Dear Lighthouse Trails:
Your article about SBC adopting CRT was well-written and quite interesting. I hope you continue to talk about this and keep informing us of the vast changes going on in most of today’s denominations. Your comments about Calvinism overtaking SB churches is true, too. I’m a member of a Baptist church here in the South and see their doctrine is basically Calvinistic. They also have a “Trunk or Treat” activity around Halloween, which bothers me greatly.
I rarely go to church now, due to both health issues and biblical disagreement with the leaders.
The problem with articles like yours is, rarely does a Christian even know what “Cultural Marxism” or Critical Race Theory are or even the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle.
Please, in the future, take time to define, clearly and easily with simple wording, what all of these things are. It’s imperative for Christians to get out of their worldliness and foggy thinking. Remember most people are “dumbed down” effectively by the gadgets and gods of this world, so in the future, when you write excellent articles dealing with subjects like this, remind yourself who you’re probably talking to, and go from there.
I do agree with your article and was nodding my head in agreement when you said “if SBC does have a racist problem, then they have a salvation problem with too many of it’s members.” AMEN. Keep telling the absolute, un-sugar-coated truth.
[Critical Race Theory] doesn’t depend on your personal feeling, sentiment, [or] heart condition—it’s based on the group that you’re born into. . . . It completely eliminates individual responsibility, individual sin and expands it to corporate sin. And based on how you’re born, you are immediately ascribed into an “oppressor” or “oppressed” group. . . . Jesus articulated the primary commandments: love God with your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself . . . We don’t need these anti-Christ, unbiblical tools to teach us how to love our neighbors as ourselves—the scripture is sufficient for that.—Abraham Hamilton III
LTRP Comment: Lighthouse Trails plans to do further reporting on this issue in 2020.
Below is the documentary on Critical Race Theory that the December 2019 Lighthouse Trails article referred to.
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