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Esther KarranFollow

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Doctoral

Keywords

church, race relations, cultural differences

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COVID-19 has taken center stage across the world. The United States of America battles the disease, but it is not the only fight the country is in right now. Keeping Americans safe remains a high priority for the newly elected political leaders. They have need to bridge the great racial divide. The politicians have an important and necessary role to play in addressing the race problem. But they cannot do it on their own. The church must be part of the conversation and the solution to this age-old race problem.

The church is at crossroads. How it responds to race and race relations will significantly impact its fulfillment of the Great Commission. In God’s master plan of final redemption, there will gather before the throne of God worshippers from every nation, tribe, and people (Rev. 7:9).

The challenge for the church today is to demonstrate how to love God and others amidst cultural differences. Loving God and others requires being intentional when engaging with fellow believers and non-believers. It is recognizing that God loves diversity, and He is the creator of all humanity. Christianity is not an exclusive club but rather a journey of walking with God through the curves and turns of life. It is modeling the heart of God when engaging with others. It is the church sharing and living the heart of God with every nation, tribe, and people.

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The Role of Church is Fostering Racial Harmony

COVID-19 has taken center stage across the world. The United States of America battles the disease, but it is not the only fight the country is in right now. Keeping Americans safe remains a high priority for the newly elected political leaders. They have need to bridge the great racial divide. The politicians have an important and necessary role to play in addressing the race problem. But they cannot do it on their own. The church must be part of the conversation and the solution to this age-old race problem.

The church is at crossroads. How it responds to race and race relations will significantly impact its fulfillment of the Great Commission. In God’s master plan of final redemption, there will gather before the throne of God worshippers from every nation, tribe, and people (Rev. 7:9).

The challenge for the church today is to demonstrate how to love God and others amidst cultural differences. Loving God and others requires being intentional when engaging with fellow believers and non-believers. It is recognizing that God loves diversity, and He is the creator of all humanity. Christianity is not an exclusive club but rather a journey of walking with God through the curves and turns of life. It is modeling the heart of God when engaging with others. It is the church sharing and living the heart of God with every nation, tribe, and people.