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Jim Wallis officially supports oxymoronic “Same-Sex Marriage”

No surprise: Jim Wallis Now Supports Same-Sex Marriage. Of course he always supported it, he just didn’t have the guts to say so.

If anyone is surprised then they haven’t followed Wallis closely.  Mr. “Social Justice” is on board with not only legalized abortion but taxpayer-funded abortions.  He is also on record as saying that the “Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” (he should read Galatians 1 again).  He is a false teacher and this is just more evidence of it.  He doesn’t care what the Bible says, he just waited until it profited him to “change his mind.”

Does pro-abortion Jim Wallis really care about the common good?

Or is Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis just trying to sell more of his new book?  Via On God’s Side: For the Common Good – Jim Wallis | God’s Politics Blog | Sojourners:

It’s time to ask what it would look like if we could practice the common good in the massive debates that are now dividing our country: economic fairness and social trust; the purpose rather than the size of government; the moral path to fiscal sustainability, ethics for globalization; coming together to holistically prevent gun violence; conflict resolution over endless wars; and countless others.

His post never mentioned abortion.  Over 3,000 innocent but unwanted human beings are destroyed every day, with his blessing.  In fact, as a supporter of Obama’s Democratic platform Wallis favors taxpayer-funded abortions.  He fails to mention how that is being on “God’s side.”

Sojourners has a crush on Rob Bell

Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and his Sojourners organization really love them some Rob Bell.  They are up to part 5 in a fluff piece series on him — Awake My Soul (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 5).  But Bell is a transparently worldly false teacher who doesn’t have the guts to stick with real marriage and claims that God is leading him some new way.  Ugh.

Oh noes! Sojourners is mobilizing!

I haven’t written about Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and his Sojourners group for a while.  See Fun With Numbers for a good analysis of their latest ramblings and rationalizations for advancing failed Leftist policies while pretending to be centrists.

Behind the numbers are vulnerable people and sacred lives.

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We will let Congress know we must not balance our national budget on the backs of “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40).

They fought strenuously for the health care bill when it included taxpayer-funded abortions and they opposed the Stupak Amendment which would have removed abortion funding.  In other words, they are pro-abortion, which makes their claims about “vulnerable people” and the “least of these” ring hollow.

Also remember that Wallis originally denied taking money from George Soros, then finally admitted it, then recently took another $150,000 from a Leftist atheist who is on record for opposing America.  But Wallis is a real centrist, right?

Come and See!

Inspired by the biblical story of Philip and Nathanael (John 1:43-46), Sojourners is calling on faith communities and faith-based organizations to invite their Congressional representatives to “come and see” the organizations and people in your communities that will be placed at risk by severe budget cuts.

 

And leave it to them to rip a Bible passage out of context to justify their Leftist ends. (What does the story of Nathaniel and Phillip have to do with this? Couldn’t anyone use that “come and see” bit for any reason?)

As usual, they are being “generous” with other people’s money and releasing endorphins as they congratulate themselves.

If you like small chunks of heresy . . .

You can follow false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie on Twitter — see Social Gospel Christianity In 140 Characters.  My guess is that false teacher Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis has an account as well.

The “social gospel” folks are a self-parody, as they are nearly all pro-legalized abortion.  Chuck and Jim would have rather seen their Obamacare dream fail than support the Stupak Amendment, which would have banned taxpayer-funded abortions.  Meditate on that: Their definition of “social gospel” doesn’t just include keeping abortion legal, it means increasing abortions.

I’ve also noticed that the social gospel types don’t present the real Gospel.

Here’s a contest: Who can come up with the best Tweet (140 characters or less) critiquing the hypocrisy of the “social gospel” crowd?  Buzzkill alert: It is one of those contests where the only prize is the satisfaction of winning.  The ruling of the judge is final must be present on the Internet to win etc. etc.

Here are some samples (you don’t have to include the words “social gospel,” I just had room for them:

Social gospel: Congratulating yourself for taking from neighbor A by force to make neighbor B more covetous & comfortable on his way to Hell

Social gospel: Recklessly borrowing from future generations to kill part of future generations via taxpayer-funded abortion

Or state the real Gospel in 140 characters or less:

Jesus died for your sins and rose again.  Repent & believe and have joy, forgiveness and eternal life.

Jim Wallis’ new strawman

See Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor – Jim Wallis – God’s Politics Blog, where Wallis wants to debunk the “myth” based on the political assertion that government doesn’t have any responsibility to poor people.  It is a classic example of arguing a point that wasn’t made.

What I oppose, along with many others, are false teachers like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie distorting what the Bible teaches and asking for a virtual blank check for their counterproductive social programs.

