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Is it possible for the different races to come together?

In the last article we noted how the races came about and separated at the tower of Babel. We now live in times where there is a discussion of how can the races come together without prejudice? In the decade of the 60’s there was a great civil rights movement led by the late Dr. Martin Luther King. He insisted upon a peaceful movement, nevertheless I remember well, the race riots that occurred in North Omaha in July and August of 66; again in March of 68 and then in June of 69. Since that time massive amounts of legislation have been passed under the heading of civil rights and billions of dollars have been spent on behalf of the African American. Yet, still today, over 50 years later the conversation remains the same and riots continue. It ought to be clear by now that you cannot pass a law to make people like or trust one another. The Scriptures speak to this issue in that when we have been reconciled to God through our faith in Christ, we have been reconciled to one another so that we are now one body in Christ (I Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:28). Since we have the Holy Spirit within us, we have the ability to love one another regardless of race. The answer to this present dilemma is the Gospel of Christ.

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