Leftwing Clergy Have Strayed Far from the Gospel

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, May 25, 2001

Leftwing Clergy Have Strayed Far from the Gospel

Leftwing churches stopped preaching the gospel years ago. Their experience can be a lesson to conservative churches that stray too far from the Bible to become involved with agendas.

Recently, the National Council of Churches general secretary, the Rev. Robert Edgar, told a meeting of environmental activists in Washington, "God is calling us to be stewards of this fragile planet Earth and to whisper to our congregations that, 'The ice is melting.' Using the Luke text in which Jesus told fishermen in shallow water to go into deep water, Edgar cited predictions (faulty in my view and in the view of many scientists who are ignored) that global warming could melt ice caps and raise the sea to disastrous levels. He said, "Minds are frozen about the environmental degradation."

It would appear that where liberal clergy are concerned, minds are also frozen to the gospel. Besides, if you don't believe the Bible is God's Word, why should anyone pay attention to what Rev. Edgar misinterprets from it?