Thursday, January 18, 2018

Soros, Evangelicalism, & Politics

Back in 2013 this was reported:
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The marriage between a group of Evangelical Christian organizers and George Soros has birthed a new organization called the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT).
EIT reportedly does not legally exist and is an arm of the George Soros funded National Immigration Forum, which as a “neutral third-party institution” facilitated EIT’s $250,000 radio ad campaign urging Evangelicals to back mass legalization of illegal immigrants.
So if the EIT is just a front, then what exactly is the National Immigration Forum? NIF received over three million dollars from Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI) in 2009-2010 alone, as well as one million dollars from the left-wing Ford Foundation. Furthermore, Sojourners is also a recipient of Soros’ money, and their President and CEO, Jim Wallis, is prominent within EIT.
~Marjorie Jeffrey at JuicyEcumenism

Jeffrey went on to note:

 "Jim Wallis has recently suggested there has been a “sea change” among the average Evangelical in favor of legalizing illegal immigrants. And yet Evangelicals poll significantly higher in favor of better border security over or at least before creating a “path to citizenship” than does the typical voter. Evangelical elites are defying members of their flock who generally oppose amnesty."

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Jim Wallis, the president and CEO of Sojourners, a leading force in the Evangelical Immigration Table group, has admitted to accepting funding from Soros as well.
Wallis originally denied being funded by Soros when he was first confronted with the accusation, and accused Olasky of lying....
After Olasky and the National Review‘s Jay Richards confronted this claim by Wallis, Wallis admitted he made an incorrect statement to Patheos and that he was accepting Soros money...
“I should have declined to comment until I was able to review the blog post in question and consulted with our staff on the details of our funding over the past several years,” Wallis said in a statement....The allegation concerned three grants received over 10 years from the Open Society Institute that made up the tiniest fraction of Sojourners’ funding during that decade–so small that I hadn’t remembered them.”
While that original Soros funding may have been almost a decade old when it was uncovered, Wallis has subsequently accepted more money from the leftist billionaire. In a 2011 story, Olasky noted that Wallis had confirmed to him he accepted another $150,000 from Soros for a grant that would take hold in 2012.

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Who's on board with the Soros organization, Evangelical Immigration Table?  

SBC's Richard Land, former Lifeway Exec & TBN host Ed Stetzer; Ray Ortland of The "Gospel" Coalition; Matt Chandler, Tony Evens, Stuart & Jill Briscoe, JD Greear, Max Lucado;presidents/former presidents of well known seminaries like Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,Cedarville University, Dallas Seminary,Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,as well as Fuller Seminary, Beeson, & Wheaton. Navigators too.

Go here for the full list of schools, leaders, & individuals who signed on as EIT Signatories

Monday, January 15, 2018

The "Gospel" Coalition Is Reprobate

The (Fake) Gospel Coalition continues it's slide into spiritual harlotry. It is anything but sound. The more time goes by, the weirder & more worldly their material becomes. This one is highly offensive because it attacks Jesus Christ the King of kings. The author, Cambridge graduate Rebecca McLaughlin, tries to compare Dr. Who to Jesus Christ. 

Dr. Who? Who's that? Well here's the new one of which McLaughlin compares the Holy One of Israel:

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After 12 male Doctors over a 54-year history, the casting of Jodie Whittaker might seem audacious. But for a show featuring a female, prehistoric lizard-like warrior married to a 19th-century, human maidservant, the switch of the thus-far male Doctor into a woman’s body is practically tame."

That would be: a lesbian feminist. She went there. She compared a lesbian feminist super-human character to the HOLY HOLY HOLY One of Israel: Jesus Christ the risen Lord, King of kings, Lord of lords, Creator & Sustainer of all things; the Way, the Truth, & the Life. She dared to go there in her mind then in her words. TGC approved it.

Isa 40:18 To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him?


Isa 40:19 An idol! A craftsman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts for it silver chains.

Isa 40:25  "To whom then will you liken Me That I would be his equal?" says the Holy One. 

