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All Are One In Christ: Racial Reconciliation and the Kingdom of God

Feb 2, 2014

NOTE: The 2015 ERLC Leadership Summit will address "The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation" to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families, and their churches. This event will be held in Nashville on March 26-27, 2015. To learn more go here.

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Big Picture: In Ephesians 2:11-22, Paul shows that racial reconciliation reflects how we are new creations in Christ who experience the unity of peace as those who are now part of the household of God.

Point 1: Racial reconciliation reflects how earthly divisions are torn down for those who are in Christ (2:11-15)

Point 2: Racial reconciliation reflects that unity comes through peace with God (2:16-18)

Point 3: Racial reconciliation reflects that we are part of the household of God (2:19-22)

Conclusion: The Kingdom of God is not recognizable by race or ethnicity. It is recognizable only by those who claim the cross of Christ. Because God does not look at ethnicity or race as a factor for who is “in Christ,” neither should we.

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Phillip Bethancourt

Phillip Bethancourt is Executive Vice President of the ERLC. He leads the ERLC team to develop innovative strategies to equip churches to address the key moral and ethical issues of the day. He completed an MDiv and PhD in Systematic Theology at Southern... Read More

Andrew T. Walker

Andrew T. Walker is the Director of Research and Senior Fellow in Christian Ethics at the ERLC. In his role, he researches, speaks, and writes about the intersection of Christian ethics, public policy, and the church’s social witness. He also... Read More