Easter Message Turned Upside-Down - Sen Warnock Promotes Saving Ourselves
PNW - Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia would probably like to have been known as a man who helped propel the Democrats to a Senate majority. Instead, his legacy among Christians at least will be that of a heretic who literally reversed the very meaning of Easter with His Easter tweet.
"The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ," said Warnock in the Tweet on Easter Sunday.
"Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves," he added.
The former pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached was lambasted on social media in response.
Christians of all stripes and backgrounds called out the heretical nature of his post, which flies in the face of the repeated and resounding message of the Gospel, which is that -- no matter how hard we try or how diligently we work -- salvation is forever beyond our reach, outside the person and sacrifice of Jesus. If human beings could earn their way into right relationship with God, Jesus' sacrifice on the cross would have been for nought.
A small sampling of responses from social media:
"With all due respect, this is literally the opposite of what the Gospel says. Ephesians 2 states that clearly. Faith alone, Christ alone," tweeted Jason Romano, an author and the director of media at Sports Spectrum. "Love God, Love others. We should always help others. But ... that's not how we're saved. Romans, Ephesians, the Gospels all make it clear we can't save ourselves. If we could, then Jesus dying on the cross for nothing."
Mark Jackson, the pastor of Oakhurst Baptist Church....READ MORE
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