Nationalism, racism, and what it means to follow Jesus

God created all people in his image, with dignity and equality, to worship Him and cultivate His creation. Sin distorted that design, in part, by driving barriers of racial prejudice between people. When Jesus died on the cross, he broke down those dividing walls of hostility, enabling people to come together as part of a new family in Christ. Part of walking in that new family is speaking out and working against racial prejudice in all its forms, and weeping with those who are hurt by it.