The best advice I can offer my black fellow Americans is for them to leave the Democratic plantation. It is the failed policies of the Left, not "systemic racism," that are to blame for most of the problems that continue to plague the black communities within our great nation -- policies that do little more than foster a sense of victimhood, dependence, and entitlement. The gospel of Jesus Christ and intentional fellowship with "persons from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds" is the best -- indeed the only -- cure for racism. While God has created persons with diversity -- including color and culture -- to be understood and appreciated, in the end I maintain that there is one race: the human race; and there is one skin color: various shades of brown. If we choose to emphasize any color, let it be red, since that is the color of the blood that was shed by the Son of God so that we can have forgiveness of sins and eternal life.
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Guilt & Shame
Some believers wrestle with debilitating guilt and shame "because of sinful choices and behaviors prior to coming to know Christ or even after becoming a Christian. Yet this notion is patently false. God wipes away the entire record of our sinful misdeeds." [ref] We need to confess our sins, thank God for his forgiveness, and get on with the business of living for Christ rather than self (Lev 16:21; Num 5:7; Ps 32:5; James 5:16; 1 John 1:9). Debilitating guilt and shame is one of the Devil's favorite tools since it makes us weak and ineffective in our Christian walk and witness. While Satan can never steal our salvation, far too often we allow him to rob us of its joy. - AC21DOJ
All those who have heard and received this good news [= the gospel] are now called to a new pattern of life within the baptized community. The old distinctions have not been eradicated anymore than the soul of a new believer has been ripped out of his body. We still live in the tension between the "No Longer" and the "Not Yet." We still affirm the goodness of God's created order even while we recognize that it has been horribly marred by sin. But in Jesus Christ we have been called out of darkness into his marvelous light. This means that Christians have been liberated from the demonic forces of racism, materialism, and sexism. This has happened not through assimilation to the politically correct agenda of the world around us but rather through the inner transformation and liberation brought about through the sending of God's Holy Spirit into our hearts (Gal 4:6). [ref]
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