This blog does a good job summarizing the article here. It summarizes her article:

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That’s the first paragraph. I thought it was weird. But then I read the rest of the article and realized the article was one of those clever articles that says it’s doing one thing and does, y’know, another.
Ms. McLaughlin lists 6 ways Doctor Who is like Jesus. I’ve condensed them for brevity but kept her wording:
  1. The Doctor is deeply present and engaged with people.
  2. The Doctor is stubbornly non-violent. And yet he is terrifying to his enemies.
  3. The Doctor routinely offers his life to save the world, the lives of his friends, and even his enemies.
  4. The Doctor gravitates toward the marginalized.
  5. The Doctor calls people to repentance and risks his life to give even the most apparently irredeemable a chance.
  6. When faced with death, the Doctor resurrects.
If this was really an article about how Doctor Who was like Jesus, those points would fall to pieces faster than you can say “sonic screwdriver.” 
End quote. Then the author hits the points to show how they are wrong. He makes some good points, but could've gone further.
The TGC article is here.


TGC is reprobate & anyone who is connected with them shares in their spiritual whoring. That was absolutely OUTRAGEOUS to even THINK of comparing the Holy One of Israel, the King of Kings, YAHWEH, to a fictional, sinful, disgusting character. McLaughlin trivializes Jesus Christ.

"For a show that actively resists Christian beliefs, Doctor Who’s greatest controversy is that it draws so clearly on the life-source of the universe, the man whose story lurks behind so much of who the Doctor is: the true hero who embraces the marginalized, gives his life for ours, and conquers death."

- McLaughlin's final words in the article. She sounds more like a social justice warrior mystic feminist and certainly not a Christian.
Psa 50:19  "You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. 20  You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son. 21  These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Oprah's Truth At the Golden Globes Was Just New Age Nonsense

Oprah Winfrey in her speech at the Golden Globes show talked about "truth". She even mentioned "her truth" in relation to women's experiences. If you know anything about Oprah, this is typical verbiage for her because she is a Post-Modern gnostic feminist. Quite the New Ager, she lives in fluidity where truth & opinion are one of the same. This isn't reality.

Chad Prather of the Political Cowboy's article made some interesting points some of us have seen but it was well stated:

The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro immediately pointed out the problem in her comment: “There is no such thing as ‘your truth.’ There is the truth and your opinion.”
Grayson Gilbert expands on Shapiro’s assertion: “Truth by nature of its intrinsic quality is true, regardless of one’s hypocrisy, situation, or experience. Truth is not fluid, but rather stative (fixed) and unchanging. It is not your truth or my truth; it is the truth. The sad thing about all of this is that by seeking to limit truth to one’s experience, it becomes a never-ending game of manipulation. It never moves from the emotional to the logical, meaning it camps objectivity on the basis of feelings rather than facts. We might better understand a person’s story through their experience, but one’s story is not the litmus test for truth, how the world operates, nor the beliefs of people within that world.
“Secondly, it denies any chance that truth is a transcendent principle, being handed down to mankind through the very revelation of the Scriptures. Ultimately, I am not in the least bit surprised by this – yet it needs to be said nonetheless simply because Oprah (and many in this nation) claim a sort of spirituality. What this simply reveals is that their notion of what makes one a spiritual being is rooted in a denial of the things that are spiritual.”
Oprah Winfrey is an evangelist and false teacher of postmodern religion, “an a la carte spirituality where people pick and choose their beliefs from a smorgasbord line of offerings. She started out with a strong foundation in the Baptist church, but over time she drifted into unbiblical New Age beliefs. She mentions God a lot, but she defines Him in her own way. She has become a Christian-flavored pantheist, one who believes that an impersonal god, (“however you choose to describe him”) is a universal force or energy. She embraces karmic destiny from Zen Buddhism”(quote from Sue Bohlin, Probe Ministries).
And she enthusiastically proclaims religious pluralism: “One of the biggest mistakes humans make is to believe that there is only one way. Actually, there are many diverse paths leading to what you call God.”
End quote. Bold, my emphasis.  
Prather ends with:
Truth is not relative and subject to your experience or personal opinion, but rather, is bound within the nature and being of the triune God of Scripture, who reveals it to us through the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is the truth which shall set the captive free.
End quote. Bold, my emphasis.
The whole article is here.
This flim-flam, wobbly, anchorless thinking allows for Oprah to be a hypocrite. I mean, as some others observed, she's cheerleading women who showed "courage" by speaking out "their truth" about abuse, but the main women where outted Weinstein weren't there nor named. Then again there are photos of Oprah kissing Weinstein's cheek & seeming to introduce him to a young woman (an actress? who looked very uncomfortable if not scared). She also didn't praise the women who "spoke their truth" concerning Bill Clinton's  sexual aggression/manipulation/rape.  It also allows for her pluralism (talked about in the article) which is itself self-contradictory, especially when talking about religions that are by nature exclusive (Christianity, Islam, & old Judaism).  She can at once be for something and against it. Even her claims about Christianity, which she seems to be in some way, defending, is nothing but redefining (again, because of her Post-Modern gnosticism) God, Jesus, salvation, and that in turn is an attack upon God's Word which is an attack upon the nature of God Himself (Gen. 3; Ps 138:2). To attack His Word is to say that God didn't mean what He said and that His Word isn't faithful or reliable. It's the heart of the devil when he attacked God's Word in the Garden of Eden as a serpent in Gen. 3 when he said "Hath God said?" and "You won't die" when in fact God did say it and did mean it.
Gen 3:1  Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?" Gen 3:2  The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; Gen 3:3  but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'" Gen 3:4  The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die! Gen 3:5  "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 
Notice it was about going outside God's Word, to something else, for knowledge. Same thing we have today, whether New Age mystics or Post-Modern "Bible experts" and church leaders. When they claim consensus for truth, including history, instead of Scripture and it's Author, that's when pragmatism & lesser authorities begin to outweigh the authority of Scripture in their minds. Their behavior then, follows suit.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

