5 Facts About Tim Keller | Follow up to “Speaking Out on Living Out” BTWN Post

This post is written as a follow up to last week’s article “Tim Keller’s Full Endorsement of Being Gay & Christian | Speaking Out On LivingOut”  as there are some very important facts that need to be established.

Fact #1 about Tim Keller

After a troubling, deeply grievous experience in a church plant completely engulfed in the teachings of Dr. Tim Keller, I launched a massive, personal research project devoted to uncovering the truth about his ministry for the purpose of figuring out what just happened! I knew what I heard in the church plant was unbiblical and false, but I must admit that I really was not prepared for what I uncovered as I researched. I say this to say that I am not a fly-by-nighter; I’ve earned the right to be heard, as I have grieved the error, lost the sleep, studied the scriptures and done the research. He is not who he claims to be. My research is stored here: www.judeonefour.com

Fact #2 about Tim Keller

Based on countless hours of reading and listening to Tim Keller, with an open Bible, I can honestly report on his modus operandi, which is clever deception by way of double speak and language manipulation. He cleverly dismantles the believer’s confidence in scripture and undermines biblical truth, all while claiming to believe “what we believe.” It is for this reason that there is no shortage of quotes or comments in which he claims to hold to biblical teaching. He is far, more clever than your every day, run-of-the-mill false teacher, as he even puts out a somewhat tolerable book every now and then- but it is all a part of the cover. He epitomizes the Jude 1:4 warning to believers: “For certain men have crept in UNAWARES.”

dou·ble·speak

deliberately euphemistic, ambiguous, or obscure language: intended to deceive or confuse people. The words used in doublespeak can often be understood in more than one way.

George Orwell, from his 1946 essay titled Politics and the English Language on the subject of the intent and purpose of language manipulation and double speak, rightly observed and wrote this:

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real aim and one’s declared aim…”

Boom! What they “claim” to be up-to isn’t really what they are up-to, hence the constant need for double-speak. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve run into someone scratching their head trying to figure out why Tim Keller said this, or that, when he seems so “orthodox” in one certain book or another- they have no idea that this is his game. You must understand this.

Lin-gui-stic Manipulation

the practice of unscrupulously manipulating the words and terms of anything regarding its form, meaning and context (i.e., language manipulation).

This manipulative tactic is a constant theme in Keller’s teachings and can be best understood in this movement by noting that they refer to themselves as “same-sex attracted” or “SSA” Christians. Same sex attraction is homosexuality, but they refuse to use the term, as their message would be even more clearly unbiblical. It is an attempt to soften the reality that they actually identify as homosexual Christians who have “decided” to remain celibate, or so they claim. This is a direct rejection of biblical regeneration and therefore the language manipulation is necessary. They also commonly invoke terms like “life situation” in place of “alternative lifestyle.” It’s all in the language and sadly it works like a charm, especially with the biblically ignorant.

Fact #3 about Tim Keller

Tim Keller is not an apostate, or one who has slowly moved away from biblical truth. I went as far back as his college days and found no sign of belief in the Bible. He admittedly rejected the teaching of the “traditional” church he was raised in and instead embraced the philosophy of the Frankfurt School of Marxism (Germany). He has since perfected the art of Christianizing Marxism. Tim Keller is a political ideologue, of the Marxist sort. He has never believed the Bible, but he has figured out that biblical truth has always been the biggest obstacle to the political and social change he promotes as Christianity, so he has set out to redefine Christianity. And to be successful he fully understands that he must cleverly masquerade as a Bible believer, hence all the double-speak and language manipulation.

