AS THE UNITED NATIONS SEEKS TO CONTROL THE WORLD’S OCEANS AND WATER TO ATTAIN #6 AND #14 OF ITS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS -BIOLOGOS IS SCALING UP ITS DECEPTIVE FOCUS -PUSHING THE CHURCH TOWARD FAKE SCIENCE OF GLOBAL WARMING AND A GLOBAL POWER GRAB OF WATER.
Rev Thomas Littleton
BIOLOGOS SEEKS TO ASK AND ANSWER TWO “COMPELLING QUESTIONS”.
“Is God a delusion? Is science the enemy of faith?”
These are the opening questions of an upcoming BioLogos event announcement in San Francisco as the organization founded by Covid collaborator and embattled former NIH Director Francis Collins pushes his efforts to move Christians “Beyond the Impasse” and into embracing fake Science ,including UN Climate and Sustainable Development Goals.
( As you read this -keep in mind that one of the most significant members of the BioLogos braintrust is progressive preacher Tim Keller co-founded the horrific organization called The Gospel Coalition.Keller has used his conservative credentials in the PCA to influence American seminaries ,pastors and churches toward progressive stance on all social and moral issues and to embrace a warped vision of “Global Goals” Christianity. He and Collins and great friends and collaborated on the increasingly exposed deceptions of the Pandemic Industrial Complex. )
“Beyond the Impasse: Seeking Truth in Faith & Science“
“Is God a delusion? Is science the enemy of faith?”
“The breakdown of trust in our society has led to a crisis of truth. But when faith and contemporary science are pitted against each other, there are no winners. Conspiracies outpace facts, tribalism overshadows genuine Christ-centered faith, and lives and communities are broken.”
“Join us for an empowering exploration of a new way forward. Featuring Francis Collins, one of the world’s leading biomedical researchers, and Deb Haarsma, an astronomer and President of BioLogos, this event will chart a path beyond our current impasse—and cast an inspiring vision of what it can look like for science and faith to truly work hand-in-hand for the good of our world.”
“This event is FREE, however seat reservations are required and can be made with the “Buy Tickets” button.”
“To learn more about BioLogos, visit their website at biologos.link/fox.”
MEANWHILE -AS THE UNITED NATIONS MAKES A MASSIVE POWER GRAB OVE THE OCEANS AND “WATER” -BIOLOGOS IS CALLING FOR THE CHURCH TO “LEAD THE WAY” IN EMBRACING IT .
“High Seas Treaty Opportunity for the Church to Lead“
“The High Seas Treaty was recently signed by UN delegates to protect biodiversity in international waters. Will followers of Christ lead the way in caring for ocean life?@BobSluka, Director of our Marine Conservation Programme, weighs in on @BioLogosOrg “
The High Seas Treaty is good news for marine life, but is it enough? @BobSluka, the Director of our Marine Conservation Programme, says it’s just the beginning. Read the full article .
THE GLOBALIST AND UNITED NATIONS MOVE ON WATER
UN 2023 Water Conference 22 — 24 Mar 2023, New York
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNOUNCES UN WATER CONFERENCE
“The first UN Water Conference in almost five decades is taking place in New York on 22-24 March, co-hosted by the Netherlands and Tajikistan.
It could be a ‘Paris moment’ for water, writes the countries’ Special Envoys for Water.
Around 3.6 billion people struggle to get enough water to meet their needs for at least one month every year, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
The Global Commission on the Economics of Water, launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2022, will report on game-changing ways to value and manage water as a common good.”
“Our global water system is in crisis. Despite safe water and sanitation being a human right, billions of people lack access to these essentials for life, according to the United Nations.”
“These are the critical foundations on which many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) depend, especially health, food, gender equity, education, livelihoods, industry, climate and the environment.”
“We hope it could result in a “Paris moment” for water – with outcomes as critical for water as the Paris Agreement has been for climate action.”
UNITED NATIONS SITE
“The UN 2023 Water Conference in March must result in a bold Water Action Agenda that gives our world’s lifeblood the commitment it deserves.ANTÓNIO GUTERRES, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS”
HIGH SEAS TREATY AND WATER CONFERENCE ARE NUMBERS 14 AND 6 ON UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL SUSTAINABILIYY GOALS AND MAJOR KEY TO AGENDA 2030 .
(NOTE- IN THEIR OWN WORDS )-
“Water is a dealmaker for the Sustainable Development Goals, and for the health and prosperity of people and planet. But our progress on water related goals and targets remains alarmingly off track, jeopardizing the entire sustainable development agenda.”
(OF THE HIGH SEAS TREATY UN OFFICIAL )
“Through his Spokesperson, Mr. Guterres said the treaty is crucial for addressing the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. “
(FROM BIO LOGOS DIRECTOR OF MARINE CONSERVATION PROGRAM )
“Hence the significance of the announcement that a High Seas Treaty had been agreed.”
“But will it matter? The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include specific reference to the ocean in Goal 14. A plastic treaty is in the works to try and combat international plastic pollution. “
BIOLOGOS INSPIRATION COMES FROM THE CORRUPT LAUSANNE MOVEMENT/JOHN STOTT -FRONTED BY BRAINTRUST MEMBERS LIKE “THE NEW JOHN STOTT “- TIM KELLER
“The Third Lausanne Congress of Christian leaders in Capetown finally recognized creation care as an important Christian issue alongside evangelism, social justice, and other traditional concerns. A subsequent meeting was convened in Jamaica to determine how to move ahead with creation care within the Lausanne Movement. It would be codified in the book “Creation Care and the Gospel” with no intentions of including anything on the ocean, despite the ocean occupying 71% of the surface and 99% of the habitable space of the planet.”
As BioLogos /Collins and their thought leaders continue to promote the merger of Faith and Science and move the church “Beyond the Impasse” they are working on the other side of the conversation to move the church and believers into embracing Globalism/Global Sustainability Goals / agenda 2030.
The question becomes unavoidable – How can any redeemed person become this deceived -to believe that building the kingdom of globalism and its prophetic fulfillments can be twisted to and presented as the Gospel call/part of the Great Commission/ a move toward establishing the Kingdom of God?
BIO-LOGOS -ENDORSED BY TIM KELLER AND FOUNDED FRANCIS COLLINS CONTINUES THE GRAND DECEPTION OF CHRISTIANS AND THE CHURCH INTO GLOBAL GOALS AGENDA 2030 AND FALSE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
“NIH Director Francis Collins Wins $1.3M Templeton Prize in 2020”
Rev Thomas Littleton
As if the damage that Francis Collins and Tim Keller have done to Christian faith through Bio-Logos push for theistic evolution /merging science and faith/ assault on Genesis 1-11 were not enough-the influential pair have promoted the 2020 pandemic narrative and the organization Collins founder is promoting interfaith dialog and now the new UN High Seas Treaty.
BIO-LOGOS /KELLER/COLLINS -PART OF THE PANDEMIC INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Collins was not only the long time head of NIH ,appointed by Obama administration and overseeing the launch of the Covid Pandemic response and Vaccine roll out -he was also discovered to have colluded with Anthony Fauci to fund the Chinese lab “Gain of Function” research from which Covid has now been confirmed to have leaked. Even Federal agencies are admitting this once denied reality. Collins and Fauci were grilled by Congressmen about the content of their emails and use of “burner phones to communicate on questionable activities of their organizations leading up to and during the Pandemic. Collins NIH budget exceeded $40 billion annually during the Pandemic.He has since been forced to resign and works as a senior Healthcare advisor on the Biden Cabinet so he has not left Washington or the federal payroll.
UN HIGH SEAS TREATY AND CHRISTIAN MISSION-A NO BRAINER SAYS BIO-LOGOS
BIO-LOGOS STORY “High Seas Treaty Opportunity for the Church to Lead”
BIO-LOGOS ATTRIBUTES ITS VISION FOR UN HIGH SEAS TREATY TO LAUSANNE MOVEMENT WHICH ALREADY ENDORSES UN GLOBAL GOALS AGENDA 2030 ON MANY FRONTS
“The Third Lausanne Congress of Christian leaders in Capetown finally recognized creation care as an important Christian issue alongside evangelism, social justice, and other traditional concerns. A subsequent meeting was convened in Jamaica to determine how to move ahead with creation care within the Lausanne Movement. It would be codified in the book Creation Care and the Gospel with no intentions of including anything on the ocean, despite the ocean occupying 71% of the surface and 99% of the habitable space of the planet. Thankfully, I was able to co-write a chapter with oceanographer Meric Srokosz; we knew the editors and convinced them of the shortcoming, and we were able to get our article included in the book.”
BIO-LOGOS PITCH TO CHRISTIANS VIA “CREATION CARE”
“Followers of Christ are called to protect 100% of God’s planet, but too often in conservation and creation care work, the oceans have been neglected. An important new treaty that protects biodiversity in international waters has just been signed by delegates to the UN. This is an important step in recognizing the value of marine life. But it is not enough on its own to protect these creatures and the well-being of the planet. Will the church lead the way and model as God’s image bearers how we ought to care for corals, clams, crabs, and the rest of God’s creatures in the sea? Our history has not been great in this respect.”
“Overlooking the ocean is not only found among creation care practitioners. It may seem ludicrous, but the majority of the ocean has little to no protection from human impacts until this new UN Treaty on the High Seas, passed on the 4th of March 2023. Why this neglect of the ocean?”
“The treaty does not do the actual conservation itself. The sea is just as imperiled today as it was yesterday. But there is a glimmer of hope.”
BIO-LOGOS ASK WILL IT REALLY MATTER ?
“But will it matter? The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include specific reference to the ocean in Goal 14. A plastic treaty is in the works to try and combat international plastic pollution. The Biodiversity Conference of Parties meets regularly to negotiate issues related to biodiversity conservation, including the ocean. Many are cautiously hopeful. The High Seas Treaty could provide coverage and international agreement on a large portion of the ocean that isn’t effectively governed. It sets the stage for working together to protect areas that are common to all and owned by all or none, depending on your point of view”
THE OCEANS OF THE WORLD FEED AND PROVIDE JOBS FOR BILLIONS OF PEOPLE THE UNITED NATIONS IS MAKING A POWER GRAB FOR ANOTHER MAJOR FOOD SOURCE AND ECONOMIC MACHINE FOR THE WORLD.
“More than 3.5 billion people depend on the ocean for their primary source of food.”
“Oceans, coastal and marine resources are very important for people living in coastal communities, who represent 37 per cent of the global population in 2017.”
“General The ocean is vast, covering 140 million square miles (363 million square km), equivalent to approximately 72 per cent of the earth’s surface. More than 600 million people (around 10 per cent of the world’s population) live in coastal areas that are less than 10 meters above sea level. Nearly 2.4 billion people (about 40 per cent of the world’s population) live within 100 km (60 miles) of the coast. Oceans, coastal and marine resources are very important for people living in coastal communities, who represent 37 per cent of the global population in 2017. Health and nutrition Human health is being impacted by the enhanced survival and spread of tropical diseases due to increasing ocean temperatures. Fish is one of the most important sources of animal protein. It accounts for about 17 per cent of protein at the global level and exceeds 50 per cent in many least-developed countries. The nutrients found in fish are important for optimal neurodevelopment in children and for improving cardiovascular health.”
“Shipping is responsible for more than 90 per cent of the trade between countries. The global oceans based economy is estimated at $US3 trillion a year, which is around 5 per cent of global GDP. Approximately 50 per cent of all international tourists travel to coastal areas. In some developing countries, notably Small Island Development States, tourism accounts for over 25 per cent of GDP”
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM AND COUNICL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS FACTOR IN
Of Course WEF and Council of Foreign Relations are celebrating UN High Seas Treaty .
Almost two-thirds of the planet’s surface is ocean and the seas make up 95% of the Earth’s total habitat by volume.
But, only 1% of the high seas has, up until now, been under any protection protocol and just 39% of the ocean falls under the national jurisdiction of individual countries.
After years of negotiations, Member States of the United Nations have agreed the High Seas Treaty, ensuring the protection and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.
“In its resolution 72/249 of 24 December 2017, the General Assembly decided to convene an Intergovernmental Conference, under the auspices of the United Nations, to consider the recommendations of the Preparatory Committee established by resolution 69/292 of 19 June 2015 on the elements and to elaborate the text of an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, with a view to developing the instrument as soon as possible.”
“The first session was convened from 4 to 17 September 2018, the second session from 25 March to 5 April 2019 and the third session from 19 to 30 August 2019. The fourth session, which was postponed by decisions 74/543 and 75/570 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, was convened from 7 to 18 March 2022. A fifth session of the Conference was convened from 15 to 26 August 2022 pursuant to General Assembly decision 76/564 (available as A/76/L.46). On the last day of that session, the Conference, in considering the way forward, decided to suspend the fifth session and resume it at a later date to be determined. In this connection, in its resolution 77/248Opens a new window on “Oceans and the law of the sea”, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to convene the resumed fifth session of the Conference at United Nations Headquarters from 20 February to 3 March 2023.”
“In accordance with resolution 72/249, the Conference held a three-day organizational meeting in New York, from 16 to 18 April 2018, to discuss organizational matters, including the process for the preparation of the zero draft of the instrument.”
