The rise in the aggressive display of racism is becoming more and more prevalent across the country. Anglos feel threatened, and Afro-Americans feel that they are under attack, and must develop a power base to fight back. Therefore resentment, anger, hate, and frustration leads to a polarized society, that functions on ignorance, rather than productive mechanisms to resolve conflict. So more people are emotionally scared, and more resentment and anger erupt. When would our Christian leaders, Afro-American, Anglo, Hispanic etc., stand up and say enough?
The only people who can make a difference are those who are salt and light to darkness (Matthew 5:13-17). We must remember that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness….” (Eph. 6:12). This is why the world can never stop it, because it is influenced by the wicked forces (Ezekiel 28:12-19; the King of Tyre is represented as Satan). Our struggle is not with who is white and who is black, but it is about evil forces, hate (Satan), and love (Christ 1 John 4:7-12). Believers are the only individuals who can powerfully take a stand (John 13:34-35). The problem is many believers are functioning just like the world, and are as racist as unbelievers. Therefore, racism rises, burns hot, and destroys many lives. “Where there is no vision (revelation), the people are unrestrained…” (Prov. 29:11), meaning they sin more. “He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor (Proverbs 21:21).
We keep saying Christ is the answer, the world demands, “show me that revelation in practice”. We state that Christ loves everybody the same, the world challenges, “show me that revelation in practice”. It is time to stop talking and start applying the Word of God comprehensively (John 15) because it is the key to removing resentment, anger, hate, frustration, and racism (Matthew 22:36-40). Racism is biblically wrong, just like sexual immorality, drugs, murder, and thief. It should not be tolerated in the Christian community. John says the person who hates his brother lives in darkness and does not have a meaningful experience of Christ (1 John 2:9-10) and is a murderer already (1 John 3:13-15). God is love (1 John 4:7-10) and the person who makes the choice to love is perfected in love (1 John 2:3-5).
Injustice persist because the heart of the world, the church, needs to focus on what it needs most, love (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). Without it, Christ leaves the church (Revelation 2:1-7) and if He is not there, the outcome of the world is dismal (1 Peter 4:17). So, lets rise up and become the antibody system that removes this cancer called hate.