Jarvis Williams believes that the gospel of Christ speaks to our racial sins and prejudices today, and he shows through careful exegesis what the gospel has to say to our churches and our world. All of us who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are brothers and sisters. We are all descendants of Adam (Acts 17:26
; Rom 5:12–19
), and we have all sinned and fall short of what God requires (Rom 3:23
). We are all justified in the same way through faith in Jesus Christ (Rom 3:28–30
), and we are reconciled to God and one another through Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:14–18
). As Jarvis Williams shows, our fundamental task is not to become one, but to live out the oneness that has already been accomplished in Christ. We are
brothers and sisters because we belong to Jesus Christ. May we live out this glorious gospel! May the world know that we are Christians by our love for one another (John 13:34–35
)! Jarvis Williams’s book does not pretend to provide the answer to all the questions before us, but it provides a rock-solid foundation and starting point.