Acts 10:28 “God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.”
Minnesota bill HF1502 defines Ethnic Studies as “the critical and interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity with focus on experiences and perspectives of people of color within and beyond the US.
Ethnic Studies analyzes how race and racism have been and continue to be powerful social, cultural, and political forces, and how race and racism connect to gender, class, sexuality, religion, and legal status.”
Minnesota 9th graders will be required to complete Ethnic Studies in order to graduate high school. Local schools will be required to offer Ethnic Studies in elementary and middle schools in 2027.
Thankfully, someone spoke up – it was Kofi Montzka, a Minnesota attorney and mother of 3 boys: “I could not even believe it when I read the bill’s exact language. They talk about institutional racism. They talk about anti-racism and redistributing wealth right in this bill. Although they say it is anti-racist, it is really racist at its core. The whole curriculum groups kids by race and pits them against each other.”
Montzka, testifying against the bill at the School Board public hearing, said the language of the bill “tells kids of color that they are stuck in a caste system based on their race. It only gives children a reason to stop trying to succeed.” Montzka’s comments have since gone viral across social media.
Minnesota’s School Board is another example where Ibram X. Kendi’s ‘Anti-Racist’ Critical Race Theory (CRT) material is promoted as education. Kendi’s message behind his material? “The only remedy to racist discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is future discrimination.”
The idea of deliberate discrimination against one another purely because of ethnicity is not only a Marxist idea – it goes directly against the Bible. In this week’s verse, Peter is responding to what God has just shown him – that all people, regardless of ethnicity, social status, or gender, have equal value to Him.
The story begins in chapter 10. The apostle Peter is being sent by God to a Roman centurion named Cornelius. Peter would never associate with Cornelius, who was not only a Gentile but a Roman.
Acts 10:28 records Peter’s words as he enters the home of Cornelius: “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.” Before the arrival of Jesus Christ, Peter followed Ibram Kendi’s message of discrimination against Cornelius. But Kendi’s message is in direct opposition to the Gospel.
Peter then explains what God has now revealed to him: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.” (Acts 10:34-35).
The book of Acts records what happens as Peter witnesses to Cornelius’s household: “’Through the name of Jesus Christ, whoever believes on Him will receive forgiveness of sins.’ The Jews who believed were astonished because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.” (Acts 10:43,45).
In Christianity, not only is there no discrimination – there is complete unity in diversity! CRT, BLM, Equity – all these Marxist, secular, atheist ideologies – hide behind the deceitful message of “unity, inclusion and diversity” while promoting racism and discrimination. They are a direct frontal assault on the Gospel.
In his article ‘CRT leans heavily on False History and Marxist Worldview,’ Carolina Journal writer Ray Nothstine says “CRT is an assault on the Christian worldview. This was evident early on when Black Lives Matter stated that the abolition of the nuclear family was listed on their website. Negative attention surrounding the statement caused BLM to remove that line after several years of public presence.
Since good government and good citizens begin in the family, Marxist movements see the traditional family as a barrier to consolidating control. Marxism is often coupled with atheism, and one of the concerning issues with CRT is how it has managed to receive hearings in Christian denominations and churches.
Christians must understand that being born in God’s image means equality, not pitting races against each other nor making others feel inferior based on race. Christianity is rejected by Critical Race Theory.”
Follow the examples of Kofi Montzka and Ray Nothstine: stand with Jesus Christ and against the Marxist ideology of systemic racism. Our children’s futures depend on Christians speaking up.
“The Evidence of Faith’s Substance” _ Article #552