Human “Races” have Intellectual and Moral Differences?

There is, however, no doubt that the various races, when carefully compared and measured, differ much from each other,–as in the texture of the hair, the relative proportions of all parts of the body….  Their mental characteristics are likewise very distinct; chiefly as it would appear in their emotional, but partly in their intellectual faculties.
– Charles Darwin (The Descent of Man, chapter seven)

So far as we are enabled to judge, although always liable to err on this head, none of the differences between the races of man are of any direct or special service to him.  The intellectual and moral or social faculties must of course be excepted from this remark.
– Charles Darwin (The Descent of Man, chapter seven)

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And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
– Scripture (Acts 17:26-27)

for there is no difference:
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
– Scripture (Romans 3:22-23)

Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
– Scripture (Acts 10:34-35)

 

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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