Are You A Racist?

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Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim

Good Morning!

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

I’m discovering just how racist many people really are and I am shocked.
The first black man is going to be the President of the United States and I don’t believe that white folks are going to be able to handle it.
I am constantly receiving email of a racial tone.
One person sent the new $1 bill that’s just literally blacked-out on the picture with nothing but the eyes showing.
Is that racist?
Another shows Air Force One with “pimped out” or the presidential limousine with spinning hubcaps.
Everyday it is something new and I receive this from my white, Christian friends.
Now I’m from the south and I know there is a streak of racism in me but I really try hard to subdue it through the Holy Spirit.
I’ve always had respect for those of other races.
In the sixth grade I was made class president and it was the black vote that carried me. In fact, every black boy and girl voted for me because I was their friend.
I use to get up and sing Negro spirituals with all of them.
In college I roomed with two Iranians and was friends with many more.
Even Iranians that I had not met knew I was Tim because I was a friend to so many.
God talked about race, including yours!
The LORD looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if there is even one with real understanding, one who seeks for God.
But no, all have turned away from God; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not even one!
Ps 14:2-3
Haman was a racist and ended up dying on his own gallows. (Esther 7)
God is NOT racist; just the opposite.
Jesus, a Jew, died for those of African descent, Middle-eastern, Asian, Polynesian, Slavic, Hispanic, and even Anglo’s.
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom 5:8
So if you are reading this and receive a racist email, instead of passing it along why don’t you pass this one back to the one that sent you the other!

5 thoughts on “Are You A Racist?

  1. I grew up in western New York State and one of my earliest memories was of my father telling me when I walked down a street where a black man was, to pull my pocket knife out and open the blade so they would know I meant business. Having spent time in the Military I found that many of my beliefs about blacks were totally wrong. The older generations had many beliefs about other races, and the more we mingle with them, the more we find are obviously wrong. I have many black friends now and it all comes back to the Word of God, If you would have a friend, you must be one. So, no, I am not a racist even though I was raised as one.

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  2. Thank you so much for this one. I’ve also received some of the same e-mails and could not think of a reply that wouldn’t cause hard feelings. You just gave me one.

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  3. Thankfully I haven’t received any of those emails & would delete them as fast as I could hit the button if any turn up!

    I am very intolerant of racism, though like Andy in the previous post, I too had to get through some bigotry from my father’s upbringing.

    You know what it really boils down to is we all have very distinctive personalities with quirks, flaws, & strengths & weaknesses, which have nothing to do with the color of our skin, but rather the attitude of our heart!

    That’s why we need a savior! Thank you God for sending us Your Son, Jesus!

    And thank you Tim for being so transparent!

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  4. We have received a couple of what would be considered racist cartoons, but they weren’t forwarded on. Actually, Mr. Obama is bi-racial, not an African-American. I couldn’t care less what color he is, it’s things about his character that I’m concerned about., and the direction he’s going to lead this nation. And, yes, I’m praying for him and his family.
    Ann

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  5. I agree with you ann. I don’t care about the color of his skin, but the content of his character (to quote MLK). Unfortunately, I thinnk too many judged him on the color of his skin!
    Sandy

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