Democratic Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock deleted an Easter tweet after being accused of heresy.
Warnock, also a reverend, claimed in his Sunday morning tweet that Easter was “more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ” and went on to assert that “through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves.” (RELATED: Sen. Warnock Preaching To The Masses: Republicans Must Be Saved From Their ‘Irrationality, Extremism, And Irrelevance’)
Critics quickly attacked Warnock’s statement, calling his assessment “heresy” and arguing that the Bible was clear in stating that no man could save himself.
There is nothing more transcendent than the resurrection of the God-man, Jesus. Literally: his resurrection transcends our finite conceptions of science & rationality. That the Word became flesh, dwelt among us, then was slain for our sins only to conquer death 3 days later? ????
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) April 4, 2021
Politics aside, this is false teaching. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
Romans 1:16 https://t.co/wanGby2thI
— Kristi Leigh (@KristiLeighTV) April 4, 2021
This is a heresy. We cannot save ourselves. https://t.co/KJXvzSqlXA
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 4, 2021
Just casually tweeting out some heresy on Easter Sunday https://t.co/eQMKp5Z4Y7
— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) April 4, 2021
God’s Word is our standard. Warnock’s deleted tweet was objectively false and heresy, when compared to the actual text and truth of the Bible and God Himself. It would be like someone calling themselves a vegan when they eat meat. It’s objectively false. Words have meaning. https://t.co/dlDmlpUyh7
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) April 5, 2021
Choose Your Own Adventure theology is a cancer. https://t.co/yT6w4dZcdx
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) April 4, 2021
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) April 4, 2021
If Trump had simply wrote for Easter “Remember: Jesus died for all, even the haters and the losers” he would have been more theologically accurate than Reverend Raphael Warnock.
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) April 5, 2021
“This lady is literally calling the pastor … The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church — a heretic. This actually happened today. Madame, I’m gonna take @ReverendWarnock’s take, as a pastor and a scholar on the Word over yours, if you don’t mind.”
This lady is literally calling the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church — a heretic. This actually happened today. Madame, I’m gonna take @ReverendWarnock‘s take, as a pastor and a scholar on the Word over yours, if you don’t mind. https://t.co/xia6HjwDCG
— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid ???? (@JoyAnnReid) April 4, 2021