Social Gospel is pathological altruism 》 Social Gospel is not only Not BIBLICAL but enslaves humanity in Marxist Ideals

Since the fall of man,  and specifically after the flood, Nimrod rose with the purpose to dominate and enslave mankind through the creation of religion and the practice of man.  This is the definition and practice of the Nicolaitans as cursed and hated by Jesus Christ in Revelation 2:6.

Here's a quote that describes the goal of the  Global Luciferon Elite New World Order 
taken from this link

https://thirdheaventraveler.blogspot.com/2018/11/a-powerful-truth-understanding-who-are.html

...it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God.  He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah – a bold man, and of great strength of hand.  He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it was through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage that procured their happiness.  He also gradually changed the government into a tyranny, — seeing no other way to turn men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence upon his power” (Bk.I, iv, 2).

Nimrod was the first great “victor of [or over] the people.”  He was the first “Nicolaus.”  He is the one for whom the WHOLE SYSTEM is named!  His name is stamped on the forehead of this “Mystery, Babylon,” religious system which seeks to bring the whole world into one unified religious system of belief, doctrines, and religious globalization.


The ultimate end of man is to enslave mankind and make merchandise of them. This is done by replacing God with The  Government to take care of us. The primary tool is best described by the tried and true paradigm of MARXISM.  All Totalitarian nations employ this tool of Satan.  Read Billy Graham and his friends by Dr. Burns to fully grasp why the Laodicean church, The Nicolaitans are fully behind and embrace the Social Gospel. See note 1 below regarding social gospel by Dr. Woods.  See Note 2 for a detailed description of the Nicolaitans.  

The Demonic Marxism behind Social Gospel 

https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=15318


Racial Justice another good cause hijacked by Marxist Atheist, Godless, False Gospel Ideology. But worse, any form of Social Justice, Social Gospel is a False Gospel and is accursed. Read Galatians 1:8,9 KJV. Although churches should always speak out against racism it is not the gospel they are to preach which is found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV.

See my Blog on Racial Justice - 


Climate Change, Ecology, #EcoTheology #Chuch Climate Ambition is but another of the social gospel, social justice false gospels of today.  See my Blog on 

#EcoTheology #ClimateChange - Church Climate Ambition 



I lived for several years in a Communist country, Viet Nam.  All voice of dissent is squashed and every minute detail of a persons personal life is watched. Each block is covered by a block leader who is responsible for all activity within the block. I was called in more than once for questioning on why certain individuals were at my home and questioned about the reason for our meeting.  People live in constant fear of being called out for even the most seemingly innocent comment.  People are shamed into fear of speaking unless the speech is in strict adherence with the party line. 

My Brother in Christ Keith Petersen recently wrote a Blog that sums up what is happening right now in America and it's directly connected to Marxism.  This Blog is a must read, titled:  "Phobe" Name calling as a means to intimidation:


Churches of today teach political correctness, cancel culture and adherence to the common good of man over the principles of the gospel which is entirely about Jesus Christ: Specifically, the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the salvation in this alone by belief alone and not by religious works. 

Social Gospel and its twin partner Social Justice is a perverted translation of scripture taken primarily out of context and incorrect dispensation of the Gospels.  Social Gospel SG defined:

The Social Gospel was a movement in North American Protestantism which applied Christian ethics to social problems, especially issues of social justice such as economic inequality, poverty, alcoholism, crime, racial tensions, slums, unclean environment, child labor, inadequate labor unions, poor schools, and the danger of war.More at Wikipedia .

 On the surface SG  seems great, yes the church needs to be involved in serving their community. But in the end it is not scripture and its true label is Pathological Altruism. See notes  3 and 4. Also  please understand that deeper than the Psychology behind it lies the spiritual disorder of Pride. Please see my horror story in note 5.

Please dear Saint, do not fall into this perverse Social Gospel Trap. Also make sure you really understand the word LOVE from a BIBLICAL perspective.  See note 6.

And by the way, please see the quintessential  example of a reprobate charlatan fake pastor James Macdonald  teaching his flock the SOCIAL GOSPEL by example. For the record Macdonald was recently fired and booted out of his 501c3 operation called a church. 




