.] I am a public defender in a large southern metropolitan area.Fewer than ten percent of the people in the area I serve are black but over 90 percent of my clients are black.
The days were short, the weather cold, the leaves fallen, the crops idle—a perfect time for superstitious people to schedule a hopeful rally for the return of summer.
As a young lawyer, I believed the official story that blacks are law abiding, intelligent, family-oriented people, but are so poor they must turn to crime to survive. Television news intentionally leaves out unflattering facts about the accused, and sometimes omits names that are obviously black.
All this rocked my liberal, tolerant beliefs, but it took me years to set aside my illusions and accept the reality of what I see every day.
Acting in faith on whatever spiritual knowledge one has is sufficient to be saved, according to the inclusivist.
In contrast to both of these doctrines, the saving faith described in these four passages was intentionally and explicitly directed at Jesus.