In a time when the “racial issue” is so prevalent in our society, I would like to present a totally different (and radical) viewpoint. God’s viewpoint. So let’s take a brief look at how God thinks about race and racial issues.
The First Race
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness: and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”” Gen. 1: 26, 28
Of course, in Genesis, chapter one, we see the creation story. And the epitome of this is the creation of mankind or we could say, the human race. Out of Adam, God creates Eve, the first woman. The two became one and the human race begins.
And, of course, we all know the tragic ending and the result of the Fall. Adam and Eve are banned from the Garden of Eden and must then live a life of hardship.
Now it’s very important that we “see” and understand (spiritually) how God views this First Race. He calls Adam the first man:
“So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.” 1 Cor. 15: 45
Adam is the first human created. Thus, he is the first one in the human race. All of his descendants make up that race. This is the first race. You and I, my friend, are a part of that race.
The First Race Falls
If you read further on in Genesis chapter three, you will discover that this first race in Adam fell. Adam and Eve partook of the forbidden fruit and that race lived under that curse until our present day.
That was the first race…fallen forever!
The Fruit of that First Race
You don’t need a college degree to look around at this fallen race and see that it has become totally corrupt. It’s everywhere! And it’s getting worse all the time. There is a good reason for this. As you recall it was the Serpent (Satan) that tempted Eve to take the forbidden fruit. The moment she partook of that fruit was the moment the first Race gave control over this world to Satan. That’s why the Apostle John could make this statement:
“We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” 1 John 5: 19
Do you realize what this means? John is telling us that the whole world system (even those parts that appear to be good!) are fallen and under Satan’s control. Of course, he is a deceiver and a liar!
However, don’t lose heart my dear friends.
God began a whole New Race!
And He started it using a whole new Adam. He is referred to as the Last Adam and the Second Man.
“For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.” 1 Corinthians 15:21-25
This is the Man…Christ Jesus!
He is the New Man of the New Race. This race is those who are from the first Adam’s race but now have been born anew into the second Adam’s race. And here is a very important and wonderful fact:
The whole New Race is inside of Christ!
Christ is inside of every person in that New Race!
“Christ in you, the hope of glory!” Colossians 1: 27
Paul tells us that this is a great mystery. How can Christ live inside of the believer? By one way only…in the Spirit.
And let’s be clear…the only way that a person enters this New Race is by putting their trust and life into God’s hands by receiving the life of His Son.
So there are only two races on planet earth. The old race (in Adam) and the new race (in Christ).
The Deception of Many Races
Unfortunately, we have bought into the idea that there are many races on the earth. Such thinking goes like this: there are whites, blacks, reds, yellows, brown, etc. But are those designations really individual races?
Not according to many of the expert anthropologists! Below I have included a very interesting article in Newsweek about this topic.
And there are many more! In reality these “distinctions” are merely people groups with their own distinctive cultures and features. But what about the skin color differences and facial distinctions?
Well that’s simple. Those “distinctions” are merely because of where those people groups live on planet Earth. But biologically and internally, we are all the same!
Yes, we have different cultures and ethnicity. But we are all a part of Adam’s race…the human race.
The fact that we have swallowed the “blue pill” regarding different races is why we are so separated and divided! Yet this is a total deception of the evil one to separate us all from one another. He is a great divider.
But now down to my main point…
Now, there is a brand New Race!
This race was born into this world about two thousand years ago through the New Adam…Jesus Christ. If you have received this “Adam” as your Lord and Savior then you are part of this New Race. And by the way, there are all colors and people groups within this race. There are no cultural or ethnic divisions with this race.
The Real Battle
The struggle for this New Race is the real battle happening on the Earth today. And yet the battle has already been won. Jesus Christ (the New Adam) has already conquered death, sin, the world system, the religious system, and the devil and all his fallen angels.
He has conquered all through his resurrection and lives inside of everyone who is a part of his New Race!
Dear brothers and sisters, it is time to stop focusing on “racial issues.”
There are no racial issues!
There is ONLY the Old Race and the New Race.
The Old Adam and the New Adam.
Jesus Christ and His church is the New Adam.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.” (2 Cor. 5: 17)
So, I would like to propose a brand new slogan to spread on the internet:
“A New Slogan for a New Race: Christ Life Matters!”
Let’s go viral with it folks!
Also I would like to send out an invitation to all those that may not have entered the New Race yet. If you are still stuck in the Old Race and feel frustrated, aimless, hopeless, and bogged down…then I am here to tell you that you no longer need to stay there! There is hope for you in the New Race!
However, (this is important) you will need to give up your old life in the old race. You will need to “die” to that race and be “born-again” into the new race of the New Adam.
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It’s a New Day folks! And I have to tell you that there is no hope for the old race. In fact, it’s already dead. It just doesn’t know it yet.
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