God Has Spoken

When it comes to the matter of "social justice" - a term I personally disavow but will use for the sake of this commentary - Lev. 19:15-18 is one of the most comprehensive passages in all of Scripture. It reads: (15) "You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the …

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The Fault In Their (Social) Gospel

As I compose this commentary, there remain segments within the American evangelical church that continue to advance and propagate the principles and tenets of the "gospel" of social justice. Increasing numbers of evangelical churches, pastors, and ministries are buying into what I consider merely a new presentation of an old soteriology: salvation by social activism. …

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Hijacking ‘Evangelicalism’

As increasing numbers of professing Christians subscribe to a gospel of social justice - a fundamental tenet of which is the resurrection and prosecution of past sins committed primarily by white evangelical Christians against black people whether by commission or omission - the term ‘evangelical Christian(ity)’ has become synonymous with historical and present-day attitudes of …

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‘Big Bang’ Racism

Ex nihilo, nihil fit (Out of nothing, nothing comes) According to the website space.com, in science, the Big Bang Theory is, "the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it says the universe as we know it started with a small singularity, then inflated over the next 13.8 billion years to the …

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Why ‘Racism’ Isn’t Wrong

In surveying the current socio-cultural landscape in America, it seems increasing numbers of individuals are either identifying as social justice activists or aspire to be one. What began with the protestations of one individual over perceived systemic "racial" injustices being perpetrated against black people, primarily by those who occupy certain positions of authority (e.g. police …

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How ‘Woke Theology’ is Weakening the Black Church

"The business of Christianity is not simply to make us feel happier or even to make us live a better life, it is to reconcile us to God."  - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones There is a movement afoot, particularly within black evangelical circles, to extol, if not exalt, social justice as the raison d'etre, that is, the …

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How Support for Donald Trump by the Right Exposed the Racism of the Left

The question is a simple one. Does an American citizen, who is legally registered to vote, have the right to cast that vote for the candidate of his or her choice? Simple enough, right? Apparently not, depending on who you ask. The post-election lamenting of the political Left continues to garner headlines. More than a week after …

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