As the JD Greear, Ed Litton sermon PLAGIARISM scandal SERMONGATE escalates into the secular media like Newsweek and Washington Times, a darker reality emerges. Today pulpits in America are filled with carefully crafted language and talking points to move the church toward affirmation of sin.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Just one week into the reign of newly elected SBC president Ed Litton, a youtube video of sermon clips showing his and outgoing president J D Greears sermons on Romans 1. Both use the same introduction, cheesy as it was, along with several illustrations and phrases which exactly match each other. Greears sermon was a year in advance of the Litton sermon but Greear is not credited in the quotes. Litton and Greear both issued statements to cover their rather exposed hinder parts but the they fall short of explaining away the concerns and the charges of plagiarism. By SBC’s own seminary standards on plagiarism both preaches are offenders.
Still the greater reality is not being focused on by most in this brewing disaster is the content of the sermon and its willingness to assert that “The Bible whispers about sexual sin especially homosexuality.” The real issue here is not just that the sermon is copied but that it is making a totally false assertion.
As Litton and Greear and departed ERLC president Russell Moore make MUCH of their assertions of racism and sex abuse / coverups – they and others in church have been on a steady set of false talking points from imbedded activist to minimize the issues related to LGBTQ agenda and its targeting of children and families at every level of society.
STRANGE mixture of focus is it not? And too many in the pews today are willing to let these men get away with what they are doing because they have not zealously embraced a love of the Truth and POWER OF THE GOSPEL. We dare not be robbed -for the sake of all sinners (all of us fallen creatures) of the true promise of transforming power of salvation through the blood of Jesus. Whisperers lose everything and steal it from us when they attempt to mute the truth of God.
WHISPERERS IN THE PULPIT ARE A CURSE FROM GOD
A BIT OF WARNING TO GREEAR AND LITTON FROM JEREMIAH 23
30 “Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” says the Lord, “who steal My words every one from his neighbor. 31 Behold, I am against the prophets,” says the Lord, “who use their tongues and say, ‘He says.’ 32 Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” says the Lord, “and tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them or command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,” says the Lord.”
ROMANS ONE :THE VERSES IN QUESTION
What does the text of Romans 1 really say? Below is the full text which Greear/ Litton and a host of affiliated modern day pulpit jockey’s outfitted with canned and regurgitated sermons calling them “God Whispering “.
REMEMBER THE WORDS AND CATCH PHRASES OF GREEAR AND LITTON ARE NOT THEIR OWN -BUT THE WORD OF GOD STANDS ALONEAGAINST THEIR FOLLY.
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the [j]men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
LGBTQ ACTIVIST IN ORGANIZATIONS LIKE HRC CALL ROMANS 1 A”CLOBBER VERSE” WHILE THE OUTGOING AND INCOMING PRESIDENTS OF THE SBC CALL IT A “WHISPER “.
Sad to say that LGBTQ activist organizations have a better grasp on the reality of the scriptures strong denunciation and keen focus on homosexual sin, describing it and the consequences of it in unmistakable detail than do two SBC presidents trained in SBC seminaries. So organizations like the Human Rights Campaign have gone to great lengths to persuade Christians that the Bible is “wrong” or “wrongly interpreted” while at the same time shying away from the ultimate “Clobber Verse” Romans 1.
EXAMPLE OF HRC FALSE TALKING POINTS
(False narrative from Human Rights Campaign’s “resource on faith”.
“One of the most enduring ethical issues across Christian traditions is sexual diversity. For many Christians, one of the most frequently first-asked questions on this topic is, “What does the Bible say about attraction to someone of the same sex?”
“Although its unlikely that the biblical authors had any notion of sexual orientation (for example, the term homosexual wasn’t even coined until the late 19th century) for many people of faith, the Bible is looked to for timeless guidance on what it means to honor God with our lives; and this most certainly includes our sexuality.”
“Before we can jump into how it is that Christians can maintain the authority of the Bible and also affirm sexual diversity,”
GREEAR AND LITTON SOUND MORE LIKE ACTIIVST WORKING FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY TO SALVE THE “COLLECTIVE COMMUNITY CONSCIENCE” THAN TO SPEAK THE WORD OF THE LIVING GOD.
But in a sobering reality check leaders from the SBC and other denominational groups like the PCA have all but TURNED TO MUSH since at least 2009 when HRC / LGBTQ leaders joined “Conservatives” like the SBCs CEO of the Executive Committee Frank Page in the Advisory Counsel of the Obama White House Faith Based Neighborhood Partnerships.
By 2010 a major shift to advance the false narrative of HRC and the APA on “Sexual Orientation” has taken place among evangelical organizations like the Lausanne Movement and The Gospel Coalition – both of which heavily influence the SBC and many other groups.
The real message of Romans 1 is completely overlooked by both of these pulpit whisperers Greear and Litton.
THE CHAPTER REVEALS POWER FOR TRANSFORMATION BY FAITH
-VS- WRATH FOR THE REJECTION OF THE TRUTH.
The revelation of the power of God unto salvation :
The Just Live by Faith
16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
The warning of God’s wrath revealed :
God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness
18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.”
TRUTH IS – FALSE PROPHETS WILL NOT SPEAK THE TRUTHAND COORDINATE THEIR FALSE WORDS.
Like the false prophets of Baal during the time of Ahab and Jezebel -modern day pastors and leaders who appease, bow the knee, and kiss the image of modern day idols are kept well by those whose agendas they serve. Men like JD Greear and Ed Litton are not prophets but cowardly activist too ashamed to own their real goals to move the church ever closer toward affirming sin by saying the Bible “Whispers” about it. Tim Keller, Albert Mohler, Russell Moore and many others in this herd of change agents working to secure the interest of cultural outsiders within the churches faith are the worst kind of false prophets .They are willing to hide in orthodoxy while dancing with the devil and playing word games with the Word of God.
