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CLARITY – 7-12-19 Ethnos

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A Biblical Response to Current Events -7-12-19

Ethnos

What’s Happening: “Accusations of racism followed the NRCC’s release of a fundraising email featuring Colin Kaepernick’s photo Wednesday. Critics say the photo is obviously darkened…the NRCC denies it. The photo was tied to an appeal for a $25 donation in exchange for a gift of a Betsy-Ross-flag mug. Photos have been lightened or darkened in the past, too (https://news.yahoo.com/republican-nrcc-darken-colin-kaepernick-skin-ad-134501694.html;_ylt=AwrXgiLAhShdoBEAdTvQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTEyZmkyZ283BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMzBHZ0aWQDQjgzMjBfMQRzZWMDc3I-).  ‘“House Republicans are running on racism, plain and simple. It’s disgusting, it’s offensive and it should be fireable, but there’s no accountability in the Republican Party,” a Democrat  operative said.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I guess they were caught ‘black-handed.’”

Biblical Response:  “That was a crude attempt at some racial humor, huh? In the first place, a careful examination of the photo shows caucasians in the background similarly ‘darkened’ (which flies in the face of accusations of discriminatory practices). Secondly, the left-leaning media needs to ‘make hay while the sun shines.’ Racial inter-marrying promises to eliminate all accusations of racism in a few centuries anyway. By then, we should all be the same skin color that Adam and Eve were (Acts 17:26 – ‘nation’ is translated from the original Greek word ‘ethnos’). God must be laughing at our pointless pettiness.”

“Christians? There is no room for racism in those who believe in Acts 17:26. God is colorblind, in a sense. Certainly, He sees us all equally culpable (Isaiah 53:6; Rom. 3:23). It doesn’t exclude any race from His universal judgment…which is why we need a Universal Savior.” 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, forgive our history of racial injustice; I’m thankful for Your patience with our thickheadedness; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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