An example of Pathological Altruism:  People feeding the 
bears 

https://youtu.be/DUHSMH1cuJM


Why I don't go to church:



ENDNOTES:

NOTE 1: 

Quote from "The Coming Kingdom " by Dr. Andrew Woods.  page 349
" It is interesting to observe similar warnings given nearly a century ago in the writings of Clarence Larkin:  [T]he Church is not an “Organization” but an “Organism.” Therefore it is not a “Social Club,” organized and supported solely for the benefit of its members. Neither is it a “Place of Amusement” to pander to the carnal nature of man. Nor is it a “House of Merchandise” for the sale of “Indulgences,” or other commodities, whereby the money of the ungodly can be secured to save the penurious church member a little self-sacrifice. Neither is it a “Reform Bureau” to save the “bodies” of men. The reformation of men is very commendable, as are all forms of “Social Service,” but that is not the work or mission of the Church. The world was just as full, if not fuller, of the evils that afflict society today, in the days of Christ, but He never, nor did the Apostles, organize any reform agencies. All the great philanthropic and civilizing agencies of the world are “By-Products” of Christianity. We are told in Acts 5:15, that the people laid their sick in the streets that the “Shadow of Peter” might fall upon them and heal them. But if Peter had spent his time “casting shadows,” and neglected his Apostolic work of trying to save the “SOULS” of men, his shadow would have lost its power. Jesus knew that the source of all the evils in the world is SIN, and that the only way to eradicate sin is to Regenerate the Human Heart, and so He gave the GOSPEL, and the “Mission” of the Church is to carry this Gospel to the world. “EVANGELISM,” not “Social Service,” is the “Mission” of the Church. Mark 16:15–16. The great mistake the Church has made is in appropriating to herself in this Dispensation the promises of earthly conquest and glory which belong exclusively to Israel in the “Millennial Age.” As soon as the Church enters into an “Alliance with the World,” and seeks the help of Parliaments, Congresses, Legislatures, Federations and Reform Societies, largely made up of ungodly men and women, she loses her spiritual power and becomes helpless as a redeeming force.1 Larkin further notes:  [T]he “Mission” of the Church is her “COMMISSON” to “Evangelize” the world. Mark 16:15–16. Acts 1:7–8. The “Kingdom Idea” has robbed the Church of her “UPWARD LOOK,” and of the “BLESSED HOPE.” There cannot be any “Imminent Coming” to those who are seeking to “Set up the Kingdom.” The “Kingdom Idea” has robbed the Church of the “Pilgrim” and “Martyr Spirit,” and caused it to go down into Egypt for help. When the Church enters into an “Alliance with the World,” and seeks the help of Parliaments, Congresses, Legislatures, Federations and Reform Societies, largely made up of ungodly men and women, she loses her “SPIRITUAL POWER” and becomes helpless as a redeeming force. The end of such an “Alliance” will be a “Religious Political Regime” that will pave the way for the revelation of Satan’s great “Religious Political Leader” and “Superman”—the ANTICHRIST.2 Here, Larkin notes at least five consequences that “kingdom now” theology has upon ecclesiology, or the doctrine of the church. First, “kingdom now” theology causes the church to drift into a Social Gospel agenda favoring holistic redemption of societal structures in lieu of fulfilling the Great Commission. When the church becomes something that God never intended nor called her to be, she cannot expect, and in fact will be emptied of, His divine resources and empowerment. Second, viewing itself as the kingdom of God upon the earth causes the church to become at home in the world in contradistinction to the New Testament portrayal of the church as a mere pilgrim passing through both temporary and alien territory en route to her ultimate eternal destination. Both of these points were covered previously. However, let us now take note of three equally important points that Larkin’s above comments surface.  Alliances with Non-Biblical Groups  Third, because there are not presently and numerically enough Christians necessary to establish God’s kingdom upon the earth, it becomes necessary for the church to find common ground with those who do not share its biblical convictions in order to build the political coalition needed to implement a “kingdom now” social agenda. As noted above, Larkin well explains:  The great mistake the Church has made is in appropriating to herself in this Dispensation the promises of earthly conquest and glory which belong exclusively to Israel in the “Millennial Age.” As soon as the Church enters into an “Alliance with the World,” and seeks the help of Parliaments, Congresses, Legislatures, Federations and Reform Societies, largely made up of ungodly men and women, she loses her spiritual power and becomes helpless as a redeeming force."
Page 364
"Ideas have consequences. “Kingdom now” theology has a negative impact upon one’s view of ecclesiology or the doctrine of the church. Viewing the church as the kingdom shifts the focus of the church beyond God’s intended design. As this happens, the church will lose its purpose and thus forfeit its power. As well noted by Clarence Larkin nearly a century ago, if “kingdom now” theology should get the upper hand in the church, it will confuse God’s original purpose for the church in at least five fundamental ways. First, the church will no longer see itself as a mere pilgrim passing through Satan’s domain. Rather, it will begin to view itself as being at home in the world. Second, the church will begin to embrace a holistic gospel that focuses upon altering societal structures rather than the salvation of souls. Third, the church will forge alliances with groups that do not share its core biblical convictions so as to foster the political alliance necessary in order to usher in a “kingdom now” agenda. Fourth, the church will also cease emphasizing Bible prophecy. Fifth, the church will involve itself in building Satan’s kingdom rather than God’s kingdom." End Quote