The Parties to this Agreement, Recalling the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, including the obligation to protect and preserve the marine environment, Stressing the need to respect the balance of rights, obligations and interests set out in the Convention, Recognizing the need to address, in a coherent and cooperative manner, biodiversity loss and degradation of ecosystems of the ocean, due to, in particular, climate change, pollution and unsustainable use, Stressing the need for the comprehensive global regime to better address the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, Recognizing the importance of contributing to the realization of a just and equitable international economic order which takes into account the interests and needs of mankind as a whole and, in particular, the special interests and needs of developing States, Recognizing also that support for developing States Parties through capacitybuilding and the development and transfer of marine technology are essential elements for the attainment of the objectives of the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, Recalling the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Affirming that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as diminishing or extinguishing the existing rights of Indigenous Peoples or the interests of local communities, [Recognizing the obligation to assess the potential effects on the marine environment of activities that may cause substantial pollution of or significant and harmful changes to the marine environment regardless of whether these activities are conducted in or beyond the areas where sovereign rights are exercised in accordance with the Convention,] [Mindful of the obligation to ensure that pollution arising from incidents or activities does not spread beyond the areas where sovereign rights are exercised in accordance with the Convention,] Desiring to act as stewards of the ocean in areas beyond national jurisdiction on behalf of present and future generations by protecting, caring for and ensuring responsible use of the marine environment, maintaining the integrity of ocean ecosystems and preserving the inherent value of biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, Respecting the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of all States, [Recalling, with respect to non-parties to the Convention, that Part III, Section 4, of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties sets out the rules on treaties and third States,] Committed to achieving sustainable development, Aspiring to achieve universal participation, Have agreed as follows:
Article 2 General objective “The objective of this Agreement is to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, for the present and in the long term, through effective implementation of the relevant provisions of the Convention and further international cooperation and coordination.” Article 3 Application “This Agreement applies to areas beyond national jurisdiction.” Article 3 bis Sovereign immunity “This Agreement does not apply to any warship, military aircraft or naval auxiliary. Except for Part II, this Agreement does not apply to other vessels or aircraft owned or operated by a Party and used, for the time being, only on government non – commercial service. However, each Party shall ensure, by the adoption of appropriate measures not impairing the operations or operational capabilities of such vessels or aircraft owned or operated by it, that such vessels or aircraft act in a manner consistent, so far as is reasonable and practicable, with this Agreement.”
EQUITY AND JUSTICE DRIVEN
Article 5 General principles and approaches In order to achieve the objective of this Agreement, Parties shall be guided by the following: (a) The polluter-pays principle; [(b) The principle of the common heritage of mankind;] (c) Option 1: The principle of equity; Option 2: The fair and equitable sharing of benefits; [(d) The application of precaution;] (e) An ecosystem approach; (f) An integrated approach; (g) An approach that builds ecosystem resilience to the adverse effects of climate change and ocean acidification and restores ecosystem integrity; (h) The use of the best available science and scientific information; (i) The use of relevant traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and local communities, where available; (j) The respect, promotion and consideration of their respective obligations relating to the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities when taking action to address the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction;
NEVER MIND THE GLOBALIST AGENDA-FULL SPEED AHEAD
Given the mantra of “protecting the high seas is one more rung in the United Nations climate change power grab- there is certainly more to the effort that meets the eye or appears in the current hype and celebrations- NEVERTHELESS Bio-Logos has fully embraced , celebrated and endorsed it .
More on the UN celebrations and forthcoming regulations:
“Noting that the BBNJ decision builds on the legacy of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Secretary-General commended all parties for their ambition, flexibility and perseverance, and saluted Ambassador Rena Lee, of Singapore, for her leadership and dedication. “
“Ladies and gentlemen, the ship has reached the shore,” Ms. Lee said last night, announcing the agreement to an extended standing ovation in the meeting room. Delegations will reconvene later to formally adopt the text. ”
“The statement issued by the UN Spokesperson said the Secretary-General also recognized the critical support of non-governmental organizations, civil society, academic institutions and the scientific community. “
BIO-LOGOS THINKS YOU SHOULD RECRUIT YOUR CHURCH TO HELP
“International treaties are an important component that can be used to work with governments, local communities, businesses, and NGOs to determine how to move forward globally so major issues that impact large areas, such as the high seas, can be tackled. The High Seas Treaty is good news, but we need to see how we can implement it and also if anything has been left out. You or your church can join us at A Rocha by volunteering, becoming a research partner, visiting one of our global centers, following our media, or donating to our conservation projects. Followers of Christ are called to protect 100% of God’s planet—Let’s do our part”
CAN CHRISTIANS TRUST GOLBAL SUSTAINBLILITY NO MATTER HOW GOOD IT MAY SOUND?
According to Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology – Religious people should be fully on board with the Sustainability Goals
“Only a fraction of the collected data was used in the written report, so these organizations partnered with the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology to bring the complete information to the public here on this site as a living, evolving, searchable database.”
BUT THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABILITY GOALS ARE DRIVEN BY THE DESIRE TO GLOBAL GOVERNANCE- MERGING RELIGIONS – EARTH / NATURE WORSHIP-AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REDUCED “SUSTAINABLE HUMAN POPULATION.
THIS IS NOT A GOSPEL CAUSE !
Bio-Logos attributes its directives toward “Creation Care” and immediate commitment to the UN High Seas Treaty to its ties to the Lausanne Movement. Lausanne has long endorsed UN Sustainable Development Goals
HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES AND CLEAR PROOF OF LAUSANNE AND THEREBY BIO-LOGOS DECEPTION BY GLOBALIST. IGNORE THEM AND REJECT THE EFFORTS OF KELLER /COLLINS/ BIO-LOGOS TO RECRUIT YOU ADN YOUR CHURCH INTO ANY OF THIER IDEOLOGY AND PROGRAMS.
Operating by FUNDING partners like Democracy Fund , Templeton Foundation and Soros funded partners in Immigration politics -Trinity Forum is helping launch a new series called : “TOWARDS A BETTER CHRISTIAN POLITICS: AN EVENING CONVERSATION WITH CURTIS CHANG, DAVID FRENCH, AND RUSSELL MOORE” in order to further promote third way political compromise among American Christians. Complete with a former Rockefeller Fellow/ Bio Logos thought leader who promoted pandemic politics to the Church- this latest fools errand may be the “bridge too far” that will collapse a grand deception.
“The relentless pull and pressure of partisan antagonisms and tribalism have fractured friendships, families, communities — and churches. In a time of conflict over what is good and confusion over what is true, what can church leaders do to cultivate a more faithful form of civic engagement? How can we learn to discern the call to love and justice amidst the clamor of political wars?”
“In March, we’re inviting three incisive speakers to address this question. Curtis Chang, David French, and Russell Moore are each writers, scholars, and thinkers who have made courageous and insightful contributions towards a better Christian politics.”
“In partnership with Redeeming Babel, The Trinity Forum invites you to join us for an Evening Conversation at the National Press Club on Tuesday, March 21st from 6:30 – 8:30 pm with Curtis, David, and Russell to explore the challenges faced by church leaders and to discuss how communities of faith can cultivate, articulate, and embody a deeply faithful pursuit of justice for the common good. The conversation will also touch on their collaboration toward this end through a new Redeeming Babel project, The After Party: Towards Better Christian Politics.The evening will begin with drinks and appetizers, followed by remarks and discussion and a time for audience questions.”
HOW IS THE CHURCH -WHICH IS CALLED OUT -CALLED TO “REDEEM BABEL” ?
God called Abram OUT of the idolatrous Babylonian world around him and Israel OUT of Egypt to “serve Him ” apart from the corruption and idols around them. God used men like Joseph and Daniel to preserve His people in the midst of worldly systems BUT NOT to redeem those fallen systems. The Gospel call has not changed. Jesus called the disciples out -to FOLLOW HIM . As the judgements of the final day on the corrupt systems of Babel unfold in Revelation 18 -God again pauses and calls His people OUT.
Before reading further keep in mind that the very meaning of the word Ekklesia as the church is a calling OUT in order to be separated to God . God’s people are His peculiar possession loyal only to Him in a world that remains under the sway of the wicked one and in the ongoing rebellion of Genesis 11. The disunity the World experiences is in large part because of its rebellion against and defiance of God. The Church does not reconcile the world to God by joining in alliance with, adopting its values, seeking to appease its standards and norms and to “redeem” “it. The truly redeemed have been called OUT of this darkness and into the Kingdom of LIGHT- the kingdom of His dear SON. The Christians citizenship is in heaven and his/her place in this world is as salt and light and as a witness to the redemption of God for lost souls. God is not “Redeeming Babel ” nor is he calling His people to do so. Third Way political rhetoric and socialist ideologies, economics, and strategies would never be God’s way nor have they ever worked to preserve of redeem any culture of society. To think so is to be deceived. To teach Christians thus is a grand deception.
TONY BLAIRS THIRD WAY POLITICS PAMPLET FROM THE FABIAN SOCIETY IN 1998 ALLOWS HIM IN HIS OWN WORDS TO EXTOL THE GOALS AND ORIGINS OF THIRD WAY POLITICS LIKE TRINITY FORUM AND “REDEEMING BABEL PROMOTE:
“The Third Way was published as a pamphlet by the Fabian Society. Blair owed much of his approach to the writings of Anthony Giddens, the sociologist and director of the London School of Economics, who published Beyond Left and Right in 1994 and then his The Third Way: The Renewal of Social Democracy in 1998. Giddens is now a member of the House of Lords. For his thinking on the ‘Big Society’, Blair drew on the work of the Scottish philosopher John Macmurray, author of Persons in Relation. Blair was not the inventor of the ‘third way’ concept, a term also used by the Austrian Marxist, Otto Bauer, for whom the ‘third way’ was between Stalinist communism and traditional social democracy (and Chartist). Harold McMillan, Conservative prime minister between 1957 and 1963, in 1938 had published a book entitled The Middle Way, though this work in supporting a programme of nationalisation to support economic regeneration can be seen as to the left of Blair’s ‘third way’. The pamphlet does not reference any previous socialist writers, not even the early generation of revisionists such as Anthony Crosland. Blair does not refer to ‘socialism’ or ‘socialists’, preferring the term ‘progressive centre-left’ – a term which would incorporate most liberals.”
“The ‘Third Way’ is to my mind the best label for the new politics which the progressive centre-left is forging in Britain and beyond. The Third Way stands for a modernised social democracy, passionate in its commitment to social justice and the goals of the centre-left, but flexible, innovative and forward-looking in the means to achieve them. It is founded on the values which have guided progressive politics for more than a century – democracy, liberty, justice, mutual obligation and internationalism. But it is a third way because it moves decisively beyond an Old Left preoccupied by state control, high taxation and producer interests and a New Right treating public investment, and often the very notions of ‘society’ and collective endeavour, as evils to be undone.”
“My vision for the 21st century is of a popular politics reconciling themes which in the past have wrongly been regarded as antagonistic – patriotism and internationalism; rights and responsibilities; the promotion of enterprise and the attack on poverty and discrimination. The Left should be proud of its achievements in the 20th century not least universal suffrage, a fairer sharing of taxation and growth, and greater improvement in working conditions and in welfare, health and educational services. But we still have far to go to build the open, fair and prosperous society to which we aspire.”
“The Third Way is not an attempt to split the difference between Right and Left. It is about traditional values in a changed world. And it draws vitality from using the two great streams of left-of-centre thought – democratic socialism and liberals – whose divorce this century did so much to weaken progressive politics across the West. Liberals asserted the primacy of individual liberty in the market economy; social democrats promoted social justice with the state as its main agent. There is necessary conflict between the two, accepting as we now do that state power is one means to achieve our goals, but not the only one and emphatically not an end in itself.”https://www.chartist.org.uk/tony-blair-the-third-way-1998/
THE NARRATIVE OF THOSE WHO WANT TO “REDEEM BABEL”
Clarity in in a confusing World
“Christians are called to serve as signposts to the coming Kingdom of God, when Jesus will finally repair all brokenness. In a culture afflicted by division and confusion–a condition depicted by the story of Babel in Genesis 11:1-9–Redeeming Babel equips Christians to navigate the chaos with timeless Biblical truths.”
NOTE – Redeeming Babel has missed that the “division ” wrought at the Tower of Babel was God’s doing and that GOD scattered and confounded their false “unity” which sought to defy HIM. It is not “culture ” that has brought division of which they speak but God Himself and the very biblical conviction that they seek to undermine. Ancient Babel of Genesis 11 fell as the present and future Babel is Rev 18 is DOOMED . GOD HAS NOT CALLED OR COMMISSIONED ANYONE TO REDEEM IT-LEAST OF ALL WITH FABIAN SOCIALISM in the hands of Evangelical voices out of the far left who seek to destroy the Faith.
RETREADING LSE /FABIAN SOCIALIST THIRD WAY IS NOT PROVIDING CLARITY BUT MOCKING THE CLARITY OF THE BIBLICAL CALL TO BE SALT AND LIGHT.
THE BIBLICAL REMINDER TO BELEIVERS IS THAT WE CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS AND ARE EITHER FOR OUR MASTER THE LORD JESUS OR AGAINST HIM”.
“THE PROBLEM”-ACCORDING TO REDEEMING BABEL
“Evangelicals, which constitute 22.5% of the American population, comprise a key group in the political landscape. Unfortunately, for many evangelicals, the role of forming their political identity has been seized by partisan forces, not by true Biblical faith.”
As a result, their politics have become deformed into hatred of political opponents, susceptibility to lies, and other practices that threaten the common good.”
“Church leaders seeking to counter this dangerous trend need help. If pastors preach about politics from the pulpit, they risk blowback from the most vocal and extreme voices within their congregations. Many local leaders feel like they lack the resources to deal with the political complexities of the day. Political tensions have already fractured many churches. And 2024 is right around the corner with a new wave of pressure.”
NOTE : THEIR CONCERN IS THE 2024 ELECTION – AGAIN THIS IS A POLITICAL -PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT DRAFTED AND DRAPED IN THEOLOGICAL JARGON.
“REDEEMING BABEL” MISSION
About Redeeming Babel. Curtis Chang founded Redeeming Babel in 2019 to address three underlying theological problems driving the chaos and confusion of our current world. These three problems damage Christians in their interior, institutional, and societal selves
: a mistaken spirituality of anxiety (interior)
:A missing theology of organizations ( institutional )
“Curtis is the founding Executive Director of Redeeming Babel, a nonprofit that produces content to promote a reformation in how Christians engage the wider world. He also co-hosts (with David French) the Good Faith podcast where they discuss how Christian faith intersects with culture, law, and politics. His Biblical insights are enriched by his own secular career, which includes founding a White House award winning nonprofit consulting firm and teaching strategic planning as a faculty at American University’s School of International Service. Curtis graduated from Harvard University and is a former Rockefeller Fellow.
TIM KELLERS FAITH AND WORKS SOCIALIST ECONOMICS INSTRUCTOR IS ALSO ON THE BOARD OF REDEEMING BABEL
THE GRANDER SCHEME COMES COMPLETE WITH CURRICULUM TRAINING AND VIDEOS
“Join host Curtis Chang and his friends as they follow Jesus and make sense of the world. With expertise, thoughtfulness, and humor, they discuss how Christian faith intersects with culture, politics, work, entertainment, and other aspects of life. Good Faith is ranked in the top .5 percent of all podcasts.”
