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. The Bible calls it sheep’s clothing and it would do the church well for believers to familiarize themselves with how very clever and deceptive this sheep’s clothing can appear! Keller epitomizes the Jude 1:4 warning to believers: “For certain men have crept in UNAWARES.”
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.
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:
(of a person) sexually attracted to people of one’s own sex
Note that homosexuality is defined by the DESIRE, not the physical act, yet they refuse to use the definitionally accurate term, as they would be quickly and clearly exposed for teaching unbiblical doctrine so the language manipulation is necessary. It is an attempt to soften the reality that they actually identify as homosexual Christians who claim to practice forced celibacy. This is a direct rejection of biblical regeneration and must be exposed and rejected. 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” (homosexual) Christians, because they have never been pierced even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit! How can we withhold God’s all-transforming, 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.
Written by Toni Brown – Check her website out – HERE