How to be Less White Book Review

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                                        How to be less White                            White Fragility Book Review  I used to love reading books, but in the last several years I have not read that much. So my goal for 2021 is to read one book a month. For the month of March the book I chose was White Fragility by Robin Diangelo that I bought at my local Target.     The reason I chose this was because It was on the New York's best sellers list and I wanted to see what people were consuming lately with the high race tensions in America. This book is geared towards White liberals. I am not a woke liberal in fact quite the opposite. So me going into reading this,  I am coming in with a critical mindset from the beginning.        I am coming with the perspective of a Conservative Christian.  The book had some good insights. Very few, but I am a learner and can learn from almost anything or any situation. I agree that there is Systemic Racism. I agree that it is embedded into society.

Is it ok to be Gay?

                            Is it Ok to be Gay?

                                                             
 


 It depends on who you are asking? If you ask your best friend, she may be ok with it. You sister may give you all the reasons why it is good and acceptable to be gay. Certainly social media has given it's thumbs up and has promoted it in movies and tv shows etc..


    Although when it comes down to it, does it matter to you who you are asking this question to? If you are asking the question to God. Not the "universe, or buddah, mother earth".  If you are interested in wanting to know what the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob yeaaaah, that one thinks, then keep reading.

                                                                       
              


  First of all the reason, I am even writing on this subject is because I have been studying the book of Romans in the new testament. I am not a super fan of controversial subjects. I hate conflict and as a result of that I have become a people pleaser and I am working on that and reading great books on how not to be one!! So with all honesty the reason I picked this topic is because it's more more interesting then Romans Part 1. So I looked at what I was studying in Romans and found a hot topic in there for sure..  Did I really have the cajones to talk about this? I guess so. 

 Ok, let's get into this....  I will first write what the bible says about this topic. I will write it in context too so you can get the whole picture. Romans 1:18-26

 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,since what may be known about God is plain to them,because God has made it plain to them.For since the creation of this wold God's invisible qualties-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly see,being understood from what has been made,so that men are with out excuse.

For although they knew God,they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

Therefore God gave themselves over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie,and worshiped and served created things rather then the creator-who is forever praised. Amen.

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.In the same way men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men,and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
                                                                          

Alright there it is then. Yes, right there in the New Testament.  I myself feel like a closeted Christian because the majority of  America does not agree with that scripture. I will have to continue to align myself with with the word of God no matter how society changes its views on the social climate. I will continue to love all people regardless of any lifestyle they may choose and I will also continue to follow what God says.  As a bonafide people pleaser, I need to stop people pleasing and just making sure the one I am pleasing is God. The bible also says we ALL fall short, not even the most righteous of men that gives all his money to the poor will even fall short. Drug addicts, liars, gossipers,greedy,vain.  We are all in the same boat and need a savior! That is why Jesus died to redeem us and give us light. When he died he took on all of shortcomings and through his death we have no condemnation over us. By believing in Jesus and that he died for ours sins brings us into the Light. 
                                                                         

Blessings!












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