(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) The social justice movement is by far one of the most dangerous affronts to the gospel in history. As John MacArthur rightly stated, it is a hindrance to the gospel and has injected something “alien” into the gospel. But what makes an unbiblical attack on the gospel even worse is when a legitimate, gospel-centered movement is hi-jacked and used as a platform to campaign for a subversive agenda. This is what many Evangelical leaders are doing today.
Thabiti Anyabwile is by far the most notable figure in the Evangelical social justice movement. Why he hasn’t been completely written off by sound leaders is mind-boggling as he has left no doubt as to what he stands for — and it isn’t the gospel. Anyabwile — born as Ron Burns, but changed his name when he converted to Islam to identify with black nationalism — is now the pastor at Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC.