A Christian racist is…

Posted: January 16, 2012 in Holidays, Me and people, Politics, The Bible, The Church

A Christian racist is….… an oxymoron.

It’s like the ‘living dead’; awful and scary.
It’s like ‘bitter sweet’; something wonderfully good mixed with something terrible wrong.
It’s like ‘friendly fire’; it happens (and has happened many times), but it goes against the very essence of core values.

Why? I would suggest that God never in history has made a differentiation of races like we do. When we talk about races, we mention labels like Whites, Blacks, Asians and Hispanics. I would suggest God is concerned with only one race: The Human Race. I would even challenge anyone to proof this otherwise.

Even though through the scriptures we see God treating different groups of people in different ways, (a) He is God and you are not, and (b) these classifications were not made based on racial features as we know it today (inherent physiological differences like hair or skin color or genetic coding) but based on their family, tribe or nation affiliation In terms of their relationship with God. This very reason for ‘segregation’ is clearly resolved, clarified and well defined for us today in modern history times by The Holy Spirit through the apostle Paul:

 “As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” Romans 10:11:13

God loved us all and died for our sins –no matter what color we are. He brought us all together –who believed in Jesus’ work at the Cross, as one family equally sinful, equally saved by Grace.

In the Bible there are several references to problems in which people with different racial backgrounds were involved. In each case the instruction is clear that God made no distinction between races regarding salvation or blessing. (Numbers 12:1-16, Acts 13:1). When God spoke of groups of people it was always in the context of their nationality and not their race.

I wonder how accurate would it be to guess that before Dr. King’s dream, God may have had a dream too; that all people would treat each other not based on the color of their skin but –on their actions may be? Their character perhaps? That one day all creation and nations would not be judged by God The Father by the color of their skin, or their full sin, but by the work of His son Jesus on the Cross.

God is colorblind, and if we want to love Him, please Him and follow Him, so should we.

In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King’s courageous and inspiring life.

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