Pathological Altruism is a book edited by Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, Guruprasad Madhavan, and David Sloan Wilson. ... Oakley defines pathological altruism as "altruism in which attempts to promote the welfare of others instead result in unanticipated harm." Wikipedia
Originally published: 2011
Page count: 496
Genre: Non-fiction
NOTE :  4


https://reason.com/blog/2013/06/19/pathological-altruism-the-road-to-hell-r
Pathological Altruism: The Road to Hell Really Is Often Paved With Good Intentions Argues New Study
By Ronald Baileyhttps://reason.com/people/ronald-bailey/all


Credit: A_poselenov/dreamstime
In a remarkably interesting new paper, “Concepts and implications of altruism bias and pathological altruism,” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Oakland University systems engineer Barbara Oakley argues that intentions to help people all too often hurt them. Unintended harm is the outcome of she what calls pathological altruism.  She defines pathological altruism “as behavior in which attempts to promote the welfare of another, or others, results instead in harm that an external observer would conclude was reasonably foreseeable.” In her study Oakley explores the psychological and evolutionary underpinnings of empathy and altruism and how they can go wrong. It turns out that pathological altruism is a pervasive problem affecting public policy.
As Oakley explains:
Good government is a foundation of large-scale societies; government programs are designed to minimize a variety of social problems. Although virtually every program has its critics, well designed programs can be effective in bettering people’s lives with few negative tradeoffs. From a scientifically-based perspective, however, some programs are deeply problematic, often as a result of superficial notions on the part of program designers or implementers about what is genuinely beneficial for others, coupled with a lack of accountability for ensuing programmatic failures. In these pathologically altruistic enterprises, confirmation bias, discounting, motivated reasoning, and egocentric certitude that our approach is the best—in short, the usual biases that underlie pathologies of altruism—appear to play important roles.
The above list of pathologies afflicting public policy sounds all too familiar. Although Oakley doesn’t bluntly say so, the modern welfare state can be conceived of as being largely a collection of enterprises conjured into existence by pathological altruism. Social security – discourages citizens from saving and is going bankrupt. Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, ObamaCare, employer based health insurance - a dysfunctional system of third party payments that boosts overall health care costs without fostering improved care or services. AFDC (now defunct but replaced by lots of other programs) – encouraged single motherhood and near-permanent unemployment. Subsidized student loans - enable university bureaucracies to enlarge without improving educational outcomes. Obviously some people have benefited from these programs, but it is at least arguable that the unanticipated consequences, e.g., bankruptcy, dysfunctional families, higher unemployment, worse medical care, and so forth, are likely to overwhelm the good intentions behind them.
In the context of scientific research, Oakley notes…
…that those possessing altruism bias would be most strongly biased to object to the very concept of altruism bias. Research has shown the near impossibility of reaching biased individuals using rational approaches, no matter their level of education or intelligence; such attempts can be likened to squaring the circle. 
In another vein, researchers from outside a given discipline, and who are thus less vested in the theories of that domain themselves, could initiate studies to determine whether insufficient statistics, exaggerated claims, drawing the wrong conclusions from other papers, or using data selectively to confirm hypotheses might differ among studies that relate to disciplinary biases or moral issues (many hard-science topics ultimately impact issues of deep moral concern) versus those that do not. Within scientific disciplines, the appearance of group-norm–enforcing signed petitions could be used as indicators of the potential for pathologies of altruism; such petitions might communicate important, albeit unintended, information about the health of a discipline.
Are entire disciplines shaped by papers that are not submitted because of legitimate fears of rejection
With regard to that last question, I recently had a disheartening, but not surprising, discussion with a niece who has just begun graduate work in archaeology at a leading university. Her program is located in the anthropology department. We were talking about some recent studies that are trying to apply insights from evolutionary psychology to various issues in anthropology. She informed me that her professors so loathed evolutionary psychology that mentioning it could destroy her career. In the wake of that conversation, my wife gave her a copy of anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon’s new book, Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes – The Yanomamö and the Anthropologists, covered in a brown paper wrapper.
Oakley further argues:

Is it possible that some social advocacy and social justice efforts result in the same types of pernicious effects on a societal scale so that efforts to build cooperation instead inhibit it? We often do not know, because well-meaning advocates have made raising those questions a taboo. Framing issues in the form of pathologies of altruism and altruism bias forms a mechanism for breaking through the taboo and making dispassionate studies of when helping is truly helping and when it is contributing inadvertent harm.

