The one man God chose to PRESERVE the human race alive after the Flood was perfect in his generations, of perfect lineage --all his ancestry back to Adam was of the one strain, and undoubtedly that happened to be white--not that white is in any sense superior. All races are equal and beautiful... No one race is any better than the other... Noah's wife and three sons were of that same white strain. But Japheth evidently had married an Oriental woman, and Ham a black.
God originally set the bounds of national borders, intending nations to be SEPARATED to prevent interracial marriage. Notice, When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance [speaking of land or geographical boundaries], when he separated, [notice--he separated] the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people... (Deut. 32:8).
But people wanted to intermarry--until there would be only ONE RACE!
That desire seems still inherent in human nature today!
We know little more than stated above about civilized development prior to the Flood. In Noah's day, the chief cause of the violence and chaos of world conditions was racial hatreds, interracial marriages, and racial violence caused by man's efforts toward integration and amalgamation of races, contrary to God's laws. Just as today....
24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son
of man be.
Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,...
God had set the boundary lines for the nations and the races at the beginning (Deut. 32:8-9; Acts 17:26). But men had refused to remain in the lands to which God had assigned them. That was the cause of the corruption and violence that ended that world. For 100 years Noah had preached God's ways to the people--but they didn't heed. Mankind should have learned its lesson by the Flood, but man cut off from God, and swayed by Satan had not, and has not to this present day.
Today race wars, race hatreds, race riots and race problems are among the world's greatest social troubles. Just as in the days of Noah...
In the days of Noah after the flood wild animals began to multiply faster than man and they became a threat to man. Man began to sin again on the earth and needed protection from the wild animals and protection against God.... They wanted to sin and not to have to worry about another flood to destroy them...
Nimrod, the son of Cush, was a large, powerfully built black man who developed into a great hunter. Nimrod built a city of houses and surrounded this city with a high wall and gathered the people therein. Thus the people were protected and Nimrod was able to rule over them. This arrangement was agreeable to the people for They said...let us build us a city and...make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad (Gen. 11:4).
The people not only protected themselves from the wild animals by building a walled city but also established authority of their own--let us make us a name. This was to be a central place of mankind's authority--the necessity of their obedience to God was not going to be recognized! Nimrod was their leader. Also they built a tower whose top was to reach unto heaven. The Tower of Babel... With a tower this high they could do as they wished--disobey God and still be safe from his punishment which had drowned the inhabitants of the earth before. This was mankind's first act of open rebellion against God after the Flood--they thought they had placed themselves out of God's reach if they wished to disobey him. They, like Satan, thought that if they could ascend above the heights of the clouds, they could be like the most High (Isa. 14:14). Cush, Nimrod's father, also had much to do with the building of this tower and city (The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop, page 26).
These people were not only of one language, they were of three races or families--white, yellow and black. Just as God created varieties in many species of flowers and of animals--for example, many varieties and colors of roses--for greater beauty, so God created the three races and colors of human skin.......
to prevent racial intermarriages. But man has always wanted to violate
God's laws, intentions and ways. They wanted to become one race or
family through intermarriage of races. As mentioned before, God had set
the bounds of the races, providing for geographical segregation, in
peace and harmony but without discrimination. But the people wanted to
be of one amalgamated people. One purpose for the tower of Babel was to
unite them, and to prevent them from being scattered in racial
They built the tower, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth in geographical segregation (Gen. 11:4). But God looked upon their building of the tower and said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do (Gen. 11:6).
What has mankind imagined to do? By this twentieth century man has gone into outer space, flown to the moon and back, Took pictures of Mars, invented and produced the most intricate machines, computerized instruments, transplanted hearts, cloning human beings, and even almost producing life from dead matter. The human mind's capacity for material accomplishment seems unlimited. But his problems are not material, but spiritual. And before them he is still helpless without God.
So God confounded their languages and scattered them abroad...upon the face of all the earth (Gen. 11:8).
survivors of the great Flood on earth composed the one family, that of
Noah. It consisted of Noah, his wife, their three sons Shem, Ham and
Japheth and their wives. The whole human population came from that one
The Bible speaks of three worlds--the world that then was being overflowed with water, this present evil world, and the world to come.
As the flood waters evaporated the whole earth consisted of the one family of Noah. But Shem, who was white and married to a white woman, started his own family. Ham, married to a black woman, had black children and began his own family. Japheth, married to a yellow woman, started his own family, which were of yellow extraction. The early history recorded in the Bible speaks of families, rather than races.
At the incident of the tower of Babel, God divided the speech of the people so that they were able to communicate each one only in his new and different language.
And so as time passed, the families grew, each family speaking its own language. God had intended geographical segregation, not integration of races.
What of the nation Israel as a whole? They, despite their favorable heredity, failed utterly to qualify. When God put the proposal of their formation as his nation before them, they replied, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do (Ex. 19:8). But they utterly broke their word and rebelled. They were in a husband-and-wife relation with the Lord God. But the Lord said later of them: Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the Lord (Jer. 3:20).
