We are all one in Christ no matter what color or race we are. We are to forgive each other and love one another. We are never to think that we are better than others. Never take revenge on others. Never have bitterness or resentment. Treat everyone with utmost respect.
"For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him" (Rom. 10:12).
"Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you" (Eph. 4:31-32).
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (Gal. 3:28).
"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect" (Matt. 5:44-48).
"Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Rom. 12:17-21).
Christ has a people from every race, color, and nation:
And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation."You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth" (Rev. 5:9-10).
Christ shows no favoritism. Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved:
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for "Whoever WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED" (Rom. 10:12-13).
We all came from Adam. All the races developed from Noah's children. Let us love one another:
"Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?" (Mal. 2:10).
"And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation" (Acts 17:26).
"These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, by their nations; and out of these the nations were separated on the earth after the flood" (Gen. 10:32).
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13:34-35).
If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen (1 John 4:20).
We are all one in Christ:
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (Gal. 3:28).
The biggest problem is not dying from a virus; but dying without the Lord Jesus Christ! Even, if you don't die from the coronavirus, you are going to die anyway. The Bible says that we all have an appointment that we must keep and that appointment is death. The Bible says:
"And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment" (Heb. 9:27).
If you die outside of Christ, you will experience the worst death of all being cast into the lake of fire, which is the second death.
"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death" (Rev. 21:8).
The Bible says that we are all sinners. We are all infected with the worse virus of all - which is "sin." That sin virus is infinitely worse than the Covid-19 and there is nothing you can do about it. Your good works; your baptism; your first communion; your church membership; and even your blue gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and face shield will not prevent you from escaping the second death. The only way to be healed from this virus called "sin" is through Jesus Christ, who is the great Physician. Jesus says:
"Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance" (Mark 2:17).
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23).
Go to Christ today. Put your faith in Him. You have no guarantee that you will be alive tomorrow. Now is the day of salvation! According to statistics, 150,000 people die every day around the world, and that is without the Covid-19! Are you ready to meet your maker? If you die tonight, are you sure you are going to heaven? Why would God let you in His Holy Heaven? You need a mediator. You need Christ! Christ is the only way to the Father. The Bible says:
"For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus" (1 Tim. 2:5).
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6).
"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).
"For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Rom. 10:12-13).
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast" (Eph. 2:8-9).
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil" (John 3:14-19).
“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool (Isaiah 1:18).
"How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him" (Heb. 2:3).
"...Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Cor. 6:2).
Charles Spurgeon faced the cholera pandemic in his lifetime but see how bold he is compared with Christians of today facing the coronavirus pandemic. Let us learn from Spurgeon not to fear.
"He who fears God has nothing else to fear." - C.H. Spurgeon
A Virus Infinitely Worse than the Covid-19
There is a deadly virus in every one of us that is infinitely more worse than the Covid-19. This virus is called sin. The Bible says that we are all sinners and if we are outside of Christ, we will spend an eternity in hell, which is the second death. There is no way you can escape this second death except by putting your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. The Bible says that we are all going to die one day. We are all appointed to die and than face the Judgment. There is no way to escape this - even with your masks and blue gloves and good works, you won't be able to escape the terrors of hell. The only way of escape is through Jesus Christ.