Christianity 201

July 21, 2016

In God’s Eye, There is Only One Race

God's impartialityToday we’re paying a return visit to Biblical Proof, the blog of Alfred Shannon, Jr. In an article on racism that is both topical and Biblical he looks at a topic which is very timely right now in the United States. What we’re showing here is the second half of the article. You would want to click the title below to read the entire piece.

Racism Is A Sin Of Partiality

…There is only one race in God’s eye, that is the human race. Therefore to hate a person for the color of their skin or where they were born is to actually hate yourself. Take a look at the following Scripture passages where it is clear that God shows no man partiality. If partiality is not found in God it must then be the product of the fallen heart of man.

Deut 10:17, “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.” 2 Chron 19:7, “Now therefore, let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take care and do it, for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, no partiality, nor taking of bribes.”  Gal 3:27-29. “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Rom 2:11, “For there is no partiality with God.” Gal 2:6-7, “But from those who seemed to be something — whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God shows personal favoritism to no man — for those who seemed to be something added nothing to me.” Eph 6:9, “And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.” Col 3:25, “But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality”.

The Scriptures are clear that God makes no distinction between the Jews or the Gentiles when it comes to the matter of salvation! Rom 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” Rom 3:29-30, “Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also” Rom 10:12-13, “ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 1 Cor 12:13-14, “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body — whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free — and have all been made to drink into* one Spirit.

Eph 3:5-7, “which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel” Col 3:11. “Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

With this said, the only races God ever speaks of are the Jews and Gentiles (Greek). The reason He gave special privileges to the Jewish race is so that they might be the instrument of His salvation to the whole world. But consider this idea from another angle. God only recognizes Jews and Gentiles and nothing else. That means that all the races of the world, with the exception of the Jews, are all considered the same race, the Gentiles. In other words God sees the oriental, the black, the white, Hispanic, the Asian, the Indian, etc as all being the same race, the Gentile race. That means the races of the world are all equal in God’s eyes and if they are all equal in God’s eyes, they ought to be considered all equal in the eyes of faithful Christians as well! The whites are not better than the blacks, and the blacks are not better than the whites. Every color and nationality under the sun are equal in God’s sight.

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