Oakley concludes by reminding us…

… it is important to note that during the twentieth century, tens of millions individuals were killed under despotic regimes that rose to power through appeals to altruism. The study of pathological altruism, in other words, is not a minor, inconsequential offshoot of the study of altruism but instead is a topic of overwhelming scientific and public importance.

Earnest good intentions are not enough: bring data instead.
For more background on how experimental social science can improve public policy, see my review of Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Business, Politics, and Society, by Jim Manzi.



NOTE 5:


Video of a lady hitchhiking across Iraq to prove people are good.






My comments


Stupid is as stupid does. Compelled to look deeper we find Spiritual issues here at the heart if this issue that goes even beyond the psychological disorder of  Pathological Altruism.
This insanity actually has as its root Pride. Yes Pride the root of all evil here. Pride convinces puny man to do whatsoever he deems correct fitting and proper for himself in this world even if that practice defies every civil, natural or spiritual and moral law in the universe.  


Pride is a very serious issue in the Bible.


Pride Is the Root of All Evil (Genesis 3:5; 1 Timothy 3:6; 1 John 2:15-17). 2. God Hates Pride (Proverbs 8:13; 16:5; Isaiah 23:9; Daniel 4:29-37; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5). 3. God Loves Humility (Proverbs 11:2, 15:33, 18:12, 29:23; Isaiah 57:15, 66:2; Micah 6:8; Luke 14:11; 1 Peter 5:6).  5. Pride Is Deceptive (John 8:31-36; Jeremiah 49:16; Proverbs 16:2, 21:2).


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I can't take credit for identifying pride at the issue here. I give this honor to my younger brother whom I called, who had struggled for years as an alcoholic living in and out of shelters.


I called my brother for some insight into the craziness regarding the past 18 hours - later to be years- of hell my wife and I had gone through with this  young healthy woman we met at our church one night and had brought into our home. This woman had been living on the street. My wife and I being indoctrinated with the Social Gospel and What Would Jesus Do? ideology brought this stranger into our home to  bathe, feed, and clothe. She wasn't happy about the $50. we gave her, not enough. She used all the hot water taking a 1 hour shower. She wanted to know if we could get her some better clothes than a suitcase full we'd already given her. plus a new suitcase. She also asked for muffins instead of toast with her bacon and eggs. We found out later that while we slept, she came into our bedroom and stole my wife's credit cards and driver's license.  It took my wife 3 years to reclaim her stolen identity. It was a nightmare proving to banks the $10,000 in fraudulent debt wasn't ours.


When it was time to take her to a shelter the next morning, she was very unhappy deciding it was rude of us to take her in and then decide to dump her back out into the street again. I had to literally threaten her with a 911 call at the ready to get her in the car. We drove back to her home in skid row Los Angeles. She called me a few choice words and forgot to say thank you when she left.


Bewildered I called my brother and asked him why? Why would this healthy, articulate woman in her mid 30s choose this life. His first word was PRIDE.  He didn't have to tell me I suffered from the same. My conscience had already convicted me for allowing my distorted pride drive my stupidity.


NOTE 6:

