How did the different races originate?

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How did the different races originate?

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The Bible does not reveal the specific details of how the races began, but it shows that all ethnic groups descended from Adam and Eve. Genesis 3:20 says Eve is "the mother of all living." The fact that different races exist is clear evidence of the fact that God values and desires racial variety within the human race.

Some have taught that racial characteristics are the result of some curse placed upon people as a result of sin. This teaching has no biblical support whatsoever. God clearly knew of and planned for the various racial groups when He created our human parents.

Further, the Bible shows that no race is superior or inferior to any other. God doesn’t make any distinction between the races in calling people to salvation (Galatians 3:28-29). The apostle Peter was inspired to write that God does not discriminate against any race when he said, "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him" (Acts 10:34-35).

Following the example of the early New Testament Church of God, we respect and deal with all people equally, regardless of their ethnic background.