by Kjos Ministries
Conspiracies have darkened the visible “Church” (not God’s invisible Church) from its birth — just as Jesus warned. For two thousand years, His disciples have been challenged to stand firm on His Word and follow Him on His uncompromising narrow way, resisting the wide, popular way of the world. Are we willing?
The Social Gospel of the early 20th century shifted the focus of many church leaders from God’s unchanging Word to the world’s pliable ideals. Pragmatic pastors and seminary professors would validate their visions with hand-picked Bible verses that “fit” their social message. “Offensive” words like sin and and redemption were redefined, contextualized or ignored. No need for the cross, since all people were considered essentially good.
Naturally, as socialist ideals tore away at the old Biblical barriers to spiritual pluralism, the change process accelerated. Even “conservative” pastors — like their purpose-driven guides — began to view Christianity primarily as good “deeds, not creeds.” Click here to read more.