Evangelicalism's Apostasy Reflected in Babylon Bee's "Gospel" Presentation and Coercion of Elon Musk
Updated: Jan 25
What happened in this interview of Elon Musk by The Babylon Bee recently, is so appalling and heretical, it should cause every evangelical to crawl into a hole and be utterly ashamed and dismayed to be associated to any degree with such apostasy, even if just by name. Unfortunately, that will probably never happen; most are celebrating Musks “conversion.” This interview is the end product of the apostasy I warn of and present in evangelicalism today, in at least 99% of such churches, and yes, sadly, the EMC and EBMC denominations as well. The whole of evangelicalism is completely leavened (1 Cor 5:6; Gal 5:9)— one big tree with many demonic birds perched in its branches (Mt 13:31-33).
Regardless of what popular “evangelical”was interviewing, this likely wouldn’t have ended any different. Though the Bee claims to be “a Christian organization, a ministry,” they didn’t only fail to preach the truth and the true gospel, but rather affirmed Musk’s false view of God and the Bible, which come from a mixture of Dutch Reformed, Anglican education, and humanism. The first major red flag in the Bee’s performance was the cheesy background music put in place to enhance the emotional experience of the set and make what was said come across as more profound. This popular move is the tactic of seeker friendly churches to make elementary and heretical sermons cause an emotional reaction.
The 10th and last question, the Bee asks, “Wondering if you can do us a quick solid and accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour?” Whether or not it was supposed to be presented as a “joke”, an attempt to disarm Musk, it was never preceded or proceeded with a clear presentation of the gospel, which includes describing man’s sinful and wicked condition and God’s righteous justice and what the gospel is all about: how we can be saved through the shedding of blood, and suffering of death, burial and resurrection of the incarnate Son of God for our sins. Is life and eternal life or eternal damnation just a joke?! This followed with: “Personal Lord and Saviour…quick prayer?” and raucous laughter again.
Wouldn’t even the smallest measure of human compassion, to say nothing of Christian love, require that these men warn Musk of God’s inconceivably horrible, eternal, and unbearable wrath, which quickly and with absolute certainty will fall upon him, the judgment of the all-powerful God, whom he has as his enemy, from whose hand none can hope to escape? As we read in Ps 50:22, “Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.” Not one mention. Not even once. Only the most superficial explanation is heard, if you can call it even that. Nothing about Musks sinful condition and unjust estate before God, and the need to fear the Lord.
Nothing about repentance of his sin, self and stuff, the need to turn from these idols unto the living God to love Him and to serve Him by losing your life and surrendering to the Lord Jesus Christ (Lk 14:25–15:32), certainly nothing like what Jesus said to the lost rich young ruler: “Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.” (Mk 10:21). Musk goes on to articulate his view of Jesus as a good teacher and the Bible containing good principles, to which the Bee credits as 60-70% and calls it a win, to much applause.
“We got em boys! We did it!” Wow. Are you kidding me! Unbelievable. This proclamation of “salvation,” not by Musk mind you, but by these ungodly Babylonians, is a nauseating disgrace of cheap lascivious grace. There was no actual explanation anywhere of the true Gospel by this alleged “Christian Outreach” org. It’s an utter disgrace and folly, and “their folly shall be manifest unto all men,” (2 Tim 3:9). They even confirmed his Anglican baptism as a baby. Musks corrupted views of Scripture and Jesus continues after his “profession,” Jesus apparently turned water into alcohol to keep the party going. Major sacrilege happening. Only laughter. Everything is laughed off. It’s pure evil.
But this truth-denial by the Bee’s was the pattern set from the get-go. During the first half, Musk scoffed at and mocked the truth of Noah’s Ark: “incestuously … how’s this work?” — received with hearty laughter by the Bee Team, followed by, “and did he hate the dinosaurs,…and the incest, I don’t get it.” They should’ve quoted 2 Pet 3:3-7 but ZERO contending or standing for truth or for God by these spiritual profane adulterers. No Biblical explanation. But laugh they could, because life is about humour and they certainly didn’t want to be seen as different. They aren’t different, so that part is true. At no point during Musks comments on government did they proclaim what the Bible says.
Musk invoked evolutionism, the earth is “4 billion yrs old,” sun diminishing life “half billion years” from now, “America 1.4 billion yrs old,” the evolution of man. In one of the questions asked at the end, Musk reveals his spite for God claiming God’s judgement on Sodom and Gomorrah as “yikes … whoa, that’s pretty vengeful in the Old Testament,” and indicating God was different under the OT, then now. Musk is a God rejector in every form of the word and doesn’t even realize he contradicts himself with the ridiculous numbers. He should have been corrected repeatedly with Biblical reproof, instead of tolerating his wicked and God rejecting beliefs. But only crickets and laughter.
Based upon the silence, good chance these men embrace some of the same heresies. They also deny God in other ways, such as denying righteousness, holiness and godliness that occurs in the saint at the new birth and keeps growing (Ti 2:11-14). Their series of questions at the end such as “Have you met Christian rapper Carmen”? or “Whisky or beer?” or “Cigars or Pipes?” or “Whose concert do you go to see (any band in history)?” (“Rolling Stones,” agreed to by the Bee as a “good pick”) — kinda gives it away that such things aren’t actually occurring in their lives. They ought to give heed to Pr 13:13, “Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed” and stop pretending to be something they’re not.
This is todays “evangelicalism.” Though they refer to themselves as “Baptist” at one point, vast majority of Baptists fall into the same apostate category as “evangelicalism.” This is the problem with our nations, in a nutshell. Massive apostasy; the promotion of a “another Jesus” and “another gospel” with “another spirit” (2 Cor 11:4). “Ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ju 1:4). The only ministry these “deceitful workers” fall under is the one that caters to “Satan” who “himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (2 Cor 11:12-15). No wonder men blaspheme the Name of God (Rom 2:24), as Musk did.