Pietism and a false interpretation of Romans 13 has led to the Conservative Evangelical Movement creating a void for the Leftists to fill within the Church. This was the topic of Pastor Sam Jones’ chapter in the book Church & State: How the Left Used the Church to Conquer America. If we want to fix the problem within our churches, we are first going to have to acknowledge where we went wrong as Conservative Christians.
Far too many pastors have enabled the Left to hijack the church for their sinister plot to conquer America through a wrong interpretation of Romans 13. By manipulating this passage, they’ve been able to enforce a form of pietism within the mainstream Evangelical Church that has essentially called off Christians from engaging in the culture war or in politics.
These pastors have been saying that we should “just focus on the Gospel.” Although, to be fair, these same pastors are not “just preaching the Gospel.” They are either promoting lefty talking points or they are taking the time condemning conservatives that are engaging in political debate or cultural issues. Last I checked, taking the time to do that is not “just preaching the Gospel.”
While this line of reasoning from these Evangelical leaders sounds ultra-spiritual, it has allowed the Left to infiltrate into the Christian Church almost completely unopposed. Now that they’ve gained a foothold within Church leadership, it’s almost impossible to root them out. These pastors have failed in their calling to protect their flock from false teaching.
Through this infiltration, we’ve seen talking points pop up that parrot what you would hear at a Bernie Sanders or Black Lives Matter rally. Everything from Thabiti Anyabwile saying that it’s more important to get Democrats elected than to end abortion to JD Greear decrying white privilege to Al Mohler acknowledging systemic racism within the Southern Baptist Convention. Then you’ve got John Piper denouncing the Second Amendment, Russell Moore denying that election fraud occurred and Beth Moore pushing virtually any social justice position that she can find.
As Christians, it is incumbent upon us to expose these false teachings, as they are actually compromising the Gospel. How, you might ask? They are redefining sin from the breaking of God’s commands to being oppressed. Jesus didn’t come to save us from God’s wrath against our sins but from being victimized and oppressed by the wealthy white males.
Pastor Sam Jones’ chapter in Church & State exposes exactly how the Conservative Church has allowed this to happen. If it had not been for pastors like John Macarthur, John Piper or any number of other Conservative Evangelical leaders, we might not be in the catastrophe we find ourselves in today. Think about it… had Conservative Christians stayed engaged in the culture and political wars, we’d still have a voice.
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Big Tech censorship has been expanding beyond just Conservatives… Christians are next.
While many of us have been warning about the coming persecution of Christians, I don’t think any of us thought that it would be ramping up so quickly. While we are luckily not facing physical persecution yet, such as beatings or death, we are facing censorship, deplatforming and even jail time in some instances. These are just the birth pangs of what is coming next.
While we still have a voice here at The GateKeepers, we are doing everything that we can to bypass the algorithmic walls put up by Big Tech and the Social Media companies like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Our videos used to get thousands of views across all of our platforms, while now they are being throttled and hardly getting distributed at all. An added wrinkle is that, while our video content is seeing lower views, traffic to our website has never been higher. Over the past year we’ve seen a 700% increase in traffic, and it’s been amazing to experience this kind of growth. Because of this, we’ll be launching GKTV very soon, hosting all of our shows exclusively on our platform.
While The GateKeepers started out as nothing more than a blog for me to post my articles, it has now expanded into a podcast network featuring fifteen shows, a publishing company that has published three books over the past year and we are now hosting conferences on a regular basis. We’ve seen the addition of contributors to The GateKeepers such as Denise McAllister, Pastor Cary Gordon, Pastor Ken Peters, Dr Mike Spaulding, Dr Bobby Lopez and many other amazing Christian leaders. Our lineup of shows has expanded, as well, featuring shows such as The Shining Light Podcast, Conversations with Jeff, The Big Brown Gadfly, Battlefront: SouthGate and The Verum Monitae Report with Dr Mike Spaulding, in addition the the several other shows we also carry on The GateKeepers.
While we’ve seen some amazing growth and expansion, we are also working hard to make this be a long-term play, and with that comes with how to fund our work here. I’ve intentionally not turned The GateKeepers into a non-profit organization because I don’t want to become beholden to the government, and I also don’t want to be focused on sending out fundraising letters constantly begging for money like most non-profit ministries do.
Instead, we have our online book store, are hosting online conferences and have our Plugged In membership program. Right now we are funded exclusively through these three different avenues. We are especially excited about our Plugged In membership, as this brings so much added value to you as a thank you for supporting our work here at The GateKeepers.
Becoming a Plugged In member provides access to the weekly episode of The GateKeepers Podcast, the monthly episode of Connected, free access to all of our online conferences, the recordings from previous online conferences and 30% off in The GK Store. If you would like to support us by becoming a Plugged In member, click here.
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