A commenter on my post “Other sheep have I?” noted, correctly, that it’s not a good thing to call people names. And that we should, rather, refute any false gospel. He’s right, to a point. It is most important to cite what we believe, and ground it in Scripture.
But we must also not shy from calling someone what he demonstrably is. It’s called “know thy enemy.” Jeremiah Wright, because he is a wolf among the sheep, preaching in the name of some “black Jesus,” is an enemy of the true Gospel of total inclusion.
Jesus did not make his ministry “black” or “white” or any color. He made a decision for all, and opened his arms to all. Even the despised Samaritans, a lesson in charity for all time. A lesson which ethnocentric preachers like Wright have turned their backs to.
Racists, like Wright, build walls between groups. Jesus, by his very being, tears those wall down, and invites all to join his flock. Wright and others like him would have us believe there are inherent, God-given differences between us in the eyes of the Son of God.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Brothers and sisters, it is blasphemy to divide the flock on the basis of externals like skin color. We have differences on the outside. On the inside, we are all one in Christ Jesus.