2 pointsFear is from Satan. He will do anything he can to cause us to doubt God and His Word. He is the father of lies. He will use your fears, your personality, your life before Christ, anything that gets his foot in the door. I have had the same thoughts as you. What if? I decided it does nothing but good to follow Christ, to hold on to His promises, to allow Him to control my life (I've proven to myself that I certainly cannot be trusted). If God isn't who He says He is, I've lost nothing. This was as a young Christian. As I've leaned on and trusted God, He has proved Himself faithful. I came to trust and love Him. I no longer have times of doubt. I am completely and passionately a follower of Christ. He tests me, He doesn't always answer the way I want Him to, I even have moments of, "what is He thinking", but I know that I can only see the here and now, that is it. He sees it all from the eternal past to the eternal future. He controls all from eternity past and eternity future. He is far wiser than me. Hang on to Him through His Word and your faith. He will not leave you where you are at now. He will grow your faith and strength in Him through His grace.
1 pointIn times of my doubt, fears and anxieties, I have found this verse in Isaiah helps strengthen my heart, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3 I do hope that the thoughts of Isaiah will help you; and all of us. Alan
1 pointFirst a Christian should not care about skin pigmentation, Secondly the false "Pigmentation" doctrine of Ham (some use Cain's mark) was developed by people influenced by evolutionary thinking, who desired show why the "negro race" was inferior and deserved to be subjugated. (This thinking believed in four to seven human races that did not have common ancestors and developed separately over time and their white race being the most human with the pure white Aryan Race least tainted by the others and therefor better more evolved.). Third it is predicating the myth that it is a curse to be negro, which it is not. Personally I don't think we need to entertain the curse of pigmentation or race "question" as if it had any actual merit in scripture other than to say that proponents of it certainly did not get it from the bible. As for the science to why people are darker than others, that is generally explained by a working of particular genes in the body over generations and what genes were available in the pool of people who would marry with one another. If you and your group have the genes that give you darker skin and there is no one around who has genes that regulate to a lighter tone, you simply will not get lighter. This can be easily seen by the children of black and white people who marry is their children will often be a middle tone with some lighter and darker. The Australians also had a program in the older days where they were breading the "black out" of the local aborigines, attempting to turn them in to white people, by paring up lighter Aborigines with the darker ones. The Body also has a particular way of adapting to its environment and while "black" is often associated with the "negro race" or Africans many Asians Indians, Polynesians, Chinese , american Indian ect, have just as dark skin but are not associated with the "negro" genetically nor in biblical decent.
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