Updated: May 22
The initial exposure of Tim Keller is found here: The Gospel Coalition Leader Tim Keller, Embraces Evolution.
Tim Keller is pastor of the Redeemer megachurch in New York City, and chairman and co-founder of Redeemer City to City a ministry supposedly to help train pastors to plant churches, while doing mostly the opposite, further corrupting the beliefs, doctrines, and practices of these "pastors" in preparation for their carnal and unBiblical service around the world and planting Laodicea-type churches. Keller is considered an apologist, a defender of the Christian faith, which would be rolling-on-the-floor laughable if it weren’t so seriously egregious …damnable egregious. He is in fact an apologist and prominent leader of the woke church movement in evangelicalism, which is already heretical enough as it is. He is also co-founder (together with D.A. Carson) of The Gospel Coalition (TGC) and one of its leadership along with many extremely heretical and apostate council members (such as John Piper, Alistar Begg [the heretical pastor of the heretical Gettys), Mark Dever, Moody Church pastor Erwin Lutzer, and Southern Baptists Russell Moore and Al Mohler), a political organization which aims to move poor evangelicals even further away from the severely scant, weak and horribly compromised Biblical and conservative mooring they barely hold on to. One finds absolutely massive amounts of reasons to openly and publicly reject TGC, a thoroughly heretical, wicked and woke organization, and not only so, but to expose the wolves in sheep’s clothing that are associated with this ungodly agnostic group, from top to bottom. Though Keller is most certainly a wolf in sheep’s clothing (Matt 7:15), he isn’t totally stupid. He knows exactly how to satisfy the itch that people have in their lusts (2 Tim 4:3-4).
TGC says they love doctrine, but what we discern is massive amounts of unsound doctrine and blatant heresy, and neither do they separate from false doctrine or heresy, ecumenically yoking with ungodly and apostate people and organizations, even ones as bad as Roman Catholicism, which they call “Full-Blooded Version of Christianity” (source). Reformed Theology/Calvinism on its own is not biblically sound by any stretch of the imagination. It purveys unsound doctrine and fables concerning soteriology, ecclesiology, eschatology, hermeneutics, sanctification, and other doctrine, beguiling the undiscerning ears of false professors "through philosophy and vain deceit" (Col 2:8, 4). It is heresy built upon the heretical and unregenerate “church fathers” such as Augustine, Origin, and others, and embraces "Protestants fathers" such as John Calvin, Martin Luther, and Zwingli, with all their heresies, including infant baptism and baptismal regeneration. It is a path to Replacement Theology (the church is Israel) which is major apostasy and immediately revealing of a unsaved false pretender. It is also a pathway to Amillennialism and the rejection of Christ’s return to rule the world for a thousand years, which further exposes a hypocritical, unredeemed nature since every true blood-bought grace-saved born-again saint of God knows the truth and understands the truth (1 Jn. 2:20-21, 27) and doesn’t embrace blatant heresy and unBiblical doctrine and thus believes the many passages of Scripture that speak of Christs second coming (1 Th. 1:9-10; 4:13-5:11; 1 Cor. 1:6-7) and Millennial reign as King (e.g. 1 Cor. 15:25; Is. 32:1, 11:4-5; Ps. 72:8; Rev. 20:1-14), seeing that the Millennial kingdom is foretold throughout the OT and is the re-establishment of Israel’s fallen throne, described in such passages as Ps. 69:35-36; 72:1-20; 86:9; Is. 11:25-27; 35; 60-66; Jer. 23:5-6; 30–33; Ezk. 40–48; Dan. 7; Ho. 2:14-23; 3:4-5; 14:4-8; Jon. 2:18–3:21; Am. 9:11-15; Oba. 15-21; Mic. 2:12-13; 4:1-13; 5:4-15; 7:7-20; Zeph. 3:9-20; Hag. 2:6-9; Ze. 1:16-17; 2:1-13; 3:8-10; 8:1–10:12; 12:1-14:21; Mal. 3:1-6; 4:1-3. To get to Replacement Theology and Amillennialism, the terribly heretical methodology of Bible interpretation known as Allegoricalism or spiritualizing Scripture has to be adopted and incorporated into their manner of reading and teaching the Bible, meandering into spiritual gymnastics and bringing great confusion and contradiction to the Word of God. Practically all religious cults, including the Mennonites (noted amongst the more traditional / Old Order sect such as Sommerfelder's and Old Colony), embrace heresies such as Amillennialism and Replacement Theology and Allegoricalism, and of course there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for it.
