On the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) decided to take a jab at the whole meaning of Christianity in his Easter Sunday tweet.
“The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves.” The tweet has now been deleted:
The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves.— Reverend Raphael Warnock (@ReverendWarnock) April 4, 2021
This continues the trend of anti-Christian rhetoric spewed by the left. To discount Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and say, “Whether you are Christian or not through a commitment of helping others we are able to save ourselves” is contradictory to the bible’s message of Solo Christo ‘Christ Alone’ is how we are saved. Good works come from those who are saved but are by no means a saving grace.
The message of the bible is simple you do nothing to be saved Christ sacrificed himself like a lamb on an altar to pay for your sins and paved the way to salvation. Hebrews 9:12 reads, “He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.” Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Probably the most well-known verse in the new testament John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus Christ paid the price for our salvation and Warnock had discounted the ultimate sacrifice. Instead, Warnock said that you save yourself through good works. Ephesians 2:8-9 reads, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works so that no one can boast.“
Former senior legal advisor to former President Trump, Jenna Ellis called Warnock out on his heresy.
“This is a false gospel and heresy. We cannot save ourselves. The absolute truth and only meaning of Easter that matters is the literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ, and we must accept Him as Lord and Savior. Read Romans, “Reverend” Warnock. You are a false teacher.”
This is a false gospel and heresy. We cannot save ourselves.— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) April 4, 2021
The absolute truth and only meaning of Easter that matters is the literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ, and we must accept Him as Lord and Savior.
Read Romans, “Reverend” Warnock. You are a false teacher. https://t.co/dRVz0LdKGu
Editor for the Daily Caller, Jon Brown replied to Ellis with, “He went to Union Theological Seminary, where their students confess their climate sins to plants”. Though Brown’s response may sound satirical to some in a post from 2019 the school highlighted their students confessing sins to plants and yes that is the school which Warnock attended.
Jenna gave a response to Brown’s comment with good advice for all Christians. “A great lesson to not believe anyone who calls themselves a “reverend” but teaches a false gospel. We have to be discerning Christians.”
😂🤦🏼♀️— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) April 4, 2021
A great lesson to not believe anyone who calls themselves a “reverend” but teaches a false gospel. We have to be discerning Christians.
Today in chapel, we confessed to plants. Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor.— Union Seminary (@UnionSeminary) September 17, 2019
What do you confess to the plants in your life? pic.twitter.com/tEs3Vm8oU4
Jesus warns us in the book of Matthew about false prophets as Ellis has called out. Matthew 7:15-20, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.”
Jesus also issued a warning to those who lead his people astray. Matthew 18:6 says, “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
We celebrate Easter because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our savior is alive, and for the forgiveness of our sins, bridging the gap between us and God. Romans 4:25, “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.”
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