The Bible Condemns Racism

By Dr. Phil Fernandes

There’s a new “church” in town, but please don’t roll out the red carpet for her congregation. This “church” is actually a false church, an assembly of racists of the white supremacy mold. They call themselves “the World Church of the Creator.” At least this church is honest enough to admit that she is “anti-Christian” and opposed to the values taught in the Bible.

Unfortunately, many racist groups deceive others by trying to claim a biblical basis for their hatred of races other than their own. These groups pull passages of the Bible totally out of their context and twist the true meaning of these passages to support their sinful racist ideologies. Some racist groups that make this absurd claim to be biblical are: “the Aryan Nations,” “the Klu Klux Klan”, “Neo-Nazism”, “the Covenant,” “the Sword,” “the Arm of the Lord,” and “the Order.” These organizations are not Christian and there is absolutely no biblical support for the hatred of Jews, African-Americans, and other “non-white” races. The Bible does not teach that non-aryans are a “pre-Adamic race” or that the curse of Canaan is dark skin. These are misinterpretations of God’s Word, fairy tales invented by warped minds in an attempt to give the appearance of divine sanction for sinful prejudices which have no place in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

It should also be noted that racism can be found on both sides of the spectrum. “The Nation of Islam,” headed by Louis Farakhan, perverts the teachings of the Islamic faith in order to justify this organization’s anti-white and anti-Jewish rhetoric.

To set the record straight, we must ask, “What saith the Lord?” The Scriptures teach that all people were created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27); therefore, all human life is sacred. All mankind is related and we are all descendants of Adam and Eve (Acts 17:26). The Bible teaches that even though mankind was created perfect, we fell into sin in the garden (Genesis 3). We inherit a sin nature from our parents (Romans 5:12). Therefore, we are all sinners who need to be saved (Romans 3:10, 23; Matthew 19:25-26). The good news is that Jesus desires to save all mankind (Isaiah 45:22; 2 Peter 3:9; John 3:16-18; 14:6). Therefore, we should love all people regardless of their race or nationality (Matthew 5:43-47; Galatians 3:28).

One further point needs to be made: no Christian should be anti-Jewish. Jesus, the apostles, the prophets, and the early church were all Jewish (John 4:22). In fact, all true Christians worship a Jewish carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth. The Bible teaches that Jesus will return to earth when all Israel is saved (Romans 11:25-27). Therefore, Christians should love the Jews and long to see them saved.

Therefore, we cannot extend the hand of fellowship to “the World Church of the Creator” and welcome her into our community. But we can plead with her people to turn to the true Creator, the God who created all of us and loves us so much that He sent His only son to die for us so that we could live forever.