A Cake Not Turned

8 Ephraim mixes himself with the nations; Ephraim has become a cake not turned. Hosea 7:8 (NASB) 

The Gospel is not something given to us in such a way that gives us the right to edit it. Nor is it our prerogative to change the focus of our local churches from what God intended. Both the Church Growth movement and Wokeism does both. Both of these movements are based on ideologies rooted in pragmatism. These ideologies say that if something produces the desired results then it must be right and, therefore, the will of God. However, there is a major flaw in this because it begins with a false assumption.

That assumption is that the Gospel is editable, therefore, they change it. The Church Growth movement waters the gospel down in order to make it more palatable to the lost. Wokeism adds to the gospel social issues rooted in cultural Marxism. The Bible clearly teaches that the Gospel is offensive to the lost. The exclusivity of it runs contrary to the humanistic, relativistic culture we are in in the early 21st Century. Christ said that the way to salvation is through a narrow, hard to find gate. Those who enter by it find themselves on a difficult, dangerous path, but it is the only way to the Father. Those blind guides who are working to invoke Wokeism attempt to change the meaning of the gospel to fit their ideology to produce power structures within the visible church from which they can control the people who have been blinded by their lies. In both cases pragmatism is the methodology behind how they operate, not by obeying God, nor obeying His Word. View article →