Updated: Sep 8, 2021
Dr. Stephen Phinney
Passivity is the greatest enemy of the Gospel!
In evaluating the present condition of the Body of Christ, we discover a mystery that separates the sheep from the goats - the silencing of the lambs.
Look into our society today. What do you see? If you are alert to the scheme of the enemy of God, most likely you will see the church slipping into the modality of blending the values, and core doctrines of the Word of God in with the lukewarm mindset of the antichrist. The results of this madness method is the 'sting of death,' co-burial in Christ, and the Resurrection Life fades into the emergent Social Gospel.
Often times I am asked, "Why is the Social Gospel dangerous?" The quick answer is, the Social Gospel considers relationship more important than doctrines. The more complex answer is a bit more disturbing - people who propagate the Social Gospel define the authentic Gospel through self-life experience. It is better communicated as "the feeling based gospel."
Since the Social Gospel is the religious global view of Socialism, they both provide the root deception to the captivation of all religious people into one world religion. Both ideations are rooted in a feeling based belief system. However, the objective of both are to eliminate the freedom of liberty. Meaning, the conservative branches of Biblical worldview become frustrated in asserting sound doctrines of God's absolute Word - fearing condemnation, and being bullied into silence. Sad to say, this demonic ideation works with most fake & real believers in Christ. Keeping in mind, the leading ramification is silence provokes passivity. Thus, passivity enacts silencing the lambs of the Living God, which ultimately removes the testimonies of, and for Jesus Christ.
The Ultimate Challenge:
Equipping the authentic Saints of Jesus Christ is a massive challenge. Since the leading social misnomer accepted by our present culture is anti-authority, when the real Gospel is presented in an authoritive manner, the masses default to this cultural ideation. If you are blocked from presenting authority as the foundation of ushering in conviction, the listeners will default to, You are not my daddy, while being passive in answering the question, Who is your daddy?