Israel under Moses was ONE RACE--very little interracial marriage had
marred their racial nationality. The Promised Land was then called
Canaan. Canaanites, racially dark, had settled in the land. But God had
given this land to the racial descendants of Abraham BY PROMISE! It did
not belong to the Canaanites or other races settled there. When God
moved his two million-plus Israelites in there, he commanded them
through Moses: .... .Numbers 33:51-53 Speak unto the children of
Israel, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan into the land
of Canaan; 52 Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land
from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their
molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places: 53 And ye
shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I
have given you the land to possess it......
... verse 55... But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.
56 Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.
The nation of Israel as you know if you understand did not drive out all before them.... And now look at us.... The Great U.S.A........ See the link to learn about the The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. If you understand..... Then you know the House of Israel consist of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel are the U.S.A., Great Britain, Australia, etc., and the House of Judah consist of Jews and are the Jewish people of today. And as you see Israel (U.S.A.) did not drive out all before them (The Indians).... and America is giving their land away to the foreigners as they stand by and watch ... the Gentiles.
DID IT EVER STRIKE you as most unusual that the Great God should have raise up the ancient nation Israel to be his chosen people? Consider these seemingly paradoxical facts: God says he is not a respecter of persons. Is he, then, a respecter of nations? Does he have a favorite? Did you ever realize that God denied his chosen people salvation--save only their prophets? That the chosen nation was given only material and national promises--that God's Holy Spirit was inaccessible to them? Did it ever occur to you that the Holy Bible is the book of and concerning only that one people Israel? And that other nations are mentioned only if and as they came into contact with Israel?
Duality in Prophecy
One cannot understand the real purpose and incredible potential of man without this vital knowledge. Supreme Master Plan The Creator God is reproducing himself in and through man! God's ultimate transcendent PURPOSE is breathtaking beyond words. The establishment of the ancient nation Israel is an integral part of the supreme master plan. Seven generations after the Flood, the Eternal found a man who would obey him. His name was Abram. This man was to become a type of God the Father. It was from him that the nation Israel descended. Through this nation God raised up his prophets, and in due time God's own Son, Jesus Christ. Man of Destiny Abram, as he was originally named, was not seeking God. But God chose to call and test Abram. This ancient patriarch, later in Scripture, is called the father of the faithful. God was calling him for a very special purpose. That purpose was not to give him salvation or get him into heaven. God was calling him because he had seen in this man the potentialities of obedience to God and of leadership.
The principle of duality is interwoven all through the workings of God in fulfilling this great purpose through humanity on earth. There was the physical congregation of Israel under tho Old Testament and the spiritual Church of God under the New Testament. The word church as originally written in the Greek of the New Testament was ekklesia, which means called-out-ones. As Israel of the Old Testament was the physical forerunner and type of the Church of the New Testament so God now called out the progenitor of the nation Israel from Satan's world. Abraham later regarded himself as a stranger, a sojourner and a pilgrim in the earth. This was not his world: These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
God established this man [Abram], whose name he later changed to Abraham, as the father of his nation, Israel! To Abraham and his descendants were all the promises of God made. And we must become like Abraham, and through Christ, one of his children, if we are to inherit the promise of eternal life in God's kingdom. Of his peculiar flesh-born nation, Israel, the Eternal said: This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise (Isa. 43:21).
Few have realized the promises to Abraham were Dual Promises .... but a duality runs all the way through the plan of God in working out his purpose here below. There was the first Adam, material and carnal; and there is Christ, the second Adam, spiritual and divine. There was the Old Covenant, purely material and temporal; and there is the New Covenant, spiritual and eternal. God made man mortal, physical, of the dust of the ground and of the human kingdom; but through Christ he may be begotten of God to become immortal, spiritual and of the kingdom of God. And in like manner there were two phases to the promised God made to Abraham--the one purely material and national; the other spiritual and individual. The spiritual promise of the Messiah, and of salvation through him, is well known by the most superficial Bible students to have been recieved through the Jewish people. But the National material wealth... the physical part of the promise was received by the nation Israel.....The U.S.A. and Great Britain.... through Israel's grandsons... Joseph's son's... Manassah and Ephraim... Again see link about this great promise The Lost Ten Tribes Of Israel. ...Gen.12:1-3
The only hope of life after death for anyone--regardless of race, color or creed--is dependent on the spiritual phase of these promises to Abraham--the promise of grace through the one seed --Christ the Messiah!
After 430 years, God raised up his nation Israel--descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whose name God changed to Israel. To lead these people out of Egyptian slavery and to the Promised Land, God called Moses. By this time the Israelites had again inter married with the Egyptians and if God had not intervened at that time the race would have eventually died out... interwoven with Egyptian blood. Moses was not seeking God. But God had caused Moses to be trained specifically for this commission by having him reared as a prince in the palace of the Egyptian pharaoh. So now again, after Moses had been specially trained for leadership, God called him out of the world to lead the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob out of Egyptian slavery.