God will not put up with such men or their deceit in His house for long.
16 Thus says the Lord of hosts:
“Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; They speak a vision of their own heart, Not from the mouth of the Lord. 17 They continually say to those who despise Me, ‘The Lord has said, “You shall have peace” ’; And to everyone who walks according to the [g]dictates of his own heart, they say, ‘No evil shall come upon you.’ ”
18 For who has stood in the counsel of the Lord, And has perceived and heard His word? Who has marked His word and heard it? 19 Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord has gone forth in fury— A violent whirlwind! It will fall violently on the head of the wicked. 20 The anger of the Lord will not turn back Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly.
21 “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. 22 But if they had stood in My counsel, And had caused My people to hear My words, Then they would have turned them from their evil way And from the evil of their doings.
23 “Am I a God near at hand,” says the Lord, “And not a God afar off? 24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord.
25 “I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26 How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart, 27 who try to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbor, as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.
28 “The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the Lord. 29 “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
MAYBE IT IS TIME FOR ANOTHER SHOWDOWN ON THE MOUNT OF GOD.
“Now therefore, send and gather all Israel to me on Mount Carmel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”
20 “So Ahab sent for all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel. 21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word. “
WITH LITTLE NOTICE TO MOST, AMERICAN CHRISTIAN CONVICTIONS ARE BEING ERODED FROM WITHIN. THE PUSH OF CRITICAL THEORIES AND “RACIAL DIVERSITY” HAVE MADE AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN SEMINARIES A CAULDRON OF ANTI-AMERICANISM.
Rev Thomas Littleton
No other Biblical “Conservative” seems more committed to undermining American Christian conservatives than Albert Mohler. His leadership at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) has given us contrarian former ERLC head Russell Moore, CRT practitioners Curtis Wood and Jarvis Williams, Revoice LGBTQ leader Nate Collins and now an expert in “Historian of American Christian Nationalism; Associate professor of Church History”.
Obviously the “White Christian Nationalism ” is a key ingredient of the “White Privilege/ White Supremacy ” narrative so many weary Christians are hearing railed at them from their own pulpits today. So why not educate and then hire a guy who a is top historian and author on the subject and have him talk both sides of the “problematic issue ” toward a better understanding of it for even MORE pastors who will stand in their pulpits and accuse the Church?
MEET SBTS AMERICAN CHRISTIAN WHITE NATIONALISM EXPERT HISTORIAN
John D. Wilsey
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CHURCH HISTORY (2017); BOOK REVIEW EDITOR, THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY
“John Wilsey is a Georgia native whose interests lie in the history of how America has viewed itself, how it has understood its place in the world, and how theology has influenced American national identity. As a historian of ideas in church history, Wilsey is also interested in the Enlightenment, religious freedom, American church/state relations, and the contributions the Black church has made to American religious and political culture.”
More specifically in his twitter bio description Wilsey lays out his “historic focus”
John D. Wilsey@JDWilseyHistorian of American Christian Nationalism; Associate professor of Church History@SBTS
ACTON INSTITUTE IS THE SOURCE OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE /FAITH AND WORK / CRITICAL THEORIES CURRICULUM FOUND IN MOST AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE SEMINARIES.
PROFESSOR WILSEY IS AN ACTION FELLOW.
JOHN WILSEY 2015 BOOK ON “AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM”
American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea
Paperback – November 22, 2015
by John D. Wilsey (Author), John Fea (Foreword) “Ever since John Winthrop told his fellow colonists in 1630 that they were about to establish a City upon a Hill, the idea of having a special place in history has captured the American imagination. Through centuries of crises and opportunities, many have taken up this theme to inspire the nation. But others have criticized the notion because it implies a sense of superiority which can fuel racism, warmongering and even idolatry. In this remarkable book, John Wilsey traces the historical development of exceptionalism, including its theological meaning and implications for civil religion. From seventeenth-century Puritans to twentieth-century industrialists, from politicians to educators, exceptionalism does not appear as a monolithic concept to be either totally rejected or devotedly embraced. While it can lead to abuses, it can also point to constructive civil engagement and human flourishing. This book considers historically and theologically what makes the difference. Neither the term nor the idea of American exceptionalism is going away. John Wilsey’s careful history and analysis will therefore prove an important touchstone for discussions of American identity in the decades to come.”
IF TGC IS PROMOTING YOUR BOOK IT IS A SIGN OF IT’S USEFULLNESS IN THEIR PROGRESSIVE AGENDA.
The book asserts insight into how the cold war work of John Foster Dulless influenced “Christian Nationalism Worldview” and interprets Christianity through an ethical not a theological lens.
“When John Foster Dulles died in 1959, he was given the largest American state funeral since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s in 1945. President Eisenhower called Dulles—his longtime secretary of state—“one of the truly great men of our time,” and a few years later the new commercial airport outside Washington, DC, was christened the Dulles International Airport in his honor. His star has fallen significantly since that time, but his influence remains indelible—most especially regarding his role in bringing the worldview of American exceptionalism to the forefront of US foreign policy during the Cold War era, a worldview that has long outlived him.”
“God’s Cold Warrior recounts how Dulles’s faith commitments from his Presbyterian upbringing found fertile soil in the anti-communist crusades of the mid-twentieth century. After attending the Oxford Ecumenical Church Conference in 1937, he wrote about his realization that “the spirit of Christianity, of which I learned as a boy, was really that of which the world now stood in very great need, not merely to save souls, but to solve the practical problems of international affairs.” Dulles believed that America was chosen by God to defend the freedom of all those vulnerable to the godless tyranny of communism, and he carried out this religious vision in every aspect of his diplomatic and political work. He was conspicuous among those US officials in the twentieth century that prominently combined their religious convictions and public service, making his life and faith key to understanding the interconnectedness of God and country in US foreign affairs.”
