In June, the Southern Baptist Convention officially adopted Critical Race Theory — an anti-Biblical worldview that treats every circumstance in society through the lens of racism — as a “useful tool” for analyzing racism in our churches and society. Though many conservatives tried to speak out against it, Resolution 9 was overwhelmingly supported by the messengers present at the convention.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) emerged as an offshoot of Critical Theory, a neo-Marxist philosophy that has its roots in the Frankfurt School and its methods are drawn from Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. CRT teaches that institutional racism exists within every structure of society and that these structures are intrinsically designed in such a manner as to protect and preserve “white supremacy” in our culture. Further, CRT does not rely on factual statistics or objective evidence to support the theory, rather it relies on anecdotal evidence and personal experience.
JD Greear is the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention — and no former president has pushed the denomination toward the full embrace of progressive secularism as has Greear. Greear has long been a proponent of “white privilege” theology, basically a fork of classic black liberation theology taught by James Cone. Further, Greear has embraced intersectionality — a method of victimology that combines “oppressed” groups of people for the purpose of standing against the “oppressor” — and has called on Christians to stand up for LGBTQ rights while insisting that sodomy is morally equivalent to other sins such as boasting or greed. While boasting the Southern Baptist church plants are becoming “less white,” Greear says it’s okay to vote for pro-abortion Democrats.
In a recent article published on his website titled Three Ways to Lay Down Your Privilege, Greear pleads with Christians to “lay down their privilege” for the minority.
Everyone who possesses power, in this world or God’s kingdom, possesses privilege. Those in the world use their privilege for their own benefit. Those of us in God’s family, however, have the privilege of laying down our power for the benefit of others.
Basically, Greear implies that the “straight, white, male” Church is wallowing in its bondage of protecting their own power. “My prayer for the church is that we would rejoice in the privilege of laying down power rather than wallowing in the bondage of protecting it.” Of course, there is literally nobody doing this. There is not a single person who is outspoken against the social justice infiltration in the Church who is “wallowing in bondage” to protect their own racially supreme power. It’s an asinine statement. The entire article is ludicrous and simply affirms how far left the denomination has gone.