Young, Restless, and Woke: A new breed of Theologians.

There is a new breed of theologians that is taking the evangelical church by storm. These theologians are unlike the ones in times past who were known for their unwavering commitment to the word of God. These theologians are in step with the times and culturally relevant. They are experts on topics like sociology, western history, and racism in the church.  They have a certain chip on their shoulders that seems to give them a license to say whatever they want in whatever tone they deem fitting as long as the occasional “beloved” is thrown at the end of their sentences. 

This new breed of theologians are young, restless, and woke. They would rather point to the ills of slavery in times past than to have a theological discussion on weighty doctrines.  To them, doctrines like election and justification by faith alone are great but demonstrated by their emphasis, those historic doctrines are secondary compared to weightier matters, such as fighting against the evils of whiteness. 

One of these rising superstars in the Woke community, Ekemini Uwan in a recent testimonial interview at the Sparrow Conference 2019 did what most young, restless and woke theologians love to do, that is, create division around to the topic of race and ethnicity. Full interview 

In a room filled with people who paid to have their souls edified, Ekemini wasted no time expressing how she felt about the problem of Whiteness in our culture. 

Ekemini said the following about Whiteness. 

“…when we talk about white identity, then we have to talk about what whiteness is.  Well, the reality is that whiteness is rooted in plunder, in theft, in slavery, in enslavement of Africans, genocide of Native Americans, we are sitting on stolen land, if you are in America, we are sitting on stolen land, everywhere in America, this is the reality of land that was stolen from Native Americans and we have to recognize and acknowledge that.  It’s a power structure, that is what whiteness is, and so that the thing for white women to do is you have to divest from whiteness because what happened was that your ancestors actually made a deliberate choice to rid themselves of their ethnic identity and by doing so they actually stripped Africans in America of their ethnic identity.”

As if those words weren’t bad enough, Ekemini goes on to graciously offer white people a solution to the problem of their whiteness, by saying the following. 

“…whiteness is wicked. It is wicked. It’s rooted in violence, it’s rooted in theft, it’s rooted in plunder,  it’s rooted in power, in privilege (which we just saw two weeks ago with the college scandal  – I have receipts here) so that the goal for our white sisters is to rediscover your ethnic heritage so I am not pulling something away from you without telling you to replace it , so the goal for you all is to recover what your ancestors deliberately discarded – so that means return to whatever that ethnic identity is,  are you Italian, are you Irish, are you Polish,  are you Turkish, whatever that was, you have to do that work to find out what that is, pull into that, learn what that cultural heritage is, Celebrate that. It’s going to be work on your part, but that IS the work. The work is to divest from whiteness and the work is also for people of color to divest from whiteness too.  We do that by not centering whiteness, trying to actually begin to imagine a world where your whole identity is not bound to oppression, which I think is hard to imagine because we live in a white supremacist nation it takes a lot of work and you have to do a lot of unlearning, and I think what is sometimes so revolutionary, or at least one thing that might be revolutionary, about Truth’s Table, myself, Michelle and Christina, is that we do not center whiteness, you will not hear an episode about white guilt, we will never do an episode on white privilege. We center the concerns and the needs of Black women and we in some ways are trying to dream up what Black futures might look like apart from oppression – in some ways, I think that’s a glimpse of what the new heavens and new earth might look like.  what would it mean to live in a society that is peaceful, to live in a place where we are not subjugated.  So those are some of the things I’m thinking about.”

Rather than say what the Bible says, namely that everyone born in Adam is a sinner at birth and needs to repent of their own sin and look to Christ by Faith Alone. Ekemini and other Woke theologians would have us to believe that White people need to repent for their sin, namely, Whiteness. 

If reading those statements made you cringe, then you’re safe, you haven’t been bitten by the Woke zombies of our day (at least not yet). While Pastors and theologians of the past would shepherd the people of God by the word of God, looking at passages like Romans 3:23 and Jeremiah 17:9 to explain the universal problem of mankind before a holy God; today’s Woke theologians want their followers to believe that Whiteness is the problem.  

Maybe you’re asking yourself why, after all these years of following Christ your pastor and other leaders in the church have never taught you the “profound truths” that Ekmini and other woke theologians would have you to believe and the answer is simple— These ideas are antithetical to the message of the Bible. 

Simply stated, these ideas are anti-christ (against Christ). Nowhere in the word of God are we told that Whiteness is the problem. Nowhere in the gospels do we see our Lord teaching that whiteness is the problem. Likewise, none of the Apostles taught that whiteness (or the color of a person’s skin) needed to be divested of.   

Make no mistake about it people, the problem in our world today is not whiteness. The problem in our day is with the sin of pastors and theologians posing to be Christian.

Write it down folks, the Christian thought leaders of today (in the Woke community) will reap what it sows in its progressive theologians of tomorrow. 

So what is the truth? What is the solution to the problem of sin in and outside the Church?  

  • The truth is, all have sinned, and have fallen short of the glory of God, not just white people. 
  • The truth is everyone born in Adam is an enemy of God and must be born from above, not just white people.

 Therefore, everyone born in Adam must divest themselves not of the color of their skin but of their wicked hearts. A failure to do so will result in receiving the payment of their own sin–The wrath of God.

Moreover, this spiritual divesting of one’s sin is a supernatural work of God.

No one can just choose to rid themselves of their wicked hearts, they must be born again; a work that only the Holy Spirit can do by virtue of regeneration. 

So rather than telling white people to divest themselves of their whiteness, we need to call Ekemini and any other person claiming to be a minister of the Gospel to repentance for preaching a message that opposes the message found in the gospel.

Every person in Christ, as ambassadors of the Lord, is called to point men, women, and children to look to Christ and repent of their own sin found in Adam, not their whiteness.  

If these ministers who pose to be Gospel-centered continue to lead their followers away from the Gospel then they must be rejected at all cost. 

So which is it,

  • Did Jesus pay for the sins of the past or not?
  • Did Jesus do away with the dividing wall of hostility between Jew and Gentile or not?
  • In Christ, are Christians reconciled because of His finished work or not?

How you answer those questions determines whether you are Woke or Awakened. 

It’s time to wake up.  

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  1. Post is very long but I will be short in this reply..I consider myself woke, because I no longer believe that them people who call themselves Jews, really are not. They are Gentiles. The real Jews are Black . If you study black history and read the Bible ,you will see it proves this important Fact out. That means we have been lied too,and if this is a lie why is current Christian Church support of this. African American are really Hebrews,sold into slavery,not Africans. Our history has been Whited out.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read my post, Todd. I would love to have a discussion with you someday about the points you made on this post. Please let me know when that works for you. In the meantime, I would refer you to the book of Galatians where the Apostal says that we are not made right by the keeping of the law by faith in Christ. It is solely on the bases of Christ finished work are we made right with Christ. Now, the Christians identity is not based on a period of time in Black History or America History. Rather our identity is wrapped in the finished work of Christ ALONE. Jesus life lived on our behalf and his Ressurection and Ascension on behalf of those who truly trust in Christ are declared to be new creations. Hopefully, we can talk about this in more detail sometime in the near future.

      26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

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