For the Deliverance of the Body of Christ from Social Justice Captivity
What does it mean to be Free?
Centuries ago, Christians in the Free Church movement refused to let governments control them. They served only one Lord. But today, the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) and other evangelical churches in the land of the free and home of the brave are in danger of falling into captivity. Governors are exerting control from without, and worse still, a deceitful ideology is creeping into churches and controlling them from within.
Social justice promises liberty and justice for all, but it is actually a yoke of slavery. Churches that go the way of social justice, considering themselves "woke," soon find themselves bound. But it's not too late to turn and be free.
Will the EFCA and our evangelical brothers go WOKE, or will the Lord set us WOKE-FREE?
About the Author:
Pastor Jeff Kliewer is pastor of Cornerstone Church in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, an Evangelical Free Church in America (EFCA). He lived in deep inner-city Philadelphia, doing urban youth ministry within a few miles of Eric Mason, for close to a decade. He experienced personally the spiritual impact of individuals swept away in social justice, with handfuls abandoning the true gospel of Jesus Christ for this false counterfeit.
Every denomination has had to confront Critical Race Theory in the last 5 years, and few institutions have stood strong against the Social Justice Gospel movement. The EFCA has remained orthodox, yet started requiring their pastors attend an online Diversity Equity and Inclusion training. Jeff asked questions and started getting the run around so wrote Woke-Free Church to clearly present these concerns. For this, Kliewer was brought under church discipline on 4 counts.
The first was Christian Nationalism which he was found not guilty. The second charge was misrepresentation, which he presumed refers to either the EFCA or certain pastors mentioned. The third charge was attitude, to which Kliewer credits thinking that he’s right, which is not a sin issue. The fourth charge was influence, also not a sin issue. His ministry credential being threatened in this type of congregational polity “defrocking”.