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).