ACCORDING TO HIS BIO -WILSEY HAS BEEN AT SBTS AND AT ACTON SINCE 2017
Affliliate Scholar in History and Theology Acton Institute Jan 2017 – Present4 years 6 months
WISLEY ACTON INSTITUTE BIO
“John D. Wilsey, Ph.D. is Affiliate Scholar in Theology and History at the Acton Institute. He is Associate Professor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of One Nation Under God: An Evangelical Critique of Christian America (Pickwick, 2011) and American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea (IVP Academic, 2015); he also edited Alexis de Tocqueville’s famous work, which recently appeared under the title Democracy in America: A New Abridgment for Students (Lexham, 2016). Wilsey is 2017-18 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is doing research for a new biography of John Foster Dulles, scheduled to appear in Eerdmans’ Library of Religious Biography series.”
WILSEY ALSO WORKS AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY WITH THE JAMES MADISON PROGRAM AND ROBERT GEORGE.
This is the another part of the same circles Russell Moore – the now defrocked ERLC leader /Mohler disciple – has operated as “Accuser in Chief ” among evangelical ethicist.
“THINKING IN PUBLIC” is one of Albert Mohler’s SBTS promotional programs. He recently interviewed his employee John Wilsey to discuss his book in a podcast. The irony is if we are to take this kind of programing as mere thinking out loud …in public then it might lead up to believe that no strategy exist behind it. Given SBTS ONGOING production of influences and voices counter to convictional Christians in the evangelical and Baptist churches in particular – then Wilsey is just one more newer voice of a change agent working to indoctrinate your next pastor or church staffer.
9 MARKS editor Jonathan Leeman is cut from the same cloth and another voice in the “problematic White American Christian Nationalism” finger pointing circus which has moved center ring to deceive a generation of Christians into believing their national identities have ruined their understanding and public and private practice of their faith.
ENOUGH ALREADY. STOP HIRING PEOPLE “EDUCATED” BY THESE INSTITUTIONS AND DO NOT THINK BEING AN AMERICAN HAS WARPED YOUR FAITH AND YOU ARE THE ENEMY OF CIVIL AND PLURALISTIC SOCIETY.
Christian faith is bigger than American Christianity -no doubt about it. But the Religious Freedom Gospel history in American is not the enemy of the church today .Change agents dressed as theologians ARE at least one enemy of the faith going little detected inside our seminary walls.
The Narrow Way
13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 [c]Because narrow is the gate and [d]difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
You Will Know Them by Their Fruits
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
I Never Knew You
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
Build on the Rock
24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
ED LITTON TOOK THE DISTRUBING SOCIAL JUSTICE AGENDA OF THE ERLC/TGC 2018 “MLK/50 ” EVENT AND TURNED IT INTO HIS OWN ALABAMA BRAND. NOW HE IS TOP DOG IN THE NATIONS FASTEST DECLINING CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Passing a new gavel at the SBC annual was a selfie op for two Baptist leaders.
(NOTE: This author lives in the Deep South and can affirm that such radical misrepresentations as are leveled at Christians by people like Russell Moore and companions playing the race card like Ed Litton. Such ongoing shaming and finger pointing is nothing short of brazen progressive politics in an attempt to divide and divert the church from it’s Gospel mission -even while hiding behind an icon of the Civil Rights movement in his 80s. Russell Moore was defrocked by Baptist leaders going into the SBC annual meetings for 2021 and manipulated the same kind of accusations of both racism and sex abuse at his former bosses and fellow Baptist while they paid him a 6 months severance and bonus package. Moore and Litton and others like them are working to further the kind of racial divide which fuels Black Lives Matter sentiments based on politicizing race for power. Does prejudice exist ? Yes everywhere and along all kinds of lines including race. Are people abused by religious leaders? Yes and much of it is same sex abuse and covered up by religious bureaucracy for a host of reasons. But when it comes to weaponizing race and gender and accusation ….THESE LEADERS WILL STOP AT NOTHING AND THESE LEADERS KNOW NO SHAME.)
BILND TO THE DECLINE AND ERROR BAPTIST LEADERS YUCK IT UP IN CELBRATION
For some reason outgoing SBC President J D Greear is still smiling large after his three year reign as leader of the Baptist produced the largest decline of over 435,000 members in 2019. Greear is a guy trained by the compromising influence of Leadership Network in the Evangelical community. Leadnet coached guys like Greear, Rick Warren, Tim Keller and Ed Stetzer providing them with resources to build mega churches and have large media outlets.
NOW THE GAVEL PASSES TO A NEW PROGRESSIVE LEADER.
MLK/50 was a watershed moment for the opposition to the false Social Justice Gospel in the SBC. The April 2018 ERLC/TGC co-sponsored event actually birthed concerns which gave rise the “Dallas Statement ” by Fall of that years. It was still a buzz of concern during the 2020 annual meetings and culminated are was rearticulated in the massive opposition to Resolution 9 affirming Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality during and after the 2019 Annual Meetings.
Of no real concern to the elites who control the SBC annual meetings, seminaries, missions organizations, the train just kept moving toward the next progressive station as opposition from conservatives was not only squashed but vilified as a “Conservative Insurgence ” or efforts of a “Right Wing Take Over” filled the headlines.
