False teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie asked, “What would Jesus cut?” in an attempt to influence the reductions required for the U.S. budget. Aside from the major issues with not only the ineffectiveness but the counterproductive nature of so many U.S. welfare programs, I think it is fair to ask if Chuck and other false teachers like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis really care what Jesus thinks.
Perhaps they could share their church budgets with us and show us how much they give out of their own pockets to the poor, even as their denominations keep shrinking (the UCC loses people year after year – must be the ejector seats!). Do they just spend the donations on their own buildings and such, or do they help the needy in a significant way? If they aren’t setting a good example with their own funds, why should we take their advice on how to spend other people’s money?
Jesus said many things that these false teachers don’t take seriously.
Jesus taught that not only was murder wrong, but even the hatred that leads to murder. He taught to protect the weak and the “least of these. Yet the false teachers are pro-legalized abortion and even pro-taxpayer-funded abortion. If they think Jesus supports either of those they are worshiping a fake Jesus.
And they support groups like Planned Parenthood, which in addition to killing the unborn systematically hide statutory rape and underage sex slavery. That is the opposite of love and caring for the least of these.
Jesus taught not to even look at others lustfully and that marriage was designed for one man and one woman. Yet these false teachers support all manner of perversions, oppose censorship of destructive materials, support “same-sex marriage,” and more.
Jesus said that Hell is real, but the false teachers don’t believe that.
Jesus said He is the only way to salvation, but the false teachers don’t believe that.
Jesus said He was God, but the false teachers don’t believe that.
Jesus taught to give your own money to help your neighbors, not to ask Caesar to take from neighbor A to give to neighbor B. But the false teachers believe the opposite.
You get the idea. So why should we think they really care about what Jesus says now?
Don’t let them get away with stealing the name of Jesus while teaching the opposite of what He did on nearly every important topic. Run, don’t walk, from theologically Liberal churches. They are just providing shortcuts to Hell.