A Biblical Response to Racism

Few would question that we currently live in a time of heightened racial tension. And it’s times like these where Christians are often given both a unique opportunity and challenge. On the one hand, they have the opportunity to speak truth into their environments. But only if they slow down enough to first come to a biblical understanding of the issue, and then respond accordingly. On the other hand, it is easy to “go with the flow” and go with how the culture defines a problem and respond the same way the culture does. It is here where the challenge can sometimes exist. It is the challenge to not compromise even if one finds that the culture’s definition does not line up with the Bible’s. After all, never is it easier for individuals, pastors, and churches claiming to be Christian to gain popularity than when they can join a cultural movement. The question in all of this, of course, is whether or not the biblical definition of racism lines up with our culture’s definition. And it is this topic that Pastor Scott addressed in a December sermon. For more, listen here for A Biblical Response to Racism.