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THE TAKING DOWN OF CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTIONS:PART 2

SO VERY LITTLE IS LEFT OF THE FRAMEWORK AND ORGANIZATION THAT SUPPORTED CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS FOR YEARS. FEELING PRETTY ALONE? HERE IS HOW AND WHY.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                     8/19/2020

On August 13th Robert Lopez article on the demise of many conservative Christian institutions appeared in American Thinker. Here is that article again.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/08/et_tu_falwell_the_lefts_playbook_at_liberty_u.html

In it Lopez provided a list of organizations long considered part of the foundation stones of the Christian conservative movement. On the 14th this writer dug into the details of just one of those organizations on a steady drift into uselessness since 2012 /2013. Focus on The Family, under the leadership of Jim Daly, disappointing drift is chronicled here:

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/08/14/the-taking-down-of-conservative-christian-institutions/

NOW LETS LOOK AT SOME OF THE OTHERS AND LATER SOME NOT ON THE LOPEZ LIST.

THE COLSON CENTER

Chuck Colson was viewed by many conservative Christians as a very influential conservative. Having been a DC insider who went to prison  for Watergate and “found faith” while in prison, Colson’s center was once viewed by conservative believers  as a gathering place for the most inspired and inspiring public figures who “shared their worldview”. While some viewed Colson’s ecumenism and some drift on key issues as a problem, still Colson Center remained at the center of conservative Christian political engagement for decades.

Today Colson Center is a full on partner of the funding organization pushing the “Faith And Works” social justice driven socialist economics for the church. This is being done in the name  Hayek economics and “Common Ground for the Common Good”. This effort has flooded our own seminaries since 2013. ANYWHERE  you find buzz phrases like “Human Flourishing ” you can rest assured the influence spoken about above is being promoted in place of a repentance and transformation based Gospel.

Other Partners

The best we can say for the Colson Center is that it gets around. Colson Center is involved virtually everywhere in conservative circles. This is also the worst thing that can be said of it. Christian Apologetics and Worldview  are now the Go-To tool for discipleship and the Colson Center still remains firmly at the top of the heap  promoting the new “junk ” justice economics driving Social Justice in our own midst.

Colson Center also recently hired one of the leaders of the radical and controversial Revoice “LGBT+ Thriving ” movement to be a Colson Center Fellows mentor but soon scrubbed it’s website to cover this fact. Colson Center is a key partner in the IACE Christian education alliance at SWBTS building an infiltration tool to fully saturate the Christian education market from pre K to doctorate level.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/08/06/laying-siege-to-christian-education/

Colson Center has reportedly taken ( but not yet confirmed in writing ) millions from the same funding source as the “Social Justice ” driven curriculum causing full on infiltration elsewhere.

SOUTHERN BAPTIST ERLC

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC policy and advocacy arm. ERLC presence with offices in DC gives it access to Capitol Hill and even to the White House.

https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/explainer-a-history-of-the-erlc/

Longtime head Richard Land had his compromises on things like “Creation Care” aka  global warming  for politically and biblical sounding term for use by Christians. Land also signed on to be involved in the Council for Foreign Policy and run with some of the Aspen Institute events with fellow Baptist turned full time globalist Rick Warren. But Land did still come through on the homosexual agenda and gay marriage  with a no nonsense opposition and was far from aligning with the Obama White House. But in March 2013 everything changed at the ERLC when Land was put out to pasture by charges or “plagiarism” and “insensitive ” comments on race during the Trayvon Martin news cycle.

OUT WITH THE OLD LAND -IN WITH THE MOHLER UNDERSTUDY

Russell Moore is now head of the ERLC .He was “elected” in March 2013. He is a Democrat with political ambitions who formerly  worked as a staffer for a Democratic Congressman from Mississippi. Moore announced himself to the world with the waving of a flag of surrender to the “culture wars’ which he declared lost in an Oct 2013 Wall Street Journal article.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/evangelical-leader-preaches-pullback-from-politics-culture-wars-1382408957

Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback From Politics, Culture Wars

Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention says it is time for evangelicals to tone down the rhetoric.

Moore not only declared the “Culture War” was over and lost but that “Christians were the losers” and now had to ” back off the hateful rhetoric and just love our gay and lesbian neighbors”. For Moore no other battle seemed to epitomize the need for a nice new “WINSOME ” ( his favorite word) tone the massively funded and rising radical LGBTQ agenda in the second Obama administration. Unknown to most Baptist and conservative Christians the new ERLC head was VERY much at home in the Obama White House and was priming Christians to be “winsome” and go along if not outright supportive of the Obama admins anti-family and anti- religious liberty agenda. By 2014 Moore was even having private, closed door, backroom meetings with the Human Rights Campaign and other radical gay activist leaders. Baptist have never been told about these meetings or about what was agreed upon by the Baptist head ethics leader.

Moore has been a change agent from day one and has grown more brazen as the years wear on. He was/ is also a rabid never -Trumper/ Trump- hater  to the point the SBC leadership in the Executive Committee called him in and a put him a short leash on his rhetoric after churches began withholding funds from the SBC missions giving called the “Cooperative Program”. The leftist politics of their ethics and public policy head have been making Biblical conservative Baptist mad for years.. Moore and the ERLC are being investigated yet again by the SBC Executive Committee  on the same issues. It appears to matter only if it is impacting the cash flow as its impact on the political engagement of young Baptist does not appear to be of concern.

BEWARE WHEN YOUR CONSERVATIVE CHAMPION IS A BABY FACED LIBERAL TRAINED IN THEOLOGY

By the time Christians and Baptist in particular wised up to Moore, it was too late and much of the intentional damage to the SBC public stance had been done. Moore is so popular with the younger Seminary students and recent graduates in many SBC pulpits mainly because he gave voice to their own post modern disdain for their parents conservative convictions manifest in their political engagement. Moore may not have launched the rebellion by the “young, restless , and (neo) reformed” but he certainly helped foster and articulate it.

What Baptist still cannot accept is that Russell Moore is the protege of his spiritual father Albert Mohler under whose hand Moore was educated, served as his “research assistant” and was employed by Mohler’s SBTS (Seminary ) for over 20 years. In many uninformed minds the conservative Mohler, who “saved” the denominations flagship seminary from liberals almost 30 years ago, could never have provided the SBC with its most strategically placed ally of the far left. BUT INDEED HE DID.

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“R. Albert Mohler Jr. presents the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award to Russell D. Moore.”

If we measure Russell Moore by the values held by those who pay his salary and by his job description -he is truly one USELESS Baptist BUT he is a well placed agent of change.

ONE THE TOPIC OF USELESS BAPTIST

While not on the Robert Lopez list it is still worth noting that Baptist have been expected to yield their political convictions to the rhetoric of another Baptist pro-LGBTQ activist, Muslim dialog, and even Black Lives Matter ally .Baptist leader Ed Stetzer whose footprints loom  large in the Baptist and conservative world is an example of the utter lack of substance many of the key leaders bring to Christian faith in the public square. If Stetzer were measured and labeled  among the “essential  vitamins” needed  daily for conservative Baptist health, his collective work would have the nutritional value of 10 pounds of cotton candy. He has certainly helped rot the TEETH of Baptist conservatism and engagement.

Stetzer has worked for the Baptist NAMB missions organization, Lifeway Research, and now sits atop the chair at Wheaton of Baptist most renowned evangelist Billy Graham. Yes Ed Stetzer, the golden boy of Barna and product of the “New Paradigm Church growth movement” Leadership Network would likely give Russell Moore a run for the title of most meaningless Baptist in the denominations employ. Besides this, like Moore, Stetzer always manages to locate himself on the left side of Conservative Christians values and convictions. Also like Moore, Stetzer seems proud of his failure to represent those he is supposed to speak for. Stetzer has been effective at broadening his misrepresentation to include the name of Billy Graham in whose center Stetzer is housing and hosting things like “Neighborly Faith” which is a movement to drive Christians toward  liking the idea of  having more Muslims neighbors a lot so they will support more immigration reform which means more $$$ for Baptist ministries like NAMB who partner with the government to resettle “refugees”.Stetzer recently proudly marched with the Black Lives Matter protest in Chicago. ( More to come on this Baptist racial justification effort soon.)

FAITH AND WORK BAPTIST SUPPORT 2020 RACIAL PROTEST

NOTE: Several SBC leaders and pastors used the Faith and Work racial justice center out of TGC’s Thabitis Anyabwile’s  church to support BLM and further stage Baptist show of support for the radical movement. ( More to come on this Baptist complicity with BLM soon.)

https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/our-experience-at-the-faith-that-works-march-in-washington-d-c/

“The march was organized by Faith + Works DC, a Christian advocacy group out of Anacostia River Church pastored by Thabiti Anyabwile, and McLean Bible Church pastored by David Platt. Chronicled online with the hashtag #FaithThatWorks, the march started from the South East quadrant of the city; neighborhoods known for being largely nonwhite and underserved. The start and endpoints (Wards 7 and 8 to the White House) reflected just how geographically close two places can be while being worlds apart in resources, influence, and even physical safety. ”

“Pastors Anyabwile and Platt blessed and prayed over the protestors starting in Ward 8 before crossing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge.”

“Many Christians have been struck by the recent tragedies and the examples of systemic racism, but without a clear direction of response. We can relate to this feeling—wanting to show our support for black Americans, but not wanting to be associated with the rioting and violence taking place at many of the protests. The Sunday march provided us an opportunity for a way forward. ”

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM

God forbid that you ever find yourself in need of some pro-bono Christian legal representation and fall dependent upon ADF. Both Dr Lopez, who wrote the American Thinker article, as well as  this author here at Thirty Pieces of Silver have lived through the mishap of legal representation of Alliance Defending Freedom. Long stories for another place and time but suffice to say both ADF cases took the defendants into the heat of battle and abandoned them there.

ADF NEW LEADERSHIP

ADF was founded in he early 90s by many of the popular evangelical conservatives in response to the America Civil Liberties Union role in contributing to the erosion of values in America. In 2017 Michael Farris took over ADF. Farris  founded the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Patrick Henry College, both in Purcellville in Loudoun County in northern Virginia.

CROSSLESS CONTAMINATION

Patrick Henry College has employed Joe Carter for many years. Carter is also a long time editor for Acton Institute who partners with the funding behind the Oikonomia Network which is promoting the social justice driven Faith and Work economics flooding conservative evangelical seminaries since 2009 and reaching melt down contamination by 2013. Carter was also chosen to be the ERLC new chief message man when Russell Moore. Carter also joined The Gospel Coalition as an editor for its radical justice /neo reformed message. The Gospel and it’s central source of power, the CROSS of Christ, takes a back seat to the politicized justice agenda.

The coordination of all these organizations messaging through the libertarian ( if not outright liberal left ) Acton Institute, along with its bonds with the Vatican and global justice movements provide more than sufficient reason for conservatives to wonder who is really running the Christian conservative movement these days. Why do the same people from the same tight circle of organizations keep showing up in all of these conservative ?

Farris work at PHC and HSLDA is respected by many home school families and conservative Christians yet allowing the influence of Carter to remain at PHC has given rise to even more problems. PHC has hosted & Campaign co founder Justin Giboney in an interview with visiting mentor Marvin Olasky. In the interview Giboney pitched the & Campaign’s “Biblical Values & Social Justice ” work with high praise from Olasky. Also no line was drawn in the sand for PHS students when the endorsement of & Campaigns agenda turned to the Paul Singer funded “Fairness for All ” legislation endorsed by & Campaign. Giboney is a Democratic Party strategist and co-founder of & Campaign  with Obama Foundations Michael Wear. Many of the TGC leaders are involved in & Campaign and TGC co-founder Tim Keller just recently surfaced as an & Campaign Elder.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/07/25/tim-keller-joins-leftist-campaign/

All the & Campaign really does is provide a platform of voices from the left calling young conservatives to move to the mushy middle in support of the lefts political agenda.Why did Farris open the door for these TGC influences at Patrick Henry College?

PHC draws heavily from the home school market yet has allowed it’s students to be offered the option of careers in the seedy intelligence community. ADF now looks to be sitting in the same kind of slow and steady boil of other compromising conservative Christian organizations if Farris has brought some of his PHC standards with him. ADF is known for taking high profile cases to defend Christian rights and liberties but many of those whose battles don’t make the headlines seem to be forgotten and left to take their costly stands alone.

The influence of TGC and other left leaning evangelical infiltrators is an ever present leaven among groups like Colson, The ERLC and ADF. Everyone seems to be drawing waters (and funding) from the same polluted springs.

 

More to come soon.

 

 

 

 

THE TAKING DOWN OF CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTIONS

IN A RECENT AMERICAN THINKER ARTICLE DR. ROBERT LOPEZ COMPILED A SHORT LIST OF THE “LONG MARCH” OF PROGRESSIVE TAKE DOWN OF CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS. WHO IS NEXT AND WHAT IS LEFT?

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                         8/14/2020

America’s conservative Christians have long relied on organizations to represent them in the public square. The CORE concerns of religious liberty, marriage, family and human sexuality have been entrusted by believers to these organizations for YEARS.  Voices from these organizations have spoken for the biblical convictions of believers for decades from local state governments to DC and in national media. But things have changed rapidly and more of these organizations have either taken questionable funds and the poisonous compromise that comes with it,or replaced long time leadership with spineless pillow prophets of the “third way”.

O THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING

The undeniable reality is that the very leaders and organizations many conservative American’s are looking to represent them are working with and, at times, for THE VERY FORCES  seeking to shape a new identity for Christians in the public square. In short the organizations themselves are seeking to be the agents of change and to redefine what it means to be a conservative Christian.

Saints your gladiators are no longer entering the arena for you. The coordination of the massive and sudden shift makes the existence of unseen forces at work undeniable. Someone is organizing the demise of these organizations and the movement they have represented.

THE LOPEZ ARTICLE

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/08/et_tu_falwell_the_lefts_playbook_at_liberty_u.html

Note a partial timeline of right-wing organizations that changed management since 2012:

“We would need multiple articles to detail similar shake-ups of pro-life groupsCatholic organizations, veterans’ organizations, supposedly right-wing mediaTea Party groupscampus conservatism, and of course the entire GOP.”

LETS LOOK AT SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS LOPEZ HAS NAMED AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THEM.

Lopez points out the problem :

“Such takeovers require startup money.  Funds from corruptible sources like George SorosPaul Singer, and the Koch Brothers poured into the right wing during the 2010s.  The goal was usually to move staunch rightist groups toward:

(1) a leftward or libertarian position;

(2) a hybrid position consisting of staunch anti-socialism mixed with softened positions on social issues; or

(3) a mole/double-agent position, publicly supporting conservatism while secretly sabotaging it.”

 

Now some specifics:

(MORE TO COME IN FUTURE ARTICLES)

Jim-Daly

President of Focus on the Family

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY WAS ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN HIT LIST IN 2012

https://web.archive.org/web/20151204163540/https://www.hrc.org/resources/10-things-you-should-know-about-focus-on-the-family

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY UNDERWENT A SUDDEN AND MASSIVE SHIFT ON CRITICAL FAMILY  ISSUES

New York Times took note of the 2013 shift

Focus on the Family Works to Change Its Message

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NYT notes that Daly was seeking to “change the tone ”  and distance himself and  FOF from conservative Christian LEADERS of the former generation. This is “message shift” and a clear marketing strategy. With so many doing the same thing and at the same time it is impossible NOT to conclude that forces behind the scenes are driving it.

 

FOF  WAS AMONG MANY WHO ENGAGED A POSTURE SHIFT ON LGBTQ ISSUES

How Evangelicals Lost the Culture War Before it Started: LGBTQ Infiltrators and Facilitators

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2017/07/28/deep-and-disturbing-evangelical-compromise/

THE 2015 UNIVERSAL CALL FOR “CIVILITY”.

