While different places in the United States and other countries wrestle with the problem of racism, faithful Christians throughout the world belong to congregations that are loving, homogenous groups of African Americans, Hispanics, Anglos, Indians, Asians, and others. They’re not perfect, but among these faithful souls who obey God’s word, racism is virtually non-existent.
How Can This Be?
True Bible believers have learned that it’s not possible to be faithful servants of God, or have his approval, while harboring racist feelings in their hearts. They are reminded of the words of the apostle Peter when he said that “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him” (Acts 10:34-35).
They have learned that God judges people according to whether or not they respect and obey him (Ecclesiastes 12:13). He doesn’t show favor to one group or reject another based on gender, skin color, level of education, or social status.
Bible believers have been taught that God looks at the heart, rather than the outward appearance (1 Samuel 16:7) and he fully expects those who wear the name of Christ to behave in the same way (John 7:24). Otherwise, he will hold them guilty of sin (James 2:9).
True followers of Christ earnestly desire to love the Lord their God with all their being and their neighbor as themselves (Matthew 22:37-40). Like God, they look beyond what they see with their eyes and realize that every individual has an eternal soul that is precious in God’s sight.
The Source of the Problem
The fundamental cause of racism is none other than the rejection of God’s word. Many seem to think that they can work out man’s greatest problems without God’s help. However, the current state of world affairs shows otherwise.
God and his word are the only solution to what ails mankind… not only with respect to racism but in all facets of life!