Kim Burrell performs during For the Love of R&B - A Tribute to Whitney Houston at Tru Hollywood on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision/AP)

What’s Happening to Kim Burrell Is a Reminder For Christian Boldness

You will be made to care. The left demands that Christians give up tenets of their faith and important parts of the Gospel. In particular, the left demands that all calls for repentance be silenced if those calls reflect on the specific nature of sin.

Kim Burrell is a gospel singer who is the latest target of the left in their war to make us care. She gave a sermon at Love and Liberty Fellowship Church International in which she called for repentance and specifically mentioned homosexuality.

She was blunt, but her message was one of repentance.

There is no evidence that Kim Burrell has ever discriminated against anyone because of their sexual orientation. There’s no evidence that Kim Burrell has told homosexuals she does not love them or they are going to hell. In fact, she never has. But that hasn’t stopped leftwing activists from trying to drive her from Ellen Degeneres’s show.

Burrell, in a video message on Facebook, said

I never said that all gays are going to hell…I was addressing church people, and let’s get even more specific–ones who were in my church. My church where I pastor…I never said God was killing a gay in 2017. I said people who operate with that spirit in the church, with deception, and attack themselves are going to have to face the master. That’s what I said–and that death is attached to their behavior

The hostility the left has whenever any Christian speaks up on these issues is a reminder that Christians must continue to be bold and willing to share the full gospel, including the call for repentance. And, just as with what happened with Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty spoke out, there are going to be some Christians who attack Burrell for how she said what she said. They’ll claim she did more harm than good. What they really are suggesting is that Christians avoid this fight lest we not be liked.

We cannot avoid the fight, though. There are souls that need saving. We should do it lovingly, but also be prepared for a world that increasingly thinks we cannot love a sinner if we do not love their sin.

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