JIM DALY OF FOCUS ON THE FAMILY IS AN EVER PRESENT NAME ON ANY LIST OF LEADERS CALLING FOR COMPROMISE. BASED MOSTLY ON CHANGING THE TONE ON HOMOSEXUALITY BY CHRISTIANS, CIVILITAS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE.

“Also signed on to Civilitas are Fuller Seminary, Wheaton College, and BIOLA University leadership. Biola only a few months later invited “gay theology” activist Mathew Vines to their campus and Biola’s apologetics department soon launched a “Rethink” of how apologetics approaches issues like LGBTQ.  Tim Keller of the PCA, Rick Warren of the SBC, Jim Daly of Focus on the Family coupled with the major players of the Obama Faith Based Partnership advisory team are also Civilitas Board members. ”

 

FAIRNESS FOR ALL A STRATEGIC EFFORT

 FAIRNESS FOR ALL IS LEGISLATION SELLING OUT OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM TO BE REDEFINED THROUGH LGBTQ / ISLAM AND OTHER FORCES ANTITHETICAL TO IT. FAIRNESS IS TOUTED AS A RESPONSE TO HRC AND BILLIONAIRE PAUL SINGERS “EQUALITY ACT”.)

There is no compelling reason to think that any common or middle ground exist in such battles over these key issues given the timeless character and unchanging word of God. Christians are being brought to the table to have conversations there are no BIBLICAL  basis for having. Conservative believers are being asked to support efforts and sit quietly in the outer circles of organized “debate”. Christians are being called to agree to and believe the impossible – when the same funders and forces are moving both sides of the “conversations”and their own champions at the table have already been part of negotiating predetermined outcomes.

LGBTQ  and Immigration shape shifting are telling measures of the evangelical compromise foreplay.

 

FACT CHECK -“FAIRNESS FOR ALL” IS ALSO A PAUL SINGER OPERATION. (MANY OF THOSE EVANGELICAL LEADERS AND ORGANIZATIONS CT ESPOUSES HERE TO BE OPPOSED TO FAIRNESS LEGISLATION ARE ALSO BUSY ERODING CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION TO COMPROMISE. THINK IT THROUGH IN THE LENS OF THE DIALECTIC PROCESS.

CHRISTIANITY TODAY REPRESENTS THE NEW GUARD AS THE OLD GUARD IN “STRONG OPPOSITION”

“Strong Opposition”

If Christianity Today is calling you “Strong Opposition ” it is likely you are not.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/december/fairness-for-all-act-congress-lgbt-religious-liberty.html

FROM THE CT ARTICLE ON FAIRNESS FOR ALL

“The legislation faces strong opposition from LGBT-rights groups who say it enshrines discrimination into law—and from conservative religious groups who say it concedes too much to LGBT-rights groups.”

“Leaders from more than 90 evangelical groups signed a statement rejecting any legislation protecting sexual orientation or gender identity after the CCCU started to advocate for a Fairness for All law in 2016. The list of signers included The Gospel Coalition president D. A. Carson, Focus on the Family president Jim Daly, First Things editor R. R. Reno, and Southern Baptist leaders Russell Moore and Al Mohler.”

“Christians cannot support [Fairness for All] for this overarching reason: It is grounded in an unbiblical conception of the human person,”

“Other evangelical leaders, however, including pastor Tim Keller, legal scholar John Inazu, and CT editor in chief Mark Galli, have argued that a both/and approach is possible. The Fairness for All idea has also received support from some legal scholars, and it has been endorsed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A similar law has been enacted in Utah, with the support of the LDS church.”

“If legislators come to think it’s possible to embrace LGBT rights and religious liberty, they may be able to convince voters. Michael Wear, chief strategist for the And Campaign and former faith outreach director for President Barack Obama, said that in a pluralist society where people disagree about very basic things, it’s critical that leaders help people find common ground.”

“Proposing a bill helps voters imagine a different possibility,” Wear said. “It’s like, this is an option. This is on the table. We need to make this conversation more concrete, not less. Voters don’t have an imagination for how it would be possible. It takes leadership to take real risk and show them how it could be.”

“The And Campaign has urged all the 2020 presidential candidates to come out in support of the Fairness for All Act.”

( NOTE: TIM KELLER RECENTLY SURFACED AS AN ELDER HELPING LEAD & CAMPAIGN)

THE DALY DOUBLE

IN 2014 JIM DALY WAS PART OF THE FAILED MOVEMENT TO PRIME THE CONSERVATIVE CHURCH TOWARD LGBTQ COMPROMISE IN THE NAME OF “IMAGO DEI”.

The Imago Dei Campaign: Evangelical Groups Say Gays Made in God’s Image

“The leader behind the movement, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Jr., president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, says the goal is to change the narrative of evangelical engagement in the public square, especially when it comes to traditional culture war issues. Other heavy hitters have joined him. President of Focus on the Family Jim Daly, televangelist James Robison, producer of The Bible Series Roma Downey and her husband, Survivor producer Mark Burnett, and vice president of the Liberty University Mat Staver have all signed on. The launch of the website was pegged to Martin Luther King Day as a reminder that the Biblical message and justice go hand in hand.”

“The Imago Dei signers are not making a political statement about hot-button issues like gay marriage. But the Imago Dei campaign does mark the first time, Daly says, that Focus on the Family—a group that opposes gay marriage—has publically stated that gays are created in God’s image alongside straight individuals. “People have said love the sinner, hate the sin,” Daly explains. “So often I think that has fallen woefully short, and it certainly appears like we are hating the sinner as well as the sin. And that is the difference—you’ve got to recalibrate and say I know you are made in God’s image, and therefore you deserve my respect.”

“That change in tone is significant for organizations that have used the image of God doctrine to defend their opposition to gay marriage. A position paper still posted on the Focus on the Family website says: “Focus on the Family is dedicated to defending the honor, dignity and value of the two sexes as created in God’s image—intentionally male and female—each bringing unique and complementary qualities to sexuality and relationships.” When asked whether or not that position page would change given the Imago Dei Campaign, Daly did not say, but he clarified that affirming the image of God in people does not condone their behavior.”

FOCUS SHIFT TRACKED EARLY  BY NPR

https://www.npr.org/2012/11/18/165399634/evangelical-leader-suggests-its-time-to-collaborate

“The election has also triggered some soul-searching among evangelical Christian voters. For decades, some in the movement have talked about being under attack for their beliefs in what they see as an increasingly secular country. They say there’s a culture war going on in America, especially over polarizing issues like abortion and gay marriage. Now, one of the movement’s top leaders says it’s time to stop the war rhetoric and start reaching out for compromise.”

( THAT WAS JIM DALY USING ALMOST THE VERY SAME WORDS THAT MONTHS LATER RUSSELL MOORE, AS NEWLY APPOINTED HEAD OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST ERLC WOULD ECHO)

“Jim Daly is the president and CEO of Focus on the Family based in Colorado. He stopped by our studios last week during a trip to Washington.”

IMMIGRATION SHIFT

DALY SHIFTS ON IMMIGRATION- ANOTHER PLACE WHERE IT PAYS TO COMPROMISE

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/juneweb-only/exclusive-jim-daly-on-immigration.html

Exclusive: Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly on a New Stance on Immigration Reform

“Daly explains why he joined a coalition of evangelical leaders when the organization has not taken a public stance on the issue in the past.”
NOTE :With Soros pumping billions into Immigration Reform and pro Islamic policy – the policy shifting of “evangelical shape shifters” has been  looking like cattle being prodded into the auction arena. Focus on the Family, Moore led ERLC, World Relief , World Vision are just a few of those who have been weighed in the balance and sold by the pound.
“0ne of the most eyebrow-raising names to join a group of evangelical leaders to release an “Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform” was Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family. The group has usually shied away from the issue publicly, saying the organization is not an expert in the area. Last year, Christianity Today published a cover story on how the organization has taken a distinctly different tone and emphasis under Daly than it did under its founder, James Dobson. Previously, we have noted how evangelical groups were hesitant to take a stance on immigration, including Focus on the Family. For instance, the Family Research Council, which was founded by Dobson, does not have a representative on today’s list.”

 

“However, several changes among leadership and priorities have paved the way for other leaders connected with evangelical institutions to take a stance. Other names included Max Lucado, Russell Moore, Margaret Feinberg, J.D. Greear, and Timothy George. Organizations included World Relief, Bread for the World, the Southern Baptist Covention’s Ethics & Public Policy Center, Esperanza, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and the National Association of Evangelicals. Daly could not attend the gathering of several evangelical organizations on Tuesday, but longtime Focus staffer Tom Minnery will join the release. On Monday, Daly spoke with CT about why he signed the statement and what it means for the organization.”

FOCUS IN HOUSE NARRATIVE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM

Immigration Reform is a Family Concern

“The time has come for Christians to lead on the issue, which is why I have decided to be part of a diverse coalition of evangelicals committed to finding a bipartisan solution to the current immigration stalemate. After seeking counsel from my colleagues and our Board of Directors and discerning God’s wisdom on the issue, I decided to sign a proposal that I pray will help the country move closer towards true immigration reform.”

“Here’s why I have signed the proposal:

“The topic of immigration reform has become a major issue to families, even naturalized ones who have been here for generations. Their status profoundly affects their stability, structure and quality of life and there’s no denying that the system, as it currently stands, is broken.”

ONE GOOD INDICATOR OF WHY IMMIGRATION HAS BECOME “A FAMILY ISSUE” FOR MINISTRIES

https://cis.org/Rush/Private-Refugee-Resettlement-Agencies-Mostly-Funded-Government

 

$$$   SIMPLY FOLLOW THE MONEY FOLKS   $$$

THE AGENCY OF ONCE TRUSTED ORGANIZATIONS IN BRINGING ABOUT SOCIAL CHANGE AMONG CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS IS A BETRAYAL OF THAT TRUST.

CONCLUSION

We will look in greater detail at the compromises and the forces inspiring them with some of the other organizations on Dr. Lopez list. The one thing all conservative Christians must now face is that they/we are left alone (without these major organizations support) in the battle for faith and family and freedoms in the public square.While being told by these organizations that we are being marginalized by holding the standard and that we are living in a post Christian America, they neglect to tell us about the significant role they and their organizations have played in the demise of conservative Christian alliances.

Remain faithful. God does not need think tanks, 501 C 3s or men and women who say they stand for Him while opening the back gates of the city to the enemy.

Conservative Christians you may appear to be on your own but you are not.The Lord stands with you if you are standing for His Word… even when these others have forsaken their post.

IN GOD’S ECONOMY STRENGTH IS IN THE FAITHFULNESS OF A FEW.

” Joshua 23: 10 One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you.”

JOSHUA 23 :

( in context)

Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, lest you turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left, and lest you go[a] among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, but you shall hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day. For the Lord has [b]driven out from before you great and strong nations; but as for you, no one has been able to stand against you to this day. 10 One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you. 11 Therefore take careful heed to yourselves, that you love the Lord your God.”

 

 

 

 

JOHN MACARTHUR FLIRTS WITH PPP MILLIONS YET PREACHES GOVERNMENT DEFIANCE ?

AS PASTOR  JOHN MACARTHUR GARNERS NATIONAL ATTENTION DEFYING GOVERNMENT ORDERS TO KEEP CHURCHES CLOSED DUE TO COVID -19 ….REALITY SURFACES THAT HIS GCC CHURCH WAS SENT MILLIONS IN PPP TAX DOLLARS.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                               8/8/2020

John MacAthur has recently emerged as champion for churches rights to reopen after the Covid-19 fears had shut down churches across the nation. With appearances on Fox News programs Tucker Carlson and Shannon Bream, MacArthur has grabbed headlines and the praise of men for his “bravery” and “standing up” for America’s houses of worship. BUT the idea of counseling rebellion against the government orders not to reopen seems less than “authentic” and down right hypocritical coming from a pastor whose church apparently applied for millions of Covid -19 Cares Act PPP from the Small Business Administration.

In late July MacArthur denies that Grace Community Church “received ” the government funding but indicates the SBA funding had “been sent ” but “was returned” . There is an application process for the Covid Relief PPP funds. The SBA is not simply identifying entities to “send it” to. MacArthur seems confused on many levels about how the PPP process works,how GCC was “sent PPP funding”, and even about the deficit spending of future tax dollars in the Covid bail out funding. We now look deeper into the facts.

Other long term problems exist for the reported $7.3 billion in tax dollars (and counting) that have gone into churches and religious organizations. A second round of borrowed tax dollars may be on the way soon. Some of the issues and serious concerns related to compliance and non discrimination policies and laws of the SBA and all government agencies are discussed here :

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/04/07/the-end-of-church-as-we-know-it/

JOHN’S CONTRADICTIONS

In the past John MacArthur has raised concerns among Biblical conservatives for his preaching of total submission to government powers as “ordained by God” . Now his efforts to be the prophetic voice defending the rights of churches being considered “essential ” and allowed to reopen is clouded by his past ultra submissiveness teachings and now by his own obligations to the government as a Small Business Administration applicant.

In an April interview with GTY associate Phil Johnson,MacArthur called for submission to the government  in the presentation of “Think Biblically About  to Covid -19 Pandemic”

https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/GTY176/thinking-biblically-about-the-covid19-pandemic-an-interview-with-john-macarthur

“JOHN: Well, first of all, the clear demand of Scripture is  to be subject to the powers that be because they’re ordained of God.”

“PHIL: Romans 13.”

“JOHN: Romans 13. And 1 Peter talks about the same thing: “Honor the king and those who are in authority over you.” God has set them in that authority. The apostle Paul tells Timothy that we’re to be good citizens. We’re to live a quiet and peaceable life. We aren’t rebels; we don’t start protests; we don’t defy the government. We conform. We’re submissive to the government as basically ordained by God. So that was an easy call for us.”

“What would have made a difference would have been if this was persecution of the church, if all of a sudden the government decided to shut down churches as an act of persecution against churches we would defy that because now you’re into Acts 5 where Peter actually says, “Do we obey God or men?” You say we don’t meet, God says we must meet. You say don’t preach the gospel, we say we must preach the gospel. So when the government gets to the point where it basically persecutes the church, the church has to take that persecution and still do what God has commanded the church to do.”

“The other thing that we talked about with the elders was if we defy this and if we say we’re going to meet anyway, we run the risk of exposing people to this illness needlessly. And why would we want to do that? Because this is a health issue, this is a health crisis. And since like any church, many of the people in our church are older. We wouldn’t want to expose them to that. We’ve only had, as far as I know, and this was up to yesterday, we’ve only had one couple in our church in the Spanish ministry who actually got the coronavirus. But that couple, and not an older couple either, wound up in the hospital because it was such a virulent experience for them.”

 

WILL THE REAL JOHN MACARTHUR PLEASE STATE “YOUR FINAL ANSWER”?

Instead of explaining the gap between his previous position and his current defiance, MacArthur has taken to the airways in secular media. It is assumed from his previous position and interview that he now sees the government as “persecuting ” his church yet the church was approved for millions in SBA Covid PPP funds.

Even if MacArthur’s Grace Community Church returned the Cares Act PPP funds the application processing make the church, in effect, a government contractor being the approved for federal  government agency funds .This status comes with all kinds of strings and compliance issues attached especially related to employment non discrimination like the LGBTQ civil rights protections already in federal agencies policies since the Obama era and reinforced by the recent SCOTUS  employment non-discrimination ruling. GCC would be obligated for years to the SBA, not only to employment numbers,but  also to hiring particular sexual minorities along these new mandated discrimination boundaries.

Alex Newman  explains more in his article here:

https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/35464-amid-covid-19-deep-state-moves-in-for-the-kill-against-churches

MACARTHUR AND HIS CHURCHES APPROVED PPP MILLIONS

MacArthur revealed his church WAS “SENT” the PPP funds. How did this happen? He denied receiving it but who applied for it?

