In white America, there is no salvation inside the church.
The white American church is Bad. It makes people worse than they otherwise would be — more sinful, m0re lost. It is not merely a valley of dry bones, it is the machine that turns living flesh into dry bones.
Shut it down. Burn it down.
This is not hyperbole or exaggeration. Stretch as far as you can and you cannot reach those here. The fruit of white church is rotten. It’s toxic. It brings death and pain and blasphemy.
Look at this. See it. Understand what it says and what it means.
This evidence from the Pew Research Center proves that something has gone horribly wrong. 180-degrees wrong. Bizarro-world, opposite-day wrong. It’s a deplorable perversion. It is evidence of anti-discipleship, of spiritual malformation, of deception, of stony soil in which the seed of the gospel has not grown and cannot grow.
Anything short of Jonah 4-style lamentation and mass-repentance is an inadequate response to this. It calls for weeping and fasting, the rending of garments, anointing with ashes.
What this shows us, among other things, is that the more white Americans read the Bible, the less they respect it. Any of it — the books of Moses, the prophets, the wisdom literature, the Gospels, the epistles, the Apocalypse. Every section, every chapter, every page.
For white Americans, the more you go to church, the less you respect Jesus Christ. The less you follow Christ. The less you know Christ. The less you recognize Christ when he’s standing right in front of you.
Truly I tell you, the atheists and the unaffiliated are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.
The white American church is a lie. Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. Whoever does not love does not know God.
That’s us. That’s the white church in America. It failed. It is failing. It is leading people away from Jesus, away from God, making them into twice as much of a child of Hell as they would be without it.
White church is bad. White church makes people bad. Inside the white American church, there is no salvation. The axe is at the root. Mene, mene, tekel upharsin.