With all the division in the world today, Christians stand apart as being one unified body of Christ. Because, we can still live in harmony with each other when we are in Christ. Under the Law of Moses, division and inequalities existed between men and women, between races and ethnic group, and between rich and poor. Christ went to the cross and shed His blood to eliminate those differences and bring us back together. In Him, domination no longer exists. We are all equal when we have a relationship with Jesus.
We are not a different race because of the color of our skin. We are all one race, the humanrace, Amen!
God originally made men and women to be equal. Sin affected their relationship with each other, and with God. Because we are all created in God’s image, everyone is of infinite value and worth.
We have a real problem in our country. I believe the reason we have Racial Tension in the country is because of the church. I don’t believe the church has taken the stand that the church needs to take on racism, and I want us as a church to take stand. As ambassadors for Christ, we can make our appeals for reconciliation and harmony. Because of what Jesus accomplished, now we can all be Children of God and are seen as righteous. Jesus died to redeem everyone, regardless of race, gender, or nationality. We most not think of ourselves or others as being superior or inferior. We are all free to use our gifts and talents to serve others. Jesus redeemed us from the curses of the law; now, no nationality is cursed.
Racism is pure evil and sin. Jesus came to redeem all from the spirits of inferiority and superiority. Because of what He did, we can all stand on equal ground.
Genesis 1:26-28, 31 > And God said, Let Us make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and the cattle, and over all the earth, over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in His image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and sundue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every thing that moveth upon the earth…
And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.
2 Corinthians 5:16-21 (AMPC) Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from [purely] a human point of view [in terms of national standards of values]. [NO] even though we once did estimate Christ from a human viewpoints and as a man, yet now [we have such knowledge of Him that] we know Him no longer [in terms of the flesh]. Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new cration (a creature altogether); the old [pervious moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the flesh and new has come! But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation by the word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him]. It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciliation (of the restoration to favor). So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We as Christ’s representatives beg you for His sake to pay hold of thr divine favor now offered to you and be reconciled to God. For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in, AND through Himwe might become [endured with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]
Acts 17:25-28 > Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as through he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the time before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
We all have one Divine Creator, in our Heavenly Father. There is only race that’s the human race. Or you wish to call is humankind. God has made us all one. We are His creation and the body of Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:14-20 > For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that one died for all, the were all dead: And that he died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after flesh: yea, though we know Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we h8m no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was!s in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto the word of reconciliation. Now then we ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
With all the division in the world today. Christians stand apart as being one unified body of Christ. Because of the finished works of Jesus Christ, believers can all stand on equal ground regardless of who we are. Despite our differences, we can still live in harmony with each other when we are in Christ. Under the Law of Moses, division’s and inequalities existed between men and women, between races and ethnic groups, and between rich and poor. Christ went to the cross and shed His blood to eliminate those differences and bring us back together. In Him, domination no longer exists. We are all equal when we have a relationship with Jesus.
In the Old Testament, inequality was normal. Jewish males were the only ones permitted to receive privileges. When Jesus came, He changes all that. He made a point of ministering to the Gentiles and the outcasts; He deliberately included women in His ministry, thereby elevating their status. Because of what Jesus did, everyone – not just one small segment of society – has access to God and all the benefits, privileges, and freedoms that come with a relationship with Him. He erased the divisions between Gentiles and Jews, between slaves and free, and between men and women. Despite our differences, our faith in Jesus makes us all one and puts us on equal ground. We are all equal in Our Fathers eye.