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The Bible and Spirit of Prophecy on Race

Written by: Christopher Sernaque

Dear Readers,

In light of some of the current events going on in the United States, I wrote an article on how slavery, to be frank, is evil. There is absolutely no scientific, or logical basis for the twin evil of slavery namely, racism. There is also no basis for racism found in the Bible or the Spirit of Prophecy:

The Bible states that we are all one blood, or one family:

“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;”-Acts 17:26

Ultimately, every human being alive traces their lineage to Adam and Eve:

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”-Genesis 1:27

The Spirit of Prophecy also condemns racism:

“When the sinner is converted, he receives the Holy Spirit, that makes him a child of God and fits him for the society of the redeemed and the angelic host. He is made a joint heir with Christ. Whoever of the human family give themselves to Christ, whoever hear the truth and obey it, become children of one family. The ignorant and the wise, the rich and the poor, the heathen and the slave, white or black—Jesus paid the purchase money for their souls. If they believe in Him, His cleansing blood is applied to them. The black man’s name is written in the book of life beside the white man’s. All are one in Christ. Birth, station, nationality, or color cannot elevate or degrade men. The character makes the man.“{Ms6-1891.12}

If a red man, a Chinese, or an African gives his heart to God in obedience and faith, Jesus loves him none the less for his color. He calls him His well-beloved brother. The day is coming when the kings and the lordly men of the earth would be glad to exchange places with the humble African who has laid hold on the hope of the gospel. To all who are overcomers through the blood of the Lamb, the invitation will be given, “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” [Matthew 25:34.] Arranged on the right and left of the throne of God are the long columns of the heavenly host, who touch the golden harps, and songs of welcome and praise to God and the Lamb ring through the heavenly courts. “He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” [Revelation 2:7.] {Ms6-1891.13}

The religion of the Bible recognizes no caste or color. It ignores rank, wealth, worldly honor. God estimates men as men. With Him, character decides their worth. And we are to recognize the Spirit of Christ in whomsoever it is revealed. No one need be ashamed to speak with an honest black man in any place or to shake him by the hand. He who is living in the atmosphere in which Christ lives will be taught of God and will learn to put His estimate on men.” {9T 223.1}

“Walls of separation have been built up between the whites and the blacks. These walls of prejudice will tumble down of themselves as did the walls of Jericho, when Christians obey the word of God, which enjoins on them supreme love to their maker and impartial love to their neighbors.” {RH December 17, 1895, par. 5}

In closing:

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”-Revelation 22:21

Post Script: The Bible does not forbid interracial marriage. The Bible forbids intermarrying with those of another faith, or who are in open apostasy against God. (Deuteronomy 7:3-4, Malachi 2:11, 2 Corinthians 6:14). God condemned Miriam for speaking against Moses for marrying an Ethiopian women. (Numbers 12:1)

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