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Social Justice: The Greatest Inconceivable Evil?

The Greatest Conceivable Being

Anselm was charged by the Church to come up with an irrefutable argument for God’s existence. His solution-the necessity of the Greatest Conceivable Being otherwise known as the Ontological Argument for God’s existence. I reckon Anselm has been one-upped by the Devil and the argument for the existence of greatest inconceivableEvil.

As the great Southern philosopher and poet Charlie Daniels once wrote, we must “give the Devil his due”. He may not get to supplant the Lord God Almighty to become the King of the Universe, but he does get an “E” for effort. If we can conceive of a Greatest Conceivable Being, he’s made it even easier to think of a wickedest horrifying creature by placing proponents of infanticide squarely before us.  Their disguise-social justice warriors. 

Apologies for no apologetics

Now, you may not be familiar with Anselm’s Ontological Argument. Your church, by some anomaly, may not teach apologetics or Church History. There are more pressing matters than teaching God’s Children how to defend the Faith or even why it’s true, certainly. That’s okay, there are hundreds of websites who pick up the slack. Southern by His Grace exists as an extremely small participant, so let me summarize Anselm…

If one can conceive of a greatest conceivable being; and it is greater to exist in reality than merely in the mind; then the greatest conceivable being must exist in reality.

There it is…clear as mud. Got it?

The Greatest Inconceivable Evil

Infanticide, as a necessary by-product of pro-abortion ideology, has been inconceivable for most people. Nevertheless, the killing of babies already born is an easily recognizable product of Cultural Marxism that has finally awakened a few Christians to wonder, “what in the world is going on here?” Infanticide is a demonic demonstration of debauchery loosed by the social justice movement’s rhetoric, if not its intent. Christians, not secularists, have enabled its murderous means to equality. It’s true. Much of this subversion is coming from within our camp. Here’s an example…

“…strong insistence that we only consider one issue and refuse voting for anyone who isn’t anti-abortion is, in fact, an attempt at binding the conscience in a political way in political elections. Insofar as one party has officially stood against abortion, then it’s also been a partisan binding of the conscience.”-Thabiti Anyabwhile

On Abortion and Racism: Why There is a Greater Evil this Election; Thabiti Anyabwhile; The Gospel Coalition; U.S. Edition; June 7, 2016

So, let me ask you a question. If preachers have been binding the consciences of Christians in a political way, then how would Thabiti Anyabwhile unbind them? Hmmm…

TGC SJW and Russell Moore

Thabiti Anyabwhile is a contributor and member of The Gospel Coalition, a Christian parachurch organization founded to refocus the Church back to the gospel. A few have strained at gnats for a while to make a connection between the gospel and social justice, especially recently with the influence of Russell Moore. Unfortunately, that’s  been paramount in confusing biblical justice with social justice for a lot of our brothers and sisters. This kind of rhetoric has been influential in New York, Vermont, and Northern Virginia where left-leaning Christians only needed an excuse to give their consent to politicians who condone abortion and its compulsory sibling, infanticide.

If preaching, properly understood, is the exposition of God’s Word to his children, then shouldn’t it bind their consciousnesses? Is biblical clarity regarding murder really the preachers fault? Is God’s Word so weak that it has no power to dull the false pretentions of its expositors? Isn’t Anyabwhile suggesting that preachers do exactly what he’s telling them not to, except favoring hisgolden calf instead? Is Scripture sufficient to deal with allsin? Do the sheep really know his voice and follow him, the Lord of Glory? 

According to SJW’s like TA, there are a hierarchy of sins and we’ve just so happened to place the worst (racism) at the bottom of the pile. He’d have us believe that we’ve followed an political idol while trading something like racial reconciliation or #MeToo for an obscurity such as the murder of babies. That’s ironic considering much of the Church incessantly debates the orthodoxy of social justice while being fairly concrete about the sin of murder. It seems to me that they’re putting the cart before the horse. I digress.

I hear the train a comin’

It’s bigger than TA’s pro-abortion rhetoric. It’s this great big thing called the Social Justice Movement and its father, Marxism that’s competing for the title of the greatest inconceivable Evil. That wickedest horrifying creature is finally emerging from the shadows. Finally, we’re beginning to see that all those slippery slope arguments were in fact slicker than what comes from the south side of a north bound owl, if you know what I mean. The line between truth and deception is materializing from the fog of good intentions. The devil’s jumped up on that hickory stump, and boy let me tell you what!

It’s been said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. That’s a cultural truism akin to the doctrine of Original Sin that ought to give us pause before fastening ourselves to ideologies that pose as righteous causes. It turns out the devil is a fiddle player too, so before taking that bet that you’re going to regret, you may want to listen to the song before grabbing your bow. By and by, this particular tune makes an evil hiss.

I’ll start this show…

The first verse in this little ditty was race. There’s nothing wrong with the idea that black folk and white folk ought to get along, so a nervous “Amen” arose from the audience. So, they incited students to tear down statues and riot on college campuses. Next, there was #MeToo or gender equality. Although suspiciously intertwined with anti-Trumpers and political leftists, Christians adorned themselves with sympathies for the cause. Besides, isn’t it true that ladies have often been abused and we ought to be interested in justice regarding those intolerable acts? Now though, another verse is being played  and we’re dancing to the descant of class warfare. As Johnny Cash wrote, “I hear the train a comin’” and brother, it’s building steam.

There’s a melody that has united these three stanzas. It runs through the song tying the oppressed together in an unusual harmony and silencing the tension with the discord of the alleged oppressor. The lyrics are a narrative of incessant penance set against a score of systematic oppression. They’re words of Cultural Marxism sung to the melody of intersectionality. This magnum opus of melodical malevolence uses historical presentism to harmonize Marxism to the Scripture, supplanting traditional understandings of sin and repentance with the post-modern ideology of oppression and penance.  It is a war on the meta-narrative called Christianity, the story of The Fall and Redemption, Covenant breaker and Covenant Keeper. .

He drew the bow across the strings

You see, the devil may know that he’s been beat, but he ain’t done fiddlin’, and if you think that infanticide stands alone as some arbitrary mark of chaotic societal change, you’re about to find yourself dueling banjos at a fiddlers convention. He’s got an entire ensemble waiting to play an uninvited encore and that ‘golden fiddle’ ain’t even warm. The greatest inconceivable Evil is just behind the curtain and Cultural Marxism and the Social Justice Warriors are only playing it’s intro. 

We’re in for some pretty big challenges in the near future. We’ll never be able to meet them until we begin to see them for what they are. Infanticide may seem like the greatest inconceivable evil. In truth, it’s only the pre-chorus of an evil song sang to a Marxist melody in which the plagiarized crescendo haunts humanity through the ghosts of the millions sacrificed on its ancient alters. It’s a catchy tune. Listen closely. You’ll hear it. 

I was born in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, born again at a very young age, married a beautiful and likeminded woman, moved to Tennessee, and raised two children in the Southern traditions of loving God and neighbor, exercising manners, and being stewards of the land and its bounty. After becoming involved in youth ministry in our local church, the need of teaching people "what they believe and why they believe it" became painfully apparent, especially in my immediate context (rural Southern churches). We began an apologetics/theology ministry there but have since moved on. After serving in church leadership and being called to faithfulness and duty to protect our congregation from a rogue pastor under church discipline of his previous church, my experiences in this biblical process shape much of what I believe about how churches in the South have become weak and why nominal Christianity is prevalent. I love the Church and Southern culture so you can expect to read about apologetics and theology as well as church and culture here, written southern style, by the grace of God. Deo Vindice

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