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What “Race” Are You?

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So-called racial issues are continuing to heat up here in America. It seems that most nights when you watch the TV news there’s a report of violence caused by hate and intolerance toward those of a supposedly different race. As always, our culture desperately needs the answers that God’s Word gives on this contentious topic.

The Bible teaches that we are all descended from Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:27, 3:20; 1 Corinthians 15:45). In Acts 17:26 we read, “He has made from one blood every nation of men.” There is no such thing as different races! We’re all one race, descended from Adam and Eve and made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).

I recently heard from a mother whose daughter understands this important biblical truth. I thought I would share her story with you:

My daughter is a sophomore in high school and recently went back to public school after a few years of homeschooling. We love Answers in Genesis and Ken Ham. In fact, we got to hear Ken Ham a couple of years ago at the Indiana homeschoolers convention. One of the subjects that he covered was that of race. So today, [my daughter] tells me that they were filling out applications for scholarships [and] under race she checked “other” because “Mom,” she said “we don’t believe in races.” She was right! So happy that she understands and holds firm to her beliefs in this new setting. Thank you, Answers in Genesis, for the tools that you have given her to understand the world that God has made.

God’s Word makes it clear that there is only one race—the human race. We are all one big family—all descendants of one man and woman, Adam and Eve. That’s also why we are all sinners and why each one of us needs to receive the free gift of salvation.

God’s Word makes it clear that there is only one race—the human race.

Think how much our culture would change if we started our thinking with the firm foundation of God’s Word! There’s no room for hate, intolerance, or superiority for those who believe what the Bible says. All are made in God’s image and need to hear the precious message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

You can learn more about a biblical answer to racism in the Answers magazine article, “Racial Reconciliation That Matters,” by Dr. Charles Ware, or in my book, coauthored with Dr. Ware, One Race One Blood.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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