Pride in One's Race: Is That Why Christ Came?

CNN has a collection of stories of people who are black.  It is part of what America has become, divided along class lines and racial lines.  This isn't good yet it is promoted and encouraged by media and various groups, including some denominations and sectors of denominations.  Read the CNN piece here: Black in America

As Christians, we are to follow Christ and not the world.  Note what His Word has to say about these things.

Acts 17:26a " And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth"

America is divided into tribal groups; black, white, Asian, Hispanic, etc. Do we really want to become like the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo), the Tutsi and the Hutu of Rwanda, and the Shiites and Sunnis of Iraq? God made us all of one blood. There is one race of people; the human race. There is no white Jesus or black Jesus but the divine Jesus who took on human flesh (that one blood flesh) in order to die for our sins and rise from the dead that representatives of every nation, tribe, people and tongue can have hope of eternal life. Our division isn't the answer; it is evidence of the problem and the problem is sin.

Christ has come to make one people in the Church:

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”  Revelation 21:1-4 (NKJV)

Thank God that our tribalism will end in that new heaven and earth and again we will recognize that we are one people, His people, the redeemed from all of the earth.

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