Is The Church’s Social Gospel Merely A False Flag?

“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved,
let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the
flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of
God.”   II Corinthians 7.1.

It is common for the world to work in a manner that is contrary to what God has told we Christians to do. In fact,it has a name which is generally applied to politics: False Flag. These descriptive two words often are put in political or in military terms. The concept is to say it is one way or cause when it is just the opposite what the act appears to be. In the past, wars have been started because of the False Flags.

In recent years, the idea that Iraq had or was making weapons of mass destruction or already had such instruments of death was told. This was later found to be false flag. There are or were only two explanations for this act of aggression by the United States when George Bush gave the command to start a military assault on Iraq’s military; these two here he knew this were not so or he adapted this hook line and sinker.

The United States has had a history of using False Flags to accomplish their evil misdeeds.  Of course, their actions are inherently illegal. On February 4, 2016, there was an article in Lew Rockwell‘s blog entitled, “58 False Flag Attacks”.

The church of our day has had some False Flag incidents. Paul, the Apostle, told people not to do this in II Corinthians 7. This great man said when a person becomes a Christian such sin is removed from the flesh as well as the spirit.  He commanded us to change the way each person should live.

The motivation facts are to embrace the fear of God. Those who want to have a clean and happy life must cast aside all forms of evil.

An effort must be that corruption is not the way we should live. Such an action would mean a very careful attitude must be our way of life. Evil ways must never be accepted by each person who states he or she is a Christian. The leaders of many churches have endorsed the Social Gospel as way of life. This is evil.

Neither Roman Catholics or main-line Protestants have made a frontal attack on this false teaching. In the opinion of this writer, the Social Gospel is just another form of the welfare state.

The Welfare State takes from those who have by the use of guilt & grabs it.

If you do not follow the Social Gospel, it is a sign that this is Christ’s way. In the theology schools, there is no instruction that the teachings of Christ were provided.  Any reader cannot say they were told otherwise.

This letter by Paul was not set forth to condemn this troubled church in Corinth. Since Paul was the creator of this body of believers he felt an obligation to correct them. In the same manner we tell others do not be a glutton or a drinker – then Paul was setting this out. One must understand this was troubled body of believers since all we must do is to read the first letter to the Corinthians.

DISCOURAGED

Each person has periods of discouragement when we become adults this should never be a surprise when this happens. In this age, we live the news we hear on the television and over the internet, which is conducive to bringing up fear within each of us.

Actually what we see advertised produces a fear we will not be in style or that some dreaded body malfunction has already started to destroy our physical well –being. Fear produces discouragement.

Paul must have gone through such a period before he started to write this seventh chapter of II Corinthians. As a practical matter when we read of the ups and downs this messenger of Christ went through we can begin to know why he was discouraged at times.

There were several means he used to rise above the doldrums. We see he kept speaking for Christ as he turned it into boldness. Second, this man used examples of others to buoy up his proclamation to spread the Good News. Fear was a constant companion.

In a sense we all have a bipolar personality. Emotionally we have times when discouragement is dominant & then we come out of it. Paul had thus experience when his friend Titus arrived. This is the same man who the book of Titus is named after. We know that he traveled with Paul. Titus was sent to Corinth to see about the spiritual well-being of the church. He brought good news.

Each one of us is in need of someone who will bring joy and good news to us.

THE TRUTH CAN HURT

“And not by his coming only, but by the consolation
wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your
earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward
me; so that I rejoiced the more. For though I made you sorry
with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I
perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though
it were but for a season.” I Corinthians 7:8-9.

The first letter Paul wrote to this struggling church set out certain sins that needed to be corrected. His remark though blunt was truthful when written. To read this letter it is obvious that the members needed to come to grips with certain sins.

The faults we have must be discussed; and, to do otherwise bring a disaster when sins are not openly brought to bear.