This is a necessary exposé of Keller considering his huge influence on vulnerable and simple minded minds via books, blogs, and conference speaking, his books reaching the top 10 of the New York Times bestseller list.
Here are further examples of Keller's wolf in sheep's clothing nature.
Keller's Ecumenicalism and False Gospel Reveals His Wolf Nature
A good inclination of how bad things are at the TGC is when the top of the food chain, the founder himself, Mr. Tim Keller, the alpha feminist leader of the pack of wolves, proclaims that the comedian Stephen Colbert’s horribly corrupted and perverted false “gospel” is the truth and enough to proclaim him as a Christian. Just. Wow. Tim Keller took to Twitter to affirm the faith and “Christian” witness of Colbert. Colbert is a televangelist for the Branch Covidian Cult. He is bought by Pfizer and holds no Christian convictions in his political beliefs. He is the typical run of the mill heretic in these last days that uses Christianity as a crutch. Yet Tim Keller point touts him as a positive example of Christian witness. Even calling Colbert a comedian would imply that he is funny. He’s not.
Back in Feb of 2022, Keller publicly proclaims that the Roman Catholic faith of Stephen Colbert is true Biblical faith and notice how horribly compromised this false teacher is, conforming the Bible to the culture:
Tim Keller claims that the gospel was presented in Colbert’s answer. It wasn’t. Nothing even close to the gospel was presented in Colbert’s reply. He very obviously does not know what a true witness for Christ is, having rejected the objective truth of God's Word many moon's ago. The only mention of Jesus was Colbert hoping that Jesus would let funny people into Heaven, in which case Colbert is still without salvation. Tim Keller then went on a seven tweet rant about how the gospel was there via “contextualization.” It still wasn’t and it shows how horribly perverted the gospel is of this accursed man (Gal 1:6-9).
Keller is an ecumenical heretic that clearly doesn’t know the difference between truth and error, between clean and unclean. This affirmation of the "faith" and "witness" of a pagan Catholic "televangelist" is just another piece of evidence exposing his nature as a wolf in sheep's clothing (Matt 7:15), as a minister of Satan who masquerades as a minister of righteousness (2 Cor 11:12-15).
Another example of his ecumenical tendencies and absence of discernment is noted in his book, Reasons for God, where Keller writes:
“The greatest champion in our era [Martin Luther King, Jr.] knew the antidote to racism was not less Christianity, but a deeper and truer Christianity.”
Keller was speaking of MLK as a great and important representative of true Christianity and thus a true gospel, even though MLK was an utter heretic and apostate, who denied many books of the Bible and the inspiration of the Bible; denounced and denigrated the Word of God and praised pagan literature instead; rejected the virgin birth of God the Son; rejected the deity and Sonship of Christ; denied the Trinity and the substitutionary atonement of Christ and the second coming of Christ, which he rejected as superstition because they did not fit his notions of modern science; outright rejected the gospel of Jesus Christ claiming that Christ didn’t triumph over death, Hell, and the grave, and claimed that Christ taking our sins upon Himself on the cross was “bizarre” and immoral; etc. MLK was also utterly immoral and wicked, a pathological liar and cheat, and a Communist/Marxist.
