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The Roots of Black Lives Matter Unveiled

Editor’s Note: This is a special report from the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism. By James Simpson The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against… Continue reading “EXPOSED: “Black Lives Matter” Marxist Agitprop” »

The Shameful Social Gospel
By T.A. McMahon

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” (Romans 1:16)

For various reasons, Christians of different sorts have tinkered with “the gospel of Christ” as though it needed adjustments. Not major alterations, most will tell you, but just some minor tweaking here and there. The changes often begin by one’s declaring that there is no real change involved, simply a shift in emphasis. Yet, no matter what the rationale may be, the end result is being “ashamed of the gospel of Christ.”

To be “ashamed of the gospel” covers a number of attitudes from being totally embarrassed by it to thinking one can improve upon it a bit to make it more acceptable. One example of the former is the recent claim by an Emerging Church author that the teaching regarding Christ’s paying the full penalty for the sins of mankind through His substitutionary death on the Cross is irrelevant and viewed as “a form of cosmic child abuse.” More subtle examples include trying to make the gospel seem less exclusive, and the “softening” of the consequences from which the gospel saves mankind, such as the wrath of God and the Lake of Fire. Continue reading “The Sham Social Gospel” »

Several weeks ago I published an article precipitated by an email and follow-up phone conversations I had with the sender of the email and his pastor, who self-identified himself as an African-American pastor of an African-American Church affiliated with a traditional African-American denomination.

To set up this resumption of the series, necessitates some reiteration. In the course of the conversation I rather naively asked the pastor how those who embrace the tenets and premises of the Social Gospel can possibly reconcile it to the Biblical Gospel of Christ. The composite of his response, accompanied with a tone of offense he was unable to conceal, was that he, his church, his denomination, and most Christian African-Americans consider them as being one and the same. Until that moment, I personally had never heard a Social Gospel adherent actually state that sentiment so blatantly and matter-of-factly. Regardless, such a proposition is utterly astonishing to me—that one could be so indoctrinated as to actually believe that the principles of the Social Gospel, especially when coupled with the theologically extreme component of so-called, “Black Liberation Theology,” as to truly believe that the Gospel delineated and elucidated in the Word of God, Scripture, is congruent with same. His response struck me as being totally mindboggling and a complete enigma. Prior to his comments, I guess my thinking was that most adherents of the Social Gospel and Black Liberation Theology knew that they were a theological departure from Christian orthodoxy, and that they believed the doctrines and dogmas of same were a different and more correct interpretation and application of the Gospel of Christ conveyed in the Holy Bible. It was stunning to learn that was not at all the case and that I had been completely wrong in that regard.

In this article I will present a few of the points of divergence of the Social Gospel and Black Liberation Theology from orthodox—i.e., Biblical—Christian teaching and orthopraxy. But, I promise to do my best to make what I say much more practical and understandable than such lexicon makes it sound. Continue reading “What’s Wrong With The Social Gospel?” »

Why Social Gospel and Black Liberation Theology Adherents Are Powerless To Win The Abortion War!

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” (Rom. 1:16)

Three weeks ago I opined about The Fallacy and Ineffectiveness of the “Social Gospel”. I indicated I had recently received an email from a man essentially seeking publicity for some protest events planned for this month in Washington, DC, outside the headquarters of two prominent, long existing organizations that have spearheaded the promotion of abortion in America, particularly amongst the black community, which now has a 51% abortion rate. I said that normally I would not have responded at all to such a matter, because I personally believe such public protests have little effect, and certainly in this respect, as horrifying and outrageous as the problem is, it is obvious countless protests over four plus decades have been ineffective in reducing the black abortion rate. Continue reading “Powerless To Win The Abortion War!” »

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” (Rom. 1:16)

I’m old enough to remember a time when many promulgators of the so-called “Social Gospel” eschewed and took umbrage at the term. Over the last half a century, though, that has totally reversed. Now, proponents of the thoroughly false “gospel” embrace and rally around the assignation.

The time has come, I believe, to “speak the truth in love” but nonetheless straightforwardly about this heinously deceptive and insidious false gospel. Continue reading “The Fallacy and Ineffectiveness of the “Social Gospel”” »

OPINION: By Dr. Steven Lambert
Written: Thursday, April 4, 2013

mlk-assination-Lorraine-MotelToday, as I write, this nation remembers the shocking and horrifying shooting of Civil Rights Movement icon, Martin Luther King, Jr.—45 years ago today at 6:01 PM on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. A single .30-caliber rifle bullet entered King’s right cheek, traveled through his neck, severing his spinal cord, stopping finally at his shoulder blade. Blood gushed so profusely from the gaping wound he would bleed out in minutes. The impact of the projectile was so forceful it blew his necktie off his neck. Though King within minutes was transported to a nearby hospital, where emergency surgery was immediately initiated, it proved futile. Doctors pronounced the beloved prominent civil rights leader dead at 7:05 PM. He was only 39 years old.

I remember like it was yesterday the profound sorrow, sadness, and disbelief I felt as a recently married nineteen year-old teenager expecting the birth of my first child only two months hence at those first numbing television news-reports of the senseless slaying. Those feelings, echoed as they were by an entire nation of just over 200-Million people at the time, were so painfully reminiscent of those just beginning to heal wounds foisted upon the nation by the surreal assassination of President John F. Kennedy that transpired, with the seemingly never-ending television reports replete with firsthand film footage, virtually before our eyes, less than five years prior. Continue reading “The Laudable Legacy of MLK Jr. & CRM” »