A prominent Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Pastor has come to the defense of Vice President Kamala Harris, rebuffing suggestions that she is an unsaved pagan that needs Jesus and strongly rebuking anyone claiming that the rabidly pro-abortion, pro-LGBTQ politician isn’t a Christian.
This brouhaha started yesterday when Pastor and Founders Ministries President Tom Ascol released a video where he said at some point, “Kamala Harris is going to hell without Christ.”
Not content to let theologically sound and biblical faith just sit there unpoked and unprodded, Pastor Dwight McKissic, who has been going to and fro in the earth, and walking up and down in it [see Job 1], retorted that the suggestion that Kamala Harris is lost and needs Christ is “sad” and that he “strongly rebukes Ascol” and anyone who agrees with him.
As proof of her salvation and Christian virtue, he points to the fact that she attends Third Baptist Church in San Francisco, a gay-affirming church that teaches Liberation Theology. He also notes that her church is part of the pro-choice, pro-LGBTQ, progressive National Baptist Convention, insisting that their doctrinal statement is “almost identical to the Baptist Faith and Message (BFM)” as evidence for her faith.
I guess that’s all it takes, huh?
There’s a polemical term that Seth Dunn coined, called “Website Orthodoxy.” It is when a nefarious Bible-twister or false teacher has an orthodox statement of faith on their website but ignores it entirely in their body of work, sermons, books, or teachings.
A good example of this was seen in 2016 when Andy Stanley preached a series of messages that attacked (explicitly) the sufficiency of Scripture and (implicitly) the inerrancy of Scripture. This followed up on a series of anti-Bible interviews, lectures, and comments. When challenged widely throughout evangelicalism, Stanley and the staff at NorthPoint church repeatedly pointed people back to the NorthPoint Church website, which purports a high view of Scripture.
The fact that Harris is bearing orchards of bad, putrifying, green-fuzz-growing, rotten fruit is irrelevant in light of her church membership, according to McKissic.
We would suggest that not only is Kamala Harris the Jezebeliest Jezebel that ever Jezebel Ed (particularly after she officiated that lesbian wedding, or after advancing a particularly nauseating abortion bill that turned ground-up babies bodies into beef tartare), but she is a pagan who does not know the Lord, who should have been excommunicated decades ago from her church, and whose “church” is thoroughly apostate itself. At this point there is no evidence that she is saved – certainly there is no fruit to behold, and unless she repents she will die in her sins.
Of course, because McKissic tends to serpentinely move to and fro by squirming around on his belly, he also tweeted mere hours before this, regarding a lesbian Bishop that he previously compared to Jezebel.
Faison claims the lesbian Bishop is saved because “She got the Ghost” [Editor’s note: The reference is to the Holy Ghost ostensibly, but if the sin of homosexuality is present and approvingly practiced, it isn’t the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead.], but Mckissic rightly points out that she’s an unrepentant homosexual and that 1 Corinthians 6:9 says they will not inherit the kingdom of heaven.
If Faison really wanted to convince McKissic, he should have simply pointed out that “Bishop Yvette Flunder is a member of City of Refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, a UCM church that ascribes to the Apostles Creed, the same doctrinal Statement as the SBC.” That probably would have done it.
In McKissic’s world, however, being an unrepentant lesbian is still a mark of an unbeliever, yet being an avid proponent, supporter, and marrier of unrepentant lesbians like Kamala Harris is not.
I suppose it’s the same way that being a proud member of the Ku Klux Klan is still a mark of an unbeliever, but being a financial supporter of them, passing bills in support of lynching up black folk, and fundraising on behalf of them is also…not?
Any time you want to answer that one, Dwight, is fine by us.
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