Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Social gospel on display at U-Hall

The liberal social gospel is alive and well in C-ville.
Last night the group called "IMPACT" got c. 1,900 people into University Hall in a rally for "social justice." See the Daily Progress article here. The gathering supposedly represented 28 congregations, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim. It included Catholics, Unitarians, and Baptists.
Why wasn't JPBC there? Because the social gospel is a false gospel. How do we do people the most good? By preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ crucified for sinners.
As Indian evangelist K. P. Johannan put it: "It is a crime against lost humanity to go in the name of Christ and missions just to do social work yet neglect calling men to repent--to give up their idols and rebellion--and follow Christ with all their hearts" (Revolution in World Missions, p. 112).
JTR

3 comments:

Sean Tubbs said...

If you'd like to hear the event, we have the audio posted at Charlottesville Tomorrow.

wagsoutside said...

How do you square this view with Micah 6:8? "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

Certainly we are expected to share the gospel and call for repentance. However, we are also called to minister to the physical needs of others in this world, even as we encourage them to look toward the next.

The Kize said...

I thought it was worth mentioning that the group that sponsored this event is not affiliated with the UVA chapter of the Impact Movement, a Christian fellowship geared toward African American students and committed to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ as it is portrayed in scripture.

http://www.student.virginia.edu/~impact/