#7: How pastors can deal with conflicts
Tribal, ethnic and racial conflicts are essentially worldview issues. But we must realise that fatalistic beliefs such as found in Africa, racial superiority and relativism as found in Europe are all rooted in lies. Behind all these lies stands Satan, and they result in terrible and damaging consequences (see James 4:1-12).
How can a worldview be changed? Renew the mind, a metamorphosis (Romans 12:1-2) through the Word and the Spirit of God. This requires a daily intake and regular devotion to start to see things differently. We have to reaffirm the truths about nations in Scripture (Acts 17:26-31), all members of the human race, brothers and sisters in the image of God. And we all need God’s grace.
(Rev Isaac Maleke, student dean, Mukhanyo Theological College, KwaMhlanga, SA.)
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