Are You Color Blind?













Q and A

Exposing Lies


Are You Color Blind?

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.” Galatians 3:26-29

It’s amazing that racism could exist in the Church of God, simply because the Church is the Body of Christ - individual members of “One Body.” The Church are called the sons of God who have been born of the Promised Seed through the agency of the Holy Spirit. In the natural all of us were born of Adam’s seed which was preserved through Noah’s sons that produced the races and their variations.

But regardless of who we are in the flesh, we are one holy race in Christ. We are one people who are citizens of one Kingdom and all have the same Father. God chose an ancient people out of bondage in Egypt to be His own possession, but being born of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was not enough to even see the Kingdom of God. Jesus told the Jewish Rabbi Nicodemus that if he wished to see the Kingdom that he would have to be born again of the Spirit. (Jo.3)

Our text is clear enough saying there is neither Jew nor Greek in Christ, and that those who have been baptized into Christ are Abraham’s children of promise. The great Apostle Paul was an Israelite according to the flesh, born of the tribe of Benjamin. He was also a rising star among the Rabbinic teachers in Jerusalem before Jesus called him into His grace and service. But when looking back Paul counted it all as “rubbish” compared to being born in Christ. (Phil.3) To the Romans he explained it this way, -“Nor are they all children because they are Abraham’s descendants; ‘But through Isaac your descendants will be named.’ That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants.”(Rom.9) 

Whether Jew or Gentile, all must be born of the Spirit of God. All men are descended from the first Adam and regardless of race must be born into the Last Adam to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, -“The first man, Adam, became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving Spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. . .Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly. Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God:” (1 Cor.15)

Being a natural descendant of Abraham could get you a land flowing with milk and honey, but father Abraham wanted much more and was looking ahead, -“By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose Architect and builder is God.” (Heb.11)

Satan is always working to divide because he knows that a house divided cannot stand. Race is but one of his tools, a tool which should have no success in the Church. The Bible says, “Without vision the people perish.”

Looking through our spiritual eyes, let us see the vision of who we are in Christ - and live into that vision united as one.





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