Racism and the Bible
Below are some videos and links to articles that would be worth viewing and reading in light of the many racial encounters we have experienced here in America and as well as what others have experienced elsewhere in the world.
I will summarize my thoughts by including a few Scripture references. These are not all the possible Scripture references but a sample which clearly show that racism has never been a part of God’s design and plan for mankind, but is a result of rebellion against God’s standard.
Genesis 1:26-28 NASB Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 12:1-3 NASB Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; 2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; 3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
John 3:16-21 NASB “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 “But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
Romans 14:11-12 NASB For it is written, “AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD.” 12 So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.
Philippians 2:9-11 NASB 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Galatians 3:27-29 NASB For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.
Revelation 14:6-7 NASB And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; 7 and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”
Tony Evans, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas, TX
Alex Bryant, New Life Church, Oak Grove, MO
Eugene Cho. Quest Church, Seattle, WA
John Piper, Tim Keller & Anthony Bradley, “Race and the Christian”, Desiring God
Articles from GotQuestions.org
- “What does the Bible say about racism, prejudice, and discrimination?”
- “How should Christian view the Black Lives Matter movement?”
- “What does the Bible say about ethnocentrism?”
- “What is the biblical perspective on multiculturalism?”
Articles from ICR.org
- “Evolution and Modern Racism” — icr.org
- “Origin of the Races” — icr.org
- “God’s Love For All The World” — icr.org
- “All Nations of Men” — icr.org
- “Where Did the Races Come From?” — icr.org
- “All People Descended Recently from a Single Family” — video — icr.org
Articles from AnswersInGenesis
- Racism — list of articles & videos — answersingenesis.org
- “Are There Really Different Races?” — answersingenesis.org