Luke writes in Acts 17 that every person on the face of the earth comes from one blood or one origin and beginning, namely Adam.


New Living translation says it this way,  Acts 17:26 “From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth.”


The Bible confirms that we are all interrelated, and all are equal! While we may have different features that make us distinct, we highly value every life, regardless of their culture, the pigmentation of their skin, or any other identifiable attributes.


There is no place in the Kingdom for marginalization of any kind toward anyone! We are all created in His image and for His purposes. Paul tells us we are to highly esteem others as more important than ourselves. He writes in Phil 2:3-4 “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” The message of the Kingdom is a message of value and living the Kingdom is demonstrating to others the value they have.


My good friend, McClinton Porter, shared an excellent message on this all-important topic at our Midwest Regional Gathering. You can listen to it here