Pick A Team Everybody!
Short clip from the October 18th 2018 “Polemics Report.”
I am so very thankful to the drafters and signers of the Dallas Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel. It is needed. Please let nothing that follows this undermine that appreciation.
I – and Pulpit & Pen and VERY few others – have been sounding the alarm bell on The Gospel Coalition, Russell Moore and the ERLC, Tim Keller, Matt Chandler, and the other “woke” Calvinists for the **longest** time. With few exceptions (Phil Johnson being one of them), the list of premier signatories on the Dallas Statement are a list of men who have FOR YEARS either ignored the impending threat to evangelicalism or in some cases publicly rebuked P&P (and myself) for saying then what they have finally affixed their name to now.
It is, as they say, better late than never.
They (I first wrote “we,” and changed it, because I’m innocent of this claim) have overlooked the threat presented by these men because of Position Blindness and being Single Issue Discerners (Google those terms). Because the threat to evangelicalism has come from primarily men associated with Calvinism, they assumed charitably that the culprits could be capable of no great error. In doing so, they have been relegated to signing a statement that is – tragically – a day late and a dollar short.
Had the majority of the initial signatories spoken out boldly and polemically circa 2013-2014, these latte mafia of woke Social Justice Warriors would not have had the momentum to overtake wider evangelicalism to virtually NO resistance except for our small corner of the blogosphere. Instead, arms were laid down and their blitzkrieg was nearly altogether unopposed. The consequences of their delays in action will be insurmountable, if it weren’t for the power of Christ.
I feel like I’ve banged the gong and cranked the siren until my hands bled, while most of the Dallas Statement signers were still doing conferences with and RT’ing these dangerous change agents. Even now, most refuse to treat these enemies of the Gospel as anything but misguided but well-intentioned brothers (and that alone makes me sick).
I say all of this to say “PAY ATTENTION.” For the love of all that is good and pure, BE DISCERNING. God has given you means for ADVANCE NOTICE of these things if only you will listen. Watchmen have been on the wall shouting about the danger to the pure Gospel for years. And now, short of God’s power, it is too late.
The ERLC (and SBC in general), Together for the Gospel, the Gospel Coalition, 9 Marx, Acts29, and major seminaries like SEBTS, SBTS, Westminster Philadelphia, and RTS are “all-in” on a Social Justice movement that is altogether indistinguishable from the social religion that gutted the mainstream denominations only two generations ago. And now, the evangelical world is being swallowed up to the sound of thunderous applause of a thousand limp wrists.
– Posted on FaceBook by Pastor Jordan Hall October 18th, 2018