Roughly eight in ten African Americans self-identify as Christians (Pew Research Center). Seventy-nine percent of African Americans believe in the one true, living God who sent Jesus Christ to die for all people, not just some people (John 3:16). Those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior have been forgiven of their sins and reconciled to God, the Creator of the heavens, earth, and all of mankind. We have been grafted into God’s family. We are His children, and He is our Father.