“This strange time of exile, this strange time of spiritual exhaustion, this strange time in which the soul of our nation hangs in the balance,” he added.
The church’s providers had been delivered with out an in-person viewers and posted on-line due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Warnock targeted his sermon on the ebook of Isaiah, which facilities on the Babylonian exile. He particularly cited chapter 40, wherein the prophet proclaims consolation to those that had been exiled.
He quoted a verse, saying “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.”
He went on to say, “In God’s vision for the land, not only is there equity, not only is there integrity, not only is there possibility in God’s vision for the land, there is inclusivity. In God’s economy, there’s a place for everybody — red, yellow, Brown, Black and White.”
Warnock defined that poor Black and Brown individuals are typically “crushed in the machinery of systems that don’t care about them.”
“Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers destroyed billions of dollars of household wealth through mortgage fraud, and almost sent the entire American economy over the cliff,” Warnock stated. “George Floyd died, Eric Garner died and not one banker went to jail. Crooked places.”
“Presumably, The Temple was singled out by a racist and anti-Semitic group or individual bent on silencing our joint Temple-Ebenezer Baptist Church MLK Jr. Shabbat,” Kent Alexander, president of The Temple, wrote in a letter despatched Saturday to the congregation.