It may come as a shock to some, but scientific studies, including the National Geographic Genographic Project, show we all came from one set of parents. The Bible has so stated for 2,500 years; but with DNA technology it is a proven fact.
We all came from an area in East Central Africa and migrated – dispersed about the world. Climate, environmental adaptation, and group/tribal intermarriage changed our appearances and cultural norms; but in the end, we all have the same blood types and the same longing for God – however our cultures have developed the original Covenant. Maybe the Biblical Methuselah who lived 900 years was an early example of post-Eden life spans that shortened with intermarriage, just as our purebred domestic animals have far more physical and sometimes psychic problems than “mutts”! Obviously, we’d all be better off to become “mutts” again – healthier, friendlier, and longer living.
I’ve noticed the innate beauty of interracial children. Maybe there’s a gradual coming together of the early pristine ideal that is a real challenge to folks whose whole identity is based on color or ethnicity. We are, after all, having been blessed by the “progressive-hated” Declaration of Independence to have lived with the understanding that “all men are created equal – endowed by their Creator with an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Those “Dead White Men” who founded our country were far from perfect, but continued reliance on “blackness” or “whiteness” ad nauseum is certainly no improvement.
That original covenant by God with Adam and Eve has its seeds in every culture. Why God chose to use the Blood sacrifice of one Virgin-Born Man to fulfill that Covenant, I’ll never know. All I know is Cain slew Abel over a jealousy that still exists today.
Maybe we should all take the time to recognize the Price paid and wish each other a Merry Christmas.
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