Race relations have always been a problem in South Africa. I continue to pray we can put racism aside and grow this nation to a glory never seen before. Nevertheless I have a theory on the skin colour of Adam and Eve.. PS. this is my own view and does not necessarily represent the views of my family, church or even my country.
My theory is that Adam was black, like Seal the singer black, and Eve was white. How did I come to make these assumptions? Well, simple. God created this garden, possibly the most fertile soils you have ever seen were in that garden. We know that the most fertile soils are the Humic soils, dark in colour.
God took of that soil and created Adam, not with beach sand that would have left his skin a lighter shade... and then God took a rib, white in colour, lacking in melanin and made Eve. It's really no wonder she was an easy target of the serpent, she was always underneath the shadows hiding from sun burn, even under the shady tree of knowledge of good and evil. I even have a theory about the language they spoke in the garden, but we will leave that for another day.
What am I on about? Well, the truth is, for us to understand who and what we really are as a human race, we need to understand the 2 Adams and who they really were especially the second Adam. We know that God created Adam and Eve in His image. According to Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
That was the blueprint of mankind, having dominion over the fish, birds and cattle. To me this says your blueprint was to be owners of fishing vessels, airline carriers, great farming enterprises and everything in between and you were created to live forever, without sickness, regardless of your skin colour...
But "sin" entered the world and along with it "curse". We became slaves to sickness and the law and were sold for cheap labour. We killed each other for our differing opinions, skin colour, languages and our resources, we labour for years not enjoying the fruit of our labour until we die and miss the true meaning of life.
Just as you are about to ask if there is hope... we find out about the second Adam. But who is he? The Bible in Philippians 2:5-7 says He is "...Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And then we ask why did the second Adam come? "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive." "And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit". I Corinthians 15:22 & 45
Jesus said to him, “...He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’ John 14:9
This is seriously no cliché "Jesus is the answer for Southern Africa today" Heritage Day Celebrations are already underway and I would like to ask you to consider this:
- · Was Adam black or white? Who knows? Who cares?
- · Was Jesus black or white?
- · God is spirit, and he sent His only begotten Son to die for you and I that our sin might be forgiven us.
The bible says in II Chronicles 7:14 "if My people (Southern Africa) who are called by My name (black or white) will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. It is time to heal and rebuild.
My Peace I give you - Shalom