Item description for One Blood: The Biblical Answer to Racism by Ken Ham, Carl Wieland & Don Batten...
Overview In this ground-breaking book, you will read, perhaps for the first time, about racism's evolutionary connections and the powerful answer from Genesis. For a real solution to ethnic hatred, read this book. You'll see this explosive debate in a whole new, startling light.
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Studio: Master Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2000
Publisher New Leaf Press/Master Books
ISBN 0890512760 ISBN13 9780890512760
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More About Ken Ham, Carl Wieland & Don Batten
Ken Ham is the president/CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis - U.S. and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America. Ken's emphasis is on the relevance and authority of the book of Genesis and how compromise on Genesis has opened a dangerous door regarding how the culture and church view biblical authority. His Australian accent, keen sense of humor, captivating stories, and exceptional PowerPoint illustrations have made him one of North America's most effective Christian communicators.
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Faulty Premise Mar 18, 2007
The whole premise of the book is flawed because the concept of race was never based on genetic theories to begin with so one cannot use genetic facts and theories to invalidate the existance of race. Secondly, racial categorification systems are largely arbitrary, and there are 2 main category systems one based on nationality, and the other based largely on physical appearance and geographical origin.. none of these systems emphasize "genetics"..
So the idea of a "human race" is wrongly meant to imply that the racial categorification systems are based on genetics which they arent.. that's why race is still used today because it's based largely on appearance and for that reason it is very useful..
As an added note racism has actually decreased since Darwin wrote his books, this book would have us believe otherwise. Just because the bible says we all have a recent common ancestor does NOT mean we are all equal. For example creationists claim a all dogs have a common generic dog ancestor that was on Noah's ark does that mean that all dogs are equal? NO! lap dogs are equal to gray wolfs.. So to assume that we should believe all "people groups(races)" (as AIG creationists calls them) are equal based on recent common ancestory is false and doesnt add up. So biblical creationism is NOT a barrier to racism as AIG claims it is.. This book is just another pathetic attempt to demonize evolution..
One Blood: Confronting the Error of Racism Jul 7, 2006
The legacy of evolutionary theory has been around for more than a century, and its destructive influence has continued to make advances, not only in our culture at large, but even in the church. If there has been any change at all, from evolution's inception to the present day, then it might be found in the way in which the church perceives and approaches this contest between evolutionism and creationism. In fact, in many ways the modern church has capitulated to several of the tenants of evolutionary theory without even comprehending that it has done so - and this needs to change. It is this very issue that is addressed in One Blood, The Biblical Answer to Racism, co-authored by Ken Ham, Dr. Carl Wieland & Dr. Don Batten. Their approach to this subject is quite simple: Racism is an invalid ideology because there is no such thing as multiple races. Instead, there is just one race and it is called the human race. Their assessment of this matter is fully developed in the book, but I would simply add here that the English word itself is often misused and misunderstood in our modern culture. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (full edition), the term race refers to "A group of persons, animals, or plants, connected by common descent or origin." Based upon that definition alone, it is better to assert that there is in fact just one race since we all have our "common descent or origin" from one man - Adam. The principle text that guides One Blood is found in Acts 17 where the Apostle Paul preached the Gospel in Athens:
Acts 17:24-26: 24"God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25"Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26"And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings..."
The Lord made from one blood, every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth. Clearly, verse 26 is the focal text of One Blood, and their approach to this subject is overtly biblical. Thus, every aspect of science, history, archeology, and biology is understood in view of the biblical record - not the other way around. Their commitment to inerrancy is therefore refreshing, especially in a world of integrationist "scholars" whose design is to subject the Bible to what they see as modern "science"; but this is not the approach of Ham, Wieland & Batten. One Blood clearly shows that modern day racism has been fueled by Darwinian philosophy. When people in the modern day speak of racism, they are typically referring to the distinction of skin color, however One Blood clearly demonstrates that skin color is a useless and unbiblical distinction.
