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Provers 6: 16 – 18, says,16There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 17haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, 19a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
Too many politicians are sowing discord among brothers by promoting what I call the “Victim-Me of politics” – meaning The “Victim” hyphen “Me” is how politicians want me to see myself, so their cause is something I perceive I need, which makes me think I need them to solve the problem they say makes me a victim. Too many of them want us to see ourselves as victims of the causes they magnify.
Racism is based upon the belief that minorities are suffering from another ethnicity’s dominance and “privilege”, which purposely subjugates and takes advantage of another race. Yet even a casual look at the experience of most families should tell us that racism largely is a figment of the mind of politicians who need to control us by separating us – so we don’t see ourselves as Americans but hyphenated Americans, who are unforgivably and irreparably separated by disparities of race.
For instance almost all of us have people of different ethnicities in our families, and almost all of us have mixed races in our family genetics. Yet politicians ignore this, and constantly try to stir up dissension among the races, and discord among the brothers, by telling us they will protect us from the diversity with which we fellowship at each meal and especially when our extended families come together at holidays.
Is our support of the cause of racism – the belief that minorities are suffering from another ethnicity’s dominance and “privilege,” helping us walk as victors in Christ, or is it trapping us as victims of bitterness and unforgiveness?
Is the cause of racism focusing us on past wrongs that actually were not done to us, personally, but which are trapping us in resentment and bitterness and undermining our relationship with God, who tells us in the Lord’s prayer that if we don’t forgive others, He will not forgive us (Luke 11:4, Matt 6:12 & 1John 1:9)?
Has Satan captured us with subtle lies based in a positive-sounding causes like eradicating racism, which is something that only true conversion in Christ truly can eradicate?
We must be careful that the cause of eradicating racism is not victimizing us by getting us to ignore the victories Jesus gives us, which each day are readily apparent to unbiased eyes. Succumbing to lies makes us vulnerable victims of evil. Fulfilling our God-given purposes in Christ to love and forgive each other is what Lifts Us up as Victors in the Lord’s liberty.