John Piper Calls Racism a Human Issue, Not a ‘North-South Kind of Thing’

(PHOTO: FACEBOOK/DESIRING GOD) Christian minister John Piper is seen in this photo shared publicly in 2012 by his Desiring God ministry on Facebook.
(PHOTO: FACEBOOK/DESIRING GOD)
Christian minister John Piper is seen in this photo shared publicly in 2012 by his Desiring God ministry on Facebook.

Notable preacher and retired pastor John Piper has recently stated that racism is a “human issue” and cannot be merely divided into a “North-South kind of thing.”

The chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary recently preached to the congregation of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

In a sermon titled “The Plundering of Your Property and the Power of Hope”, Piper spoke about the suffering Christians endure for their beliefs and practices.

Among the examples Piper discussed, one of them was the issue of “ethnic harmony” in the United States and abroad.

“Over and over again the inequalities crop up. Don’t think this is a North-South kind of thing. It is a human issue,” said Piper to those gathered.

“And then don’t think America, think tribal animosities that take out millions around the world, right? Ethnic hostilities, almost all hostilities in the world are ethnic hostilities.”

A native of the South, Piper added that he still sees racial issues even in his current residence north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

“I don’t live in Greenville anymore. I live in Minneapolis. Race is the biggest issue in Minneapolis,” continued Piper.

“I don’t care how many wonderful laws have been changed in the last 50 years. There are people saying snide, dirty, low down, demeaning things behind others’ backs at the place where you work to this very day.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Michael Gryboski

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