Monday, April 24, 2017

Marxism Is Infiltrating Evangelicalism

When I read Mohler's interview with Dreher, I wondered who MacIntyre was, as they both were huge fans of his. Well, as you can see, it turns out he's another Marxist that another Evangelical (Mohler) read in college, was greatly influenced by, and still reads today. That's exactly the problem with Tim Keller, who also was influenced by Marxism in college. Rick Warren uses Marxism in his argumentation and promotion of socialism. MLK Jr , whom The "Gospel" Coalition is rallying around in their MLK50 celebration, also was heavily influenced by Marxism, as are the Black Liberation theologians James Cone, Cornell West, who like to mix Marxism with religion. 
This is a pattern. As A.W. Pink said, "Take heed of what you hear, and read!". What are your kids reading in college? What did your pastor read in seminary? What sits on his bookshelves now? What authors impacted him? This is huge, because if they are not of Christ, they are poisoning not only your leaders and your kids, but YOU.
Going from bad to worse, Dreher openly acknowledged on Mohler’s program that his book was founded upon Alasdair MacIntyre, a Marxist philosopher and Post Liberal Theologian. MacIntyre wrote his most notable work After Virtue during the Reagan years when the U.S. was involved in the Cold War. Providence had it that the U.S. soundly defeated the Soviet Union as was indicated by the fall of the Berlin Wall. While the U.S. won the war abroad, it was also fighting a battle at home in the minds of some of its brightest students at Notre Dame under the tutelage of MacIntyre.
It is also interesting to note that Mohler likewise acknowledged, “I was assigned Alasdair MacIntyre’sAfter Virtue when I was a graduate student, and I think it’s probably one of the two or three books to which I return most often.” MacIntyre’s book embraced the same philosophy that the Apostle Paul warned the church against.  Paul wrote in the book of Colossians,
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ (2:8). 
- Pulpit & Pen, "Error and Apostasy: The Albert Mohler and Hank Hanegraaff Controversy"

What is the answer to this? Sola Scriptura: Scripture only. Obey the voice of the King of kings, for He has already commanded by way of the apostle Paul:

Col 2:8  See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. 

2Co 10:5  We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

This necessarily means guarding your mind against such things by not spending time in such foolish empty garbage--the trap set by the enemy to seduce minds by appealing to the intellect. It is nothing more than standing there and considering the ancient serpent's claims he made to Eve, "Hath God said?" as he appealed to knowledge OUTSIDE of God's Word.

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