The vision that we have of how God views the distinctions among people is clear. In Revelation 7:9-10, we see this description of God’s throne room,
After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:
Salvation belongs to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!
The intention and plan of God is that people from every nation and every corner of the earth will be a part of His eternal kingdom.
However, we know that in this life, severe tensions often exist between those divided nation, tribe, people, and languages. Here in the United States of America, we have watched racism continue to fester. The evening news and social media feeds are filled with violence between citizens and law enforcement officers. Professional athletes, movie stars, and the famous among us protest one side or the other. Everyone has a voice but no one seems to have a solution.
Lifeway Resources has launched a new webpage that is designed to help church leaders navigate the issue of racial reconciliation. At the webpage Racial Reconciliation, leaders can find small group studies, articles, and video lectures from leaders like Russell Moore of the ERLC and Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship.
You can access these resources and more by going to Lifeway.com/RacialReconciliation.