Pastor Slams Cancel Culture: ‘You Can Never Give Grace You Haven’t Experienced’ By Tré Goins-Phillips for Faith Wire
Tulsa-based Pastor Michael Todd is breaking down cancel culture, explaining it’s “hard for you if you’ve never received a good gift to give a good gift.”
The Transformation Church preacher decried cancel culture and opened up about the Gospel during a recent interview on “The Breakfast Club” radio show, hosted by Lenard McKelvey, known better as “Charlamagne tha god.”
McKelvey asked Todd why it’s no longer societally acceptable for people to make mistakes.
“You can never give grace that you haven’t experienced,” the pastor said. “And that’s why I really go back to my faith. In this moment right here, it’s because I’ve experienced the grace of God over my life.”
“I am broken, my thoughts are jacked up,” Todd continued. “My heart, if you get on the inside of that thing, has stuff in there that is not good. But through what I believe that Christ did for me, that whole thing is not my identity anymore. I can actually walk in forgiveness and love and all those things. And the only reason I can extend grace is because I’ve received grace.”
Todd, author of the new book “Relationship Goals,” said he’s learned a lot about this topic in his personal life. He has been open about the fact he cheated on his now-wife when they were dating, admitting he has worked over the years at regaining and maintaining her trust.
He said he is “crap” without the work God has done in his life.
“A lot of people have not received grace, and it’s not something you have to earn, and that’s the thing that I need everybody to understand,” explained Todd. “Religion tells you that you need to earn something. God is trying to get you to receive something.”