If MacArthur and GCC returned the PPP money for some concerns realized after the fact- why would he not then sound and alarm and warn other churches to refuse or return it?

Instead MacArthur chooses to grandstand by defying state closure orders and playing his GCC  confused PPP facts close to the vest.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/california-pastor-coronavirus-church-newsom-order?

Fox News Interview :

“California Gov. Gavin Newsom is overstepping his executive privileges with “draconian” restrictions by shutting down churches and telling believers they cannot worship during the coronavirus pandemic, a prominent pastor told “Fox News @ Night” Monday.”

“Pastor John MacArther says he has been warned he could face fines or arrest for defying Newsom’s July orders by hosting indoor services at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles County, which he says is not warranted by the reality of COVID-19.”

REALITY CHECK

MacArthur has draw criticism through the years for his peculiar form of Pietism and non political engagement. Recent flip flops represented in particular by his CURRENT defiance of California law have been discussed at length on Christian radio and television media of WVW.

 

“John MacArthur has spent over 20 years writing books, articles and delivering sermons that included hurling insults at conservative American patriots for what he denounced as their Christian activism. In fact, MacArthur has declared in his book, Why Government Can’t Save You, that America’s Founding Fathers sinned and violated New Testament principles when they founded America. MacArthur has written that no matter how cruel or unjust Christians must submit to governing authorities because they are ordained of God and thus to disobey them is to disobey God. MacArthur uses a twisted interpretation of Romans 13 and 2 Peter to come to this conclusion. In July of 2020, without any apology to Christian patriots to whom he hurled insults and names, and without any public retraction of his years of written and spoken propaganda and disinformation, MacArthur now practices the very thing he once condemned. Dr. Andy Woods is a seminary president, pastor and trained attorney. He joins Brannon to discuss the troubling contradictions in MacArthur’s public ministry is marked by years of bad theology and flip flops that should have any thinking Christian questioning the discernment of John MacArthur.”

 

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE VALLEY PPP

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Grace Community Church of the Valley -Duns and Bradstreet listing :

Grace Community Church Of The Valley

Grace Book Shack
13248 Roscoe Blvd
Sun ValleyCA91352-3798  United States
Company Type: Corporation Parent
MACARTHUR CHURCH WEBSITE

Grace Community ChurchJohn MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher

LOCATION

Grace Community Church
13248 Roscoe Blvd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352

GCC ANNOUNCEMENTS

MacArthur video to GCC  members on July 31st 2020 .

In the video at minute 3 MacArthur says  that the government sent us (GCC) money but we sent it back”. Yet the funding must be APPLIED FOR  and the SBA is not simply”sending it out”. According to MacArthur in the late July video neither GCC nor GTY have received the government funding yet the  bank through which the funding came and the date the application was approved are included in the report of the PPP funding.

Here is the full transcript of the confusing account by MacArthur and the PPP funds sent to GCC.

““I’ve been hearing around that Grace received money from the federal government in this recent display of government generosity which sent money to a lot of businesses and a lot of places. The truth of the matter is that they did send us money. We did not receive that money, we sent it back. So we have received no money at all from the government, and you need to know that because people are talking about that and it’s not accurate.””

What happened is, I think the government put a lot of folks on their list that money was going to go to and never bothered to change the list, but we did not receive a dime from the federal government, and neither did Grace to You, for that matter.”

MACARTHUR  MISCHARACTERIZED  THE PURPOSE AND THE PROCESS.

THE COVID PPP FUNDING IS NOT “GOVERNMENT GENEROSITY” ON DISPLAY BUT IS PART OF AN SBA PROGRAM FOR LOANS ,WHICH, IF FOLLOWED TO DETAILED COMPLIANCE, CAN BE CONVERTED TO GRANTS.

 

THE PPP FUNDING IS TO AID BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC TO RETAIN EMPLOYEES .

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE VALLEY
Loan Amount
$1-2 million
MUFG Union Bank, National Association
Date Approved
June 17, 2020

 

GCC VIDEO DETAILS BELOW:

 

SBA DETAILS ON PPP CAN BE FOUND HERE :

MANY REFORMED SEMINARIES HAVE TAKEN MILLIONS IN PPP

According one of  the same websites  which tracked the PPP funding that went to MacArthurs GCC , many reformed seminaries like Reformed Theological Seminary,          (Jackson MS) Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary , Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and John Pipers Bethlehem Seminary have taken millions of dollars each in Cares Act PPP funds.

https://projects.propublica.org/coronavirus/bailouts/search?q=Masters+University+and+Seminary+

MASTERS UNIVERSITY AND SEMINARY AND COVID -19 AND PPP

It is not yet known if John MacArthur’s The Master’s University  and Seminary (TMUS) have received PPP funds. Or if any other GCC led entities have taken the PPP dollars.

TMUS does have an extensive Covid -19 response plan in place as students are scheduled to return in late August at the same time GCC is defying state orders.

MACARTHUR PROMOTES SUBMISSION WHILE HE COUNSELS REBELLION

HE PREACHES FAITH IN CHRIST WHILE  GCC WAS SENT GOVERNMENT MILLIONS FOR BAIL OUT?

HOW WAS THE PPP FUNDING SENT IF IT WAS NOT APPLIED FOR? IF IT WAS, THEN WHO APPLIED FOR IT ? HAS THE GCC COVID BAILOUT FUNDING ACTUALLY BEEN RETURNED OR IS THERE CONFUSION AS TO ITS CURRENT STATUS? THE FACTS, IN THE END, ARE STILL UNCLEAR.

 

IF MACARTHUR WISHES TO HELP THE BODY OF CHRIST PERHAPS HE CAN OFFER FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON HOW/ WHY THE PPP FUNDS WERE SENT AND PROOF THAT GCC HAS RETURNED THEM. THEN SOUND THE ALARM ON WHY OTHER CHURCHES SHOULD DO THE SAME.

MATTHEW 23

23: 1  Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’ But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. 10 And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. 11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

 

JOHN MACARTHUR FLIRTS WITH PPP MILLIONS YET PREACHES GOVERNMENT DEFIANCE ?

AS PASTOR  JOHN MACARTHUR GARNERS NATIONAL ATTENTION DEFYING GOVERNMENT ORDERS TO KEEP CHURCHES CLOSED DUE TO COVID -19 ….REALITY SURFACES THAT HIS GCC CHURCH WAS SENT MILLIONS IN PPP TAX DOLLARS.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                               8/8/2020

John MacAthur has recently emerged as champion for churches rights to reopen after the Covid-19 fears had shut down churches across the nation. With appearances on Fox News programs Tucker Carlson and Shannon Bream, MacArthur has grabbed headlines and the praise of men for his “bravery” and “standing up” for America’s houses of worship. BUT the idea of counseling rebellion against the government orders not to reopen seems less than “authentic” and down right hypocritical coming from a pastor whose church apparently applied for millions of Covid -19 Cares Act PPP from the Small Business Administration.

In late July MacArthur denies that Grace Community Church “received ” the government funding but indicates the SBA funding had “been sent ” but “was returned” . There is an application process for the Covid Relief PPP funds. The SBA is not simply identifying entities to “send it” to. MacArthur seems confused on many levels about how the PPP process works,how GCC was “sent PPP funding”, and even about the deficit spending of future tax dollars in the Covid bail out funding. We now look deeper into the facts.

Other long term problems exist for the reported $7.3 billion in tax dollars (and counting) that have gone into churches and religious organizations. A second round of borrowed tax dollars may be on the way soon. Some of the issues and serious concerns related to compliance and non discrimination policies and laws of the SBA and all government agencies are discussed here :

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/04/07/the-end-of-church-as-we-know-it/

JOHN’S CONTRADICTIONS

In the past John MacArthur has raised concerns among Biblical conservatives for his preaching of total submission to government powers as “ordained by God” . Now his efforts to be the prophetic voice defending the rights of churches being considered “essential ” and allowed to reopen is clouded by his past ultra submissiveness teachings and now by his own obligations to the government as a Small Business Administration applicant.

In an April interview with GTY associate Phil Johnson,MacArthur called for submission to the government  in the presentation of “Think Biblically About  to Covid -19 Pandemic”

https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/GTY176/thinking-biblically-about-the-covid19-pandemic-an-interview-with-john-macarthur

“JOHN: Well, first of all, the clear demand of Scripture is  to be subject to the powers that be because they’re ordained of God.”

“PHIL: Romans 13.”

“JOHN: Romans 13. And 1 Peter talks about the same thing: “Honor the king and those who are in authority over you.” God has set them in that authority. The apostle Paul tells Timothy that we’re to be good citizens. We’re to live a quiet and peaceable life. We aren’t rebels; we don’t start protests; we don’t defy the government. We conform. We’re submissive to the government as basically ordained by God. So that was an easy call for us.”

“What would have made a difference would have been if this was persecution of the church, if all of a sudden the government decided to shut down churches as an act of persecution against churches we would defy that because now you’re into Acts 5 where Peter actually says, “Do we obey God or men?” You say we don’t meet, God says we must meet. You say don’t preach the gospel, we say we must preach the gospel. So when the government gets to the point where it basically persecutes the church, the church has to take that persecution and still do what God has commanded the church to do.”

“The other thing that we talked about with the elders was if we defy this and if we say we’re going to meet anyway, we run the risk of exposing people to this illness needlessly. And why would we want to do that? Because this is a health issue, this is a health crisis. And since like any church, many of the people in our church are older. We wouldn’t want to expose them to that. We’ve only had, as far as I know, and this was up to yesterday, we’ve only had one couple in our church in the Spanish ministry who actually got the coronavirus. But that couple, and not an older couple either, wound up in the hospital because it was such a virulent experience for them.”

 

WILL THE REAL JOHN MACARTHUR PLEASE STATE “YOUR FINAL ANSWER”?

Instead of explaining the gap between his previous position and his current defiance, MacArthur has taken to the airways in secular media. It is assumed from his previous position and interview that he now sees the government as “persecuting ” his church yet the church was approved for millions in SBA Covid PPP funds.

Even if MacArthur’s Grace Community Church returned the Cares Act PPP funds the application processing make the church, in effect, a government contractor being the approved for federal  government agency funds .This status comes with all kinds of strings and compliance issues attached especially related to employment non discrimination like the LGBTQ civil rights protections already in federal agencies policies since the Obama era and reinforced by the recent SCOTUS  employment non-discrimination ruling. GCC would be obligated for years to the SBA, not only to employment numbers,but  also to hiring particular sexual minorities along these new mandated discrimination boundaries.

Alex Newman  explains more in his article here:

https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/35464-amid-covid-19-deep-state-moves-in-for-the-kill-against-churches

MACARTHUR AND HIS CHURCHES APPROVED PPP MILLIONS

MacArthur revealed his church WAS “SENT” the PPP funds. How did this happen? He denied receiving it but who applied for it?

If MacArthur and GCC returned the PPP money for some concerns realized after the fact- why would he not then sound and alarm and warn other churches to refuse or return it?

Instead MacArthur chooses to grandstand by defying state closure orders and playing his GCC  confused PPP facts close to the vest.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/california-pastor-coronavirus-church-newsom-order?

Fox News Interview :

“California Gov. Gavin Newsom is overstepping his executive privileges with “draconian” restrictions by shutting down churches and telling believers they cannot worship during the coronavirus pandemic, a prominent pastor told “Fox News @ Night” Monday.”

“Pastor John MacArther says he has been warned he could face fines or arrest for defying Newsom’s July orders by hosting indoor services at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles County, which he says is not warranted by the reality of COVID-19.”

REALITY CHECK

MacArthur has draw criticism through the years for his peculiar form of Pietism and non political engagement. Recent flip flops represented in particular by his CURRENT defiance of California law have been discussed at length on Christian radio and television media of WVW.

 

“John MacArthur has spent over 20 years writing books, articles and delivering sermons that included hurling insults at conservative American patriots for what he denounced as their Christian activism. In fact, MacArthur has declared in his book, Why Government Can’t Save You, that America’s Founding Fathers sinned and violated New Testament principles when they founded America. MacArthur has written that no matter how cruel or unjust Christians must submit to governing authorities because they are ordained of God and thus to disobey them is to disobey God. MacArthur uses a twisted interpretation of Romans 13 and 2 Peter to come to this conclusion. In July of 2020, without any apology to Christian patriots to whom he hurled insults and names, and without any public retraction of his years of written and spoken propaganda and disinformation, MacArthur now practices the very thing he once condemned. Dr. Andy Woods is a seminary president, pastor and trained attorney. He joins Brannon to discuss the troubling contradictions in MacArthur’s public ministry is marked by years of bad theology and flip flops that should have any thinking Christian questioning the discernment of John MacArthur.”

 

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE VALLEY PPP

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GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE VALLEY
Loan Amount
$1-2 million
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Sun Valley, CA
Business Type
Corporation
Jobs Retained
264
Lender
MUFG Union Bank, National Association
Grace Community Church of the Valley -Duns and Bradstreet listing :

Grace Community Church Of The Valley

Grace Book Shack
13248 Roscoe Blvd
Sun ValleyCA91352-3798  United States
Company Type: Corporation Parent
MACARTHUR CHURCH WEBSITE

Grace Community ChurchJohn MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher

LOCATION

Grace Community Church
13248 Roscoe Blvd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352

GCC ANNOUNCEMENTS

MacArthur video to GCC  members on July 31st 2020 .

In the video at minute 3 MacArthur says  that the government sent us (GCC) money but we sent it back”. Yet the funding must be APPLIED FOR  and the SBA is not simply”sending it out”. According to MacArthur in the late July video neither GCC nor GTY have received the government funding yet the  bank through which the funding came and the date the application was approved are included in the report of the PPP funding.

Here is the full transcript of the confusing account by MacArthur and the PPP funds sent to GCC.

““I’ve been hearing around that Grace received money from the federal government in this recent display of government generosity which sent money to a lot of businesses and a lot of places. The truth of the matter is that they did send us money. We did not receive that money, we sent it back. So we have received no money at all from the government, and you need to know that because people are talking about that and it’s not accurate.””

What happened is, I think the government put a lot of folks on their list that money was going to go to and never bothered to change the list, but we did not receive a dime from the federal government, and neither did Grace to You, for that matter.”

MACARTHUR  MISCHARACTERIZED  THE PURPOSE AND THE PROCESS.

THE COVID PPP FUNDING IS NOT “GOVERNMENT GENEROSITY” ON DISPLAY BUT IS PART OF AN SBA PROGRAM FOR LOANS ,WHICH, IF FOLLOWED TO DETAILED COMPLIANCE, CAN BE CONVERTED TO GRANTS.

 

THE PPP FUNDING IS TO AID BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC TO RETAIN EMPLOYEES .

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE VALLEY
Loan Amount
$1-2 million
MUFG Union Bank, National Association
Date Approved
June 17, 2020

 

GCC VIDEO DETAILS BELOW:

 

SBA DETAILS ON PPP CAN BE FOUND HERE :

MANY REFORMED SEMINARIES HAVE TAKEN MILLIONS IN PPP

According one of  the same websites  which tracked the PPP funding that went to MacArthurs GCC , many reformed seminaries like Reformed Theological Seminary,          (Jackson MS) Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary , Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and John Pipers Bethlehem Seminary have taken millions of dollars each in Cares Act PPP funds.

https://projects.propublica.org/coronavirus/bailouts/search?q=Masters+University+and+Seminary+

MASTERS UNIVERSITY AND SEMINARY AND COVID -19 AND PPP

It is not yet known if John MacArthur’s The Master’s University  and Seminary (TMUS) have received PPP funds. Or if any other GCC led entities have taken the PPP dollars.

TMUS does have an extensive Covid -19 response plan in place as students are scheduled to return in late August at the same time GCC is defying state orders.

MACARTHUR PROMOTES SUBMISSION WHILE HE COUNSELS REBELLION

HE PREACHES FAITH IN CHRIST WHILE  GCC WAS SENT GOVERNMENT MILLIONS FOR BAIL OUT?

