There seem to be so few who can or will see both challenges as the seeds of revolution spill out into the streets of major cities across the country.
The difficult thing for Christians in our current moment is that we are told that we have to pick a side. But we can’t choose either side when biblical Christianity obliges us to oppose both racism and Marxist ideologies that contradict scripture.
As Christians, we are not aiming for some Aristotelian mean between these two errors. We are aiming for faithfulness to Christ. Which means that we will likely offend both the racists and the Marxists.
So be it.
“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” –2 Corinthians 10:5
Rod Dreher has a must-read piece exploring some of these themes. His conclusion is below, but it would be well worth your time to read the whole thing. He writes:
“Hear me clearly: racism exists, it’s a sin, and it should be resisted. But these SJWs, deeply embedded in institutions, and in command of the propaganda apparatus, are taking a genuine social problem — racism — that always needs attention, but construing it in a highly ideological way that has very little to do with addressing with this complex problem, and everything to do with advancing a narrative of command and control that demonizes an entire race of people as plunderers and parasites by nature, and incites others to despise them. We know from history where things like this go.”
A revolution is underway, at least in some parts of the country. The question is whether it will continue. No matter what happens, Christians must stay faithful to Christ, take our orders from God’s revelation, and bear witness to a kingdom that is not of this world (John 18:36).