By L.A. Williams
Christian Action League
August 26, 2022
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.”
The words from Isaiah 5:20 have become a rallying cry of sorts for pastor John Amanchukwu Sr., a former N.C. State University football player who has published a book calling out critical race theory and abortion as the “twin evils born of the diabolical monster of racism.” There are many in the church, Amanchukwu says, who want to call these evils good, “even as America begins to unravel under their influence.”
In his forthcoming book (set for release Oct. 4), Eraced: Uncovering the Lies of Critical Race Theory and Abortion, the pastor dispels myths about these issues and shows how they have been used against the African-American community and the church.
During a recent service at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Va., Amanchukwu made it clear that racism is a choice and a sin, not a skin color.
“They say through critical race theory that ‘whites are inherently racist.’ That’s not true. What if a person gets born again? If you ask a critical race theorist, they still believe that you’re inherently racist because of the color of your skin. Well, here’s the reality with that. Racism is a choice,” Amanchukwu said. “You choose to look at your brother or sister in Christ through a prejudiced or biased lens.”
He said Christians don’t need worldly rhetoric to accomplish biblical racial reconciliation.
“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves,” he said, contrasting God’s word with the CRT viewpoint that he says, “causes you to find racism in every action and encounter that you might see in society.”
“People have passed out victimization to blacks as a crown, but only fools put it on. Many wear the garland of victimization as an ornament or trophy. I am not a victim,” Amanchukwu proclaimed.
After graduating from N.C. State, Amanchukwu earned a master’s degree in Christian ministry from Liberty University. He was executive director of Upper Room Christian Academy in Raleigh for six years and serves as youth pastor at Upper Room Church of God in Christ as well as a city ambassador for Love Life in the Raleigh-Durham area.
Describing himself as a “true Southern preacher,” he boldly calls for repentance and doesn’t hesitate to challenge ministers who soft-pedal God’s word.
Amanchukwu told the Leesburg crowd that many pastors today have become wimps instead of watchmen.
“They’re preaching a steady diet of easy believism, cheap grace and lies to congregations to keep rear ends in the pew,” he said.
Amanchukwu didn’t mince words. He told his audience that the Black Lives Matter organization had not helped the African-American community, that abortion is the shedding of innocent blood and that, despite what they may have heard, there are only two genders.
“When you go to social media, you find out that there’s 72 different pronouns and 72 different genders. That’s not true. And doctors do not assign gender to children. God does that,” he said.
During a Q&A session at the end of Amanchukwu’s talk, he talked more about BLM and its attack on the nuclear family. He said the biggest challenge the African-American community faces today is not white supremacy but fatherlessness.
He challenged the crowd to fight against “wokeism” urging them to take a stance like Daniel did when facing the king’s edict.