HOW WAS THE PPP FUNDING SENT IF IT WAS NOT APPLIED FOR? IF IT WAS, THEN WHO APPLIED FOR IT ? HAS THE GCC COVID BAILOUT FUNDING ACTUALLY BEEN RETURNED OR IS THERE CONFUSION AS TO ITS CURRENT STATUS? THE FACTS, IN THE END, ARE STILL UNCLEAR.

 

IF MACARTHUR WISHES TO HELP THE BODY OF CHRIST PERHAPS HE CAN OFFER FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON HOW/ WHY THE PPP FUNDS WERE SENT AND PROOF THAT GCC HAS RETURNED THEM. THEN SOUND THE ALARM ON WHY OTHER CHURCHES SHOULD DO THE SAME.

MATTHEW 23

23: 1  Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’ But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. 10 And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. 11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

 

 

LAYING SIEGE TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

The war against conservative values moves from Christian college campuses, to private K-12 schools. Is homeschooling next?

AFTER THE SOCIAL JUSTICE WOKE CULTURE HAS ALL BUT DESTROYED
SEMINARIES AND TWO MAJOR CONSERVATIVE DENOMINATIONS, BAPTIST
EDUCATORS TAKE AIM AT INFILTRATING CHRISTIAN EDUCATION WITH NEW
IACE  CHRISTIAN ED. UMBRELLA.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                     7/31/2020

In 2019, David Dockery ,a highly respected Reformed Southern Baptist scholar, moved to the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary campus of ousted conservative resurgence leader Paige Patterson. In the latest dispatches from the campus we find out that Dockery will launch an “alliance” for Christian education that holds grim tidings for the future of Christians schools.
You may recall that in 2018, various belligerent camps in the Southern Baptist Convention allied with the Washington Post and social media mobs to smear the previous president, Paige Patterson, as a misogynist. Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president and ERLC fellow. Karen Swallow Prior both joined in on the action, with Prior amassing a small army of Baptist women petitioning the trustees to take action against Patterson.
Two years have passed since that upheaval, and now we see the poisonous fruit of Karen
Swallow Prior’s #MeToo campaign. Judging from subsequent events, the campaign turns out not to have had much to do with social justice after all. In February 2019, Adam Greenway came to Fort Worth to replace Patterson as president. After firing dozens of faculty, claiming a budget crisis (which his administration blamed on Patterson), Greenway then hired a number of new faculty, many from Albert Mohler’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (not coincidentally, the last place Greenway had worked).
In addition, Greenway hired David Dockery. And now that Dockery has had almost a year on campus to situate himself, the reason for his hiring has become much clearer. Dockery is launching a Christian education enterprise to be based on Southwestern’s campus, which will dole out prizes to the very people who led the #MeToo charge against Patterson and paved the way for Dockery’s patron, Greenway, to assume the presidency at the seminary. Russell Moore and Karen Swallow Prior will both be “fellows” of this new institute. Payback?
One can’t help but bring to mind Romans 1:30 ” slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil…” Once given over to their own distorted thoughts, people who replace the truth with falsehoods never stop plotting and scheming.

The fact that the new leaders of SWBTS were long-time employees and operatives of SBTS President Albert Mohler should prompt some concern. SBTS is at the core of controversial teachings which have given rise to Woke/Social  Justice/ Revoice  movements in supposedly conservative churches. Respected Scholars like Dockery and Mohler seem to move seamlessly between their advocacy for Biblical inerrancy and politically popular and trendy things like wokeness and Social Justice.

The Reformer

 

IVORY TOWER SYNDROME

Perhaps it is a type of academic ” IVORY TOWER SYNDROME” that allows such men to espouse one thing theologically while doing the exact opposite with their influential voices and organizations in Christian education. Perhaps voicing support of Biblical inerrancy is not the same as understanding the necessity of simple obedience to all that the Word of God commands. It appears fair to say that “a DOUBLE MINDED SCHOLAR is unstable in all his ways.”

International Alliance for Christian Education to launch in January 2020

Dockery has launched a new institute called the International Alliance for Christian Education. Its plans were announced in a November 2019 press release you can read below:

https://iace.education/news/iace-to-launch-january-2020

“The IACE’s work will cross several boundaries within Christian education, connecting primary and secondary schools, gap year programs, Bible colleges, Christian liberal arts colleges and comprehensive universities, as well as seminaries and educationally focused parachurch organizations. Campus enrollments within the IACE membership range from 250 to more than 10,000 students.”

“Representatives from each one of those sectors are present with us in this room today and they are all committed to the shared work of this alliance,” Dockery said. “As far as I know, this has not taken place before at this scale.” With that in mind, IACE Board of Reference member Robert C. Andringa said he sees the alliance “filled with audacious hope.”

https://iace.education/news/iace-to-launch-january-2020

“The International Alliance for Christian Education (IACE) is a global education network encompassing a variety of educational institutions and organizations in the evangelical tradition. The emergence and vital kingdom importance of Christian education as a global phenomenon calls for Christian educators in every global region and at all educational levels to affirm and unite around their mutual commitments to Christ-centeredness and confessional solidarity.”

https://iace.education/blog/what-is-iace
The main basis for concern with this new organization is two fold:

1st -Many of those in IACE leadership are also part of The Gospel Coalition -the epicenter for serious controversies among Conservative Christians in the last three years.

2nd- IACE is seeking to be a massive umbrella organization for Christian Education and has already pulled many respected organizations into its sphere of influence.

SOME BACKGROUND ON THE GOSPEL COALITION AND CHRISTIAN
EDUCATION
For three years now The Social Justice and Woke movement in conservative evangelical circles has been raising concerns about our seminaries. In two 2016 researched articles titled “Is This The Evangelical Deep State” this writer exposed the origins of much of the coordinated push for social justice-driven economics teaching with organizations like The Gospel Coalition (TGC), curriculum provided by Catholic-led Acton Institute, and funding from Kern Family Foundation ( KFF). As revealed in the book “The New Evangelical Social Engagement” this partnership had spread to over 13 seminaries and an admitted half a dozen Christian colleges and universities. Now those numbers are much higher and growing. Also, through the newly formed IACE, it is about to spread throughout Christian education at every level.

NOTE: IN AN EMAIL EXCHANGE AN IACE LEADER CONFIRMED THAT KERN
FAMILY FOUNDATION IS ONE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE GRANTS IACE
LEADERS HOPE WILL PROVE A GOOD “FIT FOR KERN FUNDING”.

TGC is the main vehicle through which these influences have been solidified in the seminaries of several conservative Presbyterian denominations and the Southern Baptist Convention.

The New Evangelical Social Engagement


Kern Family Foundation, which provides the funding discussed in the book linked above,
oversees its grant implementation through the Oikonomia (meaning Stewardship) Network. This is on the same campus as TGC’s home base, TIU, from which the new IACE president David Dockery has recently retired as (undergraduate programs) president. Oikonomia partners, or grant-recipient schools are listed and discussed here:

Our Partner Schools

Other partnering  organizations are listed here which include major IACE partner The  Colson Center.

Other Partners


Other Partners

“In addition to our partner schools, the Oikonomia Network has partnerships with indivdual faculty, as well as affiliate and global partners.”

“Individual Faculty Partners”

“Individual faculty partners are evangelical theological educators who demonstrate commitment to the ON mission in their teaching, research and other activities. For more details, see here.

 

Affiliate Partners

“Affiliate partners of the ON are Christian organizations operating primarily in North America that are missionally aligned with the ON and in a mutually serving relationship with us.”

“Our affiliate partners are:
o Consortium of Christian Study Centers
 Colson Center for Christian Worldview
 Made to Flourish
 Ron Blue Institute
 Sevensided Consulting
 Theology of Work Project (also a global partner)

OIKONOMIA AND RACIAL JUSTICE INTHE TIME OF BLM
Oikonomia has taken a staunch racial justice stand during the recent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Examples of recent articles can be seen here:
https://oikonomianetwork.org/?s=social+justice+

These evangelical institution partnerships and the efforts and forces behind it have decidedly political impacts and focuses as well.

https://www.worldviewweekend.com/news/article/justice-voters-kern-and-acton-work-drive-evangelical-voters-left

KFF has funded Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Intersect Project as well as the third way political engagement book of former SEBTS provost Bruce Ashford ,who as we shall see, is a supporter and speaker for IACE events.
https://www.sebts.edu/newsandevents/headlines/2013/12/TheKernFamilyFoundationGrantsSignificantFundingtoSEBTS.aspx

http://intersectproject.org/news/intersect-conference-helps-church-leaders-link-faith-culture/

“Intersect is a partnership between the Kern Family Foundation and SEBTS that seeks to educate people to engage the intersection of faith, culture, work and economics so that they can equip others and be empowered to glorify God. The Intersect Conference connects pastors and leaders to work together to bring faith to bear on all areas of culture, work and economics.”
IACE HOST INSTITUTION -SWBTS  RACIAL PURGE OF 2019
MEANWHILE SWBTS WHERE IACE IS BEING HOUSED PURGED VIRTUALLY ALL OF
ITS MINORITY PROFESSORS.

SWBTS began its wayward mission and trajectory after the seeds of the KFF and Oikonomia Network funding had been established on campus there. This was several years before “purges “began at SWBTS.

Over an 18-month period after Albert Mohlers SBTS team took over at SWBTS. Virtually all conservative minority staff and faculty were fired. Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez was among those targeted for intimidation and threats but survived the first wave of purges (in April 2019).

But Dr. Lopez was still in a perilous place among the new "conservative" leadership at SWBTS. His firing was swift and brutal once he stood his ground for academic faithfulness. By the summer of 2020, the web pages of Southwestern showed that Rudy Gonzalez, Leo Day, Steven Ortiz, Robert Lopez, and Gerard Alfaro had all disappeared from the faculty listing, representing cadre of highly qualified Black and Latino faculty put in place under Paige Patterson. Daniel Sanchez appears to be listed as an emeritus faculty. Many white males from Southern were hired as these Black and Latino faculty were being purged; they were enough to show that Greenway fired minorities and replaced them with white men, even in the midst of a national upheaval over racism.

The Purge: SWBTS Insider tells all

A LOOK AT SOME OF IACE LEADERS AND FELLOWS
Let’s look back at recent history. Karen Swallow Prior was a full partner in the efforts to oust Paige Patterson and clear the way for the Mohler team and the establishment of IACE at SWBTS.
The “Purge’s” first casualty at SWBTS was "Conservative Resurgence" leader and seminary president Paige Patterson in a wave of  #MeToo attacks organized in a way similar to the strategies used to take out conservative US Senate candidate Roy Moore. Forces now deep within the IACE leadership, using voices like Karen Swallow Prior and Albert Mohler, pushed for Patterson’s removal from SWBTS leadership.

Prior’s role with the Patterson attacks can be seen in CT story below:

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/may/paige-patterson-swbts-letter-southern- baptist-women-sbc.html

“As Kate Shellnut describes it,”The letter comes from scores of Southern Baptist women, including leaders such as: Karen Swallow Prior, a Liberty University professor and research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Convention; Lauren Chandler, an author, worship singer, and wife of The Village Church pastor Matt Chandler; Jennifer Lyell, a vice president at SBC-affiliated B & H Publishing Group…”

(Chandler’s Village Church has since ,in 2019,  had major sexual scandal a cover up of it’s own along with a lawsuit being field against the church and its leaders )

Prior recently took a position at TGC-affiliated Kern-funded SEBTS and is among the IACE
Fellows. So after helping purge Paige Patterson, she has landed an influential place in the IACE Fellows. To say Prior is a controversial figure in Southern Baptist circles is putting it mildly as her often edgy and pro-LGBTQ inclusion public posturing have ended in calls for her to be removed from SBC leadership as an ERLC Fellow.
Recently Prior endorsed the controversial Revoice movement for LGBT+ thriving in the church from the moment of its 2018 launch. Her boss at ERLC, Russell Moore, who is also an IACE Fellow deflected and denied any knowledge of the Revoice controversy in the 2018 SBC annual meetings in Dallas. During a question & answer session, Moore was asked about Prior’s endorsement of Revoice but he responded by talking about Prior’s injuries from a bus accident.

Albert Mohler

SBTS President, Albert Mohler, is among the IACE Fellows. He is a TGC leader. He has
accepted Kern/Acton curriculum in his Common Weal Project on the SBTS campus since 2014. Mohler also educated and employed the founder of the LGBT+ Revoice (Nathan Collins) and has remained at the epicenter of the Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality /Resolution 9 controversies in the SBC. He educated and employed several of the activist SBTS professors who turned a 2019 resolution submitted to the SBC, condemning CTR and intersectionality, into an affirmation of the Cultural Marxist tools of the trade as "useful to the Gospel.”

Russell Moore

IACE Fellow Russell Moore is one of the most celebrated disciples of Albert Mohler. Moore’s time as head of the ERLC has been fraught with controversy as he openly associated with the Obama administration while leading attacks on then candidate Trump. Moore is a long time Mississippi Democrat whose political ambitions now manifest in his ERLC leadership role.
Moore took on Karen Swallow Prior as an ERLC Fellow and defended her in the Revoice
controversy while denying any knowledge of it. Moore is the object of a current investigation by the Executive Committee of the SBC which is the second time his political positions have impacted SBC giving and put him under scrutiny. Moore’s recent ERLC political engagement document calling for civility was drafted by a Georgetown professor using research from a New Age think tank. Moore has been working openly with Soros-funded, pro-Islamic immigration reform advocacy with Obama Foundation spokesperson and TGC contributor Michael Ware in recurrent Trinity Forum events over the last 3-4 years. Moore works with the radicals from the Paul Singer-backed “& Campaign”, and the NAE/CCCU partners. Together they advocate for Islamic religious freedoms and LGBTQ compromise through their program called Fairness For All.

Moore’s political challenges and fringe activities will one day likely be the cause of his removal at the ERLC. But because of the free hand that was given to him since 2013, most of the damage is already done in setting the Baptist political ideals of the next generation of pastors. ERLC messaging coordination during the Moore administration has come straight from the Acton/ Kern/TGC inner circle with ERLC employment of Acton and TGC long-time editor Joe Carter.

D A Carson

D.A. Carson is the co-founder of TGC and in the IACE leadership. Carson is also at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School ( TEDS )where IACE President Dockery led the undergraduate TIU. Carson has played a major role in shaping the mission and reach of TGC into major seminaries. The heavy media presence of TGC using editors from deep within the Acton /Kern machine, and the once massive TGC conference events have made way for the TGC influence to reshape pulpits and Christian higher education and even church curriculum globally. Carson was also instrumental in commissioning and editing a whitepaper for TGC straight from the heart of the American Psychological Associations for use as the Gold Standard on LGBTQ in both TGC and the “Christ on Campus Initiative.”  The latter has heavily impacted Intervarsity/ CRU/ RUF and other campus-based ministries. Carson has enjoyed widespread, unquestioned influence among Reformed Christians churches and institutions with his TGC co-founder Tim Keller. Only in recent years has the fruit of their work been brought under scrutiny with the sweeping damage of critical theories and social justice within once conservative denominations. One long time industry partner of Carson privately described him last year as a "committed Canadian socialist”.

IACE TAKES ON THE FINAL FRONTIER -DOWN THE LADDER OF CHRISTIAN
EDUCATION

“A new Christian education network is poised to serve on a global scale. This new network, with nearly 60 charter members, is the International Alliance for Christian Education (IACE), and it will encompass a variety of educational institutions and organizations in the evangelical tradition.”

