by Mike Ratliff
As 2020 has unfolded with the so-called Covid-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter/Social Justice/Antfia riots causing havoc across our country, it does not take a genius to see that there is more to what is going on than just a lot of ugliness at the same time just because the Left wants to ruin all chances of Donald Trump being reelected. As one who looks closely at what Christian Leaders say and do comparing all that with what the Word of God says, I have been on “red-alert” about the Social Justice/BLM merger with what has been called “Woke Christianity” ever since Donald Trump got elected. I know it has been going on longer than that, but that is when it really came to my attention. Continue reading
by Mike Ratliff
104 From Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way. Psalms 119:104 (NASB)
For several years after my wife and I left our old church in 2006 because it went Purpose Driven we were no longer part of any Southern Baptist Church. We still attended church, but where we lived at that time (Johnson County, Kansas) the Church options were very limited. In any case, in the last couple of years we were there we were part of a wonderful church in Prairie Village, Kansas pastored by Rick Holland. It was like having John MacArthur preach every Sunday. Of course, Pastor Rick came from Dr. MacArthur’s staff at Grace Community Church. Being part of that church and having a pastor like Rick was one of the hardest things to leave when we relocated to OKC in December 2012.
The reason I shared that was that we are now members of a SBC church in my old home town. It is the same church where we raised our kids from 1987 through 1999. However, much has changed. It is in a new location, which is not a bad thing. We have a new pastor who is changing everything. We are still getting used to that. However, what is bothering me about all this is that I am still doing these posts about discipleship and discernment. Right now, the leadership of the SBC is obviously taking our denomination in a direction that is not Biblical and I am sure I stick out in our church like a sore thumb at times. Continue reading