Can I start off by saying, that I believe “Racial Justice”, “Racial Reconciliation”, “Social Justice” and any other phrase that is utilized to discuss the current climate in the church in the US today are misnomers?

I titled this post what I did based on the conversation that was posed on my channel based on an earlier video that was produced. I was asked, “How should Christians view social justice and oppression of people of color?”

Oppression is a buzz word that is used a lot in today’s culture, especially in light of the tragic event that happened earlier this year with the police department in Minneapolis, and Mr. George Floyd. Many have wondered if this is this another case that displays systemic racism, and systemic oppression? If so, how should the Christian community respond to people who are challenged with the system keeping them from getting ahead?
As one of the viewers posed this question, I produced the above video to bring clarity. I have to be honest, the viewer is a friend and fellow believer, so I was careful to not be offensive, and at the same time continue to promote more dialog. My stance is much more deliberate that what is shown in the actual video.

I wholeheartedly believe that my stance is the proper Christian response to these issues based on Scripture. And I utilize the popular terms to answer my friend because the terms needed to be used to communicate effectively, to her worldview.

I apprecaite that as believers, we are able to dialog about racial justice and have authentic Christian conversation, without devolving into slander and harsh language.
I believe:

1.) …that we are all a part of one race that God created, “The Human Race”.
2.) …that races can’t be reconciled to one another really. I promise I am not parsing.
3.) … if were were to pretend that the different ethnic groups in the world were actual races.
a.) Who would be the spokesperson for all the people of a particular race?
b.) Who would be there to make sure that all the races maintain the reconciliation?
c.) Would I get a vote if I wanted to reconcile or not?
d.) Who would determine if the negotiator of the truce got an equitable deal in the reconcilation?

Reconciliation is a matter of the heart. Jesus has already paid the price for every sin, on the cross. It is up to us to respond to the work of the cross, and not add any other challenges to those who believe in the name of Christ for Salvation. By creating another step, that is being propagated in today’s culture, we are rendering the work of the Cross as ineffective.

White people do not owe me anything. Now should they desire to lament over my treatment in the United States. As a matter of fact, I feel it is a bit of a twisted perspective of supremacy to infer that for some reason a white person’s microagressions can thwart God’s plan for my life. Without knowing they are inferring it they are saying that they are superior to me. When it comes to matters of the church they are actually saying that they view me as less of a disciple.

Let’s pretend for a moment that I am actually suffering because of my ethnic group in the US. Would I not be required to still maintain my faith as a follower of Jesus Christ regardless of if my white brethen and sistren came to rescue me with their guilt ridden abilities to reach down a lend me some of their privilege? Okay perhaps the sarcasm is being laid on a bit thick towards the end here. But I hope the point was well taken.

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