World magazine has an update on the Jim Wallis story that I blogged about earlier this week.

A Sojourners spokesman today reversed an earlier Wallis denial and confirmed the organization has received funding from Soros’ Open Society Institute. Sojourners is a leading organization on the religious left founded by Wallis, who is a spiritual adviser to President Obama. Soros is the billionaire financier of Moveon.org, a Democrat-leaning organization that pushes for abortion, atheism, bigger government, and other progressive causes.

The full update is here.

  • Rick

    Jim Wallis is not a Christian as he claims to be. We need to expose this man for what he really is. A man after his own heart.

  • cynthia curran

    Well, I don’t know if he is a christian or not but christians can be left wing politically. William Jennings Byran comes to minds, he wanted to nationalzied the rail roads and some of that has happen, passenger service is nationalized. Wallis is in love with the passages that mention rich against poor, and the world of the bible there was a lot of poor people. Lev 19 is a good message that states not to favor either the rich or poor. Also, while I don’t believe that giving everyone a tiny apartment like the old soviet union is good. I do think that we on the right or central ignore that some people have a trouble with getting a job in some situations. I read about an upper-middle class man now homeless that has struggled since 2005. I believe that more money isn’t the problem from either the government or private charity but how it allowated sometimes.

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  • Maggie Wood

    How can anyone say that Jim Wallis is not a Christian? If you read Soujourners newsletters or the magazine you would know how much Wallis talks about Jesus Christ and follows his teachings. As long as people get their news from FOX they will never know the truth about anything. do your OWN research and find the truth.

  • Neal Lang

    “How can anyone say that Jim Wallis is not a Christian? If you read Soujourners newsletters or the magazine you would know how much Wallis talks about Jesus Christ and follows his teachings. As long as people get their news from FOX they will never know the truth about anything. do your OWN research and find the truth.”

    Talking about Jesus, the Christ, does not make one a Christian. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi talked about Jesus, the Christ, but that did not make him Christian. Mohammed talked about Jesus, the Christ, but that did not make him Christian. Christianity is center not on talk but on belief!

    “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony. If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever [a]believes will (V)in Him have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God’.” John 3:10-21

    Unfortunately, Jim Wallis thinks that the Good News of Jesus, the Christ, is somehow a political manifesto for “Social Justice” promoted by Ceasar forcibly “Redistributing the Wealth.” As Jim Wallis cannot point to the book, chapter and verse in the Good News of Jesus, the Christ, perhaps you will be kind enough to do so.

  • Neal Lang

    Please also explain how promoting “class” envy, hatred, and warfare fits into the message of Jesus, the Christ, concerning Charity. Coerced Charity is not what Jesus had in mind when He answered the question: “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?”

    “And he answered, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF’.” Luke 10:26-27

  • Neal Lang

    “I believe that more money isn’t the problem from either the government or private charity but how it allowated sometimes.”

    There is no such thing as “government charity.” Charity is a personal virtue and is one of the means of finding “personal salvation.” Governments will not go to Heaven, only individual people go to Heaven. I am afraid that the idea that government can lead us to salvation is where Jim Wallis’ theological “train jumps the track.” As Obama and Wallis both believe in some sort of “Collective Salvation” a true Chrisitian follows their thelogical hersey at the peril of their soul.

  • http://yahoo.co.uk Luke Daxon

    Passing judgment on another’s beliefs and conduct requires care. A crucial issue is the manner of our judging. There is the duty to point out when somebody is in the wrong, but Jesus was perfectly clear that it must be done in a spirit of love and reconciliation, because in judging others, we choose the standards by which we shall be assessed: “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” (Matthew 7:2). Heresy is a big word to use Neal, be under no doubt of that. It certainly isn’t to be dispensed as a curse or an insult.

    There is also the question of the knowledge needed for someone to pass judgment. It is fair to challenge the faith of one who calls themselves a Christian but who completely disagrees with the Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds. But when can we pronounce someone ‘unchristian’ because of their political or economic views? Does the Bible and the doctrine of the Early Church pronounce with absolute clarity on all aspects of human existence, so that there is a clear guideline for Christian conduct in every possible circumstance? Over the last two centuries, some of Christianity’s most prominent figures have called themselves socialists or have have had ‘leftist’ views on economics – Karl Barth, R. H. Tawney and Martin Luther King to name a few. C.S Lewis, although not a socialist, said a Christian society would nonetheless have a socialistic appearance. I may not agree with them on these matters, and there may be excellent reasons for not doing so. But disagreement on economics does not give me the right to sit in judgement on their faith, to pronounce on their salvation and the very state of their souls.