1396. News + The Sufficiency of Scripture

Weekly news + why the Bible is sufficient to find a cure for racism

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SETTING OUR MINDS ON THINGS ABOVE

The Sufficiency of Scripture

Last week we saw Christianity as the antidote to wokeness. Today we’ll focus on the sufficiency of Scripture in dealing with matters of race and justice. According to 2 Timothy 3:16, the Bible is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. Since the racial issue is ultimately one of righteousness, God’s inspired word is beneficial for teaching those who need instruction regarding race and rebuking those who are in sin by their ungodly behavior regarding race. It is also beneficial in correcting these same offenders and training all those who are pursuing righteousness in the racial arena. Therefore, it is second to none as a source of guidance on race because it gets to the root of the problem. Other sources (books or people) may be helpful, but they are not required.

The Heart of the Matter

Since racial problems are problems of the heart, why not seek the guidance of the One who knows our hearts better than anyone. God’s Word deals with things the way they really are, and the way they are applies to every human being on earth. According to Jeremiah 17:9, the heart is deceitful above all things. Who can know it? Surely, our creator has better insights into our true motives than anyone else. Ignoring God’s revealed truth in favor of the best ideas of mere men will never end well, especially in light of our deceitful hearts.

Critical Social Justice teaching is nothing less than the rantings of a deceitful heart. This is why it is so disconcerting when Christian leaders get taken in by the deceit. According to Proverbs 18:17, the first to plead his case seems just, until another comes and examines him. I believe that the evangelical leaders who have accepted the testimony of the social justice warriors have failed to examine them in the light of Scripture. It’s good to love people and to have a heart for reconciliation, but when anyone looks beyond the Scriptures for answers, they will never find God’s truth regarding race.

Stick to the Script

In a message from the Book of Amos (Chapter 5), the leader (at that time) of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Missions Board concluded his presentation by repenting in tears for his white privilege, silence, and inaction. I’m sure he was sincere and felt genuine remorse, but according to someone familiar with his message, he was reading foreign ideas into the text to make the Bible conform to his message.

Remember that Critical Race Theory begins with the assumption that the color of one’s skin determines your guilt or innocence. If your skin is white, you are guilty of being a racist. If your skin is black, you cannot be a racist since all black people are victims of white oppression. How can you trust any conclusions of any argument that begins with something so absurdly unbiblical?

I hope this simple message will cause you to search the Scriptures for answers when the social justice warriors come calling. Don’t let their deceitful message lay a guilt trip on you. The Holy Spirit will be delighted to reveal if you are truly a racist. He will also lead you to God’s Word to reveal what God is telling you to do.

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