“We believe that the emergence and vital kingdom importance of Christian education as a global phenomenon calls for Christian educators in every global region and at all educational levels to affirm and unite around their mutual commitments to Christ-centeredness and confessional solidarity. Functioning as a network more so than an organization, IACE will seek to create collaborative partnerships and alliances to help connect all sectors of Christian education in a comprehensive manner in order to encourage people to work in a cooperative manner to address common challenges shared by all sectors.”
“As IACE Board Chair Ralph Enlow has so aptly stated, “IACE will seek to unify, synergize, and strengthen collective conviction around biblical orthodoxy and orthopraxy, cultural witness, scholarship, professional excellence, and resourcing of Christian education at all levels.” IACE will seek to provide enablement, connections, and collaborative opportunities for the various aspects of Christian education from early education through doctoral programs. Representatives from primary and secondary schools, gap year programs, Bible colleges, Christian comprehensive universities, divinity schools, and seminaries, in addition to organizations committed to intellectual discipleship and the support of Christian educational entities can be found among the charter members.”
“Those involved with IACE certainly recognize the existence of outstanding educational associations that already specialize in various areas of Christian education. The work of IACE is not intended to compete with or supplant such organizations. IACE will seek to be a network that represents all sectors of Christian education globally, complementing and partnering with existing organizations whenever possible. At the same time, IACE will be more focused than some other Christian education networks in light of the exclusive confessional composition of its institutions and partners.”

IACE LAUDS IT’S STATED “VALUES”

“CHRIST-CENTERED CONVICTIONS”

“COLLABORATIVE AND COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIPS”
“IACE will seek to create collaborative partnerships and network alliances to help connect all sectors of Christian education in a comprehensive manner in order to encourage people to work cooperatively to address common challenges shared by all sectors.”
“CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT AND RENEWAL”
“COMMUNICATION, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES”
IACE AREAS OF REACH IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Next Generation Leadership Development

“IACE will pursue an active role in seeing that tomorrow’s leaders develop strong skills that serves educational, ecclesial and missional entities. Next-Generation Leadership Development through the IACE will address the complex challenges of a secularized, pluralized, and privatized 21st century world. The IACE will develop collaborative and kingdom-focused leadership for the benefit of a variety of entities, including:”
 Seminaries
 Colleges and Universities
 Educationally focused Parachurch Organizations
 Gap Year Programs
 EE-12 (Early Education through Grade 12) schools and programs
https://iace.education/next-generation-leadership-development

CHARTER MEMBER SCHOOLS
https://iace.education/charter-members
FIFTY NINE SCHOOLS AND 7 ORGANIZATIONS

Including:
ERLC /COLSON CENTER / ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
AND ACSI – ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL

Existing and long respected Christian Educational organizations have already joined
IACE. One example is ACSI :
Association of Christian Schools International
ACSI has already joined IACE partner The Colson Center in a recent project and is promoting the book “MINDSHIFT”;.   ACSI published the book entitled by MINDSHIFT edited by Lynn Swanner  which has several mentions of Social Justice terms and concepts.

https://iace.education/leadership

IACE LEADERSHIP IS A WHO’S WHO OF TGC INFLUENCED PEOPLE.

IACE PRESIDENT AND HIS HISTORY WITH THE TGC/OIKONOMIA NETWORK
WOKE CROWD.

David S. Dockery, IACE President, Theologian-in-Residence, Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary
https://catalog.tiu.edu/previous-catalogs/2017-2018/university/leadership-team/
Pres TIU Undergrad at TEDS
“David S. Dockery, PhD President”
Docker edited this book for Kern Family Foundation-Oikonomia Network boss Greg Foster whose offices are on the TEDS campus.
“Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition: Economics
A Student’s Guide”
By: Greg Forster (Author), David S. Dockery (Editor)
Publisher: Crossway
Category: Theology
About the Author:
“Greg Forster (PhD, Yale University) serves as the director of the Oikonomia Network at the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University. He is a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the editor of the blog Hang Together, and a frequent conference speaker.”

MORE

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Economics/Greg-Forster/9781433539237

Economics : A Student’s Guide
by Greg Forster and David S. Dockery

 

Greg Forster of OIKONOMIA NETWORK

– Present Program
Director Kern Family Foundation, August 2008 – August 2015″

DOCKERY AND KERN FAMILY FOUNDATION
https://www.intrust.org/Webinars/A-five-year-BA-MDiv
A five-year B.A./M.Div?
How 19 schools are rethinking pastoral preparation.

“Greg Forster, Yale University, June 2002 Fields: Political philosophy, contemporary theory, American government Honors: With Distinction (awarded to approx. one-eighth of doctorates)B.A. in political and social thought, and in rhetoric and communications
studies, University o f Virginia, May 1995 Honors: Highest Distinction (summa cum laude); Phi Beta Kappa Positions Director of the Oikonomia Network, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Faith and Culture Trinity International University, September 2015”

Recorded on: November 2, 2016
“Join Presenters Josh Good, David Dockery, John Mark Yeats, and Mark Belokonny for a discussion of the Kern Family Foundation’s five-year pastoral degree program, underway on 19 seminary/undergraduate campuses. Each speaker will highlight opportunities and challenges associated with this entrepreneurial program, including its impact for future pastors and potential program benefits for your school. Participation in this webinar is free of charge.”

EXAMPLE OF MBA OVERHAUL IN $500,000 GRANT TO SBC/ TGC AFFILIATE
MIDWESTERN
http://www.bpnews.net/44077/500000-grant-launches-mbts-bamdiv-degree
DOCUMENTING IACE LEADERSHIP

IACE SENIOR FELLOWS

Bill Brown, Senior Fellow of Worldview and Culture, Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and former President at Cedarville University and Bryan College
D. A. Carson, Ambassador-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition and Distinguished Professor of New Testament Emeritus, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Graham Cole, Dean and Vice President for Education, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Timothy George, Research Professor of Divinity and former Dean, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

Thomas Kidd, James Vardaman Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University

Albert Mohler, President and Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary

Russell Moore, President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
Michael Oh, Executive Director/CEO, Lausanne Movement

Karen Swallow Prior, Professor of English, Southeastern College/Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary

John Stonestreet, President, Colson Center for Christian Worldview Board of reference/advisory council

O.S. Hawkins, President, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas, Texas

Thom Rainer, President, Church Answers and past President, LifeWay Christian Resources
Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
John White III, President, Impact 360 Institute and Lifeshape Foundation
Luder Whitlock, President Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary and Past President,
Trinity Forum
Sandy Wilson, Pastor Emeritus, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee
IACE INAUGURAL EVENT SPONSORS

Sponsors for the IACE meeting included Guidestone Financial Resources, Impact 360 Institute, Christian Education Group, Anedot, B & H Publishing, Crossway, Nxt.pg.com, and Seeds Global Innovation Labs.”
INAUGURAL SPEAKER
BRUCE ASHFORD SEBTS
https://iace.education/blog/renewal-in-christian-higher-education-transpherical-transdisciplinary- transnational Renewal in Christian Higher Education: Transpherical, Transdisciplinary,  Transnational.
Bruce R. Ashford, Jr.
1. “The approach of Christian educators must be transcultural, or, “trans-spherical.”
The essential point I want to make is that the comprehensive nature of secularization must be met with an equally comprehensive response.”

“We must not neglect or minimize the significance of any single sphere of culture.
What do I mean by “sphere”?
 I am drawing upon the great Dutch theologian, educator and political leader, Abraham
Kuyper.
 Different “kinds” of culture
 Center and circumference
o Religion (direction of heart)
o State (justice)
o Art (aesthetics)
o Marriage/family (procreation)
o Church (disciple members / witness to world)

“Sphere sovereignty serves as a sort of divinely-ordained system of “checks and balances”:
 Not at political level (by dispersing gov’t power)
 But at the ontological level (by dispersing cultural power).
A decade from now, I think we will all look back and see the significance of this organization and the prophetic foresight and leadership exercised by David Dockery and others.”
Bruce Ashford, Provost, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ashford SPOKE at inaugural meeting.

“Bruce Ashford, provost at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, addressed cultural, intercultural and international engagement in the final session.”
“Ashford called on the IACE to pursue opportunities to advance a gospel message worldwide that are unique to colleges and universities.” “We should have a humble optimism,” Ashford said. “Jesus lived in the middle of a pagan empire and was able to speak the truth to power. He did so with a humble confidence. “We can be confident too because Christ will return.” Ashford quoted recent estimates that indicate 700 million Christians will reside in Africa by 2025, with 650 million Christians in South America in the same time frame. He suggested many Christians in the global South and East have strong commitments to the authority of Scripture, and the IACE can build on that emerging international foundation.
“The global east and south believe the Bible,” Ashford said.

 

KERN FUNDS AT SEBTS

https://www.sebts.edu/newsandevents/headlines/2013/12/TheKernFamilyFoundationGrantsSignificantFundingtoSEBTS.aspx
SEBTS INTERSECT PROJECT& KERN FUNDING  WENT INTO HIDING ONCE
EXPOSED:
https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/05/15/why-is-kern-the-lead-evangelical-vocation-social-justice-funder-going-into-hiding-at-sebts/

SEBTS ASHFORD’S  ACADEMIC OBSESSION :
Bruce Ashford’s academic focus is on a homosexual atheist who writes on language.
https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/08/18/sebts-provost-erlc-fellow-kern-social-justice-leader-endorses-revoice-founder-promotes-bisexual-atheist-philosopher/

EGALITARIAN ?

IS IACE EGALITARIAN?
Many women-led organizations are members and are leading parts of the inaugural event.

Karen Swallow Prior, Professor of English, Southeastern College/Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary.
Carla Sanderson, Provost, Chamberlain College of Nursing and Provost Emeritus, Union
University.

Yoon Hee Kim, President, Torch Trinity Graduate University, Seoul, South Korea.

Jennifer Marshall Patterson, Director, Institute for Theology and Public Life, Reformed
Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.

Barbara McMillin (Secretary), President, Blue Mountain College.

IACE TIES TO THE DEEPLY COMPROMISED CCCU.
The CCCU is already one of the most adrift organizations in Christian education as they have embraced the Paul Singer-funded and Mormon-led Fariness for All movement compromising religious freedoms with LGBTQ “rights” and the current CCCU head is working with Neighborly Faith,” a Christian – Muslim dialog on Christian  campuses  exposing Christians to Islamic propaganda dialog which is in fact promoting the “rights” of Islamic expansion in the West.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/06/20/baptist-must-fire-russell-moore-or-be-bought-by-paul- singer-partners/

Robert C. Andringa, President Emeritus, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.”Having our various Christian education sectors linked together through IACE as an ongoing network holds promise for making our united movement and each sector much more effective as we collectively or individually face challenges.”
Paul R. Corts, Former President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Palm
Beach Atlantic University, and Wingate University. A decade from now, I think we will all look back and see the significance of this organization and the prophetic foresight and leadership exercised by David Dockery and others.”

IACE PARTNER , KERN FUNDED COLSON CENTER

COLSON CENTER / KERN /ACTON

IACE FUNDING THUS FAR
“Funding: IACE members pay an annual membership fee for the services provided, which in turn help to fund the work of the alliance.”
“In addition, start-up gifts and annual donations are helping to launch the initiative. Additional funding stems from the gifts and grants of friends, donors, churches, and other partners.”

WHAT KIND OF REACH WILL IACE HAVE IF ALLOWED TO INFECT ALL
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION?
THIS MOVEMENTS’ CENTRALIZED POWERS WILL IMPACT CHRISTIAN
EDUCATION, PASTORAL TRAINING, MISSIONARY DEVELOPMENT , CURRICULUM
AND DISCIPLESHIP IN OUR INSTITUTIONS AND OUR CHURCHES.

TRULY CONSERVATIVE ACADEMICS ARE IN TROUBLE – WHERE WILL ANY OF
THOSE UNWILLING TO COMPROMISE DEEPLY HELD BIBLICAL CONVICTIONS
FIND JOBS ONCE THESE LIBERAL FORCES PREVAIL?

CONCLUSION
No area of Christian solidarity with Biblical fidelity and true conservative conviction is more important than Christian education. On its altars, like the promised seed of Abraham, lay our own children, our future pastors and missionaries and Christian leaders. Our own heritage and posterity are at stake as is Western Christian culture and the celebration and defense of our Constitution, freedoms, independence, prosperity and our faith. Those who have already seriously endangered and infected our Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries now seek to own Christian education as well and by owning it- they will be allowed to own us and our children and their futures.

TIM KELLER JOINS LEFTIST & CAMPAIGN

AFTER HELPING DESTROY HIS PCA DENOMINATION, TIM KELLER SHOWS HIS POLITICAL COLORS BY JOINING DEMOCRATIC PARTY, OBAMA FOUNDATION, AND BILLIONAIRE PAUL SINGER BACKED & CAMPAIGN “ELDER BOARD”.

By Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                            7/23/2020

For years those who followed Tim Keller closely have been warning about his true left ward political and social justice leanings. Now even the most skeptical fan of  Christianity’s ” great thinker” can see where he stands and what values drive the man behind the theological mask. Keller’s influential organization The Gospel Coalition, co-founded with D A Carson, is a theologically emergent, politically left of center, social justice (false) gospel movement. Keller’s work with Bio-Logos seeks to combine EVOLUTION  and CREATION. It is funded by the Templeton Foundation which promotes the same goals and seeks to endorse and fund  “religion that adheres to no sacred text”, Bio-Logos shows Keller’s deep theological confusion yet no fact to date has confirmed the reality of his broader self contradiction more than his recent surfacing as an “ELDER” for the & Campaign.

WHAT WILL BE TIM KELLER’S LASTING LEGACY ? 

Is Tim Keller “the MOST influential Christian of our time”? These thoughts began to be discussed just behind the headlines when Keller announced last moth that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Please pray for Tim Keller and his family and for the many people under his influence in seminaries, pulpits, Christian media and curriculum today. In the sobering reminder of serious illness anyone would begin thinking about their legacy. Those in Christian ministry in particular, should think about not only legacy but the judgement seat where “every man ( & woman) works will be tried and put to the fire of God’s gaze. Tim Keller, like all of us, must think of his life in light of eternity.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/june/tim-keller-pancreatic-cancer-prayer-chemo-redeemer-nyc.html

If you have been hearing Keller called the “new John Stott” or the “new C S Lewis” or “America’s greatest Christian thinker” then you likely consume far too much unfiltered Christian media. While Keller is a member and teaching elder in the conservative  PCA , his political views and those of The Gospel Coalition he co-founded with D A Carson in 2006 betray a far more left leaning man. So whose report will you believe as the legacy of Tim Keller is defined ?

According to a 2018 episode of the ABC program “UNCOMFORTABLE “,  one of Keller’s TGC leader’s Colin Hansen revealed that the reason that TGC was founded was to counter the bad political choices of evangelicals like the 2016 election of President Donald Trump. Now we also see that Tim Keller has joined the & Campaign which will be discussed in detail further in this article. & Campaign political objectives focus heavily on preventing the re-election of President Trump in 2020.

ABC AND TGC:

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/evangelical-leader-collin-hansen-believes-live-culture-full/story?id=53370130

Evangelical leader Collin Hansen believes we live in ‘a culture full of fear and loathing’

Collin Hansen appears on a new installment of “Uncomfortable.”

Note again that now  Tim Keller himself has joined the & Campaign a decidedly left run organization with USELESS EVANGELICAL leader Joel Hunter and Jim Wallis Sojourners leader Barbara Williams-Skinner .along with others ,to serve in the & Campaigns Elder Board

https://andcampaign.org/leadership

The & Campaign is led by a Democratic Party operative Justin Giboney, Obama Foundation Faith Outreach Ambassador to America’s Believer’s Michael Wear and the entire movement is partnered with the American Unity Fund of pro LGBTQ billionaire Paul Singer. & Campaign seeks to combine “Biblical Values & Social Justice” in third way compromise with conservative and liberal believers but has lacked a single truly conservative voice in its leadership.

