Black, yellow, red, brown and white people’s lives are all important, special and most precious, to the one that lovingly formed them. One surely has no choice in their skin color, nor even their place of birth. Scripture states “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. The soul, of course, has no color, only the body which one sees. Prejudice towards others comes from the soul and is a choice because of man’s free choice. Prejudice, all know, is sinful and sin brings death. In scripture (James 2:16) it readS: ... “and yet offend in one point he is guilty of all.”

Thou prejudice is much too common, unbelief is much more common. To not believe, even now, during this great world crisis, that the great creator of the universe is in control of all things must bring to Him unspeakable sadness.

Yet, as sinful as mankind is, our merciful, loving and tender Lord God, desires still to forgive. How marvelous He was to send His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, into the evil world to shed His blood, to pay the penalty demanded for all sings, past, present and future, and thus becoming the world’s savior for all that believe in Him, without a single maybe or hoping.

Frank M. Van Apeldoorn

Batavia

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