RACIAL MOUNTAINS TO CLIMB
By Pastor Dan Gayman
May I dare throw out a challenge to you? If you profess to be a Christian, by definition one who believes the Bible, and if you are a truth seeker determined to stand before God on Judgment Day with a clear conscience, you are the very person that needs to be challenged. Outside the realm of salvation and the spiritual state of your soul, the most important biblical topic is race, one that is verboten in most Christian circles. People avoid this subject as though it were the plague. But if you seek truth, you desperately need to scale some biblical mountains on this subject. If you love God and cherish your family heritage, as well as the heritage of your posterity for generations to come, you seriously need to scale the summit of racial truth.
Pastor Dan Gayman
At some point, most everyone has witnessed the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains, a lengthy, twisting, spine of mountains that stretches from the top of North America and as far west as Alaska to Central New Mexico, reaching its climax in Colorado. In fact, Colorado boasts more land above 10,000 feet elevation than any other state in the union. The most significant geographic feature of the Rockies is the Continental Divide, a long ridge that divides the Atlantic and the Pacific watersheds. Amongst the majestic Rockies, Colorado offers over 50 distinct mountain ranges, 830 summits over 11,000 feet, and 55 lofty peaks that scrape the sky above 14,000 feet—that’s two and a half vertical miles above sea level. These 55 Colorado peaks usually called the Fourteeners, range from the 14,001-foot Sunshine Peak to the boulder-strewn summit of the 14,433-foot Mount Elbert, high on the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range. Some of you have traveled to a number of these majestic mountains, while others have even climbed to the summit and viewed the breathtaking Colorado skyline.
Today I want you to think about a different kind of mountain climbing. Several profound mountain peaks in the Bible beckon you to scale them. Yes, scaling spiritual mountains of truth can be just as difficult as climbing the highest peaks. But unless you do so, reach the summit, and find complete resolution in your mind about the subject of racial heritage, you most likely will end up selling your family’s birthright, just as Esau sold his.
In former years, the subject of racial heritage was essential to every Bible student’s storehouse of knowledge. No professing Christian would dare remain in ignorance on this crucial topic. Unfortunately, millions of professing Christians and their shepherds are ignorant regarding this topic, and vast numbers of them are petrified at even broaching the topic of race. At one time in America, the subjects of family heritage and race were not so important because we were mostly a homogenous nation of White people sharing a common Northern European racial history. But 21st Century America is awash in multiculturalism. Mixing of the races has produced a serious challenge to preserving our European racial genetics, where we are now at the point of critical mass. If you are not absolutely convicted and armed with biblical and historical knowledge regarding the subject of race, you will be sucked into the vortex of the multicultural tsunami now moving like a tidal wave across America.
“White Guilt” assaults us all. Growing numbers of White people have become so timid about their place in the racial stratum that they have been cowered into silence. Political correctness has placed the White population into a position of reverse discrimination. Whites are not allowed to defend themselves without being charged with racism, bigotry, or something even worse. However, a growing sense of intense, latent frustration is burgeoning in the hearts and minds of millions of Whites, which many believe they demonstrated in the presidential election of 2016.
Friends, consider this lesson to be a rescue mission. This study should be viewed as a spiritual life raft designed to keep you from selling your racial birthright. If you are ready to begin the climb to the first racial mountain peak, let us proceed.
All racial truth begins with God and His Word, the only plausible reference point for truth. The Genesis Record is the foundation for understanding racial truth; thus, the foundation established in Genesis endures throughout the Old Testament and to the very end of the New Testament. All the mountain peaks on race that we will attempt to scale begin their ascent in Genesis. Because there are several of these peaks that need to be scaled, we shall endeavor to climb them as rapidly as possible. A biblical ground rule necessary to understand the topic and assist our ascent follow: the number one ground rule is that one should not read into the Bible anything that is not there. For example, the origin of the Mongoloid race or any Asian race is simply not in the Bible—not because God did not create them, love them, or have a destiny for them to fulfill. Rather, the Bible simply was not written to or about these people. So it goes with other distinctive and separately created races on the earth. Each of them bears the original design of the Creator, and all of them have a definite purpose and destiny to fulfill. But the Bible is not their history.
The first racial mountain is Mt. Adam. From the summit of this racial peak, the entire landscape of the Bible can be observed. This mountain peak begins in Genesis 1:26: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” The word man in Genesis 1:26 is from the Hebrew root words #119 and #120 in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, and are adam, aw-dawm’; from #119; ruddy, i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.): #119: Adam, aw-dam’; to show blood (in the face), i.e. flush or turn rosy: be (dyed, made) red (ruddy).
