Christians in all denominations and in non-denominational churches are being duped. The rise of the social justice and emergent church movements is spreading a false gospel message and distorting God’s very words—and a growing number are falling prey to it.
The social justice movement are pushing a radical political agenda that covertly supports homosexual marriage and candidates that support abortion. And many of our church leaders are not taking the time to educate their members on their intents.
Jim Wallis is the leader of Sojourners, the leading social justice organization in the US. Wallis is a spiritual advisor to President Obama and a former Chapter President of Students For a Democratic Society, a violent communist organization in the 1960s.
Cloaking themselves as a Christian organization, Sojourners consistently supports progressive politics and religion. Their website cites certain biblical passages, but refuses to recognize homosexuality or abortion as wrong or sinful.
Wallis, along with Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Tony Campolo and Dan Kimball represent the loosely knit leadership of the far left wing progressive Christian movement, promoting ideals like collective salvation and liberation theology. Wallis along with Campolo, started “Red Letter Christians“, which greatly influences many youth pastors and youth within the church, leading them from the total, true gospel of salvation and holiness.
Sadly, another influential pastor, Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Church in Illinois, has joined in this movement and is quietly supporting Jim Wallis' agenda. And his wife, Lynne Hybels, is the editor of Jim Wallis' blog, God's Politics.
Our guest in the first segment today is Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action, and she is here to talk with us not only about social justice but about why it is important for Christians to understand this movement. Julaine is an advocate for marriage, family, life and liberty in Madison. The education arm of this organization is Wisconsin Family Council, and here Julaine works to forward Judeo-Christian principles and values by informing citizens, churches and policymakers about important pro-family legislative and cultural issues so they will be inspired to get involved in preserving and strengthening marriage and family in Wisconsin.
- Jim Wallis' interfaith message to young people: "We are here to find common ground." (standupforthetruth.com)
- Social Justice: Wolves in Sheeps Clothing (standupforthetruth.com)
- Obama Supporters Jim Wallis and Brian McLaren Praise OWS with their Occupy Theology (standupforthetruth.com)