Senator Raphael Warnock, who was once the top pastor at the church where Dr. MLK, Jr. preached, deleted a tweet this Easter after Christians said his tweet was “heretical.”
Warnock said people were able to “save” themselves using good works.
“Easter’s meaning is bigger than the resurrection of Jesus. Whether Christian or not, you can save yourself with a commitment to helping others,” he said in his controversial tweet, which is now deleted.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 5, 2021
Attorney Jenna Ellis among others highlighted his comments with the word “heresy.”
“This is heresy and false. We cannot save ourselves,” she said. “The only meaning of Easter is the resurrection of Jesus. Read the Bible, “Reverend” Warnock.”
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. https://t.co/dRVz0LdKGu
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) April 4, 2021
Warnock deleted his heretical tweet.
He should delete Reverend in front of his name too. pic.twitter.com/6FYNG6LFZ1
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) April 5, 2021
You’re a heretic https://t.co/HGXHvaY9DK
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 4, 2021
Georgia State University’s College Republicans gave Warnock a refresher from the Bible:
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” https://t.co/ol3Fe33KSm
— College Republicans at Georgia State U. (@CRsatGsu) April 4, 2021
Others stressed that the Democrat went to Union Theological Seminary, which has been called out before as a “hotbed of liberal theology.”
He went to Union Theological Seminary, where their students confess their climate sins to plants
— Jon Brown (@JonBrownDC) April 4, 2021
Union is the bastion of liberal theology in America. Dietrich Bonhoeffer taught there and could not stand it. He said of Union – "completely clueless with respect to what dogmatics is really about. They are not familiar with even the most basic questions."
— Father Basil (@GeekOrthodox) September 18, 2019
Author: Scott Dowdy