Christian Beliefs on Discrimination and Prejudice
Most Christians agree that discrimination and prejudice are wrong.
Both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England have similar
views on racism but slightly differing views on sexism and women in
Text Box: Racism /Â’reÄ±sÄ±(É™)m/ n. 1 a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities. And that racial difference produces an inherent superiority of a particular race. 2 racial prejudices or discrimination. â–¡â–¡racist n. & adj.The
definition of racism is
___This part means that race is the thing that influences who we are
the most, not personality etc.
___This part means that racial differences produce a built in
superiority of a particular race and that you are born better than
others and race alone can make someone more important than others.
The definition of sexism is
Text Box: Sexism /Â’seksÄ±z(É™)m/ n. prejudice or discrimination, esp. against women, on the grounds of sex. â–¡â–¡sexist n. & adj.
The Bible says many things that Christians can use to understand
equality in the world.
Genesis 1:27 Â“He created man in his image, in His image He created
man, man and woman, He created themÂ”
This is significant because the Bible doesnÂ’t specify that god only
created a particular race in his image and other races in some other
image, but rather just Â‘manÂ’. Also, the Bible says that both man and
woman were created in His image, and therefore are equal.
Leviticus 19:33-34 Â“when an alien lives with you in your land, do not
ill treat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of
your native bornÂ”
This quote is important because it is telling Christians to treat all
foreigners like their own people, meaning that all nations should be
treated the same.
Matthew 28:19 Â“Go and make disciples of all nationsÂ”
This instruction from Jesus to his disciples proves that Jesus doesnÂ’t
care what nationality or race disciples are, only that His message and
teachings get spread to everyone.
Galatians 3:28 Â“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male
nor female, for you are all one in Christ JesusÂ”
Written by Paul to the churches in Galatia, this means that Christians
need to treat everyone equally, no matter of their nationality, social
status or gender.
Revelations 7:9 Â“from every nation, tribe, people and language,
standing before the throne and in front of the lambÂ”
Revelations is the book of the Bible depicting the apocalypse and the
final battle between Satan and God written by John. This quote means
that at the end of the world, everyone, regardless of race or
nationality, stands before Jesus to be judged.
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