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June 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on “Systemic Racism” and the Christian Response (Part 2 of 2)
Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-systemic-racism-and-the-christian-response-part-2-of-2/
One clear soundbite to both of you from a pastor named Jason Meyer he is the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church here in the Twin Cities. This is formally the church were John Piper was the pastor for many many years and I think Jason Meyer in this one minute sound clip captures what the response of many evangelicals are many professing Christians has been to the killing of George Floyd cures that soundbite not have you follow-up afterwards but do you see the difference between the type of lament that's needed not a type of lament that only sees one incident and says that's wrong if it's easy, isn't it easy for many to be able to say the majority culture church see that video site that's wrong when African-Americans are saying yes it's wrong when I just think that's what were think that's our story were saying that the image of the white knee on a black Mac is triggering because that in our history. From rape to redlining to slavery to segregation with all of our blood on the ground. Blood and sweat and tears have not soaked the ground like they should. Jason Meyer. I think he comes from a place where he believes that what he is saying is somehow heartfelt and is somehow the right prescription of care for the African-American parishioners in his congregation.
The problem is that what it forces them to do. Is it forces them to identify wrongly with someone on the basis of melanin in their skin. The right connection that it pastor of the church should be making is connecting believers in Christ regardless of their melanin to the one in whom they must identify in order to inherit salvation which is Jesus Christ and him crucified.
They need to recognize their sin against God, that God the father since his son to die on a cross unjustly for the purpose of inheriting our injustice upon him.
He knew no sin became sin on our behalf, so that we would. But what repent of our sin and place our faith in him would inherit eternal life.
The greatest injustices. The injustice given to Christ himself. We have to start and begin their I love what Darrell said earlier in our conversation, black folk are the only folks who don't get the benefit of having a unique story by which we identify with the only group of people that don't get that benefit and even to the point of showing up to church on Sunday morning and having our own pastors and preachers tell us how we need to view this event and then prescribed to us what the remedy for that and the remedy that he's prescribing is greater lament greater sadness, greater crying, I don't know what that solves. I don't know how that changes the heart of anyone who intends ill to black folk, or any other counsel I don't know how that that solves anything.
It could create what he creates is a permanent victim class.
That's what creates the sad part about that is that he is using the most authoritative platform that God has given on this earth by which to establish a permanent victim class.
The church in the pulpit is the most authoritative position from which any human being can speak for him to do so in a way that has nothing to do with what's written in the book.
I fear for him.
I like I said this on our on our show men who are doing that were coddling those kinds of emotion they need to repent of that and properly direct their parishioners to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to the gospel of Jesus Christ to the cross of Christ