MORE HERE ON & CAMPAIGN :

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/11/06/tgc-alliance-with-progressive-campaign-launched-at-mlk-50/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/12/17/russell-moores-friends-at-campaign-hook-up-paul-singer-with-revoice-for-lgbtq-rights/

KELLER IS NO STRANGER TO THE OBAMA POLITICAL CIRCLES

In 2012 Keller and three other evangelicals met with the newly re-elected President Obama at the White House. They promised to use their influence to bring the evangelical church toward the middle of the political “isle ” in decidedly Third Way posture. That meeting and the Third Way ideals touted as “Good Faith” are recounted in a book by Keller partners Gabe Lyons and David Kinnaman .

Home

Keller’s TGC promoted the book in 2016

Counterculture for the Common Good

THINKING CAPS ON FOR A MOMENT

Keller and TGC repeatedly use their influence to shame believers who support conservative politics and have openly opposed the campaign, election and administration of President Donald Trump. During the prior administration of Barak Obama they openly sought “common ground ” and dialog and promised to persuade evangelicals to come into the political middle. TGC even hired then Obama Faith Outreach coordinator Michael Wear to write and speak for TGC. Keller now joins Wear who  continues his work in the Obama Foundation as it’s “Ambassador the America’s Believers”. In Keller’s new role as an Elder at the & Campaign with Michael Wear.Keller continues his close relationship to the Obama political machine and the mystery money behind it.

(Note Keller and TGC ignore that the Obama White House did more to promote Muslim rights and proliferation than to protect Christians. The Obama administration promoted more anti-family- pro LGBTQ policy including the 2015 “victory ” of the SCOTUS  decisions which redefined marriage. By 2015 Obama administration had boosted Title X tax dollar funding promoting abortion from @ $35 million per year to over $530 million per year. President Trump, on the other hand, was the first US President to not only attend but to speak at the March for Life anti- abortion rally in DC. Yet still Keller and TGC are unable to find their “common ground” with the Trump administration while lavishing praise and agreement with the most bloody administration, as far as pro abortion funding, in American history. So we must ask…” How is that possible? “)

& CAMPAIGN AND BILLIONAIRE PAUL SINGER

The & Campaign is promoting the Alliance for Lasting Liberty as a full fledged partner with “The American Unity Fund”.

The Support

The main legislative action the “Alliance” is promoting is the LGBTQ rights bill called “Fairness for All”. (MORE ON KELLER AND HIS LGBTQ INFLUENCE AHEAD )

ALLIANCE PARTNERS

American Unity Fund:

“American Unity Fund (BILLIONAIRE Paul Singer’s organization ) fully endorses the Fairness for All Act. This is the right solution for such a complex problem that urgently needs to be solved. Fairness for All acknowledges that we live in a diverse society. Civil rights should be guaranteed for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or religion. Those rights can be fully protected while safeguarding religious freedom.”

AND Campaign

“All attempts to remove more traditional religious beliefs from the public square should be opposed. We, like many other Americans, affirm the historic Christian sexual ethic, and we also believe that religious freedom and LGBTQ civil rights are not necessarily in irreconcilable conflict. Faith-based charities, hospitals and colleges should not have to choose between surrendering their convictions and closing their doors. At the same time, LGBTQ people should not lose jobs and housing because of how they identify.”

Keller and & Campaign’s other Theologically mixed partners in the Alliance for Lasting Liberty :

Seventh-day Adventist Church:

“The Seventh-day Adventist Church applauds the Fairness for All Act’s balanced, principled approach for protecting both religious freedom and LGBT civil rights.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( Mormons) commends the introduction of federal legislation that seeks to preserve religious freedom and protect LGBT individuals from discrimination.”

 

ELDER BOARD FOR & CAMPAIGN

Newly revealed on the & Campaign site are the list of “Elders” offering leadership to the younger crew of political operatives of the Democratic Party and Obama Foundation along with a host of young TGC “Urban Church ” activist pastors.

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DR. TIM KELLER

LIBERAL EVANGELICAL FRINGE LEADER JOEL HUNTER

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http://joelhunter.com/bio

“A longtime bridge-builder who seeks common ground for the common good, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s challenges in a biblical and balanced manner. Cooperation and partnership are hallmarks of his ministry. Together, he believes, we can accomplish more because of our differences than we would on our own—without giving up our unique identities. “People are missing a way to benefit from differences without compromising their beliefs”, Dr. Hunter has said. “Fear and suspicion of differences limit spiritual maturity. Both spiritual and intellectual maturity grow from differences. Contrasts can be used to accomplish kingdom purposes.”

“Dr. Hunter was born and raised in Shelby, Ohio, by a mother who “taught me to always love people who were different than I was.” As a result, he became involved as a young adult in the civil rights movement at Ohio University. He came to a crisis of faith after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr”

NOTE -additional background on Joel Hunter’s counter evangelical conservative history:

“He is the author of A New Kind of Conservative (Regal 2008), Church Distributed (Distributed Press 2008) and Inner State 80: Your Journey on the High Way (Higher Life 2009). Hunter accepted the presidency of the Christian Coalition in 2006, but resigned before taking the office.”

“Hunter delivered the closing benediction on the final day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, prayed with Senator Obama on the day of the 2008 presidential election and offered a blessing for President-elect Obama at the Pre-Inaugural Worship Service at St. John’s Church on January 22, 2009. On February 5, 2009, he was appointed to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. In April 2011, he was named a member of the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations.”

Climate change activism

“Hunter was asked in February 2006 to sign the Evangelical Climate Initiative, a document recognizing global warming based on the findings of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Fellow signatories included Rick Warren, the presidents of 39 Christian colleges, and the president of the Salvation Army. In the spring of 2006, he was asked to host a TV advertisement by the group . In the summers of 2006 and 2008, Hunter was invited to symposiums on creation care at Windsor Castle. He has since been named by Grist Magazine as one of the top 15 religious leaders in creation care, along with Pope Benedict XVI and the Dalai Lama. “

President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships[edit]

“Hunter served in the inaugural year on the Advisory Council for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (2009–2010), which advised President Barack Obama on substantive policy issues including interfaith relations, strengthening the role of fathers in society, and reducing the number of abortions.”

MORE & CAMPAIGN ELDERS

BARBARA WILLIAMS -SKINNER

https://sojo.net/biography/barbara-williams-skinner

SKINNER IS MEMBER OF JIM WALLIS SOJOURNERS NETWORK

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“Trusted advisor, public policy strategist, faith and community leader, author, lecturer, educator, executive coach, and mentor, Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner has made an indelible imprint in American public policy, government, diversity, and community relations.”

“Considered one of Washington’s most influential leaders, especially in the faith community, Dr. Williams-Skinner is included in 2008’s “Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers.”

“Dr. Williams-Skinner also served on the White House Faith Counsel focusing on the issues of human trafficking. She was the first female Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, and continues to serve as an advisor to CBC Members and to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Dr. Williams-Skinner and her late husband Tom Skinner co-founded the CBCF Prayer Breakfast nearly 30 years ago. She is the mother of two adult daughters through marriage, grandmother of 11, godmother of 7, with countless mentees and protégés across the nation.”

BISHOP CLAUDE ALEXANDER,   ELDER FOR & CAMPAIGN

 

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https://biologos.org/people/bishop-claude-alexander?

BIO-LOGOS PARTNER WITH TIM KELLER AND FRANCIS COLLINS PROMOTING THE MERGER OF SCIENCE AND FAITH – BISHOP CLAUDE ALEXANDER

BioLogos provides a space where followers of Christ across the disciplines of science and religion are able to affirm their shared belief in and worship of God as the creator of all that is, and their common concern for the proper stewardship of God’s creation in a manner that appreciates the integrity of their disciplines and the authenticity of their faith communities.”

“Through its programs, the points of intersection between science and biblical faith, along with the tensions and challenges, are explored in a collegial fashion that leads all to an enhanced wonder of God and ability to communicate effectively the harmony that is found in them.”

Bishop Claude Alexander

THE CONTRADICTION OF FAITH AND SCIENCE WAS GENERATED BY ATHEIST INTEREST TO UNDERMINE THE BIBLE . BIOLOGOS EFFORTS ARE A FOOLS ERRAND AT BEST AND SEEK TO RECONCILE THESE CONTRADICTIONS BY THE SAME MEANS.

Keller and other Bio-Logos leaders fail to see their own self defeating contradictions.

If you are a biblical 6 day creationist then searching deeper into the work of Bio-Logos is a needed endeavor as it and the Templeton Foundation seek to reconcile Biblical faith with the very faux science that was  introduced to counter the Word of God .

BioLogos Public Engagement: Inviting the Church and the World to See the Harmony between Science and Biblical Faith

“Making high-quality resources of this sort available to non-academic audiences was the inspiration behind BioLogos. The organization, launched in 2007, began as a place to discuss common reader questions about the book The Language of God by Francis Collins, leader of the Human Genome Project. The site hosts a wide range of blog posts, articles, and videos which explore issues at the intersection of science and the Christian faith. Over past decade, the BioLogos website has grown to become one of the most visited resources for information about Christianity and science.”

Tim Keller thinks the business of the Church and the work of the gospel will only succeed in today’s culture if we make such an argument appealing to it with a “high apologetic”. Clearly he has mistaken reason with faith and the work of the Holy Spirit in conversion.

MORE & CAMPAIGN ELDERS CAN BE SEEN IN THE &CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP PAGE SCROLL DOWN TO THE NEWLY ADDED “ELDERS”

MORE REAL KELLER ACTIVITIES

TIM KELLER’S OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT WILL DEFINE HIS LEGACY

FAITH AND WORK

Tim Keller is at the epicenter of the “Social Justice” driven economics teachings which promote “common ground for the common good” as a means to disciple university, seminary students and church members in the central ideals of collectivism and communitarianism. The use of Austrian economics and Hayek mixed with liberal 1970s Catholic Social policy and Libertarian political policy produces both a social and political ideology built NOT on the free enterprise and capitalism espoused by the Faith and Work programs and curriculum but driven by broad globalist collectivist principles behind “human flourishing “. A thin veneer of reformed theological wrapping what Keller and others dub a “Theology of Work”..or “Vocation ” seeks to create the appearance of a Biblical basis for the Faith and Work ideologies despite it’s varied sources politically and socially.

THINKING AND FUNDING FROM OUTSIDE THE CHURCH

The Faith and Work IDEOLOGY espouses that the true value of work is found in laboring for the collective common good which produces “human flourishing”. Social Justice is a central value driving the  Faith and Work ideals which are introduced into seminary curriculum provided by Catholic think tank Acton Institute and taught to leaders and professors through the Acton University. Keller has spoken at Acton’s Annual fundraisers. Keller and Faith and Work advocates in the church work with his TGC and the Oikonmia Network to shape the economic policy and hearts and minds of young believers into ready volunteers in a “Christianized ” version of “The Great Society ” replacing the Gospel with “redeeming culture” , and community development”. The “Theological” underpinnings of which are a hodgepodge is ivy league thinking , total quality management and  politically socialist economics.

https://www.acton.org/acton-notes/volume-28-number-3/timothy-keller-keynote-actons-28th-annual-dinner

Keller has his own “Center for Faith and Work” at Redeemer Church and speaks across the globe with it and other F&W organizations as well as in the centers at various reformed Seminaries in the Kern Family Foundation funded Oikonomia Network and centers for cultural engagement established on those partner school campuses.

NYC CENTER FOR FAITH AND WORK

https://faithandwork.com/

OIKONOMIA NETWORK (BOTH IT AND KELLER’S TGC ARE LOCATED ON THE CAMPUS AT “TEDS” IN DEERFIELD ILLINOIS.)

LIST OF OIKONOMIA PARTNER SCHOOLS

Our Partner Schools

THE HISTORY OF THE SPREAD OF THESE SOCIAL JUSTICE IDEALS IN EVANGELICALISM

The history of the spread of these ideals and funding behind them can be found in the book linked below called  “The New Evangelical Social Engagement.”

The book was reviewed by Keller’s TGC and it’s Themelios journal for pastors .

The New Evangelical Social Engagement

NOTE: The book review promotes the notion that the Emergent Movement in the church made the “Social Engagement” transformation possible among a broader cross section of conservative evangelicals . Keller was in fact working at the ground level created by the Emergent Movement with many of its leaders in the 2010 “MISSION SHIFT” .(Much of its website has also been taken down)Remnants of MS ,along with it’s emergent partners, and Keller’s fellow Lausanne Movement leader Ed Stetzer can still be found here:

http://www.missionalmanifesto.net/

 

FRANKFURT SCHOOL AND TIM KELLER

Tim Keller has subscribed to many Cultural Marxist  think tank ideologies from the University of Virginia’s Institutes for Advanced Studies in Culture. The IASC website “about “page boasted it’s own roots in the Frankfurt School and Vienna Circle until these facts were exposed on multiple Christian media outlets.

https://iasculture.org/about

COMPARE THE PRESENT LINK ABOVE TO THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL ORIGINAL BELOW

https://web.archive.org/web/20170606001257/https://iasculture.org/about

“Our institutional inspiration comes from the close-knit intellectual fellowships of the past (such as the Frankfurt School and the Vienna Circle); our philosophical inspiration comes from a thoughtful re-appropriation of the theologies and classical philosophies which characteristically champion the dignity of the person, the pursuit of the just life, and the flourishing of the human community.”

Tim Keller and the Frankfurt Inspired IASC were involved in the Lausanne Movement “civility ” covenant aimed at third way compromise on issues related to cultural engagement and the LGBTQ issue ,among others, espoused in the  “Civilitas” group in January 2015. It’s website has since disappeared but can be found on internet archives.

https://web.archive.org/web/20170506051340/http://www.civilitasgroup.org/uploads/7/8/1/6/78160154/civilitas_

 

LGBTQ

BY 2011 APPEARANCE IN A VERITAS EVENT AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY KELLER COULD NO LONGER PLAINLY STATE THAT HOMOSEXUALITY WAS A SIN IN THIS SECULAR CAMPUS FORUM.

 

IT IS A PAINFUL 6 MINUTES TO WATCH.

What do Christians have against Homosexuality? Tim Keller at Veritas [8 of 11]

929,826 views
Nov 29, 2011

106K subscribers

“SUBSCRIBE
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NOTE: THIS VIDEO ALONE HAS HAD ALMOST A MILLION VIEWS. WHAT A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY KELLER MISSED TO SPEAK THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD.

KELLER AND LIVING OUT /ALLBERRY

BY 2018 TIM KELLER AND HIS WIFE KATHY WERE IN LONDON SPEAKING WITH GAY PRIEST SAM ALLBERRY (A TGC EDITOR ON LGBTQ ISSUES) AT ALLBERRYS LONDON CONFERENCE FOR LIVING OUT .
By 2018 the Living Out LGBT+ ministry of Allberry was introducing an “LGBTQ Church Inclusion Audit that included a call for,among other demands, church members to engage in hiring LGBTQ STAFF, and even sharing of their children with people who identify as LGBTQ. Kathy Keller pronounced the Church Inclusion Audit as “brilliant” and that ” we are taking this right back to our Redeemer Church”.

KELLER’S REVOICE TIES

REVOICE WAS PROMOTED BY ALLBERRY “FOR OUR US FOLLOWERS” AS THE LONDON LIVING OUT CONFERENCE WITH THE KELLER’S WAS ADVERTISED .
REVOICE LGBT+ THRIVING CONFERENCE WAS THE TURNING POINT FOR KELLER’S CIRCLES OF COMPROMISED TGC LEADERS.
MANY OF THE REVOICE PEOPLE WERE STUDENTS, ALUMNI AND SOME EVEN PROFESSORS AT TGC INFLUENCED SEMINARIES.
The Revoice controversy was symbolic of the greater struggle for biblical fidelity against the flood tide of inclusion and LGBTQ political and psychological narratives brought into the church largely  by Keller and his TGC.
The seminaries were deeply infected and Revoice promotion exposed this disturbing reality in both the PCA and the Southern Baptist leadership.
REVOICE ORIGINS WERE IN CONSERVATIVE INSTITUTIONS WHICH INCLUDED CTS AND SBTS . MOST REVOICE LEADERS WERE PROMOTED OPENLY BY KELLER’S TGC BEFORE AND SINCE THE REVOICE CONTROVERSY .

