One of the things I have noticed since beginning this site is that people all over the world are preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So today I was listening to TD Jakes and I was wondering, would his message have the same impact if Jakes were white or Asian or any other race?
More importantly, should it matter? I often read various blogs and Daily Inspirations and have read spirit filled words from people who are Filipino, White, Black and many other races and cultures. However I know that there are some people who feel as though they need or want their Pastor or Spiritual leader to look like them. Is there any scriptural basis to found this feeling upon? I know that for many African Americans there is a painful past of slavery and that the Bible and Christianity were two of the tools that the oppressors misused to hold them in captivity, so there is sometimes a certain amount of distrust.
So how about you? Does it matter to you the color of the Messenger of God’s word? Could you attend a church of someone who was of a different race? Does only listening to preachers who look like you mean you think that only people who look like you will be brought up in the rapture? Why or Why not? Let me know what you are thinking.