My View On Racism
My View On Racism. Written by Manashantii of manashantii.com Monday 8th of June 2015
In this article, I use the term people group instead of the term “race”.
We all have an experiential history and socially each culture has a collective history. For thousands of years privileged people groups have been conditioned to hate other people groups (“races”) and the privileged groups are practicing ethnic cleansing by the use of weapons such as of slavery, social class, and economics, politics and religions are used as tools to control people. Most religions hold a particular people group as superior or favoured according to the religion, for example Hindus have the caste system and have people that are favoured and people that are hated, Muslims favour Arabs etc…
Racism exists because we all have experiences good or bad and we all have favouritism and prejudge negatively distrust or positively in favour of the people we meet. Favouritism is positive prejudice. When we have high expectations we will be let down. Jesus hates racial hatred. Racism spiritually enslaves the bigot and the victim. When will you fully commit to God?
Racism is our shame; racism is everyone’s shame. We are all guilty of racism and prejudice at some point in our lives. Racism, hatred and unforgiveness will send many people to hell. All hatred is death and anti-life because it destroys quality of life of the person who hates and the person who receives the hatred. Racism is an insult to God. Why would God create some people racially superior to others? The answer is God didn’t, God created us with love and He loves us all equally. Racism causes more social division between people groups. Hatred is abuse. Some people groups (“races”) have been hated and hunted so much, for so long that the victim of racism has as a consequence changed and the victim hates himself or herself and have become anti-self and or anti-other people groups. The truth is no one or people group is better or less sinful than another person or people group because of their skin colour. Racism is a sin, unforgiveness is a sin, passion for things that are ungodly is a sin and idolatry is a sin. Racism is an evil spirit that enslaves.
It is important to be confident of who you are, but not be arrogant, it is equally important to get strength from God and move in the supernatural. We need to let go off bitterness, self absorption and prejudice. God has given us His Spirit so that we can live a Godly life. See things with the eyes of the word of God, this brings you into living the new creation life.
Human knowledge is so limited especially when it comes to science, it doesn’t matter how long or how much time we spend on this Earth we will not know enough about God or have God’s total wisdom; until we go to heaven. Dolly the first cloned sheep died with lots of health problems. Man and his science has not even found the cure for the common cold let alone immortality. God is greater than Science. Genetics today doesn’t have all the answers. It takes two to three generations to change your skin colour that is another reason why I think racism is really stupid and nonsensical; you could be racist to someone whose ancestors were historically White for example.
I feel really passionate about racism. I cry over racism at least three times a week, the daily news and current affairs usually makes me cry. I didn’t know that I am apparently “Black” until I was nearly 11 years old. I have been filled with grief and bewilderment about racism ever since. I am grateful that I was not racially aware of our differences until 11; people today become aware of “race” as young as 3. As a teenager I discovered that I like all men but Oriental and “White” men I was greatly attracted to, this caused conflict for me and I even had issues of identity and “fear of betraying my race” which I now realise wasn’t my problem but society’s burden. Racism has been my passion for a long time, at age 12 years old I wrote an article on racism in a local London newspaper in United Kingdom.
Religion is more concretely true and culture is exists; but there can only be one religious truth and culture can be barrier to social unity. I believe that race is a man made construct; race is a social construct which was created with the intention to psychologically control and separate various people groups, racism causes social disharmony and chaos.
Black Supremacy is wrong and White Supremacy is also wrong as they both polarise and segregate society. Black Supremacy and White Supremacy are both polar opposites and 100% racist. People holding to the belief that their “race” and culture is superior causes social tension and the polarisation of society and therefore the polarisation of people. Cultures exist because of race, languages and country borders. Racism requires hierarchy, racism is motivated by irrational hatred, racism is social division, racism is cultural division, racism is psychological abuse. Racism requires psychological warfare and spiritual division in order to continue. Racism has roots in false religions and in Satanism. If you are racist you are worshipping Satan.
