Sin is Colorblind

I’m not supposed to talk about race, because I’m a middle class white girl. I have inherent ‘white privilege.’ Everything has come easy to me because the color of my skin has given me an advantage. This is what society is pushing. This is arguably the greatest divide plaguing our nation. The media is the largest culprit. The powers that control what the media produces have a vested interest in keeping the race war alive. Yes, I said the powers that control the media. They aren’t reporting facts – they’re reporting what they’re told to report. When you get a minute, look up Project Mockingbird. It’ll change your opinion on the media real quick.

Of course there is racism in our nation, and always has been. I am not denying that fact, nor could it be denied. We’ve all seen racism first hand. It is repulsive and vile and should outrage every single human. The problem today is that the term racism has taken on a new meaning. The Oxford dictionary defines racism as “the inability or refusal to recognize the rights, needs, dignity, or value of people of particular races or geographical origins.” The actual definition is clearly stated; the issue lies in how it’s being applied.

Last night, I attempted to watch Grey’s Anatomy. I’m embarrassed to admit it because I genuinely hate the show now. I’ve changed. The show has changed. I’m only half keeping up with it out of some misplaced sense of loyalty because I’ve watched it since the start, when I was 16. I mean, I’m 33…it’s time to call time of death on it, ABC! But, I digress. I sat, utterly disgusted, as Dr. Koracick went on an apologetic rant over his whiteness. He lamented about his ignorance and his commitment to doing better. His 3 minute monologue summarized the problem in America today. Somewhere along the lines, white citizens have been convinced that we need to apologize simply for being born white.

I’m the type of person who will apologize even when I’ve done nothing wrong, in some cases, just to resolve conflict. Let me be clear, there is no apology to be made here. I will not apologize for simply being born, nor should any person of any race. Furthermore, I believe that apologizing for our skin color is affront to God Almighty because He designed us. Genesis 1:27 tells us, “so God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” He created us in HIS image. Every single human, regardless of race, is made in the image of God. When we insinuate there is error in our creation, we assume that God somehow made a mistake. This is simply impossible. Psalm 147:4-5 states that, “He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.” God, in His omniscient power, is incapable of errors.

The root cause of true racism, and also the faux media contrived racism, is the same root of all the evil acts we see everyday. Sin. All men and women, regardless of race, social status, educational pedigree, et cetera, are born with a sin nature. We are all in sin until we come to know and accept Jesus Christ into our hearts. Sin is running rampant in our country in many forms, one of which presents as racism. Hatred for our fellow man, for any reason, is not of God. But the world rejects God at every turn. We’ve removed Him from our schools, removed Him from the workplace, we’ve even been forced to cover our faces and hide His creation. The lack of reverence for God is the source of disparity today.

The only apologies that we must make are to God for our sins! Like the church of Ephesus, we’ve left our first love. America will never see true peace and harmony until we return to Him. He is the Prince of Peace and Lord of Lords. When we’re in communion with Him, we will see all mankind as He does. We will truly love our neighbors as ourselves and see them through Heavenly eyes where race is no factor.

Friend, do not capitulate to societal pressure. You were fearfully and wonderfully made for His glory.

Until next time,

Erica Lee

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