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Black and white races are equal - in the New Testament?

As far as the Jews were/are concerned, the most significant difference between differing people groups in the Bible was/is the distinction between Jews and Gentiles. All other distinctions, such as ...
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According to Mormonism, is the Black race cursed and if so what does that imply?

I will restate that the book Mormon Doctrine, written by Bruce R. McConkie, is not Mormon doctrine, nor ever has been. We [the First Presidency of the church] decided that Bruce R. McConkie’s book, ...
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Black and white races are equal - in the New Testament?

The most striking and most comprehensive statement I know of in this regard, not just in scripture but anywhere, is made by Paul on Mars Hill in Athens, as reported by Luke : God that made the world ...
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What were the scriptural arguments used for modern western racism?

Great question! Here are reasons starting from Southern Christian slave-owners to modern times. First, the long-used King James bible never condemns "slavery". Rather, it provides guidelines ...
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What has the LDS Church (Mormons) historically taught about the Curse of Cain and dark skin?

The Mormon "Book of Moses" 7:22 states that (emphasis added): And Enoch also beheld the residue of the people which were the sons of Adam; and they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam ...
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Black and white races are equal - in the New Testament?

Edit: I'm speaking specifically to OP's statement "I'm wondering maybe what we think today, wasn't simply understood to people in past." I don't think it's "understanding" that ...
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When was the first African American ordained in a US Presbyterian denomination?

You are correct that John Chavis, although he is reported to have been the first college-educated Black/African in America, was never ordained. He was licenced to minister. It appears that John ...
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Why have some conservative Reformed churches objected to the Belhar Confession?

I would refer you to another article by Kevin DeYoung that is included in the belhar confession: yea or nay. In it DeYoung points out that: "there are a few lines that cannot be supported by ...
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Has the Catholic Church ever opposed interracial marriage?

Look up Fr. James Edwin Coyle, martyred by the KKK for, wait for it, performing interracial marriages... Also, read the encyclycal 'Mit Brennender Sorge', and what it says about race and blood ...
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Do Mormons believe that black skin originated as a curse by God?

To answer question 1, "Is it a belief of the Mormon church that a curse from God is the initial origin of all dark skin among humankind today?", we have, from lds.org: Today, the Church disavows ...
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Black and white races are equal - in the New Testament?

Galations 3:26-29 NIV (emphasis mine) 26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is ...
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Does Abram's being from Chaldea provide any Basis for the Solution to Racism (Antisemitism)?

Abraham was a Gentile before He was a Jew! The basic premise here is totally wrong; Abraham was never Jewish. Abraham was Semitic (the great7 grandson of Shem). Abraham was the father of Ishmael (...
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Does Abram's being from Chaldea provide any Basis for the Solution to Racism (Antisemitism)?

Father of the Jews There is at least a little bit of anachronism in the use of the term "Jew" here -- by the term "Jew" pre-Judah, we naturally mean to refer to Israel himself, and ...
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How does the LDS Church defend the racist doctrines of its past?

OP quote is from the journal of discourses. The Journal of Discourses is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a compilation of sermons and other ...
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Black and white races are equal - in the New Testament?

Clearly the New Testament does not condemn slavery, it was one of the ways people paid off debts. The NT does condemn mistreatment of anyone, we are all brothers in Christ. Philemon was a runaway ...
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Does Abram's being from Chaldea provide any Basis for the Solution to Racism (Antisemitism)?

At the risk of oversimplification, one reading of Genesis and the Gospels regarding God's plan for the nations is as follows: Adam (and later, Noah) is the Father of all human beings, divided into ...
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Does Abram's being from Chaldea provide any Basis for the Solution to Racism (Antisemitism)?

It is an error to call Abraham as Gentile (a member of nations, i.e. non-Jews), when the term Gentile is strictly in relation with comparison with the Jews. Thus, when there was no Israel, there is no ...
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According to Mormonism, is the Black race cursed and if so what does that imply?

Quotes from MORMON PROPHETS that are considered to be infallible teachings of the LDS Bruce McConkie (the author of your first three quotes) himself states: [N]ot every statement made by a Church ...
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What, if any, are some first-millenium mentions of prohibitions or approval of interracial or international marriages?

Prohibitions by the Church of the sort you suggest would have appeared in the canons (or "rules") of the Church councils - either of local councils, convened by bishops in specific regions; or ...
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What were the scriptural arguments used for modern western racism?

I'm no scholar, but based on my research of the Bible, the Epistle to Philemon has been used as a justification for slavery in the West. Perhaps this is why he [Ones'imus] was parted from you for a ...
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