With the recent rise of progressive “Christianity” in the last few years, it’s no surprise that one of the prevailing themes is social justice, known colloquially as the “woke” movement. Many denominations have been caught up in the movement forever. But social justice is not the gospel, and saying that it is is heresy.
Central to the “woke” movement in the Evangelical Church is the notion that the society, and in particular, the Church, is overrun with “White supremacy” and it needs to be rooted out. This idea, which is rooted in Marxist Critical Race Theory, has caused many of our Evangelical churches and leaders to embrace the “woke” movement and turn what they’ve dubbed “racial reconciliation” into a “gospel issue.”
This effectively distorts and perverts the gospel by mixing it with the vain philosophies of men.
In a recent sermon, John MacArthur explains how these “undiscerning Evangelicals” are guilty of distorting the gospel by embracing and advancing this movement as though it was part of the gospel.