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Throwback Thursday: What’s in a Name?

Have you read all the posts on this blog? Very few have; we’ve been blogging here since 2014. There are currently more than 375 posts on this blog, 33 podcast episodes, and 31 days in the Abide in Christ Project. That’s a lot of content! So, for the time being, we here at 3rdRace.org will post new content at least once a week, and we’ll re-post an older article once a week. We’ll call it Throwback Thursday for lack of more creativity.

We highly encourage you to read through the archives. We think you’ll find that newer posts may make more sense with some context from previous posts. We learn and we build from our experiences. This is our Lord. He blooms and grows in our spirit, and we mature as we gain more of Him.

So, to begin our Throwback Thursday, we offer our very first post ever published on this blog from August 2, 2014*…

Why 3rd Race?

Before Jesus Christ there were two races on the earth. The Jew-God’s chosen people, and the Gentile-everyone else. However, through the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of the Lord Jesus a new race was birthed. The third race. An eternal race.

Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God. (1 Cor. 10:32)

This race is marked by it’s full dependence on and identity in Jesus Christ. It is made of humans who have recognized and accepted their death with Christ and are living a resurrected life by the Spirit of God dwelling in them. In this race there is no more the separation of Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female, rich or poor. All are one with Christ, one in Christ, one for Christ, one by Christ.

For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two… (Ephesians 2:14-15)

In this 3rd race Jesus is the All in All. By this 3rd race the world will come to know Jesus as the All in All.

This 3rd race is the Body of Jesus Christ.

This 3rd race is the Bride of Jesus Christ.

This 3rd race is the House of God.

This 3rd race is the Family of God.

This 3rd race is the Temple of the Holy Spirit.

This 3rd race is the Church.

*Click the link to see the comments on that first post.

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