I’m A Racist Christian

I confess I’m a Racist Christian.

 

I find blacks rather detestable. They tend to be lazy and most of them are criminals. I know that is true because while they are only 12% of the population of our country they make up over half the countries prison population. Plus, they’re taking all the white women!

Mexicans; though I enjoy their food and admire their work ethic, are a real drain to our economy. These border jumpers are taking our jobs! They will work for pennies on the dollar and send most of the money back to their family in Mexico. To top it off, they will usually take advantage of the many safety nets that are designed to take care of OUR citizens.

Muslims just terrify me, if I’m being honest. Their religion demands my death or servitude since I’m a Christian. Every time I see one of them I wonder which terrorist organization they belong to.

 

And don’t get me started on the Jews. They run everything, and this isn’t just some wacky conspiracy theory! From Hollywood to our banking system, these people are in control of everything. Their stupid hats and giant noses are quite off putting for my taste.

However, I am a Christian. And although I really hate all these people deep in my heart, I would never express these feelings publicly. I will never, EVER go to a KKK rally, burn a cross, or attend a lynching. I won’t even cross the street when I see one of them coming toward me because I would hate for them to think I am racist. I want them to see Christ in me!

I would never, EVER look down on a Mexican for doing a job that is beneath me. I want them to know that I love Jesus, and that even though they are beneath me, they don’t need to know it. They need to see the love of Jesus and that is exactly what I’m going to show them.

And although I hate Muslims and Jews, and in my flesh I would love to see them bomb each other into oblivion in the middle east, I will publicly pray for peace in the middle east because I want to exude the love of Christ.

I’m a racist, but only in my heart. I would NEVER act on my racism.  I’m a Christian. It’s more important that we focus on the love of Jesus, right?  Please don’t judge me. Matthew 7:1, right?

 

What is written above is racist and disgusting

It is also untrue. I don’t believe any of those things, and I apologize for using such harsh and offensive language.

I wrote those words to make a very important point.

Take out the word racist and replace it with the word gay.  Is this making sense yet?  I’ve taken all of the arguments made by so-called “Gay Christians” and their apologists and used their arguments to justify how a Christian can be a racist. And in their paradigm, by the unbiblical standard they have put forth to justify their position, they cannot consistently stand in opposition to what I wrote above.

In case you’re still wondering let me make it exceedingly clear. You cannot be a “Racist Christian.” Racism implies hatred. 1 John 4:8 says “The one not loving has not known God, because God is love.”

In the same way, it is impossible to be a homosexual and also be a Christian. One can no more harbor sexual desires for men in their heart and not act on them any more than one can harbor hatred in their hearts not act on it.

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

What differentiates a Christian’s life from a non-Christian’s life is the struggle against sin. The Christian life is a progressive journey of overcoming the “acts of the flesh” (Galatians 5:19-21) and allowing God’s Spirit to produce the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23). Christians sin, sometimes horribly.

 

Sometimes Christians are indistinguishable from non-Christians.

However, a true Christian will always repent, will always eventually return to God, and will always resume the struggle against sin.

But the Bible gives no support for the idea that a person who perpetually and unrepentantly engages in sin, or harbor sinful desires in their heart, can indeed be a Christian. Notice 1 Corinthians 6:11, “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

According to scripture, we are given a new heart when we become Christians. Ezekiel 36:26 “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”

The new heart and new Spirit given to us are inclined toward the things of God.

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

Being new means being NEW. The old passes away. It dies. Get it?

Paul gives us this warning in Romans 6:1-2 “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?”

And this in Romans 13:14 “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”

If you are alive to your sins; whether it be racism, homosexuality, or ANY sin, be sure you are dead to Christ and you are under the wrath of God. To know what the true gospel of Jesus Christ is and how to be saved, click here.

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1 Comment
  1. John Johnson 2 weeks ago

    Len, I think you go further than the scriptures allow when you assert that a person with homosexual attraction cannot be a Christian. Doesn’t Jame’s describe for us the nature of temptation and the nature of sin and how they’re related but distinct ~ that is, one is not the other?

    “Blessed is the one who endures trials, because when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. No one undergoing a trial should say, “I am being tempted by God,” since God is not tempted by evil, and he himself doesn’t tempt anyone. But each person *is tempted* when he is drawn away and enticed by his own evil desire. Then *after* desire has conceived, *it gives birth to sin*, and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death.”
    James 1:12-15 CSB

    Besides this, we have Jesus’ example, from which, I’m sure, a few inferences could be drawn.

    “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but *one who has been tempted **in every way** as we are*, yet without sin.”
    Hebrews 4:15 CSB

    The writer of Hebrews indicates, here, that Jesus was tempted. That is, Jesus felt the pull of the desire to sin that we all face. Yet, to his credit (which is the point of the author) he didn’t sin. Again, the temptation, or desire is one thing, the giving in to desire quite another. Besides, the same guy had already penned these words about Jesus, earlier ~

    “Therefore, *he **had to** be like his brothers and sisters in every way*, so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in matters pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. For since he himself has suffered *when he was tempted*, he is able to help *those who are tempted*.”
    Hebrews 2:17-18 CSB

    I’ve made my case. I believe you’ve overstated the biblical case when you claim, without its authority, that a homosexual inclination, in and of itself, is sin, since Scripture clearly delineates between a desire or inclination that is held in check, and the giving over of oneself to said desire.

    All that other stuff you wrote that, essentially, denies salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, we’ll have to leave for another day!

    ~ Along with the excuse and license to sin that you seem to be giving to Christians…but that’s just fruit from your faulty (Calvinisticky) systematic and hermenuetic coming through. It tends to be inconsistent with reality, when played out in the real life of day to day Christianity…imo 😋

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