Contend Earnestly: If You're Racist, You're an Idiot

Friday, January 23, 2009

If You're Racist, You're an Idiot


I was reading Dr. Mike Kear's blog titled "Yesterday and Today" and was surprised to see how many deletions he had to make based on racist remarks. It really saddens me. It also looks like from Dr. Kear's remarks that some of them might have even considered themselves Christians. Which is like saying Ozzy Osbourne and the Jonas Brothers have the same sound.

With a new President in the office, and if you didn't notice or didn't get the memo, he is black, the talk of race and its history is in high demand. We know that the KKK is polishing their guns, brushing their tooth and filling up the air on the tires of their home to make it to Washington D.C. for a road trip. We know these guys are whack jobs and we also know that the leaders of the Mormon church can't believe that the mark of Cain is in the Whitehouse. But what really has me irked is the person who is still a racist who doesn't own a confederate flag or sing worship songs to Satan's cousin in Joseph Smith. These people need to wake up and realize some very important things about Christianity.

1. Jesus wasn't white. I know this is crazy. I know that you are used to seeing Jesus, like Mark Driscoll says, with rosie cheeks, feathered hair, in a dress while prancing around like a bad Nickelodeon after school special. But this was a fragment of the imagination of the Victorian era. The men of the Victorian era were pansies and so was their Jesus. Jesus was a carpenter and looked more like Osama bin Laden than he does a white hippie. So, if you're a racist in any way, put Jesus on your hit list.

2. Jesus destroyed the race card. Jesus didn't start including people of color into His fold, but he came and started to include WHITES into the fold. Crazy. If it wasn't for Jesus, whites would for the most part, still be outside of the fold. So, if you are historically accurate and white, you might want to rethink who you include and exclude from Christianity, because before Christ, you were out, not in.

3. Jesus destroyed any distinctions. Jesus loved all men of every tribe, nation and tongue. He also loved every woman as well. This is what is great about the salvation of Christ. All are welcome.

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28

a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.
Colossians 3:11

even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction;
Romans 3:22

If Jesus makes no distinctions within Christianity, and you do. You are not of Christ. We are to love all, we are to pray for all and we are to be like Christ and make no distinction in race or gender. I would love to hear why anyone believes they can hate a race or gender and still love Jesus. If you hate any color, or us with no color, you do not have the love of Christ within you and you are a complete idiot. In case you can't read, ask your wife/cousin to read it for you.


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Rob said...
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Dr. Mike Kear said...

Hey Seth,

...brushing their tooth...

...ask your wife/cousin to read it for you.

Dude! I nearly fell out of my chair laughing!

Seriously, though, it's a great article. I am astonished nearly every day at the vitriol and maliciousness with which some who name the name of Christ approach the subject of race. It seems that they are simply blind to the fact that the Lord Jesus destroyed racial barriers "for there is no distinction." The only barrier that I know of in the human race is between those who have received the grace of God in Christ Jesus and those who have not. And even then, the Lord has instructed us to love our enemies (especially since we have no idea which of them is elect unto life and will be our brother or sister in Christ for all eternity).

BTW, love the pic.

Seth McBee said...

Rob.
Not real interested in your comments and statistics.

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Dr. Mike Kear said...

Wow. Just...wow.

You are now the undefeated heavyweight champion of the delete button.

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Seth McBee said...

Mike.

No kidding...this guy is brutal and won't stop...now I have to delete another one where he acts like he is someone else. He will do anything to deceive people...He did the same thing at another site...

Oh well.

Jeff said...

"EVERY KINDRED TONGUE TRIBE AND NATION" This simple statement made twice n the final book of the bible, should be enough to put to shame any believer who harbors any form of racism. It is time we move on and claim the promises of the New Covenant. The singularity and bigotry that the pharisee had toward those who were outside of Israel should be a lesson to us to embrace our brothers in Christ who are not "like us".


Revelation 5:9 "And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;"

Revelation 14:6, "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,"

Jeff Rogers
prosthero@gimail.af.mil

Grace to all of you in sincerity.

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Josh said...

Seth,

I loved your post and I am sure you know it's a simple characterization. Humor aside, we both know racism is a deep seated sin that is not so easily detected by a rebel flag, or a white hood.

I have thought about your post for a few days now. It drove me to think about racism like I do other sins. Pornography, lust, hate, pride, etc.

Many of these sins are undetectable. As in, we may never know, outside self admittance, that someone is beset by these sins.

There are probably more "suits" and well to do's that are racist than the self admitting rednecks of the South. I can at the very least respect that some are willing to totally admit and live by the logical outcome of their racist beliefs.


While I do not recall racism, specifically being mentioned in the bible, what does come to mind is the sermon on the mount. Hate = killing.

I think we all will be surprised the at the judgment seat on who is condemned of racism and hate.

Great post. I hope those commenting and those reading do not only see the hate of the KKK or the outright racists, but see that we all stand condemned at some level.

And, I agree. Jesus looked more like Osama Bin Laden than you or me.

It is my bet that NONE of us will escape the need for the forgiveness of Christ, in one sense or another. Good job on calling a duck a duck, now lets all be honest if we are a duck or not.

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