Real Christianity is counter-culture. God’s people should not have idolatry of the culture that they live in. All forms of idolatry is wrong. God loves righteousness. God made us special; we are fearfully and wonderfully made, all of us, if you can’t see that then you insult God and the Human race.
Nimrod was one of Noah’s great grand sons and Cush’s son. Nimrod means ” the hunter of men’s souls”. Nimrod’s story is in the Holy Bible in the book of Genesis and in the book of Chronicles; Nimrod learnt divination and built the city of Babylon; Babylon is the origin of false religion and idolatry. Nimrod was one of the people who built the tower of Babel; at the tower of Babel is where and when people started to speak different languages and people became separated by language and people groups and cultures formed.
Whatever religious beliefs you have as a collection of people affects your cultural foundation and your religious beliefs and this flavours your culture. Segregation, language barriers and cultural barriers reinforces racism.
I think it is not socially or psychologically healthy to relate to people groups due to similarity in traumatic experience, or united in hatred and because of skin colour; we need to be united by our love for one another and our personal interests, not our past, or our pain. If we are led by our emotions, and can not transcend the conflicts we experience, then we are being led by our soul not our spirit. Spirit controls all aspects of self like, mind, thoughts, health and more. Bad spirit is like a disease that can live inside you. When we are led by our soul we become focused in the problem and not focused on the solution. You discern the Holy Spirit by the truth in the Holy Bible.
Prejudice, unforgiveness, jealousy, lack of respect, hatred, distrust and fear also plays a part in racism. Lack of individual integration causes social disintegration. Social polarisation causes social chaos, racism and terrorism. Racism is a sin that culturally divides people, causing pain and hatred. If you create war with others, then you are at war within yourself, for how can you know peace, when you play with the devil? The answer is love, education (understanding one another and understanding each other’s culture) forgiveness of past history and cultural integration. We need to positively invest in each other’s cultures.
We are all born in Spirit and made in the image of God by God who is our Creator. We are our Spirit, we are not our Skin colour race. We are Spirit beings, we are not animals. Even animals are not racist. We all have one ancestor which is Adam and Eve. The first man and woman named Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve made all the different types of ” races.” Eve had Japanese children as well as African and European children. Eve was genetically able to give birth to all races. Eve was mother of all living. (See the book of Genesis 3v20) Our common ancestors are Ham, Japheth and Shem in the Holy Bible. We are all different shades of brown but we belong to one family the human race, whether we are Brown, Black, Red, White or Yellow our pigments are shades of brown. We are all ancestrally mixed and we are all blood relatives and distant cousins.
Christians belong to the Christian family, therefore we are a united family of God. We are brothers and sisters in Christ. No culture can supersede the Word of God. Problems have a spiritual and psychological root. Race is a false man made construct designed to cause chaos and social division. I believe that racism is a psychological virus and a spiritual virus that is culturally nurtured in us. We must learn to let go off cultural and ethnic prejudices and begin trusting relationships with each other regardless of religion, “race ” or ethnicities. The answer to the world’s problem is Jesus, Love, Trust, Forgiveness, Self-esteem and looking forward, not behind. We are all sinners and we all individually owe one another and the world love, forgiveness and peace.
God made us with a little difference physically and chemically but mostly we are the same. We are made with difference to help us to survive better according to our environment however God made us spiritually equal and we are of the same value to God. I believe racism is a political and a spiritual agenda with the intention to psychologically and socially oppress, control and abuse the masses, it is also Spiritual warfare, and the antithesis of racial harmony and unity.
