Biblical considerations and other observations about the “Critical race Theory”
“Critical race theory (CRT), the view that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist and that race itself, instead of being biologically grounded and natural, is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of colour. According to critical race theory (CRT), racial inequality emerges from the social, economic, and legal differences that white people create between “races” to maintain elite white interests in labour markets and politics, giving rise to poverty and criminality in many minority communities.” – Britannica.
The theory has been misnamed. It is anything but critical. The contradictory or confused race theory would be much more apropos.
For example, how does this theory work, and who is the guilty race in Mexico, Africa, Japan, and China?
A quick Scriptural refutation of the hypocrisy of the CRT:
“Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20 ESV)
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9 ESV)
“As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10 ESV)
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23 ESV)
“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.” (Matthew 7:3-5 KJV)
Speaking with familiarity with how church discipline works in Presbyterian Churches if any member is caught spreading CRT, they should have the Matthew 18 process begun immediately. The process starts with the local session, then moves to the regional Presbytery, and if needed, then to the General Assembly.
“Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglects to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican.” (Matthew 18:15-17 KJV)
The fruit of the CRT is sowing disunity in the Church of Christ and the body politic.
The CRT is a sophisticated but sub intellectual insidious form of sin. It should be cast out the church and individuals promoting this sin, called to repentance.
Mr. Kettler has previously published articles in the Chalcedon Report and Contra Mundum. He and his wife Marea attend the Westminster, CO, RPCNA Church. Mr. Kettler is the author of the book defending the Reformed Faith against attacks, titled: The Religion That Started in a Hat. Available at: http://www.TheReligionThatStartedInAHat.com