The “Racial” Question
Biblical Truth about…..
The “Racial” Question
By Pastor F. M. Riley
June 27, 2015
“For nation [ethnos] shall rise against nation [ethnos…ethnic culture], and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places,” Matthew 24:7.
As I write, the nations are in the greatest state of cultural [ethnic] chaos I have ever known in my 81 years of life. The daily news is filled with reports of lying, cheating, stealing, robbing, rioting, looting, burning, raping, betraying, breaking up of marriages and homes, killings, wars, and all kinds of criminal activity, most of which is due to the cultural differences in the various nations of people. Total cultural chaos in our so-called “progressive” society.
Now this very week, one of the hot items on the news is that a white woman with blond hair and blue eyes, has been carrying out a deception for the past several years, by dying her hair black, darkening her skin with makeup, and pretending to be a black woman. According to her own statement, she has given birth to two black children. She has been quite successful in her masquerade, to the extent of rising in the ranks of black people to become the President and head of the NAACP [chapter in Spokane, Washington, Rachel Dolezal]. Both white people and black people are incensed and angry over this woman’s deception. I have already been asked several times what I think about this woman’s deception.
The inspired Word of God tells us all, “Provide things honest in the sight of all men, Romans 12:17. Folks, deception in any form is of the world, the flesh, and the devil, 1 John 2:16, “because all that which is in the world: The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” It is not the Lord God who leads men [or women] to practice deception.
On the other hand, if this woman had been open and honest about her decision to live as a black woman, she was perfectly free to make such a choice. After all, many people in this country have made similar choices, pretending to be who or what they really are not. Hundreds of actors and actresses, and other public figures, have abandoned their birth name and adopted a new name as their identity. This is no problem in this country, unless one changes their name and identity to hide the commission of a crime. It was this woman’s own choice to deceive, which condemns her in the eyes of both men and God. In the revealing of her deception, she coined a new phrase in her defense. She claimed she had chosen to be “Trans-racial.” While this term may be accepted by many today, it is a totally unscriptural term!
This controversy made me realize that many, or perhaps even most, of God’s people, have never seriously studied what God’s Word has to say about the subject of the “races” of mankind on the earth today. This is the subject of this Bible study. Read on and prepare to learn truths which are not commonly known or taught in the churches and the ranks of Christianity…..
God created ONLY ONE RACE
This will likely come as a shock to our readers, but the word “race” as applied to different nationalities of people is never found anywhere in the Bible! The word “race” does occur four times in the entire Word of God, but in every case it is speaking of “running a race.” It is never used in God’s Word to speak of different nationalities of people. Check this out for yourself in Psalm 19:5, Ecclesiastes 9:11, 1 Corinthians 9:24, and Hebrews 12:1.
Why? Because the Lord God created ONLY ONE RACE of people; THE HUMAN RACE. Read it for yourself, “Yahovah that made the world, and all things therein…….hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation,” Acts 17:24-26.
It is mankind upon the earth, who over the centuries, INVENTED the term, “race,” and applied the term to anyone of a different nationality, skin color, or language. I repeat; such a term is never found in God’s Word applied to people of different nationalities, skin colors, or languages. Is this stated clearly enough for every reader to understand?
The Creation of THE HUMAN RACE
The inspired Word of God is very explicit about the creation of mankind. Adam and Eve were the first two humans created, and every single person living on the earth today descended from these first two humans. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned,” Romans 5:12.
This Scripture is clearly referring to Adam, the first man who was created by God, 1 Corinthians 15:45, “So also it has been written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam a life-giving Spirit.” When Adam disobeyed God, he received a “sin nature” in his body which flowed in his bloodstream.. In the act of procreation, this “sin nature” has “passed upon all men” right down through the centuries. Significantly, it is the “man” who passes on his blood, contained in his sperm, and thereby his “sin nature,” in the act of pro-creation. This is why, in any dispute over the paternity of a child, it is always the man who is tested to determine the paternity of the child.
