Thinking biblically about race. This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday this week that commemorates Dr. King’s impact on civil rights, particularly for blacks.
A half century after Dr. King, the issue of race is still contentious in society and the church. Because resentment resides in the heart, ethnic divides can never be bridged through laws, quotas, reparations, or shaming.
Jesus never focused on ethnic divisions but rather proclaimed repentance and faith in Himself, which transforms the heart and the treatment of others. As the Bible says: believers “are all one in Christ Jesus.”
This weekend we’ll discuss reparations for slavery.