Pastor and broadcaster Erwin Lutzer claims that he sees "the Church submitting to the culture."
The answer, Lutzer says, is for Christians to lead the way.
"What people must understand is that we're living [in] a time when the conflict and the racial accusations that are being made are intentional, with no hope or desire of any reconciliation or mutual understanding," he said. "Jesus offers solutions. Christianity says we really don't have a skin problem; we have a sin problem. Churches need to lead the way in this."
He added that Christians must "speak the truth in love." (Ephesians 4:15)
"Ultimately, people are going to be won over by our love in our relationship [with them]," he said. "What we need to do is to be wise enough to try to deal with people's hearts rather than to solve all the issues that come up. Ultimately, it is the winning of the heart that oftentimes is the most necessary thing. And so, we need to listen to people. We have to find out where they are at and then we have to take it from there."
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