Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
This marvelous prayer is from Ephesians 3:13-21.
I never understood how enlightened Christians could entertain racism, latently or blatantly. In Southern California, racism is often directed towards Mexicans. I love Mexicans. I abhor racism. It is completely un-Christian. Here is what the passage from Ephesians tells us:
Every family in heaven and earth derives its name from the Father
Is there a preferred nation to God? The answer to that question is no. This may anger dispensationalists, but there is no longer an elect nation. This may anger patriots, but God loves Mexico as much as He loves the USA. Much of the emphasis on the word “all” in the New Testament is not an emphasis on individual “all”, but corporate “all”; all with reference to all the nations as opposed to one elect nation.And they sang a new song, saying, Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.
By Your Blood you ransomed people from every….
TRIBE, LANGUAGE, PEOPLE AND NATION
What a great portrait of the fullness of the church. The picture in heaven includes Mexicans. Some of them are illegals. Jesus died for the nations, our heart must love the nations because Jesus had a focus and purpose in his death and life and kingdom which CENTERED on the nations.
I love Mexicans, maybe more than Canadians. They are our neighbors, we view them as the modern American equivalent of the Samaritans. Many of you need to repent.
Here is a great interview with President Vicente Fox at Westmont College.