Great Truth Well done Thad.
When I think of racism with the church, I can't help think of the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Pastors line their pockets with donations just to move away from the very people they need to mingle with to reveal that God is no respecter of persons/race. Jesus intentionally traveled a restricted road to meet the woman at the well.
The hearts of many remain dark because the shepherd is not dealing with the root cause of racism's societal impact. Many emotional and mental problems have their roots in racism. We put people in bondage; not allowing them to freely choose.
Here's a bit of irony. No Korea's president made a remark about our current president. The media is promoting this as a racist remark. Yet, the education system is teaching all races that they have primal ancestry. So then, is it not racist when the educational system indoctrinates our children?
We are allowing man to make monkeys even out of preachers who avoid bridging racial divide here in America. Other countries don't have these problems.
Christians need to live lives of intentionality and substantiality - break down the walls of racism and lose their lives among people who need the Lord who frees them. Many people in Jericho have been robbed, beaten down,forsaken & left to die.
from NORTH CARLOLINA
Would love to hear more on this subject. May Our Heavenly Father bless this sermon to the good of many souls. May The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ be moved to obey the His commands and work to reach all people with the Gospel of Grace. May Pastors be led to lead their congregations in the Truth rather than in tradition. May the sin of racism be overcome by the Love of God. John 3:16. God be praised & God bless all who read this comment. :)
Thad was saved by the grace of God in 1981 & soon began to preach the word. He graduated from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College in 1986 and served the Lord in that denomination until 1993. After embracing reformed theology he began to serve in like-minded Baptist churches....