I am not an evolutionist in any sense of the Word. The theory of evolution is the invention of wicked men, who, like their father, Satan, are in rebellion against God and refuse to submit to the Lord God and to the truth of His Word.
It is not just “coincidence” that Adam was created first, his body being formed by the Lord from the “dust” of the earth, Genesis 2:7. The Jewish Rabbis claim that the in-depth meaning of this Hebrew word translated as “dust” in this Scripture, literally means “red clay.” The Lord God is spoken of numerous times in the Old Testament Scriptures as being “the potter,” and mankind as the “clay.” But what I want our readers to notice is the color set forth in the definition of the word as claimed by the Jewish rabbis; “RED.” [Actually, the redness concept comes from the word for ground, or soil, the Hebrew adamah, Strong’s # 127 in Gen. 2:7, it’s the noun after dust. The name Adam comes from the root of this word, Strong’s # 121, Hebrew adam, meaning red, which comes from the root word for red, Strong’s # 119, and # 120 word for mankind or human being. See all the red words from # 119 through 132.] This indicates that the skin color of Adam and Eve, and of all mankind who descended from them for the first 1,656 years of human history [up until the flood] was likely slightly red or ruddy in color.
The Lord God then also created Eve to be the wife and companion of Adam, Genesis 2:18, “And Yahovah Divine One said, It is not good, the man being alone. I will make a helper suited to him.”; 2:21-24, “And Yahovah Divine One caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept. And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh underneath. 22And Yahovah Divine One formed the rib which He had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man. 23And the man said, This now at last is bone from my bones, and flesh from my flesh; For this shall be called Woman, because out of man this has been taken. 24Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall become one (echad, unified) flesh.” Again, it is not just “coincidence” that Adam named his wife “Eve.” The Hebrew word translated as “Eve” literally means “life; life giver.” The inspired Word explicitly states that Adam named her “Eve” [Chavvah] because “she was the mother of all living” Genesis 3:20. Could this be stated any plainer? This Scripture again verifies that every person living on this earth today is a descendant of Adam and Eve.
Since the Word of God explicitly teaches that all mankind living on this earth are descendants of Adam and Eve [Romans 5:12], and since their original color appears to have been red or ruddy, then obviously Adam was created with the DNA or Genes already in his body for each of the three basic skin colors of mankind living today.
The First Three Divisions of THE HUMAN RACE
Mankind on the earth today is deeply divided by the question of “race.” But in reality the very term “race” is an invention of fallen mankind, and a figment of man’s imagination. Oh yes it is!
I have already pointed out for our readers the Scripture in Acts 17:24-26 which explicitly states that God created only one race of people, and has made all of mankind of “one blood.” So where did mankind come up with the idea of there being many different “races” on the earth? They simply confused the term, “race,” by assigning it to peoples of different “nations” and cultures. While there is only one HUMAN RACE, there are many “nations” upon the earth, each of them with their own peculiar skin colors, languages, lifestyles and cultures. And here is how this came to be…..
Over a period of 1,656 years after the creation of Adam, mankind multiplied on the earth into millions of people; all one race and one skin color. But mankind, likely under the leadership of Cain, the first “city” builder, and his wicked descendants [instigated by Satan…2 Peter 2:19, “while promising to them freedom, though themselves being slaves of corruption; for a man is overcome, by whatever it is that enslaves him.”], turned away from the Lord God who had created them and became extremely wicked, Genesis 6:5, “And Yahovah saw that the evil of man was great on the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the day long.” The Lord God then made the decision to wipe wicked, unbelieving, mankind off the face of the earth, Genesis 6:6-7, “And Yahovah sighed with sorrow that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved to His heart. 7And Yahovah said, I will wipe off man whom I have created from the face of the earth, from man to beast, to the creeping thing and to the birds of the heavens; for I repent that I made them.” Only Noah and his family were chosen by the Lord God for the purpose of repopulating the earth, Genesis 6:8, “And Noah found grace in the eyes of Yahovah.”
