Fault Lines Book Review

 Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe

 By Voddie T. Baucham Jr. 

Book overview

-Social justice is one of the most devious and destructive movements the Church has faced in the last hundred years

-Liberation Theology Marxism was smuggled into the Catholic Church, so under the guise of Social Justice/Critical Race Theory, Marxism is being smuggled into evangelical churches across the country

-1989 birth of Critical Race Theory introduced by Derrick Bell

-Follower of Bell introduced Intersectionality by Kimberle Crenshaw: Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics

-White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

-The above is the product of the worldview: Critical Social Justice(CSJ)

Roots of CSJ

-Karl Marx: dominating school of thought within sociology-known as Conflict Theory. 

-Definition: Society as a group of different social classes all competing for a limited pool of resources such as food, housing, employment, education, and leisure time.

-Antonio Gramsci: developed a concept to explain domination and control should be maintained through Hegemony

-Definition: Dominant group imposes its ideology on the rest of society, thus social control is achieved through conditioning rather than physical force or intimidation. Then includes coercion, but also voluntary consent of both the oppressed and their oppressors to maintain the status quo: interlocking political, social, and cultural forces

Frankfurt School and Critical Theory

-Failed to Destroy capitalism, so focused on social sciences and philosophy

-Attack on the current social transformation

-Define Critical: geared toward identifying and exposing problems in order to facilitate revolutionary political change.

-example: we do not “reform” the police, we “defund” the police and/or abolish them 

-Critical theory denies objective truth

-Define Theory: method to define worldview of Critical Social Justice-beginning with academics-indoctrination the youth to promote activism

-Critical Legal Studies (CLS): Leftist movement that challenged traditional legal scholarship

-Define CRT: recognizes that racism is engrained in the fabric and system of American Society-power structures are based on white privilege and white supremacy which perpetrates the marginalizing of people of color

Define Worldview: is an analytical lens one uses to examine the world, ex. Legal Storytelling: movement urges black and brown writers to recount their experiences with racism and the legal system and to apply their own unique perspectives to asses law’s master narrative and teaching about racial subordination

Intersectionality

-Defined: is about the multiple layers of oppression minorities suffer

-Experiences of social world are shaped by ethnicity, race, social class, gender identity, sexual orientation

-Social inequality do not operate independently of each other

-Creates interrelated systems of oppression and domination ex. White privilege is the oppressors

Problem is Social Justice VS. Biblical Justice

-Current concept of social justice is incompatible with biblical Christianity

-Problem is the lack of clarity and charity in our debate over the place, priority, practice, and definition of justice so United States is in a race war-complete cultural meltdown

-Critical Social Justice view assumes that the world is divided between oppressors and oppressed Ex. White, heterosexual males are oppressors

Author

-Lesson taught by mother was that my blackness was not a curse or held limitations for me to succeed

-Lesson was the value of sacrifice, tenacity, determination, and above all what redemption looks like

-My mother disciplined me and when I was performing academically below my ability, she made it clear that it was simply unacceptable

-I thrived, not because of government programs or white people because of God’s grace and my mother who protected me, sacrificed for me, advocated for me, and disciplined me

-Today black people take offense when I speak about family and personal responsibility 

-Today advocated want people of color to have the victim mentality

-Today personal responsibility is internalized racism, lack of sensitivity, catering to the white people, and out of touch with blackness and/or the black experience

A Black Christian

-Debate: applying our faith in the midst of the current cultural crisis so must choose between our blackness or our Christianity

-Question: what is the proper order of faith and ethnicity is critical to understanding various positions people take on the broader social justice debate (Which Faith or Ethnicity come first?)

-Problem: Black Nationalists argue that Christianity is the whit man’s religion and that whites used it to encourage slaves to be docile

Ex. Malcolm X denounced Christianity as a religion designed for slaves, Negro clergy the curse of the black man in a subservient position

-Combined today is Black Nationalism and Marxism with anti-Christian sentiment forms

-Equal treatment= when both the white and black pastors are treated the same way when congregation not agree with the pastors

-Battles: Not working in a black church accused of taking his talents to go serve with the white folks. It was high treason to not work in a black church

New Creation

-The Gospel is not merely hat sits on top of our identity, but we come to Christ so our identity is transformed completely-Jesus draws the line

EX. Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 “From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come.”

