Only the church has the anointing to operate as a unified body in Christ; rules can’t change the human heart, but the gospel can. In this episode of The Pinnacle Leaders Podcast, Christian Life School of Theology Global (CLSTG) faculty member, Dr. Melvin Johnson, teaches from his course “Overcoming Racism with the Gospel.” Learn how you can become a powerful instrument in God’s service to bring about racial reconciliation and healing.
Dr. Melvin Johnson is a Christian Life School of Theology Global faculty member and Pastor of Heart of Christ Community Church in Brazoria, Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in religious education, master’s degree in Christian counseling, and doctorate in theology. His professional background includes pastoring, church planting and public speaking. He has also authored many Christian articles and books including Junk Food in the Body of Christ, From Heaven to You, and Overcoming Racism with the Gospel.
When we can understand human behavior, we’ll be more successful at finding solutions to racial friction in America. Dr. Johnson breaks down what is known as the race cult mindset and how it impacts the individual. Cultic systems seek to control those within their sphere of influence, and we see this mentality manifested in our country’s racial divide. Dissenting blacks who do not follow the status quo of their predominantly white society are subject to name calling and denigration. The race cult mindset asserts that Black America must be controlled at all costs.
The body of Christ must understand that this is not about politics. Socialistic dependency will always require victims, but as God’s people we are called to stand against injustice and be a light in the darkness. Our driving mission must be to save those who are lost and point them toward deliverance through Jesus.
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