LITTON REPRESENTS THE PROGRESSIVES WING WHO SOME CALL “MODERATES”
Ed Litton is a pastor in South Alabama and took his friend Russell Moore’s MLK/50 lead and invited him and the Racial Wealth Redistribution advocate John Perkins into his region to ensure a further movement of the Social Justice agenda in the Deep South.
Ed Litton@EdLitton · Jun 15, 2018 Pray for Shrink the Divide racial reconciliation Gathering in Mobile, on July 24th -John Perkins & Russell Moore will be our guest speakers. @drmoore
AT MLK/50 MOORE HAD ATTEMPTED TO BROADEN THE RACIAL DIVIDE WITH THE FOLLOWING ACCUSATION OF “JIM CROW WORSHIP”.
“Russell Moore at MLK50: ‘Many Often Chose to Serve Jim Crow and to Rename Him Jesus Christ”
The Gospel Coalition@TGC“Time and time again in the white American Bible Belt the people of God had to choose between Jesus Christ and Jim Crow. And tragically many often chose to serve Jim Crow and to rename him Jesus Christ.” —@DrMoore#MLK50Conference
BAPTIST PRESS ON THE EVENT “SHRINK THE DIVIDE”
” Shrink the Divide — a July 24 gathering for racial reconciliation — was sponsored by The Pledge Group, encompassing Mobile-area pastors who are seeking “to unify the body of Christ and our communities across ethnic and denominational lines, realizing that racism is a heart/sin problem and only the gospel will bring about such unity.”
“Ed Litton, pastor of Redemption Church in Saraland, Ala., was one of the event organizers. “We could not be more excited and satisfied with this event,” he told The Alabama Baptist. “Our response from those who want to join us in practical ways of shrinking the divide was overwhelming.”
Litton looks to have found no problem with pushing the divide over social justice by holding the event with divisive Russell Moore ironically named “Shrinking ” it. This was 2018 as the false accusations of radical racism against Evangelicals led Russell Moore to make the slanderous “Worshipping Jim Crow as Jesus ” statement against his fellow Baptist as well as the broader evangelical community.
MORE FROM BAPTIST PRESS ON THE EVENT
” Keynote speakers Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and John M. Perkins, a minister, civil rights activist, Bible teacher and author, focused on the Gospel and authentic Christianity.
Moore, who along with Perkins received a standing ovation when he entered the stage, told the crowd “that once you are in the family of God, you are a joint heir with Jesus Christ.”
“If you have really been brought in by this Gospel, then that’s going to change the way you see things, including the way you see yourself in relation to other people,” Moore said.
Issues involving reconciliation “could not be more relevant in the kind of American society that we are in right now that is riddled with division, riddled with racism, riddled with injustice, riddled often with hatred for one another and often infected with a kind of racism and racial animosity that is more subtle than it would have been at other points in American history which means that it is even more dangerous,” Moore said, while acknowledging, “What God has called you to do is going to take time.”
Perkins described the situation as a crisis of belief and owning sin.
“Our crisis is in not understanding authentic Christianity,” he said. “Sin is a rebellion against God and all sin in the end becomes your own. That’s a problem. The problem is that we don’t own our sin. And so we don’t believe. We don’t own our sin and so we can’t forgive. And even now we use our sin as a weapon. I won’t commit to you because you hurt me so bad and you might hurt me again. The problem is a crisis of belief.”
The church must call the world “into a relationship with Jesus Christ and each other,” Perkins said. “And the Christian life must be the outward [manifestation] of the image of Christ.””
LITTONS REPRESENTAITON OF THE RACE ISSUE
“Litton, also speaking at the press conference, added that understanding the Gospel is vital.”
“But the problem is we see a church that is more polarized than the unchurched…. [T]he church holds certain doctrinal beliefs, and we’re not questioning those, but it’s how we apply them,” he said. “We’ve got to return to the basics of seeing another person as made in the image of God, which means they have value and worth and that their skin color is in the beauty of what God made them to be and we accept that person and love that person, and it doesn’t matter if you vote like me, think like me or look like me, but that God placed you here, and I honor you because God made you.”
“Members of The Pledge Group have been working on relationships and getting to know one another for nearly four years.”
DESPITE CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DIVISION MOORE AND LITTON WENT FULL SPEED AHEAD WITH THEIR RACIAL ACCUSATIONS
FASTFORWARD TO 2021 AND MOORE IS SLINGING HATE FROM OUTSIDE
Russell Moore looks to have helped some in the SBC achieved a massive coup by playing the race card against fellow Baptist. A “Whistleblower” /former staffer did a series of “leaked emails” seemingly on Moore’s behalf to animate the fresh accusations against Baptist of racism and sex abuse/ coverups.
Weaponizing race and gender is the top menu item for progressives and their press outlets like Washington Post and New York Times where Moore has “Friends” in the editorial departments. Interfaith liberal Religion News Service also helped animate the organized Moore accusation political effort.
From Capstone Report
BREAKING: Russell Moore attacks sex abuse survivor in letter ‘leaked’ to Leftist media.
Russell Moore implies SBC is filled with racists, does not name any names.
“Russell Moore’s best pals are Leftists in the mainstream press.
You can tell a lot about a man by his friends. You know, Evil company corrupting good morals and all.
You can also tell a lot about a man by those he determines to be enemies. And Russell Moore’s letter shows his enemies list to be filled with conservatives.
In typical, SBC Elite fashion, Dr. Moore does not name names—he makes broad accusations of racism, misogyny and ignoring sexual abuse. And instead of pointing out the culprits, he tries to tarnish the entire Southern Baptist Convention with his slander and innuendo.”
