In case you missed it, United States dictator, Joe Biden, with an ominous red Hitler-like background, announced that the “greatest threat” to this nation as “MAGA Republicans” and vowed to fight them.
Everyone knows exactly what Biden means by “MAGA Republicans” and the message Biden is sending is clear: unless you’re on board with his Communist/Marxist agenda, you’re going to be the target.
So how should Christians think about this? What is the biblical response to this kind of rhetoric? That’s difficult to ascertain as Biden’s rhetoric sounds nearly identical to what some Southern Baptist leaders are saying about conservatives. In the case of one Southern Baptist leader, if you didn’t vote Democrat, you’re a “whore for Trump” who needs to be dealt with.
The Dissenter reported a few months ago during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting that ERLC vice-chair of the trustee board and prominent Southern Baptist pastor, Kevin Smith, took to the microphone at the SBC annual meeting during a panel discussion with Matt Chandler, Danny Akin, Mark Dever, and others, to lambast Trump voters as “whores.”
I’d love to know what some white brothers think about this. White (unintelligible). You mentioned ten years as a window and I’m less hopeful ten years later. I think some Southern Baptists lost their minds when a black man was elected president. Not all, but some.
I think some Southern Baptists were unloving to black people beginning in 2012 with the killing of Trayvon Martin. I don’t mean agree about politics or policy…I just mean giving a darn that somebody else is hurting who is supposed to be your brother or sister in Christ.
And I think some Southern Baptists just bent over and became political whores with this whole Trump stuff. And if black innerrantists like Ralph West (Pastor of Houston’s The Church Without Walls who announced he left the SBC) feels alienated and black innerrantists like John Onwuchekwa (Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Atlanta who left the SBC) feels alienated and black innerrantists like Charlie Dates (Left the SBC) feels alienated, I just wonder if white brothers think this has been kind of crazy- black/white stuff going on, Asian, Hispanic. Just people who aren’t white feeling like they’re tolerated but not really embraced.
I’m not talking about me. I’ve been here thirty years so I got true friendships, but people in their twenties haven’t been here thirty years. So I just wanted to (unintelligible) what white brothers think the race thing is in the SBC?”
Here’s the video of Smith making these remarks:
This is where we’re at—not only as a nation, but as the Church. When our church leaders sound identical to the wicked leaders of our nation, how do we respond as the Church? Why do we continue to allow these men to blaspheme God and disparage His bride? There is no room for ideological disagreement of this extent in the Church.
This isn’t merely a difference in fiscal policies, these are now threats against the lives of those who hold to biblical convictions and express those convictions in their political ideology. Political ideology, for the conservative, bible-believing Christian, is the outworking of their faith. You cannot have differing and contradictory politics to this degree and remain in fellowship. These people must be cast out of the Church and never be allowed to call themselves Christians again without pushback.