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9Marks Leader, Mark Dever, Defends the Legitimacy of Voting for Pro-Choice Candidates for Social Justice Causes

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I’m not going to shy away from it at this point, the social justice movement that has co-opted Evangelicalism is a demonic influence that turns hearts away from the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and sets people’s minds on temporal self-entitlement. In this video, Mark Dever defends the legitimacy of voting for pro-choice candidates because pro-life candidates “can’t do anything about abortion anyway” so we may as well vote for a Democrat who is going to do all this social justice stuff now.

Earlier today, I wrote an article showing that another Southern Baptist ERLC contributor made essentially the same argument. Needless to say, the argument is not rooted in sound biblical theology or a Christian worldview but rooted in a deficient sub-Christian epistemology that is completely devoid of the gospel.

Let’s be clear: your political positions, activism, or support have no bearing on your salvation–zero. However, if you claim to be a Christian, transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit and bought by the blood of Jesus Christ, the Scriptures say that you will be given a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26) and you are being sanctified unto good works (Ephesians 2:10).

So let me spell this out for you. This means you cannot be a Christian while supporting the slaughter of innocent children, gay rights, gay propaganda, “gay Christianity,” theft (redistribution of wealth), lawlessness (i.e. open borders), a complete and total lack of individual responsibility (i.e. nanny state welfare system, single-payer insurance, etc.), or the endless sweeping away of our right to worship God freely. If you support this godless ideology or support candidates that do, don’t expect me to treat you as a fellow Christian.

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