My Aryan Troll friends here on the blog have informed me that mixed races are soulless creatures with the mark of the beast and that race-mixing is the unpardonable sin.
Thanks Aryan Trolls, (I’m sorry Lord, please forgive me saying that, and please be with the starving pygmies in Australia…)
I need the comic relief as my campaign against the The Shepherd’s Chapel cult becomes very wearisome at times. Maybe I will spend some attention on their idiotic positions for a change up.
Now, before we go much further let me communicate the Chapel’s position so I can move on to more hideous things.
The Shepherd’s Chapel is not your dyed in the wool Christian Identity ministry – they are a close spiritual cousin. I would consider them spiritually to be more equivalent to Christian Identity for Dummies. Though Arnold Murray does not rail against the sin of race mixing he did in fact teach that it was a sin, though he did it in passing and wasn’t fixated upon it.
The doctrine of race-mixing being a sin is definitely implicit in Chapel teaching but Murray had bigger fish to fry.
The Chapel would commonly refer to black followers of his ministry as, “Kings and Queens of the Ethnos”. So he was very fair-minded and conciliatory towards the various races. And to his credit, I don’t find Dennis to have any racial bias at all outside the bigoted biblical system he adopted from his father.
Christian Identity doesn’t like Murray because of this. They cry out that he does not go far enough in his Xenophobia. Hate him as they do, they are still drawn to him like moths to a flame.
But is race mixing a sin, or as some would assert, the unpardonable sin? And are mixed races soulless beasts?
Let me argue from experience and then I will present some scriptural ideas…
One of my dearest friends, Ted, is mixed race – his father who he never knew was white his mother black. I found Ted at a park one day as he was about to commit suicide. He had a bottle of engine cleaner fluid and was about to drink it. I talked him out of it, became his friend and took a good bit of time to teach him the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is now a Christian and over the years we would travel about the inner-city passing out tracts and sharing the gospel to people of all ethnic varieties.
Please have some humanity and quit referring to those whom God created as soulless beasts.
As far as race-mixing being a sin, or the unpardonable sin. The latter notion is asinine so it requires no comment. Anyone with a spiritual I.Q. of higher than say that of 50 will figure it out real quick…
But there are legitimate concerns with race-mixing. God gave the Old Covenant Hebrews prescriptions for marriage when entering into the Promised Land that were binding upon them…
“Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.” – Deuteronomy 7:3-4
This statute was given to the Jewish people. It is not binding upon New Covenant believers but the principle can be found in the New Testament though it has nothing to do with physical ethnicity…
“Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,’ says the Lord. ‘And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you. And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me,’ Says the Lord Almighty.” – 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Believing Christians should NOT marry unbelievers – but should it happen, God accepts their marriage and it is holy.
A person’s physical race does not matter one iota when it comes to marriage – RACE MIXING, that odious Christian Identity term is no real sin at all, only a sin against their code of bigotry.
A person’s spiritual race is much more important… and there are only two spiritual races in the earth: the redeemed children of God, and the children of wrath… to which do you belong?
And let’s take this to next level. The bible tells us that Eve is the mother of ALL living. That means we are all of one family, one physical race. Racial consciousness is a disease.
Race is a racist idea – the bigotry of race is solidified in the doctrines of evolution which speculate that the different races come from different primates and that one particular race is physically/intellectually superior. Identity picks this notion up and uses the bible to assert their spiritual superiority… if you adhere to these things:
YOU WILL BE JUDGED FOR YOUR HATRED.
I leave you with the Apostle Paul’s thoughts on the matter…
“From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.” – Acts 17:26