Alex’ view – Racism is a sin
Hello my brothers and sisters,
I ask God for blessing us today as and will continue do this as He always does! Today I got it on my heart to touch on the subject on racism. As I am a Christian I will follow Gods guidance in everything so also this subject.
This subject is one that we are faced with more and more. In the general way, because how much closer we come to the end time, the more people show intolerance towards one another. And that tolerance more often or not is associated with racism. But we are also faced with this subject because my wife and I are an interracial couple (I am a Dutch guy and she is a beautiful Ghanaian woman). Not everyone agrees with our choice and sometimes you see the surprised looks and sometimes also angry looks (or even angry comments). But also I see how for example the African and Afro-American woman are being faced with racism just because of the fact that they are dark and female.
I pray to God that people will stop being racist and intolerant towards each other. Even when we don’t agree with the choice of someone else (e.g. homosexuality is a sin, but that does not justify us to be hateful and racist towards them. Homosexuality is not more a sin then other sins (with the exception of insulting the Holy Spirit). God will judge us on our sin (all our sins!) so we don’t need to do that. But to come back on the subject. Racism is wrong and God makes it very clear in the Bible that He does not allow it and considers it a sin!
In the Bible I found some verses that touch this subject.
Romans 10:12 (NIV)
In This verse God lets us know that He sees no difference between people. He makes it known very clearly that he is the Lord of all of us, so he doesn’t exclude nobody! He only wants us to call on Him so he can richly bless us!
1 John 2:9 (NIV)
As Christians God will not accept us to be racist or judgmental to others based on race (or even sexual preference) and makes it know that although we might think we are in the light, as long as we hate our brother then we will still be in the darkness. So racism is a sin and it is a sin that can cost you entering heaven! Stop hating others just because they have another skin color!
John 13:34 (NIV)
This is a very beautiful verse as it shows that we need to love others as we are loved by God! He even asks us to love other the same way. Again, God makes no distinction of any kind. So we cannot choose who we will love as ourselve!
And I want to close this “Alex’ view” with the following verse
Genesis 1:27 (NIV)
God made us all in His own image! This verse is in the beginning of the Bible and God makes very clear that everybody is created to His image. If we sin by being racist then we are actually attacking God and calling His word to be incorrect. And God never makes mistake!
To be clear homosexuality is a sin according to the Bible so God did not create people as gays. That is a lie of the devil! The devil wants us to believe that people are born that way, but God is not gay and cannot have created homosexuals, because that is not a creation in His image! But when we are begin racist to someone that is gay, then we are also sinning. Let God deal with everybody and their own sins!
There are lots more verses about this subject and I hope that you will all go deeper into this subject with God!
God bless you all!!