But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. (2 Peter 2:1)
Due to popular request, we are in need of revealing a quick historical timeline of the history of the Social gospel.
Since the “new” Social Gospel is being presented on the internet is the dominating religion, it would behoove us to detail how this deception has been brewing for many generations. As Solomon said, “Nothing is new under the sun.” This is certainly the case with the Social gospel.
Below is the historical data regarding Social Gospelites. The following is the overview of over 30 years of study I have conducted on church history regarding the Social Gospelites. Not that it matters but the following has all been confirmed through an interview the History Channel conducted with me as they were gathering data on the influence of the Catholic church on original Christianity.
Social Gospelites have multiple phases to their history. Interesting enough, the Social (society) Gospel evolved around the issue of water baptism – external confession of salvation. After the fourth century, the localized church went through a major face-lift. The Gospel went from a focus of the standard Jesus and the disciples used for salvation (belief, baptized and coming from the water to receive the Holy Spirit) to that of external religious ceremonial creeds.
The second phase was propagated around the 5th and 6th century, where baptism involved into an educational instruction of symbolism as well as a ceremonial sacrament (profession of faith) – all resulting in the recitation of a creed (salvation conformational prayer). During this time, the Catholics introduced laying on of hands and infant baptism by a priest, which introduced baptism of the Holy Spirit before the age of accountability (cognitive admission of being a sinner). It was right around this time that the authentic church lost control over the original formula of confession and filling of the Holy Spirit. One of my key contacts within the Vatican's historical library (Priest of History, Cardinal John) tells me it was a mission of their state church to shift the focus away from the proactive movement of the Anabaptist to that of the Catholics – stating baptism is the pivot theological point to do this. It was during this time period that, as Cardinal John says, the Roman State-Church declared the Anabaptist & Jesus people as “Pro-testants,” which the term did not become historically popularized until the Reformation. This all resulted in the authentic church, and its history, to fade into the society (external Christianity) of the Roman State-Church. Years later, this became Martin Luther’s primary mission to separate the two.
The third & final phase(s) was through the denominational movement after the Reformation. Even though Luther’s greatest contribution to authentic church history was in separating authentic believers from the influence of the Catholic church, Gnosticism (root movement of the Social Gospel) grew like wild-fire. Martin Luther, because of unshakable trust in God and personal relationship with Him, stood against any teaching that did not rely absolutely on the promises of God's Word for personal indwelling salvation. This beginning spark would later evolve into the Lutheran denomination, which ignited the denomination movement. Keeping in mind that the primary organized group of “Christians” outside of Luther’s reformation was the “old school” group of Anabaptist. The other group noted during this time, hidden within the walls to the catacombs of Rome as well as other places of hiding, was the original indwelt believers from the “Jesus group,” who was on the run from the Roman State church. This was due to the amount of slaughtering that was going on by the official Roman State church (later confessed by the papacy in 2016). Luther’s actions were about to surface the Jesus group into society. Needless to say, this period was the beginnings of the external religious practices of Christianity. The Anabaptist and Jesus group never supported this movement. The basic timeline is as follows:
(30-70 AD) The Time of Jesus and the Apostles
o The death and resurrection of Christ.
o The Day of Pentecost ignited the New Testament modality of salvation (belief, be baptized & be filled with the Holy Spirit, the indwelling of Christ Life).
o The authentic Christian faith is birthed and the gospel of grace is preached and multiplied.
(70-312) The Age of Catholic External Christianity
The spread of the authentic Christian faith prompted martyrdom by the Roman State church of the early believers.
Early heresies sprouted; first church councils and the canonizing of scripture.
Catholic church dominates society with the teachings of Nicolaitans (Rev. 2:12-17)
John’s writings warn the original churches of the teachings of Pergamum, the throne of Satan (Rev. 2)
The original Jesus people were forced to go underground.
(312-590) The Age of the External Christian Empire
Constantine declares the Roman State church’s Christianity as the official religion of the Roman empire; Age of Great Councils of the priestly intervention of church management.
Catholic Christianity became a faith for the masses; start of Monasticism (Cannon law of Christian denominations).
