Jesus Christ more powerful than the problems of the world
Published 8:30 am Tuesday, August 23, 2022
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Dear Rev. Graham: I believe that there is a God and that he makes himself a representative in each religion so that every culture can worship in their own way. But I wonder why he allows racism to grow in the hearts of people causing such hatred and disdain. There isn’t much in the Bible about racism. Does God turn a blind eye? — R.Q.
Dear R.Q.: There is one true God and His name is Jesus Christ. Nothing is done that His eye does not see. His message to the world is found in Scripture. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it” (John 1:1-5).
So God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus, to break through the darkness of man’s sin and by His grace and through His sacrifice, He brought salvation to the souls of men and women. But we must repent of our disobedience and receive this wonderful gift.
Jesus Christ is more powerful than the gigantic social problems that entangles the world. The race problem is not limited to any one city; it is a worldwide problem. Whenever two races or two nationalities or even two religious groups live together, there is friction and misunderstanding. This is because of sin.
God’s Word lays out the solution to the hatred that exists in the world. Christ has the answer to the social problems of the day. He answers them all in His resurrection power and glory, but man does not in himself have the capacity to love others until he has come to Christ.
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)