by Jefferson David Tant There is much turmoil and violence taking place in our nation over the racial problems that have become prominent in recent months. The “Black Lives Matter” movement has taken a leading role in discussions, demonstrations, and even violence in many places, including the murder of a woman who said “All lives…

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by Doy Moyer Racism is wrong. Do you know why? If you say that it is wrong, but do not ultimately know why, then all you are doing is expressing either your own personal preferences or mirroring the preferences of others. That is not acceptable, for preferences are subjective expressions, not objective moral statements to…

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Question: Black lives matter is a bigger issue than just the Black Lives Matter organization. I’m afraid this article will be used by those who are merely tired of people saying that black lives matter, small letters, because either they don’t agree or don’t care. This is a huge issue in our country. Your other…

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by Jonathan Perz One of the great spiritual ironies of “race” (as it relates to the color of a person’s skin) is the fact that at some point, we will all be changed. Consider the words of the apostle Paul” “All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of…

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Question: Hello, I am a member of the church. We have mixed views here on whether or not we are allowed to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement and the ongoing protests. Some members have asked me to settle the topic biblically, but I need some advice. In addition, concerns have come…

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Text: James 2:1-9 I.         How many of you believe you are prejudice? How many of you believe you are the victim of prejudice?             A.        Prejudice is old, old problem that Christians have battled for centuries.                         1.         It means to have an opinion about something or someone before all the facts are weighed.                         2.         It is not wrong to make…

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Question: So what’s this I hear that only Black people and Israelites are going to be saved? Answer: I don’t know your sources, but it is obviously false. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And…

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Question: I would really appreciate it if you could answer my question: Is it wrong to marry a person from a different race group? Answer: In the Bible, the concept of race doesn’t exist. There are nationalities, but God states that all of mankind is one race. That is because all of us descend from…

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Question: You surely did a huge dance around the “racism” issue. [See “The Broadening Definition of Racism.”] Since you condemned all of the other sins in other articles, why didn’t you condemn racism as a sin as well? Instead, you linked a religious body’s (the United Church of Christ’s) condoning of homosexuality to the “racism”…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton During the week leading up to the observance of the government’s Martin Luther King Day, the local paper heralded the formation of a new group called Churches Uniting in Christ. Nine denominations joined to campaign against racism. The very development of these organizations which tie denominations together is fascinating, especially when…

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