During his interview with Brooke Baldwin from CNN, Benjamin Watson, a tight end for the New Orleans Saints expressed that there were two parts of his message that resonated with him the most—the introspection and encouragement.
Introspectively he says, “How can I look at white skin and make assumptions but not want assumptions made about me? That’s not right.” He explains that he knows that sometimes you want to “take a side” and call it a day, but that isn’t the right thing to do.
When you make decisions without facts, you are simply giving in to your sin. Watson then goes on in the encouragement section of his message to explain exactly how he feels about that sin, and how it relates to every single one of us.
Ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem.” He then explains that sin is the reason why people rebel against authority, it is why people are racist, it is why people will sometimes lie just to cover for their own race.
Watson goes on to say that, “BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through… his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind.”
As I mention in Volume 1 of my book, people who are bigoted and racist are the ones who have the problem. So let them worry about their own sin. God made us all different even though we are the same—our skin colour is just a sixteenth of an inch, and we have the same blood flowing through our veins.
We need also to remember that people are not really bad people, whether white or black, they are just doing what they were taught and raised up to do. Everyone—regardless of the colour of their skin—is selfish and self-seeking if they are not truly born again. We all need the saving grace of Jesus Christ to save us from our sins, fill us with His Spirit, and put the love of God in our hearts so that we can obey the first and greatest commandment—“to love God with all of our hearts, souls, minds, and strength. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as you do yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39).
Christ died for our sins. And we’ve all sinned and God calls every one of us to repent and accept His amazing grace:
And He made from one common origin, one source, one blood all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined their allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes), so that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us……God overlooked and disregarded the former ages of ignorance; but now He commands all people everywhere to repent (to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins). Why? Because He has fixed a day when He will judge the world righteously (justly) by a Man Whom He has destined and appointed for that task, and He has made this credible and given conviction and assurance and evidence to everyone by raising Him from the dead Acts 17: 26:31 AMP).
This is the kind of message that every American needs to hear right now, particularly the mainstream media aka (Ministry of Truth) and other black and white politicians who are profiting from the hatred, division and revenge by twisting the truth for material and political gain.