Last week’s shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., exposed that the nation’s virulent strain of racism and racial hatred continue decades after the civil rights movement. What role should religion play in the ongoing effort to stamp out racism? And how, if at all, have churches failed in that effort so far?
The central message that God has given Christians to proclaim to the world is called “the Gospel” (literally “the good news”).This simple message to every ethnic group on Earth proclaims that Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day.
When anyone has authentic faith in this message, which is proven by a changed life and a desire to follow Jesus Christ, God makes him a new person, with a heart to know and love God, and to love others as well.