Tony Evans Speaks Out on Current Crisis Relating to Pandemic and George Floyd

Tony Evans

Calls for a “national reset…to unify around a strategic, righteous and long-term plan”

Those who have read my articles over the past year know I really admire Dr. Tony Evans, the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas and the president of The Urban Alternative. Dr. Evans’ Biblical plans to address issues of injustice is something he not only preaches from the pulpit, but leads his church to practice in the Dallas community.

On Saturday, he posted a statement on Facebook concerning the current crisis it would be wise for all to listen to, and apply. Transcribed for ease of reading:

“This is the time for a national reset to address our cultural pandemic. A reset not based on societal patchwork which produces no long-term impact, but rather on a spiritual foundation influenced by a repentant, obedient and unified church. We must rise up together to rectify the individual and systemic issues we face. Issues of injustice, inequity, lack of opportunity, educational disparity, the healthcare gap and economic inequality rooted in disproportionate employment possibilities boil to the surface in times like these but it is their very constancy which prohibits the cure. All of these areas can be, and must be, responsibly addressed as we unify around a strategic and righteous long-term plan.

“This is a time to build on a better tomorrow, and not tear down.

“And while we must address the crisis before us, we must also not allow ourselves to be drawn into a destructive response. I not only affirm, but also encourage the peaceful and righteous protests & protesters – as does God (Act 16: 35-40). Voices must speak up (Prov. 31:8). But unrighteous destruction will not accomplish the goal we need to ultimately experience once and for all.

“Pray for peace. Pray for unity. Speak truth, in love, but still speak. Then, act. Together, we can effectuate positive change if we pursue it with wisdom, tenacity and strength. I’m dialoguing and exploring different options with the thought leaders locally in my church and community as well as around the nation. The aim being to provide more tangible recommendations on things each of us can do right now in order to bring about a reversal of injustices and promote healing in our land.

“More to come.”

Dr. Tony Evans Facebook page 5/30/20
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Finally, it’s not like Dr. Evans hasn’t taught on this complex subject in the past. While this message was delivered nearly four years ago, it is even more applicable today as it was in mid 2016.

Please listen/watch in entirety:


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Tony Evans Speaks Out on Current Crisis Relating to Pandemic and George Floyd — 32 Comments

  1. Just another smooth talking race hustling SJW using his “church” to gain notoriety
    and legitimacy.

    You’ll notice he did not condemn the BLM movement in his statement.

  2. HonestAbe1, yes he did.

    Not by name, but anyone bent on destruction who are not peaceful protesters, he condemned.

  3. “Issues of injustice, inequity, lack of opportunity, educational disparity, the healthcare gap and economic inequality” says Evans. Some amount of BS there. We have heard this before. But, if dufus dementia sleepy dumb Biden and his whatever sidekick VP somehow beat Trump in November with the help of 99 percent of the media, they can try again the Great Society of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Per WIKI:

    “The Great Society was a set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65. It was coined during a 1964 speech by President Lyndon B. Johnson at the University of Michigan and came to represent his domestic agenda.[1] The main goal was the total elimination of poverty and racial injustice.

    New major spending programs that addressed education, medical care, urban problems, rural poverty, and transportation were launched during this period. The program and its initiatives were subsequently promoted by him and fellow Democrats in Congress in the 1960s and years following. The Great Society in scope and sweep resembled the New Deal domestic agenda of Franklin D. Roosevelt.”

  4. Unless he specifically names a group(s), his utterances mean zero to me
    as well as others who are savvy enough to see through his SJW malarkey.

  5. A race hustler trafficking on white liberal guilt to line his pockets. He’ll give you total absolution …. for a price!

  6. How about a nation reset to 1861 and let the south become another country that wouldn’t have gotten involved in WWI, WWII, or the Mideast forever wars?

  7. Kalki – That’s precisely why all of those wars happened.

    Not any of the made-up versions about ending slavery or saving people from gas chambers.

    It’s always been about wealth and power and the NWO.

    Even Woodrow Wilson and Winston Churchill called it like it is when they referred to it as that.

  8. HonestAbe1 (1:13PM), cut the crap about “SJW” or any other TLA you want to throw.

    In the video, Dr. Evans was clear about “Black Lives Matter”, and it is only acceptable as a subset to Biblical “All Lives Matter”, and that means life in the womb. Listen/watch the video to find it.

    Fortunately, I’ve read several of Dr. Evans’ books, and he is no Great Society supporter, nor is he a supporter of throwing money at a problem to fix it, because he knows that won’t work unless people fundamentally change.

    Dr. Evans teaches the truth as define by Scripture, and he does refer to 2 Chronicles 15: 3. 5. 6 often which is a reason why we see the problems we have now.

  9. Anyone who really believes in God is not preoccupied with race.

    Nothing else needs to be said about it.

    Any “Christian” pastor that’s peddling the OT quotes is just selling you snake oil.

  10. 21st century organ grinder.

    He needs to practice what he preaches and do some manual labor to clean up the destruction of his friends, instead of yelling at white people.

  11. @J.Lopez,
    Looks like the posters here are smarter than you think you are.

