On Racism Essay

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On Racism Racism can be described as a belief in the superiority of a particular race; hostility or discrimination against members of a different race. The Bible Genesis 1:26-27, 2:19-20 Then God said, "let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, and male and female he created them. So from the soil God fashioned all the wild beasts and birds of heaven. These he brought to man to see what he would call them; each…show more content…
Jesus preached against racism and there are many other examples of this like in Genesis. Baptist: "The kingdom of God knows no prejudice and no discrimination. In fact, it might be better to say that it discriminates on favour of the poor, the weak and the marginalised. The Church therefore has the responsibility to listen to these groups, to work with them and to support their attempts to improve their own conditions." The Baptist statement mirrors one of Jesus' own teachings, the Beatitudes, one of which says: Happy are those who are persecuted in the cause of right; theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Or Happy are you when people abuse you and persecute you because of me and speak all kinds of calumny against you on my account. The Baptist church says that they have a responsibility to help the poor and persecuted. This is also like the Good Samaritan, or helping those less fortunate no matter what the colour or creed. Methodists "Whatever our skin colour or background, we are one in our common humanity and one in Christ." All are equal before God. Adverse discrimination on the basis of or cultural characteristics contradicts our common humanity and the Gospel. To judge anyone adversely solely on account of his or her membership of a class or a racial group is to violate his or her status

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