08: Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Repentance

We’re back after a two-week long hiatus to talk about a discussion that went on between pastor Thabiti Anyabwile and Dr. James White regarding racial reconciliation. You can catch up on the dialogue in the links below. But we wanted to take some time to parse out four key points that were brought up in the dialogue and apply Scripture to each point. First up we are tackling the question of forgiveness. What does it look like to forgive and is it the same thing as reconciliation? We then take a look at repentance and what that can look like practically in our lives. On the next episode, we will be tackling the final two issues: generational sin and unity in the body of Christ. 

Passage of the day: 
“Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:12-16, ESV).

Articles mentioned: 
We Await Repentance for Assassinating Dr. King by Thabiti Anyabwile

James White’s Twitter Response

Four Ways the New Testament Identifies Ethnicity in the Church by Thabiti Anyabwile

The Racialist Lens Disrupts True Christian Unity: A Response to Thabiti Anyabwile by James White

There Can Be No Reconciliation Where There Is No Truth-Telling First by Thabiti Anyabwile

How To Move From Forgiveness To Reconciliation by Steve Cornell 

Does The Bible Instruct Us To Forgive And Forget?

What Is Repentance and Is It Necessary For Salvation?

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