The Social Gospel movement has been operative since the late 1800s. The Social Gospel movement attempts to apply "Christian ethics" to social problems. The Social Gospel Movement is an attempt to establish the Kingdom of the Heavens on earth by human means. Originally, there was a kind of end-times theology attached to the Social Gospel that predicted that the return of Christ could only happen after human beings got rid of all the social ills. The Social Gospel became associated and still remain associated with progressivism and liberalism. The movement declined for a while but revived in the rebelion of the 1960s.
The Social Gospel tends to focus on using the government to coerce believers and unbelievers alike, usually through taxation and regulation, to support liberal and progressive goals. Some of these seem good on the surface. Who could argue against helping the poor. Yet, because God is not in their efforts, they destroy instead of helping. The social welfare system, for instance, has destroyed the inner-city homes. It pushed women into prostitution. It pushed men into gangs where they kill or else are killed. We can see the results of the Social Gospel in the destruction of the home, the rampant immorality and violence, the envy of Socialism, the rebelliousness against all authority, and many other social ills that have been made far worse because of the efforts of those who pushed the Social Gospel.
The Social Gospel will often proclaim that Jesus came to do away with the problems in society. Jesus said, "Things will become worse and worse and then the end will come."
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