God has made of one blood all people that dwell on the face of the earth. Acts 17:26
This is a very concise and direct statement from Holy Scripture, no ifs, ands or buts. But in spire of its clarity and obvious intent of meaning, it would seem to be blithely disregarded on almost every hand. Else why the worldwide race wars that have always haunted us, and are still with us until this good day?? And strangely enough, some of the most vicious ones are found among those who profess to believe in God. What kind of dichotomy do we have here? Are we free to pick and choose which Scriptures we believe, teach and practice, and let the others go unacknowledged? Or does God’s Law Book bind them universally? Are we consistently following the Bible precepts that coincide with the nation in which we were born? Remember the old saying, “What was good enough for my father is good enough for me?” Or is it? Have we factored in what God’s Book has to say about the idea? Or is the present so close and the past so distant, they no longer apply? And if so, where do the Holy Scriptures acknowledge that?
Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13. It would seem to be a treacherous road to travel: to pick and choose which commandments are expendable, and if so, who is authorized to make the choice?
Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations.” Matt. 28:19 He did not force this, but gave His life, as did many others, for the high privilege of sharing the gospel with all people. People haven’t changed, neither the gospel nor the command to preach it, has changed. So why do we think it can be altered to fit a generation, a race of people, a skin color, a certain situation, ad infinitum? The question hangs in the air!
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