Sunday, October 1, 2017

Jesus Knew Prejudice

Jesus Knew Prejudice

Though I do not agree with everything Trump does or says, I still stand by our President as the best for the job at this time.  I pray for Him, it is a tremendous responsibility, being the leader of a great nation.
     I appreciate the fact that He acknowledges God, but was disappointed at His choice to call names while addressing the NFL who  chose to make a stand against our nation.  Whether they meant that or not, that's what they did, they told the whole world something.

    I do not agree that those who chose not to stand by our flag  are doomed for hell because of their actions, however I do believe it delivers a message of weakness to other countries.  It makes us look weaker as a nation.  They are thrilled to hear of our divisions as a nation.

It is a fact that there are prejudices in this country.  I believe some white people are prejudice against blacks  as well as some black people are prejudice against whites.  There are many prejudices in our country, some people hate Slavic people, some people hate Jews, some people hate whites, some people hate overweight people, some people hate Christians, some hate the poor, the uneducated, the handicapped, some people hate anyone different than themselves.

   So what does God call us to do? God calls people, to love Him,  to trust him and to pray.  He calls us to humble ourselves, turn from our sins and turn back to Him.  In doing so, He will heal our land and teach us to love one another in spite of our  differences.  God calls us to speak against sin but that does not mean we should hate or torment people if we do not agree with them.  God changes everything just as turning from Him changes everything.  God tells us what the change will be if we choose His ways of doing things... He will heal or land.  We all have people who do not like us, we've all had people treat us unfairly, we've all felt the pressures of prejudice in some way. 

   We are more than over comers as we trust the Saviour through the troubles in life.  We all have gone through the unjust treatment of others in some way.  God calls us to forgiveness and the restoring of our souls in Him.  Jews have known great prejudice and persecution.  Jesus was among them, He was not a white man, He was a Jew.  Jesus reached out to people different than himself and loved them. 

   He ate with the sinners and the publicans and He was ridiculed for it.  He was accused falsely of being a winebibber and glutton,  Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.  The people Jesus ate with were rejected by other people.  They knew the torments of prejudice and rejection.  Jesus loved them and won many over to Truth.

   We are called to love others in Christ while yet still standing for truth,  liberty and justice for all.

Romans 12:21
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good....

I apologies for being a little behind lately, I have been busy lately and very sick today with a migraine.

Susan Nikitenko

September 30th, 2017

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