REVOICE FALLOUT IN THE PCA

Revoice caused no small stir in the PCA in 2018. One year later in the June 2019 General Assembly a “committee ” was formed to study the issues behind Revoice and human sexuality and gender to report back the following year at the G A 2020.

A PCA church Memorial Presbyterian had hosted the Revoice event in 2018 with its PCA credentialed, now self proclaimed “Gay Pastor” Greg Johnson. Johnson was given the floor at the 2019 G A and was supported by long time Tim Keller disciple and 12 year staffer for Keller ..Scott Sauls. Also note Sauls was an open endorser of Revoice from the debut of its controversial website and had traveled in 2017 with Revoice founder Nate Collins to plan the 2018 event.

Greg Johnson and the Dead Poets Society

 

REVOICE CELEBRATED PCA VICTORY

REVOICE EVEN SET UP A “HOSPITALITY SUITE AT THE 2019 PCA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CELEBRATE THEIR PROGRESS.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/06/30/pca-general-assembly-revoice-hospitality-suite/comment-page-1/

The PCA General Assembly for 2020 was cancelled by COVID-19 so the “Committee Report” was submitted in June of 2020 and the PCA denomination SPLIT  within days of the Committee Report . Tim Keller and close TGC disciple Kevin DeYoung and variety of Revoice ideological adherents to it’s APA rooted narrative on Sexual Orientation ,Gender Identity or SOGI shared in the “committee leadership ” positions.

 

Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality

“The Ad Interim Committee Report on Human Sexuality that has been prepared for the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (originally scheduled for June 2020) is now available.”

“The Ad Interim Committee studied issues assigned by the 47th General Assembly in June 2019. The Report will not be officially presented to the 48th General Assembly until its next scheduled meeting anticipated in 2021. Nevertheless, the Committee is making the Report available to the church at this originally scheduled time because members were commissioned by the Assembly to engage in this study due to pressing needs in our church and society. ”

 

TIM KELLER-HERO OF THE FAITH OR MASTER OF DISGUISE ?

What is the legacy of Tim Keller ? How will his influence in the church be recorded? Depends of who you ask and what information one bases their conclusions upon. The age of the internet has given opportunity for believers to research for themselves and for those who speak up or ask the hard questions  to be labeled as “conspiracy theorist” of “making guilt by association” . However Keller has way too many alliances and associations to avoid a reasonable conclusion of guilt in shared values of those with whom he allies. His politics and social policy do not reflect Biblical Values ,as & Campaign projects but reflect upon motives and goals honest /thinking persons cannot help but question and find disturbing ? Who is Tim Keller? Is he Friend or Foe to the church and it’s place in American culture for the future? Time will tell but, given that  his circles of influence just SPLIT HIS OWN DENOMINATION , things are not looking good for an honest assessment of Tim Keller and his legacy.

In the end , it is God who judges men’s hearts and weighs us in the balance.

Galatians 6

Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”……

 

 

BAPTIST ERLC URGES CHURCHES TO BE “CONTACT TRACERS” FOR COVID -19

AFTER OBSERVING ABUSES AND FRAUD AND POLITICAL WEAPONIZING OF COVID -19 CONTACT TRACING STILL BAPTIST ETHICS ARM URGES CHURCHES PARTICIPATE .

 

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                              7/14/ 2020

 

NYC mayor urged his newly deployed “contact tracers” NOT to report people who participated in Black Lives Matter protest. Yet de Blasio of NY joined many other Democratic Party local officials and mayors accross the nation to take very opportunity to attack the present administrations Covid-19 response leading up to the November election.

A California woman took the on line lessons to be come a contact tracer in California (the state which has banned singing in churches ) and provided documentation of the process and tactics involved in contact tracing and its quarantine mandates.

That video has since been removed by youtube .Here is a  new link with all original screen shots from the CA online courses .

 

http://www.bpnews.net/55084/erlc-encourages-church-civic-partnership-on-covid19-contact-tracing

ERLC encourages church, civic partnership on COVID-19 contact tracing

by Tom Strode, posted Monday, July 13, 2020 (23 hours ago)

WASHINGTON (BP) — “Churches should partner with government officials to fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) while receiving First Amendment protections as they cooperate, the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission said in a new statement.”

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“The ERLC issued a document July 10 that provides guidance to church and civic leaders regarding the effort to protect public health, particularly through the process known as contact tracing. In the procedure, trained workers contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 so those potentially infected individuals can isolate from others and thereby prevent the spread of the virus.”

“The ERLC’s “Statement of Principles of Church-Civic Partnership on Contact Tracing” was released as COVID-19 cases are increasing in many states after periods of decline. As of Monday (July 13), 135,400 deaths from COVID-19 and more than 3.33 million confirmed cases have been reported in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.”

ONE OF TWO AUTHORS OF THE ERLC CONTACT TRACING DOCUMENT

ERLC’S BRENT LEATHERWOOD

“Most churches and other religious bodies have returned to in-person, corporate worship after abiding by government restrictions that prevented such gatherings during the first several weeks of the pandemic. The return to in-person meetings offers the potential for exposure to people with the virus even when churches implement such measures as social distancing and the wearing of masks.”

“Contact tracing could be the next tension point between church leaders and civic leaders, but it doesn’t have to be so,” said Brent Leatherwood, a statement co-author and ERLC chief of staff. “We thought it was important to provide a framework for leaders in both spheres to consider how it could be done in a way that respects the roles and duties that church and state play in serving their communities during this crisis.”

HOW CONTACT TRACING WORKS ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA PROGRAM IN THE REMOVED VIDEO .

“Here is how California’s contact tracing training online shows it works . CT workers are trained to track and notify people via cell phone and other tracing methods. IF you have returned to work- a big if still for many and someone at work- or on the train or bus or in the diner or fast food at lunch – or at church – or an event you have been to test positive … then everyone -including your entire work force and all those other locations you and the determined infected person has been in contact with are forced into 14 day quarantine .”…..” How often can it happen? Every time a new “case ” is diagnosed . Who pays for the lost time at work? Supposedly your employer who has been unable to run the company for months and still at 1/2 or 1/4 scale – and his h/her Workman’s Comp insurance”

CONTACT TRACING – THE LATEST ERLC CHURCH GROWTH STRATEGY?

Churches are already struggling to meet and to survive . How many people would want one more possible exposure to being placed in yet another mandatory quarantine for 14 days by coming to church which has it’s own “in house tracers” and trained cyber snitches? Guess no one has really thought his one through.

REST OF THE HISTORY WITH ERLC LEATHER WOOD

Leatherwood was hired by Russell Moore to work in the ERLC after the Tennessee Republican Party booted Leatherwood for subverting conservative Republican candidates and for almost bankrupting the TN GOP.

 

https://www.nashvillepost.com/politics/tennessee-gop/article/20830780/infighting-in-both-tndp-and-tngop

“Several party members, including Wilson County Republicans, have called for the firing of Walker Ferrell, as well as party chairman Ryan Haynes and Brent Leatherwood, the state party’s executive director, arguing that they have condoned activity that undermines the work of incumbent Republicans.”

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/05/23/wilson-county-gop-calls-firing-state-party-chairman/84784598/

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/politics/wilson-county-gop-calls-for-firing-of-state-party-leader/212332494

“In the resolution, the 11-member Wilson County Republican Executive Committee called for the termination of Haynes, a Knoxvillian and former lawmaker; Brent Leatherwood, the state party’s executive director; and Walker Ferrell, the party’s political director.”

“The vote was based on the state party leaders’ decisions surrounding a political consulting firm, led by Ferrell’s wife, that was working with candidates challenging GOP incumbents in this year’s primary.”

“The move comes one month after 27 House Republicans called for Ferrell to be fired after it was revealed that his wife, Taylor Ferrell, the founder of Southland Advantage, a Hendersonville-based political consulting firm, had been working for two challengers of incumbent Republicans.”

 

“Therefore, as the Executive Committee of the Wilson County Republican Party, we immediately demand that the State Executive Committee call a special session to consider the immediate termination of Ryan Haynes as Chairman, Brent Leatherwood as Executive Director, Walker Ferrell as Political Director and to terminate all contracts with Taylor Ferrell and to issue public apologies on behalf of the Tennessee Republican Party to all Republican Incumbents affected by their actions,” the resolution states.

“We want them all fired because it destroys faith in the process,” Jeff Hartline, vice-secretary of the Wilson County Republican Party Executive Committee, said on Monday.The process he was referring to is a provision in the state GOP bylaws that prohibits the Wilson County Republican Party and similar entities throughout the state from being involved in primary elections.”

LANDING A JOB IN THE ERLC WITH DEMOCRAT RUSSELL MOORE.

ERLC Hires Leatherwood from TN GOP January 2017

http://www.bpnews.net/48233/former-tenn-gop-executive-director-joins-erlc

GIVEN LEATHERWOOD’S PAST EXPERIENCE AND WORK AT TN REPUBLICAN PARTY- ERLCS RUSSELL MOORE DECLARES “A PERFECT FIT ” FOR HIS ERLC.

“Former Tennessee GOP Executive Director Brent Leatherwood has been appointed as the new director of strategic partnerships for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.”

“in this role, Leatherwood will work to further the organization’s reach in the public square through coalition building and mobilizing, and by serving as an advisor on both state-level and national policy goals.”

“Brent Leatherwood is the perfect fit to serve as our director of strategic partnerships,” said ERLC President Russell Moore.”

 

 

 

LEATHERWOOD IS ALSO  THE ERLC EMPLOYEE WHO TOLD DALLAS POLICE TO REMOVE THIS AUTHOR FROM THE SBC ANNUAL MEETINGS IN 2018.

NOW LEATHERWOOD LOOKS TO BE THE PERFECT CHOICE TO FORM THE BAPTIST CONTACT TRACING IN HOUSE SNITCHES TO TRACK TRACE AND REPORT FELLOW BAPTIST.

How far with the SBC slide -or slump toward the police state ? To quote a wise Latin grandmother” that kind of winds bring this kind of dust” in other words hire people like Moore and Leatherwood and this is what you get. Baptist and evangelicals deserve better but don’t need to hold their breath .

 

ANOTHER BAPTIST ERLC GUY PUSHING PRO ISLAMIC DIALOG.

RUSSELL MOORE CONTINUES TO DISTURB CONSERVATIVE BAPTIST WITH HIS HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH SOROS FUNDED NIF AND HIS STAFFERS PUSHING “NEIGHBORLY (INTER)-FAITH” DIALOG.NOW THE PLOT THICKENS

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                       7/8/2020

Weary common sense conservative Christians who follow the latest jaw dropping compromise of the chief Baptist ethicist have yet ANOTHER  revelation to face. Not only is the ERLC and Russell Moore leading out in the conversation with “LGBTQ  RIGHTS” with deeply compromised organizations like the CCCU and the NAE and with Paul Singer funded & Campaign but the ERLC “multi-faith dialog with Islamic leaders is ramping up.

Moore and his recent meeting with pro LGBTQ “Fairness for All” advocates:

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/06/20/baptist-must-fire-russell-moore-or-be-bought-by-paul-singer-partners/

Moore’s ERLC pro Muslim policy leaders have taken on even broader dimensions with participation in the Wheaton College “Neighborly Faith” event pushing “Christian -Muslim dialog”.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/11/07/erlcs-daniel-darling-in-interfaith-movement-leadership/

DECONSTRUCTING RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

The ever widening circle of antithetical issues to Christian faith and Constitutional protections of it which the Russell Moore machine insist we embrace are classic deconstructionism .

Most if not all of ERLC’s  goals look to be primarily focused on some political agenda being served like participation in the Islamic Refugee Settlement -something the SBC and NAMB have positioned themselves  well to cash in on. It is even possible that the anti- Trump rhetoric of Moore and his ERLC may be more about  a love of government lucre than about a hatred of Trump. Either way the ERLC released it’s voter “civility guide” in December 2019 crafted to persuade Christians they live in a “pluralistic society” coming from a point of weakness where being too conservative might “actually hurt their cause AND the Gospel”. The Civility Guide for political engagement comes from a Georgetown Professor (himself an ERLC Fellow ) and a RABIDLY “new age ” think tank so consider the sources. Questioning how standing down is a way to stand up for Christian protections and how protecting Religious Liberty by promoting the interest of sexual rights, redefining family, and rival religious systems would be “lacking civility”. Standing firm for American standards of Constitutional freedoms -well that would be the rankest form of “nasty nationalism”. Right?

ERLC CIVILITY GUIDE FOR 2020 ELECTION CYCLE

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/12/26/erlc-mr-civility-more-anti-trump-than-christianity-todays-galli/

NOW THE PODCAST

ERLC FORMER POLICY ADVOCATE FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ON CAPITAL HILL HAS A “MULTI-FAITH PODCAST”

“A CHRISTIAN AND A MUSLIM TALK POLITICS AND RELIGION.”

https://www.crossingfaiths.com/

About the show

“Two friends, Matt Hawkins (a former policy director for the Southern Baptist Convention) and John Pinna (former Executive Director of American Islamic Congress) talk religion and politics. The podcast delivers weekly episodes featuring commentary on news, politics, multifaith experiences, and expert guests. The conversations build on almost a decade of their collaboration, advocating in Washington, D.C. for religious freedom domestically and around the globe. The two developed the podcast with a desire to share conversations that model friendship and collaboration despite deep differences in religion and background.”

“WE PREFER  MULTI-FAITH NOT INTER-FAITH “

Hawkins reveals that the podcast might be a bit troubling to some and its reception might be a bit slow to catch on but he and the interviewer see the approach as a big step forward. He sites Paul D Miller in the interview who wrote the Civility Report for ERLC in and gives some details about his relationship to and more about  his Muslim partner on the podcast linked below. Both seem to prefer the label “Multi Faith Dialog ” to “Interfaith Dialog ” although the wordplay and hairsplitting over names hardly alters the purpose or outcomes .

 

“Matthew (Matt) Hawkins is a PhD student, podcaster, and writer. Most content focuses on the intersection of religion and politics. His current podcast projects include as cohost of Crossing Faiths: A Christian & a Muslim Talk Religion & Politics, and as associate producer of a forthcoming legal podcast from WORLD Radio.”

“Matt is available as a speaker, consultant, writer/editor.”

“A native of West Virginia, Matt previously served as a Policy Director for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) in Washington, D.C. The ERLC is the public policy arm of The Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest organization of Protestant Christian churches with over 46,000 congregations nationwide. Through broadcasting and government relations, a 17 year career with the ERLC provided Matt with a front seat to the nation’s debates involving religion and politics (2001-2018). “

 

“After 8 years in Washington, Matt relocated to the Nashville, TN area where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in public theology via Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC). Alongside, he writes and consults at the intersection of religion and the public square. Matt holds an M.A. in Ethics and Public Affairs from George Mason University and a B.A. in Business & Administration from Belmont University.”

“Matt’s experience includes participation with the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable, as co-chair of the Congressional Working Group and later on the Steering Committee. The IRF Roundtable is perhaps the most politically and religiously diverse gathering in DC, uniting across deeply held divisions to advance a most basic human right—religious freedom—around the globe.”

“Matt was also the founding host & producer of the ERLC’s Capitol Conversations podcast for 4 years, interviewing other advocates and policy makers including members of Congress and ambassadors. Matt has been published at The Wall Street Journal, ERLC.com and in a collaborative contribution to a chapter in the academic title, The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States (2017), “Persuasive Ambassadors: The Southern Baptist Commitment to Religious Freedom for All”.

