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It’s not true what some say about the Bible and racism

(Here are some bible verses about racism and prejudice for you to study)

Some Christians and non-Christians have created the misconception that God approves of racism. Below is a collection of scripture quotes exemplifying God's command to "judge not by appearance, but judge with proper judgment."(John 7:24) God created each of us in His image and equal before Him. We are worthy and He cares about every single person regardless of skin color.(John 3:16) God is very clear in Scripture that all humans are made in the image of God.(Gen 1:26) Jesus himself preached about discrimination and not judging others based on how they look or what they wear but on the commandments of God as written in His love letter to us, “the Bible” . Read these powerful Bible verses relating to the context of racism and prejudice. Teach them to your children and join hands with those who are different from you, and stand for equality, under the cross.
A Prayer For Healing Racism is a personal relationship with Jesus. After you have this personal relationship with Jesus, You will see all people as precious and valuable. Live that truth through Jesus always. Pray: If I’ve wronged someone and racism is the root of that wrong, lead me in reconciliation. Lord, show me my own prejudices so I can seek Your repentance. Guide me to act in ways that lead to true love of my neighbor. Father God, forgive me for losing sight of the Truth that You created all people in Your image. By Your grace, help me to see hatred - whether initiated or returned - as a tool Satan uses to keep me from experiencing and sharing the richness of Your love. Help me to love the way you love as you tell us in 1 John 4:19 and to spread kindness and mercy as Jesus did. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References Below:

Scripture References (Note: some verses are only addressed to Christians. To see God’s Plan for salvation which leads to a personal relationship with God/Jesus click here )

  • 1 Corinthians 12:13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. Whether Jews or Greeks or slaves or free, we were all made to drink of the one Spirit.

  • 1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are Christ’s body, and each of you is a member of it.

  • 1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lordsaid to Samuel, “Don’t be impressed by his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. God does not view things the way people do. People look on the outward appearance, but the Lordlooks at the heart.”

  • 1 Timothy 5:21 Before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, I solemnly charge you to carry out these commands without prejudice or favoritism of any kind.

  • Acts 17:26 From one man he made every nation of the human race to inhabit the entire earth, determining their set times and the fixed limits of the places where they would live

  • Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others

  • Colossians 3:25 For the one who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there are no exceptions.

  • Ephesians 4:32 Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you

  • Exodus 22:21 You must not wrong a resident foreigner nor oppress him, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt

  • Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female—for all of you are one in Christ Jesus

  • James 2:1 My brothers and sisters, do not show prejudice if you possess faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.

  • James 2:4 If so, have you not made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil motives?

  • John 7:24 Do not judge according to external appearance, but judge with proper judgment.”

  • John 13:34I give you a new commandment—to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

  • Proverbs 24:23 These sayings also are from the wise:To show partiality in judgment is terrible:

  • Revelation 7:9 After these things I looked, and here was an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb dressed in long white robes, and with palm branches in their hands

  • Revelation 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, and he had an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language, and people

  • Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God.

  • Romans 10:12 For there is no distinction between the Jew and the Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all, who richly blesses all who call on him

  • Mark 12:29-31 Jesus answered, “The most important is: ‘Listen, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. 31 The second is: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

  • Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit

  • Philippians 2:3-4 Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. 4Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well.

  • Romans 10:12-13 For there is no distinction between the Jew and the Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all, who richly blesses all who call on him. 13For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

  • Leviticus 19:33-34 When a resident foreigner lives with you in your land, you must not oppress him.34The resident foreigner who lives with you must be to you as a native citizen among you; so you must love the foreigner as yourself, because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the Lordyour God.

  • James 2:8-9 But if you fulfill the royal law as expressed in this scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show prejudice, you are committing sinand are convicted by the law as violators

  • Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.”27God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.

  • 2 Chronicles 19:6-7 He told the judges, “Be careful what you do, for you are not judging for men, but for the Lord, who will be with you when you make judicial decisions. 7Respect the Lordand make careful decisions, for the Lordour God disapproves of injustice, partiality, and bribery.”

  • 1 John 3:15-16 Everyone who hates his fellow Christian is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him. 16We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians

  • 1 John 4:19-21 We love because he loved us first.20If anyone says “I love God” and yet hates his fellow Christian, he is a liar, because the one who does not love his fellow Christian whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21And the commandment we have from him is this: that the one who loves God should love his fellow Christian too.

  • Acts 10:34-36 Then Peter started speaking: “I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism in dealing with people, 35but in every nation the person who fears him and does what is right is welcomed before him. 36You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all)

  Taken from Bible Study Tools with some minor edits. Scripture from the NET Bible and provided by

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