Today, focus is upon the contradiction and lawlessness of racism appearing among Americans and Christian believers.  Many think of racism as a matter of their own private choice; however, racism is an obstacle to establishing spiritual assemblies and congregations that correctly carryout eternal purposes; display obedience to divine law; exercise sacred authority; and interact showing proper humility, respect, reverence, and trust.  The opportunity granted those who make up the  kingdom of GOD is not to “do as you please,” instead, it is to do what pleases GOD.  All democratic nations must reject racism; and there also should be a legitimate value to uphold a “minority right” to maintain and support positions that may be less familiar, and even unpopular.  The limits and restrictions identified through agreement, covenant, and law for the commonwealth may not be dismissed as arbitrary or vain (i.e., unfruitful; pointless; lacking genuine substance), for there must be standards and a “line that may not be crossed” that preserves the fundamental principles essential to continued association, healthy growth, and survival by meaningful relationship.  One of the many fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information shared) posted the following:

 

How could there be christian racists? Does that even make sense? How can you be a christian and a racist?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;  And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.  And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,  Saying, Amen:  Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.  And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have  washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple:  and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.  For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters:  and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.  (Revelation 7:  9-17, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Cultural, Political, Spiritual Growth? (07/10/2016); The Cross and Arbitrary Differences (06/17/2016); The Provision Against Racists? (01/19/2016); …Ears That Hear Not? (01/18/2016); American Culture and Law? (07/13/2015); The American Covenant? (03/03/2015); Not Yet Delivered From Racism? (12/21/2014); Racism Is Not From GOD (12/22/2014)

 

“Anonymous”, Christian belief is directed to establishing individuals within a spiritual collective, the kingdom of GOD.  Christians are “racist” only when they are described by the Scriptures as “simple” (i.e., underdeveloped; characterized by hastiness, immaturity, impurity, lacking spiritual knowledge; engrossed by spiritual confusion).  This is the same as when Democrats, Republicans, and other Americans are racist, because they flatly deny the clear standards that define our Nation, and that all born here receive as their birthright and heritage:  Racists are ignorant of the U. S. Code; insist that family, local, and regional commitments and issues are highest priority; passionately oppose the Constitution; and reject the Bill of Rights.  Similarly, racists reject covenant relationships, divine law, fellowship through the Holy Spirit, and continuous consciousness of the soon coming of Christ.  Mistaken secular notions of freedom and liberty tend to promote anarchy (a perfect condition wherein all may do as they please, and there is no need for government, law, or 3rd party interventions to resolve conflicts and settle disputes).  For spiritual believers, mistaken notions of freedom and liberty appear as atheism, idolatry, and occultism; while envy, hatred, hostility, and malice are sin, and outright transgressions of the divine command that we love one another.  The desire for control in the distribution of resources (i.e., political goals) can undermine and warp leadership.  Racism may become disguised as public policy that continues bias, discrimination, and prejudice.  The communal spirit and unity that must appear in the formation of sacred congregations and worship bodies always becomes corrupted through ethnic arrogance, exaggerated cultural pride, selfishness, and tribalism.  Those in the world system always create and seek to maintain elitism, exclusion, imbalance, and a status quo based upon money, privilege, and violence.  A sacred inheritance must come into view for Christian believers that is described more in terms of accountability, duties, obligations, responsibility, sacrifice, and unselfish service.  Consider again how racism appears and is responded to within the holy writings:

(1.)  Romans 3:  19-24, King James Version (KJV):  19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law:  that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.  20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight:  for by the law is the knowledge of sin.  21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;  22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe:  for there is no difference:  23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;  24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

(2.)  Romans 3:  28-31, KJV:  28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.  29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:  30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.  31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid:  yea, we establish the law.

(3.)  Titus 1:  10-14, KJV:  10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:  11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.  12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.  13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;  14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

There is far more to be said, carefully examined, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  Romans 2:  28-29, KJV:  28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:  29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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