Dear America

Dear America,


It’s time we lay aside the petty differences of the color of one’s skin.  Racism is crippling our nation to its core.  I am beyond sick and tired of this absurd mindset.  I am disgusted of the derogatory comments about other nationalities.  It deeply saddens me to find children, teenagers, college students and adults consumed with the indoctrination of racism.


The late Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”  My prayer is this dream will no more be an imagination, but a realization.


Dear America,


It grieves me that many Americans cry, “Judge not,” but are quick to judge the skin tone of another human being.  Jesus said in John 7:24, “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”  The spiritual immaturity of the American culture is appalling.  Jesus Himself declared not to judge according to man’s appearance, but mankind does it daily.  It’s time to lay aside the sin of racism.


Jesus was neither Caucasian, African American, European, Indian, Asian or African.  He was Jewish.  He died on Calvary’s cross for every nation to experience salvation.  The children’s song said it best, “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.  Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight—Jesus loves the little children of the world.”


Dear America,


I believe in one race.  It’s called the human race.  It’s time we stop causing division and start creating unification.  Acts 17:26 says, “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.”  If you travel down the genealogical records far enough you’ll discover all nationalities are related.


Dear America,


I believe we are on the brink of another great spiritual awakening, but racism is one factor holding us from experiencing an outpouring of God’s Spirit.  Do you remember the prophet Jonah?  God called him to go to Nineveh, but he disobeyed.  Jonah harbored racism and hatred in his heart toward the Ninevites.  He refused to share God’s Word.  After Jonah experienced God’s chastisement, He was given a second chance.  When Jonah proclaimed the Word of God to the Ninevites, one of the greatest revivals in human history took place.


I believe we can experience another great revival if we lay aside our prejudice views of nationalities and embrace the gospel of Christ.  It’s not about the race of man; it’s about the grace of the God-man!


“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  (Declaration of Independence)


12 Replies to “Dear America”

  1. Oh Pastor, You bless me in all you do and say. You are beyond your years of wisdom . I still have a hard time believing that you are only in your 20s . You preach with such maturity and I agree with everything you have to say . God must be so pleased in how you are serving him. It’s good to know that one day you will be rewarded for all your Faithfulness and service to God’s word. Thank you and God Bless You

  2. Good write up pastor Bryan may the good Lord continue to bless you in all your endeavors. Stay blessed

  3. Great words B!
    We as Christians judge according to race, sexual gender, what version of the Bible one uses, length of hair, income, which ever sin I choose to judge you by (You drink beer, smoke, been divorced, etc) but never by the ones we are doing (Backbiting, gluttony, lieing, lusting, etc)
    Thanks for posting!

  4. I totally agree, Bryan! Racism has been around for a long time, but it got a booster-shot with Darwinism. Darwin put forth the idea that some skin tones belong to a smarter, cleaner group of people and that other skin tones were inferior, calling these different peoples different “races”, greatly escalating skin-tone-hatred. God created one race of men, we all are descendants of 2 people. Whether one goes back as far as Adam and Eve, or Noah and the 8 persons saved on the ark, we are all descendants of the same stock!!

  5. Thanks Pastor Bryan for taking an unpopular but yet proper stance against an old, old DEMON called racism.
    Your friend forever,
    Bishop Frank Toney

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