God Sees His Children the Same

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Embrace the multi-ethnicity of the Body of Christ.

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28).

For the first ten years of my life, I grew up in a little town 30 miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas. It was the 1950s, so I was acquainted with the concept of racial prejudice. I remember days when you would go to a department store and see one water fountain that said, “Whites Only” and another one which would say, “Colored.”  I remember the days when African Americans couldn't sit at the same restaurant lunch counter as Caucasians.

In 1970, when my father was beaten to death at his hardware store by a black man, I was confronted with my own feelings of prejudice and bigotry. But I can tell you that today, because of Jesus Christ in my life, I love extending my hand to people of all races to say, “I love you.”

Years ago, I had the privilege of introducing my friend Dr. Tony Evans to preach at a conference at the Southern Baptist Convention. Tears almost filled my eyes as I stopped and thought about how far we had come since the days of “Whites Only.” But there is still much work to be done!

Racism has no place in the Kingdom of God. In Christ, we are all one. So, whenever you’re tempted to judge others based on their race, remember that God sees all of His children the same!

God sees his children the same no matter what race they are. Rid yourself of racism and embrace the multi-ethnicity of the Body of Christ!

 


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