One Human Race

School Friends

Answers in Genesis has been talking a lot about what it means to know that all people are children of Adam, Eve and Noah’s three sons and daughters-in-law. As Bible believers, we have no reason to think that we are better or worse than anyone else because of our body shape, size, color, or gender. We are all created in God’s image “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27,  So we are all one enormous family.

This is one of the most wonderful gifts God has given us. About the only thing that I can think of more wonderful than this is making Jesus a member of our family to be our Savior. “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”  Matthew 1:21

I was really pleased by THIS ARTICLE where the former leader of Answers in Genesis’s UK branch, Dr. Monty White, talks about how people responded to his talks about being One Race. It’s not an eye-crosser, so I’ll just let you check it out for yourself.

Often I like to play “what if?”  with different things that people believe. There is only One Truth and that is Jesus and His Word, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6. But it can help us understand how wonderful God’s gifts are when we think about what other people believe the world is like. For example, there is no other religion that puts girls on the same level as guys before God!

So, let’s play “what if?” with Evolution and races. One of the big things Darwin wanted from Evolution is to feel that he was better than others because he was English. If someone’s face ‘looks’ more like a monkey’s to someone else, then they must not be as highly evolved and are therefore worth less to the future of humanity. If you’re old enough to handle seeing some of what people have done because they really believed this, watch Ben Stein’s movie Expelled to see some of the things that happened in the 20th Century because of these beliefs.

This is a H'Mong babygirl. H'Mong is one of th...

This is a H’Mong baby girl. H’Mong is one of the ethnic minorities living in Northern mountain area of Vietnam. She has pink cheeks due to the cold weather and sun rays. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For me, if you could make anything be true just by believing it, I would never choose to believe that my great, great grandparents were apes, whose ancestors were fish, whose ancestors were amoebas, whose ancestor was a rock. No thanks, I’ll take being made by God in God’s own image any day. And guess what, that is the TRUTH!!! Thank you, God, so much!

…which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,… which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God. Luke 3:36-38

Why do we look the way we do?

black and white student clasping hands

clasping hands

The other day I asked my kids these questions:

Did people moving to the north thousands of years ago turn pale with light-colored eyes because of the low amount of sunlight available?  Did people moving to the tropics develop dark skin, hair and eyes because they had to endure the intense sunshine?

Or,

Did people with dark hair, skin, and eyes like the warm sunshine so they moved to the tropics to be comfortable?  Did people who already had light skin and hair find the dark winters of the north tolerable and enjoyable because of what they already looked like?

This may seem a little silly, but this is one of the big discussions among biologists.

Something to think about, more coming soon. In the meantime, check out the video called The Origin of Races from Answers in Genesis Kids.

God that made the world and all things therein,…  is Lord of heaven and earth,…. giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;…. and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, Acts 17:24-26

This is an important and personal area of science for all of us.  Check out my newly minted People page for lots more!