Prejudice

Prejudice toward other races or nationalities

 Having been raised in the south, I grew up seeing and hearing the derogatory attitudes that many local people had toward people that had different skin color or different national origins. It’s encouraging that many of those attitudes have subsided in recent generations, but prejudices still exist on all sides of the “race” spectrum. The Bible is explicit that God does not respect a person because of their nationality or skin color and likewise we should not either. The scripture is also clear that we are not to have hatred or respect of person against others. It goes as far as to call us murders if we hate someone else. Doesn’t viewing ourselves as better than someone else demonstrate the sin of PRIDE in our lives?

 Gal 3:26  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 3:28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

 1John 3:14  We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.  3:15  Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

 1John 4:20  If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?  4:21  And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

 James 2:1  My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.  2:2  For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;  2:3  And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:  2:4  Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

 Romans 2:11  For there is no respect of persons with God.

 

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