Liberals “Bringing in the Kingdom”
Liberalism is basically the denial of the Bible as the inspired, inerrant Word of God. It is the denial of the deity of Jesus. They may use the adjective divine to describe Jesus, but they reject the deity of Christ, the idea that the man Jesus who walked in Palestine 2000 years ago and then died on a cross is God in a human body. Of course, along with that rejection of the deity of Christ, is the denial of His virgin birth, His miracles and His bodily resurrection.
A liberal is at heart a Unitarian, that is one who denies the Trinity, He is at heart a Universalists, that is, one who believes “all roads lead to Heaven and eventually all will be in Heaven”. They repudiate the idea of Christ rejecters suffering for eternity in Hell.
A liberal rejects the Biblical truth that God created the universe in six days simply by the power of His Word. He would rather choose to believe in evolution as the answer to the source of life on earth. He would reject the universal, world wide flood in which all but Noah and his family and the animals in the ark were annihilated.
The liberal judges the Bible by his own mind and refuses to allow the Bible to judge him as a sinner.
The liberal’s idea of Christianity is subjective, based on reason and experience. He refuses to base it on the Bible. He interprets it in the light of modern knowledge and teaches it with his unregenerate mind simply as an ethical way of life.
HOW DO LIBERALS WORK?
Liberals believe they are building the Kingdom of God by capturing the hearts and minds of the masses through gaining control of our educational system, our legislative system and the media over the past century. The public school system and most colleges and universities teach the religion of liberalism and humanism. The way they have accomplished that has been to legislate the Bible from the classroom or in some cases teach it only from a Liberal perspective. Thus Satan has accomplished his purpose in turning America, a nation founded on Christianity, into a purely secular nation. With their liberal values, they have turned well over half of America into a liberal, secular, Godless nation.
The National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches, founded about sixty years ago, unite liberal minded churches who advance the liberal social gospel throughout our nation and the world.
American Liberalism began in New England in the latter part of the eighteenth century when a handful of Boston area ministers called for a modern rational Christianity. Hence Liberals were often referred to as Modernists up through the first half of the twentieth century.
Their so-called enlightenment ideas gave rise to American Unitarianism and Universalism at the dawn of the 19th century. Perhaps the major fountainhead of Liberalism in America has been Union Theological Seminary in New York City. From there it has spread to most of the major denominational seminaries and State Universities.
Again, I remind you that Liberals basically feel they are building the Kingdom of God on earth. Their goal is the universal fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.
WHAT IS NEO-ORTHODOXY?
Liberalism’s dream was dashed with World War I and further crushed with World War II. About that time a new theological movement was exported from Germany, Neo-Orthodoxy. Orthodox describes one who holds faithfully to the Christian Faith. The term Neo-Orthodox was actually a contradictory term. How can one come up with a new position concerning the Christian Faith which was once and for all given to the Church, as Jude 3 teaches?
No, the term Neo Orthodox was a misnomer for this new theological movement from Europe. A better name would have been Neo-Liberalism. This new theological movement that swept America’s seminaries almost a century ago was another “wolf in sheep’s clothing” that Jesus had warned about. This new movement was rooted in the work of Kant, Schleimacher, and Hegel. The works of Karl Barth, Emil Brunner and Soren Kierkegaard popularized it in America. Reinhold Niebuhr, a promoter of the Socialist Party in America, also had a part in this new movement.
The promoters of Neo-Orthodoxy are masters of double-talk. Though they deny the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible and though they deny the deity of Christ, including His virgin birth, His miracles and His bodily resurrection from the dead; they are masters of double talk. I sat in a Neo-Orthodox seminary and listened to a theology professor teach the glories of this false doctrine. We studied the works of Emil Brunner until I was so sick of this poison, that I quit this so-called Conservative seminary in the middle of the year.
The Neo Orthodox would say, “Though the Bible is not inerrant, it becomes the Word of God to us whenever it speaks to us.” Though they deny the bodily resurrection of Jesus, they wax eloquent when they preach on the Resurrection at Easter. Though they deny that Jesus shed His blood on the cross to appease the wrath of God for our sins, they preach eloquently on the cross of Christ and His love for us.
If our sins do not incur for us the wrath of God and eternal damnation in hell fire, then why on earth did Jesus go to the cross and endure the worst torture and means of death that anyone could ever devise? Why did He have to show His love to us that way? That doesn’t make sense. In fact, it would be sheer stupidity.
If you were sitting in your front yard watching your home burn to the ground and a fireman should rush into your house, knowing there was no one to save, yet should stay there and burn to death to show his love for you, that would be utter stupidity.
If on the other hand you were in the burning house trying to escape and a fireman should come rushing in to help you escape and in the process he should die of asphyxiation, that would be an act of pure love.
Neo Orthodoxy, which denies the truth that all men are sinners and are sentenced to eternal damnation in Hell fire, teaches the irrational doctrine that Jesus endured the torments of death on a cross just to show how much He loves us. Of course, He loved us. He died on the cross and shed His blood because He loved sinners and He paid the penalty of death that we deserved to pay in Hell for eternity. He paid that penalty for a world of sinners by enduring the death that we all deserved to pay throughout eternity.
Christ’s death on the cross makes no sense unless He died to be the propitiation or to appease God’s wrath that we deserved to suffer for our sins. See my link on PROPITIATION for more on this.
Neo-Orthodoxy denies the orthodox position of inerrancy and verbal, plenary inspiration. By that term we mean that every word in the Bible is completely inspired by God and is accurate, whether it refers to science or history or anything else. Neo-Orthodoxy teaches that as the authors of the Bible wrote, they interpreted the events or the words of Jesus, writing their own flawed interpretations. But in this gobbledygook of error, “the Bible becomes the Word of God whenever it speaks to us”.
Whereas Orthodoxy accepts the Bible as the complete and sufficient revelation of God to us, Neo-Orthodoxy believes that the Bible is merely a medium of revelation. Orthodoxy claims it is God’s Revelation to us.
To the Neo-Orthodox, truth is defined as that which is relevant to his experience or to his personal interpretation, making the discovery of truth a mystical experience, rather than a concrete fact. See my article on EXISTENTIALISM on this web site for more on this confusion that is associated with Neo-Orthodoxy.
Neo-Orthodoxy further teaches that Scripture is not the only form of revelation, but that further revelation can be directly obtained from God as He speaks directly to us apart from the Scriptures. This explains the modern “prophetic ministry” which has become a norm in liberal and Charismatic Churches.
If a church has come to the place where she believes that Truth is revealed directly and that it is subject to the interpretation of each individual and that God is still declaring new truth and new revelation, then they have departed from the Truth of God’s Word.
Let’s not lose the Truth by departing from it to seek new revelations and mysticism, the very foundation of Liberalism and Neo-Orthodoxy.
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