SUMMARY: Author, minister and civil rights activist Dr. John Perkins says that the church has fundamentally got it wrong and that we must repent of our sins – pride, greed – and that our only hope is in Jesus and a multi ethnic church. Audio volume is a little lower than normal, so make sure to turn it up.
KEY QUOTE: “We have messed it up at the very base level. “I am going to start me up this morning at a white church.” “I am going to start me a black church.” “I am going to start me a Chinese church.” That minimizes the gospel! That’s what’s the gospel is supposed to do! And we have circumvented that with our own selfish desire and our own ambition. We have a crime scene here folks – we have sinned deeply.”
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