By Eric Anderson
I can think of a no more self-destructive thing, in a local church (or denomination) today, than introducing and teaching Marxist categories or ethnicity-dividing labels into an assembly though the pulpit or teaching ministry, whether it be “white/black,” “privileged/minority,” victimhood, gender identity, or sexual preference labels.
Consider this: Are sexual sins (affairs) and abuse sinful and terrible? Yes, of course. But these sins, though destructive, should be judged and rooted out as contra to the church’s teaching and behavioral expectations’ (I Cor 6). In clear violation of the Bible’s moral law and church’s covenantal statements, usually these sins are isolated to an individual or family, and fall under “church discipline,” which requires courage and clarity, but will not change the make-up of the church.
However, Marxism (identity politics, social justice, multi-culturalism, sexual identity, gender identity, rich/poor), is wicked, because it creates entirely new standards upon the Bible itself, which color everything, every text of Scripture, every relationship, even the Gospel itself. Moral categories are upended and permanent conflicts introduced which cannot be resolved within a local church. Normal thinking and normal people are seen as “privileged,” or “victim” in this new way of thinking. It makes statutes out of, and permanently rewards the sins of partiality (James 2).
For Marxist thinking is not just downstream application to particular problems, it proports a new foundational, creational way of thinking, by masking Satan’s voice of “Did God really say,” under the siren-sounding guise of Social justice. “Is Christ’s Work really finished in order to be unified,” the demonic voice whispers to those who will now need to repent of their skin color, for which they cannot change and was given to them by the Creator.
In Summary, Marxism is a direct assault upon both the creator and his good creation and I cannot imagine a local church, which has embraced these “cultural Marxism” categories, under the guise of “outreach or justice” returning to any normal without serious, specific and whole-sale repentance from it’s leaders, unto God and then to his people. But repent they must.
If you are a Pastor or are part of a church which has been willfully seduced by the worldliness of Marxism, Repent. Fear and turn to the Living God and Judge, the only author of truth and Lord of Truth, Jesus Christ, who died, once for all, the Righteous for the unrighteous, to bring us to God.
The Glory of the Gospel is both it’s extent and it’s simplicity. Real people, alike in their inherited sin nature, are freed together by the Work of the Cross of Christ to actual unity and reconciliation, living upward, outward, and forward, as men and women, boys and girls, with simple creational-categories’, regardless of human standards, under the Lordship of Christ, towards the new Heavens and new Earth.
Isaiah 66:1-2 But this is the one whom I will look, He would is contrite in heart and trembles before my Word.