From this concise verse we can deduce the following:
Having announced His intention to create Aw-dawm man in Genesis 1:26, that the ever-living, triune God did so as is recorded in Genesis 1:27: “So God created (Bara, baw-raw’ a prime root meaning to create) man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” From this statement we can deduce the following:
Having created all the souls of Adam kind creation, male and female, the Creator set forth the schematic DNA for all these souls. Each of these is programmed with all the necessary traits, genes, and DNA to accomplish their work of dominion. “And God blessed them (all the souls, both male and female of the Aw-dawm creation), and God said unto them (programmed each soul), Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish (Hebrew for ‘fill up’) the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:28). From this creative statement we can make the following deductions:
Genesis informs us in verse five that there was not a man to till or cultivate the earth. This necessitated the formation of the first physical body to inhabit a previously created soul: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” The implanted spirit was placed into the body of dust, and this spirit was the breath of life. It is the spirit that gives God consciousness to Adam man. The soul implanted into this physical body was made a living soul, meaning it gained self-existence.
The English word formed in Genesis 2:7 is from the Hebrew Yatsar, meaning to “mold into a form from a substance already in existence.” The dust from which the physical body of the first man was formed was already in existence. God used no new energy or matter in this formation.
Adam—A Covenant Man
“And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2:8-9). What can we deduce from this passage?
“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat ofit: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:15-17).
1) From this passage, we learn that Jehovah entered a covenant with Adam man, whom He had formed and placed into the garden eastward in Eden.
The Bible was written to chronicle the history of Adam kind, particularly one branch of this creation, namely Abraham’s. The Bible states, “This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created” (Genesis 5:1-2). From these verses we deduce the following:
1) The Bible clearly states that it is the record of Adam kind alone. It should be no mystery, then, why the historical record of other races is not chronicled in the Bible. If you were to write your own family history, would you include all the other people living in your community? No. And neither did our holy and sovereign God. He did not include all the other races that He formed before Adam kind.
2) Genesis 5:1-2 summarizes both Genesis 1:26-27 and 2:5-7, demonstrating that the man of Genesis 1:26-27 and the man of Genesis 2:7 are one and the same—Adam kind.
3) The Bible is the historical record of all the peoples, nations, and cultures that sprang from Adam kind, and one specific branch of people from the loins of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in subsequent biblical record will be particularized.
4) From the panoramic view of Adam kind, one can envision the total landscape of the peoples, nations, and cultures of the Bible. Not all of the races on earth are encompassed within the biblical record. This does not imply that they have no purpose or destiny from God. They all were created in the original design of the Creator. Each of them as to form and function is filling his own destiny. Every part of God’s creation was found to be very good (Genesis 1:31). There is nothing that does not have God’s favor and creation grace, including all the diverse races. Having said that, we must underscore the fact that Adam kind creation is the exclusive racial body in the Genesis narrative.
5) The first man (Adam) and the first woman (Eve), both sharing the same DNA from Adam’s racial lineage, are the progenitors of the Caucasian race alone. It would be biologically impossible and beyond human reason to believe that within the DNA of Adam and the woman taken from his side, all the distinct races of the earth descended. This would require a full acceptance of Evolutionary Humanism, which no biblical Christian ever could.
The second racial mountain that all students of Scripture must scale is Mt. Noah. This towering mountain of truth should not be overlooked or diminished in any way. Noah is the progenitor of three sons, all of them Caucasian by race and each of them carefully documented with their respective descendants in Genesis 10, often referred to as the Table of Nations. It is common for uninformed believers to assume that from each of the three sons of Noah all of the three primary races of the earth descended.
But believing that from Noah’s loins came the DNA for all the various distinct races requires a leap into the darkness of Evolutionary Humanism. It is a biological impossibility and would make null and void the first law of God and of nature, that is, the law of kind after his kind, enumerated ten times in Genesis one. The Bible leaves no wiggle room on this point.
The Word of God (Genesis 6:9) makes this important declaration regarding Noah: “These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” Let us examine this important announcement. Noah was a just man, meaning that Noah was a justified man, sanctified unto God in his personal life, one who lived in a state of righteousness as Old Testament man was concerned. Notice also that Noah is said to have been “perfect in his generations.” The English word perfect is from the Hebrew word tamin and means to be without blemish regarding breed, pedigree, or bloodline.
