In a video entitled How Can We Develop Multicultural Relationships, Russell Moore’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) published a video of leftist-progressive advocate, Trillia Newbell, espousing tenets of Critical Race Theory.
The goal of Biblical Christianity is to create a homogenous and uniquely Christian culture from people of every ethnicity and socio-economic bracket. The Bible clearly teaches us that God does not regard someone according to their ethnicity and that their ethnicity should be the furthest thing from our mind (Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 2:11-18). The Bible also clearly teaches us that we should pay no regard to someone’s wealth or income (James 2:1-7).
By the Good News, we see the eschatological realization of God’s redemptive plan, by bringing people from every tribe, language, and nation into one culture, one people, and one nation (Revelation 7:9, Matthew 28:18-20, 1 Peter 2:9).
God is not most glorified by multiculturalism, but by uniculturalism, as people from all different cultures blur into one distinct Christian culture within the church. And the church should be multi-ethnic (consisting of all ethnicities), but uni-culture (only one culture, combined under Christ). This is the only way to have unity in Christ.
Critical Race Theorists, on the other hand, want the church to be respecters of race, income, and identity distinction quite the opposite of what the Scripture commands.
So, please forgive us if we don’t feel the need to have a “token” black friend or go out of our way to make sure that we have the correct quota of ethnic minorities at our club or organization. We don’t feel the need to do that because we don’t view people by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
However, Newbell espouses the basic tenets of Critical Race Theory, that to understand the world we have to view it from the subjective perspective of those who have different melanin counts.
Newbell explains in her view the importance of making friends of people “who are not like us” to get a different perspective on history for the sake of “racial reconciliation.”
Of course, most Christians (all?) don’t have to be told to reach those who are “not like us” because we have the Great Commission. But the purpose of making those relationships is for the purpose of evangelism, which Critical Race Theorists call “evangelistic imperialism” or “Christian colonialism.”
Understand what Critical Race Theory is, and you’ll know it when you hear it. For more info on CRT, click here.