A few months ago, Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock, pastor of historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, referred to himself as a “pro-choice pastor.” Then, on Sunday, (Easter Sunday!) Warnock tweeted, “The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you are a Christian or not, through a commitment of helping others we are able to save ourselves.”
The theological problems are obvious … no one can save themselves, and Easter is only about the resurrection, an event that not only transcends but gives meaning to all of human history.
Still, to miss these two points, on which Scripture so obvious, demonstrates that progressive Christianity is really no Christianity at all, offering wholly different views about Christ, sin, and salvation. It also demonstrates that our beliefs come in bunches. A shift in theology will inevitably lead to a shift in ethics. And a shift in ethics will inevitably lead to a shift in theology. In other words, worldview matters.
Editor’s Note: Warnock has since deleted the tweet from his personal Twitter account
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