Before I make my remarks regarding the issue of “whiteness” I want to remind you of God’s description of the human race to a person:
There is none righteous, not even one; There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God; All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does good, There is not even one.Romans 3:10-12
…being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers,Romans 1:29-31
a hatersof God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;
It seems to me that when Russell Moore led the effort to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., he was out of touch with the values and goals of many of those who thought such an event was a wonderful idea. Ever since the MLK50 event took place, we have had a barrage of black protestant leaders engage a relentless and unceasing assault on evangelicalism. We saw all white people indicted for the assassination of MLK. We have watched as the SBC and SBTS issued apology after apology for sins that the men making the apology did not commit. Jamar Tisby with his The Color of Compromise and Eric Mason with his Woke Church have done more to divide and destroy the unity of the body than to promote unity.
This movement along with the homosexual movement remind me of a military battle where one army is trying to take the hill while the other is trying to hold onto it. The men at the bottom will continue to take run after run at the hill. Sooner or later, if they have enough bodies, the men at the bottom will take the hill. You make a run, fall back, strategize, and make another run. You repeat this tactic until you either take the hill or realize you never will. Leaders in black protestant churches who pass themselves off as evangelical are not unlike those in the gay movement. They want evangelical to change, to reform, to mold evangelical Christianity into their own idea of what the church should be. What is going on?
We all know that black Americans are, for all intents and purposes and with few exceptions, liberal in their political leanings. We know that 96% of them vote democrat. We know that the democratic party holds to values and principles that are overtly antichrist in nature. They promote infanticide. They embrace and celebrate the sexual deviance of homosexuality and gender dysphoria. They openly admit that if religious liberty means excluding homosexuals, then we must alter religious liberty. In other words, sexual deviance is more highly valued than religious freedom. These are just a few of the basic values of the democratic party which is the party of choice for most black protestants and black Americans.
The strategy on the part of black protestants is to infiltrate evangelical churches with the goal being to change their values to more align with those in the black community. The homosexual movement is doing the exact same thing and the feminists have been working at it for an exceptionally long time. The end game is to take subdue the evangelical voting block so that the economic model in America and be replaced with a social/Marxist model. At this point, it seems that this theory is no longer as controversial as it was just a year ago. Any honest person will admit that it looks like this is in fact the end game.
Enter the latest strategy or run at the hill: whiteness. In a recent article, Brad Mason traces what he calls this “whiteness” back to the 17th-century during a time when Virginia’s house of Burgesses passed a law forbidding interracial marriage between white people and non-white people. Eventually this would lead to what black protestants are calling “whiteness” today.
Mason makes the following observation,
But the reality is many, if not most, Americans hear “that class of individuals normally called white” when they hear the term “Whiteness.” While I do believe this is simply misinformed, I am nevertheless often reminded by a very wise individual in my church that “we are not only responsible for what we say, but also for what is heard.
Perhaps the reason many of us think that “whiteness” refers to that class of individuals normally called white is because that is precisely what modern black leaders mean. After all, if we want to keep with the historical concept that Mason is alluding to in his article, isn’t it the case that “whiteness” is no longer a thing for overwhelming majority of American society? Where are the laws that Mason references in this piece? If we have removed them, abolished them, and reordered society, isn’t that an indication that this “whiteness” has been abandoned at this point? Or is Mason really trying to do something else by resurrecting a concept that, in practice, has been abandoned? After all, those who are employing the term “whiteness” do not seem to be attempting to give us a history lesson about a past that no longer exists. At least, that is not how it seems to me.
It is a fact that men have held to all kinds of beliefs and superstitions that have proven to be wrong-headed and even hate-filled. The bigger problem with this issue is that it is dividing the churches. This is not a matter that has to do with the churches. It is a matter of unregenerate sinful societies doing what they do. It does not matter that many of these people claim to be Christian and engaged in the sin of racism. Claiming to be a Christian doesn’t make you one.
There are black women and men who are living sexually promiscuous lives, having abortions, engaging in drunkenness, drugs, and violence who also claim to be Christian. A black gang-member claiming to love Jesus is no better or worse than a white racism who claims to love Jesus. God is going to judge both according to their deeds. Christians keep themselves from racism and from sexual promiscuity.
True believers must denounce every philosophy that is in opposition to Christ. Paul said, “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor. 10:5) If a person thinks being white makes them superior in any way, they are sadly mistaken and playing the fool. I can honestly say that I don’t know anyone who actually thinks this way. But what is just as bad is when black leaders imply that a large number of white people still think this way even though they may not be aware of it. And the only way to show that you do not think this way is to become woke. And that is exactly what is being played out in front of us. Many of these black leaders and black protestants seem to be doing everything they can to use the past in order to manipulate those in the present. It seems like one more strategy to take a run at that hill.
In summary, here is the strategy: step one is to go back into the past and call out “whiteness” philosophy. Step two is to point out how immoral and wrong-headed such thinking was. Step three is to convince others that this thinking is deeply embedded in the minds of white people. Step four is to say something clever like “whiteness” should not be applied to individual white people as a category. This is quite the silly notion but that is the strategy. Step five is to convince people that the only way to get this “whiteness” disease out of you is to become woke. If you’re not woke, you still have “whiteness” disease. And the final piece of this is to tie it to the gospel so that now, woke becomes a fruit of the Spirit, the absence of which equals the absence of genuine faith which means you are still rejecting the gospel. Conclusion, a rejection of woke theology is a rejection of the gospel. For those of you who are wondering why some of us see the woke movement as ending in heresy, perhaps this will help you see how we get there, or better, how the woke disciples take us there.
Just remember the next time one of these men try to convince you that God is not colorblind to remind them that God himself says that he is colorblind.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”1 Samuel 16:7
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.Galatians 3:28
Know that he who accuses one man or class of men of being more guilty than himself or more guilty than the class to which he belongs and he who thinks he or his class are less deserving of the wicked than that which is inflicted on himself or on them is himself guilty of the wickedness of pride for he thinks others are more wicked than himself and he thinks that he deserves less evil to befall him than others. What ground could he offer for such an argument but pure pride? He thinks more highly of himself than he ought to think, and God will surely lower him to the ground either by the means of grace or by the means of judgment.