WHAT WE SHARE by Bart Warren

Racism is sinful. Racism is foolish. Racism is illogical.

Instead of a discussion of our differences, let us take the time to focus on what all men share.

We share a common heritage / ancestry (Genesis 3:20; 9:1). Every man, woman and child on the planet is a genetic relative.

We share a common Creator (Genesis 1:26-27). The denigration of any other human is an attack upon the Creator Himself.

We share a common sacrifice (1 Timothy 2:5-6). Jesus Christ died for all. No race or nation of people is left out. The denigration of one group of people reflects upon the sacrifice of Jesus. Additionally, every adult on the planet has sinned and is in need of a Savior (Romans 3:23). We are all in the same position. We share a common need for a Savior and we share in common the lone sacrifice that can save our souls.

We share a common mission. We learn in Jesus’ prayer in John 17 that the Savior came to make all men one. The death of Jesus destroyed any and all ethnic barriers (Galatians 3:27-29; Ephesians 2:14). We either fight with Jesus in destroying these barriers or we fight against Him.

We share a common command. All people everywhere have been commanded by the Lord to love each other (Luke 10:27).

Finally, we share a common future appointment: Judgment Day (Romans 14:10). As we prepare to stand before our Judge, let us remember all of these things (and more) that we share in common with all other people no matter where they are from-no matter what their appearance.