Within ten years the moving trends of progressive evangelicalism is now widely accepted in the churches, amongst many who are now lukewarm. The authority of scriptures has been rejected in favour of traditions that are wrapped around good works. In doing so this is rejecting the apostle Paul’s centralised approach for the church to only submit to the gospel and the witness of it according to Romans 1:16.
Whilst many are saying that we need to accept cultural mandates to be attractive to the unbelieving world, to get cities and communities to love them in deluding themselves that through works resulting in an openness to present Jesus Christ. By saying that the world is different today, only reinforces what the Roman Catholic Church has been trying to do for over 800 years. That is to undermine the aspects of sola fedi and sola scriptura and is to be rejected.
By saying that the way the scripture was understood back then is different from today, we are removing ourselves from centuries of wisdom that enforces the view, that it is wrong to be against Same Sex Marriage and also the view that the church should be loving and understanding enough to start thinking like the people of today. This is for the total acceptance and tolerance for the depravity of sin and the rejection of scriptural authority, in one phrase we call this deep religious humanism, it focus is that because we are all created by God, we are all his children born with good and evil, in other words contrary to what Romans 3 says, we should focus in the good that is in all of us being centralised on our nature.
It is taught by the RCC that through social means we can bring people to salvation through the church, “Extra Ecclesium Nalla Sallis” that old lie and rhetoric that translates to “outside the church there is no salvation” to be applied within the minds of progressive evangelicals, Pentecostal, charismatics and protestant churches.
This can be achieved by applying a cultural change and mandate within all of Christendom, the Vatican II Council stipulates (P706) “The Church may really be the sign of that solidarity which the family of nations desires, it should show in its own life greater cooperation between the churches of rich and poor regions through spiritual communication and division of human and material resources….. (Post Conciliar Documents)
What the Evangelical church is doing is not getting, is every day people who claim to be Christians are being taught they are not to be focused on scriptures by studying them, but rather the orientation is on works and spiritual experience, if they can enable them to do so, they become ignorant in the knowledge of the scriptures by watering it down, they achieve their objective to be focused and cantered on doing good works.
What do we see as a result see the rise in women teachers is a product of feminism. A rise in objective thinking rather than subjective thinking as promoted by liberals and those who hold to Socialism, an emphasis on good works has become the result of ecumenism or new ecumenism, etc, driving those non-Catholics to become Rome’s lackey’s, meaning servants.
The very words that are spoken, clearly makes them knowingly or unknowingly agents of Rome, the same words used by the Vatican to promote the idea; that it is not the individual Christian but the Church collectively that is responsible for social initiatives, that through the church they would be attracted to the gospel and to salvation. This is rejecting the scriptural mandate for the preaching of the gospel alone is the necessity and the root of salvation. When we look at what the bible teaches, this about the last days, we would know what the bible teaches concerning the faith which is contrary to modernist and libertarian views.
It is this scripture that is often ignored, 2 Tim 3:1-9
1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
The reason for cultural and social programs is because of the fear of the rejection of Christ. As a result they state that if we give any confrontational approach to the way we represent Christ they won’t come to our churches. The Bible teaches that a time will come with men will no longer fear God and will be even more open in their rebellion, the problem is that many Christians are putting up with and even legitimising sinful pursuits by going along with the world’s advise and wisdom, this has resulted in folly. The point is you can spend thousands of our British pounds and even spread this idea throughout Europe by spending thousands of Euro dollars in promoting “the social gospel”, this is what they call showing love in works and actions by charitable acts, resulting in unbeliever coming to the churches, the outcome of this is they will remain in their wilful rebellion toward God, because his approach takes an appeasement to the flesh resulting in the world turning to religion, rather than a real relationship with Jesus Christ, because sin is not openly confronted.
The whole shift in the cultural trends in the Christian camp has always been part of Rome’s agenda to remove any separation between the evangelicals and the Church of Rome. This results in evangelicals being hostile to the gospel itself, Rome is already part of the mystery of iniquity, she being Rome goes by another name “Mystery Babylon”.
Rome States: ….(P707 Vatican Collection) ”Together with the Second Vatican Council we very highly commend cooperation with our separated Christian brethren for the promotion of justice in the world, for bringing about development of people for establishing peace…”
The Book of revelations teach us that this is exactly what the anti-Christ will do, in Rev 6:2, it teaches that the anti-Christ will be a man of peace, Rome is promoting the idea and many evangelicals fall into the acceptance of this philosophy of peace and good works making Christianity centralised on man’s works, that are placed before Christ’s redemptive sacrifice.
Rome never takes this in to account as they teach that people should only trust in the works contained within the sacraments and not in his redemptive sacrifice, Rome teaches that to have any distinct doctrines, such as assurance of God’s forgiveness only through his onetime sacrifice that are contrary to its own dogma’s and doctrines, to put this aside and to over look our differences is not only to avoid being discriminatory, but Rome says to reject what they say, it is a direct rejection of the gospel and for the gospel to be represented we have to communicate and fully cooperate in compliance with the Papacy.
(Cont from P707) “This is the Source of our common efforts against discrimination on the grounds of our differences of religion, race colour and culture and the like. Collaboration extends also to the study of the teaching of the Gospel insofar as it is the source of inspiration for all Christian activity. Let the secretariat for promoting Christian unity and the pontifical commission for Justice and Peace devote themselves in common council to developing effectively this ecumenical collaboration.
