(Pulpit & Pen) [P&P Editor’s Note: This is part 1 in a series that will explain how James Riady, a corrupt and felonious Globalist financier, is influencing America’s Reformed community. Part 1 will give a brief overview of Riady’s past, continued corruption and problematic leftist ties, and explain Riady’s influence over American Reformed leaders and American religious institutions]
I, like many of you, have seen a hard-left turn in American evangelicalism. As a Reformed believer within American evangelicalism, I have seen that Calvinists have not been immune to this turn. In fact, it seems as though the Reformed community (or a pseudo-Reformed subset known as “New Calvinism”) has been leading the way in Marxist thought, Globalism, and Social Justice. …
This has left me asking the question as to whether or not the left-turn among America’s Reformed community has been a natural product of shifting economic theory and political ideology or if something more sinister is at play. Is it possible that the Marxist-Globalist alliance has been intentionally buying its way into Reformed American evangelicalism, and purchasing theological stock in the growing movement? Is it possible that, like many others, the powers-that-be have seen the massive tidal wave of the Reformed Resurgence and determined it’s a suitable vehicle to advance their agenda? Is it possible that well-meaning Reformed leaders have been “useful idiots” for Global powers far greater than they could imagine?
If you’re paying attention, you’ve seen that the Gospel Coalition is not a religious organization, but a political one. The organization is heavily influenced by economic and cultural Marxists like its founder, Tim Keller. Along with its sister organization, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (which is not officially wed, but shares writers, content-producers, and board members) of the Southern Baptist Convention, The Gospel Coalition’s greatest influence has been in convincing the mainstream of Reformed evangelicals that “Social Justice” is somehow a Gospel issue.
When I discovered that George Soros, the billionaire Globalist financier, had been financing the Evangelical Immigration Table – on which serves the ERLC’s Russell Moore (who has also promoted Soros material from the SBC’s social media platforms), I began to wonder if other Globalist billionaires were similarly influencing America’s Reformed evangelicals. What I found was eye-opening.
While it sounds conspiratorial, history has demonstrated that Communists were heavily involved in influencing Liberation Theology in the Americas and successfully infiltrated American churches in the 1950s and 1960s. It has happened before. Could it be happening again?
Go along with me on this ride, and presume that we’re all wearing tin-foil hats for sheer fashion…until you see the evidence yourself.
JAMES RIADY, THE EVANGELICAL FELON
James Riady’s networth is nearly three billion dollars and his family is among the top ten wealthiest Indonesians (source link). In a series of posts, Pulpit & Pen seeks to examine the influence of Riady – a globalist and Marxist – and his money among America’s evangelicals, and primarily among Reformed evangelicals. Is it possible that the Social Justice, economic and Cultural Marxism, and open borders globalism of The Gospel Coalition, the ERLC and other New Calvinist organizations is significantly influenced by the long-time Bill and Hillary Clinton ally?
James Riady was sent to the United States by his wealthy father in 1977 to set up a banking presence in the United States (source link). His father, Mochtar, was also interested in helping Bert Lance – Jimmy Carter’s one-time budget director – sell some problematic bank stock in the National Bank of Georgia (source link). By 1983, James had set up his father’s Lippo Finance & Investment Inc., a name which would help create a major political scandal for Bill Clinton. The Riadys had set up Stephens Finance LTD with Jackson Stephens of Arkansas. The two (Stephens and Lippo Finance and Investment Inc., with James Riady as bank director) purchased shares in Worthen Banking Corporation (source link). In 1985, Worthen was investigated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for giving more than a million-dollars-worth of illegal loans to companies owned by the Riadys and the Stephens’, as well as to Liem Sioe Liong, another Indonesian billionaire (source link).