What are the consequences of false beliefs about the origin of ethnicities?

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False beliefs about the origin of ethnicities have led to widespread problems worldwide. The effects are far-reaching and include some of the following results:

All Tribes and Nations Are Descendants of Noah’s Family!

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The Bible makes it clear that any newly “discovered” tribe ultimately goes back to Noah. They are not a group of people who have never had superior technology or knowledge of God in their culture. Rather, their culture (going back to Noah) began with (a) a knowledge of God, and (b) technology at least sufficient to build a boat of ocean-liner size. Romans chapter 1 suggests the major reason for this technological loss and cultural degeneration. It is linked to the deliberate rejection by their ancestors of the worship of the living God.

Therefore, the first priority in helping a “backward” people group should not be secular education and technical aid, but first and foremost the gospel.

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In fact, most “primitive” tribes still have a memory, in their folklore and religion, of the fact that their ancestors turned away from the living God, the Creator. Don Richardson, missionary of Peace Child fame, has shown that a missionary approach, unblinded by evolutionary bias, and thus looking for this link and utilizing it, has borne a bountiful and blessed harvest on many occasions. 4

Jesus Christ, God's reconciliation in the face of man's rejection of the Creator, is the only truth that can set men and women of every culture, technology, people group, or color truly free (John 8:32; 14:6). [Learn more about the Gospel - Go]

Edited by Don Batten, Ph.D. / Authors: Ken Ham, Jonathan Sarfati, and Carl Wieland, adapted from The Revised & Expanded Answers Book (Master Books, 2000).

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  1. Ken Ham, The Lie: Evolution (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 1987).
  2. J. Bergman, “Darwinism and the Nazi Race Holocaust,” CEN Technical Journal, 1999, 13(2):101-111.
  3. For example, R. Grigg, “Darwin's Quisling,” Creation, 1999, 22(1):50-51.
  4. D. Richardson, Eternity in Their Hearts, (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, Division of Gospel Light, 1986).

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