Some Biblical Examples of Kinism
by Stuart DiNenno
Kinism is God forcefully separating the nations into distinct ethnic groups by confusing their languages and not allowing them to blend into one nation. (Genesis 11:1-9)
Kinism is the fact that every nation we see mentioned throughout the Bible consisted of people who were the offspring of a common national ancestor.
Kinism is Abraham and Isaac requiring their godly sons to take wives from among their own people (Genesis 24:1-4, 28:1-2), even though God had earlier called out Abraham from among his kin (Genesis 12:1) and they were not living in the same locality.
Kinism is when God further the divided the Israelites into twelve distinct tribes each according to their lineage from twelve offspring of Jacob and each with their own separate territory.
Kinism is the law of God where the Israelites were forbidden to allow non-Israelites to rule over them but only “one from among thy brethren.” (Deuteronomy 17:5)
Kinism is the law of God where foreigners who embraced the biblical religion and were circumcised still did not have full rights equal to the Israelites.
Kinism is the law of God where individuals of Edomite ancestry were barred from the congregation of the Lord until the third generation (Deuternomy 23:7-8), but Moabites and Ammonites could not enter even until the tenth generation (Deuteronomy 23:3).
Kinism is when the Judahites remained loyal to the king of Judah when Israel was divided into two kingdoms.
Kinism is when Christ first sent his disciples to preach the gospel to His own people before He sent them to preach among other nations. (Matthew 10:5-6)
Kinism is when Christ called the non-Israelite woman a dog because she was of a foreign race and then showed mercy to her because she was one of the elect. (Matthew 15:22-28)
Kinism is Paul showing a particular love for his own people when he expressed an earnest desire that his “kinsmen according to the flesh” be saved. (Romans 9:3)
Kinism is the fact that the word translated “nation” in our English Bibles is “ethnos” in biblical Greek from which we get the word ethnic, which denotes that nations were based on genetic relationship.