-Christianity means by God’s grace he found me due to God’s miraculous intervention in my life

-Search the scriptures, delve deeper into biblical truths ex. Every man is dead in sin, prone to pursue the passions of his flesh, and under satanic influence (Ephesians 2:1-3)

-Romans 3:11-12, Romans 8:7, Isaiah 53:6 spells out that man is hostile to God, not wanting to do good

-Purpose: build a ministry by investing in others EX. Book of Job serves as a motivational guide in terms of serving others (Job 29:7-17)

Bible Taken Out of Context

-Use Job’s words to neatly build a system of moralism and legalism

-Social Justice Warrior took texts to conclude that we must advocate for justice for the oppressed

-Ibram X. Kendi monopolized to twist Christianity into Liberation Theology and Savior Theology

-Kendi promoted that the job of Christians is not to see people delivered from the penalty and power of sin, but the job of Christians is to liberate oppressed people from their oppressors

-Biblical truth in 1 Samuel 2:8 “He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the Earth are the LORD’S, and on them he has set the world” – God uses His people to deliver the oppressed 

-Heart of the debate over racism lies a false dichotomy:

1. Either you are on the side of the oppressed or you are one

2. Shutting down the conversation about racial injustice

3. Upholding (or internalizing) white supremacy

***Minority view: Government schools is not place for Christians should send their child unless no alternative

***Greatest threats: is the entire social-justice juggernaut and the LGBTQIA=+ movement

New Perspective

-Africa:  renewed appreciation for God’s providence, but also see God’s hand in the history of America

-America: Greatest Republic in the history of the world

-Slavery: 

1. white slave owners did not travel to Africa searching through the bush to capture slaves

2. The slaves were brought to America by other Africans who had already enslaved them

3. Arabs: slave trade lasted more than 13 centuries and far more brutal than America

***Christian culture has produced the highest levels of freedom and prosperity and the lowest levels of corruption and oppression in the world-transforming culture is a worthwhile goal

Seeking True Justice

-God clearly condemns injustice; His condemnation if against falsehood and lied

-the 9th Commandment: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (Exodus 20:16)

-the weight of this commandment is more than we can imagine-

1. Falsehood and lies are reprehensible because they harm those and/or about whom they are told, but they also blaspheme the very character and nature of the God Who is truth

- John 17:17 “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth”

-Psalm 119:43 “Never take your word of truth from my mouth for I have put my hope in your laws”

-Psalm 119:160 “All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal”

-James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows”

2. God is clear about His attitude toward falsehood and its implications

-Proverbs 6:16-19 “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: seven that are detestable to him: haughty eye, lying tongue, hand that shed innocent blood, a heard that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours hot lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community”

1. real justice requires truth, pursuit of God’s truth on His terms:

-Deuteronomy 19:15 “Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established”

-Matthew 18:16 “But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses”

-2 Corinthians 13:1 This will be my third visit to you. Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses”

-1 Timothy 5:19 “Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses”

-Hebrews 10:28 “Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses”

Leviticus 19:15 “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor”

***People are ignoring these principles because the standard of justice upon which their pleas are built does not come from the God of the Scriptures.

2. Current worldview justice is not rooted in the above principles 

-John 7:51 “Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?”

-Proverbs 18:17 “the one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him”

-Proverbs 18:13 “if one gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame”

***Today people are rioting and demanding justice before knowing all the facts

3. False narratives cost our society

-false narratives that are repeated becomes part of the belief system of people

-be careful when we hear and/or draw conclusions

-we must reject simplistic, univariate analyses (uni= means one or single factor) as a basis for sweeping accusations of bias

***media is insufficient, slanted, and unjust in terms of the accusations they are used to levy

4. Critical Social Justice movement:

-bold faced lies are accepted and universal truths

***watch how narratives are made and what doesn’t fit in the narrative

Ex. Defund police, CRT white oppressors, no definition for woman, renaming birthing persons and menstruating persons, gender is fluid, kids need to learn sex education starting in kindergarten, pronoun manipulations, all people are transgenders, erase American history

