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What Race Was Adam

Was Adam Black, Asian, White, Red, etc or what? he must have been JUST ONE COLOUR, what then explain the multi-raciality of man today?

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There are only THREE races on planet earth: Mongoloid (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, American Indian, etc), Caucasoid (Caucasion, white, such as English, French, Irish, Swedish, etc) and Negroid (men and women of color). God confounded LANGUAGES at the tower of Babel, not races. Gen 11:1 states the whole earth was of one language/speech and verse 7 says God confounded their language, NOT RACE. The 3 races were already set up by this time.
---Gina7 on 2/2/08


Man's differences in appearance are a result of the tower of Babel. When mankind was dispursed across the face of the earth. Man adapted to his surroundings.
---Ryan on 1/19/08


One thing's certain, the entire earth was one pigmentation & language once, until G_d stopped their building a tower in/at Babel, they travelled north, east, west, & south, G_d then divided earth, creating continents, etc after "Noah's" flood [Gen.10:25/that Moses fellah was pretty smart!].

Time magazine produced a cover article years ago showing how genetic's traced all people on planet earth to one man & one woman in Northern Africa by a common gene. They finally got one right!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 11/27/06


cal: Adam & Eve did eat the snake, i.e., they ate his lie! :/
---Leon on 11/27/06


Since there is no record of teh answer for that question. My best guess is that at the Tower of Babal, God created differences in man kind to separate the masses. God confounded every ones languages, so groups could not simply talk with other groups. At that time God may have added the differences in color to the skin as well.
---Jerry on 11/27/06




he certainly wasn't aboriginal - or he would have eaten the snake!
---cal on 11/27/06


does it really matter? as far as we know he was multicolored. colors and race came about as we adapted to our enviroments. I know that most of you will disagree with this. Adam was a human, he was our first father, meaning between Adam and Eve every racial genetic foundation was included. Over time the genes that were needed were the ones that became the greatest in the enviroment.
---Jared on 11/26/06


nengak, why are you worried about what color so and so is? God is a God of many colors, many languages, many races, many creations the list goes on. Why worry about it? He has created us all black white blue, red yella etc..I am black, red, pink, white etc
---lucy on 11/27/06


The question on Adams color is really pointed. However, it is not as pointed as asking What Color Was Jesus? It is refreshing to see the spiritual answers given, e.g., God is Spirit (John 4:24) and man is made in the image of God (Gen). While answers like these are true, the REALITY is that the Sunday morning hours are still the most divided hours in the world, especially in this country. We need people from this blog to spread this positive Christian message to the world!
---IAM_I on 11/26/06


Leon - Yes, that is what I mean.
---Helen_5378 on 11/26/06




It doesn't matter what colour Adam and Eve were. They looked outwardly exactly the way God wished them to look, but within them, they had all the genes necessary to produce all variations of mankind. This is exactly what God wanted. We all probably know people of mixed race who actually look 100% like one race. They can produce a variety of off-spring. God simply put a complete genetic combination in the first man and woman.
---m.p.a. on 11/26/06


Helen_5378: Please help me understand, when you say "races" do you actually mean ethnic groups, nationalities? Thanks.
---Leon on 11/25/06


One thing for sure, Adam was not Iriash, no how, no way. It would have never worked! You know why God created beer? To keep the Irish from taking over the world! (grin-I am Irish)
---MikeM on 11/24/06


Adam was simply human. Races did not occur until the Tower of Babylon.
---Helen_5378 on 11/24/06


The human race nothing else really matters since God is Spirit and made all mankind in His image.
---Jeanne on 11/23/06


we have genetic limitations that we can fit into the range of. for example you can be tall or short and have lots of melanin in your skin or little. it does not prove evolution if that is what you are getting at. you will never have a beneficial mutation but our dna allows for a genetic veriety.
---tony on 11/23/06


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Mike you are quite correct. That is exactly what that was, a theory. For me to say I know without a doubt how the different skin tones, hair texture, color, body structure, eye color, etc actually came about would be for me to say I know the mind of God. I could go on to explain why that evolving is no longer necessary, but what is the point. It would only be another theory. I usually do not comment on things I can not establish biblically, but that was fun:o) & Made perfect sense to me logically.
---Josef on 11/22/06


Adam was black but he had blonde hair and Chinese hands...just kidding!

