This is way the church should be. Jesus Christ tore down the racial dividing walls when he died on the cross for all peoples. Many churches don’t get this. I’m glad St. Paul Baptist Church @ Shively Heights does. Some will make much of the fact that the merger of a predominantly black church with a predominantly white church in Louisville, KY was partially motivated by economics (both churches could no longer sustain themselves on their own), but I think more significant is the friendship that existed between the pastors and the clear vision they have for how Jesus Christ is Lord over all people regardless of race.
Followers of Christ still have a ways to go in truly portraying the peace that Jesus Christ gives between peoples of all races, but I thank God for each step towards greater holiness.
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