-manipulate data (stats) through false scientific knowledge ex. Data derived that “white” and therefore are oppressive

-statistical manipulation tries to support their claims that America suffers from systemic racism

***facts of any case is irrelevant to the narrative of the worldview, but only focus on seeing America did have a racist history therefore eliminate its history of overcoming the racism of slavery, but all people of color are still oppressed and enveloped in today defined as racist-only see people and any act through the lens of racism 

A New Religion: worldview= cult of antiracism 


-examine the worldview assumptions that underline division (heart of Critical Social Justice & Critical Race Theory)

-pay attention to how a cult is staying close enough to the Bible to avoid immediate detection and hiding the fact that is has a new theology and a new glossary of terms that diverge ever-so-slightly from Christian orthodoxy (doctrine defined creed and councils in Antiquity) so just enough like Christianity to infiltrate to make a new cult

Differences:

1. Christianity cosmology

-monotheistic religion with belief that a sovereign God created the universe

2. Worldview: new body of divinity= antiracism

-offers no salvation; only perpetual penance in an effort to battle an incurable disease

-CRT believes: original sin is racism; laws reflect antiracism, gospel of racial reconciliation, martyrs mad saints like George Floyd, priests are oppressed minorities, means of atonement is reparations, new birth is wokeness, liturgy( Christian public worship) is to lament, cannon is critical social justice, theologians DiAngelo, Kendi, Brown, Crenshaw, MacIntosh, Catechism “say their names”

-Kendi’s  movement of Social Gospel: how to be antiracist; to redefine 

-Jeremiah 7:8 “trust in deceptive words to no avail”

-Jeremiah 9:5 “everyone deceives his neighbor, and no one speaks the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves committing iniquity”

Language and Theology of the cult of antiracism

CRT: view that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist and that race itself, instead of being biologically grounded and natural, is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of color.

1. on the first day, white people created whiteness

-Define Whiteness: a set of normative privileges granted to white-skinned individuals and groups which is ‘invisible” to those privileged by it 

-white people created whiteness with the express purpose of oppressing and enslaving black people

-whiteness is rooted in theft, enslavement of Africans, in genocide of Native Americans

-worldview’s premise all should accept the idea of inferiority was created for the purpose of justifying unequal treatment

-cult of racism: everything begins with the creation of whiteness; creation of whiteness with the express purpose of establishing white people as the dominant, hegemonic oppressors and all non-white people are the objects of that oppression. 

-foundation of CRT: pushed through academics then in a broader cultural context

-applies to no other race that enslaved but whites (ex. Egyptians enslaved Hebrews, Babylonians and Assyrians enslaved people)

2. On the second day, white people created white privilege

-whites are taught not to recognize white privilege as males are taught not to recognize male privilege

-white privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack for special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks

-Define White privilege: a series of unearned advantages that accrue to white people by virtue of their whiteness. Whiteness was established in order to create, perpetuate, and preserve white privilege

**1989 Peggy McIntosh unpacked the invisible knapsack of white privilege built on assumptions, anecdotes, and personal observations devoid of scholarly research

***whiteness studies promote racism and white privilege exists in both traditional and modern forms, but no work to prove it exists. It is the foundational tenet of faith

3. On the third day, white people created white supremacy

-Define White Supremacy: any belief, behavior, or system that supports, promotes, or enhances white privilege

-is a historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of continents, nations and peoples of color by white people and nations of the European continent; for the purpose of maintain and defending a system of wealth, power and privilege.

-white supremacy no longer refers to extreme hate groups like KKK or Neo-Nazis

-race scholars use the term white supremacy to describe a socio-political economic system of domination based on racial categories that benefits those defined and perceived as white 

4. On the fourth day, white people created white complicity

-Define White Complicity: white people, through practices of whiteness and by benefiting from white privilege, contribute to the maintenance of systemic racial injustice

-maintains that all whites are complicit in systemic racial injustice; this takes the form of the mantra “all whites are racist” so all whites are racially prejudiced and participate to maintain the racist system of which they are par and benefit from

