WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CHRISTIANITY?
Coach Dave Daubenmire
March 20, 2008
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 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. Galatians 3.
Could somebody please explain to me what in the world a �black Christian� is? Or, for that matter, a �Methodist Christian,� or �Baptist Christian,� or �conservative Christian?�
All of this talk about race; about white Christians and black Christians; white churches and black churches, must just break the Lord�s heart! How have we allowed the sacrifice of Jesus upon the cross to be whittled down to nothing more than human skin pigmentation?
Stop the foolishness, folks. God is a Spirit and man is a spirit. That�s right, man is a spirit. We live in a body, we possess a soul, but we are a spirit. And a spirit ain�t got no color nor denomination!
Enough already of this stupid race baiting, we are allowing God�s children to be separated for political gain. We should know better than that. If you are born again of the Spirit of God you have been bleached. Yep, bleached in blood.
I say shame on all of us. Shame on Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, on Jeremiah Wright and Bob Jones University. Shame on every pastor and politician who wants to identify himself as some type of specialized Christian. Shame on Baptist Christians and Methodist Christians, on AME Christians and Evangelical Christians, on Charismatic Christians and Fundamentalist Christians. Shame on conservative Christians and liberal Christians, on black Christians and white Christians.
Stop it already. Stop taking your cue from the television. Stop allowing Jackson and Sharpton, Hannity and Rush, and all our preachers to classify us as if we were different types of cars! Don�t listen to Hillary or Obama, Dick Morris or Juan Williams, or any of the talking heads planted by the race-baiters whose job it is to keep blood-washed Christians separated. Divide and conquer�it is the oldest trick in the book.
Here is the Truth. �There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.�
Look, I am sorry about racism. I know it exists. I know white human beings have done terrible things to black human beings. But white humans have also done terrible things to other white humans, and black on black crime is an epidemic. I know some black Americans have had it tougher than some white Americans but some black Americans have it better than other white Americans. Struggle is part of the human experience.
I have to just be gut honest here. I�m sure some will call me names but I won�t be the first to be accused of something I�m not. Read what they did in Jeremiah�s day. Sometimes the only way they can win a debate is to �smite with words.� Well, I�m bigger than that. What you call me won�t change the Truth. Listen to what I say�.not how I say it.
Recent statistics tell us that 90% of black Americans are voting Democratic. It is a �cultural thing� they tell us. Black Christians are voting for candidates who won�t stop the killing of unborn black babies. So evidently somewhere, someone is convincing blacks that the Democratic Party is their Savior. That somebody is standing in the pupit.
I thought Jesus was our Savior!
Because they have turned to Jehovah-Jesse rather than Jehovah-Jireh, many �black Christians� and "black churches" have made government their provider and they dutifully follow a political party that their adulterous-leadership has convinced them will lead them to the �promised land.� For forty years they have followed the Democratic-god and have been led not to freedom in Christ, but deeper into Egypt and the land of bondage.
But pale-faced America is no better. The "white churches," for the most part have been oblivious to the needs of their black brothers and sisters in Christ. As the needs in the inner-city grew, white America fled to the suburbs, leaving the god-of-government to meet the needs of the poor and the wretched. Whitey has not done his Christian duty to the poor of all pigmentations. We have turned the duties of the Church over to the god- of-government and we wonder why our black brothers look to elected officials for salvation.
Jesus is not a Democrat. Jesus is not a Republican. In fact, He is not even an American! Jesus is Lord!
�White Christians� pray to their �white God� for more stuff, while �black Christians� pray to their �black God� for justice and equality. The racial divide is deep because �black Christians� and �white Christians,� for the most part, don�t serve the same God.
A wise man said that the most segregated hour in America is 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.
You see, Christian values don�t have a color and they are not indigenous to any race Abortion is wrong, whether it kills a black baby or a white baby. Homosexuality is sin, whether you are a black man or a white woman. Poverty is crippling and it has no color. Murder is wrong no matter who pulls the trigger. All children deserve a mom and a dad regardless of their race. Stealing from one to give to another is covetousness even if you call it welfare.
Isn�t it time the Church started being the salt and stopped being a color?
I�m a proud white man. I am not ashamed of my German heritage nor my Catholic up-bringing. But today I don�t identify myself as a German-American nor a former Catholic. I am neither. I am an American, a follower of Jesus, and if you have trusted in the Name that is Above Every Name, you are my brother. I say it is time we started acting like it.
In 2006 I voted for Ken Blackwell, a Christian, for governor of Ohio. In the 2008 Primary I wrote in the name of Alan Keyes, a Christian, for president of the United States. I would proudly vote for Bobby Jindall, Jesse Lee Peterson, Ken Hutcherson, J.C. Watts, Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele, or Tony Dungy. Character has no color.
How about you my black Christian brother? Would you vote for such men of character? Statistics show that black Americans won�t vote for black Republicans! Tragically, most blacks have been taught to be more loyal to the Democrats than they are to their Lord.
But how about you, my white Christian brother, are you voting for a Republican rather than a Christian? Did Jeremiah Wright�s comments make you angry or sad? Are you voting Republican so you can beat the Democrats when you should be voting for Jesus so he can destroy the works of the Satan? We have become convinced that Party allegiance trumps allegiance to Christ. The Devil runs both Parties. A vote for either is a vote for Slew-foot�s agenda.
What kind of nation would this be if 90% of the CHRISTIANS voted for the same values?
There is a crisis of character in America. This �deficit of decency� is not a characteristic of any particular ethnic group. It is common to the human race. Blacks have the deficit and whites have the deficit. Only a life redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb can cure it.
Republicans aren�t the antidote and Democrats don�t have an elixir. Only Jesus can meet the needs of sin-sick America.
I came across this video of comedian Steve Harvey. It brought tears to my eyes. It convinced me of what I already knew. Blacks and whites serve the same Jesus. We just don�t know that we do. Please take 3 minutes to watch this video.
We�re better than we are acting, Church. The Devil has divided us.
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color is your Christianity?