Keller has spent much time platforming the works of Roman Catholic mystics and theologians and heretics such as Flannery O’Connor and Peter Kreeft, which makes sense seeing he actively promotes contemplative mysticism/centering prayer (a.k.a. “wordless prayer”), which is a method of emptying one’s mind into solitude and silent meditation. In a 2009 class, Keller’s church taught a course called The Way of the Monk which involved several dangerous practices including contemplative prayer:
"Do you long for the great theology in your head to be more real to your heart? Come discover age-old methods of contemplative prayer and worship that can help you encounter Christ in a more intimate, experiential way. In this hands-on workshop, you will experience the ancient art of chanting the Psalms (they were meant to be sung!), embark on a practice of authentic Christian meditation, discover how a simple, time-honored tool can help unleash the prayer warrior in you, learn what a typical monastic day is like and how you can make your own, private retreat at a monastery, and much more!"
Contemplative mysticism/centering prayer, which originates in eastern religion, is not of God, is not Biblical, but demonic.
This is unsurprising considering Keller's infatuation with Roman Catholic authors and practices (which isn't unusual amongst "evangelicalism" today and their popular but heretical false teachers), another clear indication of Kellers apostasy and unregeneracy. Roman Catholicism is an extremely unscriptural, cultish and heretical/apostate wicked group of so-called churches, with an antichrist leading them. His love for this extremely apostate cult and "great whore . . . THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" (Rev 17-18 — large cap emphasis original to God's Word) is plainly evident in his book The Reason for God (2012), wherein he quotes and refers to Catholic theologians and philosophers frequently, passionately, and non-critically. In his definition of what he would consider true Christians, he includes Roman Catholics and Greek Orthodox. Wow, that point alone tells us that he was an unsaved man, who clearly did not understand the truth of Scripture or possess any spiritual discernment and thus absent of the indwelling Spirit of God. Yes, indeed, he was a false professor, false teacher and utter heretic. In the book he quotes Catholic philosopher Peter Kreeft, Catholic author Mary Flannery O’Conner, Catholic mystic Simone Weil, Polish Catholic poet Czeslaw Milosz, and Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, whose doctrine Keller calls “orthodox” (p. 66). He also quotes from Malcolm Muggeridge, J.R.R. Tolkien, and G.K. Chesterton. None of these people held to the true gospel of grace alone without works. They trusted in a works gospel of baptism and sacraments for salvation, and believed in a catalog of heresies and false teachings and practices. The whole catalog is a textbook on heresy. In his lecture series What Is Meditation? Keller promotes the contemplative prayer techniques of four Catholic “saints”: Loyola, Francis de Sales, John of the Cross, and Teresa of Avila. He says, “The best things that have been written are by Catholics during the Counter Reformation. Great stuff!” This lecture series was promoted on The Gospel Coalition website.
Of course horrible heresies in Tim Keller’s world and the TGC isn’t anything new. That’s how they habitually flow and you dare not question the narrative.
These are only a few of literally thousands of examples. His life reflects one of disobedience and rebellion against God's Word, noted here particularly in the area of ecumenicalism and rejection of the doctrine of separation, a doctrine intricately tied to salvation as noted in 2 Cor 6:14-18 amongst other Scripture. This passage penned by the theologian of separation, Paul the Apostle, reflects the Biblical position — in salvation we separate. When Paul gave up Pharisaism, by repentance and faith in Christ and thus converted to Christ, he didn't give up separation. One could say he doubled down on actual separation, godly separation, because no one represents it more in the NT than the Apostle Paul. Separation isn't Pharisaical. The Apostle Paul didn't give up separation. He gave up the self-righteous separation of the Pharisees, which was a separation to show others how much better they were than others, comparing themselves with men (cf. 2 Cor 10:12). What set the Pharisees apart was not biblical practice, but traditions that were not required by scripture. They were showy traditions that emphasized the easiest ways to manifest a faux righteous behaviour. They weren't even obeying scripture. No one is a Pharisee for interpreting, believing, and applying scripture. The Pharisees weren't doing that, which is why Jesus asked them continually in the gospels, "Have ye not read?" (Matt. 12:3, 5; etc), since it seemed like they hadn't even read the book, they were so far off in their understanding of it. When He corrected their perversion of the OT in the Sermon on the Mount, He started by saying, "It hath been said." What was said in scripture was true; it was their corruptions that were not true.
