Racism goes against the commandment of love

In Mark 12: 28-31 we are additionally called to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Racism goes against the commandment of love.

Mark 12: 28-31 – One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[b] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no commandment greater than these.”


Deuteronomy 10:17-19 – echoes God’s love, saying He cares about His people regardless of ethnicity, nationality, or social status.

Deuteronomy 10:17-19 – 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. 19 And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.



These basic principles are universally agreed upon across denominations and people. However, what to do about combating racism is not something as widely talked about. It is not enough for Christians to say they are not racist. We must be allies that are anti-racist, meaning we stand up to the injustice that we see. Part of Isaiah 1:17 states, “Learn to do good; seek justice; correct oppression…” The Bible instructs us to do our part in making the world a fairer place for all.

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