For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
When we look at the character of Christ we will quickly discover that racism cannot exist in God's government. Over and over again in Scripture Christ makes it clear that He is no respecter of persons. Romans 2:11 What makes us any different, for those of us that are called by His name? Isaiah 43:7. He welcomes, "...whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13. This includes every human, does it not?
I often wonder where racism originated? I often wonder how one can hate to such a degree? I often wonder how perpetrators of violence against a race can sleep at night? I often wonder... But then I remember that it all began with sin and I conclude that an enemy has done this. It is just like him to stir up division and more so, to even encourage segregation amongst Christians.
We are fooled if we believe for a moment that this type of mentality is acceptable to God. Are we under the delusion that heaven will be divided into sections? White. Black. Yellow. Red? No, actually we will all be together. We will all love everyone. We will be as one in Christ. There will be no separation, no preference. None superior. How will you fare with that fact? Your neighbor very well may be someone completely different from you. A different color. A different nationality. A difference race.
Heaven will not be made up of a superficial existence between His children. There will be none there that just put up with one another. There will be a genuine love and acceptance. But will those who have a difficult time with other races here on earth be zapped into conformity in order to be fit for heaven? No, earth is the training ground. Earth is where this character trait must be proved. We will not be able to fake it. It must be real; real as real can be.
It will not be until we can embrace every one of God's created children with love and authenticity that we will be fit for heaven. We cannot harbor one inkling of indifference, hate or mere tolerance for races other than our own.
At the conclusion of the matter, "there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28. Did you know that the Bible says that if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced [or convicted] of the law as transgressors?" James 2:9
Lord, help us to put away all traces of prejudice from our hearts, whether secret or known. With God's grace may we repent of having respector of persons cherished within. May we reflect on our loving Savior's acceptance of all mankind and let this mind be in us which was also in Christ Jesus