Moore and his pals like Ed Litton have now ridden the race card to the top of evangelical power- Litton within the Baptist denomination and Moore from his new role as martyr “attempting to save Baptist from their racial and abuses selves” with the aid of a hateful secular press while the Truth of the Gospel lies fallen in the streets in their wake lies and accusation.
JUST A REMINDER OF WHAT THE GOSPEL REALLY IS
8 “But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.”
Character of the New Man
12 “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
” Feminism does not grow movements. It is a barren womb of activism, discontent, and political mood swinging to the far left.”
By Thomas Littleton
The age-old “Christian equality ” movement and denominational destroyer ,filled with critical theories and feminist theology brazen enough to even seek to redefine the nature of God and the Trinity are part of the current SBC groundswell of errors.Trust it-this is about much more than WOMEN IN THE PULPITS.
NOTE- (This author has been in many different churches and movements including some who have historically ordained women to the pastorate and opened the doors to pulpit ministry. The primary opposition expressed here is the brazen effort to set aside Biblical authority , redefining or challenging it and to craft talking points to appear to be “faithfully” pushing an egalitarian movement mixed with “conservative theology”. Neither history nor the fruit of these efforts are on the side of those who drive them..no matter what theological posture they assert. In the past those who seek to feed feminism end up belittling and downgrading women and motherhood and family .These NEVER make for unity or happiness on the part of those consumed by them. Besides the lack of spiritual joy and satisfaction, these efforts always result in decline and FURTHER rebellion by seeding manifold progressive errors and politics within the landscape. Feminism does not grow movements. It is a barren womb of activism, discontent, and political mood swinging to the far left.)
Intersectionality weds all the biblically illegitimate ideologies into one loveless child of activism. From Me Too- to Trans- to Critical Theories -to Race Baiting-to the total downgrading of womanhood and family..this package has it all and is out for blood. Jezebel would be proud.
Feminism now has brought both its historical weaponization of womanhood and a newly found set of talking points and wrapped at least sometimes in the sheeps clothing of conservative theology. It appears that since the rise of The Gospel Coalition, any progressive political action group can CLAIM to be historically conservative and biblical and still be believed. Perhaps all that is needed today is enough money to afford the latest think tank talking points and some useful allies at the top of the food chain among Southern Baptist and presto -you have validation. Such is the current movement for “Egalitarianism” and the ordination of women in the Southern Baptist Convention. Don’t laugh ! It is not coming …it is already here.
SOME NEW VOICES ARE JOINING THE BROADER EVANGELICAL PUSH FOR “EQUALITY” -RACE-LGBTQ RIGHTS AND ENDLESS ADVOCACY OF VICTIMHOOD.
These new voices are highly coordinated and working in unison -too much so to trust the long term goals they harbor. Among them are:
Aimee Byrd Kristin du Mez ( Seems SBC Presidential candidate Ed Litton is reading her book now and finds it compelling) Beth Allison Barr Devi Abraham
MORE ON THEIR ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AND BOOKS IN A MOMENT
RICK WARREN STIRS THE POT.May 11th 2021 headlines in the Washington Post read:
Saddleback Church just ordained three women as pastors. The Southern Baptist Convention says only men should be.
“The SBC added a ban on female pastors to the Baptist Faith and Message, its doctrinal statement, in 2000”
“Saddleback Church, one of the largest churches in the Southern Baptist Convention and home to influential pastor Rick Warren, ordained three women as staff pastors this past weekend, a move that critics say violates the denomination’s statement of faith.
“Yesterday was a historic night for Saddleback Church in many ways!” the Southern California megachurch’s Facebook page announced on Saturday. “We ordained our first three women pastors, Liz Puffer, Cynthia Petty, and Katie Edwards!”
The three newly ordained pastors are longtime Saddleback staff members. Petty has worked with children’s ministry and Edwards has been in youth ministry, while Puffer’s Linked-In profile lists her as a “minister” at Saddleback.
Calling them — or any woman — a pastor is, “at best, unwise and confusing,” wrote Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.”
WARREN’S TIMING IS SUSPICIOUS AT BEST This came just in time for the lead up to the June annual meetings of the SBC in Nashville which were a month away at the time Warren took his defiant actions. More important than the SBC so called “ban” on women pastors – the Bible is very clear on it’s DIRECTIVES- yet this is the VERY authority that is being called into question as we shall see.
BIBLICAL INSTRUCTION AND WISDOM
PAUL SPEAKS TO THE ORDER OF CREATION
And the authority of men in the home.
1st Timothy 2:
Men and Women in the Church
8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. 11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. 12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.”
PAUL AGAIN SPEAKS TO DIVINE ORDER AND THE “GREAT MYSTERY” WHICH IS THE REFLECTION OF CHRIST AND THE CHURCH REPRESENTED IN MARRIAGE ANF CHRISTIAN FAMILY.
30 For we are members of His body, [a]of His flesh and of His bones. 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
THE BIBLE HONORS WOMEN’S ROLE IN THE WORK OF THE CHURCH .
Only a fool would advocate for women to have no role outside of motherhood and “keeping at home”. Old and New Testament and church history are filled with women who fervently and fruitfully serve the Lord and the saints. BUT Paul is forbidding the kind of usurping of authority and downgrading of motherhood that has driven the feminist movement and it’s theological stepchildren for decades.
FEMINIST THEOLOGY HAS BEEN THE POLLUTED WELL OF ALL KINDS OF HERESY AND ERROR.
Feminst Theology has birthed error- downgraded womanhood and sought to “Redefine Family” and even the very nature of God wrapping Him in ideals of the “feminine of the Divine”.The LGBTQ movement and the radical politics of the Social Gospel , now marketed as Social Justice have combined with modern “Intersectionality ” to relaunch the movement to the front and center of Baptist life and other denominations.
