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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.

Roundup

Poll: 55% of Americans Don’t Know Planned Parenthood Does Abortions — That’s nuts — don’t these people read my blog?!

When is it appropriate for Christians to start dating?  Some great advice:

The trouble with underage dating is that it presents an entirely faulty view of what interaction with the opposite gender should be about. Rather than placing emphasis on building one strong relationship with one person at a stage of life when a marital commitment is feasible, dating encourages young people to pour their energies into consistently seducing other young people at a time when neither of them are capable of making any long-term commitments. Their “relationships” are destined to fail from the get-go because they are founded on unhealthy perceptions of love and not backed by any real necessity to stick it out. . . .

Sadly, parents who should know better continue to display shocking naïveté regarding the absurd practices of driving their twelve year olds out on a “date,” or purchasing provocative clothing for their sixteen-year-olds, or sympathizing with their broken-hearted fourteen-year-olds by assuring them that they’ll “find someone better.” “They’re just having fun,” they’ll tell us, rolling their eyes at what they consider to be our tightly wound principles. I work a volunteer shift at Crisis Pregnancy Clinic where I witness every week the ruined lives and broken dreams that “fun” has left with our youth.

Just one of many reasons you shouldn’t be stupid and listen to psychics: They are fake, demonic and deadly.

The cases of the missing Cleveland girls took heartbreaking turns over the years. In 2004, Amanda’s mother Louwana Miller went on a national TV show to discuss the case and was told by a psychic her daughter was dead:

Desperate for any clue as to Amanda Berry’s whereabouts, and tired of unanswered questions from authorities, Miller turned to a psychic on Montel Williams’ nationally syndicated television show.
The psychic said what the FBI, police and Miller hadn’t.
“She’s not alive, honey,” Sylvia Browne told her matter-of-factly. “Your daughter’s not the kind who wouldn’t call.”

Miller died in 2006 at age 44; family members blamed the agonizing loss of her daughter for Miller’s death.

Did your media of choice tell you that gun crime has dropped dramatically in the last 20 years?

Your tax dollars at work.  I wish I was making this up.

Obama is spending over $300,000.00 of taxpayers’ money to develop a so–called … “culturally relevant stigma-reducing intervention” program for the transgender population in India.

Kermit Gosnell is not the inventor and sole practitioner of the “snipping” technique to kill babies who survive abortions.  Apparently it is a mainstream procedure.  Warning: As you would expect, it is gruesome.

Social justice, simplified — Stealing apples yourself = bad.  Getting someone to steal them for you = social justice!

From Pro-life is Pro-woman:

Lately I’ve been accused of being a hypocrite by the pro-abort trolls that can’t seem to keep their noses out of other people’s business.

I’m a hypocrite because I advocate for abstinence even though I myself have had a child out of wedlock.

My answer to that is: So what?

Good for her!  Her critics have no idea what words mean. Using their definitions, it would be hypocritical for anyone to ever caution against something they regret.

Recovering alcoholics would be hypocrites for encouraging people not to abuse alcohol.  Every person I’ve met in prison ministry would be a hypocrite for telling people not to commit crimes. And so on.

Sadly, I knew people with really high IQs who refused to caution their kids against pre-marital sex because they thought it would be hypocritical. Screwtape lives.

Video: Michigan not much better at policing abortion mills than Pennsylvania — We should never be surprised at rule breaking by people who kill babies for a living or by the people who make a living supporting people who kill babies for a living.

Besides the actions of the defendants in the Kermit Gosnell house-of-horrors abortion clinic in Philadelphia, the original grand jury expressed outrage in their 2011 report over the lack of intervention by the city and state of Pennsylvania to stop Gosnell’s operation.  The refusal to address numerous reports and complaints over a years-long period was “by design,” the grand jury emphasized, as the political and regulatory establishments chose to protect abortionists rather than the women they maimed and the children they killed.

Pennsylvania isn’t the only state with designs to protect abortionists, either.  Earlier this week,Michigan Live and WOOD TV exposed the cronyism and official neglect that allowed a now-defunct abortion clinic to operate while owned by a convicted felon and piling up complaint after complaint . . .

Benny Hinn Asks Followers for $2.5 Million to Get Out of Debt — Surprise!  Benny Hinn wants more money.  He is so flamingly false that I barely feel sorry for those taken in by him.  But with his “God told me ______” bit he’d fit right in with the false teachers in the “God is still speaking” United Church of Christ.  World-lovers like Hinn and the UCC can use phrases like that to rationalize all sorts of mischief.

Hopefully he and his “anonymous donor” will both fail.

“God has laid it on my heart to plant a seed of $2.5 million into your ministry, but God only wants me to make this gift if the ministry partners match the amount within 90 days! I feel so strongly that He wants them to be part of the supernatural wealth transfer that is coming to every believer who will obey God’s Word,” the man reportedly adds.

Tyrants always deny being tyrants.  He warns against cynicism, while we warn against being naive and ignorant of history.

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.”

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.

Real social justice

False teachers (1) and other Liberals try to monopolize the term “social justice,” but given that they support taxpayer-funded abortions (not to mention any abortions), that is a sickening perversion of the term.  What is more foundational to justice than the right not to be crushed and dismembered just because you are unwanted?

See Rescuing women trapped into abortion is ‘real social justice’ say pro-life youth leaders | LifeSiteNews.com for some people who are trying to reclaim the term.

