In Christ, and only in Christ, are all relationships healed. We must go to the One who is the fount of all blessing and find our healing in Him. We must firmly and decisively take our stand upon His Word.
As a pastor, I am for unity. It is part and parcel of the fabric of what it means to be a Christian. I am united to Christ by virtue of the Spirit of unity indwelling me. The Apostle Paul clearly enjoins every believer to be “eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bound of peace. There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope that belongs to your call – one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:3-6). What is more, Christ forged this unity in Himself. It is through Him that believers are one, that we have access in one Spirit to the Father and are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. Therefore, I cannot support an organization or movement that goes against these things.
In the wake of recent events I decided, like many others, to read about Black Lives Matter. So, I went to the source. I went to their about page and read under the tab “What we Believe.” There I found that they too want to “intentionally build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting.” What is more, they “love and desire freedom and justice” and they “work vigorously” to that end. These are admirable and even Biblical themes. For example, Jeremiah 9:24 says, “I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice and righteousness in the earth.”