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Do false teachers get any verses right?

Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis wrote an odd thing in The Post-Cynical Christian:

And this is where faith comes in. Hebrews 11:1 says it best, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” And at every stop on the tour, I found myself repeating my personal paraphrase of that biblical text, “Hope means believing in spite of the evidence, then watching the evidence change.” Faith enables us to act in hope, despite how things look, and that’s what can help make change finally occur and change how things look.

It is weird how theological Leftists hardly use Bible verses, and when they do they tend to butcher them.  Wallis gets faith completely wrong here.  Biblical faith is trusting in what reason has assessed.  To say he believes in spite of the evidence for God makes no sense.

 

A somewhat schizophrenic message by Jim Wallis

From the giving credit where it is (sort of) due category, see Men and Boys Behaving Badly: Where Are Their Fathers? – Jim Wallis | God’s Politics Blog | Sojourners.

Wallis rightly notes the obvious role of fathers in guiding their boys.  The father of one of the Steubenville rapists even admitted that his absence from his son’s life was a big part of the problem.  Roughly 90% of the men I meet in prison ministry had bad or absent fathers.  So hey, we agree that fathers are extremely important!

But it is the political policies of Wallis et al that encourage fatherlessness.  The “war on poverty” had the opposite effect.  Liberal media and entertainment make fathers appear to be bad or superfluous.

And why don’t Wallis and his organization speak out against oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” that repeats ad nauseum the foundational lie that gender is paramount for couples (e.g., a gay guy must have sex with another guy and not just a butch female) but gender is completely irrelevant when it comes to parenting?  Wallis has just now switched sides to support SSM — conveniently at the tipping point where he benefited by it.

You can’t have it both ways.  Wallis is right about the importance of fathers but a huge part of the problem in how their role is minimized.  Shouldn’t the Left be screaming about what a homophobe he is?

P.S. OK, Wallis is a false teacher, so I knew not to expect coherence from him.

What a surprise: Searching for “Gosnell” on Sojourners’ blog yields zero hits

Try it yourself.

Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and his organization are doing a great job of advancing the Leftist cause of hiding these crimes.  Their title even references social justice, but they haven’t written a word about Kermit Gosnell and his mass infanticides — Search | Sojourners: Celebrating 40 Years of Faith in Action for Social Justice.

A good but somewhat schizophrenic message by Jim Wallis

From the giving credit where it is (sort of) due category, see Men and Boys Behaving Badly: Where Are Their Fathers? – Jim Wallis | God’s Politics Blog | Sojourners.

Wallis rightly notes the obvious role of fathers in guiding their boys.  The father of one of the Steubenville rapists even admitted that his absence from his son’s life was a big part of the problem.  Roughly 90% of the men I meet in prison ministry had bad or absent fathers.  So hey, we agree that fathers are extremely important!

But it is the political policies of Wallis et al that encourage fatherlessness.  The “war on poverty” had the opposite effect.  Liberal media and entertainment make fathers appear to be bad or superfluous.

And why don’t Wallis and his organization speak out against oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” that repeats ad nauseum the foundational lie that gender is paramount for couples (e.g., a gay guy must have sex with another guy and not just a butch female) but gender is completely irrelevant when it comes to parenting?

You can’t have it both ways.  Wallis is right about the importance of fathers but a huge part of the problem in how their role is minimized.  I’m surprised the LGBTQ lobby hasn’t blasted him for his “obvious” bigotry and homophobia in implying that two women aren’t just as effective in raising well-behaved children.

And of course I’m being overly generous to Wallis, a false teacher who claims the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution and has now come out in favor of “same-sex marriage” and refuses to call homosexual behavior a sin.

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.

They have no idea what the 2nd Amendment is about

Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis had a predictable piece about taking away guns in his piece on via What Comes After the Grief?

The nation must finally decide what we are going to do about the semi-automatic and automatic weapons that are now pervasive in our country—weapons whose only purpose is to kill large numbers of people. Let’s be honest about the difference between these weapons and those needed for hunting, sport, or even self-defense.

Wallis is a apparently a product of government education that has left him wildly misinformed about the purpose of the 2nd Amendment.  It isn’t about hunting.

The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.
—Thomas Jefferson

Back to Wallis. . . .

Since the Newtown shooting I have learned some stunning facts. In the four counties around the Connecticut school, there are 400 gun dealers. There are more gun dealers now in America than there are McDonald’s restaurants. On Black Friday alone, there were 150,000 attempted gun purchases; the FBI fielded 2 million gun-purchase requests in November. And most astounding, there are 310 million people in America and 280 million guns. Guns—and concealed weapons in particular—are being allowed in more and more public places. That is the direction that the gun business and gun lobby have taken us—and the gun business and lobby are now the same thing. Is that the kind of society we want to live in?

That’s a non sequitur.  Did the gun lobby make those people buy guns?  Seems to me that  Leftists like Obama and Wallis are increasing gun sales by reminding people that malicious and/or naive people are ultimately going to try and disarm them.

BUT IT’S NOT just gun idolatry. We must also do a better job of detecting and treating the kind of mental health problems that are repeatedly leading to such violence. How can we better avoid the deadly connections between mental illness and guns of mass destruction? How do we find, treat, and monitor individuals with such issues, and support their families, in order to protect them and others?

I agree with that, but it is the Left that has taken away the ability to institutionalize people, and the Left that has driven the policies that resort in more fatherless children and gun crime.