Dake’s Notes On The Equality Of The Races
These quotes and references concerning Equality of the races have been taken form the “Dake Annotated Reference Bible” notes as written by “Finis J. Dake.”
Cain’s curse was not a change of color from white to black.
Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
Gen 4:15 (KJV) Notes For Verse 15 (a) [mark] Hebrew: ‘owth (HSN-226), token, sign. Translated “mark” only here; “token” (Gen. 9:12-17; Gen. 17:11; Ex. 3:12; Ex. 12:13; Ex. 13:16; Num. 17:10; Dt. 22:15-20; Josh. 2:12; Job 21:29; Ps. 65:8; Ps. 86:17; Ps. 135:9; Isa. 44:25); “sign” and “signs” (Gen. 1:14; Ex. 4:8-9, 17, 28, 30; Ex. 7:3; Ex. 8:23; Ex. 10:1-2; Ex. 13:9; Ex. 31:13). God gave him a pledge that vengeance would be taken sevenfold on anyone who became his murderer. It was not a physical mark or a change of color from white to black. The black race did not begin with Cain whose line perished in the flood (Gen. 6:8, 18; Gen. 7:1). All races as we know them now began after Noah (Gen. 10).
All races came into being after the flood
Genesis 10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
Gen 10:1 (KJV) Notes For Verse 1 (b) [unto them were sons born after the flood] All races, colors and types of people came into being after the flood (Gen. 10:1-32; Gen. 17:20; Gen. 19:34-38; Gen. 25:1-34; Gen. 36:1-43).
The Church includes all races
Genesis 24:4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
Gen 24:4 (KJV) Notes For Verse 4 (a) [my kindred] Rebekah cannot be a type of Christ and the church, because she was exclusively of one race and the church includes all races (Gen. 24:3, 4, 7, 37, 38; Gen. 26:35; Gen. 27:46; Gen. 28:1-8). Christ is making up His church from the Gentiles as well as His own kin (Acts 15:13-18; 1Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:26-29; Eph. 2:14-20; Col. 3:11). The New Testament church is mainly from Gentiles, but not entirely (Acts 15:13-18).
Intermarriage permitted by God and blessed
Ezra 4:3 But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the LORD God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us.
Ezra 4:3 (KJV) Notes For Verse 3 (a) [Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God] The Samaritans’ offer was rejected by the elders because Israel wanted to remain a separate people. This was what God had required of Israel from the very beginning. They were to be a separate people in all phases of life and an example of God to all nations. On the whole, they have never intermarried. God permitted intermarriage and even blessed such on rare occasions, but the practice for the nation was contrary to His law and will (Dt. 7:3).
Slavery completely against God’s will and understanding of suffering
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
Isaiah 61:1 (KJV) Notes for verse 1 Liberty is the very essence of the gospel. God did not give laws commanding slavery, but He did give a few regulating it as a custom tolerated by Him and practiced universally by men. In other words, if men were determined to have slaves during their ignorance of the gospel and truth, He wanted them to be properly treated as servants and not as abused slaves. He made laws proclaiming liberty to all throughout the land (Lev. 25; Jer. 34:8-17 Ezek. 46:17; cp. Ex. 21:1-11; Lev. 22:10; Dt. 15: 17-18; 24:14). If Christianity would be followed wholly there would be no slaves or oppressed people of earth, for every man would be consecrated to the highest good of all. To enslave men, oppress and keep them in ignorance, force them against their free will, deprive them of their hire, prevent proper home life and training of children, fetter the intellect, make some dependent on others and promote any unequality in rights contrary to the laws of God, is entirely un-Christlike. The word bruised is used in Lk. 4:18 instead of captives as here, and it means those completely crushed and shattered in life, those oppressed and broken in body, soul, and mind so that there is no aim even to live. The idea here seems to be that of captives to Satan, sickness, disease, weakness, failure, and bondage to sin and evil habits that destroy the body, soul, and mind, now and forever. This could also refer to the captives in paradise, as in Mt. 12:40; Lk. 23:43; Eph. 4:8-10; Heb. 2:14-15.
All races of people are in God’s kingdom
Daniel 7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Dan 7:14 (KJV) Notes For Verse 14 (a) [dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed] The Son of man receives dominion, glory, and a kingdom composed of natural peoples of all races that they may be His subjects eternally. His kingdom is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom shall not be destroyed.
Jonah a bigoted Jew
Jonah 4:1 (KJV) Theme: The book is a story of a bigoted Jew who, after being chastened by the Lord for disobedience, preached to and converted the whole city of Nineveh.
