The Father has children, beloved in elect Christ before the foundation of the world, who speak with different sounds from ours: if God-blood marks their forehead, then, on our part, it is ignorance and shame which leads us to despise them. Humility before men is the vocation to which we’ve been called – not to get sidetracked or whipped-up by some alternative, besides-the-Gospel-plan, but rather this: to offer our lives each day, in view of God’s grace to the race, in willing sacrifice, to shed God’s light among all the nations of earth.
Racism is contrary to Redemption
There is no true textual basis for white or black supremacist thought! All sons of Noah share a common gene-pool sequence, as Genesis 9:18-19 demonstrates.
18 The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) 19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the people of the whole earth were dispersed – Genesis 9:18
Those with an eye for detail will notice, in Genesis 9:20-27, that the curse of Ham fell not on all the Hamites but exclusively on Canaan.
20 Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. 21 He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside. 23 Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned backward, and they did not see their father’s nakedness. 24 When Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his youngest son had done to him, 25 he said, “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.” 26 He also said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; and let Canaan be his servant. 27 May God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant” – Genesis 9:20-27.
Moses is giving a warrant for land repossession. One reason the LORD appeared in Ur to Abram, when sin had reached full measure, and divine patience had run out, was to execute His curse on Canaan by exterminating all those other tribes, as Genesis 15:12-21 suggests:
12 As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him. 13 Then the LORD said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. 14 But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions. 15 As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age. 16 And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” 17 When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. 18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, 19 the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites and the Jebusites” – Genesis 15:12-21
If His righteous justice was seen in Israel’s sword, His mercy was magnified in saving a repentant harlot household from the wreckage of Jericho. There is nothing, then, in the historically abused text of Genesis 9-11, that could possibly be used to justify cultural, racial, or spiritual apartheid or to create a movement where only some lives matter – such an error runs counter to both one-racial preservation and single racial redemption.
Nationalism is Contrary to Redemption
Nor is there any basis for an ourselves alone isolationist mentality, even if government might choose, for the wellbeing of its citizens, to pursue protectionism in trade. It is not simply because the hideous scar of aggressive, intolerant, brown-shirted, darwinism-based, National Socialism and anti-semitism of Hitler’s Nazi war-machine conclusively argues the case. It is simply because the umbrella-like cosmic worldview of the Bible is always oriented outward: God loves all His creatures, both just and unjust, and the gift of His Son has a clear pan-global scope, as John 3:16-18, Matthew 28:18-20 and many others texts demonstrate:
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God – John 3:16-18
18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” – Matthew 28:18-20