more than the corruption of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Time and time again we see the pure gospel infiltrated by one thing or another and few people are courageous enough to say hold up, this is wrong.
In yet another example of Christians corrupting the gospel, we have the partnering of the NAE with a group of scientists (both of the faith and atheists) to combat global warming as outlined the the Newsweek article, An Unlikely Alliance. A better title would be An Unholy Alliance. BTW, for anyone not paying attention, this church group is the same one formerly headed up by one Ted Haggard.
So what does it take to partner with someone? Compromise, no? Yes. How’s about this one:
Do you think that God created the Earth?
Thatâ€™s an interesting question. I feel Iâ€™m a deeply religious person. Iâ€™m not identified with any particular faith. I actually have an orchard in central Massachusetts, and I spend a lot of time growing fruit, and I feel a very deep reverence for nature. And that reverence, I found, is very deeply shared by my evangelical colleagues in this effort.
In other words, let’s all worship Mother Nature. Fine and dandy by me except for one thing – half of this partnership supposedly worships Jesus Christ.
And why, oh why, would a bunch of intellectuals who think that belief in a deity is some kind of black arts thing, something from the medieval era of history join up with a bunch of guys who (theoretically) believe that God created the earth and that He is involved in earth’s affairs? Well……
Why is it to the scientistsâ€™ advantage to have the evangelical population involved?
Theyâ€™re very well organized, they have a great deal of credibility in the United States and great numbers, and a great deal of influence in many sectors of our society.
In the trailer park speak, that would mean that we can use them. Much the way everyone else uses Christian groups. That is why we cannot and should not form Christian political groups. Groups of like minded citizens who happen to be Christian? Sure. Exclusive groups formed in the name of Christ for political gain? NO! Pastors should use their pulpits and resources to teach the Bible. Nothing less and nothing more.