In the horrific aftermath of the El Paso mass shooting earlier this weekend, Bible teacher Beth Moore condemned white nationalism and warned Christian leaders of the danger of silence in a fiery Twitter thread.
Any "Christ" that can be invoked in support of white nationalism is a false Christ of the highest, most hellish order. An anti-Christ. A wholly-opposite christ. No such christ is the Christ Jesus of Scripture who taught His followers a love that sacrifices life & limb for others.— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) August 6, 2019
Let it be known, let it be declared by genuine followers of Jesus, that the man who opened fire in El Paso may invoke a christ of some kind but it is NOT our Christ. His christ would be unrecognizable to us. Unrecognizable in Scripture. We claim no christ of white nationalism.— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) August 6, 2019
Christian leaders, LEAD. Do not shrink back in cowardice. Be bold. Be clear. Do not assume people know where you stand. History will prove this to be a most critical hour and our silence to have been our shameful complicity.— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) August 6, 2019
Patrick Crusius, who opened fire in an El Paso Walmart and killed 22 people, wrote a racist manifesto in which he bemoaned the so-called dangers of Hispanic immigration.
His father, Bryan Crusius, talks about having visions of Jesus in his book on recovery from drug abuse. He writes that the health issues he went through left a lasting impact on his four children, including Patrick.
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