Democratic Georgia senatorial candidate, Raphael Warnock, appears to be a racist, a radical, and an anti-Semite. He shouldn’t be a Christian pastor or a U.S. senator. Warnock is in a runoff election against the Republican incumbent, Sen. Kelly Loeffler. The race will be decided on January 5, 2021. Like so many prominent black pastors today, Warnock has embraced a secular worldview that prioritizes identity politics above biblical truth. In a few short years, Black Lives Matter has done more to influence the attitudes of black Americans than black Christians have in decades and we have leaders like Warnock to thank for it.
The self-destructive behavioral patterns that are endemic within the black community will remain until the black Christian church repents. Unless blacks confront the disease destroying black neighborhoods around the country, which is a lack of biblical values being taught and applied in our homes and churches, symptomatic issues such as fatherless homes, abortion, high crime rates, poverty from a lack of quality education, low job skills, and poor money management will continue to destroy these struggling communities.
Recently, Warnock got into some hot water when rants from some of his past sermons resurfaced to haunt him. He attacked whites, Jews, cops, and the military from behind the pulpit. He has also expressed support for “reproductive rights,” also known as abortion. He misinterpreted Acts 2 of the Bible to justify socialism. Sadly, Warnock is the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church located in Atlanta, Ga. If that name sounds familiar to you, it is because it was the home church of America’s last and greatest civil rights hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King famously believed that a man should be judged by the content of his character and not by the color of his skin. This belief is consistent with a Biblical worldview. Warnock, however, seems to believe that blackness is a determining factor for eternal salvation, and whiteness is a barrier to it.
As I often say on my radio show, “there’s no affirmative action plan in Heaven.” When we meet God face-to-face, our ethnicity will have nothing to do with whether we enter the pearly gates of Heaven. Our faith in Jesus Christ, as well as our deeds, will be judged on an individual basis. Warnock is playing a dangerous game with his congregants that could have eternal consequences. He preaches as if he’d like to see Uncle Sam submit to his will, rather than submit himself to God’s will. Warnock is not a Christian, he’s a heretic. Let’s dissect some of his stupid beliefs together:
— In 2016 Warnock said that America needs to “repent for its worship of whiteness,” speaking of Donald Trump’s presidency. This is silly. America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Trump campaigned to restore those values. That isn’t worshipping “whiteness.” On the contrary, Republicans voted for Trump despite his personal flaws because he embraced the ideas outlined in our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Ideas such as, all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Furthermore, America is home to more than 40 million legal immigrants. That’s one-fifth of the world’s migrants. The migrants are very ethnically diverse. According to a 2018 Pew Research survey, the majority of America’s legal immigrants arrive from China at 28 percent, followed by Mexico at 25 percent, India at 6 percent, the Phillipines at 4 percent, El Salvador at 3 percent, Central America at 8 percent, Sub-Saharan Africa at 5 percent, the Middle East and North Africa at 4 percent; the Caribbean at 10 percent, and the list goes on.
— In a 2011 sermon Warnock said that “nobody can serve God and the military.” He mischaracterized Matthew 6:24, which speaks about the Practice of Kingdom living as it relates to money. The scripture actually says, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” The verse never mentions the military. Furthermore, King David, Joshua, and the Centurion soldier found in the New Testament were all warriors that served God. Thanks to our soldiers, Warnock is free to be biblically illiterate.
— Warnock said Israeli soldiers “shoot down unarmed Palestinian sisters and brothers like birds of prey.” He also signed a letter comparing Israeli control of the West Bank to “previous oppressive regimes” like “apartheid South Africa.” I doubt Warnock has ever had missiles launched at his home where he needed to defend himself. Additionally, God said in Genesis 12:3 when speaking of Jews, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
— Warnock is pro-socialism. He cites Acts 2 as his justification. However, Acts 2:44-45 specifically depicts Christians voluntarily selling their own possessions to help travelers who stayed in Jerusalem to learn about Jesus. It doesn’t mention using government force to steal your neighbor’s stuff or income and redistribute it so that you can pretend like you’re being generous. Also 2 Thessalonians 3:10 says “if a man will not work, he shall not eat.” God doesn’t support socialism.
— In at least one interview, Warnock said he supports “reproductive rights,” aka abortion. First off, common sense says you’re not reproducing anything if you’re killing it. Secondly, and more importantly, the Bible teaches us that God knew us and purposed our lives before we were ever born. He loves us so much, according to the Word of God, that he counts the hairs on our heads. Wow! Someone should tell Raphael Warnock about this.
Again, Warnock is a racist and an anti-Semite that shouldn’t be a pastor or a senator representing our great country.
Carl Jackson is a radio talk show host – his web site is www.carljacksonshow.com.
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