Monday, August 14, 2017

Charlottesville

Many of you know what I am talking about when I say that it is hard to believe what is taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Self declared KKK, Alt-right,White supremacy protesters marched and clashed  with anti protesters.  It was a picture of some movie of a nation gone crazy. The hatred, violence, prejudice was really hard to watch. The real issue is for someone to think they are better than others or anyone else simply due to skin color or ethnic background.  Sadly it has lead to deaths and many injuries. 

I am grateful that at the SBC this year in Phoenix that Steve Gaines, the President clarified after some confusion, and led us to make a clear statement on never supporting any kind of movement that sets itself up to be racist or supreme to another human being.  The ground at the cross is level.  We are all sinners in need of Jesus, our great Savior.

It seems that in America we are set on fixing ourselves. I believe scenes just like we have witnessed  is a tragic commentary on self help and the effects that sin has. 

As believers we are not to hate anyone.  Period!  According to 1 John 4:7-11
7  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8  He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9  In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10  In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11  Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 


For us to not speak up against this kind of hatred is to make the world somehow think that we support itWe sound a clear signal here at FSB Camden, the Corner of Hope that this kind of racial hate and prejudice is anything but ChristianIt doesn't speak for Christ, and it isn't Bible. As a conservative evangelical christian, I oppose these groups that set themselves us as supreme over anyone else.  May the church send a clear signal from the Word of God.