We never had to teach our children not to be racist yet none of them are racist. Did you know that racism isn’t even a sin listed in the Bible but pride, hate, and not loving others is? In this case, many people of all races would be considered racist since most struggle with pride, hate, and not loving others. What is the answer to racism? Jesus Christ and His two greatest commands which are to love Him and love others as they love themselves.
If you teach your children to be patient, kind, and everything else listed in 1 Corinthians 13, they will grow up to love and not be racist. Also, teach them who they are in Christ. Teach them that their worth and value come from Him, NOT from what others say about them or do to them.
I have been writing about this topic on my social media lately. Two black women got into a discussion on my Instagram and I am going to share it here:
First woman: “Racism is a problem. My skin color is considered evil, suspicious, and criminal to many. Do people stare at you in fear? Are you followed around in stares because you look suspicious? Are you constantly questioned just because of the way you look? As a woman of God, I look up to you (she was writing to me) and value many of your views but sadly, not this. I pray that one day you will understand.”
Second woman: “I used to believe in racism. I used to think exactly like this. I overcame when I stopped believing in my skin color and started looking at morality (right or wrong) instead. It can be overcome. It helped immensely when I became born again. We blindly follow and believe the media and mainstream culture that constantly tells us our skin color is ugly, evil, and we’re just slaves. It’s a rhetoric to keep us angered and voting. You can overcome it! I did! I’ll be more than happy to give you pointers too. Hope this helps!”
First woman: “I know I am beautiful so this has nothing to do with self-hatred. If you are a born again Christian and your sister in Christ expresses to you that she has been judged and treated unfairly because of her skin color or that her husband was harassed because he looked suspicious, you show love and compassion. You try to understand. You stand with her, offer comfort and prayer. That is what Jesus would do. You don’t tell her that she is lying and that racism doesn’t exist simply because YOU don’t experience the injustice personally. How can you say you love your neighbor if you dismiss their pain because you don’t experience it yourself?”
Second woman: “Was it right or wrong for the person to harass your husband for looking suspicious?”
First woman: “It is wrong to harass anyone, but to be harassed because you don’t look like you belong in a white neighborhood is not just wrong. It’s racism. Learn your history. The colored only signs were not created by the devil. They were created by white people that felt they were superior to black people and those type of people still exist. You may not experience them but many others do. Show compassion and pray for them. That’s all you need to do.
Second woman: “Yes, that’s correct! It was wrong for the person to harass. It’s wrong. It’s that simple. I’ve gone through many unfair treatments like everyone else. Humans go through lots of difficult situations and incidents. MAN wants us to label those situations as ‘racism’ based on skin color. GOD wants us to see the situation with morality – either right or wrong. But the damage has been done and now there is more ‘racial tension’ and ‘annoyance’ out there between races.
“MAN has rewritten history to push a mainstream narrative about history that’s taught heavily in public schools and universities. Whites didn’t place ‘signs’ to oppress Black people. The original Jim Crow was created after slavery as ‘Black Codes’ by the Democratic Party to get Black communities on their feet and get stuff together. Crime rates were extremely high, so therefore more laws were enforced. Segregation allowed Blacks to flourish. Back then, they had strong family units, fatherhood, marriages, businesses, clean neighbors, worked hard, and believed in God. Today, not so much. They weren’t complaining about ‘laws’ all day. It’s best to relearn history without mainstream media or mainstream info. I relearned and felt better. Hope this helps.
“If I may add, don’t fall for MAN’s teachings. They are false teachings that lead deeper into the darkness of the world. Always follow God’s light, the truth – 1 John 2:15 and Romans 12:2. I wish you well and stay guarded in the Word.”
First woman:”Show compassion and pray for those that are hurting. That is all you need to do. If you can’t do that, you are not born again.”
Second woman: “I’m showing compassion by helping you overcome MAN’s false teachings. I did so when I became born again. My life became peaceful and simpler. So, I’m passing the wisdom to you. However, I awakened to born-again based on a comment about ‘racism.’ Thinking first helped. MAN wants us to be angered. GOD wants us to be peaceful. I always recommend thinking first and not fall for MAN’s mainstream bait. I hope this helps. Please be safe, and God bless.”
Racism is hatred and pride. ALL races have this sin. It’s not a skin issue. It’s a sin issue. Jesus is the answer.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Before you begin using the hashtag Black Lives Matter, PLEASE read what they stand for and support. It’s not biblical in any way.