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Cheerios, Racism, and the Plan for the Whole Earth

by Luke Welch

This is a wonderful video. Apparently 7% (about 1,000 out of 14,000 total) of the people commenting have given a thumbs down (at the moment I checked), because they disapprove of some people descended from Noah marrying other people descended from the same guy: Noah.

Hmmm. It occurs to me that lots of these people probably think the Bible tells us not to allow for so called “inter-racial” marriages.

Rahab was a Gentile from Jericho. Ruth was a woman of Moab. Both of these women were grandmothers of Joseph who covenantally adopted Jesus.

That’s heartwarming too.

God’s world is designed to bless all the families of the earth, and to bring them all into the same church – the same family of Jesus. The glory of God’s kingdom is every people, nation, tribe and tongue together.

And in the category of food- Abraham was blessed by breaking bread with Melchizedek, the gentile priest whose priesthood is taken up by Jesus. That family blessing was to be through Abraham:

  • “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Gen 12.3)
  • ” The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?” (Gen 18.17-18)

From the beginning God has wanted all the families of the earth, because he made them all, and he wants to be glorified in them all.

So don’t let anyone tell you racism is a Christian thing. It’s a tactic from the other side.

Luke Welch has a master’s degree from Covenant Seminary and preaches regularly in a conservative Anglican church in Maryland. He blogs about Bible structure at SUBTEXT.

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6 thoughts on “Cheerios, Racism, and the Plan for the Whole Earth

  1. kyriosity on said:

    Check your math in the first sentence. ;^)

  2. Thanks,
    I changed 1/7 to 7%.

  3. The commercial DID make me happy.

  4. Anastasios on said:

    R. J. Rushdoony, who some of the folks on this website admire, believed that those who are interracially married should be stoned. (He would have had to include himself, as he was an Armenian who married a white woman. He also divorced and remarried, too)! How do you square your admiration of him with the attitude toward the Cheerios ad you express here?

  5. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” ~ The Apostle Paul in his letter to the church in Galatia [3:28]

    Only one man in history got everything right. Thanks for your comments.

  6. Hi A., thanks for your comment. I can only speak for what I know, and what I know about Rushdoony is very little. So as that goes, I have no previously discovered admiration for him, so I don’t have to square anything there, as you said. Obviously you know our views at KC are not similar to those you described above.

    Kinism and other forms of racism are heresy and are antithetical to the gospel.

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