Rachel Held Evans: Pretty As a Picture But Slippery As a Snake
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works” (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15).
I write this article in hopes that many parents of young people who are seeking the Truth from the Word of God, will know that the writings and so-called “ministry” of Rachel Held Evans is NOT from our God nor His Word.
Her words are neatly packaged in a form of sweetness and sincerity; but don’t fall for it. She is a servant of the devil, and many vulnerable people are following her right into hell.
We must pray for this woman, that God would reach her and open her eyes and heart to His Truth; and in turn, her followers would see her repentance and be convinced that Rachel erred in her ways, but now has repented of that and is truly following God.
Here is an example of how she became a spokesperson for the Social Justice false gospel:
From a letter written to Evans from a distressed parent:
After this mother had spoken on the negative influences of our society on the young in their music and media, and how our children are being subjected to all manner of satanic influences – the mother said this to Rachel Held Evans:
“Who I fear, Rachel, is you.
You see, you look like a Christian. You talk about Jesus and love and God’s word. You claim faith in Christ. You dress appropriately, you are an engaging speaker, a compelling author, and you seem unashamed to share your faith. On a surface level—the only level that perhaps my young daughter or the thousands of readers who visit your blog every day can discern—you seem legit.
In a nutshell, you are a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
As you have said in your blog,
“For many years, I felt that part of my call as a writer and blogger of faith was to be a different sort of evangelical, to advocate for things like gender equality, respect for LGBT people, and acceptance of science and biblical scholarship within my community.”
Social Justice gospel Wrapped up Neatly in One Pretty Face:
Oh, Rachel – you may be sincere in what you are teaching, but I tell you the truth that you are sincerely WRONG!
You are the face of the Social Justice False gospel, and you are a pied piper of that satanic movement. Your words sound good to a young person who is trying to find God and falls for your sugar-coated heresies. Your young followers are now in the millions.
God help them.
Where is the Gospel of Jesus Christ? And why are you putting your stamp of approval on behaviors which our God has clearly told us are an abomination to Him?
Are you, Rachel Held Evans, like Lucifer when he said:
“For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
To the lowest depths of the Pit” (Isaiah 14:13-15).
Do you propose that you have knowledge greater than God? Why are you telling others that God really didn’t mean what He said about Homosexuality being an abomination to Him?
Your end, if you do not repent, will be as the end of the Evil one and his minions. You will be thrown into the abyss, and you will suffer the torment of a fiery hell which will not burn you up, but will continue to torture you for eternity.
A horrific thought, is it not?
Is this the Gospel according to Rachel? I pray for your Salvation, but I also pray that if the Lord knows that you will never repent, and you will continue to preach these satanic deceptions; I pray that whatever the Lord needs to do to shut you down – will be done.
If that sounds harsh, then know this: I would rather see you not to be able to print or speak your heresies any longer, knowing that many are being kept safe from you!
From Rachel’s Blogsite:
My comments and Scriptures indented
Have we Made the Bible into an Idol?
“Every now and then, I spot the following proclamation on a bumper sticker: “God said it. I believe it. That settles it.” If only Scriptural interpretation were really that easy!
After reading your responses to my post, “When a Theology Just Doesn’t Feel Right,” I felt it appropriate to address the topic of biblical authority, as our discussion often drifted in that direction. I’d like to explore the idea that the way the Bible is being used in modern Christian circles, particularly among conservative evangelicals, may in fact border on idolatry.”
Trusting in The Holy Word of God borders on Idolatry?
God’s Holy Word:
“The entirety of Your word is truth,
And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever” (Psalm 119:160).
“Every word of God is pure;
He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him” (Proverbs 30:5).
Back to Rachel’s comments:
“I believe that the primary purpose of the Bible is to equip us to do good works, not to help us win arguments, not prove other people wrong, and not to support our own lusts for power or domination of others.
I like what Brian McLaren says about this in A Generous Orthodoxy:
Ah! We see that she follows the teachings of one of the fathers of the Emergent church movement, Brian McLaren – VERY TELLING.
“Interestingly, when Scripture talks about itself, it doesn’t use the language we often use in our explanations of its value. For modern Western Christians, words like authority, inerrancy, infallibility, revelation, objective, absolute, and literal are crucial. Many churches or denominations won’t allow people to become members unless they use these words in their description of Scripture…Oddly, I’ve never heard of a church or denomination that asked people to affirm a doctrinal statement like this: The purpose of Scripture is to equip God’s people for good works. Shouldn’t a simple statement like this be far more important than statements with words foreign to the Bible’s vocabulary about itself?” (182-183) source
Both McLaren and Evans completely miss the heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ:
The purpose of Scripture is and has always been:
- For God to tell us about Himself – His Holiness, Love, Justice, Mercy and His standards
- For God to tell us about our sinful nature and how this separates us from Him
- For God to chronicle the lives of his prophets and how they warned His people (the Israelites) to turn from their wicked ways
- For God to prophesy of the One who came to save us (His Son). We cannot save ourselves.
- For God to tell us of the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son as Payment for our Sins to reconcile us to Himself
- For God to tell His people about Signs of the Times and what we should look for before Jesus Christ returns for His people
What about Good Works?
Do not think for a minute that I am saying that Good Works are not important to God. But Rachel has missed the most important part. She has missed the premise of the entire Bible.
God says this about good works as a way of trying to be right with Him:
“But we are all like an unclean thing,
And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;
We all fade as a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind,
Have taken us away” (Isaiah 64:6).
So, when are “good works” expected by the Lord?
James says this clearly, although there has been many a heated discussion as to his meaning:
“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,’ but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead” (James 2:14-17).
Brethren, what James is saying is that when we are saved by Grace through faith in the finished work of Christ – His death, burial and resurrection – God expects good and compassionate “works” to naturally come from the grateful hearts of the redeemed!
But thinking that your good works, no matter how much you give to the poor and help your neighbor, will make you right with God – is just not true!
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’” (John 14:6).
THAT is how we become right with our Father in heaven. And after being born again in Him, it is natural to want to do good and compassionate things for others.
If you have someone in your family or a friend who is following the teachings of this “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” I do hope that you can send this article to them.
I just wrote on the lack of discernment in the church, and this is a prime example. Pray for those who are involved with this woman’s teachings.
Pray for Rachel Held Evans that her spiritual eyes are opened by our Lord.
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