Sunday, September 22, 2013

The First Man (Adam) was Black

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. – Luke 8:17  KJV

God created the first man (Genesis 1:26).  The word “man” in the Hebrew is the word Adam which means ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).  In addition, Adam means red which is to show blood (in the face), that is, flush or turn rosy.  Adam was the name of the first man.  But, it was not just a name; it identified what and who he was. 

God made Adam in His image and after His likeness (Genesis 1:26).  The word “image” in the Hebrew is the word tselem which means to shade; a phantom, that is, (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence a representative figure, especially an idol.  The word “likeness” in the Hebrew is the word demuth which means resemblance; concretely model, shape; adverbially like: - fashion, like (-ness, as), manner, similitude.

And hath made of ONE blood ALL nations of MEN for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; -- Acts 17:26  KJV

According to Acts 17:26, God made from one blood all nations of men.  Adam was the first man and from Adam all nations of men were made.  The word “blood” in the Greek is the word aima which means derivation; blood, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specifically (the atoning blood of Christ); by implication bloodshed, also kindred: - blood.  It is my belief that there was a play on words in the phrase “blood, literally (of men or animals)” as regarding the origin of the white man and the black man.  According to our school curriculum, the origin of the white man originated from the “blood of men” and the origin of the black man originated from the “blood of animals.”  But, the verse says, ALL nations of men which includes the black man also.  Therefore, black men, white men, and every color of man in between came out of Adam.  

Just a side note, God made everything to produce after its own kind.  So, humans produce humans, cats produce cats, dogs produce dogs, and so on.  But, a human and an animal together cannot produce offspring.

The one-drop rule is a historical colloquial term in the United States for the social classification as Negro of individuals with any African ancestry; meaning any person with "one drop of Negro blood" was considered black. The principle of "invisible blackness" was an example of hypodescent, the automatic assignment of children of a mixed union between different socioeconomic or ethnic groups to the group with the lower status.  See One Drop Rule

According to the One Drop Rule, all people are black people.  The black man is a descendant of Adam which means that Adam was a black man.  If Adam was a black man then all his descendants are black people.  It does not matter what color your skin is, you are a descendant of a black man.  If Adam was a black man and he was made in the image and after the likeness of God then God is black which is why scripture describes Him as a black man (see Daniel 7:9 and Revelation 1:14-15).

In summary, the black man descended from the first man (Adam).  Therefore, Adam was a black man from which all nations of men descended with different shades or hues of black skin color ranging from white to black.  Adam was made in the image and after the likeness of God.  Therefore, God is black which is why scripture describes Him as having hair like wool and feet the color of brass as written in the KJV bible.  The word “brass” in the Greek means burnished copper.  Jesus was probably the skin color of a reddish brown copper coin.  See chart: US0001 Lincoln Wheat Copper Color Scale

A good article to read about the color of copper coins is Grading the Color of Copper Coins


King James Version Bible
Genesis 1:26
Daniel 7:9
Luke 8:17
Acts 17:26
Revelation 1:14-15

Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
By James Strong
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