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A Baptist church in Kentucky appears to be determined to vote to exclude inter-racial couples from membership and participating in church activities. I only mention the Baptist affiliation because I want to make it clear it was not the Lord's church.
The Bible says,
"And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings," (Acts 17:26 NKJV)
Since all men are one blood, all nationalities and cultures are the same in God's eyes.
"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself." (Philippians 2:3 NKJV)
Nothing said here about the color of one's skin.
"Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent," (Acts 17:30 NKJV)
"All men" means all men are commanded to obey regardless of color.
"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9 NKJV)
Again, God makes no distinction as to color. If He doesn't make a distinction and He accepts all who do His will, what gives us the right to go beyond Him and honor one color or race above another?
Nothing. Nada. Zip. Period. End of story.
If a person's color matters, even within a color group there are differences in color. What is the "proper" color in any group? Even within the "white" group there are wide variations. Some are darker than I, some are lighter. Are the lighter whites superior to the darker whites? Am I superior to some whites and inferior to other whites because of our coloration?
God only cares about the color of our hearts and the color of our souls. It is shameful when those professing Christ's name reject people because of the color of their skin rather than the color of their hearts.
The Monticello church of Christ doesn't care what color you are. Red, yellow, black, green, doesn't matter. all are welcome. Inter-racial or mixed families, come on in, sit down and worship with us. We have room for you, period.
No voting you in or out. We leave all that up to God. (Acts 2:47) All we're concerned about is doing His will. (John 4:24)
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