OPINION: The Human Race is God’s Race 

Melissa Martin

by Melissa Martin

The Human Race is God’s Race

“Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war. And until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the colour of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained… now everywhere is war.” –Popularized by Bob Marley in the song “War.”

There are around 197 countries in the world today. As I scrolled down a list of countries on an internet website, I thought about all the precious people – so loved by God. Every color of skin. Every ethnicity and culture. Every sexual orientation. Every person in every country on planet Earth. We are the human race – created in the image of God.


Many of us long for peace – desire peace – pray for peace. We want peace in our homes, communities, places of worship, schools, towns, regions, countries.


Yet, many politicians misuse their power on wargames and hidden agendas. Closed door conversations negotiating dirty deals. And only decades later does the accurate story seep out.


War to gain more land, more resources, more power – with the pretense of saving people and saving humanity. Deception in the human heart runs deep within the leaders that mock God while harming human beings. Leaders intoxicated with power, control, and greed. Corruption lives and hides in places we expect and in places we don’t expect.


All people need access to nutritional food, clean water, safe shelter, healthcare, and of course, freedom. Not access via socialism, communism, fascism, Marxism, or one world globalism. But people helping people – not expecting any government or the United Nations to be surrogate parents. There is enough for all on planet Earth, but too many, take too much.


The world has many charities, foundations, and nonprofit organizations that reach out with assistance. Many humans that love other humans. But poverty continues. War continues.


Recently, on Jimmy Swaggart’s SonLife Broadcasting Network, I listened as Pastor Donnie proclaimed equality for all skin colors. People of black skin and white skin fellowship together at this church. People of both skin colors are on the stage and in the congregation. People of all skin colors are welcomed.


DiverseCity is TobyMac’s hip-hop band. Christian singers of different skin colors, but unity prevails. “God has been faithful time and again to surround me with people that sharpen me and that make me better.”


God doesn’t see skin color. God is spirit and has no skin; therefore, no skin color.


Melissa Martin, Ph.D., is a syndicated opinion-editorial columnist. She lives in USA.

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  1. CORRECT Author!

    “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” ~Genesis 1

    So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. ~Genesis 1

    God is no respecter of persons. ~Acts 10:34

    you are all one in Christ Jesus. ~Galatians 3:28

    all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne … ~Revelation 7 (no metion of RACE; but nations, kindred, people and tongues/langues)

    “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality” ~Acts 10:34

    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that WHOSOEVER believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” ~John 3:16

    “A new commandment I give to you, that you LOVE ONE ANOTHER: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. ” ~John 13:34

    “This is my commandment, that you LOVE ONE ANOTHER as I have loved you.” ~John 15:12

  2. So true, but unfortunately many of the current world leaders have a ‘Machiavelli’ spirit, whereas being seen to be too nice to their citizenry is sure sign of weakness.

    For example, Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) believed that politicians should set aside MORAL considerations when making political decisions. He also advocated that to retain/obtain political power and glory was to rule by a fine balance of cruelty and mercy.

    He’d written (‘The Prince’) that being a merciful leader often leads to greater harm to a community by tolerating disorder whenever it arises, and he also noticed that the discord continued virtually unabated.

    Furthermore, Machiavelli wrote: ” … that a cruel leader/Prince creates harmony through fear …

    He went on to say: ” … That leaders need the strength of a lion, and the CUNNING OF A FOX …

    Now fast forward to 2022, and the recent crop of politicians have this followed this wickedness and wear it as some sort of badge of honour.

    Remember, that these politicians have access and studied these type of philosophers when working towards their degrees – do not be fooled by them.

    Critical thinking is the key to understanding their behavioural and coercive traits.


  3. I can’t believe this person would quote the JIMMY SWAGGART “ministry”. The guy is a prime example of what is WRONG with this world. The guy was fornicating and committing adultery while preaching. His wealth is shameful. He is the opposite of what this woman is suggesting we strive for. Chuups.

    • for** ALL** have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his GRACE through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:23

      • Hey “Real Talk”, are you suggesting that anything goes? Redemption requires repentance as an important component of the “all things new” process. Until then, we simply know them by their “fruit”, rotten mangoes and all.

        • It would be helpful to know what Melissa’s PhD is in – Divinity, Theology, Science, Sociology, Journalism, English? Having a PhD in one field does not automatically make a person perfectly knowledgeable about all other areas. Since she is not a trained pastor, I agree that it is actually important who she quotes as the basis of her opinions. E.g. based on real established science, I disagree that there is such a thing as “orientation”. Based on Science, I agree that there is no such thing as race – there is a spectrum of human appearance e.g. light skin to dark, thin lips to thick etc. But, people on either end of the spectrum often regard each other as a different “race”. Based on Biology, Geography, and Sociology etc., there are different people groups e.g. male vs female, cultures, and ethnicities. Different groups have different practices based on their different needs to survive in different environments on Earth. Thus, although, based on Religion, I agree that all humans are equal and should live in peace, I don’t believe that everyone needs to live in exactly the same way or force others to support their chosen lifestyle.

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