What is the root of racism? Is it really noticing a persons skin tone? In my opinion it’s #anger directed at a person, brought on by an illogical #fear of a another person based on looks, race and cultural divide.
The Bible says “ And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.”[a] Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry,” Ephesians 4:26
5 So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. 6 Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. 7 You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. 8 But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Colossians 3:5–8 (nlt)\
11 The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions. 12Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses. Proverbs 10:11–12 (nlt)
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another. Galatians 5:19–26 (nlt)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
Kinda see what I’m getting at? Have you ever been angry (road-raging, swearing?) unloving towards another human? We all have yelled at our loves ones, and all of us have sinned and followed short right?
Martin Luther King Jr. famously said in 1963, “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning.” Fifty years later, this remains true, as America’s churches lag behind its schools, businesses, military and almost every other institution in escaping old taboos about mixing the races. Compare the diversity in the pages of Christianity Today to that of Sports Illustrated or Rolling Stone.
Time to step up and show the love of Christ! Do you know the imperfections of the Church (yes you and I) not the building are extra scrutinized? Take a look at Huffington post’s article on slavery and Christianity. There is a movement to put a subtitle on “Christ” and change it to “Hate”. I’m done being a hypocrite, I’ll keep doing what I don’t want to do but I hope Christ’s love shines through. God came for ALL LIVES! He values every living soul and desires to spend eternity with you and I. #toddkm Furthermore I pass on:
“I Denounce and Repudiate the hateful student lynching threats & fake deportation notices, etc. I call on every Christian-Individual to do the same. Today! Publicly! On your FB, your blog, twitter, etc. This is NOT Christian! And NOT Jesus. It is cruel and hateful. I also call on every Christian Leader, Pastor, Clergy, Priest, etc to Denounce this too — Publicly ASAP — On social media, and at Every-Service this weekend, and until it stops. This is NOT Christian — and it’s Our Responsibility to let America know that immediately. One instance too many! If you agree say YES and pass this onto your Friends and your Leaders right now! — melody green
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35