Do You Have Race-Colored Eyes?

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Pastor_ManningThis is a great clip from what must have been a great sermon by Dr. James David Manning, senior pastor at the ATLAH World Missionary Church in New York City.

In it, Pastor Manning points out that those who think–either without reviewing the evidence or despite the evidence–George Zimmerman is guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin are not looking at the matter through the right eyes. Instead of looking at it through objective eyes, they are looking at it through “black eyes” (and there are some white folks who are making the same mistake, too).

Pastor Manning says we need to look at things not through the eyes of our skin color, but through the eyes of Jesus, and he’s right. You see, God isn’t a racist. God doesn’t have a particular race or skin color he’s particularly keen on for the sake of that skin color. To be sure, the Jewish people are his chosen people, though not because of a particular ethnicity, but because of Abraham and the faith of Abraham.  And through Abraham, all the people of earth have been blessed and welcomed into God’s embrace.

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God tells us in Galatians 3:28:

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.

God says in Romans 10:12:

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.

He tells us in Colossians 3:11:

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Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave,[a] free; but Christ is all, and in all.

God says in 1 Corinthians 12:12-13:

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

If the perfect and sinless creator doesn’t look down on a particular ethnicity, then what justification do any of us as fallen, sinful human beings have to look down on a particular ethnicity?

You can make a lot of headway in getting over such things as racism if you really try, but you only truly get those “clear eyes” when you have been born again through the saving grace of Jesus Christ. If you truly want to see the world clearly, go see the Great Optometrist.

Let’s try to see truth through the clear eyes of God’s Spirit, not through the warped perception of our fallen nature.

By the way, Pastor Manning is a riot as he also talks about smoking pot and Skittles.

HT: Daily Rushbo.

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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  • retiredday

    Anyone familiar with Dr. Manning knows he pulls no punches when it comes to telling the truth. Some people are put off by his edgy way of saying it like it is. But I for one prefer his candid style. I am so tired of Christians working so hard to be “nice” that they aren’t even real. I hope his message is being heard.