Racialism vs Christian Unity

by Mike Ratliff

Several months ago I was in a discussion group on Facebook that I am fond of when I ran head-on into a “minister/pastor” who claimed to be an authority on something I confess I knew very a little about at that time. That subject was the Social Justice Gospel. He proclaimed that he and all those in his “church” were “Social Justice Warriors.” I tried very hard to rebuke much of what he and his friends were saying by using what the Word of God says the Gospel is and what it isn’t. Most of his friends disappeared from the discussion, but he was stubborn. He tried to tell me that my interpretation of the Gospel was a misunderstanding.  I needed to be “awoken” to “wake up” to be “educated” and realize that as a white person I was inherently guilty of all the crimes suffered by his race, et cetera. I never told him that I was a mixed race person who actually viewed people as either Christian or not. When I wouldn’t budge, he got tired and left. I was baffled by the whole thing. What is going on?

Today a friend posted a link to an article by Dr. James White that is a response to many “Racialist” remarks and posts by Thabiti Anyabwile against Phil Johnson and him about the nature of the Gospel and whether the New Testament allows for there to be Racialist separation and reparations, et cetera within the Church. Yes, that is what the “Racialist” people are doing and saying and demanding. They are attempting to combine Christianity with Marxism.

Since my encounter several months ago I have been struggling with a way to address it properly. What I have been doing, as many of you know, is defining in great detail, the nature of God, what the Gospel is and what it isn’t. However, I could never find the right point where I could address what happened directly, but with Dr. White’s post I found it and he did such a marvelous job, I realized that I can simply post a link to his article and you can read his expert analysis of it, which I completely agree with, and you will then understand what is actually happening.

This ministry has always existed for the sole purpose of pointing Christians to the Truth from God’s Word and exposing those out there who pretend to be telling you the truth from God’s Word, but are only perverting it for their own purposes. That is what Thabiti Anyabwile and all the Social Justice Gospel people are doing.

Here is the link:

The Racialist Lens Disrupts True Christian Unity: A Response to Thabiti Anyabwile

Soli Deo Gloria!

6 thoughts on “Racialism vs Christian Unity

  1. I have several friends that have retreated into the ethnic culture and taken that – rather than their union with Christ – as the main element of their identity. It is hard to fellowship with people who put something of the flesh above the Lord as the basis for that commonality we are supposed to share.

    sigh I’m only a white man.

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  2. The whole TGC MLK50 conference was blowing up all over Twitter last week. It was ridiculous. I was glad that it happened as it revealed to many who were ignorant, TGC unbiblical trajectory. I have a few friends who, like Manfred’s friends, have decided their ethnic identity is the hill they want to die on. They just can’t seem to see that if they are truly born again, their identity should be in Christ. *sigh* Such is the visible church.

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  3. I can’t pretend to know what it’s like to be of a “minority race.” However, if being in Christ isn’t enough to satisfy any and all reparations, I don’t know what would.

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