Zero Toleration of Racism or Regionalism for God’s Family
This is my husband’s recent blog post. It’s one I feel should be read by all followers of Christ Jesus. Romans 12:4 says that “in Christ, we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” (NIV) We need to care about all of God’s created beings, but particularly those who form the body of Christ; He has one body, not many little bodies. We need to accept and learn to enjoy ethnic, racial and cultural differences of the various parts of the complete body of Christ.
“ . . . For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,”
–Ephesians 2:14 NIV
With the increase of immigrants–legal and illegal–into our nation, with the spread of Neo-Nazism, vigilantism, and the rise of separatist churches, the body of Christ needs to address racism. Not that there is anything wrong with having national borders. God himself established nations and borders.
“When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he divided mankind, he fixed the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.” (Deuteronomy 32:8, ESV)
But the discerning see Satan moving–in the upswing of Neo-Nazis and skinhead racist activities and in the south in black churches where white people are not welcome and in white churches where black believers are unwelcome. We see him at work spitting…
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