I had a friend and supporter of IronInk write in asking me to respond to this article;
I will write a few words but the articles I link below completely demolishes the premise of the article in the first link;
We are told by the author of the article of her listening to a pod-cast. She learned from that podcast of;
“Their two-part Episode 19 – in which they discussed National Geographic 2018 article about race being a primarily made-up label with no scientific or genetic basis – reminded me about Acts 17:26.”
So, race has no scientific or genetic basis, per this idiot podcast (a view that is even heard from many if not most pulpits today) and yet the second article linked above clearly demonstrates that when one needs a bone marrow transplant suddenly race is real.
A USA Today article from 2019 also reinforces that idea;
Latinos, for instance, have a 46% chance of finding a match, and blacks have a 23% chance of a match, according to Schatz.
She didn’t know how likely it is to find a multiracial match though the registry, only that the chances are even lower for people like Ailani, whose life now depends on it.”
Look, though it seems painfully obvious, you can’t tell me that “there is no such thing as race,” or that, “race is a social construct,” or that, “race is merely about pigment,” (all jejune drippings we get from modern clergy as well as others) and then turn around and tell me that the genetic realities of race become an obstacle when doing a bone marrow transplant. Clearly, race exists and no amount of denial is going to change that reality.
Further, this also makes it clear that believing that race is real does not make one a Darwinist anymore than believing that “Fudruckers” is the best Burger joint makes one a hamburger. Darwin, and his intellectual heirs may have wrongly obsessed over race, and even made wrong conclusions and theories regarding race, but Darwin did not invent race anymore than Newton invented gravity.
Elsewhere in the first linked article we find,
And when did people start buying into the hideous notion that one race was superior to another?
Superiorities and inferiorities run through all the distinct races. Look at the National Basketball Association (NBA) and you’ll discover by way of observation that Blacks are, generally speaking, superior athletes when compared to other races. Likewise, when one looks at building beautiful civilizations, one discovers that White Christians are, generally speaking, superior at building beautiful civilizations to other races. Secondly, all superiorities of all races in all fields is completely according to the God of the Bibles appointment and sovereignty so that no race should boast as if their superiority is by their genius absent of God’s ordaining decrees.
So, there is nothing hideous in the notion that differing superiorities and inferiorities run through different races.
In conclusion, we quite agree that there is indeed one human race but within that one human race God has, in His providence, created a diversity of races. Further, within the diversity of each race God has, in His providence, ordained a diversity of ethnicities within each race.
This is clearly hinted at in Acts 17:26
26 From one man he made all the nations…
One man… many nations. Keep in mind that nations in the NT understanding means “a descent from a common patriarch.”
God Himself is both One and Many and the creation that fell from His hand is likewise both One and Many. The reality of race is one illustration of the creational One and Many. The different races though descending all from their Father Adam are a portrayal of God’s unity and diversity.
So, remember there is just one race, and all the distinct races God ordained comprise the human race.