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Real science in the present fits with the biblical view that all people are rather closely related—there is only one “race” biologically.

Some even say that the word race should be abandoned because it’s meaningless.”7 The article went on to say that “we accept the idea of race because it’s a convenient way of putting people into broad categories, frequently to suppress them—the most hideous example was provided by Hitler’s Germany.

And racial prejudice remains common throughout the world.”8 In an article in the summer issue of the Journal of Counseling and Development,9 researchers argue that the term “race” is basically so meaningless that it should be discarded.

Besides, there has been so much mixing of people groups over the years, that it would be impossible for every human being today to trace their lineage back to know for certain which group(s) they are descended from.

We need to understand that the sovereign creator God is in charge of the nations of this world. Some people erroneously claim this verse to mean that people from different nations shouldn’t marry.

Some of these (skin colour, eye shape and so on) became general characteristics of each particular people group.15 Note that the context of makes it clear that the reason for God’s scattering the people over the earth was that they had united in rebellion against God.

Some Christians point to this event in an attempt to provide a basis for their arguments against so-called “inter-racial” marriage.

Personally, because of the influences of Darwinian evolution and the resulting prejudices, I believe everyone (and especially Christians) should abandon the term “race(s).” We could refer instead to the different “people groups” around the world.

The Bible does not even use the word race in reference to people,10 but does describe all human beings as being of “” (1 Corinthians ), this is why the Gospel can be preached to all tribes and nations.

In , we read of the rebellion at the tower of Babel which resulted in people being scattered over the earth.

Because of this dispersion, and the resulting splitting of the gene pool, different cultures formed, with certain features becoming predominant within each group.

They believe that it is implied here that to keep the nations apart, God is declaring that people from different people groups can’t marry.

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