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Southern Baptist Pastor Complains that Some Want Only “Cultural Conservatives” in the SBC

by | Mar 16, 2024 | Abortion, Apostasy, Climate, DEI, Feminism, Gun Control, heresy, LGBTQ Issues, News, Politics, Racialism, Religion, Social Justice, Social Unrest, Social-Issues, The Church, Theology, US

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It’s been a while since I’ve covered anything that Southern Baptist pastor, Dwight McKissic has said. It’s mainly because everything he says, no matter how outlandish it is, he’s already said before and it just really isn’t newsworthy. But I ran across another tweet of his just the other day, and I have to say that what I read was surprising even to me—and that’s saying a lot.

The tweet was a response to William Wolfe, an outspoken proponent of what many are labeling “Christian Nationalism”—though that term is loaded and isn’t clearly defined. But McKissic’s criticism here isn’t about “Christian Nationalism,” it’s about, well, Christian Christianity.

First off, McKissic says argues that he (and most black pastors) “without hesitation, or reservation” embrace theological conservatism. That’s laughable, at best, because McKissic is one of the most outspoken proponents of women pastors in the SBC. But then he goes on to list off the things that he hates about “political conservatism”—he hates that conservatives denounce things like “affirmative action” and DEI, which the Bible refers to as “showing partiality. He hates that political conservatives reject welfare systems that take from people with a good work ethic to give to the sluggard. He hates that conservatives reject “Obama Care,” even though it’s proven to be disastrous, raise healthcare costs, and, again, steals from people who work hard to give to those who don’t. And he hates that conservatives believe that people should have the constitutionally-protected right to defend themselves.

Let me just post the tweet:

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And here is the tweet McKissic was responding to:

As I’ve stated repeatedly, one’s political ideology cannot be separated from one’s theology. In reality, for a Christian who claims Christ, it is NOT okay to vote for a Democrat as doing so is a clear and unambiguous violation of the commandments of God not only to love Him but to love your neighbor—biblically. For a Christian, a robust political ideology must be rooted in sound biblical theology, and sound biblical theology cannot lead to opposing political ideologies. This is just their way of legitimizing all the leftists who fill their pews as they make every attempt to appease them.

McKissic echoes the sentiments of many Southern Baptist leaders today calling political conservatives “idolaters.” In 2022, JD Greear, preaching at the chapel at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) today, went off on a tirade against conservatives who left his church over the past couple of years after he moved his church to embrace and accept leftism.

According to Greear, members who hold to a conservative political ideology but refuse to cave and tolerate progressive and liberal ideology have made politics an “idol.” Greear complained that these conservatives–with whom he claims he shares most of his beliefs–left his church over “small” things that don’t matter. Small things, like those mentioned above, theft, LGBTQ indoctrination, abortion.

By the way, McKissic is also “pro-choice” when it comes to murdering children. And this isn’t just a political view, this is a theological view:

I honestly never thought I’d see the day when a Southern Baptist pastor, a prominent, involved, and an outspoken one at that, would openly admit that he supports abortion in these cases. McKissic’s argument demonstrates that he is driven by leftist political ideology over biblical ideology—the two are completely incompatible. And when asked to take a stand, he repeatedly deflects:

Since then, his efforts to make Southern Baptists swallow abortion have only intensified. Today, he has compared abortion to such things as eschatology and other doctrinal teachings of various importance. In a tweet today, McKissic says that killing innocent children who have committed no wrong should be allowed in certain circumstances—and that drawing hardline positions on this in the Southern Baptist Convention “is not wise.”

Is this what a Christian thinks? Is this how a Christian pastor should act? All of this simply proves Wolfe’s point—that people like this should not be allowed anywhere in the SBC, or any church that names the name of Christ. These are not just “political progressives,” they are theological apostates. The two cannot be separated. One’s political ideology is driven by their theology, and if their theology is not one of the highest view of God and His word, their political ideology will ultimately land in opposition to His statutes. So don’t be fooled by the rhetoric coming from these false teachers. The Bible tells us to purge them from our ranks (1 Corinthians 5:13). So do so, and don’t feel guilty about it.

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