The shooter at the synagogue in California went to an orthodox Bible believing church. His father is an elder there and the kid knew his theology. But he wove into it a deeply racist unbiblical theology. He twisted scripture like the devil tempting Jesus. He added to God’s word like Eve talking to the serpent. We have a problem in the church when this happens. Sadly, it is more common than we think.
Here is another example.. A church going member of a city council in Georgia says this:
I’m a Christian and my Christian beliefs are you don’t do interracial marriage. That’s the way I was brought up and that’s the way I believe,” he said. “I have black friends, I hired black people. But when it comes to all this stuff you see on TV, when you see blacks and whites together, it makes my blood boil because that’s just not the way a Christian is supposed to live.
Scripture says that before God there is no Jew and no Gentile, there is no woman and there is no man. All are equal before the Lord and all can be heirs of his inheritance. The early church was a picture of diverse people worshipping the Lord together. The idea of racial division in the church is really derived from 19th century Southern heterodoxy. But it remains rampant.
I encourage you all to read this piece by Joe Carter on kinism.
Christians in the United States need to speak up on this issue.