On page 23 of the book “The Personal Side of God,” by author Gene Bicknell two extremely difficult subjects are simultaneously addressed. They are obedience and prejudice. Carefully take note of his Biblical foundation.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6, “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the
contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.”
The author then reviews this instruction of obedience and applies it to the ongoing problem of prejudice.
“When I look at these scriptions I am reminded of the war that rages among different races. The customs, actions, and behaviors that continue to drive races and ethic groups apart. A perfect example is the African Americans and the Caucasians. There is evidence of social acceptance in many cases. I know many interracial marriages that work well and they interact well in both races. Acceptance by all who know them is the theme because it isn’t about race its about the person! Almost everyone can be accepted in an environment where people are tolerant and willing to get to know the people personally”
I essence what the author is announcing is obedience to our Lord will answer the age old problem of prejudice. As the world shrinks in interaction and relationship dynamics this observation grows with ever evolving presentence of Globalism .
Shared and commented by Dr. James R. Wining, President Acts Ministry, Inc.