I have a question

Dear Woke Christian,

Let’s say that you’re starting to wonder. You’re starting to question if CRT is really all about what it claims. Let’s also say that you want to “test” a CRT person to check what they’ll do.

Here’s a simple test. Ask them to give you the Gospel. You may have to play along, but ask questions and get to the true Gospel. This is what my kid (11 years old) just told me the Gospel was “God is holy, man is sinful. Christ came to pay our sin debt. He died, was buried and rose again. By the grace of God He made me alive to receive the Gospel and now I’m trusting in Christ for salvation.”

So you’re wondering about your CRT prognosticator, huh? Ask them what the Gospel is and extra credit if they can cite actual Bible text.

What did you get when you asked? I pray you got a succinct explanation of the Gospel. I hope it was theologically rich and deep. But…. you know what the problem is…don’t you? Yeah I do, too.

No matter how great their explanation of the Gospel is their everyday “preaching” is void of this truth. CRT can’t give the Gospel because it’s opposed to it. Yes, it uses terms and phrases, but actually it’s anti-Christ at it’s root and your friend just proved my point.

Run from CRT brother/sister. Don’t worry about being called names or worse. Your status in Christ matters so much more. Run!

Let’s stop playing around

Dear Woke Christian,

At what point will you see that CRT/BLM/SJ are complete and utterly bankrupt? Not just payday loan broke, but I mean broke-broke. Spiritually they are leading you into sin. They take scripture out of context so badly that you’d think the Bible is a “create your own doctrine” book. Secularly they are denying real basic common sense. What is it going to take for you to look at this movement and see it for what it is?

Let’s be honest, why are you still holding on to CRT and it’s ideologies? Let’s talk about it.

Ezra 9

Dear Woke Christian,

Ezra 9 This is an interesting verse to use for corporate repentance. Be careful, it’s a narrative. We have to be very careful lifting “principles” from narratives and just overlaying them in today’s modern times. They weren’t meant to be read like this and we will soon see why. Another point is that we tend to treat “Israel” like Play-Doh. We can mold it into whatever we want. This was a real group of people in real-time and space. We can’t just make promises directed to them apply to us at will. This is a wonderful example of the Play-Doh policy. 

This story was about the Israelites who went back with the first rebuilding project with Ezra. They didn’t get much done, let’s be honest. In steps Nehemiah and got things done. That’s the short and quick summary. But let’s go back to Ezra. His people had something that God had directly told them not to do. They came in and married foreign wives. This was the sin they were repenting of in Ezra 9. 

I asked Herb to jump in and help with this as well. Here’s his response. I’m really not sure how this text is used to support CRT? Is the argument that racism in America, specifically in white people, is like the modern day intermarriage happening among the Jews? If so, and all people are to follow the Ezra model and seek forgiveness for our racism, what do we do with the actual sin of intermarriage that is being addressed? Are we just to ignore that God was specific about who the Israelites could marry? Seems a bit racist for God to not want his people to marry people of a different “race” ethnicity. The moment we or CRT-Christians begin to explain the intermarriage part of this text everything breaks down. Israel was a “set-apart” people, a holy nation, intended to be different from all others so that they could be a light to the world. This is what living under the Lordship of God Almighty looks like! They were never able to make that claim because they constantly rebelled against God. Hence Jesus had to come, not just to redeem Israel, but all people. Romans tells us that the gospel of Jesus is the power of God for salvation, first to the Jew, and then to the Gentile. We, America, are the gentile. We see the unfolding story of God in his relationship with Israel as a revelation of the character of God, not as a playbook for humanity. I, as a gentile, know that I was dead in my sin (past), am forgiven and redeemed by the work of Christ on the cross (present), and am being sanctified as an adopted, righteous child of God because of Christ in me, not me (future). 

Instead of Ezra 9, I’d suggest that people look at 1 John 1:7-10

Or maybe….just maybe

Dear Woke Christian,

At what point will you begin to see that this is being used as a lever to separate Chrsitans of every color? You can’t have a dissenting voice? Well, I can and I will use it.

The notion that any form of disagreement with CRT will be met with name calling and bully tactics is so 3rd grade I am embarrassed to have to point it out. No, I don’t worship whiteness. That’s just silly, but since we’re being lunatics, “supporting CRT means you worship blackness”. See I can play the silly Olympics as well.

But let’s be honest. There are many, many viable reasons to reject CRT. The main reason is that it’s another “gospel” in full. Its’ presuppositions are flawed on many sides and don’t represent what the Body of Christ is to be at all.

How about this. If I told you that the Bible speaks clearly against women leading in church one would immedately excuse away Paul and make some pretty baseless arguments. That same person would canonize “whiteness” as the unpardonable sin and call anyone who challenges it mean names. You’re probably writing out a few of them now.

There are many faithful brothers and sisters in Christ who disagree with CRT. I will not accuse them of worshipping anything or anyone except Christ unitl proven otherwise. Why are you so comfortable doing differently?

As a call to action how about you show me where “whiteness” is a sin in the scriptures.

Liberation vs Freedom

Dear Woke Christian,

I realize that you may or may not even know about “liberation theology”. It would be a religious forerunner to CT which is of course is a forefunner to CRT. Well, I ran across this video and this guy nails it. Since he supports LT he does a great job of pointing out it’s “merits”. If you listen to this 3 min video you’ll probably see the areas of conflict this teaching has with the Bible. That’s my point in sharing this. LT and it’s offshoots fly right in the face of biblical teaching. They’re not found in, they have to be read into the Bible.

In this short insightful video did you notice that they man gave no scripture for his claims and it would be very easy to agree with this idea without looking at scripture.

In Matthew 26:11 Jesus said that we’d always have the poor with us. The powerful point is that He said this to someone who complained that the perfume the woman annointed Him with could’ve been spent on the poor. So the idea that God is seeking to do eradicate poverty isn’t supported by scripture.

Leviticus 19:14-16 says something very interesting about the “God of the marginalized” idea. “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.” And just incase you think this is just OT, Paul makes a very bold statement about supporting those who can work, but won’t in 2 Thessalonians 3:9-11.

Please hear me, it is good to help and support those who do not have. Keep in mind Jesus helped us in providing us Salvation that we could’ve never acheieved. The eradication of poverty isn’t the goal. Think about it, would Christ have had to die for liberation theology to be true? What did Christ add to this guys 3 minute explaination. Nothing.

Let’s discuss IXK

Dear Woke Christian,

A major sticking point has been that CRT almost relishes in the fact that most of it’s adhearants won’t check what they’re saying in light of the Bible. I want to prove that point to you with a video discussion.

I was going to nane the video podcast “Chapter and Verse”, but oviously I went a different route. I want to encourage you to watch this entire thing and feel free to comment below.

So what do you think? Is IXK really wanting you to check his work? Does he want you to go back and see if “liberation theology” is Biblical? I think we know the answer.

Here’s the full link from Woke Preacher Clips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azJh4N69Q5k