Free from the Stronghold of Prejudice

Free from the Stronghold of Prejudice

  Written by Christian author, Pola Muzyka

Prejudice? Who me? Yes, you and me. It’s not what color, religion, or race you are. If you have ever had an opinion or feeling about a person, thing or situation before you knew the truth or without thought or reason, you had prejudice.

In military and covert operations, terminate with extreme prejudice is a euphemism for execution. Extreme prejudice was at work when Jesus Christ was crucified. Listen to what the Word has to say about prejudice.

James 2:9 If you show servile regard (prejudice, favoritism) for people, you commit sin and are rebuked and convicted by the Law as violators and offenders.

When it becomes a demonic stronghold, prejudice invites other demonic activity. Ageism prejudges by age, antipathy hates, bigotry discriminates, racism oppresses, and so on.

But prejudice can also protect us from moving forward into dangerous territory. How then can we stop ‘judging a book by its color’, keep safe, and prevent prejudice from becoming a stronghold?

Judging a book by its cover.

Biblical tips to overcome irrational prejudice:

1. Love God and others. Love covers a multitude of sin and is commanded by God.

1 John 3:23 This is his commandment: to believe in his Son, the one named Jesus Christ, and to love each other as he commanded us.

Matthew 22:37-39  Jesus answered him, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38This is the greatest and most important commandment. 39The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’

2. Help your neighbor in need no matter who they are. When we help others prejudice takes a back seat.

Luke 10:29-37 “Who is my neighbor?”

3. Stop disconnecting yourself. We all originate from a single man. If you think you are in trouble seek help from someone you can trust, or from the law which God has established.

Acts 17:26 From one man he has made every nation of humanity to live all over the earth. He has given them the seasons of the year and the boundaries within which to live.

Romans 13:1 Every person should obey the government in power. No government would exist if it hadn’t been established by God. The governments which exist have been put in place by God.

4. Don’t discriminate because of age, nationality, color, creed or even politics. We are not above God.

Galatians 3:28 There are neither Jews nor Greeks, slaves nor free people, males nor females. You are all the same in Christ Jesus.

Acts 10:34 And Peter opened his mouth and said: Most certainly and thoroughly I now perceive and understand that God shows no partiality and is no respecter of persons,

Leviticus 19:33 And if a stranger dwells temporarily with you in your land, you shall not suppress and mistreat him.

5. Allow God to judge in his timing. That does not mean we can’t discern. It means we should not condemn because of prejudice. Walk and act in/with Christ’s love.

Psalm 75:6-7 For not from the east nor from the west nor from the south come promotion and lifting up. 7But God is the Judge! He puts down one and lifts up another.

John 3:17 For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.

Romans 2:16 On that day when, as my Gospel proclaims, God by Jesus Christ will judge men in regard to the things which they conceal (their hidden thoughts).

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3 Responses to Free from the Stronghold of Prejudice

  1. Pingback: Urdu Blog – 32 Free from the stronghold of prejudice | ChristianBlessings

  2. Pingback: Prejudice is alive and well | My Life in my 60's

  3. granbee says:

    I really celebrate the way you end with distinguising between discernment and judging/prejudice. For me, it is very simple: Jesus died for the sins of the WHOLE world!

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