Sin is interwoven in our lives and institutional structures that we often can’t see it. The only remedy for the problem of racism and racial prejudice is the transforming power of the Lord Jesus Christ. His atonement for sin is the only cure, and the only real picture of true racial reconciliation is that found in Revelation 7:9-12. In this passage, we read of the redeemed people of God as “a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, and all tribes and all people and tongues, standing before the lamb.” The Lamb, who is Jesus Christ will make us one.

There is still much work to do; we struggle in a fallen world until Jesus comes. By God’s grace, we know the real progress is possible and that we are accountable. The church must show the world that the new community of Jesus is called to demonstrate His glory in calling us together.

The Christian doctrine of humanity revealed in the Bible is the only adequate foundation for dealing with racism. Ultimately, we do believe that every single human being is made in the image of God and reflects God’s glory by his or her very existence. Either we believe that God delights in the racial and ethnic diversity of those made in His image, or we simply refuse to believe what the Bible so clearly teaches us.

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