Jesus was born 2,000 years ago in the Middle East. His Mama was a Jew. His Daddy was a Jew. He was born from the blood line of David and Abraham. The Bible tells us He went unto His own, and His own (the Jews) received Him not. How people could argue that Christ was anything but a Jew is mind numbing. When Jesus was born His skin was much closer to black than white.
There are 66 books in the Bible. All were written by Jews. Mostly about the Jews, and mostly to the Jews. Thank God I have been grafted in and have become an adopted son of Jesus.
Moses' old lady was a Cushite named Zipporah. She was black.
One of the many Bible babes was Bathsheba. You know about her from the story of David. She too was probably black. There was the Ethiopian Philip lead to the Lord.
And many other Ethiopians mentioned. I'm not even sure if there is a white guy even mentioned in the Bible?
None of that matters. It seems almost silly to even bring it up. God doesn't care about race, color, creed, gender. God is no respecter of person. Romans 2:11 says "He shows no favoritism".
If you want to get Biblicaly technical God did have a chosen people. There were the Jews and then everybody else. Everybody else was a Gentile. But God had a plan to use the Jews to reach the world. and when Jesus died on the cross Paul tells us "there is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female...." (Galatians 3:28) Earlier he said" For Christ Himself made peace between us Jews and Gentiles making us all one people....That is found in Ephesians 2:14-18, finish reading this if you get the chance.
There is only one race of people. The Human race. Nobody gets extra credit or bonus points from God for being a certain color.
I know you all agree with me. I believe this 'cause it's from the Bible. You believe it because your ethical and fair people. So why did I have to write this here in the year of 2010? Well Geenks, Tink, LX, JD and myself have encountered Marcus Wellington a blogger who comments over at JD's crib. I hope Marcus finds his way over here, reads this and maybe, just maybe asks God for forgiveness.
On top of Makarios' page it says "No one has done anything so bad that forgiveness isn't offered. And nobody is so good that for forgiveness isn't required". or something like that. I like that. We all need God.