What Colour is Your Christianity
For ye are all the children of God by faith in
Christ Jesus For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ
have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is
neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye
are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3.
Could somebody please explain to me what in the world a
“black Christian” is? Or, for that matter, a
“Methodist Christian,” or “Baptist
Christian,” or “conservative Christian?”
All of this talk about race; about white Christians and black
Christians; white churches and black churches, must just break
the Lord’s heart! How have we allowed the sacrifice of
Jesus upon the cross to be whittled down to nothing more than
human skin pigmentation? Stop the foolishness, folks. God is a
Spirit and man is a spirit. That’s right, man is a spirit.
We live in a body, we possess a soul, but we are a spirit. And a
spirit ain’t got no color nor denomination!
Enough already of this stupid race baiting, we are allowing
God’s children to be separated for political gain. We
should know better than that. If you are born again of the Spirit
of God you have been bleached. Yep, bleached in blood. I say
shame on all of us, on every leader, pastor and politician
identifying himself as some category of specialized Christianity.
Shame on Baptist Christians, Methodist Christians, Evangelical
Christians, on Charismatic Christians and Fundamentalist
Christians. May shame be on conservative Christians, liberal
Christians, on black Christians and white Christians alike who
allow this hypocrisy.
Stop taking your cue from the television. Stop allowing our
political commentators and TV personalities, and all our
preachers from classifying us as if we were different types of
cars! Don’t listen to the politicians, Hillary or Obama, or
any of the talking heads planted by the race-baiters whose job it
is to keep blood-washed Christians separated. Divide and
conquer…it is the oldest trick in the book. Here is the
Truth. “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are
called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one
baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through
all, and in you all.”
Look, I am sorry about racism. I know it exists. I know white
human beings have done terrible things to black human beings. But
white humans have also done terrible things to other white
humans, and black on black crime is an epidemic. I know some
black Americans have had it tougher than some white Americans but
some black Americans have it better than other white Americans.
Struggle is part of the human experience. I have to just be gut
honest here. I’m sure some will call me names but I
won’t be the first to be accused of something I’m
not. Read what they did in Jeremiah’s day. Sometimes the
only way they can win a debate is to “smite with
words.” Well, I’m bigger than that. What you call me
won’t change the Truth. Listen to what I say….not
how I say it.
Recent statistics tell us that 90% of black Americans are
voting Democratic. It is a “cultural thing” they tell
us. Black Christians are voting for candidates who won’t
stop the killing of unborn black babies. So evidently somewhere,
someone is convincing blacks that the Democratic Party is their
Savior. That somebody is standing in the pulpit. I thought Jesus
was our Savior! Because they have turned to a political provider
rather than Jehovah-Jireh, many “black Christians”
and "black churches" have made government their
provider and they dutifully follow a political party that their
adulterous-leadership has convinced them will lead to a
“promised land.” For forty years they have followed
the Party-god and have been led not to freedom in Christ, but
deeper into Egypt and the land of bondage.
But pale-faced West is no better. The "white
churches," for the most part have been oblivious to the
needs of their black brothers and sisters in Christ. As the needs
in the inner-city grew, white America fled to the suburbs,
leaving the god-of-government to meet the needs of the poor and
the wretched. Whitey has not done his Christian duty to the poor
of all pigmentations. We have turned the duties of the Church
over to the god-of-government and we wonder why our black
brothers look to elected officials for salvation.
Jesus is not a Democrat or a Republican Jesus is not a
Labourite or Liberal. In fact, He has no nationality! Jesus is
Lord! “White Christians” pray to their “white
God” for more stuff, while “black Christians”
pray to their “black God” for justice and equality.
The racial divide is deep because “black Christians”
and “white Christians,” for the most part,
don’t serve the same God. A wise man said that the most
segregated hour in America is
11a.m. on Sunday.
You see, Christian values don’t have a color and they
are not indigenous to any race. Abortion is wrong, whether it
kills a black baby or a white baby. Homosexuality is sin, whether
you are a black man or a white woman. Poverty is crippling and it
has no color. Murder is wrong no matter who pulls the trigger.
All children deserve a mom and a dad regardless of their race.
Stealing from one to give to another is covetousness even if you
call it welfare.
Isn’t it time the Church started being the salt and
stopped being a color? I’m a proud white man. I am not
ashamed of my German heritage nor my Catholic up-bringing. But
today I don’t identify myself as a German-American nor a
former Catholic. I am neither. I am an American follower of
Jesus, and if you have trusted in the Name that is Above Every
Name, you are my brother. I say it is time we started acting like
it. In 2006 I voted for Ken Blackwell, a Christian, for governor
of Ohio. In the 2008 Primary I wrote in the name of Alan Keyes, a
Christian, for president of the United States. Character has no
color. How about you my black Christian brother? Would you vote
for such men of character? Statistics show that black Americans
won’t vote for black Republicans! Tragically, most blacks
have been taught to be more loyal to the Democrats than they are
to their Lord.
But how about you, my white Christian brother, are you voting
for a Party rather than a Christian? Are you voting for Jesus so
he can destroy the works of Satan? We have become convinced that
Party allegiance trumps allegiance to Christ. The Devil runs both
Parties. A vote for any party is a vote for Slew-foot’s
agenda. What kind of nation would this be if 90% of the
CHRISTIANS voted for the same values? There is a crisis of
character in the earth. This “deficit of decency” is
not a characteristic of any particular ethnic group. It is common
to the human race. Blacks have the deficit and whites have the
deficit. Only a life redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb can cure
it. Only Jesus can meet the needs of sin-sick Nation.
I came across this video of comedian Steve Harvey. It brought
tears to my eyes. It convinced me of what I already knew. Blacks
and whites serve the same Jesus. We just don’t know that we
do. We’re better than we are acting, Church. The Devil has
divided us. Over 140 years ago the Great Emancipator said,
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let us
strive on to finish the work we are in, ...to do all which may
achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and
with all nations.” There are only two races….those
racing for Heaven and those racing for hell, or, those on the
narrow road to salvation or, those on the wide road to
destruction. What color is your Christianity?
© 2008 Dave Daubenmire - All Rights Reserved
Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt
Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen United
www.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt
radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.