“A Race-less Life is a Christ-filled Life.”
We believe that a life lived without race is a life lived more fully in Jesus Christ. All social categories, classes and colors cease to exist; they are without meaning and merit as we are being transformed into the image of Jesus Christ. We stand in agreement with the words of Paul as recorded in his letter to the church at Galatia: “There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (3.28) and to the believers in Colossae: “Here, there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all” (3.11). Consequently, the race-less life seeks to ensure that we are no longer divided against ourselves, our neighbor and our God. Emphasizing the spiritual life and our renewal in the Spirit, our only position is in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1.1-14; 4.22-24).
The race-less life unites us more fully with Jesus Christ and with other believers as race seeks to prevent his reconciling work. The race-less life then challenges the self- imposed and cultural boundaries constructed with stereotypes and prejudices and the authority of race to create and enforce them. We believe that the Body of Christ is not segregated just as the members of our physical body cannot be separated. As God is reconciling us to Himself through the salvific work of Jesus Christ on the cross, we are also being reconciled to each other (John 17.11, 20-23; Ephesians 2.11-22).
The race-less life is evidence of our baptism with Jesus Christ, an expression of the resurrected life. “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Galatians 3.27). We have taken off race to put on Jesus Christ. It is the result of our new birth, of a life no longer lived according to the flesh and its laws (Romans 8.1-11).
The race-less life is a measure of Christ’s fullness in us. As we are emptied of nationalism, cultural allegiance and the traditions of race, we are filled more with the character and witness of Jesus Christ. Race-lessness is a journey of awareness and self- understanding. The more we know of Jesus Christ, the more we will come to understand about ourselves. More of Christ, less of race.