AN EARLY PODCAST FROM 2021
Evangelical Politics: Theology or Sociology?
December 11, 2021
“In a follow up to last week’s Deconstructing Faith episode, David French and Curtis Chang dive into the sometimes murky and contradictory political views of Christians. All too frequently, the political stances we think are biblical are actually just cultural. “
ALSO -Redeeming” Babel is promoting- among other things developing a “Theology of Institutions”
@AEI recently announced the inaugural cohort of Civic Renewal Fellowship participants. I am thrilled to see
@aryana_petrosky, our manager of partnerships and projects at Redeeming Babel, made this esteemed list.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
“The After Party curriculum depends on partners to distribute the curriculum. Our growing collection of partners include:
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
Matthew 5:9 Fellowship (One America Movement)
The Trinity Forum
“We also need your help with distribution. If The After Party could help your church, your school, your network, your family, sign up here and you’ll be the first to know when it’s available. In the meantime, please join our larger conversation around this message by listening to Curtis Chang talk to his friends (including regular guest David French) about the spiritual and cultural climate of the world today on Good Faith podcast.”
CHANG AND FRENCH BEFORE A CCCU AUDIENCE IN FEBRUARY 2023
“You can go through negative characteristics: brainwashed, bigoted, racist, you name it.”
“And overwhelming majorities of American partisans are fully bought in on this. So there’s even something now called lethal mass partisanship, which is the belief that the world would be better off if a significant percentage of your political opponents just died. “
“And about 20% of American adults believe that, including many Christians.”
CHANG AND FRENCH HAVE HOSTED JUSTIN GIBONEY RADICAL & CAMPAIGN CO-FOUNDER AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY/OBAMA FOUNDATION INSPIRED ORGANIZATION
What Can the Black Church Teach All of Us? (with Justin Giboney)
February 25, 2023
“Rev. Justin Giboney and host Curtis Chang discuss how the Black church provides insight on the limitations of the progressive/conservative labels for all of us. Justin and Curtis also share candidly from their own experiences, giving everyone an intimate window into the complexities of racial identity and faith. “
ON “NEGATIVE PARTISANSHIP” CHANG AND FRENCH ASSERT:
( NOTE- THIS IS CLASSIC THIRD WAY APPROACH AND NARRATIVE )
“What is negative partisanship? Negative partisanship is an affiliation with your partisan political tribe, not because you necessarily love it or the ideas that it espouses, but because you hate or fear the other side.”
“So it’s rooted in a deeply negative emotion. And this is an extraordinarily powerful influence right now in the United States of America. How powerful is it? If you go and look at some of the research done by a group called More in Common, which has looked at what is called the hidden tribes of American life, it looks at the people who are most animated by the strongest partisan motivations. They have incredibly, profoundly negative views of the other side. Very negative views: 89%, for example, of devoted conservatives who are disproportionately Christian viewed every Democrat as brainwashed. That’s just one statistic of many.”
“We need to reform the political mindset of Christians with timeless Biblical truths, and not cede this task to today’s secular and partisan media. There’s hope. It’s not too late. We can transform our political imaginations. God has called us to point to the Kingdom of Jesus which transcends the divisions of our day. Indeed, the future Kingdom – which Scripture depicts as a grand “wedding feast of the Lamb” (Rev. 19:6-9) – is the true hope that should unite Christians of all political stripes.”
“It’s time for us to go beyond party politics, and – as Christians – believe in the true “party” yet to come.”
THE BACKGROUND ON REDEEMING BABEL VAX PUSH IN 2021
Christians & the Vaccine was the leading national effort to persuade this community to consider receiving he COVID vaccine. We partnered with the National Association of Evangelicals, COVID Collaborative, the Ad Council, Values Partnerships and Public Square Strategies.
We produced videos to provide Biblically based answers to questions such as:
Trinity Forum is widely respected but well infiltrated organization given its history with the “Evangelical Immigration Table”/ The Obama Foundation’s Ambassador the America’s Believers Michael Wear and the long time contributions of defrocked former SBC ethicist Russell Moore.
Redeeming Babel must have missed that Babel is clearly condemned to fall and NOT BE REDEEMED in the Scripture and the organization seems to have fallen in with the “Good Faith”/ Common Ground / Civil Society narratives that have been falling flat for years on both sides of the political divide which they seem to think THEY can BRIDGE with the same failed technologies and ideologies.
The Fall of Babylon the Great
18 “After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. 2 And he cried [a]mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! 3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the [b]abundance of her luxury.”
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5 For her sins [c]have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6 Render to her just as she rendered [d]to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. 7 In the measure that she glorified herself and lived [e]luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’”
JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 16: 18 “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” BUT THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES FOR THAT WHICH BEARS THE NAME OF JESUS BUT WHICH HAS REMOVED ITSELF FROM HIS FOUNDATION.
Rev Thomas Littleton
It is difficult to watch what has happened to the church in America so far this century. It is most difficult as a Christian and as a minister and as anyone who carries a heart burden for the church, its members in particular and for the fulfilling of the TRUE mission of the church which is THE GREAT COMMISSION. People need the Lord -therefore they need to hear a pure-powerful and ATONEMENT based Gospel.They need a refuge -a place of worship- of fellowship- or discipling -…a House of Prayer for all .
But as Jesus chased out the money changers and rebuked those making His Fathers House a “house of merchandise ” and a His “House of Prayer” into a “Den of Thieves” so it is today. A house cleaning is in order.
A PARABLE OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST AT THE GATES OF HELL: WHAT FOUNDATION HAVE THEY BUILT UPON?
Jesus makes clear the GATES of HELL will not stand against His Church -BUT no promises have been made to those who depart from His foundation to build their own kingdoms. In the case of the current leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention -these people have elected to rebuild the TOWER of BABEL by following global cultural and political trends and call it the church.
The point in specific is SBC leadership and its Executive Committee have gotten on board with the #metoo / #churchtoo movement of anger driven feminist theology which hates the ATONEMENT- forgiveness and ALL the Gospel offers. These leaders have hired one of the nation’s largest corporate Diversity -Equity – Inclusion consultants and “abuse investigation ” firms named Guidepost Solutions -and gone gunning for abusers and those they deem “credibly accused” of abuse.
THE RIDE ALONG FOR THE DRIVE BY
LIKE THE CHAIN GANG ESCAPEES HITCHING A RIDE WITH BABY FACE NELSON FRESH OFF A BANK JOB AND BEING PURSUED BY THE LAW-SBC LEADERS IN 2018 HITCHED A RIDE WITH THE #CHURCHTOO MOVEMENT. ( From O’Brother Where Art Thou” the 2000 Coen Brothers film)
“Three convicts, Ulysses Everett McGill, Delmar O’Donnell and Pete escape from a CHAIN GANG and set out to retrieve a treasure buried by Everett before the area is flooded to make a lake. The three fail to get on a train before getting a lift from a blind man driving a handcar He tells them they will find a fortune, but not the one they seek.”
It is the Depression Era – much like the state of the SBC and church at present. Everett is our unnamed visionary leader(s) in the SBC who has /have long sold his/ their vision casting to the highest bidder. Delmar and Pete are the foolish fellow escapees who simple mindedly go along for the adventure not thinking through the outcomes of this “search for treasure” or what is about to be lost. While on lam from the law ( their accountability to God ) and walking along a dike ( keep in mind the coming flood -like divine judgement and the loss of any hope for finding the true treasure. ) they see a fast approaching vehicle. Time is of the essence so they hitch a ride. The vehicle is the “get away car” of famed bank robber Baby Face Nelson. This fast and recklessly driven car is the #churchtoo movement .The driver is Feminist theology on its own mission to take aim at … well the very boys who just got onboard and their visions of treasure. Worse yet the driver HATES the core of Baptist theology of ATONEMENT and FORGIVENESS around which its past ,present and future hopes rest. These Baptist leaders have become like wandering vagabonds who have long forgotten their foundations and the calling they profess to possess.
MONEY MONEY MONEY
As the car speeds along with its new passengers – the ill gotten proceeds of past raids have “come unstowed ” and MONEY IS FLYING EVERYWHERE. Suddenly the good ole boys from the chain gang realize they are in a ride along with a criminal who has his own treasuring seeking agenda and in a shootout with the law. They also a flood is coming- as they too are being pursued by justice for their own crimes. Meanwhile the high speed at which this vehicle is moving poses many dangers in itself as Mr Nelson goes about the business of taking aim at his targets….leaving his passengers to figure out that they are not in control and finally begin questioning what they have just gotten THEMSELVES into.
THE SBCs FAILURE
The SBC has been in the firm grips of feminist theology promoting the #ChurchToo movement against its members, pastors and churches since 2018. The media and SBC insiders have helped move the SBC into the hands of Guidepost Solutions -an abuse “investigative firm” and DE&I compliance consultant. Joining the effort is a group of survivors – some very real and very sad and sadly used by a larger agenda. Also there are some perhaps who are not victims BUT time will reveal that. The survivors, though featured up front, are not the focus of feminist theology and its taking aim at the church in America.The survivors are part of the victim coalition building & merely the excuse used by the sirens in this sad retelling of a classic tale. The extended cruise is even more perilous than the ride along.
JEZEBEL IS ON THE MOVE AND KILLS PROPHETS : OR DID THEY FORGET ?
While charmed by the sirens song and promised treasure SBC leaders in the Executive Committee have given up their ATTORNEY /CLIENT PRIVILEGE- Lost the law firm which had represented them for over 2 generations /some 68 or so years. Now filling that void there are some 7 or 8 other law firms and a PR firm representing Guidepost who ALL subscribe to DE&I values internally and promote compliance to these metrics in their clients.
All this and more came to bear on the SBC this past week when the SBC Executive Committee met with its full trustee board to report on the state of the SBC , do regular business and to make ready for the coming June Convention
THE APPEARANCE OF A COURSE CORRECTION
On the one hand the EC disfellowshipped the Saddleback Church (one of two churches disfellowshipped ) founded by famed Baptist /Drucker Disciple Rick Warren. Warren had been pushing boundaries for several years by ordaining women as pastors and appointed a successor who are his and her “pastors”. So the headlines looked like the SBC EC are holding the line on the Baptist Faith and Message on the Role of Women in the Church . Good right?
Not so fast because in the same meetings the EC signed up for YET ANOTHER ride along with the Feminist Theologians driving the #churchtoo movement. The EC has agreed for the feminist theology driven machine to compile and operate a DATA BASE of Baptist they AGAIN ” deem credibly accused” of sexual abuse. Continue to keep in mind the Feminist theological systems HATE biblical ATONEMENT -demand justice and retribution and pounds upon pounds of flesh from abusers. It loathes orthodox biblical male /female roles in the church and the home – despises the nuclear family calling it an IDOL and it operates out of critical theories like gender theory- feminist theory and queer theory birthed from Cultural Marxist verbal revolutionaries. Feminism and its theology always carries racial and sexual minorities in its big tent and does not end with a single Gospel driven REDEMPTIVE outcome. Why ? Because it is not Gospel driven at all…and that is ALL by design. It is anti gospel.
“THERE’S NO TELLIN WHERE THE MONEY WENT “
Meanwhile a report on a financial audit ordered last year for 2021 REVEALED something the Executive Committee tried to shuffle past even while reporting to their own trustees.
NOTE THE NUMBERS :
The SBC Executive Committee 2021 Financial Audit Report revealed that the SBC EC is on an “Unsustainable”path financially- that “changes will have to be made” that “EVERYTHING is on the table”. After several relentless trustee inquiries EC spokespersons revealed that they have lost HALF of their assets from $12 million down to $6 million in 2021 alone. Nothing has yet been revealed about 2022 numbers . There was plenty of grandstanding about other giving while never any mention of outside sources of income. Long and short of it -the Executive Committee had to admit THEY ARE GOING BANKRUPT .
Though these problems stem from their ride along with the #churchtoo fast and reckless movement- the SBC EC has decided to go for another ride and let these forces run their database for sex abusers thus allowing them reach into all Baptist life and entities AND into the local church. The very feminist theology driven forces which hate the very core of Baptist life and theology and are taking aim at the heart of the church in America are NOW the “Gatekeepers” and accountability partners” for Southern Baptist. Insane ? Yes absolutely.
Ignorance is to blame with some who are along for the ride But for others behind the efforts to attach the future of the Church to this movement there a is a clear willingness to sell out of the household of faith . They are also saying yes at the highest COST possible – the loss of the Gospel hope in the Atonement. It is the one true treasure they actually have to offer fallen humanity INCLUDING VICTIMS OF ABUSE. They have exchanged the glory of God for that which does not profit and their own birthrights for a bowl of stew.
THIS TIME THE GATES OF HELL WILL WIN -WHY ?
The institutional church plae in American culture is likely done. Short of a massive move of the Holy Spirit to bring about deep repentance and judgement starting at the house of God bringing in a massive house cleaning – the SBC is DONE. And it has been done in at its own leaders hands.
As the Serpent beguiled Eve and then she gave to her husband and brought about the Fall of Mankind -so once again the enemy has persuaded them that they can reject the commandment of God and their identity as His image bearers and strike out on their own becoming “like God”. The best weapons the serpent has ever had is to slither in between these GOD ordained partners given full fellowship with God and suggest “Hath God said…?” Once men and women of God move out of God’s light and seek their own truth – they are done building their lives on God’s foundation and promises. Paul, when instructing about the roles of men and women in Ephesians, pointed out that he was speaking “a great mystery” which is that their roles serve as types of the relationship between Christ and the Church. That fail is a massive loss to couples and to the church.The same is true of the SBC and other Christian movements. Jesus has made no obligation to preserve that which is built on other foundations. In fact he has promised to uproot and shake it until it falls. HELL HAS ENLARGED ITS BORDERS .
Hear the Heavenly Voice
25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.”
13 But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14 Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”
O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU GOING FROM HERE ?
