How to prepare for the apocalypse

A few weeks ago, the American Baptist Convention released its “2017 Apostasy and Secularism” document, which was written by a prominent Baptist theologian.

It was titled “The Case for Secular Democracy: How America can best protect the rights of religious liberty and religious freedom for the next millennium.” 

The document was drafted by Rev. John G. Robertson, who is also a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the oldest denomination in the United States.

Robertson has been a leading evangelical Christian advocate for religious liberty in the U.S. for decades.

“It’s not just a Christian issue,” Robertson told The Christian Post.

“This is a global issue.

I’m really excited about this document.”

The document has become something of a meme on social media, and has been shared over 20,000 times. 

In his essay for the Christian Post, Robertson said the document “underscores the need for a biblical mandate to restore a biblical faith in the American people and in our nation.”

It was also penned by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was recently named as one of the top ten most influential evangelical leaders by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (IRLC), a nonpartisan group that monitors the nation’s religious liberty.

“If America does not recover from this crisis, and if Christians and Jews are unable to find a way to coexist with each other and with our fellow Americans, the world will have to see what we have in store,” Robertson wrote.

Robertson went on to write that the country “must reclaim our Christian heritage and reclaim our faith in Jesus Christ as the saviour and saviour of our country.”

Robertson said Christians in the West need to “reclaim their place in the public square.”

“We need to reclaim our American identity and reclaim it in a way that we can see ourselves as our brothers and sisters, not our enemies,” he wrote. 

The evangelical community has also been taking to social media to call for Robertson’s resignation, in part because of his stance on the Trump administration.

“We can’t have a leader who has made the case that there’s no future for the country, because we know he will be fired if he doesn’t,” Rev. David Hodge, president of South Carolina’s largest evangelical church, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), told CNN.

“You can’t just have people in leadership positions and not hold them accountable.”

This article has been updated with more information on the letter. 

Read more at the ChristianPost.com and AP Photo.

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