Tuesday, October 08, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #72

The black church has deposited in its biblical legacy and cultural history the clearest model of biblical Christianity in the history of American religion. This is not because the black church is innately superior to the white church, but because it historically operated more in line with the comprehensive nature of biblical revelation and a kingdom orientation . . . the historical black church in America was the primary proving ground for biblical Christianity. It uniquely demonstrated the relationship between love and justice. It demonstrated the nature of the church as a family and community of believers rather than simply a gathering of individualized family units. The black church personified the relationship between faith and works and how that relationship transcends the personal matters of life and enters into the spheres of politics, economics, social justice, and law.

Tony Evans, Oneness Embraced: A Fresh Look at Reconciliation, The Kingdom, and Justice Through the Eyes of Tony Evans (Chicago: Moody, 2011), 159-160.

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

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