August 16, 2012

Ethnic Division

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If God is the creator of the whole world who wills ultimately to redeem the whole creation — if the death of Christ was the means whereby ‘God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of the cross’ (Col. 1:20) — then how can the church that is called to bear God’s message of reconciliation in an unredeemed world (2 Cor. 5:1-20) scorn or reject people of any race or tongue, whether they are Christians or not? …

When the identity of the community is understood in these terms, participation in any form of ethnic division or hatred becomes unthinkable, and ethnic division within the church becomes nothing other than a denial of the truth of the gospel — Richard Hays.

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