Hate Speech And The Christian

A couple things seem clear for Christians. First, hate speech is not right for someone following Jesus Christ. I just heard earlier today from a black pastor who said in his younger days when he lived in Atlanta he was not allowed to attend a white church. The church actually split over the decision, and the whole experience affected his understanding of race relations and reconciliation. I’m referring to Dr. Tony Evans who spoke on race relations at the height of the BLM protests and riots. He’s also written a book on the subject. Here’s part of the description:

Oneness is hard achieve. Let the kingdom unity of Scripture point the way.

Today’s world is torn apart. Tension is everywhere. Brother is pitted against brother, sister against sister, citizen against citizen, even Christian against Christian. It’s so hard to find agreement—much less real harmony—in our polarized society. Can there be a way forward?

Tony Evans knows how elusive unity can be. As a black man who’s also a leader in white evangelicalism, he understands how hard it can be to bring these worlds together. Yet he’s convinced that the gospel provides a way for Christians to find oneness despite the things that divide us.

If you’ve never heard him speak, here’s a video I chose randomly. He’s Biblical.

All that to say, Christians of many races believe in the unity of believers that crosses racial and ethnic lines. Christians around the world understand that hate speech is against God’s plan. I mean, if a person believes the Bible, he’ll see right there in 1 John 4:21:

If someone says, “I love God,” and yet he hates his brother or sister, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother and sister whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

The second thing that should be clear is that we believers will soon become the target of those who accuse of hate speech, with the accusations will come the whole cancel culture pressure.

Why do I think this? If Christians are not to engage in hate speech, how is it that we will be accused of it?

We’ve already seen this. In a recent election, Christian business owners who supported voting for a heterosexual definition of marriage, were boycotted, and some were harassed. Since then, the concept of “hate speech” has only grown.

As long as Christians teach what the Bible does—that God created us in His image, but sin entered the world and marred His good creation; ever since, every human alive struggles with a sin nature that only Christ can take care of—we will be the target of hate speech. People who are deceiving themselves don’t like to be told they are sinners in need of a Savior. I even had one atheist who used to visit here some years ago, tell me that teaching children that they are sinners is akin to child abuse.

It’s not. It’s actually the most loving thing a person can do, on the par with a doctor telling a patient that he has cancer, but that there is a treatment that has 100% success rate. That doctor would be accused of malpractice if he “loved” his patient so much he didn’t want to give him the bad news about the cancer.

In the same way, Christians show our love for the broken and dying world by telling them the good news—which, of course, follows the bad news of our condition.

In reality, broken people know they are broken. They might not want to admit it. They may dress up their circumstances to look a if they are not broken, but they aren’t fooling anyone else. Just themselves. Their spouse, their kids, their boss, their fellow employees, even their good friends know the flaws and foibles. Because we try so desperately to hide our sin condition, someone needs to tell us the truth.

I just heard a program by Focus on the Family today which featured two guests who were both formerly in the transgender lifestyle. One man who had presented as a woman. One woman who had presented as a man. The woman said she finally came to understand her need to leave that life when, as a Christian seeking God, she read Psalm 139. Here are the pertinent verses:

For You created my innermost parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, because I am awesomely and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully formed in the depths of the earth;

She asked herself then, What have I done?

Praise God she and the male guest both “came to their senses,” much like the prodigal son in the Biblical parable, and returned to the life God had intended for them.

But how long will Christians be allowed to say things like God heals the broken gender-confused individual? We are on a course in which that statement will soon be considered hate speech.

The main thing, I think, is for Christians to do what Daniel did: when confronted with compromise, he made up his mind to do things God’s way. We today must make up our mind, and the sooner, the better. Are we going to continue preaching what the Bible says, or are we going to bow to the culture? Many Christians have already decided to follow the culture when it comes to child rearing. Many follow the culture in the matter of woman pastors. Where is our line in the sand, that point where we say, as the apostles said, We ought to obey God rather than man? At that point, we will likely be accused of hate speech.

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Published in: on March 24, 2021 at 5:10 pm  Comments (14)  
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  1. I like your cancer analogy. I always compared the situation to waking up in a hotel room and realizing the building was on fire. How “loving” would it be to tiptoe out and let everyone else go on sleeping, because I didn’t want to “offend” them by waking them up in the middle of a good sleep?

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    • That’s another great analogy. Thanks! Both make the point, don’t they, that telling people of their spiritual, eternal danger is actually an act of love.

      Becky

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  2. Amen, again, Becky!
    Tell them they are thirsty, and lead all the horses to clean water even though only a handful will turn from their polluted pond that never satisfies for long, from which they have always drunk. One day, in their unquenchable thirst, some of the rest may reach the end of their rope, break that rope, and remember the water Source you showed them. Without planting the seed – the thought that there exists saving water in that certain place – many deluded equines would perish.

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  3. I was nodded my head in agreement until the last paragraph. I have yet to see the way Jesus treated women line up with the traditional version of how men treat women in the church. I follow Christ. Not a man-made, boxed up version of him.

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  4. I agree with everything you said and I also love to watch Tony Evans and listen to Focus on the Family… feeling a kindred spirit here and it is nice 🙂 Blessings to you!

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  5. Love this. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I loved the bit about raising children, in high school I asked my christian friends whether they would tell their children about Christ ,pray with them and read the Bible daily and they said they wouldn’t,it would be cruel to their children because it would limit their freedom ,a view that still surprises and shocks me.