Noah was the tenth generation in a covenant line going back through Lamach, Methuselah, Enoch, Jared, Mahalaleel, Cainan, Enos, Seth, and Adam. Noah’s blood pedigree was declared to be without blemish. His lineage is specifically listed in Genesis 5, and there can be compromise on this point. Moreover, the Genesis Record declares that “Noah walked with God.” Noah was in full communion with His Creator. He was a justified man and perfect regarding blood pedigree. He had close communion with his Creator.
To even imply that Noah was the progenitor of all the races that appeared on earth in the aftermath of the Genesis Flood is not only absurd, but is also biologically impossible and a stretch that no reasonable person could possibly make. The three sons descended from Noah, Japheth, Ham, and Shem, and their offspring are all carefully chronicled in Genesis 10. The historical records of both the Bible and secular history can follow the historical tracts left by all of the various Caucasian descendants and the nations and culture into which they developed. There is no mystery regarding the racial identification of Shem, Ham, or Japheth and their respective offspring. Their biblical and secular footprints are first established in Genesis 10 and not only thereafter in the Bible, but also in the secular historical records available for all to see.
The idea that Noah is the progenitor of all the primary races following the Genesis Flood is the attempt of many theologians and their alleged science professors to compromise the biblical record with evolutionary humanism. Biblical Christians can study the Genesis record, complimented by secular history, and know that from the summit of Mt. Noah, the racial landscape of the Bible is quite discernable.
All the peoples named in Scripture from Noah and his sons forward chronicle their descendants alone. Japheth, Ham, and Shem were all Caucasian by race and all of the racial streams that issued from their DNA only. From Shem, one of Noah’s son’s, continued the covenant lineage that began in Adam and continued to the Messiah Jesus Christ and the multitudes of people whom He came to redeem. This history is carefully chronicled in the covenantal lineage that can be traced from Adam to Noah and from Noah through to Shem, Arphaxad, Salah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah, and finally to Abram (Abraham), the primary subject of our next racial mountain climb.
Beginning in Genesis 12:1, Abram (Abraham) and his family descended through Isaac, Jacob-Israel, and the twelve tribes. They grew into a multitude numbering into the tens of millions of people and are the primary subject people of the Bible. From Genesis 12:1 to the maps at the conclusion of the New Testament, the Bible is the story of one man’s family: Abraham’s. He became the father of eight sons born from the wombs of three different women: Sarah, Hagar, and Keturah. Only one of these sons, Isaac, the child of promise, became heir to the unconditional covenant of promise that Jehovah made with Abraham. Regarding Abraham’s offspring, the New Testament records these words: “Neither because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but In Isaac shall thy seed be called.” That the covenant seed of Abraham was to issue from Isaac, the child of the promise, is confirmed in Genesis 21:12 and again in Romans 9:7 and Hebrews 11:18.
The first son Abraham fathered was Ishmael, born from the womb of Hagar, an Egyptian woman. Isaac, born from the womb of the aged Sarah, was heir to the Abrahamic covenant. Abraham later fathered six sons from Keturah: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah each became the progenitor of a large number of people. But they, like Ishmael, were never included in the covenantal lineage of Abraham. Inspired Scripture expresses it this way: “That is, they which are the children of the flesh, (Ishmael, and the six sons born from Keturah) are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated” (Romans 9:8-12).
Scripture carefully chronicles the covenantal lineage through which the Messiah (the anointed Christ) was to come. From this lineage, Jesus arrives as a Kinsman Redeemer to save His covenant people, heirs of the promise made to Abraham and confirmed in Isaac and Jacob-Israel. Consider how selectively Scripture sorts out the covenant lineage through which the Messiah and the family of people He came to redeem descended. The covenant line, consisting of ten generations from Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah, are sorted from the remainder of the Adamic family of people (Genesis 5).
Beginning in Genesis 12:1 and ending in Revelation 22, the Bible is the story of the salvation of the family of Abraham. These countless millions of people constitute the “star seed” of Abraham (Genesis 15:5), in contrast to the “sand seed” of Abraham, found in the multiplied millions descended from Ishmael and the six sons Abraham fathered through Keturah. The children of Isaac, the children of the promise and heirs to the Abrahamic Covenant, are the people through whom the Messiah came. This vast, countless multitude became the object of God’s eternal love and salvation by providing them with a Kinsman Redeemer!
These are the sheep people of Scripture, in stark contrast to the goats, swine, dogs, and other peoples outlined in God’s Word.