Racism-Part Seventeen-Solution Eight-The Gospel of Jesus Christ
If we want to see racism eradicated (will never be eradicated while people are on earth) it is going to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is going to take each of us admitting that we are fallen human beings, that we are sinners, and we need a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. It is going to take the Word of God transforming us. It is going to take God through His Holy Spirit exposing the racism and prejudices of our heart. It is going to take us repenting of the racism in our hearts. It is going to take the love of God overtaking us so that we can love people of other races.
It is going to take the Spirit of God healing us of any wounding we have experienced because of racism manifested towards us. It is going to take God removing bitterness, spite, resentments, hate in our heart. It is going to take us cooperating with the will of God.
It is going to take each of us acknowledging that there are certain mindsets, behaviors, traditions in each of our cultures that violate the principles found in Scripture. We should honor and respect each others culture but recognize that our cultures need to submit to Jesus Culture. We cannot go wrong if we submit our culture to the guidelines of Scripture.
If we have the mind of Christ we will have humbleness towards each other and honor each other. We will put to death any racism, prejudice, bigotry. We will not make our race or culture more important than love and accepting people for who they are-the human race.
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
When we make the Gospel of Jesus Christ more important than our race and culture there will be more multi-cultural churches.
Our foundation must be Jesus Christ, not our race or culture. Our identity needs to be in Christ more than our identity being based upon our skin color.
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Racism in America-The Solution
Is There Still Racism in America? Part Two
Why is There Still Racism in America? Part Three
Solution One-Acknowledgment of Racism, Part Four
Solution Two-Addressing Stereotypes, Part Five
Solution Three-Breaking Stereotypes, Part Six
Solution Four-Identity in Christ, Part Seven
Solution Five-Expose It, Part Eight
Solution Six-Police and Racism, The Solution, Part Nine
Ben Carson on Black Lives Matter, Part Ten
Black Lives Matter and Racism, Part Eleven
Black Lives Matter-All, Part Twelve
Blue Lives Matter, Part Thirteen
All Lives Matter, Part Fourteen
White Privilege, Part Fifteen
Solution Seven-Focus on Unity, Part Sixteen
Solution Eight-The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Part Seventeen
Racism in America-Conclusion, Part Eighteen