After the FALL- the complicit and willingly ignorant SBC leaders who are still standing likely hope to find new jobs in the “Pappy O’Daniel Brain Trust” given their history of faith based partnerships. That may happen in the short term but the long term outcomes will not be so comfortable given their accountability to the one who called them to serve His house.
THE BAPTIST TALE OF WRONG FOUNDATIONS/DECONSTRUCTING THEIR OWN HOUSE .
The SBC movement is a convention of autonomous churches in cooperation called the Southern Baptist Convention. At one time there were over 16 million people and over 47,000 churches in the SBC. Today actual Sunday morning services of regular attenders, according to Baptist research organization Lifeway Research, is about 3.6 million (down from @5 million less than a decade ago.) So the SBC is in STEEP decline from what are largely self inflicted wounds.
In mission they have departed the Gospel for decades with buying into the following:
THE CHURCH GROWTH MOVEMENT
THE MULTI-SITE/MEGA CHURCH MOVEMENT
NEO-CALVINIST FALSE TEACHINGS AND ALLIANCES LIKE “THE GOSPEL COALITION “
MASSIVE INFLUENCE FROM SOCIALIST IDEOLOGIES / ORGANIZATIONS- COACHING AND “TRAINING NEXT GENERATION PASTORS FOR THE NEW PARADIGM CHURCHES”, LEADERSHIP NETWORK SELLING THE SNAKE OIL OF PETER DRUCKER BEING THE WORST.
THE AGE OLD MOVEMENT KILLER OF “THE SOCIAL GOSPEL”. TODAY IT IS CALLED “SOCIAL JUSTICE” AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY ,INCLUSION & BELONGING.
FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIPS WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND PRIVATE SECTOR ENTITIES TURN THE SBC AND THE CHURCH INTO A COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZERS AND VOLUNTEER BASES DELIVERING JUSTICE DRIVEN SOCIAL SERVICES/ WELFARE/ HEALTHCARE /HOUSING / DISASTER RELIEF/ REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT / FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE AND AN ENDLESS STRING OF CALLS TO DUTY IN REDISTRIBUTION AND ADDRESSING INEQUITIES. ( Note it is this false foundation which has the SBC and many churches compelled to comply with DE&I. PLUS the churches and ministries took some $7.3 billion in the the first round of Covid Pandemic bailouts so it is time to pay up and time to comply.
SEMINARY HEADS BEGAN IN 2009 TO TAKE DARK MONEY DRIVING FAITH DRIVEN WORKPLACE INDOCTRINATION FROM YALE CENTER FOR FAITH AND WORKS AND OTHER SOCIALIST /JUSTICE /EQUITY SOAKED “HUMAN FLOURISHING” AND “COMMON GROUND FOR THE COMMON GOOD” / “THRIVING ” GOALS.
GET THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM?
Can you see where along this path the foundations shifted and the Gospel has been lost? The SBC has no promise of survival since it has not allow the Lord to build it and the leadership have been building their own Tower of Babel across the cracked foundations listed above. Now ownership of and vision casting has been handed over to another who cares not for the Biblical foundations required for biblical faithfulness and future survival.
HOPE – CAN THEY KEEP HOPE ALIVE ?
When the ship is sinking the only hope is to abandon ship and swim for a lifeboat or floating debris. In the case of the current frigid culture “survivors” have virtually no chance of lasting for long unless they find refuge. Of course it is customary for captains to go down with the ship after doing all they can to save passengers.But it is not likely such nobel actions will be observed by current leadership. So if you are headed for a lifeboat- make way -the SBC leaders who ran the Ship into the rocky shores of #churchtoo likely will plan to be the first to abandon ship.
But Jesus will have a day of reckoning awaiting them…if not now- someday soon.
The entire tale of error and loss reminds one of the ill fated journey of those taking Paul to Rome for trial after he had appealed his case to Caesar. Warnings unheeded- shipwreck is certain .
Paul’s Warning Ignored
9 Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them, 10 saying, “Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives.” 11 Nevertheless the centurion was more persuaded by the helmsman and the owner of the ship than by the things spoken by Paul. 12 And because the harbor was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised to set sail from there also, if by any means they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete opening toward the southwest and northwest, and winter there.
In the Tempest
13 When the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their desire, putting out to sea, they sailed close by Crete. 14 But not long after, a tempestuous head wind arose, called Euroclydon. 15 So when the ship was caught, and could not head into the wind, we let her drive. 16 And running under the shelter of an island called Clauda, we secured the skiff with difficulty. 17 When they had taken it on board, they used cables to undergird the ship; and fearing lest they should run aground on the Syrtis Sands, they struck sail and so were driven. 18 And because we were exceedingly tempest-tossed, the next day they lightened the ship. 19 On the third day we threw the ship’s tackle overboard with our own hands. 20 Now when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest beat on us, all hope that we would be saved was finally given up.
21 But after long abstinence from food, then Paul stood in the midst of them and said, “Men, you should have listened to me, and not have sailed from Crete and incurred this disaster and loss. 22 And now I urge you to take [f]heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. 23 For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, 24 saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ 25 Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. 26 However, we must run aground on a certain island.”
Apocalypse–ON HUMAN RIGHTS. Think of what is really going on here. When globalist from the far left want to advance the rights of the fringe then it is always at the immediate expense of the majority and eventually is set to the collapse of any and all protections for anyone. FOR GLOBAL HUMANITY – THE LONG SOUGHT ENSLAVEMENT DRAWS NEAR WITH BARS AND CHAINS made of words, theoriesand the fleeting concepts of a false equitable and inclusive utopia.
“Annotated image from IBM’s Diversity in Faces dataset for facial recognition systems.)
Nothing says FAILURE to maintain an ETERNAL perspective and Gospel focus like aligning with the mainstream of trending culture in order to make your ministry or movement more popular and “in step”. Yet what is lost in the process is beyond value and often beyond recovery.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion are not biblical concepts, redemptive drivers or Kingdom of God principles BUT this has not STOPPED many “inspired” Christian leaders and organizations from adopting the DE&I metrics as “success” and applying them to the corporate cultures of churches and ministries. The Big FAIL is yet to come as DE&I redefines every aspect of human interaction and is driven by non-human and anti Christian /anti God ideology. Even if these organizations are able to use their DE&I compliance to obtain massive grants from foundations and government agencies and secure corporate partnerships and matched giving among supporters – the stench of death to their vision and divine calling is unmistakable and inescapable.
SOME DOCUMENTED EXAMPLES OF MINISTRIES AND MOVEMENTS ALREADY TAKEN IN BY DE&I
CRU- FORMERLY KNOWN AS CAMPUS CRUSADE
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at CRU International
“What do employees from different demographic backgrounds think about diversity, equity and inclusion at CRU International? Read what CRU International is doing to promote DEI in the workplace and how the company supports individuals of varying gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion and other attributes.”
Cru’s Four Areas of Strategic Focus
ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL
“The Challenge ACSI “
“The challenge of discussing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) can be even more pronounced in Christian circles than in the general public, because we rightly believe that we are all created by God and that there is only one race—the Human Race. Verses such as Galatians 3:28 reinforce this: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” While this verse primarily expresses that there are no lesser or greater Christians based on background, it can be misinterpreted that cultural challenges are not present in the Body of Christ. We can incorrectly use verses like this and others to recuse ourselves from any serious examination of cultural problems affecting our school communities.”
CHRISTIAN MEDIA “CHURCH LEADERS.COM” ADDS “BELONGING” TO DE&I
“Critical Race Theory. Wokeness. Gender-affirming. Implicit bias. Christians today are coming face-to-face with a tidal wave of terms and changing cultural norms that have left many feeling like exiles, foreigners in a distant land. Wanting to hold to both biblical truth (conviction) and God’s never-ending grace (compassion), many find themselves not knowing how to move forward in the wake of so much change. “…Truth be told, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) aren’t four-letter words. In fact, they may be just what we need to find our way back to a discipleship that models Jesus’, and that sees those in our world come to true faith.”
SOUTHERN BAPTISTS HAVE ALLOWED INTERNAL ACTIVISTS TO USE #CHURCHTOO ABUSE ISSUES TO DRIVE THEIR MOVEMENT INTO DE&I COMPLIANCE ORGANIZATION GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS
Mission Statement of GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS
“Guidepost Solutions fosters an inclusive environment of professionals who share common values of diversity and equality. We treat each other with respect. We listen to and learn from one another with compassion and empathy. We encourage diverse viewpoints as we provide innovative solutions for our clients’ complex challenges.”
“A dedicated Diversity + Inclusion Committee brings our team together by offering educational presentations, open platforms for listening and discussion, and learning opportunities. We incorporate these activities into our workday and beyond.”
Southern Baptist who call to report sexual abuse are networked through Guidepost and its deep commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusion .
Who “runs” the SBC Hotline?
“Guidepost Solutions LLC (“Guidepost”) Guidepost is an independent, third party that was hired by the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (“SBC EC”) on May 25, 2022, to collect reports, whether anonymous or attributed, regarding current and historic allegations of sexual abuse within SBC churches and SBC entities. Guidepost has set up the SBC Hotline as a means to gather information from reporters and refer submissions to the SBC Credentials Committee for their consideration and action as the SBC Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force deems appropriate. All calls/emails are handled exclusively by Guidepost team members. Guidepost continues to maintain this hotline.”
CHRISTIAN POST ARTICLE IN NOVEMBER 2018 PROMOTED THE CALL TO DE&I FOR CHRISTIANS
“Here’s Why Christians Should Be on Frontline of Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion“
“To better reflect God’s Kingdom here on earth, Christians should be at the forefront of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of society, from the church to the classroom, says Greg Dowell, Liberty University’s Vice President for Equity and Inclusion.”
GLOBALISTS LIKE THE UNITED NATIONS/ WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM AND COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS USE DE&I AS THEIR METRIC FOR ACTIVISM DRIVEN REDEFINING OF HUMAN RIGHTS GLOBALLY.
UNITED NATIONS -“DIVERSITY ,EQUITY, INCLUSION FOCUS
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM -” EMBEDDINGDE&I ECONOMICALLY AND IN SOCIETY
“Embedding equity and inclusion into economies and societies”
“The World Economic Forum is committed to helping people and organizations follow through on commitments to expand opportunity for the traditionally excluded, whether economically, racially, culturally, or technologically.”
“We aim to provide a platform where the public and private sectors can join forces to try to recognize historical shortcomings, rectify systemic inequalities, increase the diversity of perspectives involved in decision-making, and develop cities and technologies that are accessible for everyone.”
“PROBLEMS” WITH USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE . AND DE&I GOALS ARE SIGNIFICANT – WORKPLACE/HIRING IS ONE EXAMPLE
“AI in recruitment: is it helping or hindering your drive for DE&I?”
(FROM DIVERSITY Q ARTICLE JANUARY 2023)
AI, recruitment and discrimination
“At face value, it is easy to see the appeal of AI technology – but it can become problematic when AI is relied upon to reduce BIAS.”
“It is well known that a diverse workforce gives employers access to a greater range of talent, driving creativity and innovation and also producing commercial advantages. With growing pressure to meet diversity and inclusion goals and to establish meritocratic cultures, many companies are now relying on AI in recruitment to ensure candidates are assessed “objectively” and without reference to characteristics such as gender and race.”
IN REALITY INCLUSION BECOMES A WAY TO EXCLUDE CHRISTIANS AND CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS !
– BEWARE –
NOTE- When algorithms driven to promote DE&I are used in the context of “detecting the non-compliant”/hate speech/domestic terror then issues arise for the offenders and non -compliant with the daily functions of life. These include shopping/ banking, government program participation , healthcare , voting rights, scholarships, hiring or promotions in the workplace. As the DE&I assessments are applied then ANY mention of indication of ” ANTI- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion philosophy” such as those reflected in conservative. orthodox Christian Worldview is detected then the person holding such “discriminatory” views WILL BE EXCLUDED. The detection and the PROCESS will not be by an official, or the head of HR or the admittance office BUT by the drivers in the Artificial Intelligence and algorithms. The EXCLUSIONS WILL BE AUTOMATIC and perhaps irreversible .This is actually a “desirable outcome ” and use of AI for those interested in and committed to the metrics and “Social Credit Scores”.
So much for “INCLUSION “. .. IF YOU BELIEVE THE WRONG THINGS.
This exclusion and intolerance has already moved its way INSIDE the church where Jesus warnings in John 16:2 are being fulfilled all around us.
“They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.”
EUROPE HAS EVEN CONSIDERED BANNING THE USE OF A.i. IN SURVEILLIANCE AND SOCIAL CREDIT SCORES -AS REPORTED BY LIBERAL CNBC IN APRIL 2021
“EU to consider ban on using A.I. for mass surveillance and social credit scores”
“LONDON — Using artificial intelligence software for mass surveillance and ranking social behavior could soon be outlawed in Europe, according to draft legislation that has been shared online.”
FROM CNBC ARTICLE: (An annotated image from IBM’s Diversity in Faces dataset for facial recognition systems.)
An 81-page leaked document says “indiscriminate surveillance of natural persons should be prohibited when applied in a generalized manner to all persons without differentiation.”
On social credit scoring, which is already used in China, the draft legislation says: “AI systems used for general purpose social scoring” should be prohibited.
Certain uses of “high-risk” AI could be banned altogether, according to the document, while others might not be able to enter the bloc if they fail to meet certain standards.
THE WEF FOCUSES ON HOW ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE IS USED TO ADVANCE DE&I METRICS-THE GOOD -THE BAD -AND THE UGLY
WEF INTERACTIVE WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE FOR THE HUMAN RACE.
Artificial Intelligence: AI, Diversity, and Inclusion
Curation: Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
“One way to avoid problems with the technology is to create more diverse development teams”
“Artificial Intelligence tools are often promoted as an opportunity to improve diversity and inclusion. However, the news is full of stories about AI systems going horribly awry in ways that have the opposite effect. Some aspects of AI – such as its large scale, automated processes, and data-based decisions – could in principle expand access to resources and foster fairer treatment. Yet these same features also risk creating only the illusion of objectivity, while they encode inequality and injustice on a vast scale – or are used to further oppress disadvantaged groups. While AI tools do have the potential to improve diversity and inclusion, that power comes not from AI itself but rather from their creators. Current AI is not capable of abstract reasoning, nor can it predict the impacts of major change, necessitating human creators who understand why a current system may be problematic – and how AI might improve it. Similarly, the problematic impacts of AI on diversity and inclusion stem not only from issues related to data and algorithm design, but also from their creators misreading and oversimplifying social systems – and not anticipating unintended consequences.”
