Southern Baptist leaders and pastors around the nation are still refusing to worship corporately amid the coronavirus pandemic and in the midst of the violent chaos and anarchy taking place in cities around the country. Sadly, these men who believe they are spiritual leaders in our day are nothing more than social activists devoid of any semblance of the gospel.
Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. — Mathew 6:21
Several Southern Baptist leaders have taken to the streets to march with militant anarchist groups such as Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA to protest “injustice” against George Floyd, a black man who was killed at the hands of police officers. “Injustice” is placed in quotation marks because the reality is that there is no injustice.
But this isn’t about injustice at all, it is all about power. Every bit of what we see taking place in the streets of large cities and small towns around the world is about power. Think about it, the violent protesters aren’t interested in justice otherwise they would be acting like it. What is it that the peaceful protesters are protesting? Injustice? Nope. The cop that killed George Floyd is in maximum security prison. A hate crime? There isn’t a shred of evidence that race played any part in this. None. This protest, and particularly, the rioting and anarchy, is without grounds–top to bottom. It is nothing more than an attempt to grab power by keeping people under the impression that they are being treated unfairly. It is the only way to get them to rise up to the fake cause. Otherwise, they forget how “oppressed” they are and apathy sets in because, well, for the most part, their lives are pretty darn good.
Prominent Southern Baptist leaders and pastors who are partaking in this include David Platt, Thabiti Anyabwile, Ed Stetzer, and others. Thabiti Anyabwile, the pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington, D.C., helped organize a march in the capital city and other cities.
Because, apparently, that type of congregating among people is essential, but corporate worship is not.
He isn’t the only one. David Platt, pastor of McLean Bible Church in Virginia, also close to the Washington D.C. area, also encouraged his congregation to join the protests.
Yet, as of June 8, McLean Bible Church is still not meeting corporately because “large gatherings” are dangerous amid the coronavirus. Ed Stetzer also marched with these anarchists in Chicago, which we covered last week at this link.
This is a trend and they are not the only ones. For whatever reason, their complete lack of ability to think rationally and biblically has been brought out. These woke social justice warriors have exposed themselves as frauds who care far more about their racial identity, progressive politics, and virtue-signaling than they do the gospel or biblical justice.