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Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel Released

Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel Released

As I blogged about a few weeks ago, a growing chorus of conservative evangelicals are voicing concerns about where recent evangelical “social gospel” movements are headed. Recently, a group of such concerned evangelical leaders, including John MacArthur, Voddie Baucham, James White, Phil Johnson, Tom Ascol, and others gathered in Dallas and composed an official statement… Continue Reading

Ten Mangled Words – “Equality”

Ten Mangled Words – “Equality”

This entry is part 36 of 38 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Equality is one of those ideas whose basic meaning is understood, but whose presence is demanded where it cannot possibly be expected. After all, equality is a fairly simply concept: when two amounts are equal, neither is greater or lesser than the other. But while equality in mathematics is a simple matter, equality in human… Continue Reading

MacArthur on apologizing for the sins of others

MacArthur on apologizing for the sins of others

The latest in John MacArthur’s treatment of the modern evangelical social justice movements: And yet, as the issue of racial division has become more and more a focus in the secular academy and in the news media, evangelicals eager to engage the culture have taken up the issue. Unfortunately, many who have spoken on this… Continue Reading

Pyromaniacs: On “Racism” and the TMS Required Reading List

Pyromaniacs: On “Racism” and the TMS Required Reading List

Phil Johnson weighs in on the recent charges that Masters Seminary is systemically racist. He concludes, I think John MacArthur is exactly right: evangelicals who think of themselves as “gospel-centered” need to get back to the actual gospel and stop these incessant attempts to blend gospel truth with whatever happens to be popular in secular… Continue Reading

What’s wrong with the recent evangelical “social justice” movements?

What’s wrong with the recent evangelical “social justice” movements?

The term “social justice” has become quite a buzz word in evangelical circles in recent years. Social matters like immigration, racial reconciliation, and sexuality are taking center stage in conferences and online discussions, with loud voices expressing strong options. Other voices are beginning to object to the direction of such discussions, expressing concerns over the… Continue Reading

MacArthur believes recent social justice obsession is a more imminent threat than any recent evangelical controversy

MacArthur believes recent social justice obsession is a more imminent threat than any recent evangelical controversy

He plans to continue his series critiquing recent “social justice” movements on Wednesday: On Wednesday I’ll continue and conclude this retrospective with an explanation of what the current evangelical obsession with “social justice” has in common with all of those other issues. And I’ll begin to explain why it’s my conviction that much of the… Continue Reading

The church’s mission is not societal transformation

The church’s mission is not societal transformation

The church’s primary responsibility in this age is gospel proclamation and making disciples. Members of the church are destined to reign over a restored earth when Jesus returns. But in this age before Jesus comes again, the church’s mission is not cultural or societal transformation. This does not mean the church has no concern for… Continue Reading