Hall of Fame NFL Coach: Christians Cannot Be Silent in Face of Injustice
In his extended tweet, Dungy said he had watched the events in Minneapolis and had wondered and prayed about how to respond. He had then decided to post some of his thoughts for consideration. ‚ÄúToday we are a divided country,‚ÄĚ Dungy said. ‚ÄúWe are divided racially, politically, and socio-economically.‚ÄĚ And, Dungy wrote: ‚ÄúSatan is laughing at us because that is exactly what he wants. Dysfunction, mistrust, and hatred help his kingdom flourish."
Warning that criminality and the prejudgment of all police officers can never be answers to the need for justice, Dungy emphasized that ‚ÄúALL churches,‚ÄĚ not just African American ones, have to be ‚Äúat the forefront of meaningful dialogue and meaningful change.‚ÄĚ He added: ‚ÄúWe have to be willing to speak the truth in love but we have to recognize that we are not fighting against other people. We are fighting against Satan and his kingdom of spiritual darkness.‚ÄĚ...
Anony wrote: And so should pastors who say that they believe the Gospel is one of peace and reconciliation. No longer is there black or white, rich or poor, but one in Christ. Yet white pastors do the same as unconverted wealthy black men. If anyone should integrate any neighborhood it should be Christians who know what our calling is; to all people. But pastors black or white have succumbed to the bigger barn syndrome.
Well said. People still think racism is not real.... especially in America like kkk like Mormanism. Bible say be impartial in every sphere...
No one should feel guilty because they prefer to be with folks they feel comfortable with. Historically it's social engineering types who don't live there who think they have better ideas, and seem quite ready to help neighborhoods overcome their...um... neighborhood.
Frank wrote: Here is an interesting thought. How many wealthy successful blacks live in black communities? My guess is none or very few. If they want to see change and more prosperity, then they should move into them.
And so should pastors who say that they believe the Gospel is one of peace and reconciliation. No longer is there black or white, rich or poor, but one in Christ. Yet white pastors do the same as unconverted wealthy black men. If anyone should integrate any neighborhood it should be Christians who know what our calling is; to all people. But pastors black or white have succumbed to the bigger barn syndrome.
He and others have a faulty premise: the problem isn't racism per se but organizational corruption, which tolerates bad actors like sadists, extortioners, and racists. They protect their own, like companies, schools, churches, and gangs.
My brother-in-law, a now-retired auditor for a state Controller's office, saw petty corruption in police dept's all the time. But there wasn't much he could do about it; he was even threatened for calling them on it. Who will guard the Guardians?
Here is an interesting thought. How many wealthy successful blacks live in black communities? My guess is none or very few. If they want to see change and more prosperity, then they should move into them.
I heard an excellent sound podcast by two African American brothers, fully evangelical and Bible based, (it is recommended by Justin Peters), which firmly nailed the ‚ÄúSocial Justice‚ÄĚ movement, previously known, from the liberal Protestant mainline denominations, and liberal echelons in the Catholic Church, that adopted it, as the ‚ÄúSocial Gospel‚ÄĚ, now widespread in many large evangelical denominations.
The Social Justice / Social Gospel is a total disaster, as it negates the preaching of the Gospel, and the Bible. Yes, if like the Salvation Army in its very early days, and the church in Acts 2, the church faithfully preaches the Gospel and expounds the Scriptures, then they can do relief works, etc.
We are also not to join up with political and secular bodies,or receive any funding from them, as they will take over and seek to control the church. I left an evangelical church many years ago, when they got into that, there was a full blown ‚Äúcompassion‚ÄĚ ministry, but no Gospel!!
The Social Justice that many are trying to promote is nothing but Socialist Marxism & it‚Äôs being promoted every were, sports talk radio, etc!
As people proclaim how good they are, as which is contrary to a Biblical understanding of what scriptures teach!
For all who are outside of Christ are in dier need of being reconciled back to Christ, as all have a bad spiritual record from within against Him. As ones only hope of peace is in & through Christ Alone amen!
1 Jhn 5:10,12 He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
The concept sounds fine until one realizes that justice only comes from truth and reconcilation only comes through faith in Christ. Social justice is not the answer, at least not how the world is defining it.