Ah Yes, the big four letter "R" word...

This page is here to address issues surrounding "race". The Bible is very clear that we are all one race (biologically), and that racism, whether it be belief that we are different races, or hatred toward another human being is wrong.


Acts 17:26 (Amplified Bible)

26And He made from one [common origin, one source, one blood] all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined [their] allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes),

Acts 8:25-40 (Amplified Bible)

25Now when [the apostles] had borne their testimony and preached the message of the Lord, they went back to Jerusalem, proclaiming the glad tidings (Gospel) to many villages of the Samaritans [on the way].

    26But an angel of the Lord said to Philip, Rise and proceed southward or at midday on the road that runs from Jerusalem down to Gaza. This is the desert [[g]route].

    27So he got up and went. And behold, an Ethiopian, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure, had come to Jerusalem to worship.

    28And he was [now] returning, and sitting in his chariot he was reading the book of the prophet Isaiah.

    29Then the [Holy] Spirit said to Philip, Go forward and join yourself to this chariot.

    30Accordingly Philip, running up to him, heard [the man] reading the prophet Isaiah and asked, Do you really understand what you are reading?

    31And he said, How is it possible for me to do so unless someone explains it to me and guides me [in the right way]? And he earnestly requested Philip to come up and sit beside him.

    32Now this was the passage of Scripture which he was reading: Like a sheep He was led to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is dumb, so He opens not His mouth.

    33In His humiliation [h] He was taken away by distressing and oppressive judgment and justice was denied Him [caused to cease]. Who can describe or relate in full [i]the wickedness of His contemporaries (generation)? For His life is taken from the earth and [j]a bloody death inflicted upon Him.(D)

    34And the eunuch said to Philip, I beg of you, tell me about whom does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?

    35Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this portion of Scripture he announced to him the glad tidings (Gospel) of Jesus and about Him.

    36And as they continued along on the way, they came to some water, and the eunuch exclaimed, See, [here is] water! What is to hinder my being baptized?

    37[k]And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart [if you have [l]a conviction, full of joyful trust, that Jesus is the Messiah and accept Him as the Author of your salvation in the kingdom of God, giving Him your obedience, then] you may. And he replied, I do believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

    38And he ordered that the chariot be stopped; and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and [Philip] baptized him.

    39And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord [[m]suddenly] caught away Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more, and he went on his way rejoicing.

    40But Philip was found at Azotus, and passing on he preached the good news (Gospel) to all the towns until he reached Caesarea.

This particular passage, about the Ethiopian Eunuch proves that those of African descent are not somehow an inferior race of humans that cannot receive the gospel (as some false Christians have said).

Galatians 3:27-29 (NASB)

27For all of you who were (AT)baptized into Christ have (AU)clothed yourselves with Christ.

 28(AV)There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for(AW)you are all one in (AX)Christ Jesus.

 29And if (AY)you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to (AZ)promise.

Galatians 3:27-29 (The Message) 

 25-27But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe—Christ's life, the fulfillment of God's original promise.

In Christ's Family
 28-29In Christ's family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, since you are Christ's family, then you are Abraham's famous "descendant," heirs according to the covenant promises.

Please keep in mind that "The Message" is a paraphrase, an interpretation, NOT an actual translation, and should NOT replace our Bible in our devotional time. It is great in some places, and in others not as much. It should be read as a commentary, and understood as a commentary, not as an actual Bible translation.

Now this passage in Galatians 3 shows that all Christians are equal in Christ. If my history is correct, this is where the world was first introduced to the concept that "All humans are created of equal value before God".

Besides all of this, the Bible says a LOT about hate in general. Not only is it evil to hate based on so called "race" it is evil to hate period.

Click the following links to read more about what the Bible has to say about Hate, and also check out the videos below.

Bible Gateway search on "Hate"

Matthew 5: especially 21-22

With regards to the questions that people have about "race", this video is a good start.


Answering Racism With The Bible 
With regards to the questions that people have about "race", this video is a good start.

Urban Poverty


Martin Luther King Speeches and Sermons


The Black Community



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