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Sen. Raphael Warnock, a minister, blasted for blasphemy over now-deleted Easter tweet

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Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who is an ordained minister, was ripped for a now-deleted Easter Sunday tweet in which he was accused of making a heretical and blasphemous statement.

“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,” he wrote Sunday morning.

Warnock, a pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, deleted the tweet shortly afterward, but not before it infuriated many users online.

Jeff Blehar, co-host of National Review Online’s “Political Beats” podcast, blasted both Warnock and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for their Easter tweets, though he saved most of his criticism for the ordained minister.

“Boebert is an embarrasing [sic] damned fool posting the cringiest cringe, but Warnock is an actual Christian preacher and yet he’s writing no-doubt-about-it blasphemy, which is super-weird. I’m almost ready to assume this was done by a staffer, how could a pastor get that wrong?” Blehar wrote, posting screenshots of both tweets.

In another tweet, Blehar responded to a user who attempted to defend Warnock.

“There is literally no variety or denomination of Christianity (outside of some guy in a shack somewhere, I dunno) that holds that we believers are saved by anything except the blood of Christ. That’s literally the one part that’s NOT up for debate,” he noted.

“Point is, Jesus died for your sins (including your original and otherwise inexpiable sin, the sin of fallen humanity), he didn’t die to prove some glurgy feel-good point about being nice to one another. It…kind of matters,” he added later.

Ally Beth Stuckey, host of The Blaze’s “Relatable” podcast, also ripped “heretic” Warnock.

“I logged on here specifically to respond to this absolutely inane—albeit unsurprising—tweet from narcissistic heretic Raphael Warnock. FIRST OF ALL,” she began, “[t]here 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?”

“The irreverent “reverend” thinks Easter is ‘bigger’ than Jesus’s resurrection because he doesn’t care about nor believe in its significance. As an advocate of Liberation Theology, he views Jesus as an example in political activism, not as King & Conqueror of sin & death,” Stuckey added.

“This is a false gospel and heresy. We cannot save ourselves. The absolute truth and only meaning of Easter that matters is the literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ, and we must accept Him as Lord and Savior. Read Romans, ‘Reverend’ Warnock. You are a false teacher,” former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis wrote.

MSNBC host Joy Reid came to Warnock’s defense, firing back a tweet at Ellis.

“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,” Reid wrote in response.

Ellis schooled Reid in a follow-up:

“Note to Joy — You don’t have to listen to my take, but always a better bet to believe God’s take. Read your Bible, and you’d have known this was heresy and a false gospel,” she tweeted.

Others also jumped in on Twitter to voice their outrage over Warnock’s reinterpretation of Easter.

Jon Dougherty

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