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  7. Are you a Cultural Jew Marxist or a Christian? For you cannot be both.

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    • I’m not sure why you even ask this question. Everything I talk about in the article is about the Christian distinctive—love for our brothers and sisters which is the Christian distinctive Jesus said the world would see that would identify us as his; Christ as the answer to our sin problem. Even the title says “Christian,” nothing about Jews or Marxists. Not sure what you thought you were reading.

      Becky

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  8. The term ‘hate speech’ is a Cultural Jew Marxist political slogan regularly used by satanic Cultural Jew Marxist communists in our now degenerate society, perhaps you were not aware of this truth.

    Here are their other slogans which they use against white British people with great regularity: XENOPHOBE! LITTLE ENGLANDER! NAZI! RACIST! SEXIST! FASCIST! HOMOPHOBE! BIGOT! HATER! WHITE SUPREMACIST! RED NECK! ANTI-SEMITE! etc. etc..

    This is why I asked you the question as to whether you were a Christian or Cultural Jew Marxist?

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    • Other people, besides those who are “Cultural Jew Marxists” use those terms. As it is, “hate speech” is even written into some laws here in the US, which is why the application of the term, used against Christians can be the beginning of persecution for our faith. That’s what I’m concerned about.

      Becky

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      • Those ‘other people’ are just as duped. The Cultural Jew Marxist curse is all enveloping and has saturated modern political thinking in western societies and from the highest levels.

        Here is a brief resume of the indoctrination process and its Jewish authors:

        The Frankfurt School – Critical Theory – Cultural Marxism = Social Justice – Feminism – Neo-Progressivism – Post-Colonialism – all born out of Critical Theory and come under the umbrella of Cultural Marxism.

        The Frankfurt School – Critical Theory – Cultural Marxism.

        Founders:
        Felix Weil – Jew,
        Erich Fromm – Jew,
        Herbert Marcuse – Jew,
        Max Horkheimer – Jew,
        Walter Benjamin – Jew,
        Theodor Adorno – half-Jew, Catholic mother,
        Georg Lukacs – Jew,
        Claude Levi-Strauss – Jew,
        Jurgen Habermas – German?

        “Be it gender, sexual orientation, family, race, culture or religion every aspect of a person’s identity is to be questioned. Every norm or standard in society challenged and ideally altered to benefit supposedly oppressed groups.”

        Thorium explains this socio-political philosophy that was designed to bring down Western Civilization and the white race that created it…

        Classical Marxism vs Cultural Marxism

        “Classical Marxism saw conflict as occurring between the bourgeoisie and proletariat, between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots.’ Cultural Marxism used such a conflict as existing between the oppressed and the oppressors, between those with privilege and those without it. The ‘Working Class’ has been replaced by ‘Minorities’.

        “Majority Groups are defined as ‘privileged’ and ‘oppressive’, with minority groups accordingly labelled as ‘under-privileged’ and ‘oppressed’. Heterosexuals are deemed ‘oppressive’, cisgender people are ‘oppressive’, whites are ‘oppressive’ especially white men, Christians are ‘oppressive’. Those who do not fit into those groups are considered ‘oppressed’. It stands to reason therefore that if heterosexuals are oppressors the solution is to encourage other forms of sexuality.

        “If whites are oppressors the solution is racial diversity. If cisgender people are oppressors the solution is to encourage transgenderism. If Christians are oppressors the solution is to propagate Islam.

        “The half-Jew Theodor Adorno and an original founder of The Frankfurt School wrote in his book: “The Authoritarian Personality” in which he defines parenthood, pride in one’s family, Christianity, adherence to traditional gender roles and attitudes towards sex and the love of one’s own country as a pathological phenomena.

        “This tendency to pathologise opinions and life patterns which are not in accordance with his own political ends is characteristic of Cultural Marxism (the Jew and his hypocrisy). Differing views are thus described as irrational fears and phobias. E.g. A person who feels uncomfortable living as a minority in an area dominated by Muslim migrants will be decried as an Islamaphobe since living amongst those culturally and ethnically similar to one’s self is considered sick and phobic.

        “When Pakistani Muslims, living in Britain by contrast, show in-group preference converting entire sections of a town or a city into a mini-Pakistan there is no sickness, no phobia, only multiculturalism.

        A popular and propagandist manifestation of Cultural Marxism is Political Correctness in which media channels and social scientists make it a mandatory exercise to do the following: 1) Question common language. Illegal immigrants for example are to be referred to as ‘undocumented migrants’ while ethnic discrimination is referred to as ‘affirmative action’. Their ambition to define and redefine words can be seen as a means of controlling the discourse and altering cultural norms.

        “Racism and Sexism have been redefined as a product of prejudice plus power which leads to such ridiculous statements as: “There is no such thing as sexism against men. That’s because sexism is prejudice plus power. Men are the predominant gender with power in society” And “I an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards white men.” 2) Maintain an unwaveringly favourable view of the ‘oppressed’. “Black Lives Matter” is a peaceful legitimate protest movement; Feminism is only about equality and so forth.

        “No deviation from the aforementioned narrative will be entertained – EVER!! Nor will criticism.

        End Goal:

        “While Communism, as Marx envisioned it, offered the resolution of class conflict in a utopian social system all that Cultural Marxism offers is a desolate form of eternal warfare between ever more narrowly defined groups of offended minorities. The only meaningful consequence that this wide application could possibly ever have is the marginalisation of traditional European cultures.”

        Charles

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