Conservative Southern Baptist pastor and former presidential candidate, Mike Stone, preached a sermon today at the Conservative Baptist Network (CBN) conference today rebuking the current leadership in the denomination for exchanging the truth of Scripture and creating a false god that changes his minds on cultural issues.
“God has never changed his mind, God has never learned anything, God has not evolved,” Stone preached, “and God has never awakened to anything.”
“God is not woke!”
Stone argued that the contrast to this has “run amuck” in the American landscape. “The God that changes, the God that is not Holy, used to be against homosexuality,” Stone continued. “Today, he understands that same-sex marriage…is a civil rights issue and all he has to say about that is ‘judge not lest you be judged.'”
Stone urged people to understand that this ideology is infiltrating the ranks of the Southern Baptist Convention. “The current president of our convention and the past president of our convention said that God whispers about homosexuality compared to how he shouts about other sins,” Stone said.
Stone then lambasted the denomination for even debating whether or not a church that defected and embraced homosexuality last year should have been disfellowshipped, stating that some, including women, sitting on the panel argued that it was a “slippery slope” to remove the church and that it could hurt NAMB’s church-planting efforts.
I think we can emphatically say that if we had more pastors in the SBC willing to preach this way, we wouldn’t be so far gone from God’s grace.