There’s no shortage of anti-Christian bias in the American media. NowThis Media is just one of many. Many Christians successfully made them look stupid for promoting such an apostate church as a role model for following Christ. But this could not be further from the truth. In fact, almost every word in their tweet is either a heresy or historically inaccurate.
First of all, Jesus was not Palestinian. Palestine wasn’t even a place back then, nor is it really one now. Palestinians are really just rebranded Arabs. Jesus was a Jew born of the tribe of Judah. Calling him a Palestinian Jew, denies the identity of the Messiah, much in the same way that Paul Nehlen did. This sort of Jew hatred is not what the church is called to participate in. Jesus was a rabbi in an informal sense, this much is true.
Now, calling Jesus a person of color is a distraction. Person of color is a uniquely, though not exclusively, American form of racism. America focuses on the larger difference of skin color, but most places on earth focus on far more minor differences. Take Europe. Germans, Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Scots, Irish, French, Dutch, Czechs, Slovaks have all had their disputes. In Rwanda, there were the Hutu an Tusti tribes whose conflict led to the 1994 genocide. Racism isn’t just black and white, and it certainly wasn’t in the context of Jesus and the Romans. He was a Jew and Pilate was a Roman. He was part of the conquered while Pilate was part of the conquerors. So that is where the racial context would be, not “white supremacy” which wasn’t a thing back then because white people were racist against each other. Also, its worth mentioning on a government form, its highly likely Jesus would have filled out white, considering people of the Middle East often do.
now the claim about the death of Jesus is most heretical. Jesus died for our sins. It was our sins that really put him. Now situationally, the accountability for the crucifixion falls under Pilate who was weak in the face of a Jewish mob who wanted Jesus dead. Other characters, such as Caiaphas and Judas were responsible for the cross and their motives surely cannot be shown to be white supremacy.
The Progressive line denotes a progressive theology which is an indication the church preaches a social justice gospel instead of the actual gospel. These churches focus more on conforming to the latest movement of social leftism than remaining steadfast in God’s word. Inclusive is code for “sin affirming.”
Doubling as a brewery reveals a tax incentive for the operation. That’s the least important fact worth discussing. The fact that they then donate sums of money to Planned Parenthood is the whip cream and icing on top of a heretical operation. As noted before, the Christian case for supporting abortion is deeply flawed and heretical.
Without a doubt, this church is allowed by Satan to steer as many as possible away from God, under the impression they are doing His will. While pretending to worship God, they are really worshiping the idol of their politics. The Bible has a lot to say about false teachers, and God will hold them accountable.
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.