Christianity and racism

Great article in the Town Talk! I regret the ignorant comments that were made on the TT’s website. 

This world has a problem. Should we be conformed to this perverted world or should we be transformed by the renewing of our minds? Consider the following: God gave Moses an Ethiopian woman to be his wife. He gave Sarah’s Egyptian maid, Hagar, to Abraham. King Solomon’s mother, Bathsheba, was of a different race. Even Rahab the harlot, who helped the Israelites capture Jericho, was of a different race.

God see people, he does not see race. In fact, God did not create race. He did not create black and white. The Bible said, “…so God created man.” Gen. 1:27)

One day, there will be no more race, just one people, and at that point no one will have a reason to be racist, for we will be one people.

For more, click on the link above.  In a previous post, I commented on racism and, through my experiences living here, note that the perpetrators of racism are not always white.  At my garage sale two weeks ago, a man came through with flyers and handed one to all of the African-American customers.  I put my hand out twice to receive a flyer, and he skipped over me twice.  The customers noticed and came over and gave me a flyer.  It was an invitation to attend their church.  I guess since I was white, I was not invited.

Anyway, thumbs up for this article

Andrea

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7 thoughts on “Christianity and racism

  1. We were always told (in Bible college) that statistically, Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week in America. You’re absolutely right, racism is very much alive within American Christianity.

    • Yes, I agree with you. It is unfortunate. I have just recently realized how segregated Christianity can be. Truly sad. Church/Christanity should be the one place that we can all come together and worship OUR creator.

  2. Thanks for shining more light on this pervasive problem. Racism, unfortunately, exists in all groups, all races. After living for seven years in the San Francisco Bay, where I was often a minority, racism raised it’s head in many forms. The sad part was that the majority of violent racism too often was black/white, brown/white, or brown/black. Your earlier post however hit the answer on the head–educated. Racism is usually traced to poorly educated individuals, often culturally naive due to “not getting out of the house” very often. (the Henry Gates incident seems to be an exception to this though)

  3. I know the person who wrote that sermon and he is a very interesting person to get in a conversation with. You would enjoy talking to him. He is sincere.

    Alex

    • I think he did a great job in the article. He did not point fingers, he simply stated facts and quoted scriptures. It was well laid out. I find it unfortunate that people are so blinded by racism that they cannot see the value of this article.

  4. Love your post on racism! Yesterday, we saw some of those barriers broken! It was truly amazing to watch African-American, African(Congolese), Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian come together with one purpose in mind, to worship God! Like you, I will be not be silent on racism! I can’t be if I want my children to live in a BETTER world!!!!!! Hopefully we can have more conversations among the races, because change can only begin to happen when we talk about these issues!!!!!

    Keep up the good work!
    Kayla

    • I am exicted about next month’s service! Toby is including the deaf. We are going to do a song on stage and invite as many deaf as we can. I cannot wait!

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