Racism is focused on selfishness, self preservation and population control all of which is based on anger, fear and sin. Racism is spiritual jealousy. Racism is jealousy, fear, resentments and power struggles and the need to control a person or persons with emotional and or physical violence. Racial prejudice and ethnic division, social segregation and lies are the weapons used to control and oppress people. Racism is a Spiritual, emotional and mental disease. Racism is a barrier to love and truth. Racism destroys families and the human family called the human race, which I call humanitree (humanity). ( In August 2003 I wrote a poem called “Humanitree”, see the “my psychological poems” section of this website) The devil doesn’t want all people to unite against him. Racism is demonic. The devil is a deceiver. The only way racism is going to stop is if we all stop being racist and prejudiced. Racism is psychological warfare and spiritual warfare. Polarisation of society causes division. Unforgiveness and racism causes chaos.
Racism is an insult and disrespect of God’s wisdom and creativity. I like all cultures to a certain extent but I have found that no culture is perfect or better than another. I value all “races” I believe that all people are externally beautiful for different reasons and I believe all people groups are physically beautiful. (Psalm 139v14 I will praise thee ; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works ; and that my soul knoweth right well.) I believe that we are all fearfully made by God and equally precious in God’s eyes ; I see the beauty in all people groups (“races”) and in skin tones. I do not value people by their race, gender, social status or social economic class.
My religion will always be my priority, not my race or someone else’s race. As Christians we are brothers and sisters in Christ, and we are children of The Most High God. I would love it if Christians identified themselves by their religion and not their “race”. My views are a reflection of my psychological nature and the family background which I grew up in which is multi-ethnic and multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-lingual family. I am not ashamed to say that I love all people regardless of race, culture, history or language. Whilst growing up people of all races, various cultures, ethnicities and religions made my life joyful, culturally colourful and built my strong self esteem and I am so grateful. I am a strong believer in social integration. I hate the fact that most churches according to denomination are racially segregated by choice. If we don’t learn from each other’s culture we will become socially polarised. Sadly for me most people are mentally monochrome and living under satan’s lie. It is important to not make culture and “race” an idol in your life, your ancestors culture should not be priority over God, your future and priority should be Christ.
I was brought up in England, United Kingdom and psychologically see myself as English. My Christian faith is my priority and my Christian belief comes first over my culture, ethnicity or “race”. Ethnicity and race is not the best way to judge a person; I believe that your mentality and culture makes you who you are, but religion is more important than “race” or culture.
This is my father’s bloodline:- I am multi-generationally mixed originally of Middle East Jewish (Yemen Mizrahi Jewish) East African Jewish (Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia Falasha Jewish) in origin; my paternal ancestors were nomadic shepherds who without a compass travelled to North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia=Moorish, Amazigh= Berber, “Black” Sephardic Jewish ) inter-married North African and West African (Mali and Niger). My mother is Ghanaian. My skin is definitely brown without a doubt which I love.
I am not my ancestors religions, my ancestors are a part of my history but I am looking forward at the future, for the future is what I have in front of me. I am Christian and I am separate from my ancestors religions. I cultivate my own relationship with the LORD. I look to God whilst I spiritually de-root from my past and I am planted in the truth which is Christ Jesus. I refuse to be bitter because of my past or because of racism.
My eyes, my mind, heart and mouth does not see, think, feel or speak hate against skin colours, to me if I did, this would be nonsensical. My brown skin is not the most important thing about me. My skin is a description and is not the definition of my heart. I am a Spirit being; my sprit is my true identity, my spirit identifies me with God and Christianity is my true culture. My identity is who God says I am, My identity is in Christ Jesus. God does not want us to be racist.
No one chooses the “colour” that they are born with.The colour of someone’s skin or nationality is of no relevance to me. To think and speak in a racist way to someone is to curse yourself. Love everyone with a pure heart. We are all equal value to God, who is our Heavenly Father, who is our creator. Focus on God because His love is never ending. Whatever religion you are, please pray and meditate for peace within people of all colours and ethnicities, when you do this you speak life on mankind and destroy the devil’s evil plans.
