Mission Lab

On the El Paso shootings

August 6th, 2019 / By: Jim Richards | Executive Director / comments

We grieve the tragic killings that took place in El Paso on Saturday, and we also grieve the pervasive evil that motivates such actions.

Racism, however it is expressed, is a blasphemy against the one true God whose image all women and men bear. The idea that one race is inherently superior to another, whether it is called white supremacy or some other label, is unbiblical. The Apostle Peter discovered at the house of Cornelius, as described in Acts 10, that God is no respecter of persons.

 Pastors of Southern Baptists of Texas Convention affiliated churches in the El Paso area are reaching out to their neighbors in the aftermath of this tragedy. The SBTC staff is mobilized to help those churches share the love and comfort of Christ.