Part of the “war on consciousness” is the promotion of the social gospel by the media. This false gospel gives people a false hope, which claims that they can make a better neighborhood, city, country, or world. It teaches Christians that Jesus came to commission his church to reclaim the culture. It even teaches that America is a Christian nation, that was founded by Christians, when it was actually founded by Freemasons, who claimed to be Christians.
The goal of the media’s promotion of the social gospel is to cause Christians to believe that God wants them to claim their nation for God through political, social, economic, and cultural reform. In fact, this was the reason for the sculpture of the memorial to the founding fathers; to remind Americans of their “God given duty” to uphold the Christian principals which the nation was founded upon. However, did these “Christian principals” produce liberty and justice in the founding and expansion of America?
America was both founded and expanded through theft and murder. The theft was the land that belonged to the many native American tribes, and the murder was that of these same native Americans. This was not Christian love, nor was it the godly justice of a Christian nation. On the contrary, it was invasion and tyranny, followed by the mass enslavement of Africans, who were taken from their home land against their will, and stripped of their nationality, culture, and language; all for the sake of serving in their tyrannical masters to the day of their death. Therefore, to label America’s origins as Christian, is to put a false label on the country.
The social gospel has both founded and inspired our nation’s actions throughout its short history. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the colonists agreed to revolt against Britain, and found their own nation. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the South held onto the lost cause of the confederate army and terrorized freed blacks. It was through the social gospel that the American army, and the pioneers of the West, slaughtered the Native American tribes; calling it “progress” for the nation, and “manifest destiny”. It was through the social gospel that the industrialists justified their stranglehold on the nation’s economy, while their employees were paid a barely livable wage. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the progressive era brought about social reform in the country. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the civil rights movement united the country against racial injustice. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that Christian liberals have promoted a user-friendly, humanitarian, hippie-Jesus for the purpose of reclaiming and reforming culture, and for selling Christianity as if it were more of a product to purchase, and an ideal to buy into, than it is the good news from Heaven to reconcile sinners to God, and to save them from the wrath of God.
The social gospel is a false Gospel that teaches the false hope of making a better world. This better world is one of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The social gospel teaches that mankind can have a reign of peace and freedom from tyranny before Christ returns to set up his kingdom of Heaven. It will even teach that this present reign of wickedness is, in fact, the reign of Christ on earth, and it is for Christians to fully manifest this truth through social, political, economic, and cultural reform. In short, the social gospel promotes an earth-based & works-based salvation.
The “God in Government Movement”, for example, is a campaign for cultural and political reform for the sake of “saving the country”. Although the rhetoric of this movement sounds convincing to many, there is no Scriptural basis for this cause, and their hope for political and cultural reformation for the glory of God, contains doctrine that goes directly against the Bible’s teachings on humanity and sin (Romans 8:4-8 & John 8:34). God does not call a nation to be his holy people, instead, he calls the peoples of this world to come out from the world, and into his church, and it is his church that is the holy nation and royal priesthood (1Peter 2:9-11). Yet, the media is telling Christians that it is the government and the culture that Christians are called, by God, to sanctify.
For example: the “Monumental” documentary strengthens this false hope for political and cultural reform by claiming that the monument to the founding fathers is a Christian sculpture that was made to remind the nation of it’s Christian roots. The film does this by merging the ideals of the Puritans with the rebellion of the founding fathers, which is misleading, since the Puritans didn’t endorse rebellion against Britain. The imagery of the sculpture is also a merging of Puritan Christian beliefs with the ideals of Freemasonry. This came be seen by the goddess figure, who is supposed to represent faith, since her hand is pointing to the sky, while the other is holding a Bible. This figure is not a representation of true biblical faith, but a goddess of Freemasonry, since it has the five pointed star of Venus-Luciferus, which is an occult symbol for Satan. The statue also has a god-like figure that symbolizes victory over tyrants, and implies that this victory over tyrants brings peace, but according to Scripture, Christians do not have the right to take up arms against their government (Romans 13:1-3). In fact, Scripture teaches that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and that Satan was the original rebel (1Samuel 15:23 & Isaiah 14:12-19).
Another example of this deception in the media would be the “The Abortion Matrix” documentary, which tells people that there is hope for restoring the cultural decay of the nation; starting with the effort of abolishing abortion. The documentary makes a convincing case through its historical account of paganism, and God’s judgment on the nations of the world that practiced it. However, its social gospel of cultural and political reform simply isn’t realistic since the Christians are vastly out numbered by the world, which is under the control of the spirit of antichrist.
The social gospel is also promoted by the media through the “Truth Movement”, which is a movement that both studies and exposes the conspiracies within the governments of western civilization. The Christian side of the movement tends to affirm the social gospel agenda by telling Christians that it is their responsibility to resist the changes in their governments, as if they were able to. This message is actually contradictory to their claims that these government conspiracies are the fulfillment of biblical prophecy, since Bible prophecy cannot be altered by the will of man; the end will come regardless of human interference. This false hope can be clearly heard in the “Fuel Project; Know Your Enemy“.
Christian liberals, such as Tim Keller and Andy Crouch, also promote the social gospel within their lectures, blogs, and books. They clearly teach that the work of the gospel is making a better world, and go as far as to take Scripture out of context for the sake of promoting their false hope of cultural reform. Their teaching has cause those who did not understand the Christian faith to have a wrong understanding of Jesus and the gospel. These liberal teachers are not teaching the importance of turning from sin, escaping the corruption of this sinful world, believing the gospel and striving to enter the narrow gate that leads to eternal life. Instead, they teach of a hippie-Jesus, which is a false Christ, and the good news of making a better world.
The name of this liberal movement is “Incarnational Ministry”. It confuses the doctrine of Christ’ atonement, and his teachings on why he came into the world. Instead of teaching that Christ came to earth to save sinners from their sins and from the wrath of God (John 3:16 & John 6:26-29), they neglect this doctrine by teaching that Christ wants Christians to follow his example of doing good for others, such as feeding the poor, and healing the sick. However, the example that Jesus taught very clearly to his disciples was that of proclaiming the gospel, making disciples, and taking up their cross of holy living and persecution to the death (Matthew 16:24-27 & Matthew 28:19-20).
The “war on consciousness’s” monumental promotion of the social gospel has made the media to be as poison to Christians by its presentation of false hopes. The result of this war will be that of a church that does not understand the gospel, and is led by the nose by the media personality of their choosing, who appeal to Christians’ earthly desires. God’s people are to flee from this confusion and not follow the “herd” to disaster. To listen to the media personalities will only lead to heresy, but abiding in Christ will equip God’s people to stand against falsehood, discern truth from error, and to live holy lives.
9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Related links are listed below:
- “The Christian Nation“
- “The Christian Nation Pt. 2 – Riddles in Stone“
- “Andy Crouch on Christians Creating Culture“
- “Authors of Confusion Pt. 6 – Tim Keller“
- “The New Christianity Pt. 4 – Earth-Based & Works-Based Salvation“