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The Rev. Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas recently delivered a sermon on race in which he said that the cross of Christ is what unites Christians of all races.
The Christian Examiner reports that Evans’s sermon quickly became popular and was shared over social media. In it, Evans, a black pastor of a predominantly black church, stated that the issue of racism could have been solved years ago if preachers would preach biblical truth from the pulpit.
“If you have mist in the the pulpit, you’ve got a fog in the pew…” said Evans in the sermon. “If our pulpits were right we would have solved this problem of racism a long time ago. Slavery would have been solved, Jim Crow would have been solved, segregation–all of this would have been solved.”
Evans went on to stress that in God’s Kingdom, every life matters.
This includes people of all races and colors, and also includes the unborn.
“God has a kingdom. It’s made up of citizens … some black, some white, some red, yellow, Spanish backgrounds. His intention was never that their individual uniqueness would cause them to lose sight of the flag flying over them.
For example, the life of the unborn matters. And so there is this emphasis on injustice in the womb. But that injustice in the womb must be under the umbrella that all life matters.
Black lives matter, as a subset of all lives matter. So any injustices to a particular group must be addressed specific to that group but under the banner that all life is created in the image of God,” Evans continued.