Ken Ham, Carl Wieland, Don Batten
The past 50 years, we have seen great strides made in the battle against racism. Schools are no longer segregated; restaurants serve everyone, regardless of skin color, we share public restrooms and drinking fountains, etc… Shamefully, though, the past 5 years we have taken stride backwards. We still have a lot to learn.
As we think through the issues about race, we’re confronted with having to grapple with one question: How much difference is there between the so-called “races”? According to One Blood, the answer is NONE! It’s beyond question that all people are descendants of the first “Adam”, but look at Acts 17:26: “He has made all nations of men of ONE BLOOD to dwell on all the face of the earth”. If we want to shape our world according to biblical understanding, we must abandon the distinction between the so-called races. There is only one race.
In this book, these men deal with issues pertinent to the topic: Natural Selection, Genetics, “interracial” marriage and the “races”. They also refute some pseudo-biblical arguments for race differences and take an in-depth look at “stone-age people”, Australian pygmies, and others that have been classified as less-than-human.
Let me give you one example of some of the information you will find here: “Scientists have found that if one were to take any two people from anywhere in the world, the basic genetic differences between these two people would typically be around 0.2% – even if from the same people group. But, these so-called “racial” characteristics that many think are major differences (skin color, eye shape, etc.) account for only 6% of this 0.2% variation, which amounts to a mere 0.012% difference genetically.”(p.54).
Genetic differences in people are, at the most, trivial. In reality, they are insignificant. You are as genetically different from your wife (or husband) as you are from the uncivilized tribe members in the remotest parts of Africa. To think otherwise is to buy into the lie of evolution.
While this book is several years old, published in 2000, it is still a relevant topic that needs clarity. You can get your copy here.
Read ’em & Reap!