The Scourge Of Racism
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I have heard from some white Christians over the years that they are tired of hearing about racism. I have also heard of others lately that do not care any longer to deal with it as a social justice issue. And while I can understand how the foregoing might be so from a sinful human perspective, has anyone considered that the Lord Jesus Christ could possibly be at the end of His forbearance to bring more severe judgment upon the guilty who tolerate and practice racism in His Church? After all, besides being sin from arrogant pride and spawning many deeds of transgression and iniquity, racism in the Church defies and disobeys a very direct and specific commandment of Christ as Lord!1
To be clear, the arrogance of racial bigotry and discrimination are nowhere supported in the Bible because they are sin; going as they do against the character of God and Law He gave to Israel as His chosen people charged to act like Him (Deuteronomy 10:12-22)! And though the Lord forbade Israel to intermarry with the surrounding pagan Gentile nations, as He leads me to explain in my book, The Scourge Of Racism, it was not about racism, but spiritual fidelity since all these nations engaged in idolatry among other ungodly practices (Exodus 34:10-17).2 In the New Testament, what had morphed into bigotry and discrimination in Jewish practice was rebuked (Acts 6:1-7, 10:1-11:18)!
Also, irrefutable as biblical evidence Christ and Heaven view racism as sin is His ‘“new commandment’” that the disciples making up His Church ‘“love one another’” as He ‘“loved’” us, (John 13:34, NKJV).3 What? Do you think the Lord is not serious about His commandment stated with the same force of authority as the Ten Commandments which also came from Him (Exodus 24:9-18)? The bigotry and discrimination of racism willfully transgress, sin against and pervert the Lord’s new commandment to His disciples that tolerate and practice it; His disciples who by His stated will are supposed to be identified as such by our ‘“love for one another,’” (John 13:35, NKJV).4
This means every professed Christian white, black and every other hue that practice racism is sinning against the Lord!5 Now, the racism of guilty professed white Christians is typically what is addressed when the subject comes up. This is one of the many not so small consequences for the guilty whites from the nation’s inception and over the centuries that have led out in tolerating and practicing the sin of racism. However, we black and Christians of other hues that are guilty get no pass from judgment as the usual objects of racism’s scourge without repentance since the Lord shows no partiality and judges each man as his deeds deserve (Romans 2:4; 2 Corinthians 5:9-11).6
Centuries of tolerating and practicing racism by disobedient real Christians and those as religious impostors have misrepresented Him as well as brought disgrace and shame on Christ and His Church. Only Satan could benefit from the failure of professed Christians to obey the Lord’s command to love each other and has; untold numbers of especially minority men want nothing to do with Christianity because its primary identifying mark, love, has been largely missing. So, is the Lord okay with this as even many evangelicals appear to believe judging by their slowness to address racism internally and how far down the moral issues list it is? After encountering the Lord in a recent time of fasting and prayer, I can assure of His grief; the end of His forbearance and longsuffering!7
1 Read the September 17, 2023 post, Racism A Two-Fold Scourge, under the category, Biblical Worldview. The historic culpability of the guilty majority white members
making up the American Church in upholding the tolerance and practice of racism within and without its assemblies is inescapable to all but the most spiritually hardened
of hearts in denial.
2 The Scourge Of Racism, Copyright 2023, ODCM Publishing Division, Portland, OR, p. 45. Learn more about the soon to be released book at this link.
3 Every aspiring strong Man and great woman of God in Christ’s image takes to heart His commandment understanding the role assignment He has given us as a servant of
humanity. I write about this eternal role in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics. Get your Hard or Soft Cover or E-Book Edition in the Strong Man Store now,
among internet booksellers and brick and mortar bookstores.
4 See the two-part post that begins March 8, 2015, Known By Our Love, under the category, Instruction. As this 2015 post affirms, the love the Lord speaks of is God’s. This
reality makes His cause for “all” to be able to identify those who are truly His disciples by our love for one another the more frustrating when they also tolerate and practice
racism! Of course, the post also stresses a significant reason racism can exist to the extent it does in His Church. It is because of the many false Christians as impostors
practicing a manmade, counterfeit version of the real deal that is also tolerated.
5 Read the December 11, 2016 post, Professing Christian Racism Is Sin Too, under the category, Call To Repent.
6 The racism practiced by blacks and other hues is just as wicked as that of whites in the sight of the Lord! For this cause, no one can justify being a racist by saying some-
one else is one too.
7 I was fasting and seeking the Lord on another matter this past September 13th. In the brokenness of my soul in His presence, He blended His grief over the state of His
Church in America with my personal concern. I cannot stress enough how urgent it is for every professed Christian to watch our Strong Man Of God Online Rally,
Return To The Lord. It is not about garnering views for the sake of boasting. It is about giving the willing the chance to hear the Lord’s heart for His professed people at this
critical time in the history of our nation and world!
