Dating people different races
In , we read of the rebellion at the tower of Babel which resulted in people being scattered over the earth.
Because of this dispersion, and the resulting splitting of the gene pool, different cultures formed, with certain features becoming predominant within each group.
The Bible makes clear in that in regard to salvation, there is no distinction between male or female or Jew or Greek.
If one were to take any two people anywhere in the world, scientists have found that the basic genetic differences between these two people would typically be around 0.2 percent—even if they came from the same people group.12 But, these so-called “racial” characteristics that people think are major differences (skin colour, eye shape, etc.) “account for only 0.012 percent of human biological variation.”13 In other words, the so-called “racial” differences are absolutely trivial—overall, there is more variation one group and another.
Scientists today admit that, biologically, there really is only one race of humans.
For instance, a scientist at the Advancement of Science Convention in Atlanta stated, “Race is a social construct derived mainly from perceptions conditioned by events of recorded history, and it has no basic biological reality.”5 This person went on to say that “Curiously enough, the idea comes very close to being of American manufacture.”6 Reporting on research conducted on the concept of race, the American ABC News science page stated, “More and more scientists find that the differences that set us apart are cultural, not racial.
Personally, because of the influences of Darwinian evolution and the resulting prejudices, I believe everyone (and especially Christians) should abandon the term “race(s).” We could refer instead to the different “people groups” around the world.
The Bible does not even use the word race in reference to people,10 but does describe all human beings as being of “” (1 Corinthians ), this is why the Gospel can be preached to all tribes and nations.