Originally published June 1, 2021
Things just keep looking worse and worse for NAMB (the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention).
Earlier this year, NAMB was in hot water when it was discovered that some of their church plants were harboring women “pastors”.
Now Kyle Whitt, NAMB church planter in Washington state, has bravely and lovingly come forward to raise awareness about NAMB pimping the gospel out to social justice principles. (Go to the video on YouTube for links to the documents he mentions.)
I’ve written and spoken before about the plague of conflation that’s spreading in the church. For example: Some mistakenly conflate evangelism (sharing the gospel with the lost outside the church) with preaching (expositing the Scriptures to the saved inside the church), and therefore wrongly conclude that since it’s OK for a woman to share the gospel with a man, it’s OK for that same woman to preach the Sunday sermon in church.
What Kyle is talking about in this video goes beyond conflation of two discrete concepts by the biblically ignorant. It’s an intentional adulteration of the gospel by SBC seminary-trained denominational leaders with a woke / social justice agenda.
To boil it down for you, the gospel is: You have transgressed God’s law, and you’re a sinner. You must repent of your sin and trust in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection to atone for and forgive your sin in order for you to be in right standing with God.
Period. End of story. Yes, there are other important things in the Bible, but they’re not the gospel. They’re something else.
But NAMB is saying that’s not the “complete” gospel. NAMB adds to the gospel what they’re calling “the Great Requirement” – a work – the belief in, and practice of, social justice principles. That’s their “complete gospel.” And that’s what they’re requiring their church planters to preach, teach, and practice.
If you’re a Southern Baptist, you’ve got to watch this. This is what your Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and your church’s contributions (your offerings) to the Cooperative Program are paying for.
But even if you’re not Southern Baptist, you need to know what’s coming down the pike for your church or denomination so you can stand on God’s Word and keep it out.