Controversial Issues Confronting
Contemporary Christians
© 2014 by Faith Bible Church
(www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
Martin Luther King
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

I have a dream that one day
this nation will rise up, live
out the tr...
Martin Luther King
August 28, 1963

I have a dream that my
four little children will
one day live in a nation
where they w...
RACE: “Any of the major biological
divisions of mankind, distinguished
by color and texture of hair, color of
skin and eye...
• The term “race” does not appear in the Bible.
The Bible refers to differing peoples in terms
such as family, tribe, peop...
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own
image; in the image of God He created him;
male and female He created them.

© ...
Acts 17:24, 26
24 God, who made the world and everything in
it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not
dwell in te...
Spiritual not Physical
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He
gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in H...
Spiritual not Physical
Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new
song, saying: “You are worthy to take the
scroll, and to open it...
Spiritual not Physical
Matthew 6:9 “Our Father…”
Ephesians 4:4–6 There is one body and one
Spirit, just as you were called...
Spiritual not Physical
Galatians 3:26-28 For you are all sons of God
through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of
you ...
Physical Not Spiritual

• Skin Pigmentation
• Blood Types
• Intelligence Levels
© 2014 by Faith Bible Church
(www.http://f...
Physical Not Spiritual

© 2014 by Faith Bible Church
(www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
Jesse Owens
1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin
Genesis 9:18-19 Now the sons of Noah who went
out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And
Ham was the father of Canaan...
• Numbers 12:1-16 Miriam and Aaron openly
criticized Moses for marrying the Ethiopian
woman. (cf. Numbers 12:2).

© 2014 b...
• Song of Solomon 1:5-6 (Shulmanite) “I am
dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like
the tents of Kedar, like the c...
• Acts 13:1 "Simeon that was called Niger" and
"Luis of Cyrene". Simeon was also referred to
by his Latin name "Niger" ("n...
II Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked
together with unbelievers. For what fellowship
has righteousness with lawles...
Genesis 12:2–3 Now the LORD had said to
Abram: “Get out of your country, from your
family and from your father’s house, to...
The Primary Cause for the Persecution of:

1. Israel
2. The Church

© 2014 by Faith Bible Church
(www.http://faithbiblechu...
Racial?
Economical?

Spiritual!
© 2014 by Faith Bible Church
(www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
• Race, as defined by Webster's
Dictionary, is not a Biblical term and
nowhere can it be shown that physical
characteristi...
• Both the Old and New Testaments show
that God does not hold any significance
as to race.
• God sees us as one people; as...
• God states clearly He is not a respecter
of persons and that includes race or
nationality. "Then Peter opened his
mouth,...
For more information contact:
Harry L. Morgan, M.A., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.
Pastor-teacher at Faith Bible Church
Bradenton, ...
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  • essentially, that "race is determined by physical characteristics"
  • Dissimilarity in blood types have proven to be incorrect. Blood is classified according to type, and all types are found within all supposed races of man. Blood transfusions are based on types A, B, AB, and O and are given without regard to race.Differing intelligence levels is a false and racist idea concludes that the Caucasian race is the most intelligent with the Negroid race being the least intelligent. This idea originated with Darwin's false, inflammatory, and evolutionary idea that man is a descendent of primates. He concluded quite unscientifically that the Negro is more closely related to monkeys and apes because they look more like a primate. Since he looks the least like a primate, Darwin said the Caucasian was higher up on the supposed evolutionary chain and is more intelligent. Often the Oriental is portrayed as being the more advanced species of man because of less body hair.
  • Dissimilarity in blood types have proven to be incorrect. Blood is classified according to type, and all types are found within all supposed races of man. Blood transfusions are based on types A, B, AB, and O and are given without regard to race.Differing intelligence levels is a false and racist idea concludes that the Caucasian race is the most intelligent with the Negroid race being the least intelligent. This idea originated with Darwin's false, inflammatory, and evolutionary idea that man is a descendent of primates. He concluded quite unscientifically that the Negro is more closely related to monkeys and apes because they look more like a primate. Since he looks the least like a primate, Darwin said the Caucasian was higher up on the supposed evolutionary chain and is more intelligent. Often the Oriental is portrayed as being the more advanced species of man because of less body hair.
  • Note that familial and national division is shown, as well as division by geography and language (tongue). Nowhere in the Bible is prejudice based on what we determine as race; i.e. color of hair, skin, eyes or physical characteristics. When God commanded the children of Israel to be a separated people or to utterly destroy other peoples, it was always based on the principle of separation from sin. The same principle of separation is presented in the New Testament when Christians are commanded to come out of the world and not be unequally yoked with the unsaved.
  • Note that familial and national division is shown, as well as division by geography and language (tongue). Nowhere in the Bible is prejudice based on what we determine as race; i.e. color of hair, skin, eyes or physical characteristics. When God commanded the children of Israel to be a separated people or to utterly destroy other peoples, it was always based on the principle of separation from sin. The same principle of separation is presented in the New Testament when Christians are commanded to come out of the world and not be unequally yoked with the unsaved.
  • Note that familial and national division is shown, as well as division by geography and language (tongue). Nowhere in the Bible is prejudice based on what we determine as race; i.e. color of hair, skin, eyes or physical characteristics. When God commanded the children of Israel to be a separated people or to utterly destroy other peoples, it was always based on the principle of separation from sin. The same principle of separation is presented in the New Testament when Christians are commanded to come out of the world and not be unequally yoked with the unsaved.
  • The bible & race