ALBERT MOHLER IS NO ALLY TO THE OPPOSITION.
Albert Mohler may appear to be leading the effort to oppose the egalitarian movement in the SBC’s – BUT It was long time Mohler protoge’ Russell Moore who was driving the effort to promote the drafting of popular womens preacher Beth Moore as President of the SBC in 2018 . The idea was shopped around by many until Moore left the Baptist movement and now her campaign manager Russell Moore has been removed from his position atop the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission.Perhaps the push for Beth was ahead of the curve but 3 years later with the actions of Saddleback and Rick Warren -the movement is thriving and finding momentum.
SOME HISTORY AND DEFINITIONS
Feminist Theology is Interfaith and Universalist impacting most religions and is Liberation Theology at it’s roots.
“Feminist theology is a movement found in several religions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and New Thought, to reconsider the traditions, practices, scriptures, and theologies of those religions from a feminist perspective. Some of the goals of feminist theology include increasing the role of women among the clergy and religious authorities, reinterpreting male-dominated imagery and language about God, determining women’s place in relation to career and motherhood, and studying images of women in the religion’s sacred texts.”
JANET FISHBURN IS ONE OF FEMINIST THEOLOGIES FAVORITE THINKERS.
By the early 90s Janet Fishburn labeled the BIBLICAL TRADITIONAL Family an “IDOL”.
Confronting the Idolatry of Family: A New Vision for the Household of God
“Janet Fishburn is Professor of Teaching Ministry at Drew University Theological School in Madison, New Jersey.”
” By analyzing attitudes about church and family and by illustrating how our “biblical values” are often too closely related to the “American Dream,” Fishburn offers sharp insights into the changes currently underway in our culture, churches, and families. Fishburn proposes a new agenda for the church — an agenda that can create a healthy context for traditional and non-traditional families.”
FISHBURN AND RAUSCHENBUSCH
” Janet Fishburn and Ralph E. Luker have made important contextualized con- tributions to the interaction of Walter Rauschenbusch and the Social Gospel with feminism and Liberation Theology”
” Rauschenbusch’s first major published work, Christianity and the Social Crisis, appeared in 1907. Class divisions and tensions were on the rise during this period and a political movement, known as the Progressive Movement, was attempting to address in political terms what Rauschenbusch was addressing in theological terms.”
A good summary of and look into the function of intersectional theology is found in the 2018 book\by feminist writers Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Susan M. Shaw
“Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide”
“Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide offers a pathway for reflective Christians, pastors, and theologians to apply the concepts and questions of intersectionality to theology. Intersectionality is a tool for analysis, developed primarily by black feminists, to examine the causes and consequences of converging social identities (gender, race, class, sexual identity, age, ability, nation, religion) within interlocking systems of power and privilege (sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, nativism) and to foster engaged, activist work toward social justice. Applied to theology, intersectionality demands attention to the Christian thinker’s own identities and location within systems of power and the value of deep consideration of complementary, competing, and even conflicting points of view that arise from the experiences and understandings of diverse people.”
“This book provides an overview of theories of intersectionality and suggests questions of intersectionality for theology, challenging readers to imagine an intersectional church, a practice of welcome and inclusion rooted in an ecclesiology that embraces difference and centers social justice.”
“Rather than providing a developed systematic theology, Intersectional Theology encourages readers to apply its method in their own theologizing to expand their own thinking and add their experiences to a larger theology that moves us all toward the kin-dom of God.”THE FUTURE OF THE GOSPEL ONCE SUBJECTED TO FEMINE THEORY AND INTERSECTIONALITY
RELIGION NEWS SERVICE AND THE MODERN MOVEMENT ESPECIALLY IN THE SBC One of the leaders of the modern effort to push the Egalitarian movement in the SBC is Beth Allision Barr. Here is her recent post of her RNS article written to fly in the face the upcoming SBC Annual Convention.
“Yes, Al Mohler, a storm is coming. But I don’t think it is coming from radical liberals who have fallen down the slippery slope. I think it is coming from the great cloud of female witnesses who have stood firm in their belief God has called them to preach the gospel of Jesus — women like Mary J. Small, Ella Eugene Whitfield and even Addie Davis. It is coming from ordinary evangelical women like me who believe God calls women to preach — not because we have forsaken the authority of Scripture, but rather because we cling so strongly to it.” (Link from RNS article )
MORE VOICES HAVE JOINED IN THIS COORDINATED EFFORT WITH BARR. A recent Roundtable discussion shows Barr and others involved in the current movement.
Roundtable Discussion with Aimee Byrd, Kristin du Mez, and Beth Allison Barr
“Devi Abraham and Mike Bird talk to Three Outstanding Authors about Christianity, Culture, and Patriarchy”
The books of those participating betray the in-your-face narrative being employed against the “patriarchal establishment”.
“Mike Bird and Devi Abraham talk to Aimee Byrd, Kristin Du Mez, and Beth Allison Barr about their respective books concerning Christianity, culture, and patriarchy.”
Why did your book have to be written?
How has your book been received?
How do male responses to the books prove the point of the books?
What would a man get out of reading your book?
What is the # 1 thing that has to change in the churches?
“Biblical womanhood–the belief that God designed women to be submissive wives, virtuous mothers, and joyful homemakers–pervades North American Christianity. From choices about careers to roles in local churches to relationship dynamics, this belief shapes the everyday lives of evangelical women. Yet biblical womanhood isn’t biblical, says Baylor University historian Beth Allison Barr. It arose from a series of clearly definable historical moments.”