UNDERSTANDING LOVE FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE


To God be the Glory Amen Maranatha

2 Corinthians 2:11
“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
King James Version (KJV)
2 Timothy 2:15
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
King James Version (KJV)
The Absolute Truth -  To know Truth is to know Love
Our source reference used throughout  this study is The King James Bible, and certainly to understand the Bible and this study one must:
Rightly Divide The Word of Truth In 2 Timothy 2:15 God commands His children to. divide meaning apply dispensations to the Bible.  Colossians 1 verse 25 and 1 Corinthians 9:16 how to use*dispensations* in other words, how God divides time, events and people throughout the bible for His different purposes unto Salvation. (To Dispense:  definition: verb: dispense means to distribute handout, divide according need and application. Example: Open a family's medicine cabinet. Prescriptions for Father cannot be dispensed to child etc. Please see links below to understand dispensational truth in the bible.
Properly understand the meaning of the words and the correct grammar application. Example The English word wire used as a noun can be a pliable strand of metallic material used as a structure or to conduct electricity.  As a verb it can mean send a telegram or connect electrical strands to complete an electrical circuit.)
Know proper context.  Taking the example of wire - If I read the following statement, “He stopped by the office to pick up the wire that had been wired from New York.” With the incorrect context, I might interpret this to mean The man picked up wire, metallic strands, that had been assembled or manufactured in New York.
Love, the most overused - out of context,  abused word in the English Language. We've found that evil uses the word love especially taken out of scripture reference to  pervert the truth. In other words using the very word of God against the Saints.
We  see the lost world including 501C3 pagan temples called churches run by Jesuit trained CEOs falsely called pastors and other false teachers misusing and perverting  the word love in the Bible for the purpose of leading people astray. Leading people into passive pawns of Satan.
The Jesus Christ that the secular world and organizations called churches see today is a sappy lovey dovey  man, not God Almighty in the flesh, that just loves on everyone absolutely irregardless of their spiritual condition and eternal destiny. Jesus is wrongly portrayed today as a man on a love mission. Period! Statements like, “God loves you just the way you are because He made you like your are”  - come from the very pit of hell.
Read carefully Revelation 19:11-21. Is this a love feast or wrath waged upon wickedness?
Revelation 19:11-16 King James Version (KJV)
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Jesus Christ is portrayed by the Satanic controlled false church and the worldly media as part of humanity created in mankind's image, (read my testimony linked above in this blog - where a church I visited had the music director say “come on, get up and clap your hands, let's worship this crazy god we serve.” I couldn't run out fast enough, but not without hearing the pastor teach out of a pagan, gnostic eastern eastern mystic book.)  who isn't God but represents a god that loves on any reprobate and self righteous alike - regardless of who they are or what they are or what they do - no matter their sin or philosophy or religion or belief held without any consequence of justice. Period! The entire false perception of Love stays focused at the sacrifice of divine love - yet completely leaving out divine justice that is dispensed hand in hand with divine love.
Today’s fallen world has created a god in their own image. God is LOVE, period! God’s love is unconditional love without any judgment or consequences for sin is the mainstay of today's conventional wisdom.
This carries over to perverting how we Christians as Ambassadors for Jesus Christ
are also misled in our Love for *others** (see note below) In making assessments such as:
“Oh don't dare judge that sodomite,  love them
“Love the sinner,  hate the Sin" (a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, not from Jesus Christ.)
Final example comes directly from a supposed Christian website Charisma News, “We should seek to lovingly understand one another on the question of abortion.”
***Note: Others refers to those who are not saved, are not fellow Saints, Christians. These are divided into 2 categories of people. 1 group are those who are fakes,walking in ignorance and deliberate sin 1 Corinthians 5:5, 11, the church member fornicating with his mother. who had been allowed to remain in fellowship until rebuked by Paul.  2. Those who are in a complete evil state, motivated to an overt deliberate attempt to destroy the body of Christ. An outright acts of the heart being sold over to Satan.

