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Is Racial Equality Only a Dream?—What Does the Bible Say?

Is Racial Equality Only a Dream?—What Does the Bible Say?

 For many people, racial equality remains an unfulfilled dream.

  •   “Racism continues to poison institutions, social structures, and everyday life in every society. It continues to be a driver of persistent inequality.”—António Guterres, UN Secretary-General.

 Will racial equality ever be realized? What does the Bible say?

God’s view of racial equality

 The Bible teaches us how God views people of different races.

  •   “[God] made out of one man every nation of men to dwell on the entire surface of the earth.”—Acts 17:26.

  •   “God is not partial, but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.”—Acts 10:34, 35.

 The Bible reveals that all humans are related and that God accepts people of every race.

How racial equality will be realized

 Equality will be realized by God’s Kingdom, a heavenly government. That government will teach people how to treat others in the right way. People will learn how to overcome any feelings of racism they may have.

  •   “The inhabitants of the land [will] learn about righteousness.”—Isaiah 26:9.

  •   “The result of true righteousness will be peace, and the fruitage of true righteousness will be lasting tranquility and security.”—Isaiah 32:17.

 Today, millions of people are learning from the Bible how to treat others with respect and dignity.