Acts 17:26, “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” 

Racism is a devil’s lie that divides God’s creation into different categories according to skin color, facial distinctions, and culture.  According to the Bible there is only one “race” and that is the “human race.”  There are not actually different “races” of humans but rather just different variations of the same human race.

Some people have darker or lighter skin, some have bigger or smaller noses, others have different shapes and positions of their eyelids; however, the entire human race with all its variations are all equally loved by God. It would be good for us to always remember the words to the ole’ Sunday school song, “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.  Red and yellow, black and white,
 all are precious in His sight, 
Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

Sadly, racism has made its way into almost every culture throughout human history. In the last couple of hundred years there was “ethnic” cleansing of the Jews in Germany, the Rwandan genocide between the Tutsi and the Hutus, and the oppression of African Americans in the U.S. because of the Atlantic slave trade in the 1800’s.

As a result, disciples today should preach against racism and teach the proper biblical perspective that Paul proclaimed in the above passage while he was in Athens.  This is the message summarized; “from one man Adam, God made all the nations of the earth. God did this that they should inhabit the earth and seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us,” Acts 17:26-27.    

Every disciple should stand against racism in the following ways; (1) Personally believe that there is only one race- the human race; (2) Reject any form of racism that would exalt one race of people over another; and lastly, (3) Preach salvation to all people in hopes that they will be saved!  


Reflection

Do you believe God only made one race- the human race?


Action

  1. Repent if you have ever been guilty of racism.  For example if you treated people in a negative way simply based on their skin color or culture.
  2. Pray for God to end racism in your nation and around the world.
  3. For more information regarding ending racism read the following books, “One Race-One Blood,” by Ken Ham and “Oneness Embraced,” by Tony Evans.