By framing the cause of racism as “whiteness” it makes it an ethnically ancestral sin that condemns all in that tribe both past, present, and future. It means guilt without redemption. Unfortunately, if a voice of objection to this faulty reasoning it is raised it is met with the response that the objection only proves one is a racist.
I guess you have probably noticed that the race is on to see who can make the most outlandish anit-reason claim under the immunity of Wokeness. The natural order of life and structure of institutions that give coherence to society, such as marriage, are now cancelled to make room for a new vision for humanity. Of course, this is not the first time something like this has happened in the modern world as one can see in the French Revolution. We will have to wait and see how it all sorts itself out for future generations, but my suspicion is that it will exhaust itself in time because it is unsustainable view as it is contrary to humanity and the order of the universe. The other reasonable possibility is some intervention by God before humanity is disfigured. However, one place we must not wait for things to sort themselves is in the Church, the Body of Christ, because it is not just a matter of survival, but Truth itself is in the balance. The focus of concern here is on the evangelical portion of the Church as this is the group with which I am a part. Wokeness, unfortunately, is amply on display in some parts of evangelicalism particularly in the discussion of racism, however, it is not limited to racism. There is no intention to minimize or deny racism where it occurs for the evil it is. The concern here is how some evangelicals are identifying causation which may be a confusion of causation with association. Instead of being defined as a problem of individual sin, it is framed as an evil caused by “white supremacy” which has led to the claim of systemic racism. What is disappointing is that is how the world sees the problem, but it is building on a Marxist view. Christians should and can do better. The error is that it identifies the cause of racism as “whiteness” which is not a choice when in actuality the cause is individual sin which is a choice. By framing the cause of racism as “whiteness” it makes it an ethnically ancestral sin that condemns all in that tribe both past, present, and future. It means guilt without redemption. Unfortunately, if a voice of objection to this faulty reasoning it is raised it is met with the response that the objection only proves one is a racist. So where does that leave that believer at the Lord’s table? How does this promote unity in the Body of Christ?