The idea of separation itself, subsisting within the carcass of Pharisaism, was correct and the Apostle Paul taught it in nearly every one of his epistles and implied it in all. In Romans he said, mark and avoid (Rom 16:17-18). In 1 Corinthians he said, not to keep company with someone who calls himself a brother, but is still continuing in sin (1 Cor 5:11), just like you don’t continue with people living in sin without any pretence of religion (1 Cor 5:12-13). In 2 Cor 6:14-17 he said, come out from among them and be ye separate, a call to salvation that produces a characteristic separation in the Christian life (2 Cor 7:1). In Galatians he said, if any many preach any other gospel, let him be accursed (Gal 1:6-9) and then a few verses later demanded separation from false brethren promoting false gospels (Gal 2:4-5). In Ephesians, he said, have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them (Eph 5:11). He implied separation in Phil 3:18-19 from false teachers and in 2 Th 3:14, the theologian of separation said to separate from brethren who do not obey the Word of God. In 1 Tim 6, he said to withdraw your self from those who do certain things, and do not obey the wholesome words of Christ and the doctrine of godliness. In 2 Tim 2, he said to purge oneself from vessels of dishonour. God will separate every unrepentant unbeliever from Himself into the lake of fire along with the devil and His angels. He had separated Noah and his family by water and the ark from every other soul on the entire planet.
Paul was a former Pharisee, and He knew and taught Christians to separate. Separation isn't Pharisaical. If you are not separating, then you are blatantly disobeying scripture and those who do this without genuine repentance, which results in corrective action, prove themselves to be unsaved (cf. Jn 14:23-24; 1 Jn 2:3-5). If you disobey scripture, and then act like you do obey it, you're being a Pharisee. Don't say your obeying scripture, when you won't practice biblical separation. Bear in mind, Scripture makes it clear that no Pharisee is saved.
I want to give bit of extra attention to 2 Cor 6:14-18, a passage applicable to the unsaved, and a reminder to the truly saved. It’s at salvation that we “come out from among them,” and “separate” and “touch not the unclean thing;” and God “receive[s] [us],” (v. 17) and He becomes our “Father” and we His “sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (v. 18). The call here by God is a call to salvation, which was absent in some of the Corinthians (cf. 1 Cor 3:1-4; 6:1-10; 2 Cor 12:20-13:5; etc). Since these things do not occur after salvation (I.e. God doesn’t become our Father and we His children at some point after salvation as we faithfully practice separation, but rather at the very moment of salvation), separation is clearly an element of our repentance and salvation. Since the truly repentant sinner in his surrender to Jesus Christ as Lord, separated—turned—from such things noted in 2 Cor 6:14-16 — “idols,” “Belial,” “unrighteousness,” “unbelievers,” “infidels,”“darkness,” he henceforth characteristically lives a life of separation from sin, the world, from error and unbelievers, whilst attending a Bible-believing and practicing Biblical church that practices ecclesiastical separation (cf. Rom 16:17-18; Phil 3:17-19; 1 Tim 6:3-5; 2 Jn 1:9-11; Rev 2-3; etc). This is another clear proof how we know many evangelicals, protestants and the like are unsaved today. They will not only not separate, they reject separation, but they can’t “stop the facade,” just like an Ethiopian can’t change his skin (Jer 13:23). God is a God of separation and for mankind it genuinely starts with conversion.
Keller denies, despises and destroys separation in his love for ecumenicalism and the things God hates.
