Tweet of the Decade About White Evangelicals and Absolute Truth by a University of Oklahoma Professor

A sociology professor at the University of Oklahoma captures the problem of evangelicalism in a tweet. It slices to the core and reveals the dysfunction and brokenness of evangelicalism. This is a brief post but I wanted to add this tweet to this blog. 

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”

Virginia Woolf 

“What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.

John 18:38 NIV

When I was in Campus Crusade I remember hearing about a day that would come when people rejected truth because they wanted to sin. And that when they rejected truth that is how we would enter the post-truth era. Christians would resist because they stood for truth. I heard this in retreats and a couple of Christmas conferences at Campus Crusade for Christ. Little did I know that one day it would be the white evangelicals who reject truth plunge many forward into the post truth era by embracing conspiracy theories at a whole new level. Or that many would become anti-vaxxers. And that they would do this while proclaiming to believe in absolute truth. I never foresaw the day that it would be white evangelicals who were the leaders of slander by being in the post truth era. Its with that in mind that I saw the following tweet below by Samuel Perry. Perry is on staff at the University of Oklahoma and researches religion. He tweeted out what I would consider to be the tweet of the decade. 

Again if this doesn’t capture the sickness that is white evangelicalism then I would be hard pressed to think of something that does. In the last decade evangelicals revealed what many of them are and what they believe. They have lost their way and the right to preach the Gospel. Many have no idea what it is. And many atheists and people outside evangelicalism have more Christian values and fruits of the spirit than evangelicals. Its been an eye popping experience. But I wanted to push this and add it quickly to my blog.

 

10 thoughts on “Tweet of the Decade About White Evangelicals and Absolute Truth by a University of Oklahoma Professor

  1. Great blog. Many agnostics or atheists with spiritual fruit would be more open to Christianity if it wasn’t fir the hypocrisy. I asked a good friend who is an atheist, if there was no religious right, no hypocrisy, would she believe.

    She told me she didn’t know but she would not hate Christianity. These people should read Matthew 23

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  2. Has anybody actually done a study (George Barna perhaps?) to determine what percentage of evangelicals actually believe these conspiracies?

    I think we may be surprised it’s not as high as suggested.

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  3. Ever noticed that in the campaign ads for Marjorie Taylor Greene and the Huckabee Heiress, the thing that leads off is “CHRISTIAN(TM)”?

    This morning I came to the conclusion that if the primary (if not only) thing going for you in your run for office (and POWER) is “CHRISTIAN(TM)”, that should be an automatic DISqualification.

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  4. When I was in Campus Crusade I remember hearing about a day that would come when people rejected truth because they wanted to sin. And that when they rejected truth that is how we would enter the post-truth era.

    I heard the same, though in the Seventies it was ALWAYS in the context of The Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast:
    “For GOD Shall Send Them Strong Delusion, That They Shall Believe a Lie. Tsk. Tsk.”

    And now these same Tsk Tskers fight to be first in line to bend the knee and take The Mark of The Trump. On forehead AND right hand. “He Is LOOOOOOORD! Even if he slay me, Yea I Shall Praise Him! MAGA!”

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  5. Pingback: Deconversion Story: Jakes Sees the Light and Takes the Path From the Assemblies of God to Atheism | Wondering Eagle

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