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From the Archives: Canaan and the Curse

Originally posted in January of 2012. Read Part 1.

So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. 25 Then he said: “Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his brethren.” 26 And he said: “Blessed be the LORD, The God of Shem, And may Canaan be his servant. 27 May God enlarge Japheth, And may he dwell in the tents of Shem; And may Canaan be his servant.” (NKJV, Genesis 9:24–27)

Canaan, son of Ham

By divine inspiration, Noah uttered his first prophecy about Canaan and his descendants: “He said, ‘Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers’” (Gen. 9:25). The observant reader at this point will ask an obvious question: If Ham committed the act, why is his son Canaan cursed? Read more about From the Archives: Canaan and the Curse

The Heresy of Racial Superiority — Confronting the Past, and Confronting the Truth

" many churches, churchmen, and theologians gave sanction to that ideology of racial superiority"

"At times, white superiority was defended by a putrid exegesis of the Bible that claimed a 'curse of Ham' as the explanation of dark skin — an argument that reflects such ignorance of Scripture and such shameful exegesis that it could only be believed by those who were looking for an argument to satisfy their prejudices." Read more about The Heresy of Racial Superiority — Confronting the Past, and Confronting the Truth

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