‘Wiggly Baby’? Tim Keller Sounds off on a Simpering God

Tim Keller, founder of The Gospel Coalition and cultural Marxist extraordinaire, has a long history of saying awful, terrible things, such as when his church called for more same-sex intimacy in churches, said that if you have white skin, the bible says you’re involved in injustice, trashed the Social Justice and the Gospel Statement, endorsed the notion of a “gay Christian,” affirmed Christians have “liberty of conscience” to vote for pro-abortion Democrats, and explained that Christians will be purged from government and schools and that they brought it on themselves.

In fact, he’s usually so bad and distinctive in his wrongness, that we created a Tweet Generator about him.

Now, in all his wisdom, he posted a new tweet this morning that sounds like something you’d hear by a newly converted 13-year-old girl at a Hillsong Church youth camp, given how self-centered, self-absorbed, and wrongly focused it is.

His tweet is barely a step above the cringy and icky classic “Jesus loves you so much and died on the cross to prove His love for you.”

As @machencyberwarr aptly points out:

I’ll disagree because it obfuscates why Christ became man. God is omnipresent, He’s “close” regardless of our state. He became man to satisfy His justice to save mankind. While seemingly small, one take is to God’s glory while the other is close to man’s glory.


It is not hard to not say foolish, unbiblical things on Twitter, and yet Keller has a bad habit of tossing out his pithy little Kellerisms that half the time barely make a lick of sense, and the other half is little more than esoteric ramblings. We’d ask him to stop, but he’d probably just tweet back at us something like “Stopping is a refusal to let God start something in the moments that stop your heart,” or whatever else would engender golf-clapping and scores of retweets from his frenzied followers.

Bonus beatdown:


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3 thoughts on “‘Wiggly Baby’? Tim Keller Sounds off on a Simpering God

  1. 1 John 4:
    7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

    15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19 We love him, because he first loved us.

  2. This is all modernist Satan inspired downgrade intended to uproot the church from its moorings. Keller plays along beautifully. These types of squirrelly statements are uttered in order to mitigate any sense of awe or mystery toward the incarnation. Once it’s planted in your brain you may never be able to recapture what should be overwhelming gratitude and amazement at what Jesus did. It’s part of the juvenilization, even infantilization , of the faith, and even of Jesus himself. Unfortunately evangelicals often lead this parade. We downgrade the faith differently than the main liners but it’s still effective for destruction of the church.

    And this statement is focused on elevating the glory of the worshipper, and mitigating the one who should be worshipped. It plays into the modern doctrine of sola amore, salvation by love alone; you’re saved because God loves you, and there’s nothing else to know. The doctrines of judgement and hell have more or less dissipated from the modern church. No one is facing judgement or hell because there’s no one who isn’t loved. Sin doesn’t matter, so gay christians and such are just fine, beloved of God, like everyone else.

    Evangelicals do this frequently but we didn’t start the fire, It was JMac who once pointed out that in Catholic Churches Jesus is almost never presented in any of their art as a grown man. He’s always either dead on the cross or an infant held by Mary, and it’s her who’s clearly presented as the source of our God, therefore our redemption. I’m not always a huge JMac fan but that observation is correct.

  3. Agree with the excellent well-thought-out comment by Kitty. Keller’s a plant in Christendom with the sole aim of deifying man and discrediting the glory of God. Who of the NT authors would ever describe Jesus in this condescending manner? It shocks the mind and sense of any pious Christian. In line with the current trend of so many of our churches, the focus is entirely on man’s comfort, assurance, value and importance instead of on our wretchedness and inability to live righteous without submitting to the Holy Spirit in our walk with God.

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