The death of George Floyd, Blackout Tuesday, comparing a respected person (Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma) with an ape… It all made me think: What does God have to say? After all, He has the last say!
God is mighty but despises no one! (Job 36:5) God created humans to be like Himself. (Genesis 1:27, CEV) Anyone who despises another human being on whatever grounds is despising God who created them to be like Himself. And if you compare another human being with an animal, you compare God who made the person (to be like Himself) with an animal!
None of us created ourselves, and all that we have, our race, our colour, all our gifts and talents, were given to us by God. “What is so special about you? What do you have that you were not given? And if it was given to you, how can you brag?” (I Corinthians 4:7, CEV) God can take away in one moment what He has given us! Just one little stroke, and we can be reduced to a vegetable!
“But if you look down on people because they have a different colour or race, then you do the will of another Christ! And that is the Anti-Christ!”
If I am a true Christian, then everyone who does the will of God is my brother or sister, whether he or she is black or Asian or a Jew or white or whatever! Jesus Himself said: “For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.” (Mark 3:35, NKJV) But if you look down on people because they have a different colour or race, then you do the will of another Christ! And that is the Anti-Christ!
Hitler’s henchmen and the architects of apartheid in South Africa made their own gospel and created their own “Christ”. If you are a true Christian, you will be thoroughly ashamed of it and will dissociate yourself completely from everyone with such a mindset! “Come out from among them. And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (II Corinthians 6:17, NKJV) This is what God has to say!
But, God has much more to say! In the next two posts I’ll share about the “nanny that overthrew apartheid,” and the heroes of a “Silent Revolution”, whom God could use to transform and change the hearts and minds of diehard racists …