HATE AND PREJUDICES
All Scripture quotes are from the King James Version unless otherwise noted

 

 

BIBLICAL PRECEDENTS

All men have the same origination: Adam (Acts 17:26, 1 Corinthians 15:22). Adam and his wife, Eve, were commanded to procreate and start populating the earth (Genesis 1:27-28, Genesis 3:20). When the fallen angels came to earth to marry human women, God had to wipe out humanity from the earth in order to fix the problems they caused. Only righteous Noah's family survived (Genesis 6:1-22, 7:23). After this was finished, God commissioned Noah and his family to populate the earth (Genesis 9:1). When the populations became numerous, God separated the different groups in order to spread the people throughout the earth (Genesis 11:1-9, Deuteronomy 32:8). Although God separated the different groups, this does not mean He favored some over the other (Acts 10:34-35, 1 Timothy 2:3-4).No man is superior to another (Matthew 12:50). God is not partial towards any particular nationality, gender, wealthy, origination or skin colour (Acts 8:27-29, Romans 2:11, 3:29, Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 6:9, James 2:1-3, 9).

 

CANAAN'S CURSE

Some believe the dark skinned Africans are the cursed descendants from a man named Canaan, but is this true? Canaan was a grandson of Noah through Noah's son Ham (Genesis 9:18). Canaan was cursed into servitude because his father, Ham, didn't have the decency to cover Noah's nakedness one day (Genesis 9:20-27). Note, the curse is solely on Canaan himself; his descendents were not included in the curse.

Beyond that, the dark skinned Africans were actually descended from Canaan's brother, Cush, (Genesis 10:6) which is why they were called "Cushites" (Numbers 12:1, Jeremiah 13:23) (HCSB,NIVUK,TNIV). In other words, the darker race of people descended from Cush, not Canaan, meaning the curse had nothing to do with them, ever.

 

HATE

We cannot be people of God if we hate other people (Leviticus 19:17, 1 John 4:20-21). This is further illustrated in the parable Jesus gave of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37, compared with John 4:9). Jesus demonstrated that he didn't practice hate, as he also healed a Samaritan along with the non-Samaritans (Luke 17:11-19). Divisiveness and hatred are not godly traits, they are wicked traits (1 Corinthians 1:10, Galatians 5:20-21). God abhors all wickedness (Psalms 5:4, Romans 1:28-32, 1 Thessalonians 5:22). The belief in racial superiority is wicked, as all men are the same in God's eyes (Acts 10:34-35) and we should banish prejudice from our daily living. It is not enough to practice "tolerance," because people need to be more than just tolerated. We need to actually love them as well (Proverbs 25: 21-22, Matthew 5:43-48).

 

CONCLUSION

It is obvious in Scripture that God loves everyone, and wants everyone to love each other, as the Bible clearly shows that hatred and prejudice have no place in God's Kingdom. We should show the same love and respect towards all, regardless of their color, gender, social status, or origination.

May we all live in peace with each other.

 


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