“For example, a scandal erupted in the United Kingdom in 2020 related to an algorithm used to grade crucial university entrance exams that undercut the scores of less-affluent students (though it was not a full AI system) – illustrating how algorithm creators may not anticipate how their tool will reinforce existing inequalities. Consideration of the diversity and inclusion impacts of AI systems should be incorporated into the design and evaluation of all AI tools, as well as their regulation and oversight. In addition, subject matter experts are necessary to understand the context in which an AI system will be deployed. Perhaps the most critical need is for AI development teams themselves to become more diverse – through changes in access to education and resources, hiring practices, and organizational cultures. Numerous examples exist of AI systems that are problematic because they reflect the world views and assumptions of their creators. While diverse teams are not a guaranteed fix, they reduce the odds that diversity and inclusion impacts will be overlooked. Diverse AI talent also broadens the innovation landscape more generally in ways that can push the technology forward on all fronts.”
Entire historically faithful movements and ministries have gone over to the DARK SIDE of global politics and Cultural Marxist standards for human behavior.They have subjected themselves to DE&I and culture change, social justice, and globalist ideologies to promote “Common Ground for the Common Good” /Community Development and training leaders for a “New Harmonious World Order “. Our innocent children and grand children are now subjected to being transformed into GLOBAL CITIZENS right under our noses in our own churches and Christian Schools and homes. All of this is in defiance of everything God has commanded us to do regarding our parental responsibilities. And it is all taking place on once Holy Ground- His ground – the church of the Living GOD.
Where do we go from here? The simple answer is “no where good “.There is no possible good outcome left on this trajectory and the sad reality is – the sooner this failure is judged the better for the world and the church. God arise and Let judgement begin at the House of God among those who think themselves guiltless while selling out the saints of an entire generation. And Lord – in wrath remember MERCY . Amen .
1 Peter 4:
17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
2 O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.
After having corrupted the church for decades and ruined the lives and ministries of countless young pastors…FILLING OUR PULPITS WITH CHAFF- TGC doubles down asserting that it can repair the breaches and restore the church with more of its poisonous doctrines.
Rev Thomas Littleton
There is no secret what false teaching can do.What it has done to other movements and denominations..it will do to you (your). And at least since 2018 most biblically anchored believers began to understand that progressive politics and warped doctrines of The Gospel Coalition were at the very core of declining commitments to biblical truth in the American church.The leavened continues to spread into Europe ,Asia and most other parts of the globe. After all Tim Keller’s TGC / Redeemer City to City . Center for faith and Works movements are indeed GLOBAL MOVEMENTS.
After Keller announced that his health was in serious decline many, this author included, have prayed that his illness might serve as a sobering wake up call leading to repentance from his problematic influences on modern day Christian faith. In stead he and those who look to be committed to preserving his organizations and legacy and furthering the reach of his teachings are making efforts to secure its continued existence.
INTRODUCING THE KELLER CENTER FOR CULTURAL APOLOGETICS
” The launch for the Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics is today.”
“We’re living amid the largest religious transformation in American history. Forty million Americans have left the church in the last 25 years. Many other Western countries have already seen similar declines. But that’s not the only challenge. After the fall of Christendom, believers in Western countries now face a strange mixture of apathy and antagonism toward the gospel. Many of our neighbors view Christianity as yesterday’s news but also as the source of today’s problems.
“We want to stem the tide of the dechurching by cultivating spiritual depth and humility among Christian leaders. “
“Learn more about The Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics:
“This is a new challenge. A big challenge. And church leaders don’t yet know what to do.”
“That’s where The Keller Center comes in. We want to help church leaders around the world”
FELLOWS AND THOUGHT LEADERS OF THE KELLER CENTER- SAME OLE ACTIVIST SONG AND DANCE
From Justice Warriors like Rebecca McLaughlin to ” gay Christian” activist like
Sam Allberry and Rachel Gilson , to Collin Hansen to carry to aging YR&R torch
into the future -the Keller Center promises more of the same while blindly or arrogantly
promising the reverse the trends of a post Christian culture it has helped further since
“Later this year I’ll be leading a “cohort” (an online guided teaching and discussion group) on Biblical Critical Theory”
“The Theology of Cities”
” Human Flourishing ” as a Biblical mandate..
“Theology of Vocation”
Seeking the Welfare of the City”
“AGENDA 2030 /GLOBAL GOALS ARE CHRISTIAN MISSION”
NO NEED TO SEARCH FOR THESE THINGS IN SCRIPTURE -THEY SIMPLY MAKE THEM UP
FEATURED BOOKSINCLUDE A KELLER BIOGRAPHY BY TGC EDITOR AND LEADING “YOUNG RESTLESS AND REFORMED ” AGING STABLE OF TINKERS COLLIN HANSEN
“Millions have read books and listened to sermons by Timothy Keller. But which people and what events shaped his own thinking and spiritual growth? Spend any time around Keller and you’ll learn what he’s reading, what he’s learning, what he’s seeing. The story of Timothy Keller is the story of his spiritual and intellectual influences, from the woman who taught him how to read the Bible to the professor who taught him to preach Jesus from every text to the philosopher who taught him to see beneath society’s surface.”
“With access to Keller’s personal notes and sermons—as well as interviews with family members and longtime friends—Collin Hansen gives you understanding of one of the 21st century’s most influential church leaders. Go behind the scenes to view additional pictures, watch interviews, and listen to the full sermons and lectures you read about in the book.”
TGC AND THE MODERN RABID NEO-CALVINIST ADMIT THE CHURCH INFLUENCE IS FADING AND YET REFUSE TO SEE OR ADMIT THAT THIS HAPPENED ON THEIR WATCH AND AS THE ERRORS FLOODED -LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY -INTO THE CHURCH WITH THEIR FALSE TEACHINGS.
“The reasons our friends and family leave the church are both common and complex. The Keller Center wants to close that back door by giving you gracious answers and innovative strategies to help friends and family find God in the church. Already we have commissioned and begun to assess the largest-ever survey of people who have left the church. We plan to share this data through our website, books, and podcasts as we consult experts who can help church leaders respond wisely.”
“In previous decades, even non-Christians in Western nations might know enough about God, sin, salvation to connect the dots as we testified to Christ. But now, those dots may not even occur to them. Many of our secular neighbors can’t seem to comprehend the gospel, let alone admit they need it. We need churches with wide-open front doors, where our neighbors can connect the dots by meeting the very body of Christ, a compelling community. The Keller Center shares best practices through cohorts, essays, books, conferences, courses, podcasts, lectures, and more.”
“SEND OUT THE EQUIPPED “
“Even as we make the church a more hospitable place for skeptics and doubters, we must go to them—in their neighborhoods, in their schools, and in their workplaces. The Keller Center’s resources equip Christians with answers developed in collaboration between leaders in the academy, marketplace, and church. We have begun to develop creative and accessible apologetics content on various platforms where many young people first encounter arguments against Scripture and faith.”
“In summary, The Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics helps Christians show unbelievers the truth, goodness, and beauty of the gospel as the only hope that fulfills our deepest longings.”
“We want to train Christians—everyone from pastors to parents to professors—to boldly share the good news of Jesus Christ in a way that clearly communicates to this secular age.”
How You Can Join
“Much of this training will come from The Keller Center’s fellows. The Keller Center equips these next-generation leaders through regular online gatherings and an annual in-person retreat. During their multi-year terms, these writers and teachers collaborate on answers to the questions that either lead people to lose faith, or prevent people from finding faith in the first place.”
“In The Keller Center’s online cohorts, you can learn with and from other front-line leaders on the most pressing issues facing the church today. You can sign up for our newsletter to be notified when our fellows publish an essay or release a new podcast. And you can financially support the center so that our efforts can grow in proportion to the scale of this historic challenge.”
“Close the back door.
Open the front door.
Send out the equipped.”
REALITY CHECK- TGC IS THE WELLSPRING OF CRITICAL THEORIES IN THE SEMINARIES AND THE PULPITS- OF SOCIAL JUSTICE- SOCIAL CHANGE TRANSFORMATION AND “THIRD WAY” PROGRESSIVE POLITICS
TGC GAVE US THE FOLLOWING- JUST A SAMPLING OF THE ERRORS :
MLK/50 in April 2018 which alerted the Christian world to their false gospel and racial division along justice and CRT lines.
iN THIS EVENT CRT WAS IN FULL USE BUT HAD BEEN FLOODING THE SEMINARIES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TGC SINCE AT LEAST 2009
APRIL 2018 TGC LEADERS ARE CAUGHT PROMOTING “LIVING OUT ” AND “REVOICE” LGBTQ+ CHRISTIANITY
2019 AND 2020 TGC LEADERS AND THEN TIM KELLER JOIN WITH OBAMA FOUNDATION, DEMOCRATIC PARTY OPERATIVES AND PAUL SINGER FUNDED IDEOLOGY IN & CAMPAIGN TO MOVE BIBLICAL CONSERVATIVES TOWARD MUSHY MIDDLE .
There are many more examples of the false teachings and horrific impact of TGC and Tim Keller’s influence. Much of his phraseology and talking points come from openly Frankfurt School inspired Think Tanks like the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and the far left economic theory wrapped in warped theology from Yale Center for Faith and Works.
Creating an “Evangelical Deep State” operation there has been plenty of dark money to go around like Kern Family Foundation and Templeton Foundation who both moved “off shore ” to the Cayman Islands in at least 2014.With no tax benefit needed for non profit foundations it can only be assumed this move was done to aid in the avoidance of a clear volume of the grant /money trail into organizations associated with TGC.
PERHAPS TGC WOULD BE WILLING TO SHOW WHERE ITS SEED MONEY /VAST OPERATING EXPENSES / AND THE KELLER CENTER FOR CULTURAL APOLOGETICS FUNDING ARE COMING FROM .
HOW ABOUT IT GUYS?
Collin Hansen admitted in an odd interview with ABC news that TGC was begun to basically impact the voting habits of Biblically conservative Christians. Interestingly TGC attempts to do so by projecting the false image that it is a politically neutral theological movement when in fact is is simply operating as a carefully engineered progressive political movement with carefully honed narratives to sound theologically reasonable. THIS IS THE MOVEMENT CALLED “NEO-CALVINISM “
Dr. E S Williams has doen a great deal fo research exposing Neo-Calvinism and its doctrine and key leaders like Tim Keller, John Piper , and Albert Mohler.
HERE is a excerpt of his work
5 FEATURES OF NEW CALVINISM
POSTED ON JULY 12, 2012
New Calvinist has a two-part series of articles on “Who Are the New Calvinists?” The Lectures by Ted Williams were delivered at the School of Theology, Metropolitan Tabernacle, London, on July 4, 2012. The lectures were read by Darren Cadapen, a member of the Tabernacle fellowship.
“New Calvinism is a movement that is sweeping across the Church in the USA and moving to the UK, and into other countries around the world. Many Christians may not be familiar with the term, and so my task in two talks, is to explain the phenomenon of New Calvinism, a movement that claims to be behind a resurgence of the reformed teachings of John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon and Jonathan Edwards. Led by some of the biggest names in the evangelical world, New Calvinism gives the appearance of doctrinal soundness. But on closer examination, we see a different picture. We see a movement that is bringing the world into the church—a movement that puts no difference between the holy and the profane. I hope to demonstrate that the problem of New Calvinism lies in both doctrine and conduct.”
New Calvinism, despite its claims of being a resurgence of the Reformed doctrines of Calvin, is doctrinally shallow. Its message of salvation, while may at times be technically correct, is delivered in a way that lacks conviction; that seldom mentions the awful offence of sin and the need for genuine repentance unto salvation that leads to new life in Christ. New Calvinism’s teaching on sanctification is deficient. It downplays the need for holy living, while emphasising the freedom, pleasures and benefits of the Christian life.
2) Loves the things of the world
New Calvinism has brought the ways and thinking of the world into the church. It does not usually separate from the attitude, desires and things of the world. New Calvinism is given over to the desires and thinking of the flesh. It is deeply committed to contemporary worship and the holy hip-hop scene. In matters of dress, language and entertainment, New Calvinism accepts and follows the way of the world.
3) Profoundly ecumenical
New Calvinism is a broad tent that embraces all shades of doctrine. Assent to the apostle’s creed is all that is required for one to be accepted as a Christian. This means New Calvinism is sympathetic to Roman Catholicism. Its inclusive attitude readily accepts charismatic and emerging church errors. The pursuit of false ecclesiastical unity is the cardinal error of New Calvinism that leads to all manner of compromise. New Calvinists refuse to separate from unsound doctrine, and even the most extremely forms of false teaching. Many form spiritual alliances that are about pragmatic advantage, rather than about the proclaiming the true gospel. Like the New Evangelical, so the New Calvinist, do not practice separation from those manifestly in error, and thus violate Scriptural principles as stated in 2 Cor. 6:14-18.
4) Social activism
New Calvinism adds the social gospel to the gospel of salvation. It believes that a central aspect of the gospel is an attitude of social activism that aims to redeem culture and save the world. It promotes social programs to care for the poor, and the human rights agenda to improve social justice.”
5) Low view of Scripture
“New Calvinism has moved beyond the inerrancy of Scripture debate, for its approach to Scripture is characterised by irreverence and flippancy. Some in the New Calvinist camp even use the Bible as a source of good comedy. The lyrics of rap artists are regarded as being profoundly doctrinal, able to teach the church how the Word of God should be preached. Scripture is contextualised to make the gospel world view sensitive and acceptable to the latest cultural trends in society. Jesus must be presented as the answer to the questions the culture is asking.”
“New Calvinism is a movement that is characterised by flippancy to holy things. It has no fear of God; it puts no difference between the holy and the profane. Puritan Thomas Watson gave this advice: “Take heed whom you listen to! It is our dear Saviour’s counsel, ‘Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves’ (Matthew 7:15). Let me tell you, the Devil has his ministers – as well as Christ. There are some, who by the subtlety of their wit have learned the art of mixing error with truth, and to give poison in a golden cup.”
