Sadly, we have been following the news about the terrible incident involving the fraternity at the University of Oklahoma. University President David Boren had a swift response to this shameful incident and we applaud him for his courage and conviction in this matter. Oklahoma’s Governor, Mary Fallin, made a statement supporting David Boren and condemning this terrible incident. We are thankful for her firm stand against such outrageous conduct!
We appreciate all who stand against racial prejudice in whatever form it takes.
There is one that I would like to quote from in this article. His teaching rises above all others and needs to be heeded by all men everywhere!
“For there is no respect of persons with God” (Rom. 2:11) – on this verse Robert R. Taylor, Jr writes “There is no respect of persons with God. He is not a face receiver, a race receiver, a color or culture receiver. Every soul is precious to Him.”
Please note some other verses from the Word of God:
“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him” (Acts 10:34-35)
“And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him” (Eph. 6:9).
“But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons” (Col. 3:25).
“And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear” (1 Pet. 1:17).
“There is a desperate need to set aside the legacy of hatred passed from generation to generation. We must look beyond human wisdom and strive to obtain God’s fundamental truths-these teachings which transcend time, personalities, events, and national borders (1 Pet. 1:25). The fundamental truth regarding man is that he is created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26).” (A Christian Response To Racism, by Trevor J. Major and Richard D. Melson, tract published by Apologetics Press)
The answer to racism is found in the Word of God. If we follow God’s word – we will love and respect one another as we should and remove racial hatred from our hearts and lives!