Where do black people come from? Adam and Eve were white people, according to the pictures.

We do not know what the skin colour of Adam was. His name means literally: "red earth". There were no cameras at that time. Thousands of years later, painters tried to paint pictures of Adam and Eve and painted them to look like themselves. The Bible tells us absolutely nothing of the colours of their skins. When God said that he created man according to his image, he meant a being with intelligence, with a free will to serve God and to be able to live in righteousness and holiness (see Genesis 1:26) an d did not refer to skin colour.

But the Bible teaches without doubt that all the nations of the earth are descendents of Adam and Eve (read Acts 17:26). How the differences in the appearance of the nations / the narrow eyes of the Eastern people, the red skins of the American Indians, the black skins of Africans and Indian people of India, the yellow colour of the Chinese and so on came about, we do not know. Anthropologists (scientists who study man) says that the rays of the sun caused excessive pigmentation near the Equator to protect the skins. That is why the people near the North Pole are specially white. This is only a theory. The Bible only speaks about a skin colour in Jeremiah 13:23, but not with contempt.

Some people even ask why the devil is black. The devil has no skin like a human being. He is sometimes painted black because he is the chief of the powers of darkness, against the Light of God. That has got nothing to do with the skin colour of people whatsoever.

Every sinner who comes to Christ honestly finds a new heart whiter than snow (Psalm 51:7). His skin colour is no factor at all.