The Gospel Coalition’s Thabiti Anyabwile, who’s on the record of saying that white folk who reject systematic racism and reparations can’t read their bibles right, is again calling for more reparations and likening the resistance of reparations to having the voice and attitude of Cain. He says that given that Cain was directly responsible for the murder of Abel and therefore can’t complain about the consequences, in the same way white folk today are the perpetrators of injustice, both here and now and back then and therefore can’t whine about it.
Note. As a brief refresher to familiarize yourself with Anyabwile, the pastor has used his social media platforms to refer to his leftist positions as “pro-life” issues and yet endorses pro-choice candidates like Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden while claiming that all white evangelicals are guilty of racism. Anyabwile’s real name is “Ron Burns” but he chose the name “Thabiti Anyabwile” to identify with the “Black Nationalist Movement,” a move he made prior to converting from Christianity to Islam. Afterward, Anyabwile claimed to have been reconverted to Christianity but chose to keep his Black Nationalist name, which should tell everyone something about him.
Anyabwile kicks off with a reading of Genesis 4:13-14 to set the stage, and then goes from there:
“My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”
Ain’t that something? Did you get that? He just murdered his brother, and God now has given his judgment. And he’s whining about his judgment.
He’s complaining, the punishment is too much. He’s whining that he’s been driven from the face of God, but he wasn’t living coram Deo, before the face of God. He’s worried that someone might do to him what he has just finished doing to Abel. He’s not repenting. He’s self-pitying.
Listen to me: if you listen to the conversations around racial injustice today, you will hear the voice of Cain. You will hear people who oppose racial justice, saying, ‘the remedy is way greater than I can bear.’
How many times you hear that in a conversation about reparations: ‘oh, that’s gon’ cost too much.’ You hear people say, ‘we can’t fix this problem or that problem, coz it’s too impractical,’ and on and on it goes.
Beloved, it’s just the echo of Cain’s voice. It’s just the echo of a brother refusing to care for the murdered in the streets, pitying himself, worried about his losses and standing knee-deep in blood-soaked ground.
See, beloved, we cannot have the perpetrators of injustice centering themselves in conversations about the redress of injustice. We can’t have the ones who perpetrate the crime saying, ‘That’s too much, how about this? That’s too much.’ No no no, they don’t get to set those terms. We don’t want anything in our heart that looks like a response like Cain’s.”
H/T to @WokePreacherTV for the clip and transcript
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