Where Did All The Races Come From?

Short answer: From Noah’s Family

Bible Text: Acts 17:26

“and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation”

Genesis 3:20

“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.”

Genesis 9:18-19

“Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan. These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.

The Bible teaches us that humanity is all “one blood” derived from Adam and Eve’s genetic line. the human race.

Still, people tend to focus more on differences than similarities. This often leads to racist attitudes. Textbooks once taught that some races were more evolved than others. Evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould admitted that:

“Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1859, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory.”

In fact, an African pygmy named Ota Benga was once displayed in the Bronx Zoo alongside an orangutan due to out-dated racist attitudes fueled by evolutionary arguments.

The sin of racism is hatred in its vilest form and respect of persons in its mildest. Jesus specifically denounced hate as murder during the Sermon on the Mount in the same way He denounced lust as adultery (Matt.5:21,22). John goes on to famously say that “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? (1 John 4:20).” James also notes that he that commits respect of persons commits sin (James 2:8,9), which only stands to reason since God Himself is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34; Rom.2:11). Genesis states that God created mankind in His own image (Gen.1:27); therefore, racism is an affront to God Himself!

Still, some claim that the Bible says that dark-skinned men resulted from the “curse of Ham,” an idea derived from a false interpretation of Genesis 9:25, that God marked Cain by giving him black skin after he killed his brother Abel or, bizarrely, blacks are the offspring of demons. None of the passages they use to try to justify their racism so much as mention skin color. As regards interracial marriage specifically, some maintain that miscegenation caused Israel to be judged by God; however, when God forbade Israel to intermarry with the Canaanites, the issue was not racial purity. A careful reading of these passages reveals that God warned them that if they married peoples of other faiths, they would forsake God for idol worship — which is exactly what occurred!

Another example of Scripture-twisting is this claim that since God made everything “after its kind” that we should maintain “racial purity.” However, a Biblical “created kind” has the ability to interbreed, which people of differing ethnicities can clearly do. A created kind has no reference to skin color.  According to the Genesis record, we are all the genetic offspring of Adam and Eve (cf. Gen.3:20; Deut.32:8; Luke 3:38) and of Noah and his wife. The biblical view is of one human race, who were separated into different language groups at Babel (cf. Gen.11:1-9). As they dispersed and certain physical traits became isolated, the various cultures and people groups of the world developed.

adamandevepunnetThe Punnet square at left shows the range of skin color coded into the genetic potential of two middle-skinned people.  In fact, there is only 0.2% difference between any two people, no matter their ethnicity and so-called “racial” differences [skin color, eye shape, etc] only account for 0.012 of human biological variation. In fact, twins of differing ethnicities are sometimes born to a couple. This supports the Biblical view that God made us all of one blood.

God does not judge us by the color of our skin, but by the condition of our heart (1 Sam.16:7). All, regardless of race or culture, are guilty before God  and in need of a Savior (Rom.3:23; Gal.3:22). All sinned in our father Adam, but the Good News is that anyone of Adam’s bloodline may be saved through the shed blood of Christ. [John3:16; 1 Cor 15:22]

14 Responses to Where Did All The Races Come From?

  1. AL says:

    EVE HAD ALL THE OVUM IN HER BODY.SO SHE GAVE BIRTH TO THE THREE RACES.WHITE YELLOW BLACK.IT SAYS THEY HAD OTHER SONS AND DAUGTHERS.SHEM STAYED LIKE HIS FATHER IN PURITY.JAPHETH MARRIED YELLOW AND HAM MARRIED BLACK ANDTHATS HOW THE RACES CAME THROUGH THE FLOOD.

    • Tony Breeden says:

      Aside from being quite simply racist, you could only know this if you were given divine revelation on the matter… alas, your bigoted opinion is not found in the Bible, so I have to state that your incredible claim lacks support [it means you’re wrong and you need to repent of your hatred; you can’t love God whom you have not seen while hating your brother whom you have seen]

      • Rev. J Jason Amodeo says:

        Dear Brother I applaud you for your quick wit and concise eloquent responses to some very pointed questions that can even trip up some pastors. Bless you , I enjoy reading you
        Rev. J.Jason Amodeo

    • Josiah says:

      I would love for your input on how you came to the conclusion that Noah was white and therefore stayed in “purity” with Shem. Biblical scripture, scientific facts, and human history. Use these three sources as your tools for using evidence that Noah was white which means Adam and Eve were white as well. I have no use for opinions. Please I’m very intrigued as I have just recently started reading and studying the Bible and have come to a different conclusion. Thank you.

  2. So in a few thousand years people became so diverse as say the aboriginal and the white man.

  3. Peter the O.T says:

    So the amount of melatonin in the skin has nothing to do with how bright the sun was in their particular part of the earth?

    • Tony Breeden says:

      Whoever said that? Have you ever even read a Biblical creationist site on the matter before? honestly, perhaps 15 minutes of Google would have cured you of such uninformed objections!

  4. Eddie Galyon says:

    Still doesn’t answer the question.All in Noah ‘s ark were Jews,correct?So how do the three Jewish sons of Noah populate the world with yellow,red,white and black people?????

    Thanks,
    Eddie

    • Tony Breeden says:

      Eddie, there weren’t any Jewish people until after people’s were divided by language at Babel and became more genetically specialized thereafter.

      • Eddie Galyon says:

        Okay,let me put it another way.Everyone not on the ark drowned,correct????So there was Noah,his wife,three sons and their wife’s that came off the ark.The Tower of Babel came later in history according to the Bible.All the people went up speaking same language,but came down speaking different languages.Maybe I am stubborn,can’t understand where the races came from.
        Thanks,
        Eddie

      • Tony Breeden says:

        I’ve explained the simple genetics. This is basic even for a high school science class. If Noah’s family were middle hued (not white) the Punnet square explains how all of the other “races” could have been unpacked from these eight people. The “races” (people groups) would have become more specialized as like hue interbred with like especially after Babel.

  5. Eddie Galyon says:

    Let’s look at this another way.All people not aboard the ark drowned correct??Noah,his wife,three sons and their wife’s,total of eight.So from these eight,where did the different races come from??
    Thanks,
    Eddie

  6. Love Jones says:

    Eddie Gaylon, I believe Tony Breeden answered the question. If the middle hue can produce other skin colors than its clear. After that it follows the law of attraction or selection (not natural selection). I find it real hard to believe that three races of people got off of that boat. It’s completely illogical.

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