I understand that a Mr Pence spoke at the Southern Baptist Convention overnight, and this was protested by many pastors, who felt he did not deserve any platform because he is the vice president of the USA and thus a racist or antisemite or homophobic or some oher shibboleth. Their narrative is that the church needs to repent and be anti racist, pro muslim (antisemite is nwo a code for disliking Islam, not Jews) and love those who rejoice in their sin.
I sin. Frequently. But one of the new commands of the alt right is Do not preach degeneration and I consider there is a truth there. We all have our besetting vices. We need to become more saintly, and leave them alone, true. But we have to accept a bit of hypocrisy, and preach to ourselves. For if we think we have no sin, we are delusional.
However, that is not the issue that came out: when moves towards racial conciliation came out there was this.
Btw, for anyone paying attention, this is a good indication of the endgame for the so-called “Christian racial reconciliation” movement inside the church. The point is to hollow out the church and attack it relentlessly with every conceivable political grievance and resentment until the gospel and the concept of forgiveness are entirely replaced by secular leftist politics of tribal hate.
No amount of groveling and apologizing and concession-making can ever be enough to satisfy them. They’ll keep demanding more until there’s nothing left.
Ian Bibby, Facebook
This man is selling the idea of racism. He has to be professionally offended. He wants us to be converged. To subsume the gospel into some social gospel, that does not change us.
That cannot save us, for our salvation is a matter for eternity, and not this moment.
16Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law. 19Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, 20idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, 21envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. 24And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
As far as I can tell (and I am not American, nor a Baptist, nor Southern) their new president is concentrating on the gospel and not on other issues. Good.
But bringing a believer who is in high office and a baptist to speak is seen by the progressives as going against their revolution, and legitimate grounds for hate. (Calvinists consider that the magistrate should be a believer, and rule, letting the law of God be his guide). In such they do not show love, joy or peace. They have no patience. There is no generosity nor kindness.
They are traitors to the faith. That gospel is the one of the secular narrative, of the elite. And it is of this moment. There is nothing eternal about it.
Do not be them. Do not be like them.