St. Louis, MO, has once again reminded us of the racial tensions in this nation. American citizens–because of the color of their skin–continue to be the victims of racial discrimination and racial injustice.
This is no time to be silent. So I ask my white brothers and sisters, “In your pulpits, where are all the sermons against racism in this nation?”
I continue to hear from the pulpit sermons against this sin and that sin, in our society. But you do not preach against racial discrimination and racial injustice toward blacks and other minorities.
Or don’t we think racial discrimination and racial injustice are gospel issues?
- (1) Well, we need to ask Peter about his own bout with racism when commissioned by the risen Lord to take the gospel to the Gentiles, people outside his own race (Acts 10)?
- (2) Or we may ask Peter about his withdrawal from a table fellowship with Gentiles because of the remaining prejudice in his heart (Galatians 2)?
On both occasions Peter was rebuked for his prejudiced behavior displayed toward the race and culture of the other (Acts 10:15 and Gal. 2:14).
So I appeal to my privileged white brothers and sisters–Do something. Take a stance against the racial discrimination and racial injustice that are shown toward your black brother and sisters and other minorities in this nation.
This is not the time to be silent.
Let your prophetic voice be heard.
Make it a gospel issue–because it is (Galatians 2:14)!