Here are 7 Bible verses that deal directly or indirectly with Racism. Anyone can read these verses and make some initial conclusions about race and showing partiality. It seems like every day we are met with a fresh round of news based on a racially motivated action. The latest shooting in Charleston, SC has truly sickened me. After you read these verses below, you can bet that it makes God sick also.
Proverbs 22:2– The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.Proverbs 24:2- These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judgment is not good.Acts 10:28- And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man unholy or unclean.Acts 10:34-35– Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.Romans 10:12-13- For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”James 2:9- But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.1 John 2:11- But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb” (Rev 7:9-10)!
Acts 17:26 is clear, God made all races and determined where they should live but why? Check out a broader context:
And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us.
No rational man, cognizant of the facts, believes that the average negro is the equal, still less the superior, of the white man. And if this be true, it is simply incredible that, when all his disabilities are removed, and our prognathous relative has a fair field and no favour, as well as no oppressor, he will be able to compete successfully with his bigger-brained and smaller-jawed rival, in a contest which is to be carried out by thoughts and not by bites.
- Understand that fear lives in the heart of all people. Pray for love to cast that fear out.
- Understand that God does not love you more than those who are different than you.
- Repent of your own racism in your heart.
- Pray that God receives the greatest glory due to Him by receiving worship from every race of people.
- Intentionally seek out friendships with folks that don’t look like you.
- Understand that when we all put down our cultural similarities and worship God as one it shows that God is the most amazing object of all.