The Sons of Noah
Noah and his wife, were blessed of the Lord by giving birth to three sons. And in those three sons of Noah lies the “key” that many miss today. The medical doctors tell us that it is biologically impossible for a man and woman of one pure blood “race” and color, to produce children of a completely different “race” and color. Folks, doctors don’t know everything, and those doctors who have no time or place in their lives for God and His Word know even less than others.
When Noah’s wife gave birth to Japheth [the elder; Genesis 10:21, means opened], Japheth’s skin color was white or what is today called Caucasian. But when Noah’s wife gave birth to Shem [means name, but was accompanied by the Aleph Tav!], the second born son of Noah, his skin color was yellow or what is today called Oriental. Finally, when Noah’s wife gave birth to Ham [the younger; Genesis 9:24, means hot], his skin color was black or dark. The only way this could have been possible biologically, without the direct intervention of God, was that the DNA or Genes necessary for this to happen were placed in the body of Adam when he was created, and were “passed” onward from generation to generation until the Lord God chose His own “appointed time” [Acts 17:26] to divide THE HUMAN RACE on the earth by the color of their skin. It is explicitly stated twice in the Scriptures that all of mankind on the earth today are descendants of these three sons of Noah. Read it for yourself in Genesis 9:19, “These are the three sons of Noah, and the whole earth was overspread from them.” and 10:32, “These were the families of the sons of Noah, by their generations, in their nations. And from these the nations were divided in the earth after the flood.”
These two Scripture passages are quite clear that the whole earth was overspread by, and all nations came forth from, the descendants of the three sons of Noah. This was not three different “races!” No! Rather, it was different nations, and different peoples making up those nations, who had different skin color and who spoke different languages. Yet they were all part of the ONE HUMAN RACE!
From Japheth came forth the Caucasian or white skin peoples, first populating northern Europe, and then ultimately spreading across the entire continent of Europe. Within the Caucasian peoples are various “tints” of white. All of the Caucasians in different nations are not exactly the same degree of white, nor are they all the same nationality. Is this too hard for some readers to understand? Yet they are all the descendants of Japheth.
From Shem came forth the Oriental or yellow skin peoples, first populating the Middle East, and from there spreading eastward across the entire continent of Asia. The Israelite or Jewish people are an oriental people, having descended through the lineage of Shem. Compare Genesis 25:1-4, “And Abraham added and took a wife, and her name was Keturah. 2And she bore to him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. 3And Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim and Leummim. 4And the sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.” and 1 Chronicles 1:32-33, “And the sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine: she bore Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan. 33And the sons of Midian: Ephah and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.” Just as it is among Caucasian or white people in different countries and nations, so it is with the Oriental or yellow skin peoples. There is a different “tint” in the yellow skins of the Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, etc., and the oriental peoples can spot that difference immediately. Yet they are all still descendants of Shem.
From Ham came forth the Negroid or dark skin peoples. This does not mean that every dark skin person is classified as a negro. These descendants of Ham first settled in Egypt and then ultimately migrated southward into the continent of Africa, and eastward into India and other countries. Four times in the Bible, the continent of Africa is explicitly referred to as “the land of Ham,” Psalm 78:51, “And he struck all the first-born in Egypt, the first-fruits of strength in the tents of Ham;”; 105:23, “Israel also came into Egypt, and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.”; 105:27, “They put things of His signs among them; yea, miracless in the land of Ham.”; 106:22, “wonders in the land of Ham, awesome things by the Red Sea.” Once again, there are variations in the dark skin color of the Negro peoples. All of Ham’s descendants are not dark black. Rather, the exact “shade” of their dark skin varies, depending on their nationality and other circumstances. Yet they are all descendants of Ham.
If our readers want more insight into where these various descendants of the three sons of Noah settled and became peoples and nations, then I suggest the reader make an in-depth study of Genesis 10 and 11, comparing these chapters with the historical records of the various nations.
