Technically, there is only one race: the human race. Yes, there are different expressions of our race such as Chinese, African, Polynesian, Caucasian and so forth. But as a whole we all share 99.99% of the same genetic makeup. Jesus came to earth to save the human race. He didn’t come for the angels, He didn’t come for nature, and as much as we love them, Jesus didn’t come to die on the cross for puppy Rex, Fluffy the kitty, or Donatello the turtle. He thought of every one of us while up on that cross and like the classic children’s song says “Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.” We are all part of the same global family, a world that God loved so much that He sent His only Son for us.
Questions for further thought:
1. Why do our churches here on earth appear so segregated, divided, and schismatic?
2. Read John 17:21. What should this teach us about God's perspective of the church?
Challenge: How can these verses help motivate you in how you view or deal with other denominations and Christian traditions?
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