What does the bible say about ethnic harmony?
34 Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, 35 but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him. (Acts 10:34-35)
People that think that their ethnicity is all that matters are deluded by a false spirit, they've been taken in by a lie. To God there's only two kinds of people, those that worship him, and those that do not. There's no breakdown of black or white or brown or red or yellow. In fact the bible never even says "race". As Peter said in acts, there's only two kinds of people in God's eyes. Jesus said it too:
He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters. (Matthew 12:30)
To God there's no race but He does categorize humans into two groups, there's those that love and worship Him, and everyone else. He makes this distinction regardless of skin color or country of origin. Racism is a human construct, with a little.help from Satan, of course. But what does the bible say about racial harmony? Nothing. Like I said, God doesn't care about race, for He is spirit and being created in His image, we are spiritual beings. Skin color has no bearing on a spirit, He calls for us to love each other regardless of skin color or country of origin;
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:34-35)
But race is mentioned quite often in this bible:
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. (Psalm 33:12)
The Hebrew word we translate into 'nations' is גּוֹי (pronounced "gowy") doesn't mean 'country', that concept is translated to "kingdom", nation means a group of people with a lot in common and this commonality binds them together. (גּוֹי can also mean a of swarm of locusts, other animals) And in Greek the same thing applies:
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19)
The word that is translated to nation is ἔθνος which is pronounced ethnos, the root of the English word ethnic. Ethnos means a multitude (whether of men or of beasts) associated or living together, and a multitude of individuals of the same nature or genus, it doesn't mean country, that concept in Greek is βασιλεία pronounced basileia and translated to Kingdom. Keep that in mind when you read
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. (Matthew 24:7)
Jesus is telling us there will be no racial harmony, ethnic groups will clash in the final days, as will countries. More and more we see self absorbed hate filled people killing other people based solely on skin color or ethnic origin, proclaiming that only their skin color matters. What did Jesus say about those that want to kill us for such petty, ridiculous reasons?
But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (Matthew 5:44)It's not a suggestion, it's His commandment.