We are one
â€œThere is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female. In Christ the old, worldly lines of separation are all blotted out, all one in Christ Jesus. All, without regard to race, blended into one wholeâ€ (Galatians 3:28 - People's New Testament). Bing dictionary defines discrimination as unfair treatment of one person or group, usually because of prejudice about race, ethnicity, age, religion, or gender. For so many years discrimination has been apart of the status quo. Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling fought tirelessly and fervently to over come prejudice and discrimination in the Bahamas. He and others rallied day in and day out, hoping and praying for change. A ...view middle of the document...
Or was it the other way around? Remember that the King James Bible tells of a story in the book of Genesis chapter 9. It speaks about how Noah got drunk and laid uncovered inside his tent. Ham the father of Canaan looked on his fatherâ€™s nakedness and spoke of it to his brothers. However, Shem and Japheth took a piece of cloth and put in upon their naked father, both of them looking the other way, as to not look on their fatherâ€™s shame. Noah woke and found out what had happened, and cursed Ham and blessed Shem and Japheth. Noah went on to say that Ham would be a slave to Shem. Well we all know Ham was sore with displeasure but he was cursed, and not only him but his children too. I am sure that Shem and Japheth did not let their children play with Hamâ€™s children anymore. Could this how been the start of discrimination?
Haitians have migrated from their native land in hopes of finding a better life for them and their children. So much Haitians have lost their lives while traveling through the unpredictable ocean. Consequently, years of violence, poverty, insecurity and repression have left it as one of the poorest nations in the world. Haiti has had so many devastating Hurricanes that killed many and destroyed their deteriorating country. This is the worst Haiti has had it and the recent earthquake made it even worse. As a result there are insufficient foods, clean water, homes and jobs.
So many people in todayâ€™s society discriminate against Haitian-Bahamians for no obvious explanations. They tend to feel ill towards this race, because to them they cannot bring anything to the table. To them they are poor and always needy, which is certainly not true. â€œHaitians are only good for weeding the yardâ€, someone once said. People are being discriminated on their jobs, in the schools, shops and even in the church. There are two churches right on Abaco that if you visit their church you will have to sit in the back because of your race. It makes you feel worthless, low and wish to God that he would send fire from heaven and consume them. I am not sure to what god they go to church to worship, but it is not the God King James Bible speaks about.
John chapter 3, verse 16 of the King James Bible declares â€œFor God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son. That whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. We see here that God made the invitation open to all mankind to accept eternal life. Not just whites or blacks, or Bahamians or Haitians. We ourselves try to box God in like he is our personal God. Which is truly ludicrous, seeing that Acts chapter 1, verse 10 says that God is no respecter of persons. Meaning if he did it for me, he will do it for you.
First Corinthians chapter 12, verse 12 to 14 states and I quote, â€œThe body is a unit, though it is made up of many, they form one body. So it is with Christ, for we were all baptized by one spirit to drink. Now the body is not...