Sunday, October 06, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #70

Evangelicalism’s captivity to excessive individualism means that outrage for the corporate sin of racism is rarely present. Satan has been able to create a social system of injustice that ultimately demeans the value and worth of the individual. We are so busy trying to justify and deny the reality of personal, individual prejudice that we ignore the larger issue of a corporate shame that arises from a structural, systemic evil. This reduction of sin to a personal, individual level ultimately hinders the fullness of the gospel message.

Soong-Chan Rah, The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2009), 45.

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

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