Bigotry listed as a sin
Mark 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
Mark 9:50 (KJV) Notes For Verse 50 (b) [have peace one with another] This refers to the sins of Mk. 9:34-50 that destroy unity and peace among brethren: 1. Self-exaltation (Mk. 9:34) 2. Bigotry (Mk. 9:38-39) 3. Offenses (Mk. 9:42) 4. Sinful lusts of the body (Mk. 9:43-48; Rom. 1:29-32; Gal. 5:19-21; Mk. 7:19-21; Col. 3:5-10)
There is to be no distinction in races
Acts 10:15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
Acts 10:15 (KJV) Notes For Verse 15 (a) [cleansed, that call not thou common] God had not yet saved Gentiles by the gospel, but was on the verge of doing so. He first had to teach Peter that He wanted to save Gentiles — He was, after all, sovereign. He now wanted the church to know that Gentiles are just as good as Jews when both are cleansed from sin; that there is to be no distinction in races in Christ (Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:11); and that both Jews and Gentiles are to make one body in Christ (1Cor. 12:13; Eph. 2:14-22).
Paul was a bigoted Jew prior to salvation
Acts 23:5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
Acts 23:5 (KJV) Notes For Verse 5 (a) [said Paul …] In his first address (Acts 22:1-21), Paul made it clear that he was a Jew with the regular Jewish education. He emphasized that he had all the prejudices of the Jew and had given full proof of this in that he was chief in persecution of Christians. He related his experiences with Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus and in the temple, but this was rejected by his people. Had he been a Gentile, no matter how learned or eminent he was, his whole teaching would have been discounted as coming from prejudice and ignorance. But, being who he was, it was hard for them to discount what he said. God thus used one of the most eminent, learned, and bigoted Jews of that time to nullify the whole Jewish system and show the necessity of the gospel of Christ. Now, in his second address to his people he changed his strategy and appealed to the party spirit of the Jews. He knew they were divided in politics and religion into two major groups — the Pharisees and Sadducees. He, being a Pharisee, made his appeal to that group declaring that because of “the hope and resurrection of the dead” he was “called in question.” This brought results, for the Pharisees took up his cause (Acts 23:6-10).
Outline of Galatians calls Peter a hypocrite and guilty of preaching false doctrine for being a racist
Introduction To Galatians OUTLINE OF GALATIANS CHAPTER 2
8. Peter and others rebuked by Paul for hypocrisy and false doctrine
Peter a hypocrite
Galatians 2:12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
Gal 2:12 (KJV) Notes For Verse 12 (a) [For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles; but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision] Peter had already eaten with the Gentiles and had taught that the middle wall of partition was broken down between Jews and Gentiles; but when certain Jews came from James he became fearful, withdrawing all fellowship with Gentiles.
Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
Gal 2:14 (KJV) Notes For Verse 14 (a) [not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel] They acted in hypocrisy which is called here walking “not uprightly” according to the gospel. (b) [why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?] Question 3. Next, Gal. 2:17. This was a cutting rebuke in public, but appropriate for Peter who had gone back again on his master (Acts 10:10-15, 28-34; Acts 11:1-18; Acts 15:7-13). This was like the man Peter was before Pentecost, living in fear and torment (Mt. 26:69-75). He had lost some of the boldness for truth that he had at Pentecost (Acts 2:14, 40; Acts 3:12; Acts 4:8-13; Acts 5:29-32). No man is infallible (1Cor. 10:13).
All races equal in rights and privileges
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:28 (KJV) Notes For Verse 28 (a) [There is neither Jew not Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus] All races, classes, and sexes are one in Christ and equal in rights and privileges regarding gospel benefits. They make one body with Christ as the head (1Cor. 12:13, 28-31; Eph. 1:20-23; Eph. 2:19-22; Col. 3:11). The gulf between Jews and Gentiles, masters and slaves, male and female has been bridged by Christ and the gospel.
Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
Gal 6:3 (KJV) Notes For Verse 3 (a) [think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself] Bigotry, intolerance, and conceit rebuked (Gal. 6:3-4; Isa. 65:5; Mk. 2:16; Lk. 18:9-14; Acts 10:28, 45; Rom. 3:1-23). Examples of Bigotry:1. Joshua (Num. 11:27-29) 2. Some Jews (Jn. 4:9, 27; Jn. 9:28-34) 3. Some Samaritans (Lk. 9:52-53) 4. The disciples (Mt. 19:13; Lk. 9:49-56) 5. Saul (Acts 9:1-5; Acts 22:3-4; Acts 26:9) 6. Some early Christians (Acts 11:1-3)
No distinction made in rights and privileges in regards to race
Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
Col 3:11 (KJV) Notes For Verse 11 (a) [Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision] In the new creation there is no distinction made in rights and privileges because of race, sex, color, or position in life (1Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:28).
All races are the elect of God
Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Col 3:12 (KJV) Notes For Verse 12 (a) [the elect of God] All classes, races, colors, sexes, and types of people in Christ make the elect, not just the Jews. Anyone chosen of God — an individual or nation — is the elect of God (note, Lk. 18:7).
Slavery is not sanctioned among Christians
1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
1 Tim 6:2 (KJV) Notes For Verse 2 (a) [believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit] Christian owners of slaves were not to despise them for they were brethren and the owners’ equals in Christ (1Tim. 6:2; Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:11). This does not sanction slavery among Christians. It simply shows the proper relationship between slaves and masters.
Note: These notes represent those complied by Leon Bible, Laurens SC. They are complete but not an exhausted search.