Adam was a mix of them all. Race is not a species. The races result from the conditions of different areas people lived in. Even among the same, you can still sometimes tell where a person is from by their physical features...that's all race is: physical features.
---Okebaram on 11/22/06


josef, a theory of physical changes sounds good except the parts that don't. The Eskimo is known to have dark skin & broad nose. The Arabic people don't have broad noses or tight hair. If these changes were from climate, they would have occurred in about a thousand year period. If so, many people migrating to new areas would have changed in the last thousand. Some lack of evidence there too. Maybe God meant there to be differences from the beginning rather than wait for "evolution" to change us.
---mikefl on 11/22/06


does it matter? multiple nationsd did not exist,and in CVhrist they don't make an iota of difference,neither does sex,we are all one in Christ providing of course we truly repent and follow Him,but if I was poushed would say Adam and Eve were Edenites as they lived in Eden!!!!
---doree4573 on 11/22/06


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Pt.2 Resulting in rapid, specific & predetermined genetic mutations caused by sequential changes in DNA structuring based on the given needs promoted by the environment. E.g. The thinner the air, the wider the nose, denser air, narrower nose. The Hotter the climate the darker the skin, the colder the climate the lighter the skin. Hotter meant less hair with a tighter knit, colder meant more hair, looser knit. See the point? These changes became hereditary passing down naturally from parent to offspring.
---Josef on 11/22/06


Adam was created with a ruddy complexion. Defined as having a healthy reddish appearance. There is only one race as Leon has emphatically pointed out, human. However there are different nationalities that are determined by geographical boundaries. The variation in mans skin tone & features as Ryan has explained in simple terms, were a result of the dispersion. When man was scattered he was granted a superimposed ability to adapt to the boundaries of his given habitation. Cont...
---Josef on 11/22/06


Laure5759, In Gen.1:26 God says Let Us make man in our image, after Our likeness;..." & vs27 "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male & female He created them". We know God is SPIRIT from scripture. That means man (Adam/Eve)in God's image was created in spirit form. Then ch2:7 "And the LORD God FORMED man of the dust of the ground, & breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; & man became a living soul. Note create > form, spirit > soul.
---mikefl on 11/21/06


Made in the image of God, Adam was "glorious". They glowed, were radiant! After the fall, Adam & Eve were unpleasantly aware of (embarrassed by) their inglorious (dishonorable, "ungodly") " multi-coloured " (?) nakedness. The inner glory (spirit) of God had gone out of them. They'd become superficial beings , devoid of God's light (spiritually dead). What a mess!!!

p.s. Multi-coloured, not multi-racial. The way I see it, there's but one race -- HUMAN!
---Leon on 11/21/06


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mikefl: "differences other than color." Do you mean other physical and/or mental differences? Also, if it's broken (as you suggest) how could, "we 'fix' it"?
---Leon on 11/21/06


Mikefl - I disagree. In Genesis 1 is one point of view of creation. Genesis 2 is another, concurrent, point of view. With this understanding, in Genesis 2:7 God first created the body of man from the soil, and THEN He breathed life into the body - He created the spirit of man.
---laure5759 on 11/21/06


greetings.Adam and Eve were not involved in developing the multi colored races .Multi colored people were in full development upon Adam and Eve's entry into this world.The existance of human people aside from Adam's offspring is when Cain went to the land of Nod to take him a wife.Multi colored races are of a development in early man occuring about 500,000 yrs.ago.Adam,Eve and their offspring were near equalivent to the surrounding tribal people near their garden home.So close that they could mate.
---earl on 11/20/06


Adam was made of the soil of the earth. The Scripture does not specify the color of the soil used for creating Adam, nor does it specify the color of Adam's skin. As the soil has many different colors, so too mankind today has many different colors of skin, but if you cut a person open each should have the same color on the inside and the same color of blood.
---Eloy on 11/21/06


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Take a minute to reread the sequences when God created man. Man was made in the image of GOD (God is a spirit). LATER God made a body of earth for man. That body may show the type earth God used. Red-clay, black-loam, white-sand, brown-soil, could be some colors He used. God did separate mankind at the tower of Babel. God may have changed the races then, we don't know. We do know there are differences other than color. The differences were meant to be. The question is should we "fix" it?
---mikefl on 11/20/06


Adam was Man, in the image of God. He was PERFECT man. We do not know what that is today. The multi-raciality of man today is caused by genes. People have different dominant genes. Only God knows how, or why.

Put another way, Adam may be like the colour white - made up of all the other colours put together. So we do not know what he was, because there is no-one like this around today.
---laure5759 on 11/20/06


Adam was of the human race.

Ge11:9
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.c
---Rev_Herb on 11/20/06


what then explain the multi-raciality of man today?


The tower of Babel?
---grace3869 on 11/19/06


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there may be a better example but i thought of this: it takes just white light passing through a prism to make many different colors.
---JaeR on 11/20/06


Adam was one colour but Eve may have been a different colour. Also, God may have created them with various genetics that would lend to dark or light offspring. There are numerous possibilities but no solid proof.
---john on 11/20/06


I believe he was of the HUMAN race.
---Matthew on 11/19/06


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