Sunday, 7 January 2018

The True Christian faith is Universal. Christ Broke Down all Ethnic and Cultural Barriers so that His Followers are One in Christ

Many unbelievers in various parts of the world think that Christianity is an ethnocentric religion, both in the western and non-western world. This is in large part owing to the presentation of the history of Christianity as primarily a western one, where the western world is presented as good and righteous, and non-western world presented as bad and full of darkness. However, Christianity has had strong historical roots outside of Europe since at least the Middle Ages, if not before in places such as  Africa and Middle East. 

In recent history, Christianity has been twisted and used by ethnonationalists in the west to justify their supremacy, who typically love to target islam for criticism, not because they are righteous, but because it allows them to justify their supposed moral superiority to the non-western world. This twisted version of 'christianity' these sick people have created in not true Christianity at all. 

They are liars who create a stumbling block for the unbelievers who reject Christianity because of its supposed racism or ethnonationalism. They are in dire trouble as they will be held accountable for blaspheming God and causing people to stumble and end up in Hell, owing to their vile heresy. If you are an ethnocentric or ethnonationalist of any kind, you need to repent of your sins, for daring to think you are superior because of your ethnicity!

Do not be deceived. Ethnonationalism is racialist pride in one's nation, justified by its so-called 'superiority'. The very belief in one's own superiority is itself pride, as it is of the spirit of thinking oneself being above others, because of one's ethnicity. 

Ethnonationalism is the brother of racialist supremacy, be it white supremacy, black supremacy,or yellow supremacy, without realising it. Such pride is one of the most vile sins one could commit, despite it not involving actual murder, adultery, pornography or those gross sins. 

It is stench in the nostrils of God for it is to elevate oneself above others, which is always a sinful and wicked thing. It is absolutely against what the Bible commands us in being humble, and hating pride (Proverbs 3:34, 6:17; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5).

One such manifestation of racialist pride is feeling comfortable with only people of one's ethnic group, and feeling uncomfortable with people of other ethnic groups, because of their ethnicities. It is indeed very subtle. Indeed, many will try to simply justify this by saying that it is because their understand people of their own ethnicity better and their ways. While it may be true that people may find it hard to interact and communicate with people of other ethnicities, this inability or difficult experienced in interacting and communicating with people of other ethnicities is different from the feeling of discomfort in the presence of people of other ethnicities, because of their ethnicity.

The feeling of discomfort towards comes from the belief in one's mind that people of other ethnicities are a 'different' species of people from oneself, a failure to recognise their humanity as the same as one's own humanity. Such discomfort is the manifestation of pride in thinking oneself more human than people of different ethnicities, or in failing to recognise them as fellow human beings created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). This is itself to violate the Creation of God in one's own heart, and despise the Creator, God Himself, in refusing to fully acknowledge the humanity of all human beings.

Christianity is a universal faith, for which all are invited, regardless of ethnicity. No ethnicity is more or less called by God to be saved. Jesus died no less for the sins of Africans, or Middle Easterners than for the westerners. 

All have sinned and have equal standing before God as guilty sinners. Whether one has committed more sins or less sins, one is guilty, for guilty is guilty. Ethnicity is totally immaterial as to the level of one's sinfulness. As Apostle Paul said in addressing the Jews who thought themselves superior, 

What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

(Romans 3:9-13).

If you have sinned, that is, broken God's Moral Law, by stealing, lying, lusting after people, fornicating, committed adultery or taken God's Name in vain, the just wrath of God is against you for your sins. You deserve an eternity in Hell for such sins. But for God so loved the world, He gave His Begotten Son so that whoever shall believe in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). He does not want you to perish. You need to turn from you sins and put your faith in Christ and Christ alone to escape from the just wrath of God. If you do so, He will give you the free gift of Salvation, and eternal life. Do it today while you still have time. 

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

(Galatians 3:26-29).