The Next Divisions of the Human Race
The flood in the days of Noah literally wiped all of mankind off the face of the earth, except for Noah and his wife, and their three sons and their wives. When Noah and his family came forth from the Ark, each one of those eight souls knew who the God of Heaven was, and had personally experienced and seen with their own eyes, God’s mighty power displayed in the flood. Yet each one of them also retained a “sin nature” inherited from Adam. Because of their “sin nature,” they obviously failed to instill in their children and their children’s children respect for God and His Word, and the love and fear of God. The results of their failure was tragic!
Within the first 100 years after the flood, the descendants of these three sons of Noah returned to the same heathen wickedness that had existed before the flood, and turned their backs on the God of Heaven. We know this to be true because of the inspired record of Cush and Nimrod, both descendants of Ham.
Cush was the firstborn son of Ham, Genesis 10:6, “And Ham’s sons were Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan.” Jewish historians claim that Cush became a very evil and wicked man. Cush fathered six sons, with Nimrod being his sixth son, Genesis 10:7-8, “And the sons of Cush were Seba and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And Raamah’s sons were Sheba and Dedan. 8And Cush fathered Nimrod; he began to be a mighty hero in the land.” Nimrod followed in his father’s footsteps, growing up to be a very evil and wicked man. It was wicked Nimrod, who first rose up after the flood, taking to himself the power and authority to rule over other men as their king, and who then led mankind after the flood into rebellion and disobedience towards God. Read the account for yourself in Genesis 10:8-12, “And Cush fathered Nimrod; he began to be a mighty hero in the land. 9He was a great hunter before Yahovah; so it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before Yahovah. 10And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11From that land he went forth to Assyria and built Nineveh, and Rehoboth the city, and Calah, 12and Resen between Nineveh and Calah, which is a great city.” The expression about Nimrod, “a mighty hunter before the Lord,” literally means that he was a hunter of souls, enthroning himself as the object of men’s worship and adoration, “before” or in place of, the Lord God. [the first antichrist!!]
When Noah came forth from the ark, he and his family were explicitly instructed by the Lord God to “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish [fill up] the earth,” Genesis 9:1. In other words, they were to spread abroad over the face of the whole earth. But they paid little attention to this explicit commandment of the Lord. Rather, even though they were now of three different skin colors, they all chose to remain together as one people. In 11:1 it is explicitly stated, “And the whole earth was of one language, and one speech.”
God had commanded them to spread abroad over the whole earth, but Nimrod was having none of God’s commands. Instead, that sorry rascal led mankind in a cooperative effort to build the city of Babylon and the Tower of Babel. “And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth,” Genesis 11:4. In other words, they couldn’t have cared less about what the Lord had told them to do. They didn’t want to be separated from one another. Rather, they wanted to stay together and build a great monument to the glory and intellect of mankind. They cared nothing at all about obeying or glorifying the Lord! The fact that Nimrod was their leader and instigator in their endeavor, is easily seen by comparing their desire to “build us a city and a tower” with the statement made about the beginning of Nimrod’s kingdom in Genesis 10:8-10.
Keep in mind that these people staying together were people of three different basic skin colors, according to which of the three sons of Noah they had descended from. If they had remained together over many centuries, they would have intermarried and procreated until their own distinction in skin color would have been totally lost and the whole HUMAN RACE “mongrelized.” The Lord God had separated the nations by color for His own reasons and purposes, and He wasn’t about to let mankind defeat His plans and purposes.
One of the points often overlooked when reading this passage is fallen man’s desire that the top of their monument might “reach unto heaven.” I am told by Jewish scholars that this expression in the Hebrew text literally means that they were seeking a way to obtain “immortality” or ascend into Heaven, separate and apart from submission to the Lord God. I could easily discount this as a Jewish myth, except for the fact that medical researchers and scientists right today are seeking to discover how to overcome the problem of aging in the human body, and thereby make the human body immortal. Have our readers ever read or studied the subject of “transhumanism”? Well…?? Think about it!
Yet all the time THE HUMAN RACE was plotting and planning and building, the Lord God was listening! Psalm 139:11-12, “If I say: Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light around me. 12Even the darkness will not be dark from You, but the night shines as the day; as is the darkness, so is the light.” The inspired Word states that “Yahovah came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded,” Genesis 11:5. The Lord God was not pleased with what He saw, for He then made one of the most startling statements to be found about fallen mankind in all of God’s Word. “…Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do,” Genesis 11:6.
