Jun 21

Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe, by Voddie T. Baucham, Jr. ★★★★

Fault Lines is a presentation of the social justice movement from a black and Christian perspective. Baucham writes in an easy-to-read style, and offers a heavily researched account of the panorama of the social justice movement, from social “justice” to critical race theory to intersectionality to black lives matter.  Baucham brings into light how the social justice movement is intrinsically pagan and entwined with Marxist ideology while being in bed with the LGBTQRST! movement. Baucham details how the modern conservative church has fallen to the deception of critical race theory, and how it is destroying the church. At the beginning of the book, Voddie Baucham spends two chapters chronicling his early years growing up in Los Angeles and playing football. He goes to school in Texas, which is where he became a Christian. As a black man, Baucham has experienced prejudice against him and thus can speak from the heart. One chapter identifies events within his own Southern Baptist “denomination” that showed a strong leaning towards the social justice mentality. He also discusses the black lives matter movement in a full chapter.

A few years ago, it was very trendy to discuss the philosophical movement of post-modernism. The associate pastor at the church I was attended offered a lengthy class to teenagers discussing post-modernism. To me, post-modernism can be summarized in a short sentence, “Communication is not possible”. Such a sentence is self-negating, similar to the sentence “This sentence is a lie”. I bring this up because the basic tenets of critical race theory and the social justice movement are also self-negating. Critical race theory may be summarized by the statement “All whites and only whites are racist” is in itself a deeply racist statement, and thus self-destructing. Whether one is presented with questions of post-modernism or critical race theory, logical arguments can’t exist because the fundamental philosophical base for the two movements is nonsensical. What is amazing is how so many prominent Christians and Christian denominations have caved into the social justice movement.

Baucham is excellent at heralding the warning call to the Christian church about the devious and anti-Christian nature of this movement. Fault Lines offers a good summary of the basics of the social justice movement & critical race theory, and thus is a reasonable book to read. Baucham definitely has a heart for upholding the pure word of God, and his pleas for a true Biblical/Christian approach for issues of race are to be heeded.

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  1. Bruder Dennis says:

    https://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index3624.htm

    President Trump attended a UFC fight event in Las Vegas this weekend, where he “didn’t sit in a private box”—when entering the stadium filled with tens-of-thousands of spectators saw President Trump greeted with a thunderous ovation of cheers crying “USA! USA! USA!”—but most critically to notice when President Trump entered into this stadium, it saw global Hollywood movie icon Mel Gibson suddenly rising to his feet to give President Trump a military salute.

    The SVR notes that Mel Gibson built a $37-million private church in Malibu-California he named the Holy Family Catholic Church, about which it’s reported: “Gibson’s secretive sect is not recognised by the Roman Catholic Church because it does not acknowledge the authority of the Pope or the Vatican and rejects the universally accepted teachings of the Second Vatican Council”—saw Gibson becoming a global icon after he released his movie “The Passion of the Christ” in 2004—a global religious sensation Gibson personally financed with $45-million of his own money–that became the seventh-highest-grossing film domestically at the end of its theatrical run grossing worldwide over $612-million—saw this movie being hated and reviled by socialist American elites, with leftist elite Hollywood actor Brad Pitt branding it “propaganda”—and as to why he made this movie, it saw Gibson explaining: “I’m not a preacher and I’m not a pastor…But I really feel my career was leading me to make this…The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just directing traffic…I hope the film has the power to evangelize”.

    The SVR documents that over the past two decades an evangelical-messianic movement called the New Apostolic Reformation swept through South and Central America gaining followers by the tens-of-millions, including Mel Gibson—saw its Costa Rican Apostle Rony Chaves explaining the rapid rise of this movement, with his stating: “God is raising and anointing apostles with great vision to affect socially their cities…This includes the Church’s growth, public morality, as well as the economical, governmental and educational transformation…This implies that neighborhoods, communities, regions, cities and nations will receive the apostolic impact…Territorial Apostles and of cities are required to bring reform and transformation”—and just days after President Trump came to power in January-2017, this movement crashed with full force into America, which caused religious articles to appear like “NAR: The Fastest-Growing Counter-Christian Movement Most Haven’t Heard Of”.

    … on 11 July, the Washington Post published their article “An American Kingdom”, wherein it truthfully acknowledged that while evangelical Christians are, indeed, deserting their traditional church denominations, they are flooding by the tens-of-millions into the New Apostolic Reformation—and states: “This growing Christian movement that is nondenominational, openly political and has become an engine of former president Donald Trump’s Republican Party, includes some of the largest congregations in the nation…Include followings in the hundreds of thousands, publishing empires, TV shows, vast prayer networks, podcasts, spiritual academies, and branding in the form of T-shirts, bumper stickers and even flags…As mainline Protestant and evangelical denominations continue an overall decline in numbers in a changing America, nondenominational congregations have surged from being virtually nonexistent in the 1980s to accounting for roughly 1 in 10 Americans in 2020”.

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