How many different races are part of the human race? In spite of what we have been taught or have read there are not 4 or more separate races of people in our world. There is just one and its called the Human Race. Genesis 1:26-27, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” You won’t find any scriptures that refer to color or separate races in the word of God in fact God reminds over and over again that with God there is no respect of persons, Romans 2:11, “For there is no respect of persons with God”.
So why the talk of different races from the government, media, schools, and even the church. Evolutionary thought brought the concept of different races to the forefront even though it was a belief by some before that, but now we had “science” that gave us evidence that some people groups were more evolved than others. Evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould claimed, “Biological arguments for racism have been common before 1859, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory.” Acts 17:26 tells us this is not so, “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;” The bible is clear, there is only one race.
Discrimination is tearing our country apart, whether it be of color, sex, age, social and financial status, and unfortunately some people are using this for achieving their own selfish goals whether it be financial or ideological. This view should never be allowed to enter the church, Jesus gave us the “Golden Rule” that tells us to love your neighbor as yourself!
Jesus gave shed His blood not just for people of one particular skin color, but for every man, woman, child, if your rich or poor, black or white, young or old, smart or not so smart! Basic genetic differences of any person in the world is about 0.2 percent and color of skin, eye shape, and the difference in physical appearance accounts for only .012 percent. Not much is there?
Lets not let any of biases that we’ve learned or developed ever be allowed to infect us or affect the church for we can look at the destruction it causes in several of our nations cities as it has divided our nation pretty much as slavery did in the 1800’s. James 2:1-8, “My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:”
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