Critical Race Theory

More and more people are discussing critical race theory (CRT) nowadays. A quick look into Britannica reveals that CRT is “based on the premise that race is not a natural, biologically grounded feature of physically distinct subgroups of human beings but a socially constructed category that is used to oppress and exploit people of color.” At this point I don’t want to go too deep into the whole discussion of CRT; I just want to shine some light on the root question of whether race is only a social construction or not.

The apostle John writes in Revelation 5:9 that Jesus “ransomed people for God from every tribe, language and people and nation.” The terms used here, tribe and nation, are an outflow of the concept of race which shows that God Himself not only gives significance to the idea of race, God the Creator even invented the different races and gave them a purpose and eternal destiny. Never in a sense that one race is above another or considered to be better than another, because God created all men equal. But there will be people from every race in heaven worshiping before His throne. This indeed gives a far better perspective on race than a theory used as a tool for political purposes.