A friend of mine ministers to inmates in a state prison. He recently shared this story an inmate shared with him. The man was in prison a few years ago, and while there, he belonged to a white supremacist gang. He was released from prison but then committed another crime. This time, he was sent to the prison where my friend ministers.
In the fall of 2019, my friend led the inmate to Christ and has been discipling him ever since. Soon after he was saved, the white supremacist gang at this prison saw his tattoo from his former life in a white supremacist gang. They sought to recruit him to help beat up a black inmate. He refused and told them he is now a follower of Jesus Christ. The white supremacists beat him so severely that he spent over a month in the hospital. But he did not compromise, and he is still being discipled and following Christ.
Although he still bears the physical tattooed markings of being a white supremacist, he has become a new creation, he has walked away from his old life, and his sins have been washed away. He has a new heart (John 3:3; 2 Cor 5:17).
“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool” (Isa 1:18).
The gospel is the great reconciler.
Presidential candidate Mike Stone, along with fifty other original signers, will jointly present the following Resolution against the use of critical race theory and intersectionality (CRT/I) at the Southern Baptist Convention, June 13-16, Nashville, Tenn. This Resolution is to be presented in order to repudiate and lessen the damage done by the 2019 Resolution 9, which affirmed CRT/I as supplemental and helpful “analytical tools” to be used along with the Bible in dealing with the race issues of our day.
I am thankful to have been one of the original signatories of this Resolution, and I am grateful for Mike Stone’s biblical, clear, and courageous leadership.
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Dr. Mohler portrays the culture and church, including the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), as having a “massive” racism problem, and this is one-way white racism toward blacks. He emphatically states, “I can’t associate with any assertion that we do not have a massive problem in the society and in the church with claims of racial superiority and with historic patterns of claims of white racial superiority and with the facts that remnants and the ongoing manifestation of those claims of white racial superiority continue” (italics added). Continue reading →
I want to set the record straight on the appropriateness of using cultural Marxism and social justice interchangeably. Below is a list of thirty brief reasons why we not only can use the two terms interchangeably but, for clarity’s sake regarding the nature of social justice as presently promoted, we should do so. To fail to expose the true nature of Social Justice is to fail to speak the truth.
Additionally, it is worth noting that scholars like Peter W. Wood, President of the National Association of Scholars, uses the term “cultural Marxist” to refer to Marxists and social justice advocates that support the 1619 Project.
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On November 30, 2020, SBC Seminary presidents affirmed that critical race theory (CRT) is incompatible with the Baptist Faith and Message.  While I appreciate their declaration, the message has been inconsistent, particularly from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) where Dr. Moler serves as president, and South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) where Danny Akin serves as president. I mention only two of my concerns in this article. First, Jarvis Williams, a professor at SBTS, and Curtis A. Woods, a former professor at SBTS, endorse critical race theory. Continue reading →
This is the fifth and final article in this series. You may see the articles on Revoice here, Beth Moore here, Dr. Russell Moore here, and Dr. JD Greear here.
Dr. Albert Mohler is the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Some of us who have agreed with and supported Dr. Mohler for many years now see an unsettling inconsistency in some of his positions. One is regarding Critical Race Theory (See my book A Corruption of Consequence, chapters 9 and 10), and the other relates to homosexuality. This article addresses what I believe is his dangerous accommodation to homosexuality. Let me first and clearly say that I believe Dr. Mohler emphatically regards homosexuality as a sin. I have seen this expressed in his writings, and I hear this when he speaks as well. Continue reading →
On March 14, I preached two messages with the same title as my book, “A Corruption of Consequence. I explained such things as how Critical Race Theory and Martin Luther King are in conflict, the fallacy of equal outcomes, how the views of leading neo-Marxists Max Horkheimer, Antonio Gramsci, and Herbert Marcuse, are driving the social justice movement, and why the left is not condemned or censored like the right. I believe it will help you make sense out of what is going on. Here is the link.
This is the fourth article in this series. You may see the article on Revoice here, the article on Beth Moore here, and the article on Dr. Russell Moore here.
Dr. JD Greear serves as pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina, and as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Greear promotes the use of transgender preferred pronouns. He said, “When we apply Paul’s linguistic approach to the pronouns we use about transgender people, I believe we arrive at a posture of pronoun hospitality: a willingness to accommodate the pronouns of our transgender neighbors regardless of our own views about the Christian ethics of gender identity.” He based this on Acts 17.
On January 19, 2019, he preached a sermon entitled How The Fall Affects Us. While he did speak about homosexuality in a manner that leaves him able to defend himself against charges of not believing homosexuality is sin, we can say he worked arduously, both directly and indirectly, at minimizing homosexuality’s sinfulness as depicted in Scripture. (See my blog, Subjective Transgenderism Contradicts Scripture.) Continue reading →
I have written this very readable book to help Christians and pastors understand cultural Marxism and its influence on social justice, critical race theory, intersectionality, and to understand the clear and present danger to the gospel, Christianity, and America. Because, Marxian social justice poses an imminent and grave threat to every American, including our children and grandchildren. It will take an informed and courageous church to stand against cultural Marxism’s advance under the guise of social justice.
Why read this book? Because there is a grave danger that lurks behind the seemingly friendly term of social justice. Contemporary social justice endangers our country, families, and, most importantly, the gospel of Jesus Christ. Social justice is, in many ways, a euphemism for cultural Marxism. What has made its threat even more treacherous is that cultural Marxism ideas have made their way into conservative evangelicalism and the Southern Baptist Convention. If Christians believe that social justice is the same as God’s impartial justice, they will unintentionally facilitate godless Marxism. They will be instruments of corrupting the gospel of Jesus Christ. This book provides a biblical critique and understanding of social justice, which prepares Christians to stand firm against the culture and for God’s impartial justice, truth, love, and the gospel.
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This is the third article in this series. You may see the first on Revoice here and second on Beth Moore here.
Dr. Russell Moore is the head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Moore’s accommodation of the homosexual community is related to reparative therapy (RT). RT is a term for various therapies or Christian approaches that provide help to those with varying degrees of involvement in homosexuality so they can contentedly live as a heterosexual for those who desire to do so. Dr. Nicolosi is the originator of RT. He began his work in 1981. He said RT “was aimed at people who do not identify with their same-sex attractions.” It was designed only for those who desire change. Both Nicolosi’s work and Christian ministry approaches believe change is possible, but rely heavily upon the desire of the individual for success. The same is true of evangelism. While change is available, the person’s desire is essential. Continue reading →