The Gospel Transcends Race: Russell Moore Says it Well.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (ESV)
While I get weary at the accusations of racism that have become a tool of the left to take the focus off of the truth, I was absolutely appalled when I saw the story of the pastor that moved the wedding of a black couple because of opposition by a few church members on account of race. While unity is certainly important, unity that sacrifices the truth of the Gospel isn’t unity, it’s cowardice. Russell Moore of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary addresses this subject in his blog, Race and the Gospel in Mississippi:
As a Mississippian and as a Baptist Christian, I cringed the other day when I heard that the First Baptist Church in Crystal Springs had moved a couple’s wedding ceremony to another venue, to keep a controversy from erupting in the church. The controversy was that the couple is black. My first thought was the scandal this brought to my state. But, more importantly, the issue is the gospel itself. (read the entire post here)