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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.

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.

. . .

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 are ever in Louisville . . .

. . . check out Sojourn Community Church.  My daughter worshiped at Sojourn during the two years she lived there and I always loved visiting.  It had consistently accurate verse-by-verse preaching, contemporary style music with sound lyrics, and just an overall good balance.  It was recommended to us by some missionaries who now live in the Ukraine, and we are very grateful to them.

(Just to be clear, this church has nothing to do with Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” WallisSojourners organization.)

They took baptism very seriously, and would tell you about the people being baptized.  Someone would read a ~1 page overview of how the person being baptized came to trust in Christ.  The stories were so varied — tales of horrible abuse, drug / alcohol additions, etc. but also some people who grew up in Christian homes, went to church camp and such, but never truly committed to Jesus.  I like how a full range of people felt welcomed there.

Another nice touch: For communion, they would offer two cups — one of wine and one of grape juice.  I’ve never seen that before.  I know people have preferences but it is definitely a “debate, don’t divide” issue for me.  On second thought, it isn’t even a “debate” issue with me.  Just approach communion with the right attitude and drink whatever you like.

They are welcoming to the “over-churched or the under-churched,” though a “churched” person like me could get a lot out of it as well.

They didn’t water down the Gospel a bit, weaving it in the messages every week.  They did a 2 year sermon series through the Bible, and ended with a sermon on the lake of fire from Revelation — even though it was Christmas week!

They opened a Sojourn Community Church in the Heights area of Houston recently.  I want to check it out sometime.  It would be too far of a drive for us to worship at regularly, but it might be a good place for ex-prisoners I know who will settle in halfway houses in the downtown area.

I’d love to see this model expand across the country.

Jim Wallis of Sojourners: Hypocrite. Race Baiter. False teacher.

1. Hypocrite: Wallis accuses others of lacking civility at the same time he says others want to “religiously assassinate” Barack Obama.  Can’t you just feel the love and tenderness?

An evangelical pastor described as Barack Obama’s spiritual adviser has accused Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News network of launching a calculated attempt to “religiously assassinate” the president.

Rev Jim Wallis, who has known the president for a decade, said some of the views expressed on the network made no attempt to stick to “truth and civility”. He also warned the opinions expressed on the channel were the reason nearly one in five Americans believed President Obama was a Muslim.

via Murdoch vs the President – Fox accused of faith slur campaign – Americas, World – The Independent.

Also, Wallis claims to be pro-life but takes donations from pro-abortion atheist George Soros and supports the most pro-abortion President ever.

2. Race baiter: As if we’d have all gone along with these ridiculous policies even if Hillary had been elected . . . race baiters like Wallis remind me of the Saturday Night Live skit where Eddie Murphy plays a white man who goes to a bank and “discovers” that white people give each money for free, but only charge interest to blacks.

He added that the right-wing Tea Party movement, whose support has snowballed since Obama entered the White House, only existed because the president was black.

Hey Jim, a couple questions:

– What is the rate of abortions in the black community with respect to the white community?  (Hint: It is three times as high)

– Will taxpayer-funded abortions, which Obama and you supported via the Stupak-less health care bill, increase or decrease that ratio?  (Hint: Increase)

– Couldn’t policies that result in many extra dead black human beings be considered . . . I don’t know . . . kinda racist?

3. False teacher: Wallis is on record for saying the Gospel is “all about” wealth redistribution.  That may be his “gospel” but it isn’t the Gospel of the Bible.