Article By Rev. Roger Mills
President's Pen - January 2021
It Couldn't Be Clearer
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 KJV
In this environment we are living in, we must face a simple truth that some people do not want to know the truth. Why, because the truth sometimes hurts.
Jesus has commissioned His preachers to preach His infallible Word, not a word that tickles the ears, but a word that will set men and women free. And to that, we must embrace the central theme of the Bible: Love, Peace, Unity, and Justice.”
It is my opinion that the Evangelical realm doesn’t want to embrace these four words. While the majority of Black Christian have embraced these words with their whole heart and mind.
Now, these words found in the scriptures can stand on their own merit.
Love: And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 1 John 3:23 NIV; Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 1 John 4:20 NIV
Peace: For God is not a God of disorder but peace— as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people. 1 Corinthians 14: 33 NIV; Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness, no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 NIV
Unity: How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. Psalms 133:1 NIV; As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. (2) Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (3) Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3 NIV
Justice: “So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers, and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty. Malachi 3:5 NIV
God doesn’t see black or white, blue, or red states, He sees and loves all of us. The Words of Jesus couldn’t be clearer.