The gospel does not involve any collaboration, nor does it lead us into accepting another gospel that is promoted by catholic theology, the gospel inspires us to commit to Christian activity inasmuch as it agrees and is under the authority of scripture and not for the unity of religions, the Gospel promotes the idea of separation from the world and all that is false and promotes the true unity of like minded believers, this does not include the papacy or its philosophies that has amalgamated human reasoning based on foundations of worldly wisdom that does not come from God, its attempt is to change the nature of the gospel, this is a direct assault on the foundations that the gospel is built upon.
In practice Rome has always rejected the authority of scriptures, Rome confounds its own condemnation for its promotion of and support of the so called “Theory of evolution”. The Apostle Paul in Romans 1 teaches us that the world has a creator, the gospel’s foundations begins in Genesis 1 and 1 John 1 teaches us that it was Christ who created the heavens and the earth. Why is it safe to assume because there are good Catholics who claim they love the lord that this makes them born again or saved for that matter? The question is do Catholics base there faith upon the authority of scripture alone? The answer is no, If it is the case that we would consider Catholics to be true believers based on their good nature, we must also apply this to other groups that would include Mormons, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Seventh-day Adventists, etc, who all claim to have Christ.
Rome attempts to change the evangelical mindset to become orientated around works, this can be achieved by adapting social interests by masking its agenda under what is titled “the gospel”. Faith is exchanged for works that is centralised around influencing the individual. Rome places value upon man in its ecumenical agenda and is not focused on Christ the one who is described in the Bible. The terms used by the evangelical churches today turns Christians into progressive evangelicals, these terms include mission, missional or social action under the umbrella of Hope, as we had seen promoted by many group initiatives like More Than Gold. Many including Franklin Graham  have all used this aspect of its message of hope to promote social reforms. This is not giving recognition that it is the gospel alone that transforms lives but rather human effort through the gospel is used to transform society. This does not recognise the essence of what Christ did because Romans 3 teaches us that there is none good, God is saying man can do no good thing, he is dependent on the work that God does that is manifestly known by faith, in itself that provokes us to do what is right, loving what is good and hating what is evil.
This view of the social gospel is very attractive for progressive Christians who are moving to push for a political socialistic agenda in achieving a theocracy, another term for this is kingdom building, setting up the kingdom of God on earth to overthrow a government, the principles that are promoted here have no foundation in the Scriptures.
(not an endorsement)
Recently, Christian Left leader  Jim Wallis recently said:
Christians across the theological and political spectrum believe that social justice is central to the teachings of Jesus and at the heart of biblical faith.
Actually, not only is there no consensus on this issue, but in fact, Jesus did not speak of such a concept as it is understood today.
Further, Jesus said that there would be false teachers coming in his name. Paul, arguing for strict traditionalism, steeled future Christians against heresy by writing: Therefore, Brethren, stand fast, and hold to the traditions which ye have been taught. …” (2 Thessalonians 2:15)
While any Christian can agree that the first Christians held all things in common and virtually forbade owning any personal property, we find no mention that a theocracy should be established by Christians to enforce this socialism on others. And those who insist that Christian socialism must be enforced by political means are in fact endorsing a form of theocracy not less rigid than that of Muslim countries.
Further, Paul forbade welfare as we practice it today with the words:
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should they eat. (2 Thessalonians 3:10)
While Wallis and his followers – as well as many other Christian leaders, both Protestant and Catholic (including priests here in Panama where I live) – insist that the story of the fishes and the loaves is all about the rich sharing with the poor, Jesus was very short with those of his day who sought him out to increase material gain or to receive welfare-style handouts, making it clear that he had come not to feed the poor the physical bread but rather to feed the poor in spirit His spiritual bread.
Elsewhere it is clear that Jesus does want Christians to share their sustenance with the less fortunate, but not by enforcing a political sharing system through taxation, as Wallis endorses.
According to the book “The Socialist Phenomenon” by dissident USSR Academy of Sciences member Igor Shafarevich (available in its entirety on the Web), such radical socialism is the heresy that was spread in the 13th and 14th centuries in Europe, and even earlier in Persia, where the first socialist state was set up – and failed ignominiously.
Shafarevich shows that the first European socialists were heretics, some of them quite violent and murderous (see the chapter “The Socialism of the Heresies” starting on page 18). The Taborites, for example, took over large regions around Prague and later in other countries, plundering and burning churches and brutally murdered priests and peasants who refused to go along with their policies. Like the other socialist heretics, they “held everything in common.” But the possessions they held in common were mostly the fruits of other people’s labor, including gold and silver items stolen from churches. They were more antichrists than Christians
If we consider this behavior on the part of the earliest socialists, the behavior of the French revolutionaries and the fact that the socialist phenomenon (Shafarevich, like all Soviets, made no distinction between socialism and communism) killed 100 million in the places it was practiced in the 20th century, it should be clear that American “Christian” leftists like Jim Wallis are playing with fire.
Instead of going along with the mindset of the progressive evangelicals we should follow the advice that is set by the prophet Jeremiah
Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) 16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
This view and support for the social gospel is doing the opposite to what they claim and at the end of it, this can only be a path that takes us away from knowing who Christ really is.
Miguel Hayworth January 2017