WHY did God raise up this special Hebrew nation as the chosen people? WHY, when God never made accessible to them his Holy Spirit? One point to notice here. The probability is that these people were all--or nearly all--of the white racial strain, unchanged since creation. After Jacob and his sons and families had come into Egypt at Joseph's behest, they were kept in the locale of Goshen--geographically separated from the Egyptians, marrying among themselves. In this connection, go back momentarily to Abraham. He prevented his son Isaac from intermarrying among the dark Canaanites then in the land. He sent his chief servant to his own family and racial people to find a wife for Isaac. Abraham said, ...thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell (Gen. 24:3).
The next generation, Jacob married Leah and Rachel, daughters of Laban, nephew of Abraham, who lived in the land of Haran, brother of Abraham. The whole community of Haran, where Laban lived, was of the same family ancestry as Abraham. Jacob had six sons by Leah, two from Rachel--all of the same original racial stock, and two each from the maids of Rachel and Leah--12 in all. Even the maids of Leah and Rachel undoubtedly were of pure Hebrew stock. These 12 became the progenitors of the 12 tribes of the nation Israel.
In Egypt God had caused their release from slavery by a series of supernatural plagues. Now God caused the waters of the Red Sea to roll back to form a watery WALL on either side, with a wide path on the dry sea floor between. The Israelites walked on through. On the opposite side they looked back and saw the Egyptians entering the seafloor path. When the Egyptians were all within the seawall passage, God allowed the waters to flow back, drowning the Egyptian army.
In due time the Israelites pitched tents at the foot of Mount Sinai. God did not make them his nation, under his theocratic rule, without their consent. Through Moses, God put to them his proposition. If they would obey his laws of HIS GOVERNMENT, he would prosper them, and make them the wealthiest and most powerful of nations. Yet God's birthright PROMISES were of a national and material nature--no spiritual salvation. The people agreed. Thus they became God's chosen nation.
God's purpose for them had a definite relation to preparing for the ultimate KINGDOM OF GOD--when the GOVERNMENT OF GOD would be reestablished over all the earth, and spiritual salvation would be offered to ALL! Undoubtedly, one reason was to preserve the original physical racial strain. But there was much more. Nations had developed knowledge. Mankind was limited, after Adam's rebellion, to the acquisition of physical and material knowledge. But, like educated men and scientists today, they were saying, Give us sufficient knowledge, and we will solve all problems and eradicate all evils--we will create utopia!
Just as today man thinks he can control terrorism..... and just as in the days of Noah... Nimrod...
The nation Israel would be his guinea pig to demonstrate that fact. God had chosen a nation of almost perfect original strain in its generations--its ancestry. Also they had the quality heredity of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel). So God entered into a covenant with them, making them HIS NATION. It also represented a MARRIAGE covenant, with Israel the wife, promising obedience to her husband--GOD. It was the physical type of the yet-to-come spiritual NEW COVENANT.
The Israelites was a people of almost clear racial strain, and the God believing heredity of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. Two requisites make a human whatever he becomes in life: heredity and environment. Heredity involves what has been inherited by birth in such areas as health, intelligence and character tendencies. Environment includes all external influences and self-determined motivations--whether good or evil. Heredity--if of good and high quality--may start one off at an advantage. An inspiring environment, uplifting influences and right self-motivation may further improvement. Such environment may turn one of inferior heredity into a real success in life. But a discouraging environment, evil influences and misguided self-motivation may turn one of excellent heredity into failure and an evil nature.
God started his chosen nation off--even though brought out of slavery--with all the natural advantages of a superior heredity. God pulled them out of slavery and gave them a new and fresh start. One might say they had everything God-given going for them. They were to teach other races God's laws and they failed miserably.
Racially--Nationally--Religiously Separate It's time we UNDERSTAND THIS! This nation Israel was GOD'S NATION. But they were a physical, not a spiritual nation. Yet God gave them HIS Church, as well as national government and religion. GOD INTENDED TO KEEP THEM PHYSICALLY SEPARATE from other nations--both nationally (racially) and religiously. For them to intermarry with other races would result in two things: It would interbreed them into other races, and mix them into other idolatrous religions! The Israelites DID NOT OBEY GOD
Much later, after the captivities of both Israel and Judah, God sent a colony of Jews from the Judahite slave population in Babylon back to Jerusalem under Zerubbabel as governor of the colony, to build the second Temple. Among this colony were the prophets Ezra and Nehemiah. Against God's command, the people of the colony began to intermarry with Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites and other races, so that the holy seed [racially pure, for they had not the Holy Spirit] have mingled themselves with the people of those lands... (Ezra 9:2). The prophet Ezra was ANGRY! He stood up before the congregation and said: Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel. Now therefore...separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives (Ezra 10:10-11). Jesus Christ was born of the tribe of Judah, and it was necessary that HE be of the original pure racial strain, even as Noah was.