The Duat What Happens After I Die
What is the origin of the races of mankind?
“Adam named his wife Eve, because she was to become the mother of everyone living.”—Genesis 3:20.
WHAT EXPERTS SAY
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) states that “all human beings belong to a single species and are descended from a common stock.”—Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice, 1978.
WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
God created two humans, Adam and Eve, and he said to them: “Be fruitful and become many, fill the earth and subdue it.” (Genesis 1:28) Thus, Adam and Eve came to be the father and mother of all humankind. Later, when a flood wiped out most of the earth’s population, four couples survived—Noah and his wife along with their three sons and their wives. The Bible teaches that all of us descended from Noah’s sons.—Genesis 9:18, 19.
Is any race superior to another?
“[God] made out of one man every nation of men to dwell on the entire surface of the earth.”—Acts 17:26.
WHAT SOME HAVE SAID
During the 20th century, a number of groups adopted racist ideologies. The Nazis, for example, argued that there was a biological basis for beliefs concerning racial superiority. On the other hand, the UNESCO document cited earlier recognized “the essential unity of the human race and consequently the fundamental equality of all human beings and all peoples.”