Keller's Has a Serious Problem With Biblical Obedience, Revealing His Wolf Nature
At the beginning of every year, over the previous nine years, this liberal so-called Protestant “pastor,” has a ritualistic tradition of egregiously tweeting against Biblical obedience, which is the very purpose of God saving the sinner, and thus a blatant diabolical attack not only on true salvation but also on the very character of God and His Word. In the tweet, Tim Keller falsely asserts that obedience to God’s law is often a strategy for rebellion against God.
The 2023 edition is as follows:
Tweets from previous years:
The fact he repeats the same message at the beginning of year for nine years, is very strange in itself. But it does fit well into heretical neo-evangelicalism, most of who live in rebellion against Gods Word, not obeying the Word of God, while professing to be "Christian." They're not, though they may profess by mouth. The "Jesus" that majority of these have embraced is the same "Jesus" of Keller, which is "another Jesus" (2 Cor 11:4), evident in their disobedience and rebellion to God's Word (and then excusing it as well), since obedience to Scripture is a major evidence of true conversion:
"And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him." (1 Jn 2:3-5).
"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me." (Jn 14:23-24)
Words couldn't be any clearer. This sort of teaching is found absolutely everywhere in God's Word, hundreds of times over. Every truly saved person obeys God's Word because he or she loves the Lord. Its a guarantee. It will happen. Read Num. 15:39-41; De. 12:32; 13:3-4; 26:16-19; 1 Sam. 15:22-23; 1 Ki. 8:23, 57-58, 61; Ps. 103:17-22; Eccl 12:13; Matt. 7:20-21, 24-27; 12:47-50; Mk. 3:31-35; 4:21; Lk. 17:10; Jn. 7:16-18; 8:31-32, 51; 10:25-27; 14:15, 21-24; 15:10-14; 17:6; 2 Cor. 2:9; Eph. 2:10; Heb. 10:36; Jam. 1:22-25; 2:14-26; Jam. 5:7-11; I Jn. 2:3-6, 15-17; 3:22-24; 5:1-3; 2 Jn. 1:5-6; Rev. 22:14-15.
The ones in rebellion against God are those who disobey and rebel against God's Word. Thus, Keller is a diabolical liar, appearing as light and a "minister of righteousness" while factually being a servant of Satan (2 Cor 11:12-15; Jn 8:44).
Keller's False Gospel Reveals His Wolf Nature
There are many corrupted elements to Kellers false gospel, including the social justice "gospel" which he was pushing as an alternative to the true saving gospel of Jesus Christ long before the woke church movement became popular, like many other popular but similarly heretical "evangelicals." Tim Keller has redefined the gospel to include social justice. In one sermon, he answered the posed question “How do you know you’re saved by faith?” with a gospel of social justice, stating,
"You care about the poor. When you see people without resources, your heart goes out to them. If it doesn’t, maybe you’re saved, but you’re lacking the evidence of salvation. Justification leads to justice. Justice is the sign of justification. It’s all through the Bible."
While the Scriptures do teach evidence, fruit and works as evidence of true conversion (in John's epistles for instance), the Scriptures do not teach that a work that is contrary to biblical teaching on justice–is evidence of salvation but the very opposite, evidence of a false teacher. Keller advocacy for a false conflation of Biblical justice and “social justice” translates into a perverted gospel (Gal 1:6-7), which means he is accursed (Gal 1:8-9), though there are many other aspects to Keller's false gospel. He is merely propagating the heresy taught by the early 20th-century theologian, Walter Rauschenbusch who wrote A Theology For the Social Gospel.
Tim Keller Promotes Biblical Critical Theory, Revealing His Wolf Nature
Tim Keller is renown for having a rather cryptic social media presence. In an instance of not speaking in conundrums, Keller came out and promoted Chris Watkin’s lecture on “developing a biblical critical theory.” (source). In other words, an apologetic for heresy and atheism. Putting the word “biblical” in front of something that is not biblical is oxymoronic, like putting the word "Christian" in front of "Christian Rock Music." Watkins redefines Critical Theory in a long rambling lecture as Third Wayism. Third Wayism is is an attack on objectivity, most specifically the objective line between good and evil, truth and error.
