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Explain what Christian teachings might be used in a discussion about racism?

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Explain what Christian teachings might be used in a discussion about racism? The Bible and god condemn racism. God doesn't want racism because he made us all different, not to be exactly the same. We are all gods' people. Christians believe that god created us "all in his image" we all have a special part of god inside us all, goodness. We know this by the Christian teaching such as the Old Testament, the New Testament and the teachings of Saint Paul. God wouldn't want us to go against each other; he would want us to care for each other. Here is a paragraph from the Old Testament about racism: Leviticus 19:33-34 " Do not ill treat foreigners who are living in your land. Treat them as you would a fellow Israelite, and love them as you love yourselves. ...read more.

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Here is the teaching: Luke 10: 25-37 "The Samaritans hated the Jews and the Jews hated the Samaritans, then one day a Rich Jew was walking when a gang of robbers sole his money, clothes and also beat him badly. Then a Jewish priest was ridding down that road with his donkey, saw the man lying there and walked of with out helping him. Next a Levite walked down that road, saw the man and did exactly what the priest did, walked away without helping him. Then a Samaritan was riding on his donkey down that road, he saw the Jewish man lying there. The Samaritan felt sorry for the man so he put the man on top of his donkey and took him to an inn. ...read more.

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We are all equal and it's not Jewish who are Abraham's true descendants but those who have faith in Jesus Christ. I think that all over the bible there are teachings that tell us not to be racist, god doesn't want us to hate each other or be racist against each other, Jesus taught us that we should love each other as we love ourselves, but some people just don't believe in that, but I know that from all of the teachings we can see that all of us are being told that everyone should be looked after and loved in the same way no matter what ethnic group they come from. Whether it be a Roman, Jew, Gentile or Samaritan from Jesus' time or all Asian, African, European or Western from our time. We should love other human beings as we would like to be loved ourselves. ...read more.

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