On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. made a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In that speech, he eloquently challenged a divided nation to come together in racial harmony and to sit together at a table of brotherhood. He had in mind the brotherhood of man, but, we are even more deeply concerned with the brotherhood of the believer.
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When Paul wrote to the Galatians, he spoke of the unity of believers in a powerful manner: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). Ideally, the barriers which are present in society will not continue to exist within the church of God. Former divisions based upon nationality, race or economic differences would become irrelevant when faced with the knowledge that God has created everyone and that God gave His Son for the souls of all people. When speaking to the Athenians, Paul unified all humanity by saying: “He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on the face of the earth” (Acts 17:26). None of the distinctions between the races Continue reading » Neither Black Nor White