There is going to be a very long introduction, because we need to know what the gospel is not. And why we need to burn the rainbow T shirts, remove our virtue signals, and instead do good. Let us start with a little bit of theology.
We affirm that the Bible is God’s Word, breathed out by him. It is inerrant, infallible, and the final authority for determining what is true (what we must believe) and what is right (how we must live). All truth claims and ethical standards must be tested by God’s final Word, which is Scripture alone.
We deny that Christian belief, character, or conduct can be dictated by any other authority, and we deny that the postmodern ideologies derived from intersectionality, radical feminism, and critical race theory are consistent with biblical teaching. We further deny that competency to teach on any biblical issue comes from any qualification for spiritual people other than clear understanding and simple communication of what is revealed in Scripture.
Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel
And then follow that with the consequences of assuming there are classes of people who are to be promoted and people to be unpromoted: the social justice caste system — putting the competent at the bottom of the pile — leads to pretty horrid results.
The judicious use of mind-altering drugs may possibly open new “doors of perception” for bright people who have never in their lives stepped away from straight-line logic and simple cause and effect thinking. Caution, pacing, and close supervision are paramount when attempting this approach to innovation.
Modern “social justice,” on the other hand, can never be used judiciously, as from its head to its toes it is designed to cause a revolutionary overturning of social norms and traditions. It is no accident that the “social justice movement” received a massive boost from the Obama administration — sometimes to the tune of $billions in diverted federal funding. The surprise election of Donald Trump as US President upset a lot of corrupt applecarts in the social justice back streets and alleys. Consequently, the links between the radical left and almost all aspects of the mainstream news and entertainment media have never been seen so clearly as in their infantile caterwaulings of the past 21 months.
Forcing revolutionary “social justice” on science and engineering is just another form of sabotage and power grab by radical activists of the gauche persuasion.
If humans want to build an abundant and expansive future along with a pristine environment, they will need to get the best out of their engineers. Unleashing the social justice wrecking ball on the engineering departments of universities is a singularly unwise approach to making the world a better place. It may be less clear that using mind-altering drugs is likewise not the best overall approach to the mentally clear evolution of an abundant, expansive, and pristine world.
The basis of most of these poor choices among engineers and engineering education is the horrendous approaches to contemporary child-rearing and education of young children up to the university level. If children cannot see the problems in radical “social justice” and the overuse of brain drugs, then in many important ways they are likely to remain children their entire lives.
And so we see again in too many cases, the academic lobotomy and the perpetually incompetent psychological neotenate as the main products of modern universities — along with ungodly student loan debt.
I have seen what drugs can do to the formerly straight, and it is not very good. We have seen social justice bridge building, and it fails.
We should shun such. It is far too complicated, it requires credentials, and it means that certainpeople, such as I, are to be shunned and damned because we are white, male, breeders, and of the faith. The faith is greater than the Social Justice pagan caste system. And we have from the beginning, said it is for all.
26“My brothers, you descendants of Abraham’s family, and others who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent. 27Because the residents of Jerusalem and their leaders did not recognize him or understand the words of the prophets that are read every sabbath, they fulfilled those words by condemning him. 28Even though they found no cause for a sentence of death, they asked Pilate to have him killed. 29When they had carried out everything that was written about him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. 30But God raised him from the dead; 31and for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, and they are now his witnesses to the people. 32And we bring you the good news that what God promised to our ancestors 33he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, ‘You are my Son; today I have begotten you.’ 34As to his raising him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way, ‘I will give you the holy promises made to David.’ 35Therefore he has also said in another psalm, ‘You will not let your Holy One experience corruption.’ 36For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, died, was laid beside his ancestors, and experienced corruption; 37but he whom God raised up experienced no corruption. 38Let it be known to you therefore, my brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you; 39by this Jesus everyone who believes is set free from all those sins from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses. 40Beware, therefore, that what the prophets said does not happen to you: 41‘Look, you scoffers! Be amazed and perish, for in your days I am doing a work, a work that you will never believe, even if someone tells you.'”
42As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people urged them to speak about these things again the next sabbath.43When the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who spoke to them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.
Do not let people make castes and levels in the faith. Yes we are rich and poor. Yes we are tall and short, far to intellectual and simple, in various families, speaking various languages, and of various tribes and peoples. None of these things are bad. For we are all beautifully and wondefully made, as we are, and we should not try to alter that.
We Affirm that God created every person equally in his own image. As divine image-bearers, all people have inestimable value and dignity before God and deserve honor, respect and protection. Everyone has been created by God and for God.
We deny that God-given roles, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, religion, sex or physical condition or any other property of a person either negates or contributes to that individual’s worth as an image-bearer of God.
We should not become trans anything, so we can gain caste points. The gospel is not about virtue signals.
We affirm that God’s law, as summarized in the ten commandments, more succinctly summarized in the two great commandments, and manifested in Jesus Christ, is the only standard of unchanging righteousness. Violation of that law is what constitutes sin.
We deny that any obligation that does not arise from God’s commandments can be legitimately imposed on Christians as a prescription for righteous living. We further deny the legitimacy of any charge of sin or call to repentance that does not arise from a violation of God’s commandments.
We need to proclaim Christ as LORD, our redeemer, and our saviour. He came for all peoples. He came for me. He is either Lord or the spirit of this age is. Do not listen to those who would make castes among us based on another creed — be it anti-fascism, racism, the green movement, anti-racism or human biodiversity.
Instead let Christ be LORD. Follow not the false preachers of Twitter.
Do not be them. Do not be like them. For if their work does not burn in this life , it will be tested by fire in the next.
- When you are short of academics and demand that the next one be diverse (coming from an all female all Pakeha branch of the same department) it sticks in the craw. Particulary as the women in my trade are either about to retire from teaching, or have mortgages that are easier paid by the higher salaries in clinical jobs.
- Jemar seems to spend all his time in blach churches talking social justice in racism. I am more radical than the social justice and gospel drafters. I don’t see what he calls racism as sinful. I find accusing someone of not being able to repent because of skin colour or rainbow alliance as sinful. (So banning prayer for our gay brothers, which many progressives want to do, confirms their sinful nature)
- If there is a revivial, such people will have to repent. Regardless, all their symbols will be reclaimed, destroyed or shunned. May such a time come.