“This book moves the conversation about biblical womanhood beyond Greek grammar and into the realm of church history–ancient, medieval, and modern–to show that this belief is not divinely ordained but a product of human civilization that continues to creep into the church. Barr’s historical insights provide context for contemporary teachings about women’s roles in the church and help move the conversation forward.”
“Interweaving her story as a Baptist pastor’s wife, Barr sheds light on the #ChurchToo movement and abuse scandals in Southern Baptist circles and the broader evangelical world, helping readers understand why biblical womanhood is more about human power structures than the message of Christ.” Besides the endorsements of her fellow feminine activist in this roundtable -Beth Allison Barr’s book is endorsed by such activist luminaries as Critical Race Theory leader Jemar Tisby adn LGBTQ advocate and semi uncloseted LGBTQ + activist Baptist/journalist Jonathan Merrit .
“Throughout this book, Barr talks about how her world was transformed. Readers should be ready to have their worlds transformed too. She shakes our shallow historical foundations by revealing how much of so-called ‘biblical’ womanhood reflects the culture rather than Christ. By taking us through her own heartbreaking journey of exclusion from her faith community, she demonstrates the temerity that we need to live the simple, yet disruptive truth that all women and men are created in the image of God. The Making of Biblical Womanhood is about unmaking the harmful patterns of patriarchy in the church, society, and our own hearts.”
Jemar Tisby, CEO of The Witness Inc.; New York Times bestselling author of The Color of Compromise
“This is a book unlike anything I’ve read before. Drawing on her extensive research into the history of Christianity, Barr upends everything you thought you knew about Christianity and gender. This fervent, bold, and sweeping history of Christianity and patriarchy is an absolute game changer. Any future debates will need to reckon with Barr’s contention that the subjugation of women has nothing to do with gospel truth.”
Kristin Kobes Du Mez, professor of history and gender studies, Calvin University; author of Jesus and John Wayne
“The Making of Biblical Womanhood has done in one volume what many other books in recent years have done in part: it demonstrates that so-called biblical womanhood is not actually biblical. Though Barr explores and analyzes church history and theology in this well-researched book, it is no boring academic tome. She weaves together personal narrative to remind readers of the humanity of this issue too. This book has the power to help Christians build a faith where ‘there is neither male nor female,’ to liberate women from patriarchal hierarchies, and to heal the pain inflicted by countless churches. I have waited my entire adult life for a book like this, and I am excited that it has finally arrived.”
Jonathan Merritt, contributing writer for The Atlantic; author of Learning to Speak God from Scratch
“It’s time–no, it’s way past time–that we take a critical look at how complementarians have been leaving women leaders and teachers out of church history books and expose the movement of ‘biblical womanhood’ for what it is. I love how Beth Allison Barr’s expertise in medieval church history contributes to the discussion of women in the church. While I may not align completely with Barr’s argument, I affirm with her the need to acknowledge the different ways women have led in church history and should now. I affirm with her that Christ calls women in his church to teach. And I affirm with her that so-called complementarianism isn’t the only option, or even a good one, for those who uphold the authority of Scripture. Read this book and be challenged and encouraged. I’m glad she wrote it.”
Aimee Byrd, author of Recovering fromBiblical Manhood and Womanhood and No Little Women
Aimee Byrd’s book description
Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
“Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood presents a critique and an alternative to the push for biblical womanhood and biblical manhood today, focusing on the reciprocity of the male and female voices in Scripture, the covenantal aspect to Bible reading and interpretation, and bearing the fruit of that in our church life.”
About the Book
“While evangelicalism dukes it out about who can be church leaders, the rest of the 98% of us need to be well equipped to see where we fit in God’s household and why that matters. Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is a resource to help church leaders improve the culture of their church and disciple men and women in their flock to read, understand, and apply Scripture to our lives in the church. Until both men and women grow in their understanding of their relationship to Scripture, there will continue to be tension between the sexes in the church. Church leaders need to be engaged in thoughtful critique of the biblical manhood and womanhood movement and the effects it has on their congregation.”
“Do men and women benefit equally from God’s word? Are they equally responsible in sharpening one another in the faith and passing it down to the next generation? While radical feminists claim that the Bible is a hopelessly patriarchal construction by powerful men that oppresses women, evangelical churches simply reinforce this teaching when we constantly separate men and women, customizing women’s resources and studies according to a culturally based understanding of roles. Do we need men’s Bibles and women’s Bibles, or can the one, holy Bible guide us all? Is the Bible, God’s word, so male-centered and authored that women need to create their own resources to relate to it? No! And in it, we also learn from women. Women play an active role as witnesses to the faith, passing it on to the new generations.”
“This book explores the feminine voice in Scripture as synergistic with the dominant male voice. Through the women, we often get the story behind the story–take Ruth for example, or the birth of Christ through the perspective of Mary and Elizabeth in Luke. Aimee fortifies churches in a biblical understanding of brotherhood and sisterhood in God’s household and the necessity of learning from one another in studying God’s word.”Kristine Kobes Du Mez book description: NOTE There is little doubt about the political nature of the movement after reading Ms Du Mez talking points. “How did a libertine who lacks even the most basic knowledge of the Christian faith win 81 percent of the white evangelical vote in 2016? And why have white evangelicals become a presidential reprobate’s staunchest supporters?
“These are among the questions acclaimed historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez asks in Jesus and John Wayne, which delves beyond facile headlines to explain how white evangelicals have brought us to our fractured political moment. Challenging the commonly held assumption that the ?moral majority? backed Donald Trump for purely pragmatic reasons, Du Mez reveals that Donald Trump in fact represents the fulfillment, rather than the betrayal, of white evangelicals’ most deeply held values.”
