When I tell others that the Bible teaches that God is a racist, they invariably look at me with that stare that instantly tells me that they think I’m crazy.
Then, if they realize I can’t be crazy, as they are familiar with my background and have known me for a time, I can usually literally see them thinking of John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believes in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
And sure enough, John 3:16 is the reply about 99% of the time; after all, what Judeo-Zionist-Christian hasn’t memorized John 3:16? It is most likely the ONLY verse they have memorized.
Rather than try to explain to them why the Greek word used here – kosmos – doesn’t mean all the people of the world, from the time John wrote those words to now, I point out Luke 2:1:
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
And ask them if Luke means everyone in the entire world was required by Caesar Augustus to report to the city of their birth to be taxed? Did the Chinese and the Eskimos and the Australian Aborigines go to be registered to pay their tax?
The answer is almost always no, and if it isn’t then I know they are crazy and that is the end of the discussion.
Yes, two different words are used in the Greek, kosmos and oikoumenē; the point is, not every time the word “world” is used in English translations, does it automatically mean “WHOSOEVER” or “everyone,” or “all,” as most reasonable people will admit after thinking about the use of the word “world” in Luke 2:1.
Fact is, Yahweh chose one people to be His People: the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel. Exodus 3:6:
Moreover he said, Iam the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
I Kings 18:36:
And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art Godin Israel, and that Iam thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
I Peter 2:9:
“But ye are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people: that ye should show forth the praise of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
Who was Peter writing to? Israelites:
I Peter 1:1:
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the choice sojourners of the dispersion (or “To the exiles of the dispersion) of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia …
Who did Paul write to:
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called (to be) saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Who are the called and who are saints?
He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.
“His people,” “all his saints,” “even the children of Israel,” a “people near unto Him.”
Who was Paul writing to? “even the children of Israel” who were in Rome.
Who did James write to?
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
“To the twelve tribes,” that is, the Israelites of the dispersion.
Many more scriptures could be brought out to show that the Bible was written by Israelites, about Israelites, to Israelites and for Israelites and no other people.
God, in His sovereignty, chose to make a covenant with one people, His People – Israel – the Anglo-Saxon-Germanic-Celtic- Scandinavian people and no other.
It’s up to us to accept the facts.