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Let Justice Roll Down Paperback – April 27, 2012
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- Publisher : Baker Books (April 27, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0801018153
- ISBN-13 : 978-0801018152
- Item Weight : 11.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.51 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #133,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #723 in Christian Family & Relationships
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"People always ask me how I overcame racism and bigotry. At least the process in my life that has helped me to overcome it has been the people and the quality of my Christian friends who have embraced me and loved me. People remove racism. Good overcomes evil. In my deepest time of pain and sorrow and conflict, God has always brought somebody into my life who has loved me and embraced me at the time when it would have felt better to hate."
"Revolution—spiritual revolution, not reform or welfare—is the only solution to spiritual bankruptcy. And that is why the gospel of Jesus Christ, with its power to transform people by the renewing of their minds (see Rom. 12:2) is of primary importance to the black community."
"I want all people to come to know Jesus Christ. Nothing I do takes the place of that. But I wonder if, maybe, someone in the Billy Graham organization or some other evangelical organization had discovered the polio vaccine, would they have given it only to the Christians, or to everybody? I bet they would probably have given it to everybody. But why is it then that some Christians get all hot under the collar when an organization like ours gets out and helps the whole community?"
"One of the greatest tragedies of the civil rights movement is that evangelicals surrendered their leadership in the movement by default to those with either a bankrupt theology or no theology at all, simply because the vast majority of Bible-believing Christians ignored a great and crucial opportunity in history for genuine ethical action. The evangelical church—whose basic theology is the same as mine—had not gone on to preach the whole gospel."
I think few whites (myself included) really understand or attempt to grasp the inhumane nature of post-civil war American racism. The truth is that the majority culture is generally blind to what it really means to live as a minority in any culture, let alone as a minority towards whom the majority has maliciously persecuted. The tentacles of which malice have formed intentionally or not the very system of "blind justice" which many times continues to entrench the divide between the two for decades more.
All of this and also the underlying belief that true unity and reconciliation are bound up in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That God's love is the final slayer of the sin of racism among any people.
This is a great read.