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Racism: It’s an ugly word. This is especially true when it comes to Christianity. Thankfully, though, there is a real solution to the issue according to a video published by Straight Truth.
According to this podcast, there are only two ways to view those within the human race. First of all, there are nonbelievers. These people should still be seen as “sons of Adam,” and our goal should be to win them to Christ. Secondly, if a person is a believer, they are your brother and sister in Christ. This characterization leaves no room for racism as each person is either a person in need of Jesus or a brother and sister in Christ.
This video does not take away from or make light of the instances of real racism many people experience day in and day out. Consequently, this video does not mean to offer unhelpful platitudes meant to remedy the issue. Instead, it aims to tackle the very real problem of racism by looking at it through the Biblical worldview.
In essence, racism is belittling or hating another person for no other reason but the color of their skin. In John 2:11, the Bible speaks to the way believers are to treat other believers and/or other people of the “human” race.
“But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.”
Watch this podcast video in its entirety to delve deeper in the topic of racism and how we as believers should view and address this hot button issue.