|The graphic social-progressive
|"Christianity" does not understand!
The lexicon and nomenclature of Christianity are undergoing significant changes as more than just a few ministries veer to
the left-of-center, and further away from right-side Christianity. As the thirtysomething generation begins to gray, the
oncoming twentysomething (X Generation), closely followed by the Me generation, are flocking to poly-religious
gatherings and Gaia-(earth) centered nuevo-churches. Word-centered churches are being inundated, in many respects, by
World-issues driven gospels.
The emerging social-progressive doctrine cannot allow the Christian gospel to remain. Christian doctrine of a bible based,
Christ-centered, blood-bought, born again, spirit-filled, sin-repentant, servant-discipleship focused Church is antagonistic
to religious social-progressivism. The mere term suggests religious issues be dwelt with through social systems which are
ever changing and seeking perfection through experiential endeavors (works). We read in the New Testament that many
false prophets, teachers, preachers, and gospels will be advanced during the endtimes. We are in those prophetic endtimes.
It might be helpful to review two earlier Amen Ministries Commentaries, Emergent Ecumenism(1) and Evangelical vs.
Ecumenical(2), both have direct bearing on the social-progressive religious movement. Historically, it takes decades for
religious movements to become denominations. The social-progressive wave is rapidly evolving and thus comes across as
more process orientated than content specific.
Parallels between social-progressive ministry outreach and traditional political-type problem solving stratagems, are easily
identifiable. The social-progressive is more about "doing" then "being". Works trump beliefs and can substitute for faith in
the social-progressive apologia rationale.
Moral Relativism and situational Justice underlie the operative tenants of left-wing "Christianity". Religious
social-progressivism, the emergent church, and left-side "Christianity" are blending to bring forth a endtime liberalized
gospel.(3) and Dominion Now theology. The liberal political-left has gone so far, in the run-up for 2008 POTUS, to advance
beyond Dominion Now to Global Dominion Tomorrow. Such nefarious rhetoric is a presage, for the deceptive global
unity, to be foisted by the coming antichrist. Pres. Obama has declared America is "no longer a Christian Nation"! 
Unity among World Governments (UN-type), Universal Ecumenism (religious), and Global Integration Theory (monetary
and military) will attempt to coalesce and homogenize political/military/economic/religious strongholds into a unified
international oversight authority. The leadership to accomplish such an undertaking will require supernatural/paranormal
powers and a willingness, from various international leaders, to join such a fanciful hegemony.
Almost immediately following the first nuclear exchange, or preemptive nuclear strike, global powers will rush to the fore
to assemble an international coalition of nuclearized states, in an attempt, to bring collective might against willful and
irresponsible geopolitical factions. Nuclear terrorism will have all but undone itself by forcing disparate powers to unit for
common defense and mutual retaliatory response. It will be at these times when forerunners(4) of the great endtime
deceiver will be clearly and perceptibly known.
Social-progressive "Christianity" is in its intermediate stage of evolution as it prepares to enter the forthcoming Universal
Ecumenism (where religions worship a 'ubiquitous god', 'unity' trumps any particular "Faith", and the common-good
outweighs any absolutes of Truth). The clamor of left-wing modernity and social-progressivism is to embrace the now,
worship the creation, and let relativism determine the good and bad. Romans 1:25 is now in full play.(5) The church of
Laodicea is alive and well.(6)
The Pied Pipers(7) of the liberal gospel and religious social-progressivism are already stepping onto the international stage
along with endtime political strongmen. Strange bedfellows, not really, for they were prefigured in biblical text, as endtime
eschatology unfolds right before our very eyes. C. Dickens once said, we live in the worst and best of times ... and we
may see the worst overtake the best in this generation UNTIL the great Blessed Hope (Christ) comes for His Church, and
a short while later to end the Tribulation Period.
This is not a doomsday scenario as such, but a recitation of biblical events to come just over the near-far horizon.
Social-progressive and left-side "Christianity", liberal and NewAge gospels are the rattles on the serpent's tail. Know the
rattlin' sound for, even today, the elect(9) could be as easily deceived as were Adam and Eve, in the Garden.
Jon D. Hannum, Ph.D.
(3) 2 Tim. 4:3-5 - "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own
desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears
away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.Â But you be watchful in all things".
2 Jhn. 1:7 et al. Â "Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into
the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist".
(5) Rom. 1:25 - "They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the
Creator--who is forever praised. Amen."
(6) Rev. 3:14-22 - "And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful
and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I
could wish you were cold or hot. "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out
of My mouth. "Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'; and do not know that
you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked; ... "
(8) "Titus 2:13 - "looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,"
(9) Matt. 24:24 - "For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive
even the elect--if that were possible."