Gabe Hughes: Christianity and the Culture

Gabe Hughes Gabe Hughes, pastor of Junction City First Southern Baptist Church, author, and creator of WWUTT returns for his fourth episode of Echo Zoe Radio. Using a handful of his WWUTT videos as convenient sub-topics, we discuss Christianity and the Culture, or how we should interact with the culture around us with a Biblical mindset.

An Outline of the Discussion

  • (5:39) The things of this world cannot bring us true joy. When we get what we want, we move on to the next thing to want.
  • We need reminders of Heaven! We’re not meant for this world.
  • Regardless of where we stand on the Sabbath (still commanded or not,) it’s refreshing to take a sabbath & worship with others.
  • (22:54) Diversity isn’t inherently good or bad, but we don’t celebrate false religions.
  • Seeker teachers say that “doctrine divides,” but Jesus said that he came not to bring peace, but a sword (he game specifically to divide) (Matthew 10:34.)
  • If our religion os merely the means by which we bolster our worldly experience, we “become so Earthly minded, we’re of no Heavenly good.”
  • We are responsible to be faithful to God’s Word and preach the Gospel in soundness, not as we think it should sound.
  • (33:37) We don’t actually want justice. Justice means our destruction and being cast into Hell forever.
  • Social justice gets people riled up and feeling victimized in order to sell them a solution.
  • Social justice is Cultural Marxism. There’s a deliberate strategy behind it.
  • If Social justice went by it’s actual name – Cultural Marxism – young Christians wouldn’t get lured into it.
  • (42:07) Micro aggressions are a Social justice shame game. Game likens it to the secular version of original sin.
  • They are graceless and vicious.
  • We, as Christians, should have nothing to do with this because it’s completely contrary to the instructions we’re given in the Bible as to how we are to regard one another.
  • Because the philosophy of microaggression mimics the Biblical teaching of original sin, it can be deceptive to immature Christians.
  • A key to microaggression theory is “intersectionality.”
  • In Phlippians 3, Paul listed off all the reasons he should, by the logic of those opposing him, boast in himself. However, he doesn’t boast in that, he boasts in Christ instead.
  • The Christian, regardless of circumstance, should never have more than one point on his or her intersectionality list: that he/she is in Christ.
  • (54:46) Everything that the world has to entice us with is a counterfeit of what God has ordained. As such, socialism is enticing because it rips off the Biblical worldview (and turns it on its head.)
  • Social justice is a political position, though we don’t normally think of it as such.
  • Socialism empowers an elite group by dividing groups and pitting them against each other, whereas the Gospel unites dissimilar people in Christ.
  • For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

    Titus 3:3–7 – ESV

Scriptures Referenced
  • 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Romans 1
  • Romans 3:21-26
  • 1 John 3:2
  • Matthew 10:34
  • Matthew 5:44
  • Philippians 2:3
  • Romans 15:1-2
  • Ephesians 4:12-16
  • 1 John 1:9
  • 1 Timothy 4:3-5
  • Colossians 3:13-15
  • Psalm 19:12
  • Matthew 5:48
  • Philippians 3:4-6
  • Philippians 2:14
  • James 1:2-3
  • 2 Timothy 2:25
  • Colossians 3:11
  • Titus 3:3-7
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