Q. All mankind descended from Adam, or in fact Noah’s family. How did they change so radically into completely different colour and appearances? How did they travel from the Middle East to places like China, Iceland and Australia in a relatively short time?
A. “Through faith we understand ….” Heb 11:3. The explanation given by God’s Word is true and totally dependable, despite what anyone else says. The Bible gives the authoritative account of our origin. Here is what it says on the subject:
Gen 3:20And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. This verse is conclusive; it declares that Eve is the source of every living person on earth, irrespective of colour or physical differences. It also asserts that Eve was Adam’s wife, and implies that Adam was the father of all human beings. V21 confirms this and states that Adam was the first man and all others followed after him. The idea that some people may have lived prior to Adam or at the same time as Adam is not Scriptural and therefore not true.
1 Cor 15:45And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a life-giving spirit.
Paul sets his seal on this Biblical truth by stating on Mars Hill in Acts 17:26,(God) has made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
Where do the differences come from then?
Again the Bible answers this question by telling us that at the Tower of Babel, built shortly after Noah’s flood, God changed the languages. From that time onwards, humans kept to their own language groups and moved away from each other, spreading to the various parts of the earth. Exploration and conquering lands was the order of the day, and in this way people moved in a relatively short space of time to the furthermost parts of the earth. This isolated gene pools in people, and exaggerated the genetic differences, such as skin pigmentation and physical differences like the eye shape of Eastern people.
Recent advances in true Science have enabled Scientists to prove genetically, beyond any shadow of doubt, that the Biblical record stated above is correct. For further reading on this subject have a look at http://www.answersingenesis.org/Hom…ook/races18.asp