WHY I WILL NEVER HAVE AN US AGAINST THEM ATTITUDE…

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I know there are other races and other racial issues, but in America, the biggest race conversation has always been Black and White. It’s a shame that racial division is still prevalent. The devil finds a way to raise up a whole new generation of racists of all races.  It’s a tool he uses that quite frankly will never go away.  I’m blessed to have friends in all races and cultures.

However, I’m a Black man, and naturally I have concerns specific to those a Black man. I would be foolish if I didn’t. However, that doesn’t mean that I will agree with ALL Black people on how to address all ‘Black’ issues. Some will even disagree with me on using the term ‘Black’ instead of ‘African American’. All Black people don’t have to and will not agree on everything. Black people should be able to feel the way they feel…to have their own opinion without being labeled a ‘sell out’ or not ‘woke’, ‘down’ or aware. All Black people didn’t agree during the Civil Rights Movement. There’s no race that agrees on everything. That’s a myth. Some cultures may facilitate collaboration differently, but NO race is totally united. Accomplishments and progression are achieved through unified groups within each race.

The truth is that in my life, I have been equally helped and hindered by both Blacks and Whites. There are times when both Black and White people could have acted in my behalf and chose not to do so…and so have I.


I will never have an us against them attitude!


It’s God’s will that we are all one in Christ…

Galatians 3:28 (NKJV)

28 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

…which by the way wasn’t White or Black (that’s another conversation), Christ was born Jewish but existed before there were Jews or any other ‘race’ (John 1:1-14). And, the world was given the ‘oracles’ of God (Romans 3:2) through the Jewish culture and context.

But, even the Jews aren’t a race. Notice that through Abraham God didn’t raise up a race. He raised a faith. Read more about that in my article, FAITH, NOT RACE…


I will never have an us against them attitude.


I love people…all people! I love everyone, but my first allegiance is to God. Because of that…

Sometimes I may piss off Black people…

Sometimes I may piss off White people…

Sometimes I may piss off Asians, Latinos etc.

Sometimes I may piss off Buddhists, Muslims, Jews and, yes Christians.

But, that’s okay as long as I DON’T piss off the God of my salvation.

I’m a disciple of Christ first, then Black…but I love everyone.

I will stand for you equally as long as you are in harmony with God’s truth.

I will never have an us against them attitude!

BE BLESSTIFIED!

 

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  1. Honestly said, brother. I think you answered this before, so if you did sorry. Is your church racially diverse? That’s still a really big issue in these parts. Things are changing; we had a young African American girl join with us last summer. But, I know beyond a doubt that we have members who would have a problem if some real live grown ups came to us and wanted to join our church. Of course, no one would actually say it out in the open, and certainly not as official church business, as they would have no Biblical support for such a position. Nonetheless, they would feel it.

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      1. Good morning. I’m not surprised. That’s just what we do right? This may be inflammatory to some, but on on hand it’s actually okay for people to gather in worship with people they also share a common culture with. All should be welcome, and none discriminated against, but as you said, we are not all the same, and any culture has issues specific to itself. Diversity doesn’t mean we all become cookie cutter clones of each other.

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  2. Beautiful. I love this post.

    I only have one area of disagreement. Before I moved from back east to New Mexico in 2003, I would have agreed wholeheartedly with your statement: “. . . in America, the biggest race conversation has always been Black and White.” But now, after getting to know some Native Americans and learning much more about America’s dark history with the indigenous people here in the “new world” — I believe, as far as this continent goes, it started in the pre-Colonial era: Red and White. I live only a few miles from Bosque Redondo. Horrible, unbelievable, the evil that happened there in 1863-1866. My understanding is that “the long walk” was the culmination of evil racism that had been occurring since at least the 1600s.

    My favorite part of your post: “The truth is that in my life, I have been equally helped and hindered by both Blacks and Whites. There are times when both Black and White people could have acted in my behalf and chose not to do so…and so have I.”

    And:
    “It’s God’s will that we are all one in Christ…

    Galatians 3:28 (NKJV)
    28 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 …”

    Amen!!

    Sometimes I feel ashamed of being 98% Caucasian, when I think about all the horrors perpetuated by light skinned people against other races. But, it’s like the #MeToo movement, which I very much identity with. You see, by far the worst abuser in my life was a woman. And she was so white she almost glowed in the dark.

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      1. Well, thanks to a Google search, it looks like you were right and I was wrong. For some reason, I thought that slavery began here in the 1700s. But I just found this on Wikipedia: “The first 19 or so Africans to reach the English colonies arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619, brought by Dutch traders who had seized them from a captured Spanish slave ship.” That was in response to my question “When did slavery in America begin?”

        Evil. It’s all about the sin that has plagued our race since Adam and Eve.

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  3. When you get a chance, would you please say a prayer for my husband, Stan? He had to go to the emergency room last night, he tested positive for influenza type A. He’s had 3 heart attacks, he has COPD, he just turned 69, and he is my hero and my best friend in the world. I’m not ready for the Lord to take him home just yet. Thank you!

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  4. AMEN! PRAISE THE LORD!!
    Galatians 3:28
    28 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

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  5. One more thing incidentally the man in the post I shared called “How are you?” was a “black man” he couldn’t seem to look at me at first. I didn’t share that because I didn’t want that to be “an issue”. I am finding many of “us” are not looking each other in the eye. I like you and many other Christians believe that we are disciples of Christ first. KEEP ON KEEPING ON! WE HAVE ALL BEEN WASHED BY ONE BLOOD-JESUS’S!

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