A few weeks ago we posted “5 facts About Tim Keller | Follow Up To ‘Tim Keller’s Full Endorsement of Being Gay & Christian” (here). Toni Brown continues her series on celebrity pastor Tim Keller, this time addressing what she believes is his drift into Marxism. For all you doubters, Brown includes a video of a sermon Keller gave at Redeemer NYC campus. In it, Keller explains his Marxist, social gospel beliefs. Brown says “This sermon had nothing to do with the gospel of Christ or man’s deeply depraved state in the sight of a Holy God. It is pure, Marxist ideology wrapped up nicely in a few horrendously distorted Bible verses.”
So with this backdrop in place, read part 3 of Toni Brown’s article over at Bible Thumping Wingnut:
The two previous posts in this series examined the gospel according to Keller exposing that his teachings on the character and nature of Christ, the purpose of His death, His mission, and the mission of His church are in total contradiction to God’s word.
In this post evidence will be presented that clearly exposes Keller’s gospel as identical to the wretched Liberation Theology of Catholicism. Though there are many who espouse this perverted, false gospel, five men are primarily credited with popularizing this heresy: Luigi Taparelli (Catholic priest of the Jesuit order), Gustavo Gutiérrez (Catholic priest of the Jesuit order), Juan Luis Segundo (Catholic priest of the Jesuit order), Leonardo Boff (Catholic philosopher and former priest) and Jon Sobrino (Catholic priest of the Jesuit order). It would be Sobrino who coined the phrase “preferential option for the poor,” which became their clarion call. In sum, Keller teaches a heretical and social gospel and has set out to redefine Christianity in order that the visible church will get in line!
Every good Marxist knows that the greatest obstacle to their “utopian” fantasy has always been biblical truth.
As Karl Marx made clear:
“I wish to avenge myself against the One who rules above. The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization; it must be destroyed. My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.” (The Communist Manifesto, 1848)
Subversion of biblical truth by means of infiltration is their goal.
- a movement in Christian theology, developed mainly by Latin American Roman Catholics, that emphasizes liberation from social, political, and economic oppression as an anticipation of ultimate salvation.
Please note that it was “developed” by Roman Catholics, confirming by definition that it does not derive from scripture.
“Social equality for the Negro is a major slogan of the Communists. They use it on the one hand to mislead the Negro American, thereby exempting him from any sense of personal responsibility while on the other hand creating anxieties and fears among white Americans- they do this to better exploit both racial groups. The past was to be forgotten in the face of “a need for a common front against the white oppressors.” At the root of all racial unrest is the clammy, cold, bloody hand of Communism.” Manning Johnson (Communist Party USA defector) from his book “Color, Communism and Common Sense” 1958
More on Tim Keller here