Bible prophecy foretold that a demon-possessed Christianity would generate massive wealth for the nations by making merchandise of humans and thereby bring upon itself violent retribution. Jesus is the original non-violent protester. His death on the cross conquered the violence of both the oppressor and the oppressed.
Justice Deferred is Violence Invited
June 27, 2020 • Ty Gibson
My Love-hate Relationship with the Fourth of July
July 4, 2020 • Ty Gibson
On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglas, escaped slave and abolitionist, asked an audience of freedom-loving white Americans, “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” The history that followed answered the question. It is an answer that requires sober reflection and has profound implications for our understanding of the gospel. Israel’s liberation from slavery is the Old Testament story from which the New Testament idea of salvation is derived. From the crucible of black slavery in America, “liberation theology” emerged.