CURE TO RACISM – PART 1
Racism is cancer that has eaten deep into the fabric of our society. It has caused hostility, injustice, and hatred. The recent murder of George Floyd had awoken us to realize that racism is a human malady that must be addressed, not just in words but from a spiritual perspective as well. For this reason. I will be approaching this from a biblical point of view.
Is racism a spiritual sickness?
The answer is yes. What is spiritual sickness? Spiritual sickness is the inability to see things from God’s point of view. When one is suffering from spiritual myopia then things are not seen clearly as God sees them. The Bible says, “And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place - Acts 17:26(ESV). It means every human being comes from one source. God is the creator of everyone. Starting with Adam then comes every human here now and to come. We inhale the same oxygen and exhale the same carbon-dioxide. We all have the same red blood flowing in our bodies. We are all equal because we are all created in the image of God. No nation or man is above another. God determines the rising and falling of nations. There were nations like Babylonia, Assyria, Hittite Empire, Greece, Ancient Egypt, and Athens that used to be powerful but are now either forgotten or not so powerful. It means God also determines the existence of any nation. Therefore “it is not by power or by might but by the Spirit of the LORD” that any nation or individual is existing.
So if we all come from the same Creator why do we have a different shade of skin? How uncreative will it be if an eight billion world population has the same skin color? God is the God of varieties. Dwell on this: How boring will it be if we have just one color for the flowers or the fish
LIVE IN UNION WITH CHRIST
“Since you have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, live in union with him.” (Good News Translation) Colossians 2:6
The Christians in Colossae were staggering in their faith in Christ. False teaching infiltrated Colossian Church. People were told the importance of empty rituals, the philosophy of the Greeks, or the traditions of the Jews. Paul wrote to these Christians in Colossae to refute all the wrong beliefs in a positive way. Also, today there are so many teachings that make believers derail from the truth. This is the truth: as Christians, we have everything we need in Christ.
You receive Jesus through faith, continue in faith. “Without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6 There are different types of faith: head knowledge, sensual faith, and Revelational faith. Revelational faith is the faith that is anchored on the word of God that nothing can uproot. We get revelational faith only through the Word of God.
Continue in your faith in the Word of God that brought you to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. You did not do any rituals to be accepted by Jesus, you put your faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and you were saved. Continue to live your life that way. The day you receive Jesus into your life it is because you believe your sins have been forgiven, why are you doubting again that there are some sins that are not forgiven. You also believe you are reconciled to God because of your faith in Christ. Why do you now think you have to do some rituals because of generational curses, ancestral curses to be fully accepted by Christ? Does that mean Christ’s resurrection does not guarantee your new life? Is 2 Corinthians 5:17 not true? It says, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” This is a fact not