The World Has No Answer for Racism

One of the greatest frustrations that Pastors are facing right now is how to address the powder keg of racism. Racism is an evil that the world has dealt with for ages and one that certainly needs to become a "sin of the past." So where does the frustration come in? The frustration is that the world is trying to solve the problem that they have created, but in trying to solve it they are complicating it and actually fueling racism.
Though Christians are certainly not exempt from the sin of racism, the scriptures are clear from Genesis to Revelation that racism is evil, stupid, and a construct of human thought and behavior. Let me explain. Genesis teaches that we are all descended from the same parents. This means that, through Adam and Eve, we are all one race and one blood. The divisions that are made between races are superficial divisions created by sinful man.
Revelation 7:9-10 states, "After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: Salvation belongs to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!" Every nation, every tribe, every language, all kinds of people from all over the world, every hair color and skin color, every height and weight, God loves them all and made Jesus' atoning sacrifice available to them all.
Furthermore, the Bible teaches the evangelism of the entire world, reaching out to those we disagree with, loving our enemies, removing the divisions between Jew and gentile, male and female, servant and leader, etc. Jesus died for the servant girl as much as for the kings and lords.
The world has, however, approached the abolition of racism in a different way. They have redefined racism, made some groups of people exempt from being racist, and other groups of people exempt from the ability to not be racist. Confused? Frustrated? You should be. That's the point. The world isn't really trying to solve racism. They are trying to use racism as a tool to leverage power. They are using racism to quiet the voices of millions.
What's the solution? It may sound cliche, but Jesus is the answer. The more we can point people to the Savior of the entire world, the more they will love the world as Jesus loves the world.
What should you do? Don't give into a secular worldview. Don't let the world redefine the language. Love every tribe, tongue, and language. Teach your kids and grandkids that all men are created in the image of God. Watch as the world self destructs and be ready to pick up the pieces and rebuild society based on the Christian worldview. And lastly, use this as a catalyst to share the Gospel.

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