“Jesus and John Wayne is a sweeping account of the last seventy-five years of white evangelicalism, showing how American evangelicals have worked for decades to replace the Jesus of the Gospels with an idol of rugged masculinity and Christian nationalism, or in the words of one modern chaplain, with ?a spiritual badass.? As Du Mez explains, the key to understanding this transformation is to recognize the role of culture in modern American evangelicalism. Many of today’s evangelicals may not be theologically astute, but they know their VeggieTales, they’ve read John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart, and they learned about purity before they learned about sex?and they have a silver ring to prove it. Evangelical books, films, music, clothing, and merchandise shape the beliefs of millions. And evangelical popular culture is teeming with muscular heroes?mythical warriors and rugged soldiers, men like Oliver North, Ronald Reagan, Mel Gibson, and the Duck Dynasty clan, who assert white masculine power in defense of ?Christian America.? Chief among these evangelical legends is John Wayne, an icon of a lost time when men were uncowed by political correctness, unafraid to tell it like it was, and did what needed to be done.”
“Trump, in other words, is hardly the first flashy celebrity to capture evangelicals’ hearts and minds, nor is he the first strongman to promise evangelicals protection and power. Indeed, the values and viewpoints at the heart of white evangelicalism today?patriarchy, authoritarian rule, aggressive foreign policy, fear of Islam, ambivalence toward #MeToo, and opposition to Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ community?are likely to persist long after Trump leaves office.”
“A much-needed reexamination, Jesus and John Wayne explains why evangelicals have rallied behind the least-Christian president in American history and how they have transformed their faith in the process, with enduring consequences for all of us.”
FEMINISM SEEKS HISTORIC CONTEXT- AS DO OTHER ACTIVIST CAUSES The movement is ever reaching for “historic context ” and Anthropology to lend validity to the activist narrative. Egalitarian anthropologies “Titled in accordance with Rosemary Radford Ruether‘s work in Christian theology, Egalitarian anthropologies explore varying views of gender equality in Christianity. These include eschatological feminism, liberal feminism, and romantic feminism. According to Ruether, the commonality among these anthropologies is the belief that gender equality was the original intention of God and that it was somehow skewed by humanity. Ruether goes on to point out that the belief in the ideal of gender equality “leaves room for considerable variation in relating this equality to woman’s present subjugated state in history under patriarchy.”In the preceding statement, Ruether qualifies the need for further exploration into the following anthropologies.”
“Liberal feminism rejects the notion that creation established the patriarchy; Ruether asserts that gender equality originally existed, but was distorted by historical injustices against women. This branch of egalitarianism dictates that gender equality must be restored rather than introduced. This restoration will be accomplished by economic, political, social, and systemic reformation. Ruether includes the church in her discussion of social reform, displaying its participation in gender subordination. Ruether continues saying, “The Church as a bearer of redeemed humanity ought especially to represent this equality of men and women in its institutional life. But it does so as a paradigm of what all social institutions should become, not as a representative of an eschatological humanity outside of and beyond history.” Here she distinguishes liberal from eschatological feminism stating that liberal feminism calls for liberation within society, rather than removal from it.” Beth Allison Barr is a leader of the Christians for Biblical Equality
Mission Statement CBE International (Christians for Biblical Equality)
“CBE exists to promote the biblical message that God calls women and men of all cultures, races, and classes to share authority equally in service and leadership in the home, church, and world. CBE’s mission is to eliminate the power imbalance between men and women resulting from theological patriarchy.”
“CBE envisions a future where all believers are freed to exercise their gifts for God’s glory and purposes, with the full support of their Christian communities.”PATRIARCHY IS CONSTANTLY BLAMED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CHURCH.
Helping the Church Prevent Abuse
“I am currently on the journey of recovering from [clergy] abuse and have a God-given passion to help speak into and resolve the issue in our churches…I enjoy the connection with CBE and the resources you provide.”
“In the US and around the world, 1 in 3 women are victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner, and studies show abuse is as common in the church as in society. CBE is working with church leaders to prevent abuse and create communities where women and men flourish as equals.” ” Right now, women aren’t free to use their leadership gifts due to… sexist religious beliefs. Christian patriarchy. misreading Scripture. strict gender roles.”
A Truly Biblical view of womens roles goes no where near the promotion of feminist politics nor feminist liberation theology. THE NEW TESTAMENT HAS WONDERFUL INSIGHT INTO GODLY WOMEN AND THEIR ROLES IN THE CHURCH AND THE WORK OF THE GOSPEL.
ROMANS 16 GREETINGS Paul greeted 28 people in Rome of whom 10 were women. Paul was quick to identify and commend them and was NEVER ignoring women;s roles in the work of the church-even in Rome. WOMEN IN THE GOSPELS Martha and Mary portray powerful realities of Jesus interaction with women and their callings to serve and worship. Mary Magdaleneis a powerful picture of redemption and bold love and service to Jesus .
Women were called to discipleship is most evident in the Resurrection accounts. All four Gospels show Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the Mother of James and Joses, Salome and the other women disciples accompanying Jesus to his death; anointing and burying his body; viewing the empty tomb; and see Him RISEN FROM THE DEAD.
17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;Acts 21:9Phillp the evangelist ” He had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied” ADD on biblical case for women and gender roles 1st Corinthians 11: 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Titus 22 But as for you, teach what accords with sound[a] doctrine. 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. 6 Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. 7 Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8 and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us” DANGER AHEAD !
Neither the SBC nor any other denomination will benefit from a rise of feminist ideology, politics or theology in it’s ranks. Why ? Because every insatiable progressive cause comes along for the ride and NO movement has ever begun to pacify and appease it without entering into steep decline and losing sight of fidelity and faithfulness to the Word of God. None.