Sunday, November 13, 2016

Thanks Famous Christian! Eld Stetzer Slams White Evangelicals & Calls For Racism

Old Ed Stetzer, the Emergent Church Movement leader cum TBN host and Life Way guru has some deep, biblical, and non-racist wisdom and insight for us. I'm so glad famous Christians can tell us how to think, believe, and act. I mean, their standard is so much higher than.....Scripture's. Here's what he said in his piece, "What Do White Evangelicals Owe People of Color in Trump’s America They Helped Create?"
As such, let me share six ways that White Evangelicals, among others, can respond.
First, if you’ve never spoken up about some of the offensive things that Trump has said, this would be a good time to apologize for that.
Second, if you are in ministry leadership, affirm (or begin) a commitment to developing a multicultural approach that more intentionally elevates people of color.
Third, we must all speak for—and sometimes even join—those who are marginalized.
          Fourth, we must embrace the refugee, the immigrant, and people on the move.
Fifth, we must speak up and quickly condemn any and all racist comments flowing out of this election.
Sixth, we must elevate non-Anglo evangelicals.

          ~Excerpts, Ed Stetzer, "Christianity" Today

You could not get more fleshly, more earthly, more unspiritual than that. Placing guilt upon a whole people that are not proven to be guilty is not only unjust, it is slanderous. To apologize for another man's sin is also wrong. To elevate anyone based on race is itself, racist. After admonishing racism among white Evangelicals, he turns around and pushes racism. Twice. 
Scripture, on the other hand deals with such fleshly, temporal, and divisiveness:
2Co 5:16  Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer.

Joh 6:63  "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. 
Php 3:4  although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more 
Php 3:5  circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; 
Php 3:6  as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless. 
Php 3:7  But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 
Php 3:8  More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, 
Php 3:9  and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, 

Eph 2:11  Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "Uncircumcision" by the so-called "Circumcision," which is performed in the flesh by human hands--
Eph 2:12  remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 
Eph 2:13  But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 
Eph 2:14  For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, 
Eph 2:15  by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, 
Eph 2:16  and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity
Eph 2:18  for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. 
Eph 2:19  So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, 

And how does Scripture describe such wisdom as that of Stetzer and those puppeting the same liberal, racist, socialist nonsense?

Jas 3:12  Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh. 
Jas 3:13  Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. 
Jas 3:14  But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 
Jas 3:15  This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 
Jas 3:16  For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. 
Jas 3:17  But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. 
Jas 3:18  And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. 

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