“We’ve ignored systemic poverty – we’re so addicted to individual freedom that we often turn a blind eye to the suffering and those without healthcare or financial security and have written it off as a lack of personal responsibility.” -Pastor @brandonacox
This is from a thread Pastor Brandon posted on Twitter title “15 reasons I believe evangelical churches are losing so many people to disillusionment and deconstruction” and it is a bomb of a post. I’m sure reading it will make some people uncomfortable and that’s probably a good thing. Like Pastor Roy says “listen past the point of being offended.” Just because the status quo may work for me it doesn’t work for everyone.
I picked this one out of 15 points because it is such a powerful move toward grace and humility to recognize that, even in the U.S., things are not equal for everyone. Some of us were born with unfair advantages and others were with totally unfair disadvantages. Personally, the message of of Jesus is not that we are the product of rugged individualism but rather that we are totally incapable of doing this alone.
I encourage you to read the entire post, it’s challenging and bold and the discussion is very needed. Let’s stop calling each other heretics and witches and let’s stop holding on to the status quo. Let’s pray, and hug, and lift each other up and we seek Him together.