Racism…

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I don’t normally post or participate in political discussions of any kind on Facebook. But with the xenophobia attacks currently making headlines across the world, I couldn’t keep quiet any longer. So this morning I posted this on Facebook:

“Today, when you encounter a person, I dare you to look into his or her eyes, and really see, another human being, a person. See a man who has a mother who loves him. See a woman who loves her children. See a human being that Jesus died for. Do not see the colour of the skin or the nationality in the id book. See the person. I dare you.”

In the comments, a person stated that he is fast becoming a racist, to which I replied that he should not be a racist, as God is not racist. In a friendly way (we are friends) he questioned my statement.

Is God a racist? God commanded Israel not to mix with other nations. Was this because Israel was a pure nation? Not at all. Just take Joseph for example – he married an Egyptian woman, so the entire tribe of Joseph had Egyptian blood. The command was given to keep Israel SPIRITUALLY pure. God knew that the other nations they would encounter along the way, were into idolatry. God wanted to protect Israel from the dire consequences of idolatry.

Now read Numbers 12…. The first verse says: “Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite.” The Cushites were black. If you don’t believe me, go and do some research for yourself online. This is a nice example of racism, right there in the book of Numbers. Miriam was upset as her brother married a black woman. What did God do? Read the rest of the chapter….. In short – His anger burned against them and Miriam ended up with leprosy.

Now if God didn’t have a problem with Moses marrying a black woman, should you have a problem with people of a different skin colour to yours? I don’t think you have a foot to stand on. Stop seeing a culture. Stop seeing a nation. Stop seeing a skin colour. I repeat the dare…

“Today, when you encounter a person, I dare you to look into his or her eyes, and really see, another human being, a person. See a man who has a mother who loves him. See a woman who loves her children. See a human being that Jesus died for. Do not see the colour of the skin or the nationality in the id book. See the person. I dare you.”

 

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