Dr. A.R. Bernard
A.R. Bernard explores the biblical perspective on race, ethnicity, and reconciliation, emphasizing God’s love transcending human divisions and the interdependence of individuals and nations in contributing to a unified humanity. He highlights the practical application of reconciliation, urging understanding, empathy, and a passion for equity and justice in society, ultimately reflecting the ministry of Jesus Christ and the hope of unity.
What You’ll Learn
- God’s intention for society
- Understand God’s persepctive
- Reach beyong racial, ethnic, and denominational lines
This session explores the biblical perspective on race, ethnicity, and reconciliation, emphasizing God’s love transcending human divisions. A.R. Bernard highlights the trichotomy of man’s stewardship roles and the interdependence of individuals and nations in contributing to human society.
2. Origins and Destiny
A.R. Bernard explores the concept of reconciliation, highlighting that everything needed for human society was placed in seed form in Adam, intended for an interdependent and unified humanity. This session discusses the importance of recognizing God-given contributions in individuals and nations, leading to a resolution of the identity crisis and a vision of unity through God’s purpose.
3. Fear: The Strategy of the Enemy
This session discusses the theme of reconciliation and highlights the power of fear, perpetuated by the devil, in maintaining divisions in human society. A.R. Bernard emphasizes the importance of gaining understanding and God’s perspective to overcome fear, achieve unity, and experience reconciliation with God and fellow human beings.
4. Living a Reconciled Life
This session emphasizes the practical application of reconciliation, urging individuals to identify with and understand the pain of others, opening prison doors of anger, hatred, and prejudice. A.R. Bernard highlights the social effect of the Gospel, calling for a passion for equity and justice in human society as part of the ministry of Jesus Christ and the hope of glory.
1 hr 42 min
Recorded: August 25–26, 1998
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About the Instructor
Dr. A.R. Bernard
Dr. Alphonso R. Bernard, Sr. is the pastor of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York, with a weekly attendance of over 37,000. Prior to becoming a born-again Christian, Bernard was a part of the Muslim American movement. He is a bestselling author and is the host of two weekly television programs and a radio broadcast.