Fact #4 about Tim Keller

Tim Keller demands that the church’s intolerance policy regarding homosexuality be reversed, as he condemns and forbids any public, biblical teaching on homosexuality in his Redeemer Church Network. I have posted a written transcript on my research site of Dr. Keller cornered by a question from a student at a Covenant Theological Seminary Q & A; he stammered and stuttered but finally advised the large seminary audience that it’s like “a conundrum you just can’t solve” so it’s probably best to steer clear of any public teaching on homosexuality. Outrageous. They regularly toss around terms like derogatory, offensive, insensitive, stereo-typical etc. to intimidate believers into sitting down and shutting up! Well, the Apostle Paul “solved the conundrum”:

21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools. 24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-who is forever praised. Amen. 26Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.”   Romans chapter 1

“Their thinking became futile”…“degrading of their bodies”…”their foolish hearts were darkened”…”they became fools”…”God gave them over to shameful lusts”…”committed shameful acts”…”due penalty for their error”…”God gave them over to a depraved mind.”  Understand this: The Apostle Paul would have been run out of town by these folks. They wholly reject the above passage, whether they admit it or not, as it falls under every “language” category their audit condemns for the church.

Fact #5 about Tim Keller

Tim Keller promotes a non-transforming, powerless gospel. If you doubt me take a listen to this short video (4.32 mins) of Keller peddling his false gospel:

You heard right. Keller makes it pretty clear that the supernatural gospel preached by the apostles is “a magic bullet that doesn’t work anymore.” Outrageous and false.

The true gospel is supernatural and powerful; regeneration is understood as scripture clearly presents it; a new creature with a new heart that produces new desires. It is a miraculous, supernatural transformation:

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

Even down deep to the joints and marrow! The joints and marrow! Oh, the power! And please note the last verse: “a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” The Living Out Christians still desire perverted sex and identify as “same-sex attracted” Christians, because they have never been pierced even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit! How can we withhold God’s all powerful truth from these people?

There was a swift response to the first article, both positive and negative. The following excerpt from one such response from a professing Christian illustrates why we must contend more fervently than ever:

“Should we accept homosexuals into our churches? Yes, we should.”
“Should we demand, that they stop being homosexuals? No, we should not.”

Men like Tim Keller have been very successful in perverting biblical truth by preaching a powerless gospel, and they continue their work to redefine Christianity and de-throne Christ in His church, replacing Him with Baal. But the true church will prevail. Glory be to God.

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4 Comments
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    ToniB 2 weeks ago

    Bradley – I don’t think I questioned your salvation, only your source for truth- true believers can fall into error and suffer the spiritual consequences of doing so, this is why we must stand firm, as I believe the sheep can be led astray by the clever language and clear manipulative tactics of a movement like this. It is very deceptive with a keen power to manipulate our emotions, and corrupt human emotions are the devil’s playground. And as long as they proudly hang onto a sinful identity (and it is pride) they have not been delivered. The church according to scripture is “the called out ones”, regenerate and transformed believers- believers are commanded to defend this truth. The modern, visible church is totally apostate and I do not live under any delusion that it will be reversed- but all who love the truth are called to defend it- whether anyone listens or not. The modern day Christian does not study the scriptures, they get their truth from the latest best seller, and this will be their undoing in the end. I leave you with this: 11 apostles were killed and John exiled to the island of Patmos because the world hated the truth. That has not changed.

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    Toni Brown 2 weeks ago

    Bradley – “Should we demand, that they stop being homosexuals? No, we should not.” is a demonstrably false statement, regardless of what was said before or after the statement. No one is attempting to misrepresent the position, the statement on its own is false. If you read the articles we post you know that we make clear that these folks claim celibacy because of the clear condemnation in scripture, this has been clearly presented in our articles. The problem is that the Bible does not command celibacy, but “and such were some of you”…supernatural transformation, whereby those who have been delivered would never continue to claim such a sinful identity. Does the murderer who has been delivered from the darkness into the glorious light of Christ identify as a ” homicidal attracted Christian”?? It is all nonsense. You acknowledge these folks “are confusing” and since God is not the author of confusion (1 Cor 14:33) you must at the very least entertain the idea that you may well be on the wrong side of this fence.

