should Christians be racists?

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calibob

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I was adopted. I never knew what my racial mix was, does that make make me less saved? It may seem like a stupid question to some but it is an encompassing question to others.
 

JaumeJ

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Do not jump to a conclusion and laugh. As a childabout 6 or 7, I did not see people as though they had color, though all people do have one color or another. I did notice black people were darker than I, but that had no bearing on my seeing them as the same as I.

God made us all the same in the spirit. Any folks who have difficulty in accepting another because of the color of the skin has not yet known the Holy Spirit, nor been touched by Him.

In this age, any who cleave to Jesus Christ or say they do, and yet only see the vessel and not the content is very immature in understannding the nature or our promised eternal being,. They may not even be headed on the right Way.

It was just this morning I saw someone who had a good strong tan to brown color skin, and I thought, if we were all the same I would love to have that shade...being an againg redhead can get boring, lol.

You are just fine, and if you love Jesus Christ, you are my brother more than blood of family…….we share the salvation of the Blood of the Lamb, dear brother.
 

trofimus

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I was adopted. I never knew what my racial mix was, does that make make me less saved? It may seem like a stupid question to some but it is an encompassing question to others.
Why do you think that race is related to salvation? Because of the Noah's blessings to his sons?
 

Quantrill

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It all depends on what you want to call racism. Do you mean we should hate every other race and seek to do them harm, then the answer is no. Do you mean we are to recognize that there are different races which carry with them their own characteristics, then I believe yes we should be rascists.

I recognize that salvation is to all and every believer is the same in Christ.

As was said already, God made the races. Why should we ignore race? Did not God choose the Jews as a particular people and contrast them with the Gentiles?

I think there is much to consider here. And I am sure it will start a lot of heated discussion. I don't have the time right now and will be out of touch for several days but will be sure to respond when I get back.

Quantrill
 

jb

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I was adopted. I never knew what my racial mix was, does that make make me less saved? It may seem like a stupid question to some but it is an encompassing question to others.
Gal 3v28 states:

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus."
 

trofimus

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Gal 3v28 states:

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus."
Jew and Greek are not races, though.
 

Jackson123

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I was adopted. I never knew what my racial mix was, does that make make me less saved? It may seem like a stupid question to some but it is an encompassing question to others.

Racist not go to heaven

Verse 43

I was stranger, and ye not took me in

Not love stranger is racist and not go to heaven


Matt 25
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
 
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Racist not go to heaven

Verse 43

I was stranger, and ye not took me in

Not love stranger is racist and not go to heaven


Matt 25
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Talk about twisting and distorting the word of God for political correctness. Goodness sake what a travesty. Cultural marxism at work...
 

trofimus

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The principle of non discrimination is CLEARLY displayed in the verse!
But not regarding what the OP is talking about, you know.
 
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I was adopted. I never knew what my racial mix was, does that make make me less saved? It may seem like a stupid question to some but it is an encompassing question to others.
There is one race, the human race. Your skin color or ethnicity has no bearing on whether or not you are truly converted. Biblically Jesus has redeemed peoples from every tribe and nation and in Christ they are all one body.
 

trofimus

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There is one race, the human race. Your skin color or ethnicity has no bearing on whether or not you are truly converted. Biblically Jesus has redeemed peoples from every tribe and nation and in Christ they are all one body.
Human is a species, not a race.

Humans cannot have children with apes because they are different species. A Chinese can have children with An Italian, because they are different races, but the same species.
 
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Human is a species, not a race.

Humans cannot have children with apes because they are different species. Chinese can have children with Europeans, because they are different races, but the same species.
Um, of course humans cannot have children with apes. :whistle:

I disagree with you (your first statement) and look at it Biblically, not according to evolution, nor politically. Acts 17:26 &c.
 

trofimus

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Um, of course humans cannot have children with apes. :whistle:

I disagree with you (your first statement) and look at it Biblically, not according to evolution, nor politically. Acts 17:26 &c.
The OP is a question about races inside the human species. Not about human species...

To say "human is a race" is nonsense, because there is no general species human belong to as a race.
 

p_rehbein

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I was adopted. I never knew what my racial mix was, does that make make me less saved? It may seem like a stupid question to some but it is an encompassing question to others.

Under no circumstances should believers be racists............in fact, I do not believe a racist can be a Christian. It is completely against all Christ taught, and ALL that GOD IS!

Having grown up amidst a sea of racism, and congregations full of racists..........I learned early on that there is NO SUCH THING as a Christian racist.

Racism is based on ignorance and rooted in hate.............Neither of those are OF GOD!
 
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The OP is a question about races inside the human species. Not about human species...
There was no such question in the OP.

There is only one human race made of one blood and in all nations.

To say "human is a race" is nonsense, because there is no general species human belong to as a race.
To you, yes, but I've not adopted evolutionary thought or politically correct ideology.
 

trofimus

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There was no such question in the OP.
"I never knew what my racial mix was, does that make make me less saved?"

There is only one human race made of one blood and in all nations.
This does not make sense, because humans are species, not a race.

Dogs are a species, beagles are a race. Humans are species, Indo-Europeans are a race.

There is nothing political or ideological about this, this is nature. Ideological, politically correct is rather your statement, IMHO. But its illogical and untrue.
 

Hevosmies

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there is NO SUCH THING as a Christian racist.
Yup this is true.
I love the african people and culture, and have spent much of my life living among them, and was always well received, treated like a king. Never was I disrespected the way people are in the west today.

The problem is that in many areas Christianity has taken on a cultural / national identity. For example: "russian orthodox church" or "african american methodist church". These kinds of divisions SHOULD NOT BE within christianity.

This is where racism within 'christians' stems from.