No Room for Racism



“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27

Beloved,

Christians are people of truth. We love truth and we must stand for truth; all of God’s truth. For when humanity rejects the truth, “they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen” (Rom. 1:25). If we deny that God is the
Creator, we fail to worship him. We trade in truth for a lie. We trade in perfect knowledge for corrupt and flawed lies. When a culture denies the Creator, sin grows and dominates the landscape. Rejecting the Creator undercuts the value of human beings. If we are results of evolution, and not a Creator, then we have no more inherent value than any other species. If evolution is true, then we cannot fight to help the weak or the oppressed, for natural selection will take care of the weak.

The biblical account of creation is the foundation to eradicate all racism. We are one race under Adam and one new race in Jesus Christ. We all were created in the image of God and therefore have inherent value as God’s image bearers. When a person values a group or race above another, they are not acting as Christians, but as evolutionists. Even Darwin said this in the subtitle of his seminal work, On the Origin of Species: The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (emphasis added). The underpinning of Darwinian evolution is not for racial equality, but for the propagation of racism. Most modern-day evolutionists are not racist, but their fight for racial equality is inconsistent with their evolutionary beliefs. Unfortunately, this is the same idea propagated in many of our schools.

This week, we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who fought courageously for the value of every human being. Dr. King fought against the evil of racism because of his deep belief in the Creator God. “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” This was the lynchpin in King’s quest for equality.

The biblical account of Creation is the only consistent worldview that leaves no room for racism. For all races, all socio-economic classes, all colors, and all sexes are made in the image of God. This is why Christians should be adamant defenders all racial equality and defenders of gender equality (For male and female he created them). Any views that exult the worth of man over a woman or a race over another are not views consistent with the Christian faith.

We must fight for the Creator. We must teach our children of the Creator. If we lose the Creator, who made us in his own image, we lose the foundation of all human rights. Let us stand with Dr. King for the value of all human life, from the unborn to the racially oppressed, for God created ALL human beings in his image. Stand for truth. Stand for the Creator. Do not exchange the truth for a lie and worship and serve the creature over the Creator. God created the world and is blessed forever, so rejoice that you have value because you were created in the image of God.


New City Catechism Question Four Click Here

How  and  why  did  God  create  us?

God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him.And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory.

Steven Brazzell

Charlotte, NC