What Does the Bible Say About Racism?

   Today our TV screens are filled with stories of racism abuses of different kinds.  The first thing we need to understand in this discussion is this: if we are genuine believers of the Bible we believe that all human beings are descended from God’s original two created people, Adam and Eve, created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27).

   That being the case, there is only one race, that being the human race. Caucasians, Africans, Asians, Indians, Arabs, and Jews are not different races, but in reality are ethnicities of the one human race.  All human beings have the same basic physical characteristics: two hands, ten fingers, two legs, etc. with a few  variations, of course. 

   God loved the world so much that He sent Jesus to lay down His life for us (John 3:16). The “world,” as the Bible describes, includes all human beings of every ethnic group.  God does not show partiality or favoritism.  Romans 2:11, “For God does not show favoritism” and neither should we.  James 2:4 describes those who “judge others with evil thoughts.”  Instead, we are to love our neighbors as ourselves (James 2:8). 

   In the Old Testament, God divided humanity into two basic groups: Jews and Gentiles. God’s intent was for the Jews to be a kingdom of priests, ministering to the Gentile nations. Instead, for ...

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