WHY DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND RACES IF GOD REALLY WANT US TO STAY UNITED?- Part 3

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ABOUT RACES
The pigment primarily responsible for everyone’s skin colour is melanin. Ultimately, everyone has the same skin colour- we just have varying skin tones. The two forms of melanin are eumelanin (brown to black) and pheomelanin (red to yellow). Their proportion determines skin tone.

So what would cause some people to have very dark skin while others’ skin is lighter? WHERE THEY LIVE MAKES A DIFFERENCE. For example, darker skin on people living in regions near the equator protects them from intense sunlight, reducing their risk of skin cancer. I guess it’s a kind of a self-defensive mechanism from the skin. People in higher latitudes where there is less intense sunlight need lighter skin to produce vitamin-D efficiently.

As people continue to spread, occupying varying regions, those who could not cope probably died or move out. Over many generations, these favorable characteristics became imprinted or carried in the gene pool, and the less favourable characteristics will be gradually displaced from the gene pool in the struggle for survival. Thus genetic variability between isolated population gradually diminished, hence achieving a kind of a more nearly uniformed gene characteristic as exhibited by same/similar races today.

Gradually as it is today, people with very light skin will give birth to light-skinned children, while people with very dark skin will usually give birth to dark-skinned children.

However, people with “middle brown” skin often have children with a much wider range of skin tones. Why? Because these “middle brown” people groups still have significant genetic variability with regard to skin tone.

Based on our understanding of the inheritance of skin tone, we strongly suspect Adam and Eve were middle brown. This would give the widest range of skin tones in their offspring, from very light to very dark.

We live in dangerous times. The lessons of babel have been forgotten. Arrogant leaders dare to do anything in the world today. And people excitedly jump on the bandwagon. And it seems that nothing whips up enthusiasm as much as some grandiose plan to unify all mankind into some great, worldwide empire. Think of the organizations that work to such an end: The United Nations, The World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and NATO. And there are so many others with similar agenda. But in Genesis 11:1-9, God makes it clear that the world will never enjoy real unity, except when they find it through Him. He is the Way, the Truth and the Light.

I’m glad I was able to share it all… 🙂

Have a beautiful day/night!!

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WHY DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND RACES IF GOD REALLY WANTS US UNITED?- Part2

By now I’m sure readers have made enough research for themselves. Don’t forget to share it with me.

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Genesis 11:4 reveals three (3) problems:
1) First, man wanted to build a tower that would reach up to the top of the heavens; they wanted to reach God, really to be God themselves. Every generations seems to build towers. Whether they are actual skyscrapers (e.g. The Sears Towes and Tribune Tower in Chicago, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Trump Tower in New York City) or mega corporations that circle the globe, the idea is the same- to be strong and powerful!

In the 21st century, people continued to do that. The university professor who dismisses God without a second thought has placed his intellect on the throne instead of God. But human intelligence is woefully inadequate to be our God. Over and over again, the intelligence of man has been supplanted by later intelligence; later proof that other intelligence, more educated, more sophisticated people have destroyed the theories of intelligence of those before them. And if man’s intelligence can be supplanted by other men’s intelligence, how powerful can it be? The people of the land of shinar failed in achieving their first goal.

2) The second problem is that, they wanted to make a name for themselves. They wanted to be remembered. Isn’t that true of every human being? Don’t we want to be remembered for something good? Not long ago, Reader’s digest carried an article on Dr. Henry Heimlich. It’s been more than 30 years since the famous ‘Heimlich Maneuver’ has been instituted in saving lives and probably 50,000 choking victims have been saved through Henry Heimlich’s maneuver. Well, to this day Heimlich’s name kind of gets kicked out of being a household word. I’m sure he never anticipated that one day, it would end like this. In fact, he said that when his name went into the dictionary, he remembered he immediately looked at the entry for Abraham Lincoln; and Lincoln had only an inch of copy in the dictionary while he (Heimlich) had two inches. Interesting, isn’t it, that with mankind we measure fame in inches in the dictionary? But God measures fame by obedience. What kind of legacy will you leave?

By the way, can you name any of the people of Babel? I think they also failed in their second goal.

3) They wanted to prevent themselves from spreading (Gen. 9:1). Building a tower, building a city- that’s no crime in itself. But the purpose of this tower was to replace the God of the heavens. They wanted to climb to heaven and if was successful what would be their next motive? Obviously enthrone themselves. Remember the story of Lucifer? He/she never gives up.

Language is a unique tool to communicate. But at the tower of babel, it was being used with selfish motives. Had God allowed this project to continue, the results would been worse than they were at this time. All of the divisions of the world are as a result of sin and the righteous judgement of God. Most times our reasons for uniting are not borne out of pure motives hence, the later divisions.

The group of Babel began as the whole earth (Gen. 11:1) but ended up being spread (Gen. 11:9). The lesson is clear: God’s purpose will be accomplished inspite of the arrogance and defiance of man’s own purposes. In the building of the tower man’s desire was to return to Adam and Eve’s effort to become like God (Genesis 3:5).

~sorry, my fingers are…

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WHY DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND RACES IF GOD REALLY WANT US TO STAY UNITED?- Part 1

This question flashed through my mind while contemplating the consistent failure of man towards achieving unity, especially in a diverse country like Nigeria. “UNITY” is a common word sang and preached in every divided society. The word is common in National Anthems, constitutions, mottos, badges, etc. So while thinking about the factors that cause division among men, I realized many were merely created by man, but: what about Languages and Races?

I decided to make some research, it was interesting and so I feel I should share it with those having similar questions in mind. Below is what I got:

From the biblical aspect (Genesis 11:1), Moses writes, “Now the whole earth had one language and few words”. After the flood, the whole earth spoke the same language. But man’s habitual sin brought about the language barrier.

In 11:2, we read these fateful words,”And as men migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there”. The word “east” is intentionally alluded to in the scriptures to let us know that a person is moving contrary to God’s will. In Genesis 9:1, God clearly commanded Noah and his sons to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth (check Gen. 8:17). God wanted them to move throughout all the earth and multiply but they banded themselves together in order to defy God’s command. They selected the best land that they could find; they stacked their claim in the land of shinar, a place that becomes associated with evil.

In Genesis 11:4, they said,”Come let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth”. The motivation for building this city and tower was to make a name for themselves according to their own will. Now God desired unity for humankind, but one that he created, not one founded on man’s principles. The words in Genesis makes what might be called the first public declaration of “humanism”. This verse reveals three (3) problems:

{To Be Continued}

REMEMBER:
“However good, however rich national and cultural diversity can be, it should never be allowed to cloud the more fundamental fact that all human people share the same nature, breathe the same air, live on the same earth, and owe their life to the same God.”

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