Set the Captives Free & Release the OppressedJanuary 17, 2021 / Luke 4:
- Genesis 1
- Acts 17
- Romans 3
- John 1
- Galatians 3
- 1 Timothy 5
- Colossians 3
- Ephesians 2
- 2 Peter 3
- Romans 10
How does discrimination work in your life?
The Bible and the American Declaration of Independence states that all people are created equal. How does that truth play out in your life?
How do you play favorites?
Describe the unity of heaven expressed on earth.
RESOLUTION AGAINST THE DISCRIMINATION OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS
HCC believes that:
- Discrimination against others based on race or ethnicity is a sin (1 Timothy 5:21).
- God has created all humans from the same blood and intentionally brought each into existence when and where he planned (Acts 17:26).
- Discrimination creates division and separates people (Romans 10:10-13).
- Discrimination causes unnecessary hurt and suffering. It prevents progress from happening (Galatians 3:26-29).
- All humans were created in the image of God and from the same human origins (Genesis 1:26-27).
- Everyone needs a saving relationship with God through Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23 & 2 Peter 3:9).
● Therefore, HCC firmly opposes any form of discrimination against racial and ethnic groups (Galatians 3:26-29).
● We recognize that all humans have implicit bias concerning an unlimited range of topics. This implicit bias can result in conscious and unconscious hurt. Therefore, in the spirit of Christian confessional prayer, we ask for forgiveness from God and others for past, present, conscious or unconscious discriminatory thoughts or actions towards any race or ethnicity (Psalm 139:23-24, 1 John 1:9).
● We value all individuals from all racial and ethnic groups and pray for those who have not surrendered to God (John 1:12).
● We rejoice in the diversity of earth and intentionally commit to connect, understand, and enjoy all racial and ethnic groups by enfranchising diverse leadership and inclusive programming (Colossians 3:11 & Ephesians 2:14-18).
*All Bible references are from the New Living Translation.