The irony of racism

Hated racism is a plague that can reside in hearts of people no matter their race, isn’t it?

Here in America we proudly thought we had finally gotten it under control too with the help of the black’s well-respected leader, Rev. Martin Luther King and the federal mandates that followed in the mid 20th century, when racism came to be perceived as socially unacceptable and morally repugnant as well.

But sadly in recent years others rose in control who self-servingly fanned the once-dying embers of racism into roaring flames of violent hatred and racism.  And while there are some who still purposely keep the evil flames fanned, thankfully there are also good people on both sides who are grieving the ground gained and lost with recent events, and share a common purpose of calling for the Government to find a way to make it stop for good.

Then this morning I began thinking, the longed for answer to this blight was there for all to see, but it got tossed out like the proverbial baby with the bath water when society bought into the lie that we were better off without God and His confining instructions to man that are found in His Word, the Bible. And sadly the ethics of arbitrary “Political Correctness” soon replaced both.

The irony is God keeps things simple for man by letting us know how we can best function with one another… it’s mankind who muddies things up by thinking they can do better.

In God’s world race, gender and social status are non-issues. The very things that are ripping societies apart today:

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”   —Galations 3:28

Reading the Bible is good for what ails us!   

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