"Question War"

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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, represented locally by groups like JOSHUA and ESTHER 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.

The Emergent church movement, led by Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Tony Campolo and others is having a huge impact on many church youth leaders. Pastors, I suggest you take the time to study these movements and invest the time necessary to find out just what your youth are learning in Sunday school or on youth night. I hope you will find that the true gospel is being taught rather than the false gospel of social justice and creation care.

Church, it is time to wake up and look at what is happening around us. False teachers are winning the battle for the hearts and minds of our youth. The Word of God has become ‘suggestions” to be debated, rather than the absolute truth. We as leaders need to stand up and become defenders of the truth. If we do not, we risk losing much of this younger generation.

The first shots of the final battle are being fired. As Christians and Christian leaders, what will we choose to do? Stand on the sidelines? Or get in the battle and defend the truth of God’s Word, pointing people to the only absolute truth they can depend on. As leaders and teachers, we will be held to a higher standard when we stand before the Lord. Shame on us if we lack the courage to stand on God’s absolute truth for fear of dwindling numbers or finances.