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4-9-2015 What Is Discrimination #4

Solomon said, “a wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgment, Because for every matter there is a time and judgment” (Ecclesiastes 8:5-6 NKJV). Today, Christians are “those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews 5:14 NKJV). Skin color is no basis for discrimination, but a moral decision is! If discrimination against skin is opposed along with discrimination against the immoral, then Solomon “saw under the sun: In the place of judgment, Wickedness was there; And in the place of righteousness, Iniquity was there” (Ecclesiastes 3:16 NKJV). This is “throwing out the baby with the bathwater.”

Throwing out all “discrimination” because some of it is wrong, destroys the difference between ”good and evil.” Jesus said, “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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4-7-2015 What Is “Discrimination?” #2

Discrimination is bad when the wrong standard is used, for instance, things people cannot help: skin or kin. However, the right standard is set by God’s moral values for His people. David said, “Teach me good judgment and knowledge, For I believe Your commandments” (Psalm 119:66 NKJV). Christians are told: “everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews 5:13-14 NKJV). It is by exercising our moral values we can tell the difference between “good and evil,” and there is a difference! It is wrong to discriminate because of skin, but right and essential to discriminate right from wrong.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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