I haven’t the slightest idea what they had discovered, or were about to discover, in their cooperative effort to build the city and the Tower of Babel, but the Lord God recognized in their activities a danger to His plans and purposes for THE HUMAN RACE, if they were allowed to continue, and He did something about it.
The Origin of the Multiplicity of Languages
The Lord God had already divided mankind by the color of their skin, but now He divided them further by confounding “their language that they might not understand one another’s speech,” Genesis 11:7-9. The immediate result was that the peoples separated themselves from those whom they could not understand, joining themselves only to those whose language they could understand, and whose skin color matched their own. Then they began migrating to other parts of the earth to establish their own nations and peoples. “…and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth,” Genesis 11:9.
Now our readers know how the Lord God Himself, in His wisdom and understanding, and His great Plan of the Ages for mankind, divided all of THE HUMAN RACE, first by the color of their skin, and then by language. This resulted in the nations of mankind that we see upon the earth today. There is still only ONE HUMAN RACE created by the Lord God, but which is divided by both skin color and language.
Then One More Division of THE HUMAN RACE
If our readers are careful Bible students, they should know that the chronology of the Bible reveals that it was within the first 100 years after the flood when wicked Nimrod led mankind into building the city of Babylon and the Tower of Babel. In order to stop whatever it was that mankind was engaging in, the languages of mankind were then confounded, causing the peoples to be scattered over the entire face of the earth. Different groups of these people then congregated together according to their skin color and language to form their own nations and cultures. Then after their languages were confounded, and the peoples had left Babel for other parts of the earth, the Lord God brought upon mankind one final division…..
Many of our readers have read or heard about “continental drift;” how scientists claim that the continents are gradually moving apart at so many inches a year. These evolutionary scientists, by measuring the present rate of “continental drift,” claim that this process has been going on for thousands [or billions] of years. This claim is a crock of hogwash! It isn’t so!
The inspired Word of God states plainly in Genesis 1:9-10, “And Yahovah said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And Yahovah called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and Yahovah saw that it was good.”
This Scripture clearly states that the waters were gathered together into one place, and then the dry land appeared in the midst of the waters. So in Genesis 1, only approximately 6,000 years ago, there was only one vast ocean [prospectively “Seas”], and only one great continent in the midst of that ocean.
Then in God’s own wisdom, in the days of Peleg “was the earth divided,” Genesis 10:25. By carefully studying the inspired genealogies, this division of the one great land mass occurred “in the days of Peleg,” exactly 101 years after the flood; or 1757 years after the creation of Adam.
The Great Earthquake
By that time, all of mankind who spoke the same language and were of the same skin color, had migrated to whatever part of the one great land mass where they had chosen to settle. When a massive earthquake unlike anything modern man has ever known, shook the entire earth, the one great continent was broken apart and divided. This occurred on or near the birth of Peleg. Peleg’s name means “division; to divide.”
When the great earthquake occurred there were already different peoples living in every part of the earth. No, they had not had to cross any “mythical” land bridge to get to their particular location. No, they had not had to paddle their boats or canoes for weeks or months across thousands of miles of ocean in order to reach their location in the earth. Such claims are nothing more than “evolutionary” silliness! The various peoples had traveled on their own legs and feet to their various locations in the one great continent which existed at that time. They had already been spread abroad over the face of the whole earth before that massive earthquake came, Genesis 9:7, “And you, be fruitful and multiply. Swarm over the earth and multiply in it.”; 10:32, “These were the families of the sons of Noah, by their generations, in their nations. And from these the nations were divided in the earth after the flood.”; 11:9, “On account of this its name is called Babel, because Yahovah mixed up the speech of all the earth there. And Yahovah scattered them abroad from there on the face of all the earth.” When the Lord God sent the great earthquake to break apart and divide the one great continent into several different continents and many islands, all the peoples living in any specific location had to do was grab a tree and hold on for dear life until the quake was over. When the earthquake ended, the Lord God had divided the ONE HUMAN RACE by placing land barriers and seas between the nations.
