(438) EMERGING TRENDS IN THE CHURCH TODAY: BRIAN MCLAREN AND THE SOCIAL GOSPEL
BRIAN MCLAREN AND THE SOCIAL GOSPEL
John MacArthur discusses the Brian McLaren and the Emerging Church with its focus on the “Social Gospel”. McLaren standard approach to many theological issues is to make the topic more confusing and he does this very well.
MacArthur discusses how these approaches today convey a seemingly simple message but it is a message which makes the Gospel less clear.
MacArthur states that the purpose of Jesus’s primary mission on the earth was to NOT to fix the world, take care of people’s physical needs, set up a church directed welfare state…etc. He fed the people but it wasn’t an end to a means. Rather, the purpose of Jesus time on earth was to show people how they can be saved from eternal damnation.
The Social Gospel ends up getting people’s eyes off of heaven and the focus is on the moment instead of the eternal. Parts 1 and 2 of MacArhur’s discussion –