How about if Wallis, Currie et al sign letters asking the government to stop letting people crush and dismember innocent but unwanted human beings?  That would be worthwhile.

Yet another passage that theological Liberals ignore or don’t understand

I often point out how false teachers abuse scripture to advance their religion-disguised-as-politics agenda.  Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis likes to point out how there are over 2,000 verses about money in the Bible.  That may be true, but it doesn’t mean he understands them.  False teachers like him and Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie think that Jesus taught to ask “Caesar” (i.e., the government) to borrow from others to give away in the name of the oh-so-generous false teachers.

Here’s another verse they ignore or don’t understand, courtesy of  The Servility of the Religious Left « runlevel five(pointer).

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. Proverbs 22:7 English Standard Version

Chuck Currie and the United Church of Christ want to make a lot more slaves. In fact, if they have their way,  the entire nation will become further enslaved to foreign lenders, by insisting that we continue to raise the debt ceiling. Moreover, in response to calls for increased fiscal responsibility, they are demanding an increase in taxes.

The problem is, Currie is not alone in his views. He is joined by a host of other advocates for fiscal irresponsibility that reaches the level of forced servitude for the American people. Such deluded individuals consider spending beyond our means as a nation a good thing. Even elected officials such as Pete Stark go so far to say that the bigger our national debt, the wealthier we are.

Currie should know better. What is truly alarming is his willingness to sacrifice future generations, including his two children, on the altar of the idol of Entitlements and the long-discredited Social Gospel.

Indeed, people who can’t vote or haven’t been born yet will be saddled with the debt that these false teachers advocated in the name of Christ.  Just as God points out in Proverbs, they will be slaves to their lenders.  But at least the borrowers Solomon had in mind were directly responsible for their actions.  No one borrowed in their name and without their approval.

Worse yet, the false teachers’ use of the borrowings is nearly always counterproductive.  It is lose-lose with these guys.

False teachers think Jesus taught to borrow money to give away

No, it is actually worse than that.  False teachers* think that Jesus taught to ask “Caesar” (i.e., the government) to borrow from others to give away in the name of the oh-so-generous false teachers.  And the others can’t vote or may not have been born yet.  Call that what you like, but it isn’t Christianity.  Here’s the latest example: Raise the Debt Ceiling & Protect our Communities.

Friendly reminder: Jesus taught to give your own money, and to do it cheerfully and not under compulsion (2 Cor. 9).   Run, don’t walk, from “Christians” who teach otherwise.

*False teachers include people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie

False teachers think Jesus taught to borrow money to give away

No, it is actually worse than that.  False teachers* think that Jesus taught to ask “Caesar” (i.e., the government) to borrow from others to give away in the name of the oh-so-generous false teachers.  And the others can’t vote or may not have been born yet.  Call that what you like, but it isn’t Christianity.  Here’s the latest example: Raise the Debt Ceiling & Protect our Communities.

Friendly reminder: Jesus taught to give your own money, and to do it cheerfully and not under compulsion (2 Cor. 9).  Run, don’t walk, from “Christians” who teach otherwise.

*False teachers include people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie

Why don’t false teachers use the “argument from silence” on their favorite issues?

Hint: Because they are false teachers.

False teachers* love the argument from silence that I blogged about yesterday, where they justify homosexual behavior and abortion because they think Jesus didn’t specifically forbid those.**  Therefore, they reason that those issues can’t be important.

But I’ve noticed they don’t use that line of thinking on their pet solutions, such as wealth redistribution or universal healthcare.  After all, Jesus never said to ask Caesar to take from neighbor A to give to neighbor B and call it generosity on your part.  Yet here is false teacher Chuck Currie, claiming to care about the “least of these” (when not endorsing their destruction in the womb): Paul Ryan Tries To Spin Letter From Roman Catholic Archbishop; Religious Leaders Remain Opposed To GOP Budget.

Yes, budgets are moral documents.  And it is immoral to borrow from those who can’t vote or haven’t even been born to sooth your guilty, selfish conscience.

If these fakes want to use the argument from silence on issues like homosexual behavior and abortion, then show them how it applies to their issues as well.

On what other favorite issues do they fail to use the argument from silence?

*False teachers are people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie.

** That argument fails on many levels: Arguing from silence is a logical fallacy, Jesus inspired all scripture, He supported the Old Testament law to the last letter, the “red letters” weren’t silent on these topics in the sense that they reiterated what marriage and murder were, He emphasized many other important issues that these liberal theologians completely ignore (Hell, his divinity, his exclusivity, etc.), He was equally “silent” on issues that these folks treat as having the utmost importance (capital punishment, war, welfare, universal health care, etc.), He didn’t specifically mention child abuse and other obvious sins though that wouldn’t justify them, and abortion and homosexual behavior simply weren’t hot topics for 1st century Jews.  See What Jesus didn’t say for more.

