by Al Benson Jr.
Let me start off by saying that I have several friends who are Southern Baptists and I know some Southern Baptist preachers who are good, patriotic pastors for their congregations. My comments here are not directed at them or their congregations. I realize they see some of the same problems I am addressing here as much as I do.
Last week and earlier this week (this was originally written on Sat. June 18th) I did two articles on my other blog spot http://thecopperhead.blogspot.com about the Southern Baptist resolution to disavow and remove all Confederate battle flags. The Southern Baptists have been holding their yearly meeting this past week and the anti-Confederate flag resolution was of many that passed by a healthy margin so I am told. The people in the Southern Baptist Convention that pushed this resolution feel that all Christians should show “solidarity” (a good Marxist term) by removing any Confederate flags they have up anywhere. I hope they don’t hold their breath! This resolution denies the legitimacy of the Cause that all Confederate soldiers fought for (which was not “racism” or slavery) and it verbally slaps in the face today anyone who has a Confederate ancestor that resisted Yankee/Marxist aggression, and that includes me. Whatever Confederate flags I have out (and I vary them) are going to stay out and I seriously question the “concern” of those Southern Baptists that tell me I am “racist” for keeping them out. Oh, I don’t doubt the politically correct do have a concern–but for what and who? A lot of us here in the South are really getting fed up with the “perpetually offended” who expect us to totally dismantle our Christian culture and heritage just because they claim it bothers them. If I got to the point where I started listing things in their cultures that bother me we could really have a donnybrook.
Unfortunately, the situation with the Confederate flag seems to be a symptom of where the Southern Baptists are headed in the main. I just read an article on http://www.wnd.com the headline for which was: Pastor to Southern Baptist Convention: Stop push for Muslim refugees. The article stated: “The Southern Baptist Convention threw down a gauntlet at the feet of Republican nominee Donald Trump and many conservatives, adopting a resolution encouraging churches and families to welcome and adopt refugees into their churches and homes…The resolution did not specifically refer to Islam or Muslims. However, Russell Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Commission has been a prominent critic of Donald Trump and his proposed immigration policies…The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention is also supporting the building of a mosque in Bernard, New Jersey.” Needless to say, some of the local residents in that area are not overly enthused about the mosque and their concern about Shariah law in their area is a legitimate one. So why is the Southern Baptist Convention even doing this? I could see some of the culturally Marxist churches such as those in the National Council of Churches supporting this because they have been making common cause with the enemies of Christ for decades now, so it would come as no surprise to see them involved. But the Southern Baptist Convention is supposed to be a “conservative” group. Or has the definition of conservatism been changed?
One Southern Baptist pastor, Carl Gallups noted: “What should the Southern Baptist Convention have done about the mosque in New Jersey? They should have stayed out of the situation altogether! They should have left the matter up to the voice of the local people and their elected and appointed officials…” Gallups made an accurate observation when he said: “…the ERLC would be hard pressed to find anywhere in the scriptures, or elsewhere, where the early church was aligning itself with government entities and ‘interfaith coalitions’ to assist in the constructing of more pagan temples, shrines and altars to Emperor worship in the Roman Empire–in the name of ‘religious liberty’.”
Gallups also noted that this was not the first attempt by the SBC committee at supporting the building of mosques. The WorldNewsDaily article also observed that: “Gallups also pointed to the history of the ERLC in supporting mosque construction, notably the support of the Executive Director Richard Land for building the ‘Ground Zero mosque’ in 2010.” Gallups said: “I find it very suspicious that the ERLC, just a few years ago, under Richard Land attempted the same ‘mosque building agenda’…Now, only five years later, Dr. Russell Moore does the very same thing.” Whether he realizes it or not, Pastor Gallups is observing cultural Marxism at work and in living color. The cultural Marxists, whether in churches or out (and there are a number of them within churches) do not deviate from their agenda and their agenda is ultimately anti-Christian, so they will work to get the church, in our apostate day, to support the cutting of its own spiritual throat–all in the name of “love” naturally.
Pastor Gallups mentioned Richard Land a couple times in his comments. So who is Richard Land? Richard Land, who used to hold high positions in the Southern Baptist Convention, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, at least they have him listed as a member as of June 18th of this year. So why does a leading Southern Baptist belong to the CFR? There would seem to be a contradiction or at least a major conflict of interest here. A prominent Southern Baptist as a member of the premier One World Government organization in this country, a member of the leading organization that promotes One World secular government! Something smells here and it ain’t in Denmark.
Now I’ve had a few folks over the years my Dad included, who told me I had a suspicious mind, but when you start to see things like this, how can you not have a suspicious mind unless you’ve quit thinking altogether?
I also ran across another interesting article on http://www.texemarrs.com that was published back in 2007 that dealt with the Council on Foreign Relations and Christian pastors that seem to be part of that group. The article dealt with “global spirituality.” It stated, in part, “To achieve this, the Illuminti’s premier political and economic organ, the socialistic, pro-Zionist Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), has elevated to membership two key operatives, two men who are at the helm of America’s most influential Christian evangelical groups. I refer to Pastor Rick Warren, Saddleback Community Church in California, and Dr. Richard Land, reigning religious potantate and poobah of the massive Southern Baptist Convention. For the first time in the almost 100-year history of the CFR, evangelical leaders have been elevated to elite status as members of the exclusive globalist secret society.” I have often wondered about these evangelicals that end up with hundreds of churches following their agenda, whatever it happens to be at the time, and when I found out that Rick Warren was a big supporter of Obama in his first term, I knew I had been right to be suspicious. In regard to Dr. Richard Land, it turns out that he was (is) a big promoter of environmentalism. It has been said that “Land essentially believes that Jesus died on the cross to save Mother Earth and to save human souls. Land says that the Great Commission includes the preaching of environmentalism just as much as it does the traditional John 3:16 message.”
So, has the CFR suddenly become interested in the Gospel message–or is it more interested in finding usable Christian pastors to push its “gospel” message onto unsuspecting Christian believers? It might be worthwhile and good for Southern Batist believers to start doing a little homework on Dr. Land and this One World Government organization he is part of. If you want to read about the Council on Foreign Relaltions check out Gary Allen’s book None Dare Call It Conspiracy. It was published way back in 1976 but it is still relevant today. I understand that it is now out on the Internet and so you can check it out there for nothing, and you DO need to check it out.