There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Africans were bought to the land of America as slaves; some slave owners tried to witness Jesus to those they oppressed. The African slave was told to sit in the back of the church, in another building, or even outside. This is how segregation began in American churches and why it continues in the modern age. In 1954 the American Supreme Court ordered schools should no longer be segregated. In the mid-1960s, most schools became diverse, but many hearts were separated because of racial hatred. A church is not much different from a school. Instead of learning how to read, write, or mathematics. A church congregation learns from reading God’s word, learning to love Him and others, and also how to add more to the church, the body of Christ. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the civil rights pastor, told the Christian church it should not have segregated churches. God is a spiritual being; he does not favor any race, and salvation is available for all. Despite what hate groups, like the KKK or the Black Hebrews, believe or teach. Dr. King preached a sermon titled” Paul’s letter to the American Christian.” In the style of Paul’s writing, the Reverend Martin Luther King preach that segregation should not exist in the body of Christ, His church.
“ There is another thing that disturbs me to no end about the American church—you have a white church, and you have a Negro church. You have allowed segregation to creep into the doors of the church. How can such a division exist in the true body of Christ? You must face the tragic fact that when you stand at eleven o’clock on Sunday morning to sing “In Christ There Is No East or West,” you stand in the most segregated hour of Christian America. They tell me that there is more integration in the entertaining world, in sports arenas, in other secular agencies, than there is in the Christian church. How appalling that is. I understand that there are Christians among you who try to justify segregation on the basis of the Bible. They argue that the Negro is inferior by nature because of Noah’s curse upon the children of Ham. Oh, my friends, this is blaspheming. This is against everything that the Christian religion stands for. I must say to you, as I have said to so many Christians before, that in Christ there is neither Jew nor Gentile, bond nor free, male nor female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus. Moreover, I must reiterate the words that I uttered on Mars’ Hill: “God that made the world and all things therein hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth.”And so Americans, I am impelled to urge you to get rid of every aspect of segregation. The broad universalism standing at the center of the gospel makes both the theory and practice of segregation morally unjustifiable. Segregation is a blatant denial of the unity which we all have in Christ.” MLK
Many ancient cultures justify their sinful, hateful behavior because they feel superior to those they call inferior. It not only happened in America but was an issue in Biblical times. The Jewish Hebrews did not like to worship with outsiders; they labeled Gentiles. God, in His loving way, commanded His followers to allow foreigners to join their worship services.
Isaiah 56:2 Blessed is a man who does this, And a son of man who takes hold of it; Who keeps from profaning the Sabbath, And keeps his hand from doing any evil.” 3 Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, “The Lord will certainly separate me from His people.” Nor let the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.” 4 For this is what the Lord says: “To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths, And choose what pleases Me, And hold firmly to My covenant,
Paul’s letter to the American Christian Dr. King’s sermon was directed to the American church. The USA is supposed to be a country where all people have religious freedom. Do we American worship God with freedom or in seclusion? I have seen a lot of diversity in churches, which is lovely. Still, many Christian churches are not diverse, which is not the relationship in which the Lord desires His children to fellowship or worship. God made every human being on earth, which means gender and race. We Christians should live and worship together in a fellowship church way. Christians should try to help Dr. King’s dream come true, and we would obey the word of God. God blesses you, Jesus loves you, and so do I. Samuel Jerry Head, the Lord bondservant.
Romans 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13 for “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
1 Corinthians 12:12 For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
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