Why don’t false teachers use the “argument from silence” on their favorite issues?

Hint: Because they are false teachers.

False teachers* love the argument from silence that I blogged about yesterday, where they justify homosexual behavior and abortion because they think Jesus didn’t specifically forbid those.**  Therefore, they reason that those issues can’t be important.

But I’ve noticed they don’t use that line of thinking on their pet solutions, such as wealth redistribution or universal healthcare.  After all, Jesus never said to ask Caesar to take from neighbor A to give to neighbor B and call it generosity on your part.  Yet here is false teacher Chuck Currie, claiming to care about the “least of these” (when not endorsing their destruction in the womb): Paul Ryan Tries To Spin Letter From Roman Catholic Archbishop; Religious Leaders Remain Opposed To GOP Budget.

Yes, budgets are moral documents.  And it is immoral to borrow from those who can’t vote or haven’t even been born to sooth your guilty, selfish conscience.

If these fakes want to use the argument from silence on issues like homosexual behavior and abortion, then show them how it applies to their issues as well.

On what other favorite issues do they fail to use the argument from silence?

*False teachers are people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie.

** That argument fails on many levels: Arguing from silence is a logical fallacy, Jesus inspired all scripture, He supported the Old Testament law to the last letter, the “red letters” weren’t silent on these topics in the sense that they reiterated what marriage and murder were, He emphasized many other important issues that these liberal theologians completely ignore (Hell, his divinity, his exclusivity, etc.), He was equally “silent” on issues that these folks treat as having the utmost importance (capital punishment, war, welfare, universal health care, etc.), He didn’t specifically mention child abuse and other obvious sins though that wouldn’t justify them, and abortion and homosexual behavior simply weren’t hot topics for 1st century Jews.  See What Jesus didn’t say for more.

False teachers worship government instead of Jesus

False teachers* continue to whine and fast** over the U.S. budget, ignoring that their plans involve taking from others — most of whom can’t vote and who may not even have been born yet (and won’t be, if these pro-aborts have their way).  It is illuminating how the Democrats gave up billions of dollars in spending rather than lose a few hundred million that goes to Planned Parenthood.

Their “churches” aren’t giving themselves because they are too busy with their #1 priority of advancing the anti-biblical gay agenda.  Therefore, they must ask the government to take from neighbor A to “give” to neighbor B.  How generous of them!  And how un-biblical!

There is no greater concern among the churches of Christ than for those in this nation who live in poverty. This could hardly be otherwise because Jesus himself lived among the poor: loving them, eating and drinking with them, healing them, and speaking words of justice and assurance that God’s own love for the poor is unsurpassed.

via GOP Sets Fire To Matthew 25; Will President Obama Put Out The Flames?

Note the hyperbole: If you don’t force future generations to pay for your wish list now, then you are burning the Bible.  What hyperbole. And as usual, the ones pretending to care about the least of these also want your tax dollars to pay for the destruction of the true least of these, the unborn.

More importantly, notice the non sequitur: Jesus spent time with the poor and loved them, therefore the government needs to redistribute money from producers to non-producers.  These false teachers parrot these sound bites so much they don’t even realize there is no logical connection — or they know and don’t care, and the media lets them get away with it.

And even though these false teachers don’t even understand Matthew 25, shouldn’t the ACLU be alarmed about that whole separation thingy?  After all, why would anyone expect Obama to advance that passage?

The motto of the United Church of Christ and other apostate denominations should be: “Caring for the least of these — or destroying them — with your money.”

*False teachers include people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistributionWallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie

** Normally I’d never comment on anyone’s weight, but unless the camera adds 90 lbs. I’d say that false teachers like Chuck and Jim are pretty fast-resistant.

The “budgets are moral documents” sound bite

False teachers* like to say that budgets are moral documents, but these are the same people who think these “moral documents” should fund abortions.  They also think it is moral to force people who can’t vote or haven’t even been born to pay for their “charity.” That’s some pretty twisted morality.

In An Open Letter to Speaker Boehner, Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis lives out his motto.  He plays the usual trick of referring to some religious leaders who signed some document, as if their otherwise false beliefs didn’t betray their wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing status and as if they represented the views of all the people in their organizations.

Yes, budgets are moral documents.  They tell you if you have the discipline to make tough decisions and not spend other people’s money to make yourself feel better.

*False teachers include people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistributionWallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie