event in Memphis was said to mark 50 years since the death of Martin Luther King Jr. but in fact was a full reveal of the long cloaked and often denied false gospel of the Neo Calvinist behind the Young Restless and Reformed movement.
Leaders like Mark Dever of 9MARKS , Albert Mohler of SBTS and Ligon Duncan of RTS have long enjoyed unquestioned respect and recognition as conservative theologians. But their conservative credentials failed to provide sustainable cover for their radical departures from the Gospel and even historic Reformed Theology. Trust faded as they descended into the false “Faith And Works ” social justice economics, Diversity Equity & Inclusion cultures and “Equity” -re distribution mission of their movement.
FROM THE CT ARTICLE
“The popular reformed evangelical pastors conference Together for the Gospel (T4G) will hold its final gathering in April 2022, following the departure of one of its founders, Albert Mohler.”
“Dever, Duncan, Mohler, and C. J. Mahaney developed the idea for T4G out of their friendship in ministry. They held the first T4G conference in 2006, drawing 3,000 attendees.”
“We were all surprised how many people came,” said Dever, who leads Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.”
MAHANEY AND MOHLER ARE ALREADY OUT
C J Mahaney’s participation ended ,sort of belatedly, after a rather disgusting sex abuse and coverup scandal .
Mohler is now leaving according to CT. “
“The end date for T4G comes as Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, moves on.”
“In a video discussion on the T4G site, Dever said Mohler recently told them, “Brothers, I love you guys very much, but I’ve just got to do other things now.” Dever and Duncan cited Mohler’s involvement with a new opinion section at World magazine and his role in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), which is facing deepening divides and institutional shakeups.”
SOUTHERN BAPTIST DIVIDES ? YES AND MOHLER DISCIPLES ARE AT THE EPICENTER
Yes the SBC has problems and much of it is due to Albert Mohler’s long list of Social Justice warriors like Russell Moore who spent 24 years at SBTS as a student, professor, dean and provost. Moore also spent a disaster filled 8 years at the ERLC misrepresenting Southern Baptist and is now being sued by a former member of the SBC Executive Committee for defamation after Moore’s “leaked emails” somehow found their way to his good friends at secular news outlets like the Washington Post.This was all just in time to impact the SBC annual meeting and the Presidential race for head of the SBC in 2021 .This was a race in which Mohler himself was running and lost by a shamefully distant and telling 3rd place despite his protege’s efforts to vilify Mohler’s key opposition.
Mohler disciple Moore was part of the planners of MLK/50 at which he had accused Baptist in the South of “Worshipping Jim Crow as Jesus “. Moore and Mohler never backed off their narratives and by June in Dallas TX for the annual SBC meetings they were pushing Critical Race Theory (CRT) openly with multiple SBTS professors in tow. By 2019 this same Mohler CRT team of SBTS profs were heading the SBC Resolutions Committee which altered a resolution condemning CRT and Intersectionality into affirmation of them as “Analytical Tools” with the Gospel. CRT has since become THE core issue dividing both the SBC /PCA and even the general public related to education. Secular media has now been covering the broader controversies over CRT among it’s top stories almost daily for over a year.
Mohler and his underlings simply had the SBC early to the issue and ahead of the curve with its deceptions by several years.
Also by 2018 a 15 year Mohler disciple and SBTS New Testament teacher Nate Collins had launched the Revoice “LGBT+ Thriving in Historic Christian Tradition ” movement which further shook up both the SBC and PCA confidence in their “conservative ” theologians. Unless you can agree that “Queer Culture and Queer Theory” will bring with them “treasures into the New Jerusalem” and that the “Nuclear Family is an Idol” as 1990s Feminist Theologians asserted , then you cannot help but reject Revoice or the Seminaries like SBTS and the PCAs CTS who incubated and supported it. The radical LGBTQ “Christianity ” movement came home to roost with the Neo Calvinist who helped birth it.
The full hand of intersectionality against Southern Baptist has yet to be played . Intersectionality engages the kind of feminism behind the Me-Too movement which Mohler and friends look to have used to remove another Baptist seminaries leader /non Neo Calvinist Paige Patterson from office as President of SWBTS.
Mohler called it:
“The Wrath of God Poured Out—The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention.”
That was May 2018 but efforts to platform the Wrath of God blew up once the SBTS Revoice ties were exposed and simply would not go away. The Patterson story faded and only with the February 2019 Houston Chronicle SBC Sex Abuse Scandal ( the one Mohler protege Moore is being sued for defamation over related to his accusations and leaked emails ) brought the Me-Too movement and the obviously expected “women’s empowerment ” movement back into full swing aimed at the SBC.
WHAT OF LIGON DUNCAN ?
Ligon Duncan’s PCA denomination is in a similar pickle due to MLK/ 50 and the resulting exposure of CRT and of the tolerance and outright promotion of the Revoice movement as well.
Duncan famously declared in the face of the groundswell of controversy that “Ligon Duncan ain’t groovin with no Cultural Marxism “. But of course he was even if he did not understand it given that CRT has it’s origins in Cultural Marist ideologies.
(From the CT article on Duncan)
“In 2018, Duncan repented of racial blindness and discussed his friendship with African American pastor Thabiti Anyabwile, who spoke at T4G events from 2008 to 2018. David Platt preached from Amos on race, asking why so many evangelical churches and ministries, including T4G, were so white.”
