Patrick LeBlanc, a 1982 graduate of Grambling High Labatory School and 1986 grad of GSU, has written a book. The book, “On Earth as it is in Heaven,” was published based on the experiences and knowledge of LeBlanc.
“Every venue in our country whether legal or illegal has been desegregated with the exception being the local church.
“Why? Why has the church still remained the most segregated place in America?
“Unfortunately, throughout much of our history the Christian church has been as much a part of the problem of racism as any other social institution,” LeBlanc said.
“After experiencing small levels of racism growing up in Grambling, it is only because of God and His infinite grace that I have now become an advocate for multiracial ministry.
“I have learned if you have a problem with people of another race, you do not go to heaven. The Scriptures tell in Revelation 7:9, “I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes,” but nowhere does the Bible tells us we have to wait until we get to heaven to experience this type of worship.
Thus the title: On Earth as it is in Heaven,” said LeBlanc.
The book was published by Crossbook Publishing and can be purchase by visiting this website: http://www.crossbooks.com/Bookstore/BookStoreBookDetails.aspx?bookid=58677 or call (888) 519-5121 ext. 5519. The ISBN is 9781618072392.
“More than 40 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made this statement: “Eleven AM Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America.”
My question to you is “Why?” Every venue in our country whether legal or illegal has been desegregated except the church; it seems as though we can do everything together except worship the One that created us all.
The Bible tells us that there will be a time when all nations, tribes, people and tongues will be standing before the throne and before the Lamb.
What the Bible does not say is that we have to wait until we get to heaven to experience it. Thus the title: On Earth as it is in Heaven,” he explained.
LeBlanc has received degrees from the Dallas Baptist University in 2001 (Bachelor of Arts Degree in Christian Ministries and Physics) and in 2009 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Arts Degree in Christian Education).