(590-1517) The Middle Ages
The fall of Rome and the Byzantine empire.
Benedictine Catholic monks deployed as missionaries; the pope becomes the "ruler" of the global church, declaring the Roman church as the “authentic” Christian church. All of “church history” begins and is rooted by their influence upon global Christianity.
The Crusades: The Catholic church gains the world by the loss of lives of protesters of the Catholic church.
(1517-1648) The Age of Reformation
Martin Luther and the movement of protesters - protestants.
The revolution of individualized interpretation of Scriptures emerges.
The start of denominationalism - Examples: Lutheran, Reformed, Anabaptist, Anglican – to date 18,000.
The papacy loses its global power and influence over the church as a whole.
(1648-1789) The Age of Reason, Masonic Enlightenment, and Revival
Secularism -- The mind becomes a god; people begin to ask, "Who needs God?"
Social Gospel – Also known as the Masonic Age of Enlightenment (Universalism). Denominational revivals such as Lutheranism, Pietism, Methodism and the Great Awakening seek to restore God to a socialized public life.
The Age of the Social Gospel is born.
(1789-1914) The Age of Progress
The individualized denominational message of Christ is carried to distant lands, while the original Jesus group does a slow-fade in the socialized public life.
Pluralistic and totalitarian societies see no relevance for non-denominational Christian groups. Groups not associated with denominations are considered heretical, which removes the authentic Christians from societal influence. Indwelt Christianity does a slow-fade in society while growing exponentially through the underground church.
(1914-2016) The Age of Ideologies
Denominations lose their ground in influencing society.
Society’s ideologies move in front of Christianized thought.
Most denominations merge society’s ideologies into the church beliefs and church decrees.
The nondenominational church movement surfaces to replace the self-perceived impotent denominational church era.
Catholic church revitalizes their original mission, announcing their One World Religion plans.
The authentic believers revitalize through movements such as the Keswick Movement, emphasizing the Higher Life, Exchanged Life or Abiding Life in Christ.
Denominations become known for evolving into the Post-Truth church.
(2016-Present) The Age of Post-Truth
Denominations, non-denominational, and Abiding Life groups replaced by the new founded internet Social Gospel (social justice). Truth becomes adopted by the global society as “relative.”
Propagators of “truth” shift from Truth being a person (Jesus) to individualized perceptions of “truth” (facts).
The authentic (Body of Christ) and replicated church (denominations) are forced to prove Christianity by way of “facts” vs. Life.
Social Gospel is merged into the politically-correct Social Justice movement – propagating “Christian Homosexuals, Christian Lesbians, Christian Muslims, Christian Mormons,” etc.
Denominations, non-denominational, and Abiding Life groups deemphasize the original beliefs related to the first-century formula of indwelling salvation (belief, baptism & filling of the Life of Christ - Holy Spirit).
The internet church is birthed and begins to replace localized fellowships.
The “Great Apostacy” era is predicted by church leaders as the next social era.
I have learned through 45+ years of ministry, few Christ followers and/or indwelt Christians take the time to look into the past to understand the present. The primary challenge with this irresponsibility is that the Church in the present is unable to look into the future for warnings, resulting in viewing escatology as symbolic confusing rhetoric. The people of God must be prepared for the adversities of the day in order to embrace the eschatology of tomorrow.
Even though they claim their gospel is based on grace, the Social Gospelites are the enemy of the original Gospel OF Grace. They attempt to incorporate modern deceptions of the enemy into authentic Christianity, which deludes it into demonic doctrines, resulting in a demonic religion – embedding itself into the title of “Christian.” The Social Justice movement is the platform Satan WILL use to usher in the Great Apostacy – count on it. If you are one of those that believe this group is primarily the “haters of God” culture, you might want to check your doctrinal check-list. As statistics state, the lion's share of this group is those who claim Christianity as their home-base of religious practices.
“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.” (2 Peter 2:1)
Could it be that the group Satan uses to end the existence of indwelt believers be conducted through the church’s Social gospel “brothers & sisters?”
This is not a question I must ponder, my answer is an affirmative – “yes.”