The “Christian” Left can’t make it past the first chapter of the New Testament without rejecting essential doctrines

I say that without exaggeration.  If you were reading a book that claimed to be the word of God and the explanation for this life and for eternity and for how to be on right terms with God, yet you completely rejected two of the religion’s foundational premises in the very first chapter, wouldn’t you just give it up and find another religion?  Not the “Christian” Left.  Consider these simple passages, clearly not written as illustrations but as specific truth claims (they immediately follow the genealogy of Jesus so it would be a non sequitur to shift genres).

Matthew 1 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

So we have two claims that the father is not human but that the conception was from the Holy Spirit.  The Left’s opposition to the virgin birth isn’t some side issue, because it goes to Jesus’ claims of deity that they typically deny.  Wolves like Mark Sandlin explicitly deny his divinity.

Then there is Jesus’ purpose for entering his creation.

21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

23  “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,

and they shall call his name Immanuel”

(which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

So Jesus’ purpose was explicitly stated: To save his people from their sins.  Yes, He came for other reasons, but the opening of this Gospel focused on the main reason.  Also note the additional claim to the virgin birth.

Of course, the more you read the Bible, the worse it gets.  The “Christian” Left thinks they like the Sermon on the Mount, but they’d hate it if they understood it.  They only agree with a few parts of it because they get them wrong.

Run, don’t walk, from the “Christian” Left.  Their beliefs are indistinguishable from the world’s.

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“Social justice” = politically correct, virtue-signaling gibberish

I’m used to the “Christian” Left prattling on about “social justice,” even as they advocate for the ultimate injustice of abortion to the child’s 1st breath, but now a lot of previously sound evangelicals are saying the same sorts of things.  Justice and Gospel don’t need adjectives.

Here’s an example:

Ray Ortlund @rayortlund
Any church that refuses to face its past and pursue reconciliation is saying to every minority person, every victim of abuse, everyone whose past is a story of injury, “Our Jesus is so small, our pride is so big, we ignore the past. Do not expect to be understood here.”

What does that mean in practical terms?  How about if we just welcome anyone who wants to know about God on his terms?

My response to Ortlund: Sorry to see a teacher like you succumb to political correctness. What does “pursue reconciliation” even mean when the victims and the perpetrators aren’t even around and are so vaguely defined? Your virtue signaling is nauseating. Just preach the Gospel.

Another good response:

Cultural Wind Sock Borg Retweeted Ray Ortlund

Please provide an exegetical defense of having to repent for sins you in no way participated in (i.e. generational guilt), or please stop. Ray is off the rails.

Booker T. Washington had the solution over 100 years ago.

There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.

A dear friend is black, and, not surprisingly, her church is 100% black.  I’ve been there several times for funerals.  Should I have told them they aren’t diverse enough, even though they are solid on the Gospel?

Yes, I love to see all sorts of diversity in the church, as that can be an indication that everyone interested in being there on God’s terms is welcomed.  But any church putting quotas, “social justice,” “the social gospel” or anything of the like in front of the real Gospel needs to stop.

Just preach the Gospel.  Everything else is a distraction.

Last day on Facebook for Eternity Matters: August 24

I’ve already deleted my personal Facebook account and will be deleting the Eternity Matters Facebook page on August 24.

So please join me at mewe.com/join/eternity_matters . It is like Facebook, only with a cleaner interface and they don’t abuse your privacy.

Big Tech is out of control.  You can’t avoid them completely but Facebook is one of the biggest abusers of trust out there.  I realize that not a lot of people are on Mewe yet, but the momentum could pick up if just a small % would make the switch and each bring a few people with them.   Let’s make Facebook the new MySpace!

P.S. I also just canceled Netflix.  Yea!

My recommendations:

Replace Twitter with Gab http://www.gab.ai

Replace Facebook with MeWe.com

Replace Chrome (or whatever) with Opera.com

Replace Google search with DuckDuckGo.com