Here is a definition that sums it up:
Liberation theology is a school of theology within Christianity, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church. It emphasizes the Christian mission to bring justice to the poor and oppressed, particularly through political activism. Its theologians consider sin the root source of poverty, the sin in question being exploitative capitalism and class war by the rich against the poor. It has a range of meanings: broadly, especially in the media, it may refer to any politically-activist Christian thought, but the technical sense is narrower.
It also has it's links to the false what is called SOCIAL JUSTICE gospel, ie: bringing in change not via the Holy Spirit and conviction but POLITICAL ACTION. Keep in mind politics are carnal and how both sides work against one another.
We know the Pope, while denying aspects of liberation theology seems to be pushing it for the entire planet. The political vehicle they want to use? The United Nations of course! The Pope in his last encyclical wrote:
"The scandal of glaring inequalities" continues. Corruption and illegality are unfortunately evident in the conduct of the economic and political class in rich countries, both old and new, as well as in poor ones.Here I exposed the Pope's push for the redistribution of wealth via the United Nations, where rich countries would redistribute wealth to poor ones.
"The Vatican Wants World Government #2: Redistribution of the World's Wealth"
So keep in mind, this "redistribution of wealth" among countries, is the game plan, and they will start it on the local and national levels and work their way up. The elites have sold this country out, and reading comments like on this news story about the lack of jobs, you can see more people are noticing something is very wrong. Many do not realize the elites just see America as a place now to just take the money and run!
Naive people will buy the underlying notion that that all of this is really "helping" the poor. It's not, it's about using and EXPLOITING the poor for power. In other word's when you hear Bono going on about end poverty now on behalf of the millennium goals for the United Nations don't believe him.
Even when it came to collections for Haiti, later on, the question was asked "Where did all the money go"? [google "Where did All the Money to Haiti go?] Corrupt countries do not have fair wealth hand-outs. While the poor in these disaster ridden countries may get a few food packages and water at the start, nothing every changes. It's a smokescreen for the movement of wealth. If a basic infrastructure doesn't exist, or even a non-corrupt society where basic fairness rules, then money disappears down a giant pit. The elites take advantage of that.
Many of these people mean well.
Who wants poverty to keep going? Those who have been poor with food being negotiable, lack of opportunities and more, know poverty is a horrible thing. Homelessness, not being able to pay the rent, not having medical care, are all scary things. Our hearts can be broken watching the outcome of poverty and how it destroys people's lives both in this country and overseas. Poverty has a multitude of causes, many related to human sin, corruption, avarice, greed, corruption, exploitation of the weak--[this is not to say poor people are sinful themselves, but many suffer as the result of the sin of others.] Sadly here the global elites play the game of enriching themselves while claiming to lead the "world" into ending poverty. It goes along with the false peace you know warned of in the Bible.
We are told by Jesus Christ to help the poor, but Jesus also told us this...
Mar 14:7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
So don't necessarily believe all the global elites and the Vatican about the desire to HELP the poor, or the United Nation's claim that they WANT TO END POVERTY NOW and the end Poverty Now 2015 Campaign. Separate these things in your mind. Their claims of desire to help, is a massive smokescreen. The poor are not being helped. The bankers are being enriched. As even Greece faces recent trouble, know many are making profit off the collapses enslaving and destroying entire countries via debt.
I remember some of us wondered if Obama was going to bring a new version of Liberation Theology for America. It was obvious the USCCB [the Catholic bishops] wanted Obama in there, if you know the whole CCHD saga where they helped to finance ACORN. Once Obama was in they cut the ties. Obama worked for the Catholic church you see.
Obama actually has a significant Catholic experience in his background," observes Thomas Reese, a Jesuit priest and scholar at Georgetown University. Reese says Obama attended Catholic school for three years when he lived in Indonesia. When Obama was a community organizer in Chicago, he worked out of Holy Rosary Parish, and his program was funded by the Catholic Bishops Campaign for Human Development.
Obama is promoting the United Nations more and more, while Bush pushed the globalist program, Obama has stepped it especially as far as the United Nations is concerned. The other day, I read that Michelle Obama was called "Queen of Our World" by Nelson Mandela.
When one looks at the "social activism" of the fallen away churches including more obviously the mainline liberal churches and Roman Catholicism but now entering everywhere, notice how all their programs match those of the global elites: open borders-support of illegal immigration [I do not blame the people who illegally immigrate, they are pawns in the hands of their own corrupt Rome-driven oligarchies, and the corrupt business owners and elites here who want cheap labor at slave wages] with even the Southern Baptist Convention supporting illegal immigration, to go along with the Catholic church's support. Many of these churches promote pro-homosexual agendas including the embracing of gay pastors, class warfare, the United Nations itself and all its millennium programs' and extreme socialist programs.
