What Is In A Color?

Why do we cherish the variety of color in every species but our own?

In my opinion, there’s no such thing as a Black Church, nor is there no such thing for me as a White Church

The church doesn’t have any color.

The only color that the church should be identifying itself with is RED because of the Blood of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 3:28
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.

The context of this verse is justification by faith in Christ Jesus, the fact that Jesus has redeemed all those who believe on Him, whether Jew or Gentile (Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.).

Racial, social, and gender distinctions that are so easily divided, in no way hinder a person from coming to Christ in order to receive His mercy. All people equally can become God’s heirs and recipients of His eternal promise.

Galatians 4:5-7
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

John 7:24
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Acts 17:26
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Folks, God sovereignly created one man, Adam. As Adam’s descendants multiplied and formed nations, it was God who designed their course.

1 Peter 2:17
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

Fear God: Our reverence for God should be the basis of our relationships with others. All people are created in His image, and He is the One who has placed some people in authority over us. Therefore we should treat everyone with love and respect.

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2 thoughts on “What Is In A Color?

  1. I agree with you from a theological perspective. The white church in the South, however, preached a perverted gospel. A few verses were cobbled together to assure that slaves remained docile and obedient. Whites had the “good” seats during services; blacks sat in the balcony. That kind of religious abuse remains long in memory.

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  2. Your comment really hit the nail on the head, Anna. This post was sparked by a conversation I recently had with an African American friend, who was asked to sing a solo at a White church. Initially, my friend admitted to being hesitant about accepting the invitation, because of a fear of not being received well, but they admitted that they were accepted with true Christian love and warmth when they attended the church. While there may be a comfort level associated with worshipping with those who share our race and culture, in a physical building On Sundays, sometimes we all have to be reminded that Jesus will be coming back for one body of sincere believers.

    As “born again” Christians, we all say that God sees us as covered by the red blood of Christ, yet Satan has fooled many people(in both races) into harboring racial hatred in their heart.

    While the racial injustices cannot be erased, each of us as Christians(regardless of race) must examine our heart and ask God to purge out any open or hidden hatred/prejudices we may hold towards others.

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