My least favorite part about having any post that even *mildly* critiques evangelicalism go viral is how virulently anti-Christian and anti-evangelical so many of the QT’s and comments become. Almost makes me want to delete them, to he honest, because that’s not the point at all.— Jacob Huneycutt ? (@jacobhuneycutt_) September 20, 2022
That’s why when I noticed my post today was viral, I tried to buttress it with a thread advocating that evangelicals return to catechizing their children, and promoting Reformed theology & Bavinck. If it’s going to go viral, at least people may have the chance to see all that.— Jacob Huneycutt ? (@jacobhuneycutt_) September 20, 2022
We may not like “being political.” I get it. Politics is often nasty.— Jacob Huneycutt ? (@jacobhuneycutt_) September 22, 2022
But right now, the sad reality is that wanting hospitals to not chemically castrate children *for profit* and threaten the jobs of any doctors who disagree is inherently wrapped up in electoral politics.
1) I often harshly critique Brian, but this tweet is so good and dead-on right that I want to share it. Glad to have any fellow Christian allies in the fight against porn.— Jacob Huneycutt ? (@jacobhuneycutt_) September 22, 2022
2) The responses here are degenerate and only prove his point about how it is soul-deal trying. https://t.co/G8k9dsgSmb
Kyle is upset with White evangelical Protestants.
Originally, Christianity was synonymous with atheism, progressivism and social liberalism, but somehow it has been perverted over time by Southerners into a culture of social conservatism. Jesus Christ was pro-abortion, pro-gay, pro-“trans,” pro-immigrant and pro-socialism.
If Kyle is unhappy with American evangelicals who are mostly Baptists and Methodists for being confused about the Trinity and Original Sin, I don’t think he would have liked Calvin’s Geneva or the Lutheran states in the Holy Roman Empire. He should spend some time exploring what Protestantism was like before it got mixed up with liberalism in the 18th and 19th centuries.
In the history of Protestantism, the whole point of evangelicalism is that it exalted emotion and sentiment in conversion and the life of the church over doctrine. The movement began as a reaction against the emphasis on Christian doctrine in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is fair to criticize evangelicals for deemphasizing doctrine, but that has always been the case.
Note: I’ve included a video below that explores the rise of liberalism within Christianity in the 19th century.