¿CAN YOU BE A CHRISTIAN AND A RACIST AT A TIME?
Racism is understood as a way of thinking that automatically approves or rejects an individual, without giving himself the task of knowing him or knowing who he is, only according to whether he belongs to one or another race. That is, a form of preference, segregation or exclusion based on skin color, ethnic lineage, or cultural background.
Racism usually leads to discriminatory practices, such as the granting of privileges (social, economic, legal, etc.) to one race over another, or the refusal to associate with people from other ethnic groups.
When a person feels rejected because of the color of their skin or any other nature that person feels frustrated, discouraged or depressive, therefore we were not born to reject the rest of our neighbor. On the contrary, there is a divine mandate that exhorts us to love them.
In this sense, the indicated question would be: can you be a Christian and a racist at the same time?
First of all I start by saying that Jesus was a defender of life and loves all human beings equally he is a deep lover of his work therefore for him there are no exclusion human beings are his perfect work
In this way it is understood that you cannot be a Christian and reject any race based on skin color, ethnic lineage or cultural origin.
Absolutely not, racism is like saying to God you were wrong there are things that did not go very well for you, you made a race good and another not so good racism offends the character of God when God creates us creates us with an extraordinary diversity and in each race in each ethnic group he reveals something of his greatness therefore it is inconceivable to be Christian and racist at the same time...
Racism attacks the foundations of biblical faith and the heart of Christianity. For that reason, it is not biblical, it is immoral and non-Christian to be racist and to pretend to be Christian.
Mt 28: 19-20
"Go therefore to all nations to make them my disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. "
These words of Jesus to his disciples affirm that Jesus was not only sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, he was to every race, culture and lineage ... so that all would be saved out of love for each one of them.
Christians believe in the sanctity of life and Jesus was a defender of life from the embryo from the beginning regardless of the time since he is conceived, he is already a life and whatever his skin color, culture or lineage, God loves him wholeheartedly.
Unfortunately racism is a social evil that deserves to be eradicated for offense and love for God because we have the obligation to love our neighbor who is one of the main biblical mandates
Matthew 22: 36-40
36 Teacher, what is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is similar: You will love your neighbor as yourself.
40 On these two commandments all the law and the prophets depend.
(King James Version 1960
Loving our neighbor as oneself is a mandate from God without distinction of race and in this we demonstrate that God lives in our hearts
So he who is against such things dishonors God because our God does not exclude anyone, he loves us all equally.
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