In God's Word: Racism or Hatred?

July 29, 2019 - Every day we are besieged by claims of racism in every media. If one differs in belief to anyone who is defined as being on the “left-side of the isle” then he is falsely labeled as being racist. Let us look at the word “racism” and see what it actually means according to the dictionary. 

Racism- “Prejudice or discrimination against others.” I would submit to you that there is but one race on earth, the human race, comprised of two sexes, male and female.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) 

If God created only one race, then how can any man have prejudice and discrimination directed at one another? Because it's not racism, but hatred that we see so vividly displayed each day. The word hate is defined; “Intense hostility or aversion to another, often a systematic politically exploited expression of hatred for another person.” Oh my, I think we have found the truth here.

First, there is only one race, the human race and all are part of it, no matter the nationality, color or creed, all are given their humanity by the living God.

“For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.” (Romans 10:12) 

God created all men and all men equal, making no distinction between the different breeds of humans. Yes, breeds, the description of the word “Breed”; “A category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits.” That my friends is how we get the various colors of humans. 

It’s the same race, the human race, simply different colors whether white, black, brown, red, or yellow, we are all of the same race and are seen exactly the same by our God. As the human race we must learn to see one another as God sees us, by the color of our hearts and not the color of our skin!

May God Bless All.