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God Alone Is Supreme - Charlottesville, Racism, & The Gospel

Posted by Doug Sachtleben on

This past Sunday, prior to the sermon, I took a few moments to denounce the racism and violence that happened in Charlottesville on Saturday.

I think one of the pieces of our response, as believers in Jesus Christ, should be this: The very notion of white supremacy is not only appalling for what it implies about every person who is not white but is an evil affront to the only One who has any claims to actual supremacy. God alone is supreme.

A week ago we looked briefly at Colossians 1, where we read that Jesus Christ is before all things and holds all things together, and has preeminence over all. And yet, Philippians 2 says that He did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Supreme God came in flesh to give Himself on the cross to save sinners; sinners that He created in the image of Himself, it says in Genesis 1. God created man in His image, all of us, “from every nation, from all the tribes and peoples and languages,” (Rev. 7:9) and we are all sinners in need of the grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

It is ultimately only the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ that offers true reconciliation with God and with our fellow man.
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Pastor Doug