“Show me your politics, and I will know your religion. Acting like these things are disconnected is gnostic and foolish – unless you’re doing it on purpose. Either way, it is wicked.” —M.L. Nowlin, Twitter
I couldn’t have put it better myself as this is exactly what I’ve been arguing for years at The Dissenter. As noted in our Heresy of the Day: Multiculturalism, one of the key tenets of this false doctrine is that it attempts to separate one’s political ideology from his theology and then allows for diverse political ideologies, such as progressivism and liberalism, that contradict biblical theology, to flourish in the Church.
Yet, that is what these religious pharisaical leftists continue to do. Recently, Tim Keller tweeted out that Churches should not destroy unity or fellowship over political differences.
Yet, this flies in the face of Scripture itself which commands us not only to break unity with them (2 Corinthians 6:14-16) but also to purge them from our ranks (1 Corinthians 5:13). There are few worse people on this planet than those Democrats who see nothing wrong with voting for political candidates who would murder innocent children by the millions.
This is quite similar to other Evangelical leaders who’ve attempted to make similar arguments. In a resource titled To Divide or Not to Divide by David Platt, under one of the first headings, it states:
These disagreements (which may be strong at times) may mean less partnership with one another in public or political engagement. Particularly when considering issues of justice as God’s people, we inevitably engage in political discussions about how to do justice according to God’s Word, and we come to differing conclusions on political leaders, parties, policies, and positions. However, amidst these disagreements and differences over beliefs and practices that are less clear in the Bible and not essential to Christianity and membership in the church, we still joyfully stand together as brothers and sisters in Christ around beliefs and practices that are clear in Scripture and essential to Christianity and membership in the church. Part of the purpose of this resource is to help us distinguish between core beliefs about justice and race around which we unify and personal convictions, opinions, preferences, or perspectives around which we may disagree or differ.
And former Southern Baptist president JD Greear recently lashed out at former members of his church who walked away because of his obsession with superficial unity with these godless unbelievers.
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? —2 Corinthians 6:14-16
God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.” —1 Corinthians 5:13