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A Quiet DL (Because James Has Almost No Voice)

Had some technical issues so the live stream did not go very well today.  Talked a bit about the trip to Owensboro and the upcoming G3 Conference.  Then looked at a few texts on the biblical teaching on the world’s hatred of the Kingship of Jesus, then looked at the Netherlands and their strong secular move against Christian belief within their borders on the issue of human sexuality. Talked a bit about the radicals in our own borders, and followed up with a discussion of Wokeness.  Finished up looking a bit at the NIFB meltdown and “Ben the Baptist.”

Don’t forget on Monday, 4pm EST I will have Dr. Michael Brown as my guest.  We will discuss the extent and meaning of the atonement.

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About My ERLC Donation Email

I received an email soliciting donations for the Southern Baptist ERLC (The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission). I found it quite interesting. It was signed by Brent Leatherwood, “Director of Strategic Partnerships.” It was brief, and began with a paragraph noting how the ERLC had gone to the “next level of gospel ministry” in 2018. There were three ways in which this had happened. Each was given a single sentence summary. The first was, “This year alone, we placed five life-saving ultrasound machines in pro-life pregnancy resource centers across the country.” Well, that’s a good thing, as I imagine those are not inexpensive units. The third was rather vague, since numerous groups (for example, Alliance Defending Freedom) are involved in this area, but the summary was, “And we successfully fought for religious liberty and pro-life speech in U.S. Supreme Court legal briefs.” Definitely need folks involved there.

But the second of the three was encapsulated in this sentence: “We helped the church better understand that racial unity is a biblical calling for Christians by hosting thousands in Memphis at our biggest conference ever.” I am assuming this is in reference to the MLK50 conference held April 3-4, 2018 in cooperation with The Gospel Coalition. So the second of the three accomplishments was how the ERLC “helped the church better understand racial unity.”

I was reminded of some of the presentations from that gathering, and in particular, the presentation by Pastor Eric Mason (author of the book, “Woke Church” which came out later in the year) in which he not only insisted that racial unity today *demands* we be backward looking, that is, that we define the relationships between believers upon their historical ethnic groupings and hence live in the light of past sins rather than present redemption, but in which he referred to “non-qualified blacks” that he described as “black on the outside but Angloid on the inside.” Of course, that is a phrase that could not be uttered by anyone with any ethnic heritage other than African, and, I would argue, should not be accepted by anyone in any context, no matter what the speaker’s ethnic heritage or skin color, for it is not only biased and prejudiced and unfair, it is based upon a set of presuppositions that have no place in a serious gospel context. This was the same conference in which one Preston Perry threw Dr. Voddie Baucham under the bus in a “spoken word” presentation regarding Mike Brown.

A few days ago Russell Moore, the head of the ERLC, promoted a New Yorker piece that glowingly presented the thought of Thomas Merton. Merton is not a name most evangelicals know, and the only reason I know it is because I went to a seminary significantly to my left, theologically speaking. Merton’s spirituality was an eclectic mix of all sorts of traditions, many well outside the Christian faith, and the final form of his understanding did not include the necessary, definitional truths of the gospel. I have seen many down through the years wander slowly out of the faith, and often they did so under the guise of reading the “spiritual authors” that had no fealty to the gospel itself. And I was left wondering, with all the deep, wonderful, orthodox material out there that is part of our history, why promote Merton? Then I realized, so much of that deep material is now stigmatized by the evil that is “intersectionality” and the constant paradigmatic emphasis upon “oppressor/oppressed.”

I know many in the SBC. I hear them talking. I think if someone would stand up, someone with some history, some standing, and say, “Enough of this,” there would be a major revolution. Might it be too late? Possibly. The major denominational structures are already heavily compromised when it comes to embracing “intersectionality” in all its grotesque manifestations. But there is a lot of common sense left, and while it is still there, the possibility does exist to see a change. I’m hearing a lot about refusing to give CP (Cooperative Program) funds if those funds will be used to promote leftist causes and political movements. But is even that already too late, in light of the influx of funds from other sources, sources that plainly want to see the SBC, and other conservative Christian organizations, turned into “progressive” powerhouses? We will see in just a matter of years, given how fast things move today. Till then, I can hardly question the motivations of the concerned members of a Southern Baptist church who feels tremendous conflict upon receiving the email I did. Ultrasound machines? Great! Religious liberty briefs at the Supreme Court? Wonderful! Neo-Marxist worldview concepts like intersectionality being promoted in local churches? Not so much.

Catching Up on Recent Events Before Leaving Town

Caught up on a number of articles I had saved before I leave tomorrow for St. Charles and other locations (see the banner ads for details).  Right before the program started Dr. Michael Brown published an article about Twitter’s banning (ready for this?) “deadnaming.”  Yeah.  Deadnaming.  That’s like when you call Bruce Jenner…Bruce Jenner instead of “Caitlyn.”  So, in other words, it is Twitter demanding you bow your knee to the insanity and join in! It’s only going to get worse, folks, believe me.  Anyway, we talked a bit about an article warning about “interfaith dialogues,” we talked about the upcoming pre-conference at G3 on Social Justice, and I finished off discussing the fact that I joined the membership of Apologia Church (Pastor Jeff Durbin) on Sunday, and intend to do what I can to edify the saints there (and through that work many others, since Apologia definitely has a focus upon wide distribution of the preached and taught Word). Obviously, this will not change the mission or focus of Alpha and Omega Ministries, it will only mean I am teaching and preaching and fellowshipping in a different location on Sundays.

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Beth Moore’s Racist Library and Open Phones

Started off with a report on our dear brother Jeff Durbin’s current condition after a medical issue last evening.  Then we looked at a comment from Beth Moore about how you could, I guess, make your library more “inclusive” by considering the color of the skin of the author. You can guess what I said about that.  Then we went to the phones and had some great calls on the textual variant at Ephesians 5:30, on God’s sovereignty and personal responsibility, a bit more on Acts 2:39, and on NT reliability.  A bit over an hour today.  And don’t forget, we plan on doing another program on Friday as well!  But I hope to make that a Radio Free Geneva episode! Stay tuned!

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Voting, Racialism, TGC Article, Chesterton’s Romanism in a Jumbo DL

Told the story of my voting experience today and talked a little bit about worldview implications at the start, and then turned to a Jemar Tisby series of statements attempting to parallel racial justice issues with the Pharisees and Jesus’ condemnation in Matthew 23.  Then we moved to Sam Allberry’s article at TGC on the Sexual Revolution, and finished up with some comments on Chesterton, Rome, and the gospel.  90 minutes today!

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