<<prejudice, bias>>

It is making a distinction and usually means an unfair judgment or treatment of anyone who is not favoured or meets with our disapproval

Show love to all, not discrimination

(Jas 2:4). While we naturally identify and get along better with some folk than others, we should treat all people with respect and dignity regardless of ethnic, religious, social or physical differences for it is sin to favour the rich and treat them better than poor people (Jas 2:1-9). Human bias divides and is not motivated by love and mercy as God is. He is always just and fair; all humanity is equal in His sight, be they slaves or masters, and He wants everyone to be saved, for without choosing salvation all are doomed to hell (Deut 32:4; Gal 3:28; 1 Tim 2:3,4; 2 Pet 3:9). His grace and sovereignty extend equally to all, “Whoever has the Son has life” (Jn 1:12).  

It was said of Jesus, “You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are” (Mt 22:16). Do we vary our response depending on who it is? The Bible is clear, “Love one another…Treat others as you would like to be treated (Lk 6:31; Jn 13:34).

See also: anti-Semitism, attitude, injustice, favouritism, judging, prejudice, race/racism, respect

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