Lisa Fields is the founder of the Jude 3 Project, an organization which says it is dedicated to “current issues and the intellectual struggles of Christians of African descent in the United States and abroad.” Fields is a favorite among leftist groups such as The Gospel Coalition and has been a speaker at Southern Baptist Seminaries, including New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In short, Fields is a welcome member of the Evangelical woke camp and because she is useful for pushing their narrative, she is at home with them.
Fields, however, is theologically inept. Most discerning Bible teachers and students alike can clearly see that the social gospel is another religion altogether and has no place in the Church. However, when an advancing an ideology that’s more important to your narrative, secondary matters, such as theological acumen, are set aside.
In the video below, Fields likens the history of American slavery to the fall of Adam by saying, “we are born in sin, shapen in iniquity, and we are not divorced from the father of humanity. So we preach a gospel that connects us from the fall of one man, but when we get to America, we’re connected to original sin of Adam but we disconnect ourselves from the original sin of America.”
Obviously she’s confused, and we can’t really blame her. It’s what the world has taught her — but this line of reasoning is not derived from a right understanding of Scripture. In fact, if doctrines such as the Federal Headship were taught in churches and seminaries, so many people wouldn’t be taken by this tripe.
We are born under the federal headship of Adam, and upon salvation, we are born again under the headship of Christ. Besides the fact that Christ washes all of our sins clean, we are not under nor have we ever been under the headship of America or our predecessors — this is not a biblical notion. It sounds cute, and she can garner a lot of applause from it. But the analogy doesn’t work because the analogy is actually anti-gospel.