Jesus loves the little children,
All the children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white,
All are precious in His sight,
Jesus loves the little children of the world.
Words by C. Herbert Woolston
Music by George F. Root
We’re all colored people. We’re just not the same color because some of us have more pigments in our skin than others. When we go out into the sun, our bodies produce more of the pigment chemical in our skin that makes us become darker. It’s the body’s natural sunblock. This began happening after the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11) event and after the time of Peleg (Gen. 10:25) when the land mass divided and all the continents were formed. Was this event of land separation instantaneous? At this pivotal point in history, we see how that there are various languages, cultures, skin tones, and dispersed races with similar physical traits.
If a German shepherd were to breed with a collie, would they always look a German shepherd or collie? No. Let’s isolate the same two animals with their offspring in an isolated area. Let’s say North America with no other canine breeds. Eventually, there would be a new breed of dog because there were only two main races confined to interaction only amongst themselves.
Imagine if you will a few thousand people at the Tower of Babel. It is one hundred years or so after the world-wide flood. Once God forced them to separate, people with a similar language banded together and they began traveling and settling into various regions on the earth. Those that settled together began breeding among themselves and took on similar traits without outside influences. Evolution? No. Families? Yes. Nations are built on these ancient families who bred and produced a set of similar traits amongst their nations. Not evolution but families. Orientals, Caucasians, Africans, Latinos, Americans, and Mid-Easterners are all nothing more than descendants of the families from the Tower of Babel dispersion and continental drift.
What about mixed marriages?
I for one go for blonde white women but I have no issue with interracial dating or interracial marriages. Moses married an Ethiopian woman. An African man helped Christ carry his cross. Let me show you:
And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. Numbers 12:1
After Miriam spoke against Moses marrying out of his race, God put leprosy on Miriam. God does not approve of racism.
And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
Cyrene was a city in Libya, North Africa.
I have friends who are Black, White, Oriental, and Jewish. I have no issue with pigments of the skin. Unless you’re sunburnt and red as a lobster then I will just have to kill ya. You’d better know that I am joking.
Pardon me, your epidermis is showing, Mister.
I couldn't help but note your shade of melanin
I tip my hat to the colorful arrangement
Cause I see (the) beauty in the tones of our skin
We gotta come together, and thank the maker of us all
We're colored people, and we live in a tainted place
We're colored people, and they call us the human race
We've got a history so full of mistakes
And we are colored people who depend on a Holy Grace
A piece of canvas is only the beginning
It takes on character with every loving stroke
This thing of beauty is the passion of an artist's heart
By God's design, we are a skin kaleidoscope
We gotta come together, aren't we all human after all?
Ignorance has wronged some races
And vengeance is the Lord's
If we aspire to share this space
Repentance is the cure
Well, just a day in the shoes of a color blind man
Should make it easy for you to see
That these diverse tones do more than cover our bones
As a part of our anatomy
By DC Talk - 1995
-- Jeremy Brown 2003 --
Racism in Early Mormonism
Racism from Early Seventh Day Adventism
Racism in Islamic Scripture:
The Prophet said, "Listen and obey (your chief) even if an Ethiopian whose head is like a raisin were made your chief." (Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 11, Number 662)
Allah's Apostle said, "You should listen to and obey, your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head looks like a raisin." (Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 89, Number 256)