Friday, September 20, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #54

While white evangelicalism in America involved itself in the social project of nation building and ignored the biblical language of powers, black Christians could not ignore the apocalyptic hope that Scripture offered them as an oppressed people.  The world as they knew it was under the control of Satan, the one who seeks “to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10).  Black Christians saw that white supremacy was a principality that controlled individuals and institutions. Freedom in Christ means the hope of freedom from death.  To a people whose blood had been shed generation after generation, the image of Jesus’ blood for them was powerful.

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Free to Be Bound: Church Beyond the Color Line (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2008), 125.

[Read the Introduction to 95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity here.]

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