Posted by: Veroni Kruger | March 19, 2016

Racism: The Battle For Our Minds

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(Alexander Venter on Facebook)

In the battle for our minds, there are a number of “pet” avenues by which Satan attempts to seduce us. Many of these are the result of selfish ambitions. Others derive from fear. Racism is a combination of these two negative feelings. It rests on the premise that my particular race is superior to all others. It feeds on the fear that my race is doomed to at best deprivation, and at worst extinction, because of oppression by another race/s.

Racism is alive and well in many countries in the world. Right now, it is like a disease in South Africa that threatens our very existence.

What should we do about this? We could give in to Satan and surrender ourselves to a totally destructive force that will ultimately annihilate us. Worst still, it will bring complete estrangement between us and God. That is, by the way, what hell is, and we may bring it upon ourselves to experience it in this life already. On the other hand, we could ask ourselves what Jesus thinks about it, and align our thought patterns to His thoughts.

Jesus made no distinction whatsoever between people of different race, shocking many of the traditionalists in his time by associating with Samaritans, the race most despised by many of Jesus’s own race. Paul, great propagator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes an emphatic statement in Galatians 3.28: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

The pledge above provides a plan to guide us as we divest ourselves of racism. I have pledged to follow these guidelines, and I want to invite you to do the same. You will see that it will bring freedom such as you may never have thought possible. Best of all, Jesus will be with you each step of the way as you rid your mind of the baggage of racism.

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