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Alex’ view – Child protection services

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I have decided to write my view on the child protection services, because these kind of organisations should protect children, but they rarely do.

In the Netherlands they are called “Raad voor de Kinderbescherming”, Bureau Jeugdzorg, Salvation Armies Jeugdzorg and more of such organisations. These organisations should be there to protect children, but over the years I have come to understand that these organisations really don’t care about children, nor their families.

Don’t get me wrong in the purest form I think it is important for any society to have such an organisation to protect the children in the most terrible of situations. But I feel that these organisations should be very reluctant to be involved and take actions. They don’t seem to understand that their actions often have the worst of consequences. For example see the following Youtube-movie:

Youtube

But also I have come across more stories on how these kind of organisations really abuse their position and really wreck families, where there is actually nothing going wrong. But because they see themselves as saviors or something like that, they think they have to come and rescue everyone. They can just rip children from their parents and making it very hard for the parents to get to see their children. Parents that prove over and over again that the lies from the child protection services are lies, have to see how these child protection services know that they are wrong, but they still continue their foul actions. Because imagine that you should just admit your fault. No, they rather pursue a witch hunt against these innocent parents. And the judges are also not any better, because they will follow the child protection services most of the time. I really pray that God really bring change in this kind of injustice and removes the incompetent people at the child protection services and replace them with skilled people that won’t immediately take unneeded actions.

Also, it seems that they also have a tendency to treat non-white people differently than others. I am not saying that they will always treat white people better, but I have seen enough examples where racism really played a factor in the choices of the child protection services.

I really urge a change in child protection services. First of all they need to be continually monitored by an organisation that can really hold them accountable for all their actions. But also I pray that they stop to wreck families and really take their time to analyze everything before taking any actions.

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Daily Devotional for 30 November 2017 – Galatians 3:28

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Daily Devotional for 30 November 2017 – Galatians 3:28

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Galatians 3:28 (NIV):

28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

We tend to make difference between groups of people, based on e.g. race and religion. However in the verse above God makes it very clear that He does not make any difference between us. To God we are all one in Christ Jesus. If you think you can be both a Christian and a racist … You are wrong! God hates it when we make difference between groups. Don’t think that God thinks you are better or worse than others based on e.g. race. Certainly in a time in which especially racism seems to become more and more part of life. It is not based on the Bible, but based on your own sinful nature! Stop racism! Do you want God to see and judge you differently just because you have the “wrong” etnicity?

 

My view: racism

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My view: racism

I have spoken about this subject before, but then from a Christian view. And I truly know that God hates racism, as He created us all to be equal.

The reason for writing a new blog on this subject is the increasing racism in the world. In the last months the most news comes from the USA, where racism is seemingly getting worse and worse by the day.

I am white man and I am married to an African woman. Due to our relationship we are very busy with this subject. We are confronted with more than one side on this subject. Not only because of the way a part of the American police force is dealing with black people, but also because it seems to be a matter between white and black.

But also outside of the USA you can see racism between groups increase, and I see it as something very alarming, but unfortunately also as part of the way the world is turning to its evil ways and getting closer to the situation in “the days of Noah”.

Considering God created us, He did so without putting hate for others in us. That means that our hatred is something that came in some of us through this wicked world. It could be because of what our parents and friends have told us, bad experiences and such things. Whatever the reason, nothing justifies of hating someone purely based on the color of their skin.

I really feel pain for all the news that comes out of the USA of white police men killing black people, and most of the time the killing isn’t even justifiable. Not that killing should ever ben justifiable, but if it was to prevent greater danger. This week I read on a police man that killed a black man that didn’t want to show his drivers license. I am happy that he is charged with murder and that his own equipment recorded this, because he lied about the incident (that it was to protect him, while the video clearly shows that he liquidated him. When looking to the race issue in the USA, I see that it becomes clear again that the deep race issue that has been there for centuries is still there.. Why? Because the USA never really dealt with all that happened and did not do enough to destroy the roots of the racism between the races.

As long as we pretent that racism is not from this time anymore, the more easily it can stay. We need to come together and learn from each other, to talk to each other, to understand each other, but also learn to see that we are all the same and that a different race or color of skin is no reason to hate someone else.

Another reason that will also not stop racism is the fact that I see that alot of people seem to think that racism is a white thing. It is not, throughout history we see how groups hate each other. Also hate against white people exists. As long as we keep prejudice against each other, then racism will have no problem to stay in each other. Instead of hating each other, take the time to learn to know each other. To learn from each others cultures. To take away prejudice about the other person.

As soon as we will all take the effort to get to know each other, then God can help us to remove any form of prejudice and hate towards each other.

God bless you all!

Alex’ view – Racism is a sin

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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)

12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,

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)

9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.

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)

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

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)

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

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!!