    You accuse those of us who believe and defend the powerful, supernatural, transforming gospel of the sciptures as being “unforgiving”….I must tell you, Bradley, you speak their language and I warn you to turn to the Bible- only then will you see the truth.

    Regarding discernment blogs and warnings regarding false teachers, you said this: “I usually go away with a heaviness in my spirit”….you make clear that this is not the way it should be. The Bible says the opposite- read the book of Jeremiah, my friend. When one loves the truth, if it has taken root deep down in their soul and it is attacked or misrepresented this is intolerable for the true believer. We are supposed to have “a heaviness in our spirit”, we are supposed to be burdened beyond our comprehension, we are supposed to lose sleep, we are commanded to be willing to die if need be!! I must say, this one statement speaks volumes about your understanding of what it means to be a true Christian. Paul said to the NT churches: “So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day WITH TEARS.” Now here you have a man with a “heaviness” in his spirit; a burden that is keeping him up at night! Read the Bible, then come back to the discernment blog.

    • Bradley 2 weeks ago

      I agree with you Toni that “Should we demand, that they stop being homosexuals? No, we should not.” is a false statement. But I also understand that some people have not come to a perfect understanding of how to explain what they mean. Not everyone is a theologian, myself included. The previous commenter clearly did believe that people should should stop being homosexuals. It seems to me that their main reason for commenting was to say that Christians can struggle with sin, and that we ought to have patience and mercy upon such as do. I know that the Lord’s longsuffering towards me is my salvation.

      The previous article was the first I had read from this website. This was the second. As I said before I know very little about Sam Alberry. If what you say is true, and he genuinely teaches that there is no need of sanctification in the area of homosexuality, then I would agree with you that the man is reprobate. But that is only if your accusations are true. Because as I have said before, people can be misunderstood.

      I did not accuse you of being unforgiving, my main concern is that Christs’ people have a very real tendency to bite and devour one another (Gal 5:14-15). Your hasty attitude to call into question my salvation, judging only from one comment I posted, is a sure sign that at least to some degree you are giving into such a tendency. But I can say with Paul, it is a very small thing for me to be judged by you.

      I know what it is to share Christs’ burden for His church. He weeps for her to return under His wing. But I also know what it is to have joy unspeakable and peace beyond understanding. He truly gives His beloved sleep. Even in the midst of sufferings.

      I would like to remind you of what He told the church of Ephesus:

      “I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” (Rev 2:2-6)

      Just because we are able to point out false teachers and false teaching doesn’t necessarily mean that we are walking with Christ. This is my burden. I live in a country full of churches just like this. Good teaching, sound doctrine, lots of knowledge; all commendable. But very little genuine, Christ-like love.

      I’ll not accuse you of any of this. I’ll leave that between you and the Lord. But I want you to know that I don’t consider you my enemy and I hope that you are truly blessed to know Christ in all His fullness. I seek the same for myself.

  3. Bradley 2 weeks ago

    I’m not a fan of Tim Keller. I don’t know much about Sam Alberry; I do know he doesn’t condone the practice of homosexuality as you have made it seem he does. The way he explains it is confusing. But I would be very careful before condemning the man.

    Also I wanted to include the full context of the comment you quoted. You made it seem the person quoted was condoning the practice of homosexuality. In reality they weren’t:

    “Should we accept homosexuals into our churches? Yes, we should.
    Should we demand, that they stop being homosexuals? No, we should not.
    We should maintain, that homosexuality is a lust to sin, that noone should take pride in or just accept in his life. We should support those struggling with temptations and show them the same mercy, that God does. If he can forgive, who are we not to?”

    I don’t fully agree with the way this commenter describes the sin of homosexuality. But I agree with what they are saying overall.

    I very rarely go on discernment websites now. Even though I agree with most that is said, I usually go away with a heaviness in my spirit. Many of those in the so called discernment ministry have very critical spirits and they almost lessen the importance of the issues they are speaking on by the bitter spirit in which they write about them.

    By the way, I wasn’t aiming this at the writer of this article.

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