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What biblical teachings may have been used in a discussion about racism?

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What biblical teachings may have been used in a discussion about racism? The Christian bible has made many references to racism and ways to respond to it. These references were made through Jesus' parables, which would often have hidden meanings. Jesus always told stories of men being treated equally and never discriminated a person because of their religions, race of ethnic background. Galatians 3:28-29 "So there is no difference between Jew's and Gentiles, between slaves and free people, between men and women, you are all one in union with Christ Jesus". This biblical teaching means that no matter what religion, status, gender or race you are all the same. There is no superior race or gender, no religion is better than another, job status does not change a person inside and not matter what sex, we are all equal. ...read more.

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You should always forgive someone as God has the grace to forgive you; so you should do the same. When you walk down the street people seem to automatically make and opinion about those they walk past. This opinion would be based on their skin colour, facial features, clothes of even body mass. Those who do that act of pre-judging people are prejudice. This is wrong though because if God had judged us all by the way we look on the outside then would he really like any of us because no one is perfect. Colossians 3:11 "As a result there is no longer any distinction between Gentiles and Jews, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarians, savages, slaves and free, but Christ is all, Christ is in all". This explains that there is no different between Gentiles and Jews. Whether you are a slave, a barbarian or a savage we are all the same. ...read more.

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For example, many Pakistanis have moved to England and have become victims of racial abuse and have had their properties vandalised because some people seem to believe that they do not belong in this country and should more back to where they originally came from. Although this is not the case with every person who moves to a different country it does happen to some. One thing that I would find apparent is that it happens predominantly to people who have a different colour to those of the people living in the country. Although many racist groups say that they are racist because the bible has told them to. I think that this is merely an excuse for their actions. If racist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Brotherhood actually read the bible, then they would see how the bible does in fact make many references to racism. ...read more.

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