Racism embodied in the American heritage is a tragedy of no small consequences to our nation and all of its citizens.1 As it is everywhere found in the world, racism is a two-fold scourge upon the souls and lives of its objects. Consistent with Webster’s Dictionary definition of scourge and use in the Bible, racism is a plague of spiritual pestilence born of sin affecting the souls of its objects and a whipping delivering excruciatingly painful blows to their lives (Job 9:23; Mark 15:15). It is the deadly disease aspect of the term to which the Lord led me to identify and primarily refer to in the title of my 2005 publication, The Scourge Of Racism now, updated accordingly.2
Indeed, as I again from Webster’s define racism presenting its reality in the first chapter of the book, it is “The belief that some races are inherently superior to others” and to practice “discrimination based on race.” Racism so defined is ancient and seen all over the earth; it is not a unique American problem. For the arrogance of inherent superiority that has driven tyrants and peoples to murder, war against, oppress and mistreat neighbors arises from sin in the human heart and is not just based on skin color or physical features either (Genesis 4:1-8; Hebrews 11:4; 1 John 3:10-12)! I go on to briefly touch on examples of racism as a human sin issue in our times throughout the book.
Even though racism is not unique to our nation, it nevertheless, has thoroughly worked its pestilence of destroying evil into every fabric of America’s existence. It has been wickedly aided and abetted in this by the guilty majority white members of the American Church in their various local assemblies since the nation’s inception who have enabled racism’s historic tolerance and practice here. This sobering truth means people who professed to be Christians have helped enable the scourge of racism both as a deadly spiritual disease of sin and consequential whip that has painfully impacted not only minorities in general, but their supposedly brothers of color in Christ as well!3
I do not write the foregoing or my book to cause anyone to feel guilt, shame or trash their heritage. However, as the Holy Spirit leads I write the sobering truth to help my white brothers calling themselves especially conservative Christians to grasp something of the magnitude of the sin that has been involved with enabling and practicing racism to lead not to angry denial which is added sin, but repentance! Truly, white Christians conservative or otherwise have no greater friend in me as a biblical conservative and aspiring strong man of God in the image of Christ that fears God enough not to skew the facts of history or His Word for my own agenda (Proverbs 27:5-6; Romans 2:1-11). 4, 5
My urgent concern in Christ after four centuries of racism systemically part of the American heritage and daily life is seeing it removed from the American Church first as is righteous. Then, to see the Church in all of its racially diverse glory stand together against racism and model God’s way of unity through His love to the rest of our society. For from Heaven’s view, racism is not just a social justice issue, it is uppermost one that is spiritual! The Church is supposed to be concerned about Heaven’s view of everything and purposely laboring to make it known by precept and example. Instead, the American Church has sinned to the utmost undergirding the scourge of racism and has aroused with its other sins, the ire of God on par with Israel’s golden calf fiasco (Exodus 32:30-35).6
1 Read the September 10, 2023 post, Our American Heritage, under the category, Biblical Worldview.
2 The Publishing Division of the Ministry I lead, Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. first released what I wrote as a booklet offered for purchase, but primarily distributed
free as a prophetic word of warning from the Lord to white Southern Baptist Convention leaders as the largest group of evangelicals in our nation I was also a part of at the
time. Consider the upcoming release of the 2023 update of the book at this link. Also, read the February 3, 2019 post, Christianity In Black And White, under the category,
3 See the June 28, 2020 post, Last Chance For Conservative White Christians?, under the category, Call To Repent.
4 Secular or religious liberals would not now, have the ability or platform to present history or educate on racism with their particular worldly slants if professed conservative
white Christians had been humble and transparent about as well as repentant from the issue as sin from the beginning. Now, the denial of the guilty is casting even more
disparagement upon biblical Christianity because the wicked do not care to differentiate between it and their manmade religious forms.
5 The aspiring strong man of God in the image of Christ seeks to please God and do His will (John 6:38). I write fully about this in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To
Basics. You can get a Hard or Soft Cover or E-Book Edition in the Strong Man Store, among internet booksellers and brick and mortar bookstores.
6 Just because even many professed Christians do not take sin seriously anymore does not mean God has backed up from doing so. His remedial judgments for the sake of
His own professed people’s sins taking place all around our nation in the many regularly occurring calamities are intended to awaken us to His call to return to Him before
things get far worse. View the Lord’s call to return to Him through this Ministry’s Strong Man Of God Online Rally, Return To The Lord, on its dedicated YouTube Channel.
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