I Love Meeting Racists!

Posted: December 14, 2012 in Articles, Religion
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Galatians 6:10:  “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Luke 6:37: “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Romans 5:17: “For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.”

There are so many Christians running around complaining, bloviating about, and returning racism with racism or non-Christian-like behavior that it makes my head hurt and when I witness it I throw up in my mouth just a little bit.

Too often these brothers and sisters run around acting like the devil (the one who accuses the brethren) accusing this person of racism or that person of racism instead of seeing that as a Christian when we encounter racism that it is an opportunity for us to pray for that person and intercede for that person with God for an obvious darkness that is in his/her heart or that it could be that it is an opportunity for God to expose weaknesses or flaws in our own character in the way we react when confronted with a racial situation which leads to spiritual growth to which all Christians should aspire for. 

It is also an opportunity to show people who exhibit racist behavior the love of Jesus and His light  instead of showing them the darkness that resides in certain areas of our spiritual hearts that we have yet to allow God to have ownership over instead of returning their hate (or evil) with an equal or double-portion of hate (or evil).

Another point that could be made here is that there are Christians who try to justify their brand of racism (as if God gives them a pass) because of past wrong’s or injustice when nothing in God’s word allows for us to justify acting like the devil by hating or mistreating by word or deed any other creation (person) that He has made (“in His own image” I might add) which is tacitly against His own nature and is clearly not a part of His “Golden Rule” which can be found in Matthew 7:12: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”(

We as Christians should continually ask God to shine His light into our hearts to expose the deepest, darkest parts of it to His marvelous light in order to combat racism or any other acts that are not of God or that are not representative of the way that we as a Prince or Princess and co-heir with Jesus Christ to the throne of the Most High God should act.

I actually love it when I run into a racists because I make them uncomfortable and they have no clue what to do with or say about me to get me to act or behave the way that their words or deeds are trying to get me to behave.

I make them uncomfortable because I don’t change, I don’t react unless I have to protect myself, I don’t provoke but I try to be as much like God as I can with them and I use the tools that God has blessed me with to deal with them where they are as He (Jesus) has done with me. 

Plainly put, my prayer is that when they encounter me that they see the Jesus in me instead of seeing my skin color which they have been taught to hate as part of a continual and generational curse which at it’s very core is fed by the spirit of unforgiveness which God most definitely admonishes us in His word not to exhibit (Luke 6:37). 

Further, it is also my prayer when the see this Jesus that resides in me that they see their own reflection in His light (like a beautiful mirror) that shines throughout my soul back at them that they see the difference between the glorious and hopeful light that I have in me that  can only come from Jesus and the hopeless and despairful, darkness that resides within them that can only come from (whether they know it or not) our common enemy the devil who is surely trying to kill them.

How can I as a disciple of Jesus Christ not forgive a racist when He (Jesus) forgave me for being a lying, adulterating, cheating, fornicating,  drug abusing, pornographic-addicted , lacking in faith, double-minded, sluggish, drunkard when I came crawling to Him in the deptsh of my despair asking for salvation and His forgiveness so that I could be a part of his eternal family?

If I return racism and unforgiveness towards someone just because they have done me wrong am I practicing my faith and belief in Jesus or the world’s? 

Am I showing faith in God or faith in my own (and the world’s) way? 

Am I trusting that God will defend my honor or will I attempt to create my own honor amongst men (and women) by acting just as prideful as the racist by being racist and by disobeying God’s word by being unforgiving myself?

These are things that each and every Christian needs to be mindful of as we continue to walk the path that God has set before each of us on our way to perfection with Him as He prepares us for a life of eternity where we get to praise, worship, commune with, and honor Him forever and ever.

God loves variety which is why He made so many differing variations of color between His children but we all must realize that irregardless of color once we ask to become a part of God’s glorious family we become a part of one and only one race the Christian race which gives us our lives and frees us from the only other race which is the race of “death” that belongs to satan and those that follow Him and eschew God!

He loves you today and He desires that you put aside that fear of being called an Uncle Tom, “N word”, “N word  lover, or any other names that people who do the enemy’s bidding by exhibiting racist and unforgiveful behavior toward pigmented brothers in sisters.

Be blessed!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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