If you’ve been following the happenings at all in the latest “woke church” attack on conservative white people, you’re probably aware that “Woke Church” author and pastor, Eric Mason, recently launched an attack on James White by posting a clip of an old video out of context of White critiquing the bad theology rampant in black churches.
The woke warriors want to continue to blame “white supremacy” and “racism” for the lack of cohesion between the “black” and the “white” church — but, in reality, the greatest obstacle to racial reconciliation is heresy. This is the point White was making in his video when Mason took it out of context to slander him and paint him as evil.
Using the same tired rhetoric calling White a “racist,” several prominent “woke” people rebuffed White and began throwing out examples of who we should consider great black theologians who have contributed to the faith. While some of the names they throw out are certainly legitimate — nobody ever said that there were no great black theologians — quite a few of them were not. As I wrote before, many of them are charismatics and Pelagians.
Among those, who they seem to place on their lists — some even at the top — of their lists, is Tony Evans.
In fact, Eric Mason himself has even called Tony Evans his “spiritual father.”
Tony Evans is a Pelagian. Pelagianism is heresy.
Tony Evans is Priscilla Shirer’s father. Evans’ heresies include (but are not limited to) Pelagianism (the denial of original sin), Inclusivism (you don’t have to be a Christian to be saved), and Limited Theism (the denial of God’s omnipotence).
In an interview with Glenn Plumber at the NRB Convention in 2004, Evans affirmed a Pelagian view of Christ’s death and resurrection, stating,
But the thing that the death of Christ did was cover and overrule original sin so that no man is condemned because they are born in Adam, but men are condemned because they consciously reject salvation.
Evans also holds to inclusivism, that is, you don’t have to actually know Christ personally to be saved. In this same interview, Evans says,
If a person believes somebody’s up there that created this… I don’t know who He is but I want to know Him… if that person were to have a heart attack at that moment, God could not condemn him and be just because God says he who seeks shall find, so since God makes that promise, if God doesn’t give him the Gospel or give him a direct revelation then He has to judge him out of another dispensation.
Folks, you can listen to the audio yourself — you don’t have to take my word for it. The point here is that if this is who they are elevating as one of the greatest modern black theologians, this just validates what James White said in his video. Interestingly, who I didn’t see any of these woke warriors name is Voddie Baucham or Conrad Mbewe — truly great black theologians of our time.
And, historically, there have been many great black theologians — both from Africa and from colonized nations. Augustine of Hippo is one of the greatest theologians the Church has ever seen. But the reality remains that Dr. White was correct — the “black church” (as they refer to themselves), is absolutely rampant with heresy and false teachings and, by the way, it isn’t racist to point that out. So get over it.