“Christians” and Racism
In 1816, George Bourne, a Presbyterian minister in Virginia, wrote a pamphlet entitled, “The Horrors of Slavery.”
“Every man who holds Slaves and who pretends to be a Christian is either an incurable Idiot who cannot distinguish good from evil, or an obdurate sinner who resolutely defies every social, moral, and divine requisition.”
For his honesty, Bourne was defrocked and chased out of Virginia.
I have no way to know Bourne’s views on racism in general but no one can honestly be a Christian and hold racist views against any group of people. Sadly, racist attitudes against people of Arab or Middle-Eastern heritage are accepted by far too many Christians.
Racism is pure sin and Satan delights in it. His lies have led countless souls to hell with racism (John 8:44).
God is love and we must live the same way (1 John 4:7-21; 5:1-3; Galatians 2:11-21). Racism is an abomination because all people are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27).
God will not judge us on our skin color or ethnic heritage (Revelation 20:11-15), so we have no right to do so. Jews and Gentiles have been brought together into the Church and racial divisions do not exist in Christ (Ephesians 2:14-18).
Will we love as God commands or will we join Satan and hate?