Summary: What God has to say about Racism
As young girl growing up, I lived in an adopted household. My mother was a Blackfoot indian and my father was white anglo-saxon. His ancestory went back thru the lines to Abraham Lincoln and so on. My mothers went back thru the Nez Perce Tribe and Chief Joesph..so my grandmother told me. I lived in a multi-cultural town where we had everyone from white
anglo-saxon to the greeks and everyone "seemed" to get along. Underneath, at least in my household, was a boiling pot of racism and prejudice against nationality and christian faith. My father hated anyone who wasn’t white anglo-saxon and belittled them every chance he got. This didn’t make any sense to me as he had married a Native American. He was just as mean to her as he was to everyone else. He had taught me to hate the catholics and anyone who wasn’t a white anglo-saxon...including my mother. If I showed so much as a caring or compassion to anyone who was not of his belief or of his nationality, I was bounced around the house like a rubber ball. It wasn’t until I was older and the Lord taught me a few things about prejudice, racism and bigotry. First of all it was WRONG!
Racism alone is bad enough, but when you couple that with prejudice and bigotry it is a major disaster. as you see in the verses above ..God plainly tells us that we are all the same and fellow citizens with the
saints. What the lord taught me about racism and prejudice began in the book of Genesis, chapter one, verses 26 and 27 and Genesis 2:7,20-24.
"(26) 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 over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (27) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.(2:7)And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (2:20) And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. (21) And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; (22)And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (23) And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (24)Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
Then I asked God, if this is the case...are you all these colors too? He said,"My Child, I am all things to all people." I asked him..."Why did you make people of different color and national origin?" He replied, If
I made a thousand of you exactly alike would it not be boring and without life and joy?" I said, "I suppose so." He said, "I made everyone of you in my image and everyone is as much a part of me as you are. I like a bright and colorful world as it is in my kingdom. To make everything with one color, such as just black or just red or just white would make my world very dull.I made my people in color for the very same reason and I also made people with different languages and nationalities after Nimrod tried to build his way to heaven. This angered me and I then confounded their language to stop them" Then I understood. One of the first things that popped to my mind when he said this was..."Oh! God wanted a rainbow world so He made one in everything He created."How beautiful!", I thought. God knew my thought and said,"That’s right.If my children would see it the way you see it, there would be no prejudice, nor racism and no bigotry. When people look at others, no matter the color of their skin or the national origin they are from..they see me." I then asked the Lord, what about thse who are
physically and /or mentally disabled? They are subjected to the same things as those whose skin or national origin may be different from theirs?" He said. "The same applies in all cases. There is no room for hate, bogotry, prejudice or racism in my world...only love for one another as I have loved you."