-Christians see Adam as the head of all mankind through whom the guilt of original sin is imputed to all of mankind, Jesus brought freedom from bondage through his life, death, and resurrection

-Romans 8:2 “because through Christ Jesus the law of the spirit who give life has set you free from the law of sin and death”

-John 8:36 “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed”

-Antiracists see inventor of whiteness the Federal Head of all white people through whom guilt imputed in the form of white supremacy-all guilt lies with all white men

-no freedom for white people just guilty and must confess 

5. On the fifth day, white people created white equilibrium

-Define White Equilibrium: the belief system that allows white people to remain comfortably ignorant

-state of racial comfort, centrality, superiority, entitlement, racial apathy, and obliviousness, all rooted in an identity of being good people free of racism- Whites want to stop this

-Define Social Justice: occupying a position of privilege which allows a person to avoid having to deal with or even understand the experiences of oppression and marginalization, or indeed of bigotries like racism or even of the concept of race itself

6. On the sixth day, white people created white fragility

-Define White Fragility: the inability and unwillingness of white people to talk about race due to the grip that whiteness, white supremacy, white privilege, white complicity, and white equilibrium exert on them (knowingly or unknowingly)

-white fragility is triggered by discomfort and anxiety, it is born of superiority and entitlement, it is a powerful means of white racial control and the protection of white advantage

-white people can only respond appropriately to an accusation of racism by acknowledging, admitting, repenting of, and working to undo the racism

-Define racial socialization sets us up to repeat racist behavior, regardless of our intentions or self-image, racism always manifests, it is an unpardonable sin: Racism

-Redefinition of racism: no longer dealing with the hearts of men, but addressing institutions and structures

  1. racism is corporate as opposed to individual

  2. racism is America’s sin

  3. racism is connected only to whiteness

  4. black men are not only exempt from racism, but not an Americas

***If America owes a debt and I am excluded from that debt, then the implication is that I am less than American

Systemic Sin

-the heart of he “woke” movement is that the sin of racism is no longer understood a an individual sin

-racism incorporates “institutional/structural racism”

-certain Americans have inherited that sin whether they know it or not

-Ibram Kendi: racism is a marriage of racist policies and racist ideas that produces and normalizes racial inequities so “institutional racism,” structural racism,” and “systemic racism” are clearly a worldview and opposite of of Biblical definition of original sin (individual)

***Anti Racist worldview abandons the Gospel of the good news of grace-there is only law

A New Law (“Work of Antiracism)

-Albert Schweitzer “A heavy guilt rests upon us for what the whites of all  nations have done to colored people”

-new dimension of activism: the work is exposing, combatting, and reversing all influences of racism in the past, present, and future

-guilt of ancestors and oday whites benefit from systems of racism and there is no way to overcome being racist in own life 

Kendi

-uses religious terms but gives it government-empowered teeth-legalistic religious movement designed to fix the original sin of racism

-antiracism is rooted in law instead of the gospel-legal rather than spiritual

-crt/i requires us to assume that “racial inequity is evidence of racist policy

-enforced new priesthood= department of antiracism so goal is fixing sin so forced staff trainings based in antiracism, so power is meant to be wielded against policy makers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas 

***Force to achieve equality, so destroy freedom to promote own interests

New Priesthood

-Definition priesthood: only oppressed minorities (people of color, women, lgbtqia+,poor, non-Christians, obese, disabled, or any one accepted into oppressed status)

-Only oppressed have the special knowledge of “minority gnosticism” which is knowledge  based solely on their ethnicity

-only minorities can speak about race and racism


-Ethnic Gnosticism

  1. assumes there is a black perspective all black people share

  2. white people’ only access to this perspective comes from elevating and heeding to black voices

  3. US versus Them dichotomy

  4. christian leaders have borne false witness in the matter of sin and are non-repentant

  5. those who fail to toe the ethnic line are pandering to white Republicans

  6. white people can’t access the singular black perspective

  7. singular black truth rooted in the experience of black oppression

  8. infiltrating this worldview into the church is dangerous

  9. white people don’t understand because of their “privilege”

  10. not speak of Bible on issues that are popular among white followers

  11. whites follow Christ so eliminate Christ from the worldview

  12. white people need to sit down, shut up, and listen to what black people have to say on any matter

