What God Says:
- Genesis 1:27 – “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
- Galatians 3:28– “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no make and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
- John 13:34– “A new covenant I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”
- Revelation 5:9– “And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.’”
- Focus on God in prayer. Decree that all lives matter and that the peace of God will triumph. If we focus on the problem, we get side-tracked from our true purpose in life.
- Listen well. Have an open ear toward those with stories of racism. Empathy is rooted in grieving with those who grieve.
- Be a voice. Call out bigotry and hate speech where ever it exist.
- Teach. Racism is a learned behavior. Children need character development at the earliest ages. Begin with love and forgiveness.
- Be present and accounted for. Support a community of believers that are laser focused on safe and healthy environments.
- African American Forerunner Alliance– releasing believers into their destinies and partnering with individuals and other ministeries to see the black community walk in the fullness of their calling.
- Breaking Down Walls: A Model for Reconciliation in an Age of Racial Strife by Raleigh Washington & Glen Kehrein
- Created Equal: The Painful Past, Confusing Present and Hopeful Future of Race in America by Ben Carson, Candy Carson et.al
- Choice Privilege: What’s Race Got To Do With It? By Melissa Tate
- One Race One Blood by Dr. Ware and Ken Ham
“In case everyone were in truth to love his neighbor as himself, complete human equality would be attained. Everyone who loves his neighbor in truth, expresses unconditionally human equality.”
NFL tight end Benjamin Watson knows the pain of being singled out as “different,” simply because of the color of his skin. So does his seven-year-old daughter. He talks about the prejudices that are common in everyone, as a result of our environment and experiences.