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July 28, 2012

Sin-created walls – Ray Ortlund

Filed under: Uncategorized — dannywahlquist @ 6:57 pm

“. . . he has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.”  Ephesians 2:14

Many invisible but powerful dividing walls of hostility stand firm, or seemingly so.  We look at our social environments and sometimes we think, “Nothing is ever going to change around here.  We’ve always been like this.  Always will be.”  But our sin-created walls are not as formidable as they appear.  The gospel is designed to destroy such barriers through the finished work of Christ on the cross.  Our part is simply the courage to pick up the gospel hammer and have a go.

In 1957 Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr. stood together at the New York evangelistic campaign.  When they did that, the dividing wall of racial hostility suffered a hammer blow.  From that moment on, no one could ever say, “But you can’t take that risk,” because those men did.  It cracked the wall and created a door.  Each man paid a personal price for that, I expect.  But today we admire what they did.

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