Bible Reading: Gen 9:1-29, John 8:32
Some people in a bid to defend their belief on generational curses go beyond the biblical boundaries, by making a particular race to believe they are under international curse. According to these people they claim that Noah cursed the whole of African people because they are descendants of Ham. But the great question the crusader of this teaching could not answer is: “Did God or Noah curse Ham?”
Josephus was a Jew and a notable first century writer. In his comment on the issue, he argued that Noah refrained from cursing Ham because of his next of Kin and so cursed Ham’s son instead. Robert Bayle, a 17th Century Scientist and theologian wrote a book he entitled. “Experiments and considerations Touching colours”. He argued about the misinterpretation of the scriptures embraced by vulgar writers and men of note of his time. In his work, he challenged the vision of Africans as cursed race. While Wikipedia(free encyclopedia) states that in the original biblical text, Ham himself is not cursed and race or skin colour is never mentioned and as such, it is out of context in the story of Genesis.
– Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
-Where ignorance becomes a master, there is no possibility of peace and fulfillment
I want you to know that God didn’t curse anybody; Noah did. Noah didn’t curse Ham; he cursed his grandson called Canaan (Gen 10:6). Let’s trace the descendant of Canaan (Gen. 10:15-20); Canaan actually ended up populating large portion of the Middle East, that was the promise Land God promised the Israelites. Canaan descendants are cursed descendants of Ham not the descendants of his brother Cush (Black Africans), Mizram (Egypt) and nations West of Egypt (Tanzania, Morocco, Algeria).
Bible declares that you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free (John 8:32). Now that you’ve discovered the truth, the next thing is to remove the load from your head by saying to yourself: “My destiny is not under international curse”