The following is from "Racism: A Christian Response", and especially appropriate to the topic of kinism that I raised in my previous post:
JESUS CHRIST HAS REMOVED ALL BARRIERS THAT STAND BETWEEN HUMAN BEINGS, MAKING PEACE THROUGH HIS CROSS.
St. Paul writes, "But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end" (Ephesians 2:13-16).
Racism in the church poisons and cripples all sincere efforts "to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3). Physical characteristics or cultural customs are made to serve as "a dividing wall of hostility" that separates brothers and sisters in Christ -- to which the only appropriate response must be, "Is Christ divided?" (1 Corinthians 1:13).