Tim Keller: If you have White Skin, the Bible says you’re Involved in Injustice

Tim Keller, founder of The Gospel Coalition and pastor of Redeemer Christian Church in New York City has said that every white person is complicit in creating the narrative that black people are dangerous and that if you have white skin, you’re involved in injustice and are part of the problem.

Keller made waves yesterday when he came out with an accursed Facebook post making the case that Christians can vote for anyone or any party they want and that they ought not to be judged for doing so, in a further effort by Big Eva to drive the vote to the Democratic party by saying voting for Biden and Kamala Harris and their rabid pro-abortion platform was a matter of “liberty of conscience.”

Now, in a recently unearthed comment made at the Center for Faith and Works roundtable, a group that is the the ‘Cultural Renewal Arm’ of Keller’s Church, he made this comment about race, skin color, and the means and imputation of sin that should leave no doubt that Keller is totally engrossed in the social justice gospel, which is no gospel at all.

A friend of mine recently, who is a pastor, was talking to a Norwegian man who had just moved into his community and went to his church. And at one point he heard the pastor talking about the fact that we’re all complicit in creating this narrative that ‘black people are dangerous’ and etcetera, and so we’re implicit in this.

Afterward the white, the Norwegian came up and said “no no no, I’m Norwegian. No, I had nothing to do with it,” and my pastor friend said “studies have shown, that have pretty much proven that if you have white skin it’s worth a million dollars over a lifetime, over somebody who doesn’t have white skin.

And that’s because of historical forces that have come about, and at this point you can go at it several ways. One, as I’ve mentioned, if you have that asset of white skin, right now, historical asset, then you actually have to say ‘I didn’t deserve this’ and also to some degree, ‘I’m the product of…I’m standing on the shoulders of other people who got that through injustice.”

So the Bible actually says ‘yes you do…you are involved in injustice’, and even if you didn’t actually do it, therefore you have a responsibility. Not just to say “well, maybe if I get around to it, maybe we can do something about the poor people out there.’ No- you’re part of the problem.

There is nothing about this grotesque, fanciful claim that can be derived from scriptures, and the fact that Keller gets a pass for advancing this sort of heresy is a tragedy in and of itself.

H/T to Reformation Charlotte for the original story.



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12 thoughts on “Tim Keller: If you have White Skin, the Bible says you’re Involved in Injustice

  1. When I first became a Christian about 11 years ago (my upbringing as a hard-core Catholic doesn’t count), I was introduced to Keller and the The Gospel Coalition by some very well-meaning brothers. One of the things I’ve consistently prayed for, and God has given me, is discernment. Something about Keller seemed off theologically from the get-go for me. And TGC reeked of liberalism. It started slowly, but then they stopped all pretense and just started going full-bore liberal.

    Christians need to read their Bibles more and then they will see that these so-called “Christian” leaders are nothing more than wolves in sheep’s clothing. Nowhere does the Bible say that you are complicit in someone else’s sin. In fact, it says clearly the opposite. Ezekiel 18:20 (ESV) states, “The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.” Read that again, Keller.

    1. You also have Exodus 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
      If we can understand the bible then it has been given to us from God. The “church” is a business. If you like the product then keep paying for it but it’s not the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Leaders and people grab a verse or verses here and there. For the bible to make sense you one thing you have to understand is who it is speaking to.

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