“Lots of confusion out there over Critical Theory. See this helpful lecture by Chris Watkin. It not only explains what a critical theory is, it shows that its possible to develop a biblical critical theory.”
Its Keller's trojan horse to infiltrate Christianity with the heretical, divisive and unBiblical Critical Race Theory, soft peddling evil CRT to make it appear biblical. The entire sermon that Keller is promoting here, is done by an ungodly heretic that only references evil unregenerate people who seek to destroy Biblical Christianity, including the wicked psychoheretic Sigmund Freud (a man whose ideology and ungodly worldview were a severe detriment to humanity and the destruction of countless souls) and Immanuel Kant, a devout heretic and atheist (ibid). Freud believed that mankind was nothing but their base sexual desires, a denial of the Biblical truth that man is made in God's image. Watkins attempts to salvage the work of Freud by saying he was right about the presence of an unconscious self. The entire ear-bleeding speech offered practically no Biblical reference or true Biblical interpretation on the subject.
Watkins claims that everything we encounter is going to have some element of good and evil in it, and that the only completely evil being is the devil. This obfuscates that which is objectively evil on earth, and the nature of unredeemed man, in whom is nothing good or righteous (Rom 3:10-18; Is 64:6). For instance, there is nothing redeemable about Maoism, Branch Covidianism, Hinduism or Islam. These are false gospels, amongst many other false gospels. But Chris Watkins believes in finding redeemable elements in order to use this as a tool for apologetics, which is corrupting the Word of God.
Amos asked the question,
"Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" (Am 3:3)
They can't is the obvious rhetorical answer, and the liberal Tim Keller walks with some pretty ungodly and heretical fellows.
The truth is, what these things reveal is that Tim Keller is a pig on lipstick. Fully "dog" and fully "swine" (Matt 7:6; Phil 3:2; 2 Pet 2:22), the only two natures he has actually ever known. Those that do not have the discernment to judge the evil works and heresies of this heretic, are very likely in the same shoes as him (cf. 1 Cor 2:15; Jn 7:24).
Keller's Attack on God's Word and God as Creator, in More Ways than Evolution
Evolution is one means of attacking God as Creator, noted previously with Tim Keller’s skewed acceptance of this egregious and ungodly philosophy, even believing that Genesis is a work of poetry as opposed to a historical event and that sin existed in the world before Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden. What Keller promotes is theistic evolution, which is essentially a "Christianized" version of the evolutionary worldview that completely contradicts what the Scriptures actually teach about Creation. He argues that Christians must compromise and present the Scriptures to a way that seems compatible with science to those who do not believe in Biblical Creation. Apparently doubt is normal and healthy and its solution is to reconcile the secular view of evolution with the biblical creation account, something he pushed heavily in his heretical and ungodly book The Reason For God published in 2008. Quite evidently, Keller rejects the truthfulness and reliability of Scripture and calls into question many critical doctrines of Scripture such as the fallen nature of man, the curse the world is under because of sin, the doctrine of Christ's virgin birth and His resurrection. Keller is a heretical and ungodly faux "Christian," that must be rejected and exposed (Ti 3:10-11; Rom 16:17)!
Sadly, but revealing, more than ever evangelicals and even some professing fundamentalists are believing in evolution. The Bible however doesn't read evolution, regardless of how some prominent evangelicals are working at making evolution acceptable to their listeners.
The Word of God emphasizes God as Creator. God Himself elevates His work of creation. He desires recognition and glory for what He did and then continues to do in sustaining the creation. Believing in Him as Creator is one vital aspect of believing in Him. In other words, denying His creation means you don't believe in Him.
The Bible opens (Gen 1:1) and closes with God creating (Rev 21:1). We see this all over the the Bible.
"By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him."
"For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker."
"The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him : and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men."
