Monday, February 7, 2022

Opinion: The Problem with Modern Christianity

By Tim Gamble

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The Problem with Modern Christianity

In the 1960s and1970s, modern feminism (anti-male, anti-family, anti-traditional values) began infecting many Christian Churches (in the name of equality and fairness). Many pastors and other leaders did nothing, or even embraced modern feminism, often out of fear of losing donations, or even their jobs, if they didn't fit in with modern times.

In more recent decades, the concept of "social justice" (which is NOT Biblical justice, see the book mentioned at the bottom of this opinion piece) has similarly infected many Christian Churches. Today, many pastors and other leaders have embraced social justice out of a desire to fit in with the modern world (though they would call it being "relevant" and "authentic" - two buzz words of the Left).

This desire to "fit in with the world" is condemned in Scripture many, many times. Yet, many modern Christians try to adopt worldly ways, thinking it is okay because they are giving it a Christian spin. It is not okay. We are followers of The Way, not followers of The World.

God, and God alone, decides what is right and what is wrong, what is sin and what is not, what is good and what is evil. What God has decided is never "out dated" or "old fashioned." We have not "out grown" what God has revealed to us. We do not become "relevant" or "authentic" by rejecting God's teachings as given to us through the Scriptures and the Early Church. The world may praise us for doing so, but God won't. 

Worldly ways are not God's ways, and slapping a Christian bumper sticker on it won't change that fact. Follow God, not the World. Reject modern "Christianity" that tries to fir in with the World. Reject churches, pastors, and teachers that worry more about being seen as relevant than about pleasing God.

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Why Social Justice Is Not Biblical Justice: An Urgent Appeal to Fellow Christians in a Time of Social Crisis, by Scott David Allen. I want to recommend it to my readers, as it does an excellent job of explaining the difference between politically-correct "social justice" and true Biblical justice. Social justice has creeped in modern churches, which have become weak as they seek worldly acceptance. Sadly, most church-goers today don't understand enough about social justice (or Biblical justice for that matter) to see the dangerous distortions embedded in the social justice concept. 


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