  13. No chastising of people of color, just apologize and do better next time as a white person

  14. whites are deserving of negative treatments because you are white even in church

  15. People of color narrative is ultimately superior truth (alternatives to truth)

  16. help white people move toward antiracism

  17. new lens not include, misinterpret, or misapply the Bible in an effort to achieve their goal

***Black people in America have relied on God’s word to help them survive white people

-Christian points:

-Biblical principles reflect the state of all men

-special knowledge or revelation available to some and hidden from others by virtue of their race or position in the oppressor/oppressed scheme is unthinkable-Unbiblical

-If not from come from the Bible-antichrist (Romans 12:15, Job 30:25, Hebrews 13:3)

A New Canon

-Social Justice= outside the bounds of Scripture, theology, and Church history to introduce “antiracism curriculum” for white evangelicals

-Social Science= reach beyond the Bible to find God’s truth regarding race so pastors should be judged by the color of their congregation, better than partaking in the the divine nature of the Bible

-Critical Social Justice=(CRT) rely outside the bounds of scriptures to understand God’s truth on race, life-altering revelation that is has not been derived from scripture

-works over heart, heretical view of scripture, reach beyond the Bible to find God’s truth regarding race, new curriculum leads people astray

-Christian points: 

-New Cannon: assumptions that the Bible is not sufficient to address issues of race and justice, and distorts the very nature of both race and justice 

-Bible neither needs nor finds authority outside of itself

-Holy scriptures fully contain the will of God

-it is forbidden to add or take away anything from the word of God

-try the spirits whether they are of God

-there is not a book in the world that is better suited to address men on the issue of race than the Bible

-Bible is the only canon of truth; not sociology, psychology, or political science

**2 Timothy 3:17 “the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

-Bible encompasses “all men” as Christ’s blood is sufficient-only God can forgive sins

(Jeremiah 31:34, Hebrews 8:12, 10:17, Psalm 103:12, Micah 7:18, Isaiah 43:25)

The Fractured Church

-CRT/CSJ/I= goal to silence dissent to make the church feel a sense of helplessness and discouragement, so Godly men/women in position of feeling completely beyond their control

-there is an urgency to preserve the Gospel, do not compromise the Gospel, keep firm the the Gospel and the truth of All scriptures

-Church silenced to not address racial issues from wrong perspective like social justice instead of the truths of the Bible

-Consequences of silence: ruined relationships, tarnished reputations, destroyed careers, and entire church is in danger of being derailed 

-If CRT can infiltrate the church it can influence everywhere else

-Destruction of the church is the goal of the social justice movement, infiltrate congregations to bring about divisions within people (racial, oppressor, oppressed)

-Debate is muted so if there is no debate deceptive misrepresentations are inserted so social justice movement takes over the church-remove Biblical principles and truth of God’s word

-CRT purpose to infiltrate the church to transform relationships among race, racism, and power

-narrating the history of racist ideas in America is anti-biblical

***Black person opposing CRT is referred to as racist to shut down any conversation about racial justice to please the white supremicist faction

***CRT and CSJ movement want to destroy the church and its evil white creation who gave rise to poverty, criminality in minority communities

-CRT feeds into a victimology mindset: people of color revolutionary political action against well-meaning white saviors-This is a deceitful scheme!

-Remove God then the answer to everything is racism

Bashing the Pulpit

-Marxist liberation theory, CRT, Intersectionality, and social gospel 

**No personal accountability of own decisions, actions, choices, so use only excuse of racism

**no need for moral change in black communities

-movement speaks to congregations that it is wrong to teach biblical text 

-black congregations should not strive for academic achievement because it is “acting white,” fo builds the culture of underachievement and indifference to learning

-removal of stable families affect the rule of law in the country-no 10 commandments to live by

-ignore black communities who really don’t want crime in their neighborhoods so important to not overlook black on black crime 

-unspoken epidemic in Black America: abortion overrides moral issue, not a black race, but affects the human race as a whole-Pastors do not discuss. Planned Parenthood goal is to reduce the black population

-Inequity must equal injustice undermines efforts to bring law and the Gospel to bear in the lives of those categorized as oppressed 

