Can a Christian be a racist?

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    No, only honkies can be racist.
     
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    Jesus was sent only for the lost sheep of the house of Israel, he told the Syrophoenician woman. And he sent his disciples into Galilee to preach the kingdom only to Israel and to avoid the Gentiles.

    I've struggled with this before, and still do at times, so take solace in the Scriptures elsewhere - especially the Pauline missives and Revelation - that the movement spread well beyond Israel.

    And then I remember that Jesus came for Israel and planted the church there, and yet he indicates he knew that it would grow.

    Still, it lingers in the back of my mind that he placed emphasis on a particular group of people.
     
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    Well then they disobeyed Him, because they went all over the place, including Rome. For that matter, who are "the lost sheep" of Israel? I'm pretty sure you don't have to have Abraham's DNA in order to have a soul that God values....

    or that lucifer wants to drag to hell.

    Now I can say I don't take the bible in a lot of esteem. It was still written by PEOPLE, hence it's possibly corrupted at some key points. For instance I don't believe at all that Jesus implied we have to be obedient to all governments because they're God's will if they're in power. I can't recall the verse, but a minister recited it when we were discussing being loyal to a government when it kills it's own people. My sense or Right V. Wrong "Trumps" any religious dogma when it comes to harming the innocent, or for that matter even the guilty. It's not by business to judge and I'm not going to gamble with my soul.

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    What cult are you in?
     
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    hahahahahahah
    ???!!!!!!!!!?????????
    what??
    are you saying christians do not murder/rape/rob?
    a WHOLE bunch of christians pillaged/robbed a WHOLE town for -------------$$$$$$
    Siege of Zara - Wikipedia
    many, many priests have raped CHILDREN--and then the hierarchy tries to cover it up
    Inquisition:
    https://www.history.com/topics/religion/inquisition
     
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    If DNA and heritage were of no consequence, Jesus would have had no reason to tell his disciples to avoid the Gentiles and Samaritans (Mt 10:5).

    Jesus established his kingdom in Israel, or planted the seeds of the church there. What would become of it after his crucifixion remained for later generations to see.

    Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. (Jn 12:24).​

    And, as he seemed to know, would vindicate his death.

    Israel held a place of fondness in Jesus' heart, which helps to explain his perturbation at the abuses of the temple hierarchy.
     
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    Christians! Christians everywhere!

    Run and hide!
     
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    of course you can't refute any of my facts --you just babble crap--like the bible does
     
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    They may, or may not, be racists ... but I still wouldn't want my sister to marry one.
     
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    There's probably one just a couple doors down from you.
     

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