Only the Gospel: Addressing Race in America

The GOP as well as the Democratic candidates are all addressing the issue of racism in this nation and how it is evidence in the nation’s economic and social injustices.  They talk about structural and systemic racism.

hqdefaultThey are all vying for minority votes.

They talk about reform in our law enforcement, reform in our prisons, reform in our economic system, reform in our education system.

They talk about the disenfranchised because of their race.

I hear them.

Call me naive, but only the gospel of Jesus Christ is going to stem the tide of racism in America or any nation for that matter (cf. Matthew 28:19-20; Galatians 2:11-14; Revelation 7:9).

What we need are hearts transformed by the gospel, and new affections and new obedience  birth in hearts of men and women, of all races, especially the privileged, and then lived out, for the glory of God and the good of all humanity!

And we cannot expect and wait on our politicians or the government of the United States of America or any nation for that matter, to lead the way.  The church of Jesus Christ MUST!

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2 Responses to Only the Gospel: Addressing Race in America

  1. David Beirne says:

    Amen. Re: the vying for miniority votes, means once it’s over so is the rhetoric of change. Racism, like many sins and their consequences, can’t be legislated out of existence due to their existence in the human heart. Wars on poverty, drugs, terrorism, etc. are also impossible tasks. The sources of these evils are the evil that lies within each of us. You wipe out a kingpin, another rises to take his place. Poverty can’t be eliminated unless you eliminate greed, sloth, addictions, all the factors that contirbute to poverty. So we come to,as you said, the only healer for this ills is Jesus.

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