February has been declared Race Free Month and every day in February we at MyPE will be combating the subtle racist nuances that hamper our thinking, cloud our judgement, restrict our development and increase the tension in South Africa.
The Bible itself condemns racism as a sin and spiritual illness. The New Testament affirms that Christ is in all, and that every individual is unified in God regardless of status, origin, or race.
The Bible condemns hatred of another, stating that “the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes” (1 John, 2:11). This verse dooms the hateful ignorant to walk a path without direction, and reinforces the idea that one is accountable for their hatred of another.
Likewise, the Qur’an is scattered with verses that dissolve racism, condemning racial hierarchies in the practice of Islam. According to the Islamic faith, the presence of diversity on Earth is shown to be evidence of God’s hand in creation.
“Among His proofs are the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colours. In these, there are signs for the knowledgeable” (Al-Qur’an, 30:22).
Source: The Satanic Origins of Racism
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