Upon examination it is clear the love of Jesus Christ as well as Paul were both divine judgement and Biblical righteous hatred and judgment of the sinner as well as their sin.
Jesus’ condemnation and curse upon the Pharisees in Matthew 23 by 7 woes is not loving the sinner, but rather divine Judgment.
Jesus Christ telling the Pharisees in John 8:42-47 that they are of their father Satan surely does not express loving the sinner in anything less than pure righteousness that demands Judgment.
How about Paul delivering Hymenaeus and Alexander unto Satan? 1 Timothy 1:20.
See Notes below on Biblical Love and Hate Harmonized by Nil Desperandum.
The truth, yes, by God's divine pattern of Love,  I love that Sodomite enough to tell them unless they repent (turn away from their sin of homosexuality) and  accept Jesus as their Savior, they are under God's divine wrath and external Judgment of the lake of fire.
Tell them their lifestyle is not accepted by God, even though our apostate church and civil law say it is. Tell them God does not accept them the way they are, but definitely does not want them to perish, but rather be saved from the sure pending wrath that awaits them.
Let's very clear here.  The absolute binding truth is: Love is conditional and Love demands accountability and justice.  Wherever there's pure love, there's pure discipline along with it.
Jesus spoke more of Judgement and Hell, far more than He did of Love. Teaching and or accepting anything different is promoting and buying into a lie from the pits of hell - the doctrines of demons. And it all starts with a misunderstanding of love and what true love really means.
WARNING: The word of God is clear about teaching lies. Galatians 1:9: “...now I say again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” And for followers of false teaching, you are not approved by God for not studying and testing. 2 Timothy 2:15 and 1 John 4:1.
The true meaning of purest true perfect Godly Love is found in the Bible appearing first in Genesis 22:2.    הַמֹּרִיָּ֑ה Hebrew transliteration “Ahavah” meaning godly form of Love.  When taking each Hebrew letter of the word love used here to mean:  God The Father reveals Himself to us through His only begotten Son.”
GENESIS 22:2:
וַיֹּ֡אמֶר קַח־נָ֠א אֶת־בִּנְךָ֨ אֶת־יְחִֽידְךָ֤ אֲשֶׁר־אָהַ֙בְתָּ֙ אֶת־יִצְחָ֔ק וְלֶךְ־לְךָ֔ אֶל־אֶ֖רֶץ הַמֹּרִיָּ֑ה וְהַעֲלֵ֤הוּ שָׁם֙ לְעֹלָ֔ה עַ֚ל אַחַ֣ד הֶֽהָרִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֖ר אֹמַ֥ר אֵלֶֽיךָ׃
Genesis 22:2 King James Version (KJV) And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
Note: See Dr. John Hiton Phd study below. Begotten.  Jesus the only Begotten Son of God John 3:16 and also was Isaac the only begotten son of Abraham Hebrews 11:17. Only time only begotten son used in Bible was for Jesus of God and Isaac of Abraham. Isaac was not Abraham's only son. But Isaac was his only begotten son, the child of promise. Who represents the perfect type of the Messiah,  The Redeemer Jesus Christ who willingly carried his cross to calvary and laid down his life as a sacrifice to pay the penalty of God's wrath which was poured out on him. This is very important to understand when understanding the meaning of the word love first mentioned here in Genesis 22:2.
Using the law of first mention  (See Link to explain significance of God using a first mention in Scripture. )  God's use of the first appearance of the word love in Genesis 22:2 *God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son* - Is the type and foreshadowing of God giving his only begotten son as a sacrifice to pay for sin. Next God's wrath was delivered upon His son on the cross. Study this link about what really happened on the cross causing Jesus to say, My God. my God, why have you forsaken me? Note: Jesus did not only feel forsaken, but he was literally forsaken by God the Father of the godhead.
Jesus did not merely feel forsaken. He was forsaken by God himself. God The Father turned His back on His Only Begotten Son.
This right here is true Love. Because, if God didn't truly love His creation (those, that whom, which belonged to him) He never would have turned His back on His only begotten Son.
Only a True Born again Christian (because of being filled by the Holy Spirit at the moment of regeneration) can apprehend and spirituality comprehend and apply True Love Ahavah (Hebrew)  - Agape (Greek) . The Unsaved people can not. Only the spiritual can understand the spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But God has revealed to Christians by his Spirit. We Christians have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians  2:14, 2:10, 2:16.
Of course strong argument can be made that the heathen is capable of apprehending the strong bonds of love. These forms of love can be only phileo (brotherly) storge (parental) or eros (sexual). But never Agape. (see notes below)
God hates sin and his wrath is revealed against sin. Genesis 22:2 Gives us the Planned Paradigm - Foundation of the Importance and meaning of the word LOVE and the doctrine of true Love in its proper context.
This perfect love thread is found in John 1:18 and John 3:14, 16 as perfectly connected to Genesis 22:2.  
John 1:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
***A must here is to perfectly understand the KJV Bible based Godhead vs the pagan concept of Trinity. The Godhead is only 1 God with 3 parts (God the Father = God's soul, Son of God, Jesus Christ = God's image, Holy Spirit - God Spirit. All scriptures are on link below) The unbiblical pagan concept of 1 God in 3 persons as taught by Vatican and most of the apostate protestant churches of today is never taught or the word used in the KJV Bible.  
John 3:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
John 3:16 King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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16   3779 Οὕτως Thus  Adv 1063 [e]gar γὰρ
for Conj 25 [e] ēgapēsen ἠγάπησεν  loved
V-AIA-3S 3588 [e]  Art-NMS 2316 [e] Theos
Θεὸς God N-NMS 3588 [e] ton τὸν the Art-AMS 2889 [e] kosmon κόσμον  ,world N-AMS
5620 [e] hōste ὥστε
As Ahavah used in Hebrew to express true godly love, the Greek word Agape is used in the New Testament to express true Godly love.
agapaó: to love
Original Word: ἀγαπάω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: agapaó
Phonetic Spelling: (ag-ap-ah'-o)
Short Definition: I love
Definition: I love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem.
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Cognate: 25 agapáō – properly, to prefer, to love; for the believer, preferring to "live through Christ" (1 Jn 4:9,10), i.e. embracing God's will (choosing His choices) and obeying them through His power. 25 (agapáō) preeminently refers to what God prefers as He "is love" (1 Jn 4:8,16). See 26 (agapē).
With the believer, 25 /agapáō ("to love") means actively doing what the Lord prefers, with Him (by His power and direction). True 25 /agapáō ("loving") is always defined by God – a "discriminating affection which involves choice and selection" (WS, 477). 1 Jn 4:8,16,17 for example convey how loving ("preferring," 25 /agapáō) is Christ living His life through the believer.
The secret here revealed by God's grace is hidden in Genesis 22:2 connected to John 1:18, 3:14,16 .