The country boy “ah shucks” manner of Duncan often makes him the object of jokes even in his own reformed circles and to further detail his failure to resist the invading forces which are likely dismantling their Neo Calvinist movement would almost seem cruel and unfair given his apparent limited ability to understand it .
MARK DEVER AND 9 MARKS HAVE BEEN DUMPSTER DIVING
DEVER AND MOHLER HISTORY
Mark Dever must see the handwriting on the wall that God’s judgement is on their movement and it is collapsing.
It was Dever who first said in 2017 Phoenix SBC annual meetings that Mohler was a liberal theologically in his undergraduate days and made such a radical shift to the right that his liberal base thought he was faking it and following the prevailing winds in the SBC. These revelations were in an interview with Tom Ascol of the Founders Movement . Founders is a more historic Reformed movement in the SBC of which Mohler has long been a part. Of course none of Mohler’s remaining faithful flock have connected the fact that Mohler was a student at SBTS while it was on its death slide into liberalism. It was Mohler who is credited with saving the SBC flagship seminary from liberals grasp yet he began immediately turning out and promoting liberals like Russell Moore into SBC LEADERSHIP.
That is all a lot to think about and digest so take your time.
Back to Dever
Mark Dever’s Capitol Hill Church and 2 other 9MARKS affiliates were the first state side group of churches to bring in the Church of England / TGC/ Tim Keller/ Living Out promoted “LGBTQ inclusion Church Audits ” to force conservative churches into welcome & inclusion, Sharing Children with and hiring LGBTQ staff.
Dever also has his own version of Russell Moore in the 9MARKS editor Jonathan Leeman, who Dever ( and not Leeman’s own TGC or 9MARKS bios) revealed is a graduate of Fabian Socialist place of origin London School of Economics. Leeman, like Moore loves to accuse Baptist and other Christians of things like “Christian Nationalism ” and “Waging a Culture War” for having biblical convictions which are reflected in their worldview, appreciation for America or voting for people like President Donald Trump.
Dever, Leeman and the 9MARKS crew LOVE to lecture on and promote their version church leadership THEY call “Plurality of Elders”. The assertion is that this is the Biblical model for the church. But for any who have experienced it’s (and TGC in general) tyrannical and oppressive applications against concerned believers and whistleblowers -the lack of Biblical basis becomes obvious and the reality of it’s extreme abuses equally as glaring.
In fact the Neo-Calvinist mode is built on being extremely abusive and deceptive. While it promotes itself as a conservative theological movement- it in fact betrays itself by it’s own teachings and political focus as a progressive political movement seeking social change …NOT Gospel transformation.
MORE FROM THE CT ARTICLE AND THE SHUT DOWN OF T4G
“Mohler said in a statement to CT, “Each of us faces questions of urgency and priority in life and ministry. At this stage in my life, I need to concentrate on helping the SBC and working on some important new priorities, including WORLD Opinions.”
“Ligon Duncan and Mark Dever are two of the closest and dearest friends I ever hope to have on earth,” he said, “and I pray God’s blessing on the T4G 2022 gathering, which will be a tremendous blessing to pastors.“
“Pastors David Platt and Alastair Begg were added to the April 2022 lineup, with Mohler taken off.”
TGC/ YR&R LEADER CONFIRMS TO OBVIOUS TO CT
“The Gospel Coalition’s Collin Hansen, in a tribute to T4G, called it “the visible manifestation of the ‘Young, Restless, Reformed,’” the name of his book about the movement, and celebrated it as an early gathering place for Reformed pastors.”
“Dever and Duncan said there’s something exciting, or even freeing, about it being their final conference.”
“They emphasized being able to use the T4G stage to introduce new, lesser-known speakers this year who aren’t on what Duncan called the “celebrity circuit.” Four of 14 plenary speakers in the 2022 lineup are African or African American.”
“I’m pretty pumped about this being the last one and maybe being the best one,” Dever said.”
What is likely happening is that T4G and TGC are not able to deliver the kind of influence they once peddled for their backers and TO the aging YR&R base. In short they are exposed and Christianity Today is pretty much admitting it.
The party is over. The attendance is likely down and made the conferences no longer profitable. Perhaps they are just tired of hearing their own voices in the echo chamber. It is highly likely that they just know that to continue will mean even greater exposure leaving little hope of living out their days as some icons of Neo Calvinism. Also it just might be that the whole smelly mess corrupting evangelicalism for the last decade and a half is being completely collapsed by Divine Judgement and also that Mohler was half right but just missed the reality that God’s target was not the resurgence old guard but was actually the Neo-Calvinist themselves.
We can thank God for that and pray for His mercies to restore the damage the Neo Calvinist have done for so many years.
Vision of Israel’s Corrupt Leaders
11 “The Spirit then lifted me up and brought me to the eastern gate of the Lord’s house, which faces east, and at the gate’s entrance were 25 men. Among them I saw Jaazaniah son of Azzur, and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people. 2 The Lord said to me, “Son of man, these are the men who plan evil and give wicked advice in this city. 3 They are saying, ‘Isn’t the time near to build houses? The city is the pot, and we are the meat.’ 4 Therefore, prophesy against them. Prophesy, son of man!”