The Catholic Calvinists Pt. 3 – Tim Keller

Tim Keller Headshot

Tim Keller is the senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York. Although he is known as a Reformed theologian, he has also shown himself to be open to Roman Catholicism, by his affirmation of Roman Catholics as brothers in Christ, his promotion of Social Catholic Teaching/Social Justice, and his promotion of Roman Catholic mysticism. Below are examples of Keller’s confusion.

TheGospelCoalition.Org

Totalitarianism is the possession of reality by a political Idea — the Idea of the socialist kingdom of heaven on earth, the redemption of humanity by political force. To radical believers, this Idea is so beautiful it is like God himself. It provides the meaning of a radical life. It is the solution that makes everything possible; it is the end that justifies every regrettable means. Belief in the kingdom of socialist heaven is the faith that transforms vice into virtue, lies into truth, evil into good. For in the revolutionary religion, the Way, the Truth and the Life of salvation lie not with God above but with men below — ruthless, brutal, venal men — on whom the faith confers the power of gods. ~ David Horowitz, in Peter Collier and David Horowitz, Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts about the Sixties (New York, 1989), page 287.

The above quote from the Gospel Coalition is interesting considering the fact that Tim Keller, who is the co-founder, and vice president of The Gospel Coalition, is a strong promoter of Roman Catholic Social Teaching aka “Social Justice”, which also was created by the Jesuit order in the 19th century.

Wikipedia.Com

The term and modern concept of “social justice” was coined by Jesuit priest Father. Luigi Taparelli in 1840 based on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas and given further exposure in 1848 by Father Antonio Rosmini-Serbati”

To learn more about Social Catholic Teaching, click on the following link entitled, “Rerum Novarum“.

In the following link entitled “The Gospel and the Poor“, Tim Keller is clearly teaching righteousness based upon, “social justice centered”, good works.

The Jesuit Order not only promotes Social Justice, but mysticism as well. Tim Keller not only promotes mysticism, but he even promotes the mystical practices of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Order, and the head of the Rome’s Counter Reformation. For more info, click on the link entitled “TIM KELLER TEACHING ROMAN CATHOLIC AND QUAKER MYSTICISM TO HIS RPC LEADERS

Tim Keller has also signed the Manhattan Declaration of Christian Conscience, which affirms Roman Catholics as brothers in Christ.

Demoss.Com

We, as Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Christians, have gathered, beginning in New York on September 28, 2009, to make the following declaration, which we sign as individuals, not on behalf of our organizations, but speaking to and from our communities. We act together in obedience to the one true God, the triune God of holiness and love, who has laid total claim on our lives and by that claim calls us with believers in all ages and all nations to seek and defend the good of all who bear his image.

What is the purpose of this ecumenical declaration?Levada, William Cardinal

“…union with the Catholic Church is the goal of ecumenism” ~  Cardinal William Levada, prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, March 6, 2010

Colossians 2

8    Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
9    For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;
10    and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Matthew 7

15    “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
16    You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
17    Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
18    A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
19    Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20    Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

1Timothy 4

1    Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
2    speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,

1John 3

7    Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
8    He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
9    Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

Related articles are listed below:

  1. The New Christianity Pt. 7 – All Roads Lead to Rome
  2. The Catholic Calvinists Pt. 2 – John Piper
  3. The Catholic Calvinists Pt. 1 – RC Sproul

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War on Consciousness Pt. 30 – The Mainstream Media’s ‘Group Think’ Conditioning

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Below is a small example of the mass conditioning efforts by the mainstream media to conform western society to a form of “group think”, in which liberal ideology is accepted as the norm. They are quotes from the MSNBC talk show host, Malissa Harris-Perry, who’s political, and social, views lean toward communism, and socialism.

Malissa Harris-Perry on “Parenting” –

We have never invested in public education as much as we should have, because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of “These are our children”; so part of it is that we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments.

On “Communism” –

The trolls have been really busy the past two weeks calling me disgusting, evil & communist.

On “Abortion” –

Oh, no. That might be bad. I seemed to have popped open the fertilized egg. We’ll put that back together. But the very idea that this would constitute a person, right? And that some set of constitutional rights should come to this.  Look, I get that that is a particular kind of faith claim. It’s not associated with science. But the reality is that if this turns into a person, right, there are economic consequences, right? The cost to raise a child, $10,000 a year up to $20,000 a year. When you’re talking about what it actually costs to have this thing turn into a human, why not allow women to make the best choices that we can with as many resources and options instead of trying to come in and regulate this process?

On “Social Justice” –

What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America? I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on a street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because, maybe, it will be a good school, and maybe it won’t. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky. No! There is a huge safety net, that whenever you fail, will catch you, and catch you, and catch you. No! Being poor is what is risky. We have to create a safety net for poor people, and when we won’t because they happen to look different from us…it…it…it is the pervasive ugliness! We cannot do that!

This sort of “group think” reflects the ideals of Roman Catholic social teaching, which was created by Dominicans, and Jesuits, by way of the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas. It is also seen in liberation theology.

This kind of rhetoric goes beyond mere talk show social activism. It is social conditioning which people, who do not have a Biblically based morality, are not prepared to discern right from wrong, and, therefore, will fall prey to the outspoken, deceptive reasoning. Talk shows such as this is part of the reason why Americans will grow to believe that its constitution should be revised, if not completely abandoned for a form of Socialism.

Related articles are listed below:

  1. Radical Takeover Pt. 6 – Rome’s Social Justice & Communism
  2. Radical Takeover Pt. 1 – CULTURAL MARXISM: The Corruption of America
  3. War on Consciousness Pt. 29 – Arts & Entertainment & The Homosexual Agenda
  4. War on Consciousness Pt. 28 – Undermining Parental Rights
  5. War on Consciousness Pt. 26 – The Collective Salvation of the Superior Group