Overall, I consider this to be a very solid and helpful work. It is also a work that challenges us to consider how we think of other people, and how we might reach out to them with the Gospel. I can tell you right now that if someone ever brings up the subject of racism - it is a wonderful Gospel opportunity (it certainly was an opportunity for the Apostle Paul when he addressed the proud and arrogant Athenians who were convinced of their own supremacy over the rest of mankind). Rather than talking to others about racism, feel free to speak to them about the oneness of the human race, and how it is that we were made from one blood - the blood of the first Adam. This then becomes an opportunity to tell them about the shed blood of the last Adam - the Lord Jesus Christ!
Respectfully presented, Well argued Feb 28, 2006
The science, the timeline, all of it was well put together. Lined up clearly with the truth of Biblical history. Well done! As we went through it with our preteens, it was nice to see science laid out in a clear fashion and not the typical convolution we find in evolution orientated material. The kids understood it well enough to debate each other and come out feeling like they were ready to challenge the circular logic they regularly face. I will be giving this book out as a gift in future holidays.
On Race Feb 26, 2006
All human beings are descended from Noah's sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Shem's descendants are the Semites. Ham's descendants are the Hamites, redheaded peoples like the Egyptians (called the children of Ham - proved to be redheaded by biblical references as well as modern scientific analysis of Ramesses' mummy). Japheth's descendants are connected with the Aryan people(s) of the steppes (Aryans, Cimmerians, Scythians, Sarmatians, etc.).
So I must ask where Mongoloids and Negroids fit in? Semitic peoples are not Mongoloids and the children of Japheth are not black. Where did these groups come from?
Furthermore, I must point out, since the obvious must be stated apparently, that multiracial people who marry multiracial people do not produce "racially pure" people.
In other words, if two redbones or melungeons or what have you decided to have kids, they couldn't have one Caucasoid, one Mongoloid, and one Negroid child. They would have multiracial children. Noah therefore could not have been a mixture of the known races of today.
And finally, to prohibit some silly notion of genetic divergence over time, I must point out that the modern races as we know them have been found to be wholly separate and distinct as far back as 200,000 to 400,000 years ago. Modern groups have changed very little over that long span of time.
Clear and present danger Jul 17, 2005
This book represents a clear and present danger to the evolutionary world view. It presents a consistent and comprehensive account of the real differences between "different races" in a way that takes the Genesis account of creation, fall, global flood, Babel and dispersion seriously.
Modern genetics is also taken seriously. Its teachings reinforce the Biblical model, which may come of a surprise only to those who have not been paying attention to the latest genetics and biblical creationist writings.
This account makes much more sense of the linguistic, cultural and "melanine" differences between different peoples. As the authors say, the Bible never speaks of races. On the contrary, it presents all humans as the descendents of the common ancestors Adam and Eve, and of Noah and his three sons.
The punch line of the book is plain: we are all relatives, and the Gospel of Christ, the Creator, is for all of us, as descendents of the first Adam. The Bible accounts for the origin of the "human family" the Universal Declaration of Human Rights speaks of.
The stories of Hitler and the Jews, of the hunted aborigines and of Ota Benga, the Congo pigmy taken to a New York zoo to share a cage with monkeys, speak eloquently of the dangers of forgetting these important Biblical truths. But even the Christian Churches have many times incurred in serious wrong doing because of their own distorted interpretations ("eixegesis") of the Biblical text, starting with Genesis 1-11.
The problem of humans is not that they are animals, but they are sinners living in a fallen creation. This is a problem that only the Creator himself can fix. And he has done that.
The present book attempts to deconstruct some of the classical misinterpretations that have been used to justify "Christian racism". The solution for this problem not to abandon the clear and present meaning of the text, followed by an attempt to compromise it to modern or post-modern human "wisdom, but a return to a careful literal interpretation of the Bible, as Jesus has taught us to do.