Shootings of black men by white police officers have thrust the issue of race back in the spotlight once again–rightfully so.
Can we heal this racial divide? Where do we turn for answers?
I believe the church has the answer. History has shown over and over again that when the church takes a stand, history changes.
The church of the Lord Jesus Christ has been entrusted with a message of peace–a message of peace to tear down all barriers, be it racial, ethnic, economic, social, and so on (Eph. 2:11-22).
That is why I firmly believe that the reason why we continue to struggle with racism in this country is because of the American churches failure to take a stand against racism.
The American church must awake from its indifference and lethargy and realize that the racial discrimination and injustice in this nation all have gospel implications (Gal. 2:11-14).
- I wish the American church would fight against racism the way she fights against abortion.
- I wish the American church would fight against racism the way she fights for her religious liberty.
- I wish the American church would fight against racism the way she fights______
She can. And she must.
Or, unless she is comfortable and pleased with her indifference and lethargy, while a nation awaits her actions.