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Evangelical educators speak out against racism

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/15/20, 04:12 am

Academics from the executive committee of the Evangelical Theological Society published a joint statement on Monday condemning racism as contrary to Scripture and the evangelical gospel. The signatories include Albert Mohler, D.A. Carson, and David Dockery, among others. The group said the statement is insufficient but necessary and called upon more people to affirm the power of the gospel and declare the evil of racism.

What does the statement say? It noted that Scripture does not discriminate by color and everyone comes to God on the same terms. The statement highlighted Jesus’ reconciliation of the Jews and Gentiles and his example of loving our neighbors as ourselves. “This invites us to be swifter to listen to others than to speak, to mourn with those who suffer, and to join them in acting for justice on their behalf,” it reads.

Dig deeper: View the complete statement here.

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Follow her on Twitter @onize_ohiks.

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  • Earl T Lynch
    Posted: Mon, 06/15/2020 02:53 pm

    The link to the statement is blocked by Chrome as malicious.  Please correct it or pull it.  I'm sure you don't want to mistakenly send your readers to a malicious site.  Here's the link from your article


  • JimVC
    Posted: Mon, 06/15/2020 05:40 pm

    Also blocked as "malicious" by McAfee WebAdvisor.

    Posted: Mon, 06/15/2020 06:51 pm

    Using the link above, I was able to read the statement on both Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

  •  Varenikje's picture
    Posted: Wed, 06/17/2020 09:27 am

    At 7:25 AM on June 17, the link works. 

  •  Varenikje's picture
    Posted: Wed, 06/17/2020 09:28 am

    That's Mountain time!