We all are made in the image of God, so who are we to judge others who are more like us than they are different. Some of the bible verses clearly state how racism and any sort of discrimination are offensive to God.
In this post we will see some bible verses about racism and how is it unacceptable to God.
You can not be accepting God while denying his words. And, denying his words is like denying him.
Currently, an incident of racism in America has resulted in burning it down. Also, racism in America is not a new incidence, it has prevailed since long in one form or the other.
According to the bible;
- My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. (James 2:1)
- And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:39)
- Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. (1 John 3:15)
- Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Cor. 13:7)
- For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility. (Ephesians 2)
All these bible verses about racism and discrimination show that God denies it, Jesus denies it and therefore we should deny it, as well.
Racism, discrimination, and prejudice in any of its form is a sin, and we as believers and lovers of God should not practice it.
30 bible verses about racism and how is it against the words of God.
These bible verses about racism are from King James Version of the bible.
1 Corinthians 12:13 – For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
1 Samuel 16:7– But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
John 7:24 – Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Romans 10:12 – For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Nehemiah 13:3 – Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
1 John 2:9 – He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
James 2:9 – But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
Romans 2:11 – For there is no respect of persons with God.
Genesis 1:27 – So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
John 13:34 – A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Revelation 7:9 – After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Acts 10:34-35 – Then Peter opened [his] mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
Matthew 15:22-28 – And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, [thou] Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13 – For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ.
Nehemiah 13:23-30 – In those days also saw I Jews [that] had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, [and] of Moab:
Colossians 3:10-11 – And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Matthew 10:5-6 – These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into [any] city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
Acts 17:26 – 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;
Matthew 7:12 – Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Proverbs 22:2 – The rich and the poor have a common bond, The Lord is the maker of them all.
Proverbs 24:23 – These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.
Proverbs 29:13 – The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
Acts 10:28 – And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man unholy or unclean.
Acts 10:34-35 – Opening his mouth, Peter said:“I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.
Acts 17:26 – and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,
Romans 10:12-13 – For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Galatians 3:28 – There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:11 – A renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.
James 2:9 – But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
1 John 2:11 – But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
Exodus 22:21 – neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
These are some bible verses about racism that will make you realize how wrong it is in God’s eyes and he has never told us to practice it.
God has always told us to love one another and so did Jesus. He cured everyone irrespective of their color or status.
We hope the incidences like that of racism in America may never happen in any nation again and the world stays at peace, loving each other as the Lord has commanded. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
We hope these bible verses about racism will help you form a change. Even if you have unconsciously practiced anything like that, repent as the Lord forgives.