  12. In a booklet entitled The Carnal Christian, Evans reveals his extremely lewd concept of the grace of God in “salvation. To begin with, he describes the carnal Christian in four heretical ways:

    First of all, the carnal Christian is a genuine Christian. He has received Christ as Savior, but refuses to submit to Him and serve Him as Lord. (www.tonyevans.org/speakout/booklets/carnal.htm, hard copy on file)

    Second, the carnal Christian is a stagnant Christian. (ibid.)

    Third, the carnal Christian is a fleshly- minded Christian. Such people live only to please themselves-forget about serving or submitting to Christ. They are controlled by the old person they used to be instead of the new person they have become. They know all the jargon and have memorized all the lyrics. They wear holy clothes and spiritual cologne, but only to disguise the truth. (ibid.)

    Fourth, the carnal Christian is a rebellious Christian. To be saved and walk like “mere men” is to rebel against your heavenly Father. Parents of teenagers know what this kind of rebellion looks like. You say, “Clean up your room.” “No!” comes the reply. It’s as though they suddenly forgot who pays the bills. They were trained properly as children. They know better. But, during those terrible teens, good training and good sense are often wilfully tossed out the window. Many Christians waste years-perhaps even a lifetime-living out those terrible teen years spiritually.(ibid.)

    Every single one of these descriptions describe, not a true Christian, but a false Christian, one who is certainly headed for hell if they do not repent (Psalm 15:1-5; 24:3-4; 81:15; Zephaniah 1:12; John 5:28-29; Romans 2:6-10; 14:7; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 John 2:4; Revelation 3:15-18; 21:8). Yet, Evans calls them “saved” and “genuine.”

  13. n a booklet entitled The Carnal Christian, Evans reveals his extremely lewd concept of the grace of God in “salvation. To begin with, he describes the carnal Christian in four heretical ways:

    First of all, the carnal Christian is a genuine Christian. He has received Christ as Savior, but refuses to submit to Him and serve Him as Lord. (www.tonyevans.org/speakout/booklets/carnal.htm, hard copy on file)

    Second, the carnal Christian is a stagnant Christian. (ibid.)

    Third, the carnal Christian is a fleshly- minded Christian. Such people live only to please themselves-forget about serving or submitting to Christ. They are controlled by the old person they used to be instead of the new person they have become. They know all the jargon and have memorized all the lyrics. They wear holy clothes and spiritual cologne, but only to disguise the truth. (ibid.)

    Fourth, the carnal Christian is a rebellious Christian. To be saved and walk like “mere men” is to rebel against your heavenly Father. Parents of teenagers know what this kind of rebellion looks like. You say, “Clean up your room.” “No!” comes the reply. It’s as though they suddenly forgot who pays the bills. They were trained properly as children. They know better. But, during those terrible teens, good training and good sense are often wilfully tossed out the window. Many Christians waste years-perhaps even a lifetime-living out those terrible teen years spiritually.(ibid.)

    Every single one of these descriptions describe, not a true Christian, but a false Christian, one who is certainly headed for hell if they do not repent (Psalm 15:1-5; 24:3-4; 81:15; Zephaniah 1:12; John 5:28-29; Romans 2:6-10; 14:7; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 John 2:4; Revelation 3:15-18; 21:8). Yet, Evans calls them “saved” and “genuine.”

  14. John,

    Besides the fact that Proverbs is from the Tanakh, he’s taking it wildly out of context as most tend to do when they just parrot the Bible to achieve a means to an end.

    He’s just passing on a phrase from a nobody king Lemuel who’s never ever mentioned elsewhere.

    It’s just a nonsense prophecy from Lemuel’s mother.

    Or maybe Solomon was drunk when he wrote it.

    Regardless, it’s dumb to quote it.

  15. A black preacher who’s antiabortion and antilgbtq.

    So what.

    I’m not gonna fawn over this guy

  16. HonestAbe1, no they are not smarter, just distorted in their views and beliefs, just as the Saducees were when they attempted to test the Lord on resurrection when the Saducees do not believe in resurrection.

    No matter, most of the posters, including you, just show why an issue that’s been around for centuries, Jesus solved in a day and shows why the issue of racism is still haunting our nation.

  17. What the hell is Lopez talking about?

    Go to Israel, Japan or Nigeria, I’ll show you racism.

    Multiracial societies don’t last long, just as we’re seeing.

  18. John Lopez,

    People who really love God and love all people do not peddle racism, because they don’t have hate in their hearts.

    The entire concept of racism is a product of people who hate God and hate other people.

    Only people who claim that “racism” is a thing are victims of that poison.

    What do you want?

    People to coddle the preacher because the leftists still push a narrative of oppression?

    To be honest, I didn’t expect you to fire back with a comment like:

    “No matter, most of the posters, including you, just show why an issue that’s been around for centuries, Jesus solved in a day and shows why the issue of racism is still haunting our nation.”

  19. John Lopez,

    To elaborate, Tony Evans lost me not in his video, but in his comments above, where he said:

    “We must rise up together to rectify the individual and systemic issues we face. Issues of injustice, inequity, lack of opportunity, educational disparity, the healthcare gap and economic inequality rooted in disproportionate employment possibilities…”

    You see, these are not spiritual issues.

