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Ethics In The Bible Essay

1649 words - 7 pages

Ethics in the Bible

a) Throughout the bible there are instances where Jesus performed
healing miracles, and when he performs these miracles he is not
prejudiced against anybody so he is not racist. I think that the bible
teaches that racism is wrong for example in Luke 10 Jesus tells the
parable of the good Samaritan, this story tells of a man who was on
his way from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers who
left him half dead. Soon a priest came by and saw the man, and walked
by on the other side of the road. Also a Levite came along and just
looked at the man and carried on. Then a Samaritan came along and "his
heart filled with pity", he took the man and saw to his wounds. He put
the man on his animal and took him to nearby inn where he took care of
him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the
innkeeper. "Take care of him," he told the innkeeper and when I come
back this way I will pay you whatever else you spend on him. I think
this story means that that we as Christians should love all our
neighbours and not be racist.

In Luke 9 it tells of when Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem he sent
out his followers ahead to get everything ready for him, but when they
arrived the Samaritans would not let them stay because they were on
their way to Jerusalem. When John and James heard this they asked
Jesus if they should call down fire from heaven to destroy them, but
Jesus said "No!" This shows that Jesus was completely against being
racist.

Another time Paul was telling vast crowds about 'God' and how god was
to be worshiped he said, "From one man he created all races of mankind
and made them live throughout the whole earth." This means that god
created us from the same thing and that we are all alike, so we must
not be prejudiced against those who are a different race.

In the book of Luke in chapter 17 it tells of how Jesus was on the
border between Samaria and Galilee when ten men approached him with a
"dreaded skin disease" at this time in it would have been considered
to be completely socially incorrect to even talk to this people, In
other words people were racist against these people, but Jesus calls
out to the men and says "Go and let the priests examine you." In
saying this Jesus is being completely un-racist against outcasts. So I
think that this shows that Jesus is completely against racism.

Other people in the bible show that racism is wrong for example in
Acts 10 when peter is on the roof of his house and is praying, he
suddenly has a vision of a large sheet carrying all gods animals in
it. When he is at Cornelius's house he realizes what this vision mean.
He says "I now realize that it is true that god treats everyone on the
same basis." This means that god treats all as equals and that he does
not expect us to treat people...

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