We know most of the churches are entrenched now in the United Nations programs, led by Rome. This blogger explores this topic more "United Nations Entrenched Within Most Christian Denominations" here, but I would tell him, it's not just the liberals anymore! He also doesn't realize as far as the comments on war, go how the USA is being used from the right for the aims of the globalists as well. But is very accurate about how the churches are signed on with the UN's goals. Think about this if the Southern Baptist Convention is having Rick Warren speak, that shows at least implicit support for his United Nations linked globalist P.E.A.C.E. program!
He quotes one author who writes:
Of course, there's more to this list than nice-sounding words. The motivational vision of a worldwide welfare system may have captured hearts around the world, but it actually serves the grandiose aims of socialist change agents who have little concern for human suffering. (Just look how government leaders are treating the victims of hurricane Katrina!) Yet, no other program has more effectively linked the evangelical church to the UN management system, which, from its birth, declared war on Biblical truth and values. And no other program has more effectively drawn Christians into a process designed to manipulate the masses, undermine traditional values, silence resisters, synthesize beliefs, trade individual thinking for collective thinking, and train global citizens to serve the "greater whole."
I've been in United Nations loving churches. The Unitarian Universalist Association is open about it's UN affiliations and support even with many of the churches hanging UN flags in the sanctuary. Social Justice was big in the UU, they wouldn't help any of the people sleeping in the streets right down the road from the church but cried copious tears over Bali. But it's not just the liberals. I have visited churches in a community where the economy was on it's last legs, and personally knew very poor people, but the preaching always centered on global poverty, never on helping those right around you. They would tell people "send money" but no direct help was ever given in those churches. Now there are many churches that do local help, and even some charity for others overseas is not a bad thing, but ponder all this...there are many churches diverting Christian charity into globalist UN aims.
Poor people can attest, when they visit these churches, they feel very odd. They see their own families collapsing under the economy pressures, unemployment, etc, while the preachers push the UN globalist stuff and tells them they are "rich Americans" who are at fault for all the injustice in the world.
"Social justice" sounds good but is a false misnomer which actually brings more injustice:
This pseudo humanistic movement of bringing fairness is more ideological than altruistic. Altruism is defined as 1: unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Instead this is based on an ideology: “the integrated assertions, theories and aims that constitute a sociopolitical program.”
Convincing people with a platform of platitudes that this is the right thing to do for everyone, as the goal is a utopian type society. But it will never be reached by human efforts no matter how noble or earnest they may be in them. They want the world to be perfect without Christ and take the credit for making it happen. Don’t be fooled by the religious humanists, they are not for Christ but for their own peace of mind to relieve themselves of guilt.
Social justice is being presented to the church as ones Christian duty. The progressive liberals that feign being religious have found their way into the government and now the church is next in their transformation. This comes from the United Nation’s plan to have world governance, to forge a fair and just world economy.
Here is what the Catholic church says in it's own catechism about "social justice": notice the one world themes that are inherent:
1928 Society ensures social justice when it provides the conditions that allow associations or individuals to obtain what is their due, according to their nature and their vocation. Social justice is linked to the common good and the exercise of authority.
As you read this one, do not forget the Pope himself vacations in a castle:
1938 There exist also sinful inequalities that affect millions of men and women. These are in open contradiction of the Gospel:
Who else spoke of the distribution of goods? Think about how much power that gives to the distributor!:
1940 Solidarity is manifested in the first place by the distribution of goods and remuneration for work. It also presupposes the effort for a more just social order where tensions are better able to be reduced and conflicts more readily settled by negotiation.
1941 Socio-economic problems can be resolved only with the help of all the forms of solidarity: solidarity of the poor among themselves, between rich and poor, of workers among themselves, between employers and employees in a business, solidarity among nations and peoples. International solidarity is a requirement of the moral order; world peace depends in part upon this.
The 'social justice" thing works for their globalist programs, bringing people "together" for supposed Utopia on this earth. It is to centralize power, misusing positive emotions among people who want to "end the suffering" in the world. Think about how it has been used to unite the churches, together for a variety of causes. The UN puts forth it's World Day of Social Justice.
Lately I am seeing the whole "social justice" :UN "redistribute the wealth" program definitely being pushed among evangelicals, and will be doing a separate article on David Platt's book "Radical", and one aspect of this book is how guilt and social justice lies are whipped up among upper class evangelicals and exploited. There is nothing wrong with sending money overseas or to missions but the message of this is far more insidious. More on that later.
This article was a difficult one to write, I believe Christians should help the poor as much as God leads them but what is happening here is something else, the exploitation of the poor for globalist and other programs, for one world government. Understand how they are manipulating people's emotions. Realize the whole thing is a scam.