    Correcting these things does not fix the spiritual problems in the world, and it also does not make the radicals love God.

    The comments above imply that all of the world’s problems are linked to this, where in actuality they are instead about people who have been separated from God. And the more you focus on “disparity”, the more you can brainwash people into believing lies and hating God.

    Please think about it for a bit and then come back and explain why you think that the reactions “show(s) why the issue of racism is still haunting our nation.”

  20. Some Guy, Acts 6 records the first deacons in the church being chosen to address non “spiritual issues.”

    There is no biblical separation between spiritual issues and non spiritual issues regarding the church.

    That’s in our imagination. Jesus very clearly addressed non spiritual issues from the jump i.e. turning water into wine for his first recorded miracle, feeding the multitudes, healing non-Jews.

    Each of his “non spiritual” acts He used to glorify the Father.

    There was no act I remember him deeming not spiritual or sacred enough if it pleased the Father.

    A few verses from Acts 6 are below.

    v1 Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food

    v2 So the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables

    v3 Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task

    Verse 1 is clear that the Hellenistic Jews and Hebrews were having disputes that had some relationship to race/ethnicity…verse 2 is very clear that the apostles got involved and ensured the teaching and prayer continued while the “non spiritual” issues affecting the church were handled by men of the Spirit and of wisdom who were placed in charge by the church.

    Every

  21. Some Guy, I used to think like you until I saw for myself the Bible is clearly in conflict with your ideas.

    A nice volume of our heroes and leaders in scripture were in positions of worldly power, that God placed them in, when He used them for His purpose i.e. Joseph, Esther, Nehemiah, Daniel.

    “Only people who claim that “racism” is a thing are victims of that poison.”

    I’m hardly a victim yet I’ve experienced the racism you don’t accept.

    It reminds me of women
    who have spoken out about being raped and refused to call themselves victims.

    There are well-trained pastors of notable institutions, with respectable churches and sound doctrine, that will vehemently disagree with your ideas about the “issue of racism” and can describe, in detail, the racism they experienced in seminary and with Christians.

    We can understand racism outside of the church.

    The racism inside the church, from the people that “love God” is an unsettling experience to deal with.

    There is nothing biblical or Christlike about wanting me to shut up because I’m hated for my skin color.

    The Jews HATED the Samaritans and the Samaritans hated them back but long before Paul went to the Gentiles Jesus broken cultural tradition and spoke with an adulterous Samaritan woman which led her to belief He was
    the Messiah and go tell the people in her town, many who also believed.

    You’re dealing with the “claims of racism” out of your head and not scripture.

  22. WOW. Just wow. Clearly, nobody in here (with the exception of Some Guy on his last post) understands what the Hell they’re talking about. No wonder the world is doomed. All of you preaching to each other and NOBODY gets it. Climbing on each other’s back is the way. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

  23. Junior, I really don’t care what your interpretation of the Bible is. The point is that Tony is peddling another narrative underneath it all.

    And any Godly man worth anything knows to treat all people equally (also demands equal accountability from him) and doesn’t pander to one group or another as though they are incapable.

    You might have missed my point that no amount of catering to alleged “Issues of injustice, inequity, lack of opportunity, educational disparity, the healthcare gap and economic inequality” are going to bring these people to God.

    Do you think that the atheist anarchists that also demand those things also love God while they wreck our country?

    On the contrary.

    History shows that these types of socialism only open the path to hell on Earth.

    What do you think happened in the 1960s when LBJ and the Democrats removed the fathers from the home, pushed women and children to the projects, incentivized single motherhood, and pushed this race narrative as far as absolutely possible in order to control.

    You want to talk about removing children from God, the easiest way is to remove the fathers and create dependence upon the welfare state.

    People were absolutely devastated by it, and it continues to this day.

    And it’s not even a “black or white” issue anymore.

    Inner-city black families were just the first victims of this but now they are after EVERYONE.

    This is the biggest atrocity in America in the past 100 years and everything that you see right now is an attempt to destroy the rest of America and make its people hate God.

  24. The main problem we have are “HISTORICAL ISSUES” they created “SOCIAL ISSUES” we are experiencing today.

    Whenever you falsify records and history in America and benefit from it, you won’t desire the truth.

    THIS IS THE AMERICA PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING TO KEEP.

  25. The main problem we have are “HISTORICAL ISSUES” they created “SOCIAL ISSUES” we are experiencing today.

    Whenever you falsify records and history in America and benefit from it, you won’t desire the truth.

    THIS IS THE AMERICA PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING TO KEEP.

  26. As I read this comments I was speechless.

    Anyone who thinks Dr. Evans is after money should be ashamed of themselves.

    There is humility in every word this man speaks.

    He knows how to give practical biblical wisdom to address these various issues we face today.

    If you want to know what kind of man he is, look at the way he has handled the many trials he has faced in his life recently.

    His steadfast faith shows that he is deeply rooted in God.

    His faith has increased the faith of many and encouraged us to endure.

    He is the essence of Love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself.

    Please stop.

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