In response to the racial hatred and the political strife in our nation I would like to remind you where we stand as a church family and community.
We live for Jesus, He came for all people, died for all people and today reaches for all people to be saved. Therefore we reach out to every person, every color, every nationality to be a part of our church family.
Jesus told us that satan would come to steal, kill and destroy. The Apostle Paul reminds us that we do not war against other people but against principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness in the spirit realm. No person or group of people is our enemy – the devil is.
That said, there are people who give themselves over to demonic spirits and they become a voice and action of evil. Hatred, prejudice, violence and destruction is of the devil and those who do those things are instruments of satan. There is nothing Godly in their message or their actions.
We denounce the idea of white supremacy and believe it is inherently evil. We know that we are all equal and adamantly oppose the belief that any group is superior to another. We stand with our African American family who have been subjected to this idea for hundreds of years. Whether it is religious motivation in the middle east, tribal motivations in Africa or economic motivation through sex trafficking it is all from the same spirit, the spirit of the world, the spirit of anti-christ.
We choose to actively be a part of bringing change to our world. We love all people and pray for their salvation. We want our church to be full of all people in reality not just in theology. We are committed to being a house of prayer and diversity. We are tearing down the walls of racial and gender prejudice, subtle and overt.
We will do all we can to prayerfully stand against racism every time it rises up in our community.
Loving God and loving people is our highest calling in life. This is our great commandment.