Forgiveness is a bridge that mends and heals people and the past. Love means totally forgiving. Perfect your love. Would you sacrifice your feelings of blame, hatred and anger in order for peace to reign? Would you be willing to make the world a better place and forgive? Would you be prepared to see that every nation is a sinner, including you? Would you put the past behind you? Would you build a bridge between racially polarised people and nations? Would you fight for peace? Would you let God be the Judge?
We need to work hard at maintaining social cohesion by encouraging psychological well-being in all cultures. It is important to fight against social, cultural and spiritual deception, distractions, doubt and discouragement. Stay pure hearted, remain unified, focus and have courage. Be focused on making a successful future life for yourself and others, not dwelling on the past. We should be angry that racism exists and fight to eliminate racism within ourselves and amongst others. Whatever people groups you belong to, learn to be more forgiving, try to be more understanding and develop more compassion for humanity. Only through communication and cross cultural relationships can we grow in wisdom and understanding; and this brings unity. I believe that permanent social change regarding racism can come through the Christian church and then into society, however currently Christian denominations are racially segregated because they don’t spiritually agree, because there is a spiritual and racial war, neither do they respect each other’s culture.
In the Holy Bible, in the story of the parable of the good Samaritan, the Samaritan was a different tribe to the Jewish man.
God knows why He made us all unique individuals. I believe in the Holy Bible I don’t believe in evolution. I trust God’s wisdoms, not man’s speculation which he calls science or evolution or “race”. I believe in love and forgiveness. I look forward to the day when all injustice cease and we live forever loving and trusting one another in heaven regardless of “race”. Jesus is the King of Love and Justice. Let us follow God’s example. How you respond to life experiences defines you or destroys you. I know this as I had to transcend many life traumas. Challenge your perceptions. Be willing to psychologically change. Submit to the will of God and be Holy Spirit led. Overcome being led by your soul and worldliness; be Holy Spirit led. Keep praying. Jesus is the healer. Manashantii of manashantii.com ( Manashantii the Christian)
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Revelation 5v9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou hast slain, and has redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Genesis 3v20 And Adam called his wife Eve because she was the mother of all living.
Deuteronomy 27v19 Cursed is anyone who denies justice to foreigners, orphans or widows’ And all the people will reply, Amen.
Genesis 50v20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Proverbs 10v12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.
Romans 12v14 Bless them which persecute you : bless and curse not
Romans 12v 17-v21 17 Repay no one evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ” Vengeance is mine I will repay” says the LORD. 20. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. v21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Deuteronomy 32v35 To me belongeth vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
1 Peter 3v8-9
8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing ; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
Matthew 22v 35-40
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”
27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’”[a]
28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”
29 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?”
to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.
37 The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.”
Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”
Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10 v25-v37)
30 Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.
31 “By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. 32 A Temple assistant[b]walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.
33 “Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. 34 Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. 35 The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins,[c] telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’
36 “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.
37 The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.”
Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”
Matthew 5v44- 46
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
Jesus said ” If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.” The Holy Bible, Luke 6v32 and Matthew 5v46
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 1 John 4v18
“A new command I give you Love one another as I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Spoken by Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible, John 13v34
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. John 15 v18
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be humbled and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 14v11 and Matthew 23v12
See Genesis 11v1-v6 Babel is where idolatry began. Babel is where also racial division began and where different languages were first spoken.
” Do not let your heart be troubled Trust in God, trust also in me.” Jesus Christ The Holy Bible, John 14v1
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. John 17v14
“And know that I am with you always; Yes, to the end of time.” Spoken by Jesus Christ The Holy Bible, Matthew 28v20
There is no longer Jew nor Gentile, slave or free, male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3v28-29
In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are Jew or Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilised, slave or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us. Colossians 3v11
For everyone have sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard Romans 3v23 New Living Translation
Acts 17v24-28 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of Heaven and Earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 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; 27 That they should seek the Lord,if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from everyone of us: 28 For in Him we live, and move and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring.
I am about to start reading Pastor John Piper’s book called “Bloodlines” which is about the race and Christianity.
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