We don't worship the Lord without acknowledgement of His creation, and God is seeking for true worshipers to worship Him (Jn 4:23-24). It's not difficult to see that denying creation is a part of apostasy (2 Pet 3:13). Paul said that the unbeliever under God's wrath worships and serves the creation rather than the Creator (Rom 1:20). Creation on a root level declares that God is in fact God (Is 45:18). Heaven's population declares Him worthy because He created all things (Rev 4:11). We should concern ourselves with the faith of those who attack or deny God's creation.
Consider several other ways that men today attack or deny God's creation, and, therefore, God as Creator.
An argument for homosexuality is one against God's creation, as clearly seen in Rom 1:21-32. But Tim Keller’s Redeemer Church calls for more same sex intimacy in Churches (video), in a video with Rebecca McLaughlin, a lesbian whose evil beliefs include feminism, identity politics, repenting of racial ‘privilege’, and homosexuality (LGBTQEVIL+) rights. She gives zero mention of repentance or sin. In fact, McLaughlin regularly boasts before large audiences of the desires that God calls vile affections (Rom. 1:26), while rigorously denying and rejecting God’s words. You will not hear her speak of evil desire, sinful passion, impure lust, dishonourable passion, or a debased mind, even though the Bible does (Col. 3:5, Rom. 7:5, Rom. 1:24–26, Rom. 1:28). McLaughlin prefers the terms “Same Sex Attraction” and “messy.” This is who Keller sat down with in interview, but that comes as no surprise since this is one of the debased and heretical spokespersons that represent The Gospel Coalition. She made the identical presentation at the TGC Conference in 2019. Even the so-called conservative Albert Mohler's Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Bookstore sells the book of this wicked and unregenerate feminist and homosexual, platformed on a top shelf. The truth is, Mohler is an ungodly, unregenerate wolf in sheep's clothing, just like Keller, maybe even worse, for truck loads of reasons, not excluding this photo of Mohler's “favorite section of the new bookstore at Southern Seminary” which rack was loaded with woke "theology," including the book by the wicked and unregenerate feminist McLaughlin. The apostasy is deep at the SBC.
In the past Keller has made very soft statements on homosexuality in sermons, not condemning it or calling it out clearly, claiming that such conversations are better to be had in private and not in a public sermon. Not ironic considering his posture on evolution. This would also help explain the numerical growth of Keller's church in NY City. This kind of attitude and action leads to some bad statistics on young evangelicals and homosexuality.
When you see a fast rising acceptance of sodomite marriage in Western Nations, you think about professing evangelicals. The "millennials," those whose oldest are approaching thirty, have been polled and 44% of them support homosexual marriage, and that was 10 years ago! (source). That's bad, but 19% of evangelicals overall support it. According to a Pew Research poll in 2015, 30% of Southern Baptists agree that “homosexuality should be accepted by society” (“Nearly Third of Southern Baptists,” Pulpitandpen.org, Dec. 18, 2015). Keller's promoting homosexuality (which is what someone does when not opposing it), and endorsing the books of sodomites like Greg Johnson, the teaching "elder" at Memorial Presbyterian Church in the St. Louis area, correlate to these statistics. For Keller, this is both an advertisement stunt (to bring more into the embattled and apostate Presbyterian Church in America) and a "bold stand." God created male and female and He made the woman for man, not a man for the man, just to remind us of the obvious.
2. Egalitarian Marriages and Relationships and Roles.
Closely related to evolution and homosexuality are marriages that attack or deny the God ordained roles. We've got feminist theologians now and they have made great headway, such as Beth Moore, Joyce Myer, and others, being lapped up by obedient dogs everywhere. Females assume many roles over men throughout society. Male headship and female submission are part of God's creation. He designed man as head over woman. You've got homosexuals and now you've also got metrosexuals. Men are more like women today. Effeminate. They have a certain fastidiousness to their clothes and hair, talk with a slight lisp, and have a lot of girlfriends. This is a new norm. Mr. Mom at home also reflects this—dad in the apron. Without a role, you've probably noticed, boys become aimless, not knowing how to act anymore. It seems that you either have a fake manhood or little manhood. Real manhood is disappearing. To remind you of Scripture, roles are based on creation order (1 Tim 2:13; 1 Cor 11:8-9). Attacks or denials of comple-mentarianism, separate roles for men and women, are attacks or denials of God as Creator.