World Economic Forum Davos 2023 meeting featured advancing LGBTQ rights ftont and center . The World Economic Forum believes that LGBTQ+ inclusion policies are the key to economic success and speakers at Davos gave some insights into the WEF position on the issue.
“Recent changes in law and the expansion of LGBTQI rights in a number of countries mark positive progress. What lessons from these success stories can be applied in other contexts? Speakers: Ben Fajzullin, Sarah Kate Ellis, Sharon Marcil, Tirana Hassan, Fahd Jamaleddine The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.”
Ben FajzullinSenior News Anchor, Deutsche Welle
Sarah Kate EllisPresident and Chief Executive Officer, GLAAD
Sharon MarcilRegional Chair, North America, Boston Consulting Group
Tirana HassanActing Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
Fahd JamaleddineCurator, Tripoli – LB Hub
WEF PANEL TOPICS FOR LGBTQi+
WEF LBGTQ activists criticized the US for so-called “anti-LGBTQ” bills, legislatIon WHICH ARE AIMED at protecting children from transgender surgeries, womens sports, and women’s rights to single sex bathrooms, locker rooms, showers and other spaces.
ANTI-LGBTQI BILLS AT THE STATE LEVEL
Sarah Kate Ellis, President of GLAAD, SPOTLIGHTED “anti-LGBTQ” bills that she says are mostly “targeting trans youth”. GLADD , Her organization had “worked with corporations behind the scenes to THREATEN states to say… I’m gonna pull business. I need safe places for my employees in the United States.”
“There are multiple factors at play in the LGBTQI+ struggle, @JamaleddineFahd emphasizes the importance of considering the context as a whole.”
@wef@sarahkateellis@GLAAD speaks on the importance of ‘speaking up and out’ for marginalized people in the LGBTQI+ community.
(FROM Post Millennial WEBSITE)
“The idea that LGBTQ inclusion policies are economically beneficial stems from the WEF’s insistence that businesses should focus on “stakeholder capitalism” rather than the more traditional shareholder capitalism.”
“In the stakeholder capitalism model, companies must allocate resources to environmental and social issues alongside striving to be profitable. The WEF argues that being LGBTQ-inclusive is the secret to economic success in a post-pandemic world, as inclusive cities are claimed to be more innovative and attractive to young, creative minds.”
“Sharon Marcil, of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), said her company has enhanced “gender-affirming care” coverage and made “an enhancement in terms of inclusiveness in fertility.” This includes company coverage for surrogacy.”
Around min 9 – The discussion turns to corporations playing and “continuing to play a role and need to and it is being DEMANDED BY THE NEXT GENERATION.”
Min 11 – The assertion is made that the US has a significant number of anti -LGBT Youth legislative efforts. CEO’s can push back on this issue. Trans youth have the least voices and WE HAVE TO BE SPEAKING OUT FOR THEM.
Min 14- “Setting up PRIDE Communities in companies”
Min 15- Establishing public /private partnerships playing out the PR …Get ahead of it- we’ll have to do it given it is “demanded and expected”.
Min 16 -We brought up best practices of DEI and chose 8 best practices on how to implement that all over the world and make societal change.
Min 19- How do you con·ven·ience people that this is a basic human right?
Min 22 – No matter where we are working in the world (what culture) we have a common set of principles and purposes .
Min 24 -A really good model is in the US how we did marriage equality- its aright but it was the emotional appeal ..when we started talking about LOVE… Visibility is the KEY and lays the groundwork to move rights forward. ..by people knowing who WE ARE
Min 25- How can infiltrate or work with media and corporations to get the word out and bring visibility.
Min 26- On Transgender – In the US -who is making up the gap in education? -its the media.
Min 27 Q and A begins
WEF 2020 ASSERTED THAT LGBTQI INCLUSIVE CITIES -ARE PART OF THE “GREAT RESET ” RETURN TO POST COVID PROSPERITY “
• “Economies that are more inclusive are better placed to recover from the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
• A strong positive correlation exists between LGBT+ inclusion and economic resilience.
• In particular, cities that embrace diversity may reap an ‘inclusion dividend’ as they begin to rebuild their economies.”
“As the world continues to grapple with the unprecedented global health crisis of COVID-19, the scale of the related global economic crisis is becoming increasingly clear. We are facing the sharpest economic contraction since the Great Depression in the 1930s, according to the United Nations – threatening to roll back decades of progress in the fight against poverty.”
“At the same time as taking emergency measures to minimize the immediate economic impacts of the pandemic, governments around the world are looking to position themselves for recovery. A new analysis of economic resilience offers a potential clue to which economies may be able to recover faster: LGBT+ inclusion is correlated to the resilience of a country’s economy.”
WEF PANELIST ASSERTS THAT LGBTQI+ RIGHTS ARE THE NEW BATTLE GROUND FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.
“Tirana Hassan, Interim Director at Human Rights Watch, “LGBT rights… are actually becoming signs of modernity,” and are becoming “a new battleground.”
‘This is not a fight that is over’ says @TiranaHassan on the importance of continuing to advance and protect LGBT rights around the world.”
Sharon MarciL talks about how support has improved for the LGBTQI+ community in the last 25 years, but there’s more work to be done.
WEF /DAVOS ” PRIDE ON THE PROMENADE “ 2023 EVENT WITH GLADD, HRC, UNITED NATIONS ,ACCENTURE AND THE LGBTQI COMMUNITY
(“The increase in representation and visibility of the LGBTQ community among the business world, and at landmark global events such as the World Economic Forum, is remarkable,” said Aron Cramer, President and CEO of BSR, the parent organization of PGLE.)
“The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland is underway and LGBTQ visibility is high. Last night, the heads of state, CEOs, and civic and social leaders from around the globe were greeted with the Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality’s “Pride on the Promenade,” a united show of support for LGBTQ people through a rainbow light-up of multiple venues and signs across the Promenade, the main street of shops and cafes in Davos. “
“The initiative organized by PGLE, Accenture, and GLAAD celebrates the progress of LGBTQ human rights and serves as a call to action for necessary advances in global LGBTQ acceptance and equality. PGLE is a project of BSR, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the World Economic Forum.”
“Accenture, AWS, Axios, Circle.com, Cisco, CNBC, Deloitte, EY, Female Quotient, Google, Hub Culture, IBM, Meta, Microsoft, Salesforce, SAP, Workday, and Zoom participated in ‘Pride on the Promenade’ by displaying rainbows and LGBTQ messages on screens and signage in exterior and interior hosted spaces located on and around the Promenade in Davos. “
“Launched during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in 2019, the Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality (PGLE) is a coalition of organizations committed to leveraging their individual and collective advocacy to accelerate LGBTIQ+ equality and inclusion globally and drive positive change, through raising awareness and advancing implementation of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI people. The Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality (PGLE) is a coalition of organizations committed to leveraging their individual and collective advocacy to accelerate LGBTIQ+ equality and inclusion globally and drive positive change”
TED CRUZ CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN FROM 2012 AND 2016 IS MARRIED TO THE CEO OF ACCENTURE .
Accenture is a Consultant /Advisor to the Board of WEF according to its website. It is leading this effort to feature LGBTI in DAVOS with the UN , HRC and GLAAD. CEO of this extremely WOKE consulting firm is Julie Sweet. Sweet husband is Chad Sweet from the 2012/2016 campaigns of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas
Julie Sweet CEO of Accenture
According to the website:
“She also serves on the WEF Board of Trustees.”
Sweets husbands work with Ted Cruz – (Source Ballotpedia )
Chad Sweet is a Republican political consultant based in Washington, D.C., and co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a business and security consulting firm.
“Sharon Marcil is Boston Consulting Group’s North America Regional Chair, overseeing operations in the US, Canada, and Mexico. She is the Chair of BCG FED, the entity that runs the US Federal Government business for the firm. Sharon formerly served as the Head of Global Marketing and the Global Client Team. She also ran the BCG Global Consumer business.”
“Since joining BCG in 1993, Sharon has led transformation efforts at the world’s largest private and public sector organizations including assisting the largest global health care and consumer companies on post-merger integrations and restructuring efforts and, in the public sector, assisting key entities with transformation and restructuring efforts. Sharon has been a leader in bringing corporate best practice to the federal government sector—helping change agents in government lead transformation efforts at many agencies. Sharon has also worked with the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition since 2011. “
ACCORDING TO ALL GLOBAL ADVOCATES OF LGBTQI RIGHTS – RELIGIONS -ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANITY ARE “THE BIGGEST ENEMY OF LGBTQI+ RIGHTS“.
(FROM WEF 2018 ARTICLE ON THREATS TO LGBTQ RIGHTS)
TRUMP AND CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS WERE A THREAT?
(NOTE- Trump has never been a threat to LGBTI rights but has had the support of conservative evangelicals who do oppose the agenda. )
“Although the case stopped short of setting a precedent that would allow people to claim exemption from anti-discrimination laws for religious reasons, it highlighted tensions in the US between conservative Christians and the proponents of LGBTI rights.”
So the Christian Church has always been and will always be the primary target for social change from WITHIN .
CHRISTIAN LEADERS WORKING SOCIAL CHANGE FROM WITHIN
Here are clear examples of how compromised Christian Leaders are moving the church toward the Globalist vision ” BEYOND THE RAINBOW”.
American Seminaries and major denominations liek the Southern Baptist Convention and once conservative Presbyterians have promoted Gender/ Feminine / Queer theories and INTERSECTIONALITY for over a decade. Diversity Equity and Inclusion are the new MANTRA for Christian organizations.
(ARTICLE FROM MAY 2022)
In 2018 the Revoice movement promoting “LGBT+ Thriving in Historic (Conservative) Churches” surfaced after years of planning and educating in house activist in both the SBC and PCA flagship seminaries. The resulting controversies , divisions and splits have failed to turn these movements around at the highest levels and the LGBTI Critical Theories training continues.
In the above linked article readers can see how the LGBTQI “Inclusion ” movement is trickling down into local churches. In the link Below the movement is tracked into Christian Education in K-12 Christian School oversight organization ACSI
Even Bible Memorization focused AWANA ministry is joining the effort to feature WOKE and Revoice/ LGBT+ Thriving leaders in their training for Child Discipleship Forum.
Christian organizations around the world are seeking to partner with local and national governments and with the United Nations in global “relief” and “refugee resettlement” efforts as well as with Global Health Initiative ” and World Health Organization. Leaders like Baptist Rick Warren, Tim Keller, Walter Kim and Francis Collins and organizations like World Relief, National Association of Evangelicals, World Evangelical Alliance, Lausanne Movement continue to deepen their own ties with global interest like WEF and have shown complete willingness to take the institutional church and foolish Christians who follow them- down this deadly path INTO AGENDA 2030 DE&I metrics and including “LGBTI Inclusion- BEYOND THE RAINBOW ”
26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
THE RACE TO THE FRINGE CONTINUES. WITH LEADERS LIKE MATT CHANDLER THE CHURCH HAS LITTLE HOPE FOR A BIBLICALLY FAITHFUL “FUTURE “.
EXILES IN BABYLON
March 23-25, 2023 | Boise, Idaho
“To be a Christian is to be an exile. The Bible has a name for the country we’ve been exiled to: Babylon. As exiles living in Babylon, we need to think biblically, Christianly, indeed exilically—not partisanly—through cultural and political issues.”
“This year, our topics include: The Future of the Church, Disability and the Church, Multiethnic Perspectives of American Christianity, a conversational debate on the Problem of Evil, and a pre-conference symposium on Women in Leadership!”
“Different views will be presented. No question is off limits. No political party will be praised. Everyone will be challenged to think. And Jesus will be upheld as supreme.”
SPEAKERS INCLUDE SPRINKLE WHO HEADS THEOLOGY INT HE RAW AND IS A REVOICE “LGBTQ THRIVING ” IN THE CHURCH LEADER.
Dr. Preston Sprinkle Preston Sprinkle (Ph.D.) is an international speaker and a New York Times bestselling author, who’s written a dozen books including People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is not just an Issue. Preston currently serves as the president of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, an organization that equips Christians to engage questions about faith, sexually & gender with theological faithfulness and courageous love. Preston also hosts the popular podcast “Theology in the Raw” and posts regularly on his YouTube channel “Preston Sprinkle.”
TGC AND BATPIST PASTOR MATT CHANDLER HAS JUST RETURNED FROM BEING OUT OF HIS CHURCH PULPIT FOR MONTHS DUE TO AN INAPPROPRIATE ONLINE RELATIONSHIP
Matt Chandler Session: The Future of the Church “Matt Chandler is a husband, father, pastor, elder, and author whose greatest desire is to make much of Jesus. He has served nearly 20 years as the Lead Pastor at The Village Church in Flower Mound, TX which recently transitioned its 5 campuses into their own autonomous churches. He is also the President of the Acts 29 Network, a large church planting community that trains and equips church planters across the globe.Matt is known around the world for proclaiming the gospel in a powerful and down-to-earth way and enjoys traveling to share the message of Jesus whenever he can. He lives in Texas with his beautiful wife Lauren and their three children, Audrey, Reid, and Norah”.
MICHELLE T. SANCHEZ WHO WILL SHARE THE SESSION WITH CHANDLER IS AN EVANGELICAL CONVENANT CHURCH MINISTER / ECC WHICH PROMOTED RACIAL JUSTICE AND MANY LEADERS FORM REVOICE INCLUDING FORMER PCA PASTOR GREG JOHNSON .
ECC HAS AN LGBTQ “SAFE SPACES” AND WELCOMING INITIATIVE CALLED “EMBRACE”
Heart | Embrace Love
“Create safe and compassionate space for relational connection”
“This section provides resources to help you embrace a deeper sense of compassion as well as to create a healthy space for relational connection with people who are LGBT+. These resources are recommended with the intention of providing helpful guidance toward building bridges and loving well. Through memoirs and stories, how-tos, and practical curriculum, this section serves as a source of valuable relational guidance.”