    1. 1. Controversial Issues Confronting Contemporary Christians © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    2. 2. Martin Luther King January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brother-hood. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    3. 3. Martin Luther King August 28, 1963 I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream… I have a dream that one day, one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low. The rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight. And the glory of the lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope.”
    4. 4. RACE: “Any of the major biological divisions of mankind, distinguished by color and texture of hair, color of skin and eyes, stature, bodily proportions, etc.: many ethnologists now consider that there are only three primary divisions, the Caucasian (loosely ‘white race’), Negroid (loosely ‘black race’) and Mongoloid (loosely, ‘yellow race’), with various subdivisions: the term has acquired so many unscientific connotations that in this sense it is often replaced in scientific usage by ‘ethnic stock’ or ‘group’.”
    5. 5. • The term “race” does not appear in the Bible. The Bible refers to differing peoples in terms such as family, tribe, people and nation. • In fact, the word itself is of uncertain origin and does not occur in any language until about the sixteenth century. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    6. 6. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    7. 7. Acts 17:24, 26 24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    8. 8. Spiritual not Physical John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit… (cf. Luke 24:46-47) © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    9. 9. Spiritual not Physical Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, Revelation 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the
    10. 10. Spiritual not Physical Matthew 6:9 “Our Father…” Ephesians 4:4–6 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    11. 11. Spiritual not Physical Galatians 3:26-28 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    12. 12. Physical Not Spiritual • Skin Pigmentation • Blood Types • Intelligence Levels © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    13. 13. Physical Not Spiritual © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    14. 14. Jesse Owens 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin
    15. 15. Genesis 9:18-19 Now the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham was the father of Canaan. 19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.
    16. 16. • Numbers 12:1-16 Miriam and Aaron openly criticized Moses for marrying the Ethiopian woman. (cf. Numbers 12:2). © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    17. 17. • Song of Solomon 1:5-6 (Shulmanite) “I am dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. 6 Do not look upon me, because I am dark, because the sun has tanned me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards…” © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    18. 18. • Acts 13:1 "Simeon that was called Niger" and "Luis of Cyrene". Simeon was also referred to by his Latin name "Niger" ("niger" translates as "black" in English). © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    19. 19. II Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    20. 20. Genesis 12:2–3 Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    21. 21. The Primary Cause for the Persecution of: 1. Israel 2. The Church © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    22. 22. Racial? Economical? Spiritual! © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    23. 23. • Race, as defined by Webster's Dictionary, is not a Biblical term and nowhere can it be shown that physical characteristics of a people are a reason or a guide to distinguish one from another. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    24. 24. • Both the Old and New Testaments show that God does not hold any significance as to race. • God sees us as one people; as "man." Physical characteristics are not a part of God's evaluation of man ". . .for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart" (I Samuel l6:7). © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    25. 25. • God states clearly He is not a respecter of persons and that includes race or nationality. "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation that fears Him, and works righteousness, is accepted with Him." (Acts 10:34-35) 
 © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    26. 26. For more information contact: Harry L. Morgan, M.A., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D. Pastor-teacher at Faith Bible Church Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 729-6600 Sanctitas@aol.com © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)

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