With the rest of the world, we watched in shocked horror the video of the unjust death of George Floyd. Our hearts and prayers go out to his loved ones and to all of our brothers and sisters of color for whom this loss serves as yet another reminder of the stinging injustices that remain in this world. Truly “the love of many waxes cold” (Matthew 24:12), and seeing the magnitude of evil that man is capable of makes us long all the more for Jesus to come!

Needless to say, this is an impassioned issue evidenced by the widespread protests around the United States and even elsewhere in the world. The Bible clearly teaches that God “hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth” (Acts 17:26) and that “there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3:11) To diminish the value of a fellow man merely due to the color of his skin flies counter to the clear teachings of Scripture.

Prophetically, Jesus has told us to expect this type of division in the end-times through His warning that “nation (ethnos) shall rise against nation (ethnos)” (Matthew 24:7). The word “nation” could also be rendered ethnicity or race. So in a very real sense, the conflict we see between ethnicities and races of men today is yet further evidence that the end is very near.

As Bible-believing Christians, we know that an unerring Judge in the Heavenly Court—who is no respecter of persons—will execute impartial justice according to the content of every person's character. Ultimately racism is a condition of the sinful heart that may plague any of us, and the only solution is the renewal of the inward man through the power of Christ. May we ever remember that true, lasting peace will come only at the Second Coming of Jesus if we are found ready to meet Him.

Nevertheless, as representatives of God to our fellow man today, how ought we to respond to the injustice we see in the world around us? How can we “do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God” (Micah 6:8)? Are there resources that can direct our thoughts and actions in accordance with Scripture and God’s ideals, rather than the world’s narratives and perspectives?

We would like to share some messages from the AudioVerse library that may help shed light on this important subject. These are just a few presentations available now, and you can look for more to be released in the days ahead.

Crippling the Gospel: How Racism Hurts the Work of the Church

Addressing directly the aftermath of the recent incidents of racial injustice, Dr. Eric Walsh takes a look into the Bible at how such occurrences are a part of Satan’s insidious plan to halt the progress of the church in its tracks, and how the church has no hope of reaching the Promised Land while permitting this sin within the camp. Listen here: Crippling the Gospel

Are We Forsaken? Racism and the Remnant

Jesus predicts that conflict between different groups of people would only get worse as we approach the end of time. This message is part testimony and part statement of the state of race and racism in the world and church and how Dr. Eric Walsh was delivered from false doctrine attached to racial pride. Listen here: Are We Forsaken? Racism and the Remnant

Racial Divides

This 6-part seminar series from GYC by Dr. David Williams, Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University, tackles this subject from the Bible, Spirit of Prophecy, history, and science. He addresses the hidden biases behind why so many well-meaning Christians unknowingly discriminate against others every day; he reflects on the history of successes and failures within the Adventist church on the issue of race; and he delves into the end-time significance of unity for the people of God and barriers to true unity within the church. Listen here: Racial Divides

May we each learn to grow in grace each day, and to exhibit in our own lives Christ’s deepest wish for His church:

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. - John 13:35

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. - John 17:21

Your brother in Christ,

Alistair Huong
Executive Director

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