Christian Equality (Discrimination)

Bible Study

Christian Equality (Discrimination)

I. Created by God

A. Genesis 1:27 God created humans in His image.

B. Malachi 2:10 All have one father.

C. Acts 17:26 All races descended from one origin.

D. Proverbs 22:2 The Lord made both rich and poor.

II. A Universal Gospel

A. John 3:16 God loves everyone.

B. Galatians 3:26-28 All are the children of God.

C. Revelation 14:6 Gospel preached to all races.

D. Revelation 5:9-10 People out of every nation redeemed.

E. Romans 10:12 No difference between the Jew and the Greek.

III. No Respecter of Persons

A. Acts 10:34-35 God is no respecter of persons.
(See also Romans 2:11).

B. James 2:1-10 Partiality and prejudice is sin.

IV. Middle Wall of Partition

A. Ephesians 2:11-19 Barrier between Jews and Gentiles was broken. All are fellow citizens.

B. Acts 10:28 No man should be called common.

C. 1 Corinthians 12:25 There should be no division in the body.

V. One in Christ

A. 1 Corinthians 10:17 One bread and one body.

B. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 Many members and races but one body.

C. Romans 12:5 Members one of another.

VI. Unity

A. John 17:20-22 Jesus prays for unity.

B. Psalm 133:1-3 Dwell together in unity!

C. Philippians 2:3-5 Esteem others better than yourself.

VII. Love As Brethren

A. John 13:34-35 Commandment to love one another.

B. 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 Increase and abound in love.

C. 1 Peter 1:22 Love one another with a pure heart.

D. 1 Peter 3:8-9 Have compassion; love as brethren.

E. 1 John 3:14-18 He that loveth not his brother abides in death.

VIII. Righteous Judgment

A. Leviticus 19:15 Poor or mighty, judge righteously.

B. John 7:24 Judge not according to appearance.

IX. Personal Response to Prejudice

A. Mark 11:25-26 Forgive people’s trespasses.

B. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 Do not render evil for evil.

C. Matthew 5:43-44 Love, pray, do good.

D. Hebrews 12:14-15 Guard against a root of bitterness.

X. Not of This World

A. John 17:15-17 In the world but not of the world.

B. Romans 12:2 Be not conformed to this world.


Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
 — Philippians 2:3-5