Issues regarding so-called “race” and racism are swirling in our culture right now, and it’s vital that our children and grandchildren be equipped to think with a Christian worldview based on God’s Word. That’s why our 2019 theme for Vacation Bible School (VBS) is The Incredible Race. In a kid-friendly way, this VBS will tackle the issue of race from a biblical perspective. And I’m excited to announce the release of a brand-new resource that kids—and their parents—will love: One Blood for Kids.
You may recognize the “one blood” terminology from the book I coauthored with Dr. Charles Ware, One Race, One Blood. It comes from Acts 17:26 that states God created all people from “one blood” (from one man: Adam). Scripture is clear—we’re one blood, one race, one family, all descended from Adam and Eve.
Scripture is clear—we’re one blood, one race, one family, all descended from Adam and Eve.
So why do we have different cultures and ethnicities around the world? This goes back to the division at the Tower of Babel (Genesis chapters 10–11) that separated the gene pool. Because the entire human population was divided and then spread out, we have different people groups today.
And that history, as recorded in the Bible, provides the answer to racism. You see, if we’re all descended from Adam and Eve, we all have the same problem: we’re sinners in rebellion against our Creator. And that means we all need the same solution: the Lord Jesus Christ who stepped into history as a descendant of Adam, or relative, to take the penalty of death that we deserve. That’s why Scripture says,
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. (Revelation 7:9)
These are the answers that our culture—and our children!—need, especially in these tumultuous times. My new full-color book introduces kids ages eight through teens to the idea of the “7 R’s of Race”: Created Race, Fallen Race, Rescued Race, Divided Race, Saved Race, Lost Race, and Lamb’s Race.
This is not a light, fluffy children’s book. This book really gives kids a lot of “meat” to chew on and includes science and culture segments to show how we can apply God’s Word to scientific study and the issues facing our culture. It won’t just be kids learning from this book—I believe parents will also discover there’s a lot they didn’t know on this important issue!
Order your copy of One Blood for Kids at AnswersBookstore.com.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.