From the Horse’s Mouth: Kingdom Theology

With the Emerging / Emergent Church building up steam, the idea of bringing God’s Kingdom to Earth is advancing as well. This is not brought about through traditional methods such as preaching, teaching, and saving souls, but rather partnering with the world to cure diseases, end poverty, and make war against war. Little, if any concern is placed on the fact that the masses are going to be shoveled into Hell. Only the temporal matters, the impermanent.

This idea making this planet a better place to live in sounds appealing on the surface, but it lacks any sort of a Biblical basis. Jesus Himself said, “My Kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36).

In this article by Christianity today, the Kingdom Theology of Brian Mclaren waxes strong.

I think our future will also require us to join humbly and charitably with people of other faiths – Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, secularists, and others – in pursuit of peace, environmental stewardship, and justice for all people, things that matter greatly to the heart of God.

Where, I wonder, in all this hand holding will the true Gospel of Jesus Christ – sin, righteousness, and judgment – be preached?

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2 Responses

  1. It still boggles my mind. God has called us out of the world to be separate, not to “join in”. He has commanded us to love all people, and sadly, I think that is also something that is being over looked, however there is a huge difference between loving the sinner and joining with them. Read the book of Hosea, it is full of exactly how God feels about false religion. At that time, the Israelites had turned from God and were practicing the religion of the surrounding peoples. Most of the book talks about the punishment God is going to pour out on them for their behavior and refusal to turn back. I do agree that justice is very important to the heart of God-but His justice, not mans. Again, read Hosea if you want to know what His justice looks like. Beyond that, where does it say in the bible that environmental stewardship is so important to the heart of God? He is the one, after all, that will destroy this earth. Now I am not saying that because of that we should all do everything we can to destroy the earth, after all, we still have to live here until He comes back. I am just saying it is sickening that we have these people going around using God as an excuse to further the whole tree huger movement, which, btw, is exactly what I think of it.

  2. All very good points.

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