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The Worst Christian of 2019

Who is the worst Christian of 2019?

On the surface, this seems like a foolish or even pharisaical question. The fact of the matter is that there are none worthy to stand righteous before God except his perfect son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Every believer struggles with sin every day and will continue to do so until the Lord returns and raises us anew in glory. None of us are really better than another. Yet, we can still fairly ask and answer, “Who is the worst Christian of 2019?” if we consider the question in terms of an individual’s influence on the visible church at large. Who out there, among the professing, has had the most deleterious effect on the health of the body of Christ in the year 2019? Using a number of criteria and identifying candidates from a pool of nominees (obvious charlatans and the theologically heterodox were not included for consideration), I have come up with one professing Christian who can fairly be considered “The Worst Christian of 2019.”

2019’s Nominees were as follows:

After careful consideration of the use of power, influence, responsibility, and the expression of theology, I hereby bestow the title of “Worst Christian of 2019” to JD Greear.

Mr. Greear,

The leadership you demonstrate as “pastor” of Summit Church is deplorable.  Your church canceled Sunday services for Christmas break.  The Christmas services that you did hold (in 2018) included a performance of “Let it Go” from Frozen.  Your church charged admission for Good Friday worship.   Summit Church sings Disney and sells tickets.  Let’s be candid.  Summit Church is a business and you are its vision-casting CEO.  In no Baptist sense can a man who leads a church with nine campuses be called the pastor of a local church.  You’re something between a businessman and an Episcopal bishop.  If you knew the names of 100 church attendees who aren’t paid or volunteer staff at Summitt, I’d be shocked.

Then there is the matter of your preaching.  While there is an entire same-sex-attracted movement growing in evangelicalism, you preach that the Bible merely “whispers” about homosexuality and that, therefore, so should we. I shout that you are the worst Southern Baptist Convention President of my lifetime.  Under your watch, critical race theory has infiltrated the SBC. While women take to pulpits to preach Sunday services, a rebelliousness personified by the Beth Moore, you support it.  Men like John MacArthur and Tom Ascol condemn it, but you support it.

JD Greear, you are the worst Christian of 2019.

*Please note that the preceding is my personal opinion. It is not necessarily the opinion of any entity by which I am employed, any church at which I am a member, any church which I attend, or the educational institution at which I am enrolled. Any copyrighted material displayed or referenced is done under the doctrine of fair use.

Seth Dunn

Masters of Divinity in Christian Apologetics, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Member of the Evangelical Theological Society Certified Public Accountant