Thursday, June 30, 2011

Refutation of Racial Discrimination, and indirectly Kinism

The Bible in no way supports racism of any kind, and does not state that one skin colour in inferior or superior to any other. All races are equal in the eyes of the Lord, seen clearly by the fact that He has elected people from all nations.

The Image of God
God created both man and woman in the image of God (Genesis 1: 26-28), from whom the entire human race descends (Genesis 3:20). James 3:9 states that all men remained in the image of God, although a fallen version. All people, black and white descend from one gene pool with a common forefather. Modern science supports these verses, as research has proven that 99.9% of all peoples DNA is identical.

Marriage
Genesis 41:50 states that Joseph, who was Semitic, married Asenath who was an Egyptian woman. Numbers 12:1 states that Moses married a Cushite woman from the area now Ethiopia and Sudan. Furthermore, God punished Aaron and Miriam for criticising this inter-racial marriage. Both are occasions where a Christian married an African, if Africans could not be Christians, God would have supported a marriage between a believer and a non-believer.

Scripture states that Christians are only to marry Christians (1 Corinthians 7:39, 2 Corinthians 6: 14-18). Scripture states that marriage must be strait, not to certain relatives and to another believer. Race plays no part in God's marital laws.

Worldwide Election
In the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19), Jesus commanded His disciples to 'make disciples of all nations'. If a continent of unelected people existed, Jesus would have lied in saying 'all nations'.

In Galatians 3:28 Paul affirmed worldwide racial equality by saying ''There is neither Jew nor Greek... for you are all one in Christ Jesus.". Similarly, Ephesians 3:6 states that 'the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.' In essence, both verses state that racial differences are not a factor in salvation.

Revelation 7: 9-10 speaks of those saved consisting of ''a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages". People from all nations and all peoples will be saved; Jews and Gentiles, Black people and white people, etc.

Conclusion
All nations and races are equal in the eyes of the Lord, people from all races and nations will be saved, and the Bible does not endorse racism. People should imitate God, and not think less of others due to genetic or racial factors.

(C), J. Williams, 2010.

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1 comment:

  1. Kinism is really quite racist. Thanks for this brief outline of the crux of the issue

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