There is at least one example of refusal to openly condemn fornication. Now among our people there are thousands of children without a father, a mother, or a home. The truth is ministers and parents and rabbis did not say fornication was evil. Here is a partial list of the results, to wit:

1. Men brutalize women.
2. Abortion.
3. Welfare for unwed mothers.
4. Government entitlements.
5. Women abandoning their offspring.
6. Building of projects in cities.
7. Spreads diseases.

As a fact when was the last time you heard a talk, speech, or lecture on the results of fornication? The younger generation never has said this would be contrary to the Social Gospel. What a fraud has religion become – not Christianity!  The culture we live in is a fraud. Do not let someone say it is a personal matter. It is not.

Sin has a national impact. Challenge anyone who states it is personal and has no impact on others. Another lie by the liberals.

REPENT

“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be
repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. For
behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort,
what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves,
yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire,
yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved
yourselves to be clear in this matter. Wherefore, though I wrote unto
you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his
cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in sight of God
might appear unto you.”   II Corinthians 7:10-12.

Once we admit to ourselves we have sinned against God, then the next step is to seek the answer to their violation. The world’s answer is to go to therapy, to some college trained mental health healer or to take pills. None of these is a solution for sin.

The New Testament tells us that the way out is confess Christ and repent of this wrong-doing and then be immersed into the water for the removal of our transgressions. All of this is if we have not been announced believers. The second manner of obtaining forgiveness and removal of sin is the Lord’s Supper. We confess. We repent. We ask for the purging of sin. We seek to do in each one of these is to clear our souls of the guilt that sin brings.

We must seek to remove sin immediately.  Otherwise it will fester until there is an implosion within us.

Here is an example of a man who in his early years was a committed sinner. There was a change that happened on his tombstone is written these words, to wit:

“John Newton, clerk, once an infidel and Libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa was by the mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned and appointed to preach Faith he had long beloved to destroy.”

You know this man to be the writer of the song “Amazing Grace“.   He was called the Old Converted Sea Captain.

When sin is laid out then it should be done with Hatred but in a kindly way to form that person back to being accepted by God. This was Paul’ attitude. Confrontation yes but with gentleness.


GOOD NEWS TOLD

“Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea and exceedingly the
more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirits was refreshed by
you all. For if I boasted anything to him of you, I am not ashamed;
but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I
made before Titus, is found truth. And his inward affection is more
abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all,
how with fear and trembling ye received him.”     II Corinthians 7: 13-15.

There is a story which is probably a myth of an Athenian running from Marathon to Athens which is about 26 miles after the Athenians defeated the Persians on the plains Marathon. When he arrived in Athens the runner Pheideppids, announced “Nike” or “Joy we conquer.” He dropped dead. As you may guess this is also the name of the athletic event.

What Titus did for Paul was to give joyful news about the church at Corinth. These last few verses of the tiding of Titus was in fact Nike for Paul. Then Paul could know for certain. What he started had begun to bring about fruition.

There was no shame in Paul’s letter.  In fact it was one of encouragement.

We all know people who we would rather not see arrive, They only bring bad news. Everything is negative. All words spoken are depressing. These people only bring bad news. This was not true of Titus. He was actually a joy to have around.

When Japan surrendered in 1945, my father was a pastor of a small Kentucky church. He let my friend Tommy Stevenson and I ring the church bell with the cotton rope. We pulled and we pulled the rope to ring the bell. Finally, the rope broke. The war was over. This was good news. All over this country there was joy. There never has been a celebration like that in this country again.

Paul felt the same way. He knew his efforts were not lost. Christ had been told the last verse reads:

“I rejoice therefore, that I have confidence in you in all things.”

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

RESCUE THE PERISHING

“Rescue the perishing,
Care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o’er the erring one,
Lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus the mighty to save.

Rescue the perishing,
Care for the dying;
Jesus is merciful,
Jesus will save.

Though they are slighting Him,
Still He is waiting,
Waiting the penitent child to receive;
Plead with them earnestly,
Plead with them gently;
He will forgive if they only believe.”

By Fanny J. Crosby



Gerald K. Fugit

Diggingoldwells.com

February 7, 2016

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