All Men Are “Created” Equal

English L70 Essay

Genesis 1: 26-28 says: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

27 So God created man in his own image,
    in the image of God he created him;
    male and female he created them.

28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Today I will be focusing on verse 27, which says: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. if

Booker T. Washington believed that social productivity between white and black people could overcome social barriers, and when this occurred, the South would become “a new heaven and a new earth.” Washington was trying to prove that eventually black and white people could become socially equal, that blacks were the same as whites.

I believe that God sees all men as created equal before him, regardless of skin tone or work ethics. So this is not a question of who is better then the other, this is a question of worldview. If someone believes that one skin color is better then the other, then that person has a belief that opposes God’s sovereignty. In other words, you have a false view of what man actually is, and who he is “designed” to be. All men were made in God’s image, as Genesis 1:27 says, and for someone to declare that their skin or “race” is better then the next is to declare themselves god.

In Washington’s book, Up From Slavery, he conveyed  that he believed that blacks could be just as good as whites. He thought that if blacks as a whole could become more economically productive like the “whites,” then they would be accepted by society.

I believe that man’s purpose is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. I also believe that God created us to take dominion over creation.

In Acts 10:34 it says: So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality.

In Romans 10:12 it also says: There is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.

In Galatians 3:28 it says:  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, for you are all one in Christ Jesus

We are all one in Christ, there is no black or white, there is no distinction between men, they are all equal under Christ!


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