(1) 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

Wallis’ definition of “social justice” ignores abortion

See Personal but Never Private | LeadershipJournal.net, where Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis prattles on and on about “social justice” but is silent on abortion.

Destroying human beings because they are unwanted is by far the biggest social injustice in the country.

Also consider Jim’s concerns about racism in light of the 3-to-1 ratio of abortion in the black community relative to whites.  That is the ultimate racism.

To make it worse, Wallis & Co. supported the health care bill when it had taxpayer-funded abortions and they didn’t support the Stupak Amendment.  They were willing to risk the whole bill over the abortion coverage that would increase the ratio of black abortions.

Wallis is just like false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie, who is pro-legalized abortion and wants taxpayer-funded abortions.  They both mention Matthew 25 as often as possible but miss the point on multiple levels.   They mentions Jesus’ concern for the “least of these” but miss the obvious point that the unborn certainly fit that category as well as any other human beings.

Hat tip: Mark

Roundup

And then they are all mine – the real agenda of some college professors.  Hey parents, have you prepared your kids for these college educators who will take $100,000+ from your wallet while deliberately trying to separate them from your values and religion?   Church youth groups should focus more on apologetics and sound biblical analysis than entertainment.  Hat tip: Stan

Jesus.org looks like a very good set of resources by some solid contributors.

Liberals Spend Your Money Promoting Islam Overseas – what happened to that separation of church and state thingy?

Four Pointer has two great series going: “Paul Never Quoted Jesus,” where he demonstrates just how often Paul did quote the Lord directly or indirectly, and Jesus is Lord in _____, where he examines all the passages noting the deity of Christ.  Good stuff.

Catholic apologist would rather threaten to sue James White than agree to normal debate terms.  Sheesh, why not just stop whining and debate?

The poor and social justice – great summary of how theological Liberals misinterpret the Bible to make up their own gospel.  Here’s a sample:

…the alleviation of poverty is simply not the main storyline of Scripture. Some Christians talk like the Bible is almost entirely about the poor, as if the story from Genesis to Revelation is largely the story of God taking the side of the poor in an effort to raise the minimum wage and provide universal health care. As we tried to show earlier, the biblical narrative is chiefly concerned with how a holy God can dwell with an unholy people. Granted, one aspect of living a holy life is treating the poor with compassion and pursuing justice, but this hardly makes poverty the central theme in the Bible. If our story does not center on Jesus Christ, and the story of Jesus Christ does not center on his death and resurrection for sin, we have gotten the story all out of whack.

More evidence of the myth of pro-life democrats – why do they protest a 24 hour waiting period before a human being is destroyed, the choice to view an ultrasound of the human being about to be destroyed, or even health regulations of medical facilities?  They aren’t pro-choice, they are pro-abortion.

Nice summary by Ann Coulter:

Evidence for the Proposition That Liberals Lie About Republicans Being Racist: Video of a supporter of Rand Paul’s opponent pretending to be a racist Paul supporter; Oregon public school teacher Jason Levin caught operating a website asking liberals to show up at Tea Parties pretending to be right-wing racists; The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd claiming she heard Rep. Joe Wilson shout, “You lie, boy!” when he shouted “You lie!” during Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress; and the mainstream media lying about civil rights hero John Lewis being called the N-word 15 times at an anti-ObamaCare protest, with no one ever being able to produce a videotape, despite a $100,000 reward.

Social justice & Glenn Beck

From: Wesley Report: Alex, I’ll Take Social Justice For 500

Glenn Beck caused an uproar when he suggested that people should leave churches that talk about social and economic justice. Now Jim Wallis wants Christians to stop watching Beck, and Christian Post reports that Christian anti-poverty groups are up in arms. (This reference makes me wonder if there are Christian pro-poverty groups.)

The Wallis crowd is far removed from biblical truths. No matter what they read in the Bible they interpret it as a mandate for Christians to ask Caesar to take from neighbor A to give to neighbor B. It is all about income redistribution for them.  The average person in the world makes $850 / yr. I’ll be impressed when Wallis & Co. voluntarily give away enough to achieve that. After all, why do they just focus on the U.S.?

One “pastor” even claimed that Ananias and Sapphira were killed for not redistributing wealth, even though Peter explicitly notes the real sin (lying to the Holy Spirit) and that the funds had been theirs to do with as they wished. You don’t need to be able to dissect the Greek to understand that one.

And the Sojourners folks are mostly pro-legalized abortion, as if any serious notion of social justice could include the right to crush and dismember an innocent human being. This “minister” thinks the health care bill is pro-life, even though it most certainly will lead to taxpayer-funded abortions.  See Dems look to health vote without abortion foes for more on their deceptions.

Should Christians give generously? Absolutely! But it isn’t a virtue to give from your neighbor’s wallet.

Lobby for whatever political positions you like based on your case for why it is good public policy, but be very careful when you attach Jesus to your views.

Oddly, the social justice crowd does more to push their religious beliefs on the populace than anything the Right ever did. (We can argue the pro-life / pro-family case all day long with or without the Bible.) Why don’t the ACLU et al get mad about that? Oh, because they share the same political views.

It was also odd that they didn’t realize Beck was Mormon and/or that Mormons aren’t Christians.

P.S. I don’t watch or listen to Beck, Fox, Limbaugh, etc. Not that there’s anything wrong with that . . .