“Let me remind you that we’ll all end up swinging on the same gallows. Mr. Robles had a kind, gracious, soft-toned approach in his videos and social media (in other words, the opposite of me). It does not matter how you say it. They will come for you eventually, and if possible, take you out.”
(JD Hall – Pulpit & Pen) Lynching is not a phenomenon confined to the Reconstruction-era South. Social Justice advocates in the 21st Century, weaving white guilt into a noose, are experts at taking out noisy but effective opponents…one by one.
I don’t know A.D. Robles. I mean, I don’t know-know him. We don’t hang out, in other words. And that means in person or the cyber-world. But, I’ve enjoyed watching his videos. I say that to preface my clarification that Robles did not ask me to write this post, probably does not want me to write this post, and we have not discussed this issue (or pretty much any issue) ever, as best my memory serves. I have never had, do not have, and have never had any official or unofficial affiliation with Robles.
That awkward disclaimer aside, Robles is among a few mostly younger men (Cody Libolt and Jon Harris are two others) who have spoken out openly, honestly, and regularly against the Social Gospel, which has been unfortunately renamed Social Justice by people who know evangelicals have short attention spans. Social Justice is accompanied by other troublesome but parallel political doctrines like Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and Cultural Marxism.
Pastors in the pulpit stand up against the advance of Social Justice into the church not to be political, but to keep from being political.
Social Justice, Rauschenbuschism, Critical Race Theory, Liberation Theology…these are all the bastard children of Marxism, a subversive ideology that is designed to infiltrate institutions (governments, schools, and churches) and change them from the inside-out.
Social Justice is not a doctrine pushed out from the pulpit and into the world. It is a doctrine being pressed upon the church from outside parachurch organizations that serve as a bridge between political ideologues and people of faith.
Faithful pastors speak out against Social Justice in order to prevent Gospel mission-drift. When a pastor speaks out against Social Justice it is not a distraction from the church’s mission, it’s preventing a distraction from the church’s mission.
P&P titled this piece: Swinging from the Gallows: A.D. Robles Goes Down