 

ACCORDING TO HIS BIO-

HAWKINS WORKS FOR A UNITED NATIONS AFFILIATED ORGANIZATION ADVOCATING FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FROM A CLEARLY “INTERFAITH” /GLOBALIST STANCE.

https://www.irfroundtable.org/blank-page

PURPOSE AND OVERVIEW STATEMENT

“The IRF Roundtable is an informal group of individuals from non-governmental organizations who gather regularly to discuss IRF issues on a non-attribution basis. It is simply a safe space where participants gather, speak freely in sharing  ideas and information, and propose joint advocacy actions to address specific IRF issues and problems. In response to various participant-led initiatives regarding the protection and promotion of freedom of religion, conscience, and belief in the U.S. and abroad, all participants have the opportunity to self-select into coalitions of the willing.”

“The Roundtable meets every three months in the U.S. Capitol and average attendance has grown to 60-75 participants from civil society and government, including senior staff members from the State Department, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, the U.S. Helsinki Commission, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, the International Religious Freedom Caucus, members of Congress, and foreign embassies.”

“The goal of the Roundtable is to reverse the rising tide of restrictions on religious freedom that has been spreading across the world. According to the Pew Research Center’s latest annual study on global restrictions on religion, 83% of the world’s population lived in countries with high or very high levels of restrictions and/or hostilities in 2015 (up from 79% in 2015, 74% in 2014; and 68% in 2007).”

“In this direction, the purpose of the Roundtable is to advance IRF by:”

1. Engaging the U.S. government to make IRF a foreign policy and national security priority so:

  • IRF is fully integrated into U.S. foreign policy and national security, including democracy promotion,

  • public diplomacy, counterterrorism, and multilateral strategies.

  • U.S. foreign policy tools are used to advance religious freedom around the world, per the mandate established by the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act.

  • The political and cultural institutions necessary to advance religious freedom are continually supported, facilitated, and protected at home and abroad.

  • Global levels of religious intolerance, discrimination, persecution, terrorism, and instability are significantly reduced.

2.” Engaging civil society leaders, other governments that protect and promote religious freedom, and multilateral, intergovernmental institutions to coordinate joint advocacy efforts.”

3. “Engaging in meaningful dialogues with governments that restrict religious freedom, so as to:

  • Politely but persistently push factual reports that document violations of their own constitutions and/or international commitments.

  • Frame the issues in their best interests, and increase mutual understanding and respect of religious communities and dynamics.

  • Agree on a process to resolve differences related to particular situations in their countries.

  • Create a mechanism for improvement of policies and practices, and for verification.”

“While participants of the IRF Roundtable continue to engage the U.S. government to do more to advance IRF, and work with it when and where it can help, they do not rely exclusively on it to achieve the goal. Rather, participants also reach out directly to other governments. The meaningful dialogues they have opened with ambassadors, embassies, and delegations are designed to grow into results driven collaborations. Indeed, they are manifestations of “bottom-up” civil society engaging the “top-down” of authoritarian governments, something participants want to model in the context of multiple bilateral relations. To borrow from the language of diplomacy, the Roundtable represents a creative intersection of “Track 1” (governmental) and “Track 2″ (civil society) its emerging model is a true demonstration of “Track 1.5” engagement in action, through which strategic partnerships, collaborations, and consultative relationships between governments and civil society organizations might advance peace and prosperity.”

“Policy regarding the Chatham House rule:”

“The International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable model is based on participants being able to discuss religious freedom issues freely in a “safe space.” The creation and maintenance of this “safe space” is thus a foundational principle that allows participants from a wide range of backgrounds and religious beliefs to convene, discuss, and act on facts, circumstances, proposals, and policies in support of religious freedom worldwide. Such a “safe space” needs to be fiercely protected in a world in which, for many people in too many locations, it is dangerous to speak up and raise issues that impact religious freedom. The use of the Chatham House Rule is one key means to creating a safe space for effective discussion and action.

ERLC’S HAWKINS WORKED ON THE IRF STEERING COMMITTEE .ITS WORK IS DESCRIBED BELOW .

The Steering Committee intends to steward and protect this free and safe forum by the use of the Chatham House Rule, and so, when necessary, will take actions to protect the IRF Roundtable model. Therefore, as determined by the Steering Committee, if any individual, representative, or group violates the Chatham House Rule in a way that undermines the IRF Roundtable model and/or the safety of its participants or others, they will be removed from the mailing list and dis-invited to any and all future events and activities directly organized and/or hosted by the IRF Roundtable.”

CONCLUSION

ERLC IS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF MULTI-FAITH DIALOG AS AMERICAN CHURCHES AND OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PROTECTIONS ARE UNDER MASSIVE ASSAULT. COVID-19 HAS BEEN USED TO SHUT DOWN CHURCH SERVICES AND EVEN OUTLAW SINGING /WORSHIP IN SOME PLACES.

DAILY SCOTUS DECISIONS ARE  PAINTING AMERICA’S CHURCH INTO VERY SMALL /LIMITED SPACES.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS BURNING DOWN WHILE MOORE AND HIS DISCIPLES FIDDLE WITH THEIR LGBTQ AND MUSLIM FRIENDS.

As always the ERLC under Russell Moore, as well as his many disciples in its employ – retain a distracted focus on other issues. Moore’s disciples who have moved on from the ERLC continue the same mission. Matters of interfaith religions, LGBTQ rights, refugee rights  and resettlement, redefining the family and transforming the political engagement of Baptist and the broader American Christian Conservatism seem the common ERLC obsession. Appeasing the international community with diversity and inclusion, hanging out at UN and IRF events and espousing the language of “human dignity” over  individual freedoms and even the U S Constitution appear to be the goal rather than any of the task their job descriptions call for. Dropping the ball on protecting and preserving Christians Religious Liberty -as the ERLCs name and history imply…to Moore and his underlings must seem the “Ethical ” and “Christian” thing to do. If so, then they do it very well.

TGC’s GAY “CHRISTIAN” PRIEST OFFICIATES RAVI ZACHARIAS SERVICE

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR APOLOGETICS THINKERS OF THE LAST 35 YEARS NOT ONLY EMPLOYED TGC SSA EDITOR BUT CELIBATE PRIEST SOGI PROMOTER / ANGLICAN WAS CHOSEN TO OFFICIATE HIS FUNERAL.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                            7/ 7/ 2020

There was no more respected voice in PCA and TGC wing of the Reformed movement than Ravi Zacharias. Ravi passed away on May 19 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 74.

The sinking feeling this author and many more had over RZM promotion of Sam Allberry and his APA/ Yarhouse / Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI) narrative is only deepened by the news that Allberry officiated at Zacharias funeral service. (This report is in no way meant to speak discouragingly to the Zacharias family in their grief and loss. It is merely to follow through with the many devoted followers disturbed by RZM connections to the SOGI narrative negatively influencing the church in recent years.)

RZM had employed popular Same Sex Attracted or  SSA ( at times self identified “gay Christian” ) Anglican Priest Sam Allberry for several Years. Allberry is also an editor at The Gospel Coalition and one of two self professing “SSA Christians” on the RZM team.

Sam Allberry is a very controversial figure  in the “LGBTQ Christian” Thriving in the Church – Industry. He remains popular with Southern Baptist Albert Mohler and protege’ Russell Moore whose ERLC first brought Allberry to US audiences from the UK in 2014 . Recently Allberry took heat for promoting the controversial Revoice movement in early May 2018 but went into stealth mode removing tweets promoting “Revoice for our US followers” on his “Living Out” ministry  social media . BUT by July 5th 2020 Allberry and the edgy and controversial Revoice message of “LGBTQ Christianity” and  “Queer Christian ” and voices have merged.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/07/06/tgc-and-erlc-can-stop-scamming-us-revoicing-lgbtq-in-the-church/

RZM REPORTS ON SERVICES

 

“Our hope is as certain as Jesus’s grave is empty,” said Sam Allberry in solemn graveside service.

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Ravi Zacharias Buried in Casket Built by Prisoners

“Our hope is as certain as Jesus’s grave is empty,” said Sam Allberry in solemn graveside service.

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Ravi Zacharias was laid to rest on Thursday, May 21, in a private ceremony in Georgia. It was a largely overcast day with glimpses of sunlight piercing through the clouds, a reflection of those who were mourning below with glimpses of hope piercing through the mournful occasion. His family gathered to honor not just the leader of a global ministry or an evangelist-apologist who crisscrossed the globe in the service of Christ, but a loving husband, a nurturing father, and a loyal and generous brother. Sam Allberry, who officiated the service, rightly reminded all that this is not the end of Ravi’s story. Hovering over the whole ceremony was the confidence of the words that had saved Ravi’s life 57 years ago: “Because I live, you will also live” (John 14:19).

Allberry gently ministered to the family through his message of hope and assurance in Christ during the graveside service. He explained that the Christian’s hope is grounded in the assurance of Christ’s life and faithfulness. Since Christ lives, we know that Ravi lives. In that sense, the grave is something of a painful deception. Ravi now rests cradled in our Lord’s earth not as one who has been snatched from life, but as a dear saint ultimately liberated to life everlasting in the presence of his Lord and Savior. Using an analogy fitting of a man who had spent his life spanning the globe, Allberry described the grave as an airport transit lounge visited before one reaches their final destination. We know it is not the final destination because it was not Christ’s final destination. “Our hope,” Allberry said, “is as certain as Jesus’s grave is empty.”

 

https://www.rzim.org/read/rzim-updates/ravi-zacharias-buried-in-casket-built-by-prisoners?

 

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

Many changes have become evident in evangelical circles over the last 5 to 8 years. Many new voices are coming into the “conversations” being forced upon the church by the culture and by activism inside the church. Also some long time standard bearing voices have begun to sound an uncertain sound for the church in the arena of human sexuality and gender norms.This change in message and uncertainty could not come at a worst time for the church and the culture. Our prayers are with the Zacharias family and with the church in these sorrow filled days.

 

 

TGC AND ERLC CAN STOP SCAMMING US. THEY ARE “REVOICING” LGBTQ IN THE CHURCH.

AT LONG LAST THOSE FEW REMAINING SKEPTICS CAN CONFIRM- REVOICE AND ALLBERRY ARE TEAM PLAYERS.

REVOICE, WHOSE RADICAL AGENDA HAS NOW SPLIT THE PCA, LEADER PROVIDES OPEN PROOF POSITIVE THESE SSA BUT CELIBATE AND PROFESSIONAL GAY CHRISTIANS PINING AND WINING ACROSS AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY ARE ALL ONE AND THE SAME MOVEMENT.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                      7/5/2020

 

The Revoice LGBTQ Thriving in Historic Christian Tradition (i e conservative churches and denominations ) first came to light in Early May 2018 when The Gospel Coalitions popular gay priest Sam Allberry  and his Living Out twitter page tweeted about it while promoting his June 2018 London Conference with fellow TGC thinker and co-founder Tim Keller.

 

Living Out Retweeted Living Out

“And for our US followers, there is of course the http://revoice.us  event coming up in July which we highly recommend!”

Allberry himself engaged direct responses to the Living Out tweets but quickly took down all tweets related to Revoice conference once the controversy in the US proved the Revoice event was not such an easy sell to their “US Followers” after all. Allberry and Living Out then placed distance enough between themselves and Revoice  to maintain some plausible deniability over the relationships these leaders had among TGC /PCA and Southern Baptist circles.

NOW THE CLOAK AND DAGGER IS OVER AS ALLBERRY WORKS DIRECTLY WITH REVOICE LEADER AND  SPEAKER PRESTON SPRINKLE.

Preston Sprinkle recently posted an interview with his “good friend Sam Allberry” .

“Is the Bible Anti-Gay?”
“Sam Allberry is a pastor, author, scholar, speaker, and apologist. He’s also attracted to the same sex. I talk to Sam about how he’s navigated what the Bible has to say about same-sex relations. “
Is the Bible Anti-Gay? Sam Allberry

 

#SamAllberry#samesexattraction#gay

Is the Bible Anti-Gay? Sam Allberry

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ALLBERRY’S POPULARITY PROMO TEAM INCLUDES BAPTIST ALBERT MOHLER AND RUSSELL MOORE

Sprinkle talks  about Sam Allberry’s global popularity. That popularity comes from his being chosen in 2014 to be a featured speaker at the ERLC conference on “The Gospel Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage in Nashville where Albert Mohler infamously recanted and repented of “denying homosexual orientation ” disowning a biblical theological response to the massive surge growing among LGBTQ activism in the Obama administration.
Once Allberry had boosted Revoice “for our US Followers” it was discovered that Revoice founder Nates Collins was teaching New Testament at Mohler’s Southern baptist Seminary SBTS in Lousiville while planning the Revoice event in St Louis. Collins carries 2 degrees and spent a total of almost 15 years at Mohlers Baptist institution and did his dissertation on the topic of “VIRGIN AS A THIRD GENDER IN THE NEW TESTAMENT”.

ALLBERRYS POPULARITY CONTINUED TO GROW AS HE BECAME AN EDITOR FOR TGC AND EVEN RAVI ZACHARIAS .

T4G ALSO HOSTED A 2015 PANEL WITH MOHLER /MOORE /ALLBERRY 

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Homosexuality: Our Third Rail?

Homosexuality: Our Third Rail?

“Speakers: Albert MohlerRussell MooreSam Allberry Year: 2014 Session: Panel Session

Al Mohler sits with Sam Alberry, author of “Is God anti-Gay?”, and Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, to discuss the issue of homosexuality. Mohler says that, “this issue is in many ways the frontline issue of our engagement with the culture and with people — some of whom struggle with this issue personally. Others struggle with how anyone can hold anything other than the position that the dominant culture says is mandatory.” Holding this in tension, these brothers discuss how this issue affects our evangelism and ministries.”

DR. WILLIAMS VIDEO: ALBERT MOHLER COMPROMISE

Dr. E S William video examines and exposes Albert Mohlers ties to Allberry and to Revoice.

“Albert Mohler and the Gay Revolution”

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” The purpose of this video is to evaluate the teaching of Dr Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on the subject of homosexuality. Mohler is encouraging the Church to embrace the issue of sexual orientation, a psychological concept that is entirely without biblical warrant. He accuses evangelicals of having lied about the nature of homosexuality and of practicing a form of homophobia. He fully supports the ministry of same-sex attracted Sam Allberry, a Church of England priest. His position is similar to that of the gay agenda, which seeks to normalize homosexuality in society and the Church.”
Mohler and Moore have openly promoted Allberry since 2014 but denied or dodged support of Revoice which promoted “LGBTQ and  Queer Christianity” and pushed for “inclusion of Sexual Minorities ” in the church as Allberry quickly removed his open support of Revoice in 2015 .
BUT now the much loved speaker for the ERLC/ TGC/ SBC/ PCA Sam Allberry is openly working with controversial Revoice leader, speaker and promoter Preston Sprinkle
in Sprinkles Center for Faith Sexuality and Gender in its latest video series.

NOW THE SCAM IS UP .

NO MORE SPACE TO DENY THAT THE MOVEMENT IS A SINGLE INSIDE JOB AMONG EVANGELICALISM TOP TIER LEADERS TO PUSH NORMALIZATION OF GAY CHRISTIANITY …EVEN IN REVOICE MOST RADICAL TERMS.

1ST JOHN 1

Fellowship with Him and One Another

“5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

MANY HAVE WARNED WITH PROPHETIC VOICES THAT THE PRO LGBTQ MOVEMENT BEHIND REVOICE WAS A DESTRUCTIVE INSIDER EFFORT. NOW THOSE WARNINGS ARE CONFIRMED.

Authority of the Prophet’s Message

AMOS 3

1 Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying:

“You only have I known of all the families of the earth;
Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey?
Will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?
Will a bird fall into a snare on the earth, where there is no trap for it?
Will a snare spring up from the earth, if it has caught nothing at all?
If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid?
If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it?

Surely the Lord God does nothing,
Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
A lion has roared!
Who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken!
Who can but prophesy?