-Injustice in Marxist ideology and CRT is false witness-bering and Gospel-perverting

Breaking the Christian Spirit

-removal “under God” in Pledge of Allegiance

-transgender participation in school sprts 

-defund and abolish police and criminal justice system and abolish prisons

-inclusive out of bounds of Bible= LGBTQ+ inclusive and not addressed leads to indoctrination of children like sex eduction taught K-12 

-silent on abortion issue-Christian must be pro-life and speak against the my body argument-babies lives matter not celebration of destroying a life and celebrating death

-Critical Social Justice movement uses shame as a tactic to silence Christians 

Build and Restore the Christian Spirit

-reject the idea America is “characterized by racism” or that racism is an avoidable byproduct of our national DNA

-believe America is on of the least racist countries in the world

-Rely on facts not appeal to the emotions of the worldview

-don’t allow the twisting of historical facts in order to promote the CSJ view of the U.S. History

-don’t be held hostage through emotional blackmail and name-calling; shame is not from God

-CSJ wants to destroy Christianity through lies from Black Lives Matter and Antifa so reject and speak out against the false witnesses

-CSJ attacks are on: white, male, hetersexual, cisgendered, able-bodied, native-born, and Christian

**(1 Timothy 3:15, Psalm 119:89, 2 Timothy 1:12, Nehemiah 4:14)

-Stop buying into “check your privilege” as this is spiritual warfare 

-CSJ wants to attack religious freedom as a code for white Christians to oppress and stand in the way of social justice

-reject the idea that the sin of racism is entirely structural

-don’t allow the perversion of justice; so pursue righteous application of God's law (Romans 13: 8-10)

-stop allowing everything to be about race, but fight for the unity of the body of Christ’s church

-speak out against pagan groups that bear false witness= Black Lives Matter, Marxism, satan’s worldview of removing all Christianity from the world

-speak out against the pushing of gender confusion on kids-normalizing sexuality causes harm

-understand BLM & CRT is openly anti-male and anti-family

-Bible is source of all-issues: racism, trans agenda, feminist thinking

-confront the lies and hold to truth: LGBTQIA+ is a cult

-All men are an image of God and He is the only path to forgiveness

-Don’t accept world’s faulty emasculated, unbiblical version of love

-Be tenacious biblical Christlike love

The Way Forward

-forgiveness of ancestors-can’t change the past

-appreciation of America: healthiest, freest, most prosperous people of any race on the planet

-blessed by God’s providence

-best theological education available in the world

-God’s grace not require feelings of entitlement or apologies for reparations

-what is meant for evil God meant for good

-message of world counters the gospel

-there cannot be no reconciliation without justice-The death of Christ is that justice

-racial sins can’t be reconciled-Christ atoned for sin and paid the proper restitution

-anti-racism knows nothing of forgiveness

-anti-racism offers endless penance, judgment, and fear

-issue of values and principles, not skin color

-Love God more than life as the Bride of Christ more than worldview platform

-rise to the challenges

-listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd

-don’t listen to the voice of the enemy: God’s people are not guilty , blind, ignorant oppressors based on the pigment of their melanin

-reject the twisting of repentance (read Daniel and Ezra)

-freedom and reconciliation is secured in Chriist-Man is who makes divisions

***We have a great Lord and Savior, and it is a privilege to defend his gospel

-scripture is essential advice today-all truth claims and  ethical standards must be tested by God’s final word in scriptures alone

-God equally created every person equally in his own image

-God’s law=10 commandments results in authentic justice

-salvation is granted by God’s grace alone and received through faith in Jesus Christ alone

-role of church is to worship and preach God’s word, evangelize God’s truth from Bible alone

-heresy is a pat toward spiritual destruction

-God created male and female/one woman & one man becomes one flesh

-both male and female have biological and personal distinctions between them and will not be manipulated with corrupt worldviews

-identity in Christ is 1st-not blemished by ethnicity or race

-honor the the image of God in all people

***All scripture is totally true and trustworthy-supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried-reject all that  inherently oppose the scriptures

***Reject all worldviews that are contrary to the Christian faith and scriptures







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