After the tragic shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on June 17, 2015, Dr. Albert Mohler wrote an article titled “The Heresy of Racial Superiority—Confronting the Past, and Confronting the Truth.” Since then, racial tensions in these United States have continued to escalate, and amid the cacophony of voices, Dr. Mohler’s words continue to provide us with a bold and clear statement on the heresy of racial superiority. We stand with Dr. Mohler, a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow, as he argues that any teaching, movement, or policy position that promotes racial superiority is antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We celebrate our Savior who saves sinners from every nation, tribe, and tongue (Rev. 5:9; 7:9–10).
I would argue that racial superiority in any form, and white superiority as the central issue of our concern, is a heresy. The separation of human beings into ranks of superiority and inferiority differentiated by skin color is a direct assault upon the doctrine of Creation and an insult to the imago Dei—the image of God in which every human being is made. Racial superiority is also directly subversive of the gospel of Christ, effectively reducing the power of his substitutionary atonement and undermining the faithful preaching of the gospel to all persons and to all nations.
Read the full post from Dr. Mohler here.