Does The Bible Teach Equality of All Men?
Does The Bible provide a basis for the teaching of
equality? The answer is an emphatic, "No." The Bible teaches the very opposite. Again and again the Creator made selection among the races of mankind, and with the selection made pronouncement.
Even of Noah's three sons, God made selection, and He said, Cursed be Canaan, the son of Ham, a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren, Genesis 9:24‑27.
Then of Shem this was said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem: and Canaan shall be his servant. Be whose servant? Be the servant of Shem. Certainly Canaan was not chosen as God's servant. Japheth was to be enlarged and dwell in the tents of Shem, and Canaan shall be his servant. Do these pronouncements of God indicate equality? They most assuredly do not. Canaan's offspring is to be a servant people.
It was of the line of Shem that Abraham came, Genesis 11:10‑32. Abraham was the man to whom God made great promise's, as we read in Genesis 12:1‑3. And we may rest assured it was not left for the United Nations' program to cancel out and do away with God's declared purposes in mankind. This cry of equality has been heard more and more, and with increasing intensity, since the United Nations came on stage in 1945.
Any person who will exercise his or her normal intelligence cannot escape the fact that God created, separated, and made choice among the nations. History provides abundant proof that one race has been used of God above all others. He said, Thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth, Deuteronomy 7:6.
If those words do not speak of a definite inequality in the races, then pray tell me what they do mean? When God chooses a people, you may expect that people to be in the vanguard of His unfolding plan for this earth, above and beyond all other races. As we have said, there is just such a people, just such a race‑the Anglo‑Saxon, Celtic, Scandinavian and kindred peoples and nations of western Europe. History is abundant proof of their usefulness in His
hands. These were the peoples that founded U. S. A.
If this much‑talked equality, so publicized today, has any substance to it, why is it that the Bible makes no mention of it? But on the contrary, beginning with Shem and Abraham, the Bible speaks of a God‑ ordained and selected race, a race which had been the chosen instrument in His hands, and proven so from the facts of history. “Taken, in part, from an article entitled “Does The Bible Teach Equality of All Men?,” by Pastor W.B. Record)