September 26, 2022

What is the Social Gospel?

Let's all make a note to thank T.A. McMahon of The Berean Call at: for his gripping New

What is the Social Gospel?


Let's all make a note to thank T.A. McMahon of The Berean Call at: for his gripping Newsletter article titled "The Shameful Social Gospel" Vol. XXIII No. 9, September 2008.Just an excerpt of that article for your reading enjoyment follows:

"The history of the social gospel is, in nearly every case, a sincere attempt by Christians to do those things that they believe will honor God and benefit humanity. In every case, however, the practical working out of "benefiting humanity" has compromised biblical faith and dishonored God. Why is that? God's Word gives no commission to the church to fix the problems of the world. Those who attempt to do so (Rick Warren et all) are starting out under a false premise, "...a way which seemeth right unto a man," not God's way. So where can it go from there? "the end thereof are the ways of death," i.e.., destruction (Proverbs 14:12). Furthermore, the problems of the world are all symptoms. The root cause is sin." (Rick Warren et all) added in parenthesis by KMS.

We cannot tell what is true or false about any organization or its methodologies used to incorporate and promote the gospel by man's methods. All efforts must be viewed through the grid of scripture and proper exegesis, especially in these tumultuous times when few if any Christian "Rightly Divides the Word of Truth correctly." All truth is not God's Truth, and every method void of the Holy Spirit of God will fail regardless of the zealous attempts of the individual, no matter how the gospel is repackaged.

What are your thoughts on the matter?


Ken Schmidt

Writer, Speaker, Minister

In his own words, Mr. Schmidt describes himself as a member of the Body of Christ by faith in Jesus Christ and the fact of his spiritual re-birth through the redemption of Christ’s blood and the forgiveness of sins. Simply stated he is a Traditional dispensationalist. As a heaven-positioned member of the Body of Christ, his primary theology is Pauline-based, not that of Jesus' pre-cross ministry to Israel.

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