MBCLA Statement on Racial Injustice 洛杉磯國語浸信會種族不公聲明

We, the Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles, recognize that every person is created in the image of God with equal dignity and worth. This biblical truth informs our disposition toward others, guides our interactions, and galvanizes us to pursue a more just society.

Therefore,

We condemn racism, which values some groups over other groups. This is incompatible with Scripture and unwelcome at MBCLA.

We acknowledge that racism exists in society today. We further acknowledge that it exists in the church, since all men and women are fallen by nature.

We recognize racism within social institutions and structures, since sinful men and women lead and shape these systems. Christians are called to address and foster change in these systems from a biblical perspective.

We oppose racism in all its forms. In this way, we follow Jesus’ example of loving and protecting the devalued, outcast, and oppressed.

We firmly hold that racism is a spiritual problem. While social reforms address the effects of racism, only a spiritual solution provides true reconciliation and lasting peace. Salvation and victory over sin are found only in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We continue to value grace, mercy, and forgiveness as we promote diversity and inclusivity. God created a diverse world and brings all people groups to Himself. We join God in His mission, practicing the values that God commends.

We also stand in agreement with this statement from denominational leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention and offer this document as a more thorough and biblical explanation of our position.

洛杉磯國語浸信會種族不公聲明 (國語)

洛杉磯國語浸信會種族不公聲明 (粵語)

洛杉磯國語浸信會承認人人都是照著神的形象被造,每人都被賦予同等尊嚴與價值。此聖經真理主導我們對人的態度,指教我們與人相處的方式,並敦促我們致力追求一個更公正平等的社會。

因此,

我們譴責將任何一族群看為高於另一族群的種族歧視。洛杉磯國語浸信會拒絕接受種族歧視,因為它不合乎聖經真理。

我們承認種族歧視仍然存在現今的社會裏。我們更進一步地承認,因為人墮落的天性,即使在神的教會裡也存在著種族歧視的問題。

我們知道因為以人的罪性所主導建立的社會制度和體系,種族歧視存在於社會架構中。基督徒蒙召從聖經的角度面對並改善這些制度。

我們反對任何形式的種族歧視。在此準則下,我們遵循主耶穌基督的榜樣,愛護並保護所有被歧視者,社會邊緣者及被奴役者。

我們堅信種族歧視是一屬靈問題。社會改良誠然可針對種族歧視的後果加以改善,然而只有藉著屬靈的方式,才能帶給社會真正的和好,和諧和持久的平安。唯有在耶穌基督的福音裏才能得到真正的救贖和戰勝罪的轄制。

在我們推廣多元化和包容性的同時,我們持續高舉神所教導我們的恩惠,恩慈和寬恕。神所創造的是一個多元化的世界,他要將各種人種都歸回到他面前。我們參與神的聖工,將他的命令在我們的`生活中活現出來。

我們也贊同由美南浸信會眾牧者領袖對種族不公所發佈的聲明,並附上本教會就此問題所書更深入,並以聖經為本的聲明文件