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God never segregated; people did

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By The Staff

Lately the topic has come up in church about people making racial comments and slurs. The very people making these comments about different races are the same people who hold positions in our church.eeee

They influence young children, teens and other adults. Since racism is so prevalent around here, I don’t think they realize how what they say is affecting the Christian religion.eeee

Jesus was not Caucasian. Jesus was middle eastern. Some people don’t realize this and when they make racial slurs or comments about middle easterners, some would argue that they are making racial slurs to Jesus’ race. The people saying these things set a bad example for Christians.ee

eeI recently read a book by the former best friend of Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine killers. He wrote about the well known Christian martyr Rachel Joy Scott in one of the chapters. He wasn’t a very religious kid, but he was friends with Rachel. He said what made her stand out from other Christians was that she would listen. She wouldn’t try to impress her beliefs upon somebody. She respected people’s beliefs and just wanted to lead by example.

eeHow can we expect to set any kind of example for people if this is the way some of us are acting? People pay attention to that sort of behavior, and they don’t like it. That’s what turns them off about the Christian religion.

The song, “If We Are The Body” by Casting Crowns asks, “Why is his love not showing them there is a way?” It’s because of prejudice and ignorance.

They are ignorant to why racism and being prejudiced is wrong, so they don’t see that there is a way. Racism is ignorance.ee eeThe song also says, “Jesus paid much too high a price, for us to pick and choose who should come.”

Jesus died on the cross so that we might be saved. Not we the Caucasians, or we the African Americans, or we the Hispanics, or we the Asians, or we of any other race in the world. We, the body of Christ. Other races are going to be in heaven, too.eeee

Segregation of races is something created by people – not by school officials, laws or even God. We wanted segregation to end, and look what’s going on. You can walk into into any school and see students of different races separating themselves.

Stop crying racism, and whining about segregation when we, all by ourselves, create it. God never segregated because of skin color or where people came from.

From a non-religious point of view, racism is wrong. We all have the same kind of pigments in our skin. Essentially, we’re all colored.

Aymie Graffam

Lancaster