Race and Racial Issues

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Kerby Anderson — Race has divided people in our world for millennia, and the prejudice of racism is still with us today. So in this article we are going to focus on some important aspects of race and racial issues.

At the outset we should acknowledge that, although we will use the term "race" through this discussion, it is not a very precise term. First, the Bible really only talks of one race: the human race. Superficial differences in skin color, hair color, hair texture, or eye shape may provide physiological differences between people groups. But the Bible doesn't provide any justification for treating people differently simply because of these physical differences.

The Bible teaches that God has made "from one blood every nation of men" (Acts 17:26). Here Paul is teaching the Athenians that they came from the same source in the creation as everyone else. We are all from one blood. In other words, there are no superior or inferior races. We are all from the same race: the human race.

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Kerby Anderson photoKERBY ANDERSON

"Unfortunately, the world is still very much divided by race. Yet the Bible teaches that God has made "from one blood every nation of men" (Acts 17:26). We are all of one race: the human race. I wrote this program to address racism and deal with some of the theological and scientific errors concerning race."

Kerby is National Director of Probe Ministries. He holds masters degrees from Yale and Georgetown Universities. He is the author of several books and the host of "Point of View" (USA Radio Network) in addition to being the most frequent contributor to the Probe radio program.  Kerby also produces a daily syndicated radio and web commentary.

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