3. Unisex Dress or Gender-Indistinctive Clothing.
"Christians" are some of the strongest advocates today for unisex dress and gender-indistinctive clothing, and that includes Tim Keller. They take no position on De 22:5 and 1 Cor 11:3-16. They have relegated it to something ancient and closed off by history. Women that profess Christ have butch haircuts and wear pants. Men support it, even though the women are actually outwardly appearing as transgenders. Herein we see the hypocrisy when neo-evangelicals open their mouths against the transgender movement in our day -- they're wives and women have been practicing this for many decades already. The men support it to elevate female happiness over biblical obedience. These appearance issues are about God's design in His creation again. I believe the last two points here proceed from this one. Of course, a wrong belief comes first, but in practice, the appearance precedes the egalitarianism. Men won't fight this now for the same reason Keller won't preach against homosexuality. They don't want to deal with those consequences. But what about God? I believe God sees this abuse as equal to homosexuality. Equal. I'm basing that on the use of the word “abomination.” God wants to be supported as Creator. Not doing so is akin to not believing in Him. And how is this any different than the transgenderism we see today? Its not.
4. Ungodly and UnBiblical Music, Art, and Literature.
Yes, Christian acceptance of rock and rap and other worldly music, including CCM and Country, is an attack on God as Creator. At the root of it is a denial of Divine aesthetics, objective beauty, and then acceptance of fleshly lusts as a form of worship. There is one God, one truth, one goodness, and one beauty. To make beauty amoral, to subjectivelize beauty, is a rejection of God's creation. Pre-enlightenment moral imagination saw God's creation as the model for beauty. It was beautiful if it reflected God's Divine nature and His order. But that time has come and gone. Ugly is the new lovely. All of these are related.
Their music isn't conviction based. It is feeling based. God as Creator however is also Controller. That's why a well-known presuppositionalist (and Reformed-Calvinist-Neo-Evangelical heretic), like Douglas Wilson, really a fake one based on this issue alone, and many conservative evangelical's fight to keep their tunes, the flesh still running the temple. He's got lots of rock on his playlist and you've got a disorder if you criticize. That's part of his serrated edge for the insiders. Oh, if it's good rock, well done rock. But love of rock contradicts presuppositionalism. It's a bow to relative beauty.
Its also a love of the world and self, neither of which are characteristics found in regenerate people (cf. 1 Jn 2:15-17; 2 Tim 3:1-5). Man worships himself as Creator. Evangelicalism and a majority of fundamentalism are already there. And another big chunk of fundamentalism doesn't care. You wondering how a one world religion will happen? Wonder no more.
Not believing what Scripture says, literally, and rather forcing humanistic and ungodly worldly philosophies into scripture is not only representative of an unbeliever but it’s also evil hypocrisy. But we know this also from many other things these charismatic “theologians” say, in their flattery of "good words and fair speeches" (Rom 16:18). I don’t understand how any professing believer would read or listen to these individuals. They don’t preach the truth because they don’t have the truth (Pr 8:8-9; 22:20-21; 1 Jn 2:20-21). People need to stop treating the Keller’s and the others from The Gospel Coalition as anything but wolves in sheep’s clothing. Separate from these heretics and all others that corrupt Gods Word and reject its truth, even only in subtle ways, and reject embracing a pure and holy separated Christianity as the Bible proclaims everywhere.
Of one thing I have no doubt. Lest the wolf in sheep's clothing Tim Keller truly and genuinely repents and is born again, the final words he will hear from the Lord Jesus Christ will be...
"I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matt 7:23)