As I sit here writing this, the House of Representatives is debating the Equality Act. An act that would attempt to force the faithful to recognize gay marriages and teach modern gender nonsense in private Christian/Church schools. And it will be passed by people who profess themselves to be Christians. And we (rightly) are hard on the Catholics among us because the Roman Church adamantly refuses to engage in any sort of censure against politicians that do this. Nancy Pelosi, for instance, professes to be a devout, practicing Catholic, yet puts forward legislation that would require her church to defy millennia of Church tradition and the Scripture. Pelosi should have been excommunicated ages ago simply for her support for abortion. The same for former Vice President Biden (who did not win).
Likewise, we turn to the Southern Baptist Convention, where JD Greear blathers on about Critical Race Theory. There is no place in the Christian Church for Critical Race Theory. It is a lie and completely incompatible with the truth. The SBC has been embroiled in a seemingly endless number of debates between the faithful and social justice warriors. And it has hindered the actual gospel.
And to continue with the trend, we move to the United Methodist Church. Despite the pre-COVID winning, the UMC hasn’t followed up by virtue of their General Conference being cancelled in 2020. That that didn’t stop Ordained Methodist Minister Emmanuel Cleaver from embarrassing the denomination opening this year’s Congress:
It’s time for a purge. The Forces of Darkness cannot defeat the Light. So, instead, they have tricked us into engaging in internal squabbles that keep us from being able to do anything. We can revisit this article from 2018: SJW’s – A Menace Since the Dawn Of Time. What did the Apostle Peter say about how God Himself handled this sort of thing? 2nd Peter Chapter 2 has never resonated more.
But false prophets also appeared among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their indecent behavior, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into [a]hell and committed them to [b]pits of darkness, held for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but protected Noah, a [c]preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example [d]of what is coming for the ungodly; 7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the perverted conduct of [e]unscrupulous people 8 (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds), 9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from [f]a trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who [g]indulge the flesh in its corrupt passion, and despise [h]authority.
[i]Reckless, self-centered, they speak abusively of angelic [j]majesties without trembling, 11 whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a demeaning judgment against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, using abusive speech where they have no knowledge, will in [k]the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed, 13 suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their [l]deceptions as they feast with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery [m]that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having hearts trained in greed, accursed children; 15 abandoning the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the [n]reward of unrighteousness; 16 but he received a rebuke for his own offense, for a mute donkey, speaking with a human voice, restrained the insanity of the prophet.
17 These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the [o]black darkness has been reserved. 18 For, while speaking out arrogant words of no value they entice by fleshly desires, by indecent behavior, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, 19 promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what anyone is overcome, by this he is enslaved. 20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. 21 For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them. 22 [p]It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”2 Peter Chapter 2. NASB https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+peter+2&version=NASB
What do we take away from 2nd Peter 2? God will take care of the righteous and He will also deal with the unrighteous. Peter tells us that it would be better for these people to have never known the Truth than to have known it and made the attempt to pervert it for evil.
These people are not Christians. They are not of us. And they should be shunned until they repent of their false teachings. The Church is going to be persecuted. As Jesus said, they hated Him, and they’ll hate us too. If the world didn’t hate us, we’d have to wonder what we were doing wrong.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ says that we can be forgiven our sins through the process of repentance and acknowledging Jesus as LORD. Critical Race Theory says that wrongs committed by your ancestors can never be forgiven and are a blight on you for eternity. These are not compatible. They both can’t be true.
It’s time for the Church to give an ultimatum. Abandon leftist theory and dedicate yourselves to the Gospel of Christ or leave the Church until you are prepared to do so. These false teachers are hindering the work of the Church and we no longer have the time or energy to focus on them. It’s time to move on. The debate is over. There will be no more discussion. We will not be converting to Critical Race Theory. And it’s time to start the process of excommunication for those who refuse to take their place in the body and abandon the false teachings of the world.
Agreed. It is a time for choosing and a time to make men live up to their choice.