Expressions like racist, anti-racist, white privilege and white supremacist are common vocabulary in the world today, especially in the United States. Some researchers, including Shelby Steele, believe that these expressions are associated with white guilt, which is a full blog in itself.
In my opinion, accusing another person, or an entire race of people, of being a racist is the most dangerous accusation that could be made. Racism has been the cause of World Wars and devastation across nations. It’s an incredibly dangerous term.
While I have strong thoughts and feelings about the words mentioned in my first sentence, today I wanted to share an impactful message that was the focus of last week’s sermon at Gateway Church.
Use THESE LINKS to watch the service and learn what the Bible has to say about:
Ethnicity (John 4:9-10)
Gender (Galatians 3:28)
Age (Timothy 4:12. 5:1-2)
Appearance (1 Samuel 16:6-7, 2 Corinthians 5:16, Isaiah 53:1-5)
I often remind myself that God loves everyone and that no one is exempt from His Forgiveness. The opening story before “According to the Flesh” is the most powerful I’ve heard surrounding this topic. It was a moment that hit home reminding me to pray for my enemies and the people who I am convinced are evil and want to strip us of the freedoms our soldiers fight for and the freedoms for which our veterans have sacrificed their lives.
Freedom isn’t free…..
Except for the freedom given to us through Jesus Christ who paid our debt in full.
Click HERE to watch the short story on forgiveness. It will blow your mind.
May God bless and protect our country and everyone reading.