What does the Bible say about RACISM?
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Question: What does the Bible say about racism? I do not really like black people.
Answer: First, you might ask yourself a question. How would you like someone to tell you that you are not liked you because of your skin color or ethnic origin? Wouldn't you want a chance to show them that you were a decent person? You probably think that you are a unique person and that no one is exactly like you. In addition, you would be correct in thinking that. So is the person of your disdain.
Humans in general have a great deal in common. We all eat, sleep, drink, go to the bathroom, and share numerous other characteristics. Whatever skin color we may wear does not make us any less human than another. We all have feelings. Most of us want others to like us. What is the purpose of not liking another human?
God created this universe and everyone in it. People exist in their variety because God designed it that way. Put simply, racism is a CRITICISM of His handiwork. If you said you did not like me because of some physical characteristic, I might say, "Look buddy, your complaint is with the One who created me. I cannot change a characteristic you do not like just because you ask. None of us has asked to be on this planet nor to possess the characteristics that they have. It is between you and God if you choose not to like someone. Complain to Him!" Therefore, in essence, since God's creation is a reflection of Him maybe you would not like God if you were to meet Him. If there is red, blue, yellow, white, or any other color of flowers, it is not the flower's fault. Flowers have nothing to do with what color they are. The intelligent being that designed the flower is responsible for their color. Hate and intolerance only beget more hate and intolerance. That is what is wrong with this world. Do you really want to be a part of propagating a philosophy of life that helps fuel the fires that may ultimately wipe out humanity?
As the scripture says:
"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. " (Ephesians 4:32)
It may take a great deal of re-thinking to convince yourself to accept everyone because God said to, but it is worth it.
"By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. " (John 13:35)
It is a good feeling to love everyone!
Written by: Mike Summers