It Matters What You Think & Read: ideas have consequences (daughter of two famous authors reveals pedophile abuse)

Excerpts from Megan Fox of PJ Media:

Moira Greyland is the daughter of famous authors Marion Zimmer Bradley and Walter Breen. She has written a memoir about growing up in a "queer" family and suffering hideous child abuse. In The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon, Greyland details the horror of being a helpless child trapped in a far left fantasy world. The world constructed by her mother, author of The Mists of Avalon, and her father, author of Greek Love (a book literally detailing why pedophilia is fine and even good) was a dark and frightening world...

Greyland's description of her family's philosophy is chilling. "All sex is always right no matter what." This philosophy forced her to endure being raped by her father at the achingly innocent age of four and molested by her mother throughout her childhood..

"What sets gay culture apart from straight culture is the belief that early sex is good and beneficial, and the sure knowledge (don't think for a second that they DONT KNOW) that the only way to produce another homosexual is to provide a boy with sexual experiences BEFORE he can be 'ruined' by attraction to a girl," she writes....

"I was brought up to be completely tolerant of every possible sexual variation, and the wish to be loving and accepting of all people has stayed with me," Greyland explains. "Meeting former gay people and former trans people and hearing how furious their friends are about them leaving the lifestyle opened my eyes...

How tolerant are they, really?

According to Greyland, "Tolerance only goes one way...

~ End quote. More at: PJ Media  Bold, my emphasis.

Romans 1 and Eph. 4 comes to mind. This story, if true, goes to show how sodomy is a slippery slope. Escaping is a steep mountainous climb. There is hope, though, in Christ Jesus alone who not only can free them from their enslavement to sin and find forgiveness, but also heal them inward pain, wrong thinking, and guilt.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Mood Bible Institute Facing Serious Allegations

The Moody Bible Institute (MBI) is facing what is arguably one of the most serious crises it’s faced in its 132-year history.  In addition to a dramatic financial downturn, which caused the institute to close its Spokane campus and cut nearly one-third of its faculty, MBI leaders are now dealing with allegations that they have betrayed the institute’s mission. 

~More by Julie Roys here.

Doctrinal Triage

Faith which accepts one word of God & rejects another is not faith in God but faith in our own judgment, faith in our own taste.

– Spurgeon

That's exactly what doctrinal triage is: sitting in one's own judgment on what doctrines of Scripture one sees as "essential" or "non-essential" and thus the "non-essentials" (aka "secondary" doctrines) are pushed aside for "unity". This is the height of arrogance to tell the King of kings His teachings are optional when they say it is!