Just a Thought
Obviously the inspired Word of God was written for the benefit of mankind, is all about mankind’s relationship, or lack of it, to God their Creator. Then God’s precious Word was graciously given to mankind. The Lord Jesus Himself explicitly said that His Word “cannot be broken,” John 10:35. But it can be “divided,” 2 Timothy 2:15. Likewise, the Lord God has never allowed THE HUMAN RACE to be “broken,” but He Himself has “divided” the ONE HUMAN RACE by skin color, by language, and finally by geographical location. Glory to God! Praise the Lord!
So if our readers are going to take the inspired Scriptures at face value for what they actually and literally say and teach, the Lord God Himself chose to divide the ONE HUMAN RACE which He had created…..
 By using the three sons of Noah to divide mankind according to the three basic skin colors.
 Then further dividing them by giving them a multiplicity of languages.
 Then to make certain that they did not quickly again become “one” people united in wickedness and rebellion against their Creator, the Lord God broke up the original great continent, dividing it into several continents and many, many islands.
It should be obvious to our readers that the Lord God, who foreknew the end from the beginning, did not want the whole HUMAN RACE which He had created, to be destroyed by the wickedness and deceptions of evil men like Cush and Nimrod. Therefore, in His own wisdom, and for the welfare of mankind, He divided THE HUMAN RACE, so that no one man could ever sway all of the people into rebellion against God, like Cush and Nimrod had attempted to do.
The Quest of Fallen Mankind
The careful Bible student should be able to discern that, since that final division of mankind geographically, the wicked among men have worked tirelessly to bring all of THE HUMAN RACE back together again as one people and one kingdom. Remember that when Nimrod exalted himself to a position of rulership over the descendants of the three sons of Noah, he was ruling over a one-world kingdom. This is exactly what wicked men want, and have been working for across the centuries. And now, in these modern times, it appears to be finally within their grasp.
This is why, at or near the beginning of the 20th century, the League of Nations was brought into existence. Carefully study Psalm 2, which correlates with 1902. “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yahovah, and against His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”
Here is clearly set forth a conspiracy among the rulers of the governments of this present evil world, against God and the Lord Jesus Christ. The rulers of this world do not have the slightest use for Bible believing Christianity, or for the Jewish nation and people. They would like to rid the whole world of every trace of anything and anyone who reminds them of their obligation to their Creator and God. This is why there are such organizations among men as the Illuminati, the Bilderbergers, the Skull and Bones, etc. This is why the old League of Nations was transformed into the United Nations during the Second World War, and has gradually been given more and more power over the nations since that time. The ultimate goal of unbelieving, Christ rejecting, mankind is to re-establish a one-world government and a one-world religion, exactly as existed in the days of Nimrod. This present world system hates God and everything and everyone that represents God. Carefully study John 15:14-24, “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15I no longer call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his Master does. But I called you friends, because all things which I heard from My Father I made known to you. 16You have not chosen Me, but I chose you out and planted you, that you should go and should bear fruit, and your fruit remain, that whatever you should ask the Father in My name, He may give you. 17These things I command you, that you love one another. 18If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before you. 19If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. 20Remember the Word which I said to you, A servant is not greater than his Master. If they persecuted Me, they also will persecute you. If they kept My Word, they also will keep yours. 21But all these things they will do to you on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me. 22If I had not come and had not spoken to them, they would have had no sin. But now they do not have a sacrifice upon their sin. 23The one hating Me also hates My Father. 24If I did not do the works among them which no other did, they had no sin. But now they both have seen and also have hated Me and My Father.” and 1 John 2:15-17, “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, 16because all that which is in the world: The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17And the world is passing away, and its lust. But the one doing the will of Yahovah abides forever.”
