Monday, January 18, 2016, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This is a special day set aside to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of a man who worked to secure civil rights for all, especially African-Americans. Maybe you or your kids have this Monday off school. Well, we think it would be a great opportunity to bring your family to the Creation Museum where they will learn a vital message—we’re all one blood!
At Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, we avoid the term races because it implies all people aren’t related. But the Bible makes it clear that we are all “one blood” (Acts 17:26). We’re all descended from Adam and Eve, so every human is related through our first parents who lived just 6,000 years ago.
So why do we look different? Well, the Bible gives us the answer! Shortly after the time of the Flood, mankind gathered together on a plain to build a city and a tower. This was in rebellion to God’s command to Noah and his descendants to fill the Earth. So God judged them by confusing their languages. This forced them to spread out and fill the Earth. Because family groups were separated by language and geography, certain characteristics such as skin shade or eye shape became more pronounced in certain groups. Our differences don’t show that we’re different races. We’re all one race, descended from Adam and Eve.
At the Creation Museum, we don’t say people belong to different “races.” We say people belong to different “people groups” and that the Bible provides the true history for why we look different from other people groups. When kids are taught the true history recorded in God’s Word, they understand that all people are related, so there’s no room for prejudice or racist attitudes.
This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, bring your children to the Creation Museum so they can learn what God’s Word says about racism and how we’re all “one blood.”
Be sure to take advantage of our More Kids Free promotion going on now through June 30, 2016. Buy two adult tickets, get two free to use that day and two more free that you can use anytime or even give to a friend. Rules and restrictions apply.