Tony Evans appeared at the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention in order to promote racial reconciliation via his new “Unify Project” initiative” along with developing a “Kingdom Race Mindset.” In his bid for Christian unity, he ended up preaching a very heretical view of the Trinity.
Evans appearing to speak at the conference for any reason shows the drift of the denominational leaders who thought his presence was a good idea. He is not a Southern Baptist, but instead is a dangerous social justice warrior who affirms and supports Critical Race Theory and recently was seen espousing standpoint theory when he capitalized on the color of his skin to sow seeds of discord in American evangelicalism by encouraging the racist, divisive protests against the Dove Awards.
Furthermore, this man is a rank heretic. Evans’ heresies include (but are not limited to) Pelagianism (the denial of original sin), Inclusivism (you don’t have to be a Christian to be saved), and Limited Theism (the denial of God’s omnipotence).
Last year when he was the keynote speaker for the Southern Baptist Conventions’ (SBC) Send Conference, he told the crowd that he would be “lynched” if he ever became President of the Southern Baptist Convention, playing into tropes that the SBC is rife with racists and white supremacists for a laugh.
In any case, there is scarcely an analogy for the Trinity that is not terrible and troublesome. Christian philosopher William Lane Craig famously sought to describe the Trinity as the three-headed beast Cerberus. Other attempts involve explaining the Trinity as a three-leaf clover, like water (with solid, liquid, and gas), like an egg (with the shell, white stuff, and yolk), or like the sun with its light and heat.
All these examples inevitably involve some form of heresy, whether it be Modalism (Like TD Jakes) Sabellianism, Patripassianism, Noetianism, Tritheism, Subordinationalism, Arianism, or Partialism, the latter which Evans proffers when he describes the Trinity like a Pretzel with three holes that are not the same, but all made of the same dough.
“1 Peter 3:7 says if the husband and wife are in discord, the prayers of the husband are hindered. Where there is illegitimate disunity, God will not respond because of his unified Trinitarian nature. One God composed of three coequal persons who is one in essence, while being distinct in personhood, like a pretzel with three holes.
The first hole is not the second hole, the second one is not the third hole, but they all tie together by the same dough, divine nature. When God cannot be involved and be himself, the unified person that he is, his presence, glory, power, and provision will not be felt in that context.”
Ht/ to The Dissenter.
Come on Patrick!