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.
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.
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