Michelle T. Sanchez Session: The Future of the Church Michelle T Sanchez is the senior leader of discipleship and evangelism for the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) denomination, a multiethnic movement of 900+ churches, as well as a frequent speaker on the topics of sexual discipleship and racial discipleship. Michelle is the founder and key architect of Embrace, a wide-reaching human sexuality discipleship initiative of the ECC. New for 2022, Michelle is the author of Color-Courageous Discipleship, Color-Courageous Discipleship Student Edition, and the picture book, God’s Beloved Community. After studying international business at NYU, Michelle worked as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. She has served in various capacities with the Institute for Bible Reading, Cru, and the Lausanne Movement. She is a regular columnist for Outreach Magazine and a dual-degree graduate of Gordon-Conwell seminary. Find her at MichelleTSanchez.com.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND OBAMA FOUNDATION LEADER /& CAMPAIGN CO-FOUNDER JUSTIN GIBONEY IS ALSO A SPEAKER
Justin Giboney Session: Multiethnic Perspectives on American Christianity ” Justin Giboney is an attorney, political strategist and ordained minister in Atlanta, GA. He is also the Co-Founder and President of the AND Campaign, which is a coalition of urban Christians who are determined to address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure.In 2012 and 2016, Georgia’s 5th congressional district elected him as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention. A former Vanderbilt University football player and law student, Justin served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. He’s the co-author of Compassion (&) Conviction – The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement and has written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today and The Hill.”
SPONSORS INCLUDE BIOLA/ TALBOT WHICH ARE REVOICE LEADER MARK YARHOUSE DISCIPLES.
ALSO FRANCIS CHANS ETERNITY BIBLE COLLEGE IS A SPONSOR
ALSO INTERVARISITY WHICH HAS PUBLISHED REVOICE LEADERS BOOKS INCLUDING MARK YARHOUSE.
The lingering impacts of Revoice and its LGBT+ activism leadership continue to push their agenda across evangelical circles. Compromised pastors in The Gospel Coalition continue to press the limits while continuing to assert that TGC and they are rooted in biblically orthodoxy. & Campaign which is a direct extension of the Democratic Party and Obama Foundation into the conservative evangelical movements , continues to be endorsed by pastors . Meanwhile Baptist like Matt Chandler who has been selling the snake oil of “white privilege ” and CRT laced false gospel is one of many pastors exhibiting ever increasing boldness in his own fringe endorsements and involvements.
A Tree Known by Its Fruit
33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
MAY 23RD 2018 ALBERT MOHLER DECLARED THE #METOO MOVEMENT IN THE CHURCH WAS THE “WRATH OF GOD POURED OUT-THE HUMILIATION OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION”. YET THE SBC ABUSE ADVOCATE/MEDIA STAR/ CONSULTANT/ AUTHOR / CONFERENCE SPEAKER AND HER HUSBAND HAVE BEEN A PART OF ALBERT MOHLER’S TEAM AT SBTS FOR OVER A DECADE.
Rev Thomas Littleton
January 14th 2023
This past week controversy arose over the MANY HATS that victims advocate Rachael Denhollander is currently WEARING in the ongoing SBC “Sex Abuse ” controversy, investigation and media circus. It seems that not only has Mrs. Denhollander been working for many Southern Baptist entities like The ERLC ( under Mohler protege’ Russell Moore at the time) but also for the Executive Committee, SBTS itself, various other entities like Lifeway (where one of the featured victims has worked as an executive) AND is now reported to be ACTUALLY running the SBC abuse HOTLINE.
O Yes and she works with the independent investigative firm Guidepost Solutions directly and with the various “Task Forces” which the SBC have established to coordinate the investigation and “implement ” its new policies.
MOHLER AND ACTIVISM IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION
Albert Mohler and his SBTS are deeply tied to the leading activist the SBC related to Racial issues, the use of Critical Race Theory , Intersectionality , The LGBTQ Thriving Revoice movment in the SBC and PCA. AND more recently it has come to light that Mohler has had a longstanding connection with the leading couple in sex abuse /#metoo/ #churchtoo JUSTICE advocacy.
SOME HISTORY OF SBTS KEY ACTIVIST :
1ST -Russell Moore who accused the SBC of rampant racism , sex abuse and the existence of a massive coverup of the above in the SBC,Accusations came via leaked letters leading to the current investigation and abuse crisis.Moore IS the most famed or infamous of Mohler’s proteges’ . Moore was educated, employed and in leadership at SBTS for more than 2 decades. Moore also helped launch the CRT filled MLK/50 event in April 2018 where he accused Southern Baptist of “worshipping Jim Crow”as Jesus.
2ND -Once CRT and Intersectionality were being mainstreamed as “useful tools with the Gospel” in the Southern Baptist it was Mohler who worked directly with his in house SBTS CRT activist on RACE to drive a program called “Removing of the Stain of Racism from the SBC”. Those SBTS trained and employed activist included Curtis Wood, Matt Hall & Jarvis Williams. These same resident SBTS activist were part of the 2017 SBTS racial history investigation and purge as well as the 2019 Resolutions Committee who altered a submitted resolution ( # 9) to condemn CRT and Intersectionality in the SBC into an affirmation of CRT and Intersectionality.
(The panel, which was hosted at the SBC Cooperative Program stage, featured R. Albert Mohler Jr., Kevin Jones, Matthew J. Hall, and Curtis Woods. The panel was moderated by Jarvis J. Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary.)
3RD – Nate Collins founder of Revoice LGBTQ Thriving in the SBC ( which ALSO DEEPLY IMPACTED THE PCA) was a student, a Garrett Fellow AND taught New Testament at SBTS. Collins resided at SBTS for a period of 14 1/2 years obtaining 2 degrees and asserting in his dissertation for SBTS that the use of “Virgin ” proves the existence of a “third gender identification ” in the New Testament. Collin’s SBTS academic studies and papers and his book “All But Invisible” centered around Feminine,Gender and Queer Theories and Feminist Theology. Revoice is a movement in intersectionality “at the intersection of faith and sexuality”. Collins also presented some of his SBTS sexuality papers at ETS.
4TH- Deeply concerning is the decade PLUS history of Jacob and Rachael Denhollander at Albert Mohler’s SBTS and the ongoing efforts of the “Sex Abuse / #churchtoo scandals to force investigations, lawsuits, the coalition of victims, settlements AND to enforce compliance of Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the nations largest Protestant Denomination the Southern Baptist Convention. As the reader can determine below the use of,Jacob Denhollanders SBTS academic career and academic focus look to have been used to furthered the cause of the #churchtoo in the SBC. Is this “a Gospel issue”? No-nuanced critical theory and Feminist Theology narrative is not the Gospel.
THE DENHOLLANDER REPUTATION
There is no denying Rachael Denhollander’s acclaim :
“Rachael Denhollander is an American lawyer and former gymnast. She was the first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar, the former Michigan state University and USA Gymnastics doctor, of sexual assault. Denhollander is 2018 Glamour Woman of the Year and was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018. She is the recipient of the 2021 Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life.”
“Denhollander was the last to speak during both of Nassar’s sentencing hearings. In asking the judges to impose the maximum sentence on Nassar, Denhollander said, “How much is a little girl worth?”[She answered her own question: “These victims are worth everything … I plead with you to impose the maximum sentence under the plea agreement because everything is what these survivors are worth.”In Ingham County, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Denhollander “built an army of survivors”[and called her “a five-star general.”[Aquilina also said Denhollander was “the bravest person I have ever had in my courtroom.”
THE ISSUE OF ABUSE IN THE CHURCH
QUESTIONS TO PONDER- Is the use of the “5 star general” who assembled an “Army of the Abused ” in the Nassar case- now heading the same KIND of effort among Southern Baptist? If so, as it appears, is this being done right out of its Flagship Seminary SBTS?Could this reality be just a matter of happenstance? Can Baptist assume that these associations JUST SO HAPPENED to develop and become weaponized against the church in the same way the Nassar case developed- by some of the same people- all within Albert Mohler’s SBTS circles?
VALID ABUSE AND COVERUPS
There is no doubt the church has had a history of both abuse and problems with how abuse is handled. Yet evidence is compelling that something more was going on -at least in the Southern Baptist sudden visitation of the issue in a highly publicised and ongoing controversy filled with accusations of coverup, corruption and collusion.
But COMPELLING and disturbing appearance EXIST of some high level COLLUDING of a different sort- at the flagship SBC seminary.
WE HAVE TO ASK -WAS “GOD’S WRATH BEING POURED OUT ON THE SBC” OR WAS THE #CHURCHTOO VISITATION A COORDINATED EFFORT FROM SBTS?
@JJ_Denhollander “I am extremely grateful to see these words from the president of my school, albertmohler. There is much more work to do and many more hard conversations to be had @R_Denhollander and I hope to be helpful in anyway we can.”
FROM THE MOHLER “WRATH OF GOD ” ON THE SBC ARTICLE
“America’s largest evangelical denomination has been in the headlines day after day. The SBC is in the midst of its own horrifying #MeToo moment.”
“At one of our seminaries, controversy has centered on a president (now former president) whose sermon illustration from years ago included advice that a battered wife remain in the home and the marriage in hope of the conversion of her abusive husband. Other comments represented the objectification of a teenage girl. The issues only grew more urgent with the sense that the dated statements represented ongoing advice and counsel.”
“But the issues are far deeper and wider.”
MOHLER DISCUSSED HAVING BROUGHT IN THE DENHOLLANDERS TO HANDLE SBTS OWN SEX ABUSE CASE (S)
Statement from R. Albert Mohler Jr. on Sovereign Grace Churches
R. Albert Mohler, Jr. — February 15, 2019
“When this issue resurfaced a year ago, I was made painfully aware of my serious mistakes. I immediately urged that an independent investigation be conducted and agreed that CJ (Mahaney) needed to step down from public ministry until that took place. This resulted in a severing of all personal and ministry ties, and I have had no relationship with CJ or SGC since that time.”
“I was deeply affected by the documentation offered by Rachael Denhollander. I met with Jacob and Rachael soon after she released the documentation and I have deeply appreciated her counsel. That first conversation fundamentally changed my understanding of this issue.”
IN HIS OWN WORDS- MOHLER TURNED TO THE DENHOLLANDERS FOR HELP. & HE ENCOURAGES THE “PRESSURE” TO BE MAINTAINED !
“I should have sought advice and counsel of agencies and authorities and experts who were even then on the front lines of dealing with these kinds of allegations.”
“Some will question whether the force of public pressure explains the timing of my statement and its public nature. In all candor, this pressure is no doubt part of that explanation. That fact should serve to encourage survivors and their advocates to maintain such pressure.”
THE DENHOLLANDERS AND SBTS -SOME HISTORY :
According to Jacob the couple have been at SBTS for over a decade
Photo from Jacob Denhollander social media of his SBTS graduation
“After 11 years, two degrees, and a lot of life, my time @SBTS is over. Forever grateful to these professors for the way I have grown as a scholar and as a man. It’s a bittersweet day as I move on to finish my PhD elsewhere, but part of me will always be at Southern.”
CONSIDER THE DECADE PLUS OF THE DENHOLLANDERS PRESENCE AT SBTS AND JACOB DENHOLLANDER’S WORK THERE:
Jacobs published academic papers at SBTS date back to at least 2015 confirming that his work at SBTS has been focuses on abuse and reconciling things like “Feminist Theology ” and its hatred of the atonement with the Gospel. His other public academic studies appear to have been focused on Abuse as well. So since a least 2015 – WHILE the Nassar case was being prosecuted and Rachael Denhollander has played a major role developing that case and become known as “a five star general” – “assembling and army of victims” She and her husband have been at Albert Mohler’s SBTS seminary focusing on Sex Abuse from a theological framework.
As manager of the SBC Hotline for Guidepost Solutions and working directly with multiple other SBC entities in multiple capacities “The General ” not only looks to be wearing too many hats but positioned to assemble a new army for the assault on the Southern Baptist Convedntion.
The history of Feminist Theology is Anti- Gospel and Anti- Family and Anti- conventional Conservative Theology . It is certainly against the Baptist Faith and Message. Feminists theologians INSIST that theology has been developed not just by males, but by males within a patriarchal culture in a patriarchal church which is rife with systemic abuse of women by men who subordinate and exploit them.
Feminist Theology resist the use of male pronouns for God – Assaults the role of women in the home and the biblical call for women to submit to their husbands. Feminist theology calls the Nuclear Family and IDOL which must be taken down and replaced. Feminine Theology seeks to subvert and usurp the role of men in leadership which is specifically counter to the Apostle Paul’s inspired instructions for family and church life.
Feminist Theology seeks to deconstruct ALL Biblical concepts of family and church and leadership -promotes the demands for all churches to ordain women in senior leadership and EVEN goes so far as to attempt to feminize God.
THE PROBLEMS WITH THESE ASSERTIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS VS THE GOSPEL OF REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS ARE GLARING AND LEGION.
Yet at SBTS Jacob Denhollander appears to have been commissioned or allowed to dedicate his academic pursuits and papers, obtaining his degrees, to erasing or merging the polar opposites of feminist theology and the Gospel /Good News and the Great Commission which once was said to occupied Southern Baptist life and ministry.
Justice for Victims is the new gospel !
“The #MeToo moment has come to American evangelicals. This moment has come to some of my friends and brothers in Christ. This moment has come to me, and I am called to deal with it as a Christian, as a minister of the Gospel, as a seminary and college president, and as a public leader. I pray that I will lead rightly.” …”This is just a foretaste of the wrath of God poured out. This moment requires the very best of us. The Southern Baptist Convention is on trial and our public credibility is at stake. May God have mercy on us all.” Albert Mohler .
MOHLER PARTNER AT THE GOSPEL COALITION RECENTLY OFFERED HIGH PRAISE FOR THE DENHOLLANDERATONEMENT NARRATIVE.
(NOTE THIS WAS SENT BY A READER WHO HAD NOTED THE KELLER -DENHOLLANDER TWITTER EXCHANGE ON JANUARY 1ST 2022 )
“A bit surprised that the Denhollander essay–which advocates for abuse victims but also affirms substitutionary atonement as a way to do so–has gotten so little discussion. (I hope that means everyone agrees with it!) I”m grateful for the Denholladers’ work and ministry.”
