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The Social Gospel, Yesterday and Today
by Gary GilleyThink On These Things
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October/November 2011
Volume 17, Issue 5

What is unfolding before us is what the Emergent leader Brian McLaren terms "missional." Missional, McLaren tells us, is "a generous third way," between the conservative "personal Savior" gospel and liberal version of it.[35] McLaren further explains, "My missional calling: blessed in this life to be a blessing to everyone on earth... My mission isn't to figure out who is already blessed, or not blessed, or unblessable. My calling is to be blessed so I can bless everyone."[36] He continues, "From this understanding we place less emphasis on whose lineage, rites, doctrines, structures, and terminology are right and more emphasis on whose actions, service, outreach, kindness, and effectiveness are good.... (In order) to help our world get back on the road to being truly and wholly good again, the way God created it to be..."[37] Rob Bell adds, "For Jesus, the question wasn't how do I get into Heaven? But how do I bring heaven here?...The goal isn't escaping this world but making this world the kind of place God can come to. And God is remaking us into the kind of people who can do this kind of work."[38] The rationale of McLaren and Bell is a mere echo of the original founders of liberalism.

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This book is one of the latest among popular books being published for evangelical audiences on the subject of the afterlife involving visitations to and from Heaven and the connection between the living and the dead. Of this genre, this book is one of the most emotionally charged books, and exemplifies how gut-wrenching stories can shut down rational thinking. As the high-intensity story captivates the reader into a feelings-driven state, the book's contents subtly facilitate a change in worldview as it suggests novel interpretations of Scripture.  Read Part 1 & Part 2!

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by Leonard SweetLT Research
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In the January 24th issue of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's Towers magazine sits a review of Leonard Sweet's recent book, Jesus Manifesto (p. 11). The review states that Sweet's book "can be a good resource for young and old Christians alike." The review was written by Towers managing editor Aaron Cline Hanbury who on his own blog recommends "grounded" Christians read Rob Bell's book, Velvet Elviswhere Bell tells readers to study New Age mystic and tantric sex advocate Ken Wilberfor three months for a "mind-blowing introduction to emergence theory and divine creativity [panentheism (God in all) and pantheism (all is God)]" (p.192 V.E.). Leonard Sweet and Rob Bell are promoters of the "new" spirituality which ultimately leads followers away from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On Sweet's Jesus Manifesto website, Sweet tells readers that Christians have put too much focus on things like "doctrines" and need a "real experience" instead. This is the heart-cry of most leaders in the emerging church movement and can be a subtle trap that leads people away from the belief that the Bible is the unchanging sure and trustworthy Word of God.


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