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The Social Gospel Worship and Learning Center

Non-Governmental, Nonprofit Organization in Atlanta Ga.
Opening at 10:00 AM
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Weekly commentary for Monday January 17th on the Social Gospel Blog with Author Rev. Paul J. Bern will be tackling the topic of salvation through Christ: still relevant or not? (click the button below)

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This week's ongoing Biblical study series on the Social Gospel Blog with Rev. Paul J. Bern will be part 3 of Luke chapter 22: "Betrayal of a Savior" (click the button below)

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This week's commentary on the Social Gospel
Blog with Author Rev. Paul J. Bern will have to do with the 3 murder convictions in Georgia this past week and what the apostle John had to say about hatred and prejudice (click the button below)
Jesus said about hatred and prejudice

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This week's ongoing Biblical study series on the Social Gospel Blog with Rev. Paul J. Bern will be part 2 of Luke's Gospel chapter 22: Whoever Wants to Be the Greatest Must Becomer the Greatest Servant First; Numan Equality is Scriptural. (click the box below for the full impact of this week's le...

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This week's commentary on the Social Gospel Blog with Author Rev. Paul J. Bern will be "10 new year's resolutions for 2022" (click the button below and pick at least one!)

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This week's ongoing Biblical study series on the Social Gospel Blog with Rev. Paul J. Bern will be part 1 of Luke chapter 22: "The Greatest Passover Ever Celebrated" (click button below)

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Commentary this week on the Social Gospel Blog with Author Rev. Paul J. Bern will be what God might say in an email to America's leaders (click the button below for more details)

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This week's ongoing Biblical study series on the Social Gospel Blog with Rev. Paul J. Bern will be part 3 of Luke chapter 20: "The Genius of Christ" (click the button below for details)

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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.

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