A Southern Baptist Theologian on the "Restore Honor" Rally
Dr. Russell D. Moore writes, "Too often, and for too long, American 'Christianity' has been a political agenda in search of a gospel useful enough to accommodate it" — God, the Gospel, and Glenn Beck. "There is a liberation theology of the Left, and there is also a liberation theology of the Right, and both are at heart mammon worship." His intro:
- A Mormon television star stands in front of the Lincoln Memorial and calls American Christians to revival. He assembles some evangelical celebrities to give testimonies, and then preaches a God and country revivalism that leaves the evangelicals cheering that they’ve heard the gospel, right there in the nation’s capital.
The news media pronounces him the new leader of America’s Christian conservative movement, and a flock of America’s Christian conservatives have no problem with that.
If you’d told me that ten years ago, I would have assumed it was from the pages of an evangelical apocalyptic novel about the end-times. But it’s not. It’s from this week’s headlines. And it is a scandal.