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#4 LOVE IS NOT RACIST

Whereas racism is fueled by

earthly ignorance and hate, the

Christian is lled with the fruit of

Heaven’s Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

erefore, “Let love be without

hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil.

Cling to what is good. Be kindly

a ectionate to one another with

brotherly love, in honor giving

preference to one another…. If it

is possible, as much as depends on

you, live peaceably with all men”

(Romans 12:9-10,18).

No Christian can be a racist,

and any racist who claims to be a

Christian is, in truth, a liar. As the

apostle John explained, “If some-

one says, ‘I love God,’ and hates

his brother, he is a liar; for he who

does not love his brother whom

he has seen, how can he love God

whom he has not seen? And this

commandment we have from Him:

that he who loves God must love

his brother also” (1 John 4:20-21).

#5 JESUS IS EVERYONE’S

SAVIOR

God did not enact a plan of

salvation to save one particular

color of people or one particular

ethnic group. Jesus is the answer to

the whole world’s sin problem; He

is “the Savior of the world” (1 John

4:14). “For God so loved

the world

that He gave His only begotten

Son, that

whoever

believes in Him

should not perish but have ever-

lasting life” (John 3:16). In Christ,

“there is neither Jew nor Greek,

there is neither slave nor free, there

is neither male nor female; for you

are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gala-

tians 3:29). “Repentance and re-

mission of sins should be preached

in His name to

all nations

” (Luke

24:47)—to people of all colors, in

all cultures, in whatever countries.

CONCLUSION

Jesus once taught the hypocrites

of His day, saying, “Do not judge

according to appearance, but judge

with righteous judgment” (John

7:24). May God help us to see as He

sees: “for man looks at the outward

appearance, but the Lord looks at

the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). What

a better world this would be if

everyone realized the foolishness of

judging a book by its cover.

Racism

really is ridiculous

.

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