““The example of God at the cross inverts power dynamics at play in oppression and abuse.” – Jacob and Rachael Denhollander in ““Justice: The Foundation of a Christian Approach to Abuse”
IN 2018 BOTH JACOB AND RACHAEL PRESENTED AN SBTS PAPER ON ABUSE JUSTICE AT THE 70TH ANNUAL EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETINGS IN DENVER COLORADO
“JUSTICE: THE FOUNDATION OF A CHRISTIAN APPROACH TO ABUSE”
“In this paper, we seek to establish that evangelicals possess the theological truths needed to bring comfort, hope and truth to survivors of abuse, predicated on a proper understanding of justice as seen in the atonement and character of the Triune God. We examine the claim that penal, substitutionary understandings of the atonement are pictures of abuse and argue that, properly understood, these understandings of the atonement instead provide a basis for rejecting the power dynamics that underlay all forms of abuse.”
SBTS , Albert Mohler and the Denhollanders have played a significant role in the development of the ideology of “humiliation” , contrition and JUSTICE in the SBC abuse scandal and response. AGAIN -Jacob has been able to use his academic studies and papers to reconcile the anti gospel- anti forgiveness – pro prosecution and pro justice of FEMINIST THEOLOGY with the Southern Baptist once Biblical view of repentance , forgiveness, and RESTORATION. Does this mean these biblical ideals must take a back seat to JUSTICE?
MOHLER AND HIS DISCIPLES SHOW UP REPEATEDLY IN THE SBC ABUSE ISSUE.
Mohler disciple Russell Moore immediately commissioned Rachael Denhollander to help with his “Caring Well ” brand building in the ERLC/ SBC response to sex abuse.
Russell Moore and Denhollander at ERLC’s Caring well Conference -abuse “response “
Moore also echoed Mohler’s “Wrath of God “in 2022
This Is the Southern Baptist Apocalypse
“The abuse investigation has uncovered more evil than even I imagined.”
MOHLER HAD PREVIOUSLY FEATURED THE “GOSPEL DRIVEN TESTIMONY” OF DENHOLLANDER AT THE NASSAR SENTENCING IN THE BRIEFING .
“An amazing testimony to the gospel, to the reality of good and evil, and to Christian truth in a Michigan courtroom” THE BRIEFING -THURSDAY, JAN. 25, 2018
(Perhaps HERE Mohler is SKILLFULLY putting TO USE the reconciled NARRATIVE merging Feminist Theologies demand for JUSTICE and prosecution to the fullest extent of the law with a “Gospel Testimony” by Rachael Denhollander. The reader can determine that for themselves )
MOHLER IN THE BRIEFING IN HIGH PRAISE OF THE COUPLE WHO HAVE MADE THIER HOME IN HIS SBTS CIRCLES AS THE NASSAR CASE HAS UNFOLDED. ODD-HE NEVER MENTIONS THAT FACT.
TWO IMPORTANT EXCERPTS AND THE FULL MOHLER STATEMENT ON MRS. DENHOLLANDER’S “GOSPEL TESTIMONY IN THE COURTROOM:
“Rachael Denhollander. In her statement concerning the sentencing of Dr. Nassar, she not only spoke eloquently from the deep reservoirs of a Christian worldview, but she spoke directly to the doctor with the power of the Christian gospel.”
MOHLER ASSERTS THE DEEP CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW & GOSPEL REFLECTED – THEN
“Those are words very difficult to hear, very difficult to read, very difficult to say. They are difficult words we need to hear, and of course they are difficult words that have the ring and the authenticity of biblical truth. This is the kind of argument that can only emerge from Christian conviction and from the Christian biblical worldview. The references here to good and evil, to right and wrong, to a straight line of judgment, most importantly the references to sin and guilt, the necessity of repentance and the substitutionary atonement of Christ and the promise of salvation, all of this only makes sense, it is only coherent if everything revealed in the Scripture is true.”
“BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW- CHRISTIAN CONVICTION- & SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT “
Again the Jacob Denhollader 2015 paper reconciling Feminist Theology with the Gospel primary task is to deal with feminist theologies hatred for Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA).
Excerpt :Denhollander on Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA)
“Rita Nakashima Brock famously labelled any model of atonement in which Jesus is subjected to punishment to satisfy God as “cosmic child abuse” – a sobering and disturbing claim that has embedded itself in contemporary discussions about the atonement and has been accepted by many theologians as necessitating a careful re-formulation, if not outright rejection of, traditional models of atonement. Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA), with its emphasis on the wrath of God against sin and the justification of sinners through the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross, is especially criticized as modeling abuse and making a virtue of suffering.”
” Most defenses of PSA against this characterization focus on the way feminists have misunderstood or caricaturized PSA, and seek to demonstrate that Christ’s substitutionary death, rightly understood, does not explicitly or implicitly encourage abuse. While useful, I intend to go beyond a mere defense of the atonement and demonstrate that far from condoning abuse, a properly Trinitarian articulation of PSA can be used to address the problem of abuse by radically confronting the sinful view of authority and power that always lies behind abuse.”
MOHLER EVEN GETS IN HER COMING BOOK TITLE
“She then asked the question,”
“how much is a little girl worth?”
FULL COMMENTS BY MOHLER IN PRAISE OF DENHOLLANDER “GOSPEL”.
“The woman whose accusations broke the story and eventually broke the doctor was a young woman by the name now of Rachael Denhollander. In her statement concerning the sentencing of Dr. Nassar, she not only spoke eloquently from the deep reservoirs of a Christian worldview, but she spoke directly to the doctor with the power of the Christian gospel. The words of this young woman bear our close attention. The doctor as he was being sentenced was carrying a Bible visibly. That was considered by many of the victims to be manipulative with the doctor effectively using the Bible as a prop in order to engender sympathy during his sentencing hearing. But Mrs. Denhollander pointed to the Bible that Dr. Nassar had, and then she said bravely,”
“If you have read the Bible you carry, you know the definition of sacrificial love portrayed is of God himself loving so sacrificially that he gave up everything to pay a penalty for the sin he did not commit. By his grace, I, too, choose to love this way.”
“Later referencing the Bible again, she spoke of absolute truth and the objective reality of right and wrong. She said and I quote,”
“the Bible you carry says it is better for a stone to be thrown around your neck and you throw into a lake than for you to make even one child stumble. And you have damaged hundreds. The Bible,” she said conveys the message of, “final judgment where all of God’s wrath and eternal terror is poured out on men like you. Should,” she said, “you ever reach the point of truly facing what you have done, the guilt will be crushing. And that is what makes the gospel of Christ so sweet. Because it extends grace and hope and mercy where none should be found. And it will be there for you.”
“I pray you experience the soul crushing weight of guilt so you may someday experience true repentance and true forgiveness from God, which you need far more than forgiveness from me,” she said though she bravely continued, “though I extend that to you as well.”
“Speaking again of the reality of right and wrong of evil and good, she said,”
“Larry, I can call what you did evil and wicked because it was. And I know it was evil and wicked because the straight line exists. The straight line is not measured based on your perception or anyone else’s perception, and this means I can speak the truth about my abuse without minimization or mitigation. And I can call it evil because I know what goodness is. And this is why I pity you. Because when a person loses the ability to define good and evil, when they cannot define evil, they can no longer define and enjoy what is truly good. When a person can harm another human being, especially a child, without true guilt, they have lost the ability to truly love.”
“She continued by saying to the doctor,”
“Larry, you have shut yourself off from every truly beautiful and good thing in this world that could have and should have brought you joy and fulfillment, and I pity you for it. You could have had everything you pretended to be. Every woman who stood up here truly loved you as an innocent child, real genuine love for you, and it did not satisfy.”
“Then addressing the judge Mrs. Denhollander said,”
“I ask that you hand down a sentence that tells us that what was done to us matters, that we are known, we are worth everything, worth the greatest protection the law can offer, the greatest measure of justice available.”
She then asked the question,
“how much is a little girl worth?”
“Those are words very difficult to hear, very difficult to read, very difficult to say. They are difficult words we need to hear, and of course they are difficult words that have the ring and the authenticity of biblical truth. This is the kind of argument that can only emerge from Christian conviction and from the Christian biblical worldview. The references here to good and evil, to right and wrong, to a straight line of judgment, most importantly the references to sin and guilt, the necessity of repentance and the substitutionary atonement of Christ and the promise of salvation, all of this only makes sense, it is only coherent if everything revealed in the Scripture is true. And as we consider this story that is now so much a part of the American attention and conversation today, we need to be thankful as this judge was thankful for young women who were brave enough to accuse this doctor so esteemed and respected throughout the Olympic community of what he had done and to stay by their story and to make it stick consistently testifying in order to bring about not only a criminal conviction but the end to this kind of abuse that endangered so many others.”
“Then addressing the first of those young women to speak up Rachel Denhollander, the judge said,”
“You started the tidal wave. You made all of this happen. You made all of these voices matter. Your sister survivors and I thank you. You are the bravest person I have ever had in my courtroom.”
“But what so many in the world missed is that the moral clarity that was so evident in that courtroom yesterday cannot really emerge from a secular worldview. It can only emerge from a biblical worldview. And yesterday it wasn’t just the witness to good and evil that appeared. In the voice of Rachel Denhollander, there was a powerful witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Gospel that speaks so honestly about sin, and the Gospel that so honestly promises in Christ salvation from sin.”
ACCORDING TO THE WIFE OF THE FIRST INVESTIGATIVE SBC TASK FORCE LEADER ALBERT MOHLER MADE A SURPRISE VISIT TO THEIR NC CHURCH BEFORE THE FIRST TASK FORCE WAS FINALIZED .
“Distinguished visitor this morning at @biltmore. Unassuming, unannounced, thus uncelebrated, until he walked up to @BruceFrank1 in the lobby after service with kindness and encouragement. Honored to have@albertmohler worship with us this reformation day.” OCTOBER 31ST 2021
Albert Mohler and SBTS ,along with other individuals and entities in the SBTS and Guidepost Solutions are the target of a lawsuit themselves in the pushback from the SBC #churchtoo abuse “investigation “.
ARE OTHERS SEEING THE PROBLEMS WITH HOW THE SBC HAVE HANDLED #CHURCHTOO MOVEMENT?
IT APPEARS SO –
MOBILE, Ala. (BP) – “A former Southern Baptist seminary professor and his wife have filed suit against the SBC and 10 other individuals and entities connected to the SBC, including Jennifer Lyell and Guidepost Solutions.”
“In a filing made in the Mobile, Ala., Circuit Court, David and Mary Sills allege “defamation, conspiracy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and wantonness concerning untrue claims of sexual abuse” initiated by Jennifer Lyell.”
Guidepost Solutions, a third-party investigative firm secured in 2021 by the Sexual Abuse Task Force
“It also accuses the SBC, Lifeway, Jennifer Lyell, Eric Geiger, the EC, Ed Litton, Willie McLaurin, Rolland Slade, SBTS and Mohler of “making an example out of SBC member and employee David Sills who, without controversy, had admitted to an affair with Lyell and willingly accepted the SBC requirement that he depart from his position at the Seminary.”
“The suit claims these parties “saw an opportunity to improve the appearance and reputation of (the) SBC’s handling of abuse cases, long under fire, even though there had not been any legitimate and proper investigation into the allegations, nor was Dr. Sills adequately informed of the specific nature and extent of accusations made by Lyell.”
WHAT THE GOSPEL- THE CHURCH AND THE CHRISTIAN FAITH ARE NOT !!!
The Christian , nuclear family is NOT an IDOL as Feminist Theology, Russell Moore , Nate Collins Sam Allberry and other Baptist activist assert and does not need to be “replaced by an inclusive church as the family”
Church is the Body of Christ and the assembly of the first born – who have been forgiven- and have forgiven those who sin against them.It is not an assembly of victims seeking justice. Instead they are justified by the Blood of Christ – for all have sinned against the offended party which in the true Gospel is God.
The Gospel is the Good News that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself in His Son Jesus and that Good News does not need useful tools from the Frankfurt School or seminary students devoting time and study and entire careers to uniting critical theory narratives with Bible verses and theological concepts to form a new gospel. How is this known? Because such narratives are not the the Gospel at all.
Atonement is a sacred work within the HOLY realm of Triune God and impacts mankind only in that God has opened the doors for mankind to reap its bountiful mercy and taste of eternal life…knowing the forgiveness of sin by it. It has no need of nuance nor refining and adaptation for application in a modern society or among its activist “causes”.
Forgiveness is a non option for the Christian based on having been forgiven and on laying down ones own life for others as Jesus has laid down His life for all sinners. The Gospels and Forgiveness serve God’s JUSTICE – not ours and Vengeance belongs to Him alone. He will repay. The offer of forgiveness and the choice to show mercy are God’s and we are called to forgive as He forgives based on the Blood of Jesus.
There is no room for demands for Justice at the foot of the cross.
Some biblical food for thought :
8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. 23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ 27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
28 “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down [e]at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you [f]all.’ 30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done. 32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. 33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ 34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
Love Your Enemies
27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
32 “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, [d]hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
Luke 23:34-36New King James Version
34 [a]Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
And they divided His garments and cast lots. 35 And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.”
36 The soldiers also mocked Him…..
James 2:13-15New King James Version
13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Abuse of any kind and all kinds cries out for justice like the blood of Able from the ground after being murdered by his own brother . Abuse that is unlawful in mans courts and the prosecution and penalty for it are to be settled in mans courts NOT in the church lead by members with movements of problematic origin and grinding out other agendas in and against the church.
When the church embraces the role of dispensing JUSTICE over race or abuse or sexuality or identity or any number of social change causes – is has lost its vision and eternal purpose.
Mercy is the message of the Cross against the backdrop of mans rejection of and hatred toward God and God’s pending judgement on all who do wickedly and love a lie. Suspended in the convergence God’s TRUTH , of sin and wrath and God’s Divine Judgement and the desperate inability of man to save himself- God provided Himself a Lamb to take away the sins of the World. THIS dear friends is the Gospel-
The blow due to us- all of US -abused and abusers and activist and indifferent – fell on HIM.
Psalm 85:10New King James Version
10 Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed.