Pastor Abraham Cho was, up until a few days ago, the Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (RPC) East Side, one of the satellite campuses of Tim Keller’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church. He spent 6 years as senior pastor and 14 years in all with Redeemer, leaving the church on June 28, 2021, and writing of this departure plans:
Over the last several months, a sense of calling to teach and train pastors and ministry leaders in New York City has become more and more clear to me. God has placed in me a deep desire to take what I’ve learned from my experience in 20+ years of pulpit and pastoral ministry and use it to equip and train other leaders in the city.
Cho was also a speaker at the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) General Assembly, where he was invited to give a message on the spiritual power of weakness. A few days prior to his message he had this to say on Twitter, giving us a hint of the man who would seek to “teach and train” pastors:
Racism affects all that we are and do….
This is not a one-off, awkwardly worded missive. Cho is of the mindset that like Total Depravity, racism is a sin that is bound up in every square inch of our society, and all structures and institutions are thoroughly laced with it; a pervasive force that can’t ever go away. This has bled into his preaching at Keller’s church for years, and this is what will be taught to the next generation. It’s no coincidence that the church recommends books like Jemar Tisby’s (who works for Ibram X. Kendi) The Color of Compromise and repeating falsehoods like the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were racially motivated.
In a letter on the gospel, race, and the church, he writes:
The Bible also teaches that sin [Editor’s note: racism] has a corporate dimension—that the unrepented sins of a people are carried with them and later generations are held responsible…Sin also has a demonic dimension, which becomes especially evident when human evil becomes embedded in our traditions, philosophies, and legal regulations. This is why “just preaching the gospel” while necessary, is insufficient. Where sin becomes embedded into our structures, repentance requires institutional reform…We must dismantle structures that perpetuate injustice and keep us divided.”
The PCA may have done good work in curb stomping the Revoice crowd on the topic of homosexuality, but they have a lot fo work to do if they’re going to push back or survive the coming storm of Critical Race Theory, such that is evidentally alive and well in the church home of one of the denomination’s best known Presbyterians.
Editor’s Note. This article was written by Pastor Ed Litton and published at Protestia.com.
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