Saturday Sermon: We are all created equal in God's eyes
By By John Fisher
July 25, 2014 at 2:25 a.m.
The human race is God's creation.
One time, there was unification, but today, we see difficulty in race relations.
Genesis 1:17 and 3:20 reveals, we all came from one mother, Eve. But we see sin, which is rebellion against God.
Genesis 10:1-32 reveals the Earth was destroyed by a God-given flood and Noah's sons replenished the Earth.
In Genesis 11:1-9, we see mankind again rebels against God in idolatry, and God gives different languages to mankind in the form of new countries and skin color.
I believe skin colors comes from Noah's sons. Why? I do not know except perhaps to teach mankind, to accept one another by obeying God's word.
We go on to the New Testament of the Bible, and we see in Acts 17:25-28 that God made all races and nations, all of us by one blood (verse 26) for His purposes.
One thing I know for sure, I have been a licensed mortician since 1965 and have never seen from embalming but one color of blood, and it is red, regardless of the color of skin.
Why do we have race problems?
Romans 3:9-20 reveals to us that we are all sinners and guilty before God. We have no fear of God; we hate, have prejudice and bigotry, and all races have this toward each other.
We do not have the rule of God's love in our heart. There is none righteous, verse 10 tells us.
What can we do? We can embrace the cross of Christ on which there is no distinction of color of skin or races.
John 3:16 tells us Jesus died for the whole world. The cross reveals God's love and forgiveness.
Until we embrace the work of the cross of Christ, mankind will continue to be prejudice.
Better economics and more laws will never solve the problem with racism. Hearts can be changed when Jesus Christ is received, and we take on the principle of the cross. God's love is sacrificial - loves all and forgives all - eternally.
Equality comes from God, not man. One of the statements of the U.S. Declaration of Independence says this: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Our rights come from God, not man. Until we love God and love one another with God's love, we cannot have acceptance of one another.
Remember the kingdom of darkness gives death - hell - but the kingdom of God by Christ gives life - the life of God's divine love.
Do you know Jesus Christ?
John Fisher is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Point Comfort.