The New Race
So, who are we? The death, burial and resurrection of the Savior produced, on this earth a new race. And the church can deny that and the world can ignore it and even laugh at us. But, we cannot deny that reality. We are who Adam was intended to be. We are living beings – with the breath of His life, carrying the seed of God and each and every one a unique and perfect expression of the Christ.
And we are in fact the 7000 that have not bowed the knee to the Baal of religion.
“Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.” [Romans 11.3-4]
This verse refers to a moment when Elijah thought he was all alone. The answer he received was in fact there were many like him. “Baal” refers to any of a number of pagan “god-like” images, made by humans, thought to be gods over rain, thunder, fertility, agriculture and the like. In the time of Elijah some Jews supplemented their religion with this idol worship. But, we do not. We are Christians, but Christianity is not an idol and we do not worship religion.
We are the new race – the race of Christ on the earth.