Dr. Norman Geisler warned about the way Critical Theory and its attendant Neo-Marxist thinking harms the church. He wrote, “It has a knack for replacing Christianity as a purely secular counterfeit. It also has a knack for infiltrating Christian worldviews, hybridizing with them, retooling and secularizing them. Marxism invariably drips the acid of criticism onto everything it touches. That’s part of the bargain.”
(Capstone Report) They say never let a crisis go to waste. So, Woke Evangelical Elites are making sure to use the COVID-19, coronavirus pandemic to promote Social Justice Theology to Evangelical churches.
A group of Evangelical Elites including Ed Stetzer, Rick Warren and Wheaton College are using a new website to promote to Social Justice to unsuspecting churches. The content includes promotions of Woke thinking using Social Justice tropes of marginalization and racism to urge the church to social action.
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Rick Warren is a mega church pastor and considered a leader of the church growth movement. I must admit to knowing very little of Rick Warren. But I do know this—a secular political scientist included this analysis of Warren and the church growth movement among Evangelicals:
“Rick Warren, whose Church Growth Movement has transformed many thousands of evangelical churches in recent decades, has put forth a similar therapeutic message. His trademarked Purpose Driven Life movement emphasizes the importance of pastors attending to the ‘felt needs’ of nonbelievers, deemphasizing traditional Christian doctrine in favor of an overtly psychological language. Like [Robert] Schuller, and like the California task force, he downplays sin and any judgmental aspect of traditional religion; the Gospel is more of an ‘owner’s manual’ for how to achieve happiness in this life rather than in the one beyond.’”