Where did we get the
Here is a question
that I have often wondered about. It was brought up on a local T
V Christian show this week, but I was not satisfied with the
answer they gave, so let me hear what you have to say on this.
If Noah and his family were all that were saved from the
flood, why are there so many different races here on earth?
A Brother in Christ
Bible Answer: The answer is not too
complicated. The different races came after Noah's flood.
One of Noah's descendents was named Peleg. Genesis 10:25 says,
"one was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was
divided." All the continents were together until this time.
Geologists confirm that the continents were all together at one
time. When the continents divided, people were separated by
oceans and mountains. They could not mate with each other and so
various characteristics appeared. Skin became dark in the regions
of the equator. Light skin appeared north where it was cool. And
of course other characteristics have occurred during this period.
This is where we get our races.
By the way there are only nine specific races: African,
American Indian, Asian, Australian, European, Indian, Melanesian,
Micronesian, and Polynesian. Since we have been able to come
together there is now a mixture of different races.
Many racists try to prove that interracial marriages are wrong
by saying that God forbade Israel from intermarrying people from
other nations. Their argument only proves how wrong the racists
are; because Jews are not a single separate race; they belong to
the European race which is often called Caucasian. According to
their faulty logic, people can only marry within their own
nationality, not race.
Here is another thought: races are a result of mutation.
Mutation is not the same as evolution. Natural evolutionists
teach that it is possible for different species to cross mate.
That's not true. The only mating which is possible is mating
between the same species, and since different races can mate this
proves that all human races are of the same species called the human
race. All races are made in God's image.
As Paul said, "From one man he made every nation of men,
that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the
times set for them and the exact places where they should
live" (Acts 17:26). Now under the new dispensation, God has
called every nation and race of men to come together under the
"Last Adam." Jesus Christ unites all the races together
under the new creation.
John wrote: "After this I looked and there before me was
a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation,
tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in
front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding
palm branches in their hands" (Rev 7:9). This is God's will
for today--that every nation and race come together under the
faith of Jesus Christ.
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