Thursday, November 8, 2018

Social Justice Issues Are Not The Top Priority Of The Church

"The history of the social gospel is, in nearly every case, a sincere attempt by Christians to do those things that they believe will honor God and benefit humanity. In every case, however, the practical working out of “benefiting humanity” has compromised Biblical faith and dishonored God. Why is that? God’s Word gives no commission to the church to fix the problems of the World. Those who attempt to do so are starting out under a false premise, “…a way which seemeth right unto a man,” not God’s way. So where can it go from there? “The end thereof are the ways of death,” i.e., destruction (Proverbs 14:12). Furthermore, the problems of the world are all symptoms. The root cause is sin.

The social gospel is a deadly disease for “people of faith.” It reinforces the belief that salvation can be attained by doing good works, putting aside differences for the common good, treating others the way we want to be treated, acting morally, ethically, and sacrificially – and that doing so will endear humans to God. No. These are self-deceptive religious works that spurn God’s salvation, deny His perfect standard, and reject His perfect justice. Salvation is“not of works, lest any man should boast.” In fact, it is “by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

...What does it profit the billions of "people of faith" who may alleviate some of the world's symptoms yet lose their very souls?"

McMahon, T.A., "THE SHAMEFUL SOCIAL GOSPEL"

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