THE WATCHMAN: How Liberalism/Socialism Is Attacking the Church
Isaiah 62:6 ~ I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence…
In this article I want show what is happening within the church when leadership allows liberalism (i.e. a socialistic system) to gradually infiltrate the church through political correctness and a desire to reach out in ways that compromises the core beliefs of the scriptures. Instead of us influencing the world, the world has become an influence in the wrong direction within the church. I have seen much of this effort come through the youth ministry by youth leaders trying to reach the unbelievers, but, unfortunately, sometimes stepping too far into the wrong direction.
Some denominations have changed their own beliefs from the Word of God to align themselves with a more “inclusive” gospel. By doing this, they think they are more politically correct. Again, we come down with a watered-down sermon week after week. The belief in teaching that God is looking for a people that he wants to become holy, separated from the world and its ideas, is rarely heard from the pulpit. Instead, we are given a more “palatable” sermon of grace. Don’t get me wrong. I believe in the grace of God and count on it in my own life, but we must never believe that God has changed who He is in the scriptures to align with a liberal theology.
My wife recalls going to a mountain top church in Guatemala and noticing such a difference from our Sunday morning service. Each person came in and most went to the altar to pray for a time, then quietly went to a seat. The whole time was quiet before the Lord, as each person was reaching to God personally.
ATTENTION LEADERSHIP. Is any of this going on in your own church?
I have noticed political leaders from the left going to various churches pushing their political agenda. Much of the time it is a democratic agenda. In my opinion, the Democrat Party and the far left within that group, are the ones pushing the socialistic agenda. It makes me shudder to think that a truly, called Man-of-God would allow such to be laid (purposed, promised, by one’s own authority) upon his own congregation. This sways the congregation in a direction that, I believe many times, is not in alignment with scripture, particularly with issues regarding abortion, homosexual marriage, and so on. The standard that one must follow down to the minute, is the Word of God.
Denominations agreeing with same sex marriage, putting individuals in a place of leadership involved in the homosexual lifestyle is very dangerous. Race baiting is also dangerous. Any Pastor or leader that spews hatred of other Christians from the pulpit should be removed, so as not to continue to damage the Body of Christ through division. The Word of God should always come before ethnicity or personal beliefs. We should always scrutinize ourselves to see that our core beliefs line up with the Word of God.
I have been watching several documentaries on Hitler and his evil regime. Oh, my goodness. He was evil personified. However, I would recommend all to watch “Nazi Underworld,” which uncovers a lot of truth about socialism and where and how it began. Under Hitler’s reign, one of his tactics was to destroy anything that did not go with his secular, socialistic agenda for Father Germany. Hitler’s vision was to see Germany become a nation under Nationalistic, Socialistic control, where everything was run by government.
Not only did he want to destroy the Jews, but he also wanted to destroy Christians and anything that he considered impure, such as the elderly, the infirmed, and any children too young to be put to work. The Christians would get in the way of his vision of destruction. That is why they would also have to be destroyed to give Nazi-Socialist Germany a clear path.
Bernie Sanders ran in the election of 2016 as a Democratic Socialist. There, the cat is finally out of the bag. He lined himself up with the Democratic Party. Socialistic discriminatory practice is a problem worldwide, as in Scotland… A preacher was locked up for a hate crime after quoting the Bible to a gay teenager. The link is from Telegraph Reporters on 5 February 2017 – 5:42PM.
Our First Amendment guarantees all individuals free speech, but under a Socialist system, individuals are not guaranteed these rights.
If we truly became a socialistic society, gone would be our freedoms. We would no longer have free speech and the capitalist, free enterprise system that we enjoy, would be no more. Without these liberties, we would not be as effective sharing the Gospel. This is the real direction of the Democrat Party. That is why they always attack the wealthy and want to tear down any borders. They want to be the “last voice” with our monies and our ways of life. They try to make their message palatable by saying that socialism will make us all equal or be more fair to all. Such a lie.
James Teuton graduated from Christ for the Nations Bible College in Dallas, Texas and has two published works, “Am I a Priest/Servant…Leader” and “Unmasking the Deception of Dysfunction.” Please visit website.