U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) posted — and then deleted — the following tweet on Easter Sunday:
“The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves.”
Warnock’s comments are available for readers to inspect on PolitWoops, which tracks public officials’ deleted tweets.
Members of Warnock’s staff did not return The Georgia Star News’ request for comment Monday.
Faithwire.com Editor Tré Goins-Phillips wrote Sunday that Warnock tweeted a message “directly contradictory to the Gospel, the good news of Jesus.”
“The lawmaker’s tweet was immediately flooded with responses from Christians calling out the heretical nature of his post, which flies in the face of the repeated and resounding message of the Gospel, which is that — no matter how hard we try or how diligently we work — salvation is forever beyond our reach, outside the person and sacrifice of Jesus,” Goins-Phillips wrote.
“If human beings could earn their way into [the] right relationship with God, Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross would have been for nought.”
National Review writer Isaac Schorr, meanwhile, wrote that Warnock’s tweet “was a stunning display of theological ignorance.”
“I write about this not just to dunk on a preacher who could use a Sunday School refresher, but to point out a pernicious trend Warnock’s since-deleted tweet represents. Easter means something specific to a specific group of people who believe its story not to be a parable, but rather the most important event in human history,” Schorr said.
“Why is it that progressives are so determined to make every holiday, tradition, and custom more abstract and ‘inclusive’ at the expense of those who celebrate and practice them? It’s a tendency that not only does a disservice to the world’s many holidays, religions, and cultures, but also robs newcomers of the opportunity to fully understand and appreciate their true meaning and beauty.”
As The Star News reported, Georgia voters elected Warnock and U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) in January. Both men, despite their connections to socialists and other members of the political left, told Georgians they would act in all state residents’ best interests.
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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo “Sen Raphael Warnock” by Raphael Warnock and the image “Easter Tweet” by Politwoops.