Posts Tagged ‘racism’

Nothing in this world (concerning the human race) is ever just physiological or psychological. At the core of every issue is a spiritual reality. And that is why merely physical and psychological and educational and political methods will never be enough to deliver humanity from its many problems.

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood…” (Ephesians 6:12)

“‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” (Zechariah 4:6)


“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.”
(James 1:19-20)

Now is a time when we should be unplugging from noise and tumult and knee-jerk reactions. Now is a time to be listening to the Spirit.  That, I believe, is the way of peace and revelation and true objectivity in this season.

From Heaven’s view, it has never been about Black vs White. It has always been about Light vs Darkness. Light reaches out across racial, cultural and economic distinctions, and Darkness uses these things to build walls. Light seeks justice, and Darkness seeks revenge. Light speaks hope and Darkness speaks despair.

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (The Apostle Paul)

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” (Reverend Martin Luther King)

The lens we must ALWAYS and ONLY look through to see other people is the lens of Jesus Christ.  But when we decide to avoid or reject people who don’t act or look like us, we are denying the transforming power of the Blood of Jesus — as well as the New Creation that all true Christians have become.  And this is a challenge to people of ALL ethnicities, colors and cultures.

When you give more weight to a person’s arguments because they look like you (White, Black, Hispanic, Asian or whatever), you have denied the power of the Gospel and cast aside the lens and wisdom of Christ. When you decide that a person is a criminal or is guilty or innocent of a crime merely because of that person’s color or ethnicity, or because they have hurt someone of your own color or ethnicity, you deny the power of the Gospel.

Because the only true and lasting distinction among people is their ETERNAL DESTINY AND NATURE – and in light of eternity, all other distinctions will be forever erased:

“You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
And have made us kings and priests to our God;
(Revelation 5:9-10)