The key to Understanding the essence of true Love in the Bible is a perfect understanding of God asking (not ordering) Abraham to sacrifice his only son, connecting this to God The Father of the godhead - willingly, without question or reservation lifting up by free will His only begotten Son (The very image, form of God Himself manifested in human flesh - Jesus Christ in the godhead) - The Son, Jesus Christ willingly and obediently obeying the perfect will of the Father by laying down His life- Bearing perfect witness to and by the Holy Spirit.
God hates sin so much that he literally poured out His Divine Wrath on His only Begotten Son - Jesus Christ.
God’s wrath is satisfied in Christ.
Please study please study God pours out his Divine wrath on his only begotten son the study and Isaiah
How do false teachers standing on God only Lives to Love deal with these scriptures?
Malachi 1:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
1 The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi.
2 I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob,
3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness
King James Version Romans 9:13
As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”
I like John Bunyan,  author of Pilgrim's Progress sermon to discuss God's love & His hate.
Bunyan's Last Sermon --Preached July 1688.
"’Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God;’ John 1:13. The words have a dependence on what goes before, and therefore I must direct you to them for the right understanding of it. You have it thus,--”’He came to his own, but his own received him not; but as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them which believe on his name; which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, but of God.’" In …
by John Bunyan—Miscellaneous Pieces
More proof of God's divine love not tolerating one living soul that is defiled for not accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior.  
1 Samuel 15:3 King James Version
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
Using the 3 highlighted “how to use the Bible” applications above along with the example of a convincing lie hidden between 2 truths, let's examine John 3:16 and other “Love” Bible passages.  Notice how the truth of God's love for the world is used as a lie to purport unconditional love God bestows upon all mankind, regardless of man's faith.
 *[[John 3:16]] KJV* For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For G1063 God G2316 so G3779 loved G25 the world G2889, that G5620 he gave G1325 his G846 only begotten G3439 Son G5207, that G2443 whosoever G3956 believeth G4100 in G1519 him G846 should G622 not G3361 perish G622, but G235 have G2192 everlasting G166 life G2222
loved G25 - agápē – Godly Love, not carnal or emotional. properly, love which centers in moral preference. So too in secular ancient Greek, 26 (agápē) focuses on preference; likewise the verb form (25 /agapáō) in antiquity meant "to prefer". In the NT, 26 (agápē) typically refers to divine love (= what God prefers).
(note: agape love meaning had been perverted in the early church to mean a love feast of brotherly love in breaking bread *remembering the Lord’s last supper* which which was later connected to the Catholic Pagan Eucharist itself, here's further details Link. ) Also note the King James version translates agape as Charity in its proper context as God's expression of true caring Christian love vs an emotional feeling of passion or emotional desire.
world G2889 - kósmos (literally, "something ordered") – properly, an "ordered system" (like the universe, creation); the world.
God loved his creation.  Note: By properly understanding world in proper context,we also understand that Ephesians Chapter 1; John 3:14-21, 35,36, John Chapter 17; 1 Peter 1:4-5; 2 Peter  2:5-8 are clear that God knew before time who belong to him- who'd receive him and who would not, even though God wants none to perish- 2 Peter 3:9. 1 Timothy 2:4. God created man with a sovereign will to choose his own destiny. Genesis 2:16-17,  Revelation 3:20.
Comment:
Truth: God Loved His creation in a supernatural perfect love and as such to save it from eternal Judgement *because perfect love demands perfect accountability and justice, (see harmonizing love and hate in the Bible link Biblical Love and Hate Harmonized  ) after the fall (of Adam and Eve in the garden), God the Father (of the godhead, see link on understanding the biblical godhead vs the pagan trinity sent His son Jesus Christ the bodily form and image of God to save creation from its pending destruction.
Lie: God Loves The World. Period! God loves all the world in its lost state as it is (even conflicting with the other scriptures in the Bible warning against loving the world (see 1 John 2:15 “ Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” )  GOD LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY in your sin… (even though your conscience convicts you of your sin, never mind) you don't have to change your sin because he loves you so much, even in your sin, that he sent his son to die for you.
This lie is ever present in the apostate churches of today.  Case in point: Methodist church same sex marriage controversy
Truth: Immediately after John 3:16 (the famed verse posted everywhere these days proclaiming God's unconditional perfect love for the current fallen world) we are given these verses that are never discussed that are directly related to John 3:16.
John 3:17-19, 35-36.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Translation: Because God loved His Creation (those who belong to God, his own know him and He know them. See John 17) in perfect love God sent His perfect Son To save His creation, However it is Only those in his creation who believe on the Son The Lord Jesus Christ, will be saved. All others will be judged to eternal Judgement.
King James Version (KJV)
The world as defined by carnal unregenerate mankind as the fallen world's system.
1 John 2:15,!6
Love G25 not G3361 the world G2889, neither G3366 the things that are in G1722 the world G2889. If G1437 any man G5100 love G25 the world G2889, the love G26 of the Father G3962 is G2076 not G3756 in G1722 him G846.
16  For G3754 all G3956 that is in G1722 the world G2889, the lust G1939 of the flesh G4561, and G2532 the lust G1939 of the eyes G3788, and G2532 the pride G212 of life G979, is G2076 not G3756 of G1537 the Father G3962, but G235 is G2076 of G1537 the world G2889.
In context G2889 - world affairs, the aggregate of things earthly
The most common scriptures a Christian learns regarding love beyond the natural tendency to love our family is Love the Lord God with all your heart - Love your neighbor as yourself, and Love your Enemies.  
Christians are taught from early in their faith from Sunday school and onwards to vainly attempt the impossible by applying the highest form of love in these 3 major areas of their lives ( God, your neighbor, your enemies)  In the attempt to do so we soon experience failure which leads to frustration and futile hopelessness of proving ourselves as hypocrites.
Burdened by an overwhelming attack by the enemy using the very Bible against us many Christians soon realize the futility in practicing godly applications as commanded by Jesus in the Beatitudes, Matthew 5.  Without an understanding of Dispensations  Christians believe the Kingdom Dispensation in the 4 Gospels must be followed by the Church in the age of Grace. 