Since I began writing this study, another so-called “racial” crime has occurred. A demon possessed, white young man walked into a primarily black church in Charleston, S.C. last Sunday and shot to death nine innocent people, one of whom was the pastor of the church. Of course, the black people are outraged at this callous murder of their innocent people, and many white people are also incensed over such a terrible crime. Sadly, charges and accusations are already flying, further alienating both peoples from one another.
Folks, this was not a clash between “races,” regardless of how many want to believe this. This was a clash between cultural differences of peoples with two different skin colors, and it is going on everywhere today, exactly as predicted in our text Scripture in Matthew 24:7, “For nation [ethnic group] will be raised against nation [ethnic group] and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines and plagues and earthquakes against many places.” Further, as time passes, it is only going to get worse and worse. The Lord Jesus Himself explicitly stated that the things He predicted in 24:4-7 are the things leading up to “the beginning of sorrows” [the Tribulation period], 24:8, “But all these are a beginning of sorrows.”
The Present World Situation
Folks, today these clashes between peoples of different ethnic groups and cultures is happening in nations all over the earth on a daily basis. Here in America, in this present year, we have already seen several instances of people pouring out into the streets to riot, vandalize, loot, rob, destroy, burn, and kill. In essence, one ethnic group or culture is now daily rising against other ethnic groups and cultures, exactly as prophesied by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself in Matthew 24:7.
Don’t fail to notice that the Lord Himself clearly stated that the things which He predicted in 24:4-7 were to be taken as “signs” leading up to “the beginning of sorrows,” [the Tribulation period], 24:8. This should tell any serious student of Bible prophecy that the coming [parousia] of the Lord to resurrect and rapture His New Covenant Church to glory is staring humanity in the face RIGHT NOW! Hello!
Obvious Scriptural Conclusions
If our readers have paid careful attention to what has been set before them in this study, and checked the Scripture references for each point made, the following Scriptural conclusions should be easy to reach and understand…..
 The Lord God created only ONE HUMAN RACE. Whether some like it or not, or want to believe it or not, that black person or yellow person, is a part of the exact same “race” that the white person is; THE HUMAN RACE, which is the one and only “race” which God created.
 This ONE HUMAN RACE is divided by skin color, language, and geographical location, and these divisions were set in place by the Lord God Himself. Just as God’s Word explicitly states, we are all “of one blood,” Acts 17:26.
Therefore, any reader who is a true believer in Christ Jesus, should be ready and willing to show love, mercy, compassion, and longsuffering towards every man, woman, or child, regardless of their skin color, their language, or their nationality. And most certainly, we should be ready, and even eager, to share the gospel of the saving grace of Christ with every person with whom we come into contact. Since the Lord God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance,” [2 Peter 3:9] then shouldn’t we believers also display that same attitude of heart and mind toward others? Every reader willing to deal honestly with God’s Word knows the answer to this question.
 Every person born into this world, comes into the world with a “sin nature” inherited from Adam. This means that every person born into this world needs salvation in Christ Jesus, Ecclesiastes 7:20, “For there is not a just man on the earth who does good, and does not sin.”; Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Yahovah,”; 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of Yahovah is everlasting life in Yeshua, Messiah our Master.” This is true regardless of the color of one’s skin, the language one speaks, or the nationality of a person. This is why many Christian churches here in America sponsor, support, or directly send missionaries to other nations and peoples of different skin colors and languages. This is the ministry that the Lord God of Heaven would have His people to carry out, Acts 1:8, “But when the spirit of Holiness comes upon you, you will receive the power, and you will be witnesses of Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
The reader may not be called of God to serve as a preacher or a missionary, but if you are truly saved by God’s grace, you have been called to “witness” to others, regardless of their being different than you and your people. Hello!
In this study I have given ample Scriptural proof that God created only ONE HUMAN RACE. When those of one skin color or nation then attack those of another skin color or nation, simply because they are “different,” the attacker is not carrying out the will of God for mankind.
The Lord Jesus Christ Himself gave to all peoples, regardless of their skin color, language, or nationality only two great commandments to ensure peace between us all,
“Thou shalt love Yahovah thy Divine One with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
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