Can We Forget About Race?

“White Privilege”, “Brown Power”, “Black Lives Matter”….all human lives matter from the unborn to the frail elderly.  If we could all just love our neighbors as ourselves all of the world’s problems would be solved.*  Government meddling in affairs it doesn’t belong does not solve problems, it makes them worse.  Recently, the news has disclosed that an organization from San Francisco named Pacific Educational Group has been hired to consult with schools in St. Paul, Minnesota.  This program creates different standards of behavioral expectations for students based on their race.  A  particular group of students gets to attend school while expressing anarchy without consequences.  This creates an environment of chaos.  Instead of training students for their future “real life” situations, they are being set up for future failure.  Anarchy is not how society functions.  Order brings peace and productivity.  For decades the government has interfered with racial matters.  Programs like Affirmative Action disadvantaged citizens.  The only place the government has a right to intervene is when an injustice has occurred when a citizen is deprived of their Constitutional rights.  Like the Declaration of Independence states, “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”.  All people should be treated justly.  Discrimination against a person because of their skin color is wrong in every area of life.

*”And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments;” (2 John 6)  “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

God made all of us in his own image so that we would reflect his character and moral beauty.

Every Human Should Live for God’s Glory by John Piper
“Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). The way to live for the glory of God is to love him (Matthew 22:37), trust him (Romans 4:20), be thankful to him (Psalm 50:3) and obey him (Matthew 5:16). When we do these things we image-forth God’s glory.

We Have All Sinned and Fallen Short of God’s Glory
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “Although they knew God they did not glorify him as God or give thanks to him…but exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images…” (Romans 1:21-23). None of us has loved or trusted or thanked or obeyed God as we ought.

We All Deserve Eternal Punishment
“The wages of sin is (eternal) death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). Those who did not obey the Lord Jesus “Shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might” (2 Thessalonians 1:9). “They shall go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (Matthew 25:46).

In His Great Mercy God Sent Forth His Only Son Jesus Christ to Provide for Sinners the Way of Eternal Life
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us” (Galatians 3:13). “Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18).

Eternal Life Is a Free Gift to All Who Will Trust in Christ as Lord and Savior
“Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). “If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). “By grace are you saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God—not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8). “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

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