Please see studies on Dispensation 










Comments

  1. That's a lot to take in. First of all, you're right that although the church is to be involved in serving the community, the Social Gospel is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Second, your horror story about the young woman that you and your wife took in reminded me of an encounter I had several years ago with a homeless woman in my community. My family and I were in the parking lot of a buffet restaurant that we were about to enter. The woman asked for money; since my wife and I do not give out money to people we don't know, I offered to buy her a meal at a fast-food restaurant across the street. She said she wanted something "better," like the buffet restaurant. I just said good-bye to her. She was too proud to accept a certain kind of meal, so she got nothing.

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    1. Thank you for you comments Brother.
      Yes the false church of today uses social gospel as the all encompassing mission of the church.
      Wow! Your experience you had proves along with my experience that many of these people looking for hand outs are too proud, usually accompanied by substance abuse and are really lazy and taking advantage of others. This however does not account for the others who are genuinely mentally ill. But from my research most homeless are either alcohol or drug or both dependent and have been in and out of rehab several times.

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    2. Forgot to say Keith that your practice and method of handling that person was outstanding and a great example for all of us in dealing with these people.

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  2. Indeed, many social evils are supported locally and politically as well. And I don’t want to get to the bottom of that. Anyways, I chose a rather difficult topic like this for my dissertation, and it was so hard for me to get homogenous data, everywhere the topic was forming a new conclusion, and thus to create my conclusion I had to take dissertation help. And my viewpoints on Social Gospel are highly inclined with that of yours. Thank You for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for your insightful comment dear Samuel. Much appreciated. If you wouldn't mind - would you kindly email your final study. Thank you.

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