I took a brief break in posting in the first two weeks of August, so this post is a little delayed but no less important.
Commenting on Revelation 5.9-10 which tells of people from every tribe, language, people and nation:
“Christ died for our sins of racism. His work on the cross put racism to death. The redemption of mankind and the earth will include the redemption of human relationships and the uniting of different people groups in Christ. Racist groups that purport to be Christian are the opposite of Christian. There will be no racial prejudice in Heaven. There will be no illusions of racial or national superiority, no disputes over borders.
“Peace on Earth will be accomplished not by the abolition of our differences but by a unifying loyalty to the King, a loyalty that transcends differences — and is enriched by them. The kings and leaders of nations will be united because they share the King’s righteousness, and they, with him, will rejoice in their differences as a tribute to his creativity and multifaceted character.”
Randy Alcorn, Heaven (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2004), 376-377.