CRU — formerly Campus Crusade for Christ — has been exposed as a social justice political organization with the sole intention of turning young, Christian-minded students into progressive activists. Ranging from LGBTQ activism to Cultural Marxism and intersectionality, CRU has hosted a number of events with the intent of advancing both political and theological liberalism.
Matt Mikalatos, is a Cru leader out of Portland Oregon who refers to himself as a “male feminist,” and teaches that homosexuals don’t need to repent of homosexuality when they come to Christ. Mikalatos has followed in the footsteps of one of his colleagues we reported about previously, Rachel Gilson, and has completely affirmed “gay Christianity” In an article titled How Do I Talk to LGBTQ Friends about the Gospel? Mikalatos writes,
Practice Saying This: “You Can Be Gay and Follow Jesus”
But he didn’t stop there, he completely affirmed that godless notion that coming to Christ doesn’t require repentance of sin — he actually said, “We all have a laundry list of sins in our lives, and repentance requires acknowledging only one of them.” In complete and total affirmation of “gay Christianity,” Mikalatos writes,
There are a good number of LGBTQ people who are already followers of Jesus. There may even be a gay person in your church who is following Jesus, just like you are. Don’t assume that because someone is Queer they are not already connected spiritually . . . maybe deeply connected! Also, many in the LGBTQ community have experienced trauma in religious circles and have gone on to create a thriving spiritual community outside of traditional religious institutions.
While Mikalatos “gospel” doesn’t require repentance from homosexuality for salvation, interestingly, his gospel does require slave reparations to black people. In a recent tweet, Mikalatos affirms that “reparations are necessary for atonement.”
What we can glean from this is that according to the Apostle Paul, Mikalatos, an influential leader among young Christians students in the city of Portland, is accursed.
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. –Galatians 1:8
Mikalatos’ heresy follows in the footsteps of race-baiter, Jemar Tisby, who also says that people must “atone” for their own sins of systemic and historic racism committed by their ancestors by acts of reparations in order to be a genuine Christian.
These false teachers are twisting the gospel and twisting the truth to their own destruction. Jude 1:4 tells us that there is a special judgment coming among these men who pervert the grace of God.
For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Now you are aware. Avoid him.