Matthew 16:18 “And I say unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
In light of the death of Gorge Floyd and the racial injustices facing African Americans in America, people start to question what is the church doing? When people are hurt, angry, confused, and looking for answers they ask where is GOD and what is the church doing about the situation? Well, I say the church is doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing. Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me because he hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, To preach the acceptable year of the LORD.” Be sure that GOD cares about oppression. He cares when people are racially profiled, wrongfully arrested, and murdered senselessly. So what is the church doing to stop racism and hatred? Preaching the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST. Mark 12:30-31 “And thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength; this is the first commandment. 31. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” By preaching the Gospel, which teaches love, we are addressing hatred and racism head-on, and before things occur. JESUS created the church and called it to a mighty work. He leads his ministers to bring messages that will address the issues the church and the world need to hear. We have to trust that GOD doesn’t miss a beat. We also have to trust that GOD is a GOD of justice and tell men, women, boys, and girls to ask GOD for justice. We have to cry out to GOD. That’s why prayer is so important. Romans 12:19 “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the LORD.” But pastors and ministers do more than preach and talk about hatred and racism. Number one they are praying to GOD because we can’t make people change only GOD can. We have to trust that GOD cares when black people are mistreated and he will bring justice, even if we do not see it. GOD will do what His Word says. But GOD is also moving and we will see those that kill innocent black men and women be punished by the justice system as well. Churches are not only teaching and preaching against racism and injustice. They have been trying to heal the ill feelings between the community and the police. In 2015, Fusion the young adult ministry at Victory World Church went out into the community to local police stations and showed them some love. They talked to the police and prayed with them. For both the police and young people it helped bridge that gap of ill feelings many were having. If any of the police officers were racist I am confident the love and respect shown towards them by the young people helped changed their racist views of African Americans. At the end of the day, I just encourage my brothers and sisters and the world whether or not it is covered on mainstream media GOD’s body the church is doing its job. Come on over to your local church and see for yourself.