This morning, as our nation has awakened to the news of the intentional murders of 5 police officers in Dallas we must again remind ourselves that the root cause of violence is not the poverty, the division in race or any other device of man. The root of violence is the fallen state of mankind.
Though the First Baptist Church will mourn the events of last night and pray for the victims, it will not change its course to preach a message any different than the historic message of the cross of Jesus Christ. The only thing that will change the course of our nation is for men and women whose lives are changed by Christ to rise up and share that message.
As hopeless as things may seem to be there is hope. CHRIST CHANGES LIVES! That has been, is, and will continue to be the message of this church.