Eric Mason is the author of the book, Woke Church, and founder and lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship, a Southern Baptist church in Philadelphia and a staunch proponent of Critical Race Theory.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become one of the predominant schools of thought behind the push for racial reconciliation in the Evangelical Church. CRT emerged as an offshoot of Critical Theory, a neo-Marxist philosophy that has its roots in the Frankfurt School and its methods are drawn from Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud.
CRT teaches that institutional racism exists within every structure of society and that these structures are intrinsically designed in such a manner as to protect and preserve “white supremacy” in our culture. Further, CRT does not rely on factual statistics or objective evidence to support the theory, rather it relies on anecdotal evidence and personal experience.
Essentially, Critical Race Theory exists to fault whites for every calamity in black and minority ethnic communities through the guise of “white guilt” and “white privilege.”
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Matt Chandler, another popular charismatic Southern Baptist preacher and circuit speaker and proponent of this faulty, unbiblical thinking, recently held a conference, Woke Church Conference, with Mason that was based on this ideology.
In a recent post on Twitter, Eric Mason blames white people for that mass abortion rate in the black community. Nevermind the culture of promiscuity, rampant fornication, fatherlessness, and drug abuse that exists — these are all white people’s fault too, apparently — let’s blame white people, instead of our own sin nature and rebellion against God.
He then goes on to equate “reformed white evangelicals” to the false prophets in Jeremiah 23 — that would be those “reformed white evangelicals,” like Voddie Baucham, Darrell Harrison, and many other crafters of the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel since none of them are buying into this continually divisive narrative.