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The Social Gospel Worship and Learning Center

Non-Governmental, Nonprofit Organization in Atlanta Ga.
Open today until 5:00 PM
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Weekly message for 09/26/22 on the Social Gospel Blog with Author Rev. Paul J. Bern: "Have You Ever Heard of the Swimming Pool Test?" (click the box below for the answer)

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This week's belated message for 09/23/22 on the Social Gospel Blog, with my apologies, is simply titled, "Why God Hates Churches"; need I say more? (click the button below)

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This week's message for 09/19/22 on the Social Gospel Blog with Rev. Paul J. Bern: "Did You Know That God Hates Religious People? If that's news to you, I advise you to read this" (To find out what "that" something is, click below."

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Weekly message for 09/12/22 on the Social Gospel Blog with Rev. Paul J. Bern: "Did you ever ponder life without television? So did I". (click the button for a good life lesson)

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This week's ongoing Biblical study series for 98/10/22 on the Social Gospel Blog with Rev. Paul J. Bern: "God Can Really Scare Us at Times, But It's Always for the Best" (click the button below for a Close-up Look at the Power of God)

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My weekly message for Labor Day 2022 on the Social Gospel Blog with Author Rev. Paul J. Bern: "Rampant Poverty, Worker's Rights, and Social Justice, Complete With Scriptural Quotes" (click the button for the full impact of this Spiritual message)

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This week's ongoing Biblical study series for 09/06/22 on the Social Gospel Blog with Rev. Paul J. Bern: "God Can Abruptly Change the Course of Your Life; Here's an Example" (click the button for deeper knowledge of God)

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This week's ongoing Biblical study series for 08/31/22 on the Social Gospel Blog with Rev. Paul J. Bern: "Encounter In the Desert and Racial Equality" (Click the button below for a Bible study that's a little off the beaten path)

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This week's ongoing Biblical study series for 08/26/22 on the Social Gospel Blog with Rev. Paul J. Bern: "The Apostle Philip, the Ethiopean Eunuch, and Our Path to Salvation"

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Where Truth, Justice and the Bible Meet

What's the Social Gospel? It means Christianity without the dogma, and faith without the spiritual pollution of conservative politics. The phrase “social gospel” is usually used to describe a Protestant Christian intellectual movement that came to prominence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Those who adhered to a social gospel sought to apply Christian ethics to social problems such as poverty, slums, poor nutrition and education, alcoholism, crime, and war. Social Gospel. Advocates of the movement interpreted the Kingdom of God as requiring social as well as individual salvation and sought the betterment of industrialized society through application of the biblical principles of charity and justice. The Social Gospel was especially promulgated among liberal Protestant ministers.


Today, I am in the process of reviving and reinvigorating the Social Gospel into 21st century life. So, this is nondenominational Christianity viewed from a progressive or populist perspective, which is far closer to what Jesus originally taught than the ultra-conservative slant being taught today. What good is our faith if we hoard all our money and material possessions while ignoring the poor, the elderly, the mentally ill, the homeless, and the newly released prisoner? What good is our faith if we vehemently oppose abortion while fanatically sending our sons and daughters off to fight wars that only benefit a few? Finally, what good is our faith when we condemn same sex marriage while having a divorce rate within Christianity that is the same as the secular world? Jesus summarized it perfectly when he said, "I desire mercy, not sacrifice". American society -- or any other for that matter -- can measure how just and fair it is by the way in which they treat their most vulnerable citizens.  In so doing, we become ambassadors for Christ while living our lives in complete accordance with God's will.

Here you can go to church, spend some quiet time in prayer and meditation, or tap into a little Spiritual wisdom without having to leave home

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