Christianity And Racism


Dr. Unander
"Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, red and yellow , black , and white, they are precious in His sight…" and most of us know how the rest of the song goes. These verses can b heard in almost any Sunday school class in almost every church across America. We are supposedly being taught as children that God loves everyone unconditionally no matter what their physical appearance is. But, as we mature and grow up into the "real world", it becomes obvious that the words that we sang in our Sunday morning praises are not always being a expressed by the very people who taught them to us. Some of the preachers and teachers who instructed us were themselves ...

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messages concerning . How did God intend his people to interact with one another? For that we must turn to God's word, the Bible.
Genesis 1-2 gives the account of God's creation of the universe, the earth, and its inhabitants. It is very evident that mankind is a very important part of his creation. Man (and woman) was created in God's image. "The human race not only reflects the creative power of God but also represents His primary investment of power in the world. This investment gives us importance and value" (Holder, 2). God values all of us because we are all part of His creation and the color of our skin does not make a difference in how God views us. In fact, the variety of people, in my opinion, reflects the vastness and complexity of God, which in turn shows His greatness. By rejecting people on the basis of their natural physical appearance, one is rejecting part of God's creation.
The Bible deals directly with racism in Numbers 12. Moses marries a woman who is ...

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