(ChurchLeaders) Is responsibility for sin individual or is it corporate? It’s both, argues pastor and author Timothy Keller in his article, “Justice in the Bible.” This means, therefore, that we must address racism as an individual and a systemic problem.
“Corporate responsibility is at the very heart of the Bible and the gospel,” writes Keller, while noting that corporate and individual responsibility are not mutually exclusive. “The reality of corporate sin does not ‘swallow up’ individual moral responsibility, nor does individual responsibility disprove the reality of corporate evil and responsibility. There is corporate responsibility, but in the end we are held responsible for the sins we personally commit.”