There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Divide and conquer. We are seeing this happen before our eyes. We are being divided here in America in a more widespread way than anytime in recent history. Yes, in past times there have been significantly more dangerous and sinful divides, such as the horrific days of slavery where the black community were seen as nothing more than animals and property of their owners. That was a horrific time in our nation’s history.
I’d also like to make the point that, while some evangelicals try to make the case that slavery in and of itself was not sinful since the Bible talks about it, they ignore the horrific ways in which slavery was implemented in America. In Biblical times, slaves in Israel were still viewed as fully human and with certain rights and protections by the law. In the Old Testament, there was often even a time period where slaves were to be freed or decide to stay on working for the slave owner. It was a completely different context.
Here in America, the slaves that were brought here were literally kidnapped, treated as sub-human and bought, sold, raped, beaten, tortured and even murdered. There is no defense of the slavery here in America. That was out and out sin. Plain and simple. No getting around it. It was a horrific stain on our nation’s history, and I’m thankful for the Constitutional Conservatives, such as President Abraham Lincoln, who decided to take a stand and end the barbaric practice.
Now, here we are, 155 years later, and we are seeing an intense division in our nation. We are seeing it in our churches and even our families. This is all a part of the larger scheme for those pulling the strings behind the scenes to conquer America from within so that they might rebuild our nation in a new, socialistic and anti-God society. The strategy being employed was to divide us up, find ways to pit us against each other as oppressed vs oppressor. We see this in the pitting of men vs women, rich vs poor, left vs right, straight vs gay and even white vs black.
What is the result of this strategic maneuvering? Well, we are seeing the fruits of this with the current riots, protests and looting.
We have to remember that Satan is behind all of this. We can tell because the same strategy has been used throughout world history. This is his attempt to divide us up so that we can be conquered, as the Devil tries to establish his one world government, religion and currency. If we participate in this division, we are playing right into his hand.
What we need to remember is that the solution is always the Gospel. Paul told us in Galatians 3:28 that, “you are all one in Christ” if you are a part of the family of God. There’s no racial divisions.
The early church dealt with these kinds of divisions, especially among the Jewish people. There was a division between the Jews and the Gentiles. Paul even publicly confronted Peter in Galatians 2 (which more than likely led to Paul’s need to state Galatians 3:28), where he was playing along with the divisive mentality among the Jews. Just as Paul confronted this, we must confront this mentality within our own midst.
We must stop playing into the left’s games of words and labels. We must reject white privilege to its core… That is a racist mentality that say that those of a European decent are superior (or privileged) over minorities. Remember that it was the left (Democrats) that supported slavery, racism and the KKK. Now they are virtue signaling by repeating their historic position of white superiority, except now they are trying to create a victim group so that they can continue to hold onto power. Don’t play their games. Oppose them to the extreme.
Christians need to take a stand for equality for all. End the division. Stop playing the left’s game. The Gospel is our unifier, no matter what gender, race, economic status or any other label in which the progressive left tries to divide us with. Christ unifies us. The only division that we should see is between the saved and the lost, the Christian and the non-Christian. And even then, that divide is not hostile. That is just a categorical division in which we understand who needs salvation and who already has it.
There is a common humanity and humility in understanding that we, as Christians, are no different than the lost, except for the saving power of Christ. We are all sinners, saved and lost alike. This bring us a humble spirit, understanding that we deserve eternal punishment in hell and the only reason why aren’t going to be punished because of what Christ did for us on the cross.
As we see protests, riots, crime and division occurring in our nation, with a severe racial divide, let’s not play into the Left’s game. Don’t participate in the division. Find ways to unite, all while promoting the truth of God’s Word. Our unifying factor is truth, God’s Word, The Gospel and Jesus Christ.