One belief that is common to Catholics, Protestants, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and like religious sects is that God is generic. That is, God is inclusive and not exclusive with respect to all races and racial sub-types. God is, in the end, the God of all. The theory that God is the generic God is not just a modern phenomenon, but has its roots many centuries back.
Modernly, however, it has been increasingly popularized since the Protestant Reformation, the so-called Great Awakenings, and with the modern foreign missions movement. (See The Greatest Deception of Our Time, Book Five.) Is this really important to talk about? Absolutely! Why? Read on.
A Matter of What God Has Ordained
The conclusion about whether the Bible teaches an inclusive or exclusive God is of critical importance because it goes to the heart of authority. More specifically, it defines what and who God has ordained to administer His Kingdom here and now. From the beginning narrative of Genesis 1:26-28, God created Adam (male and female) to rule and subdue. That was God’s ordained purpose for Adam and why He created Adam in His image and likeness. Divinely-ordained authority to manifest God’s Kingdom was given to Adam. That truth was also extended to Adam’s racial family line by the command “be fruitful and multiply.”
The order of authority was God first and then Adamkind. That’s the way God set it up. That was God’s Kingdom order of authority.
The Question of Adam’s Race
So, this begs the question: “Did God create Adam (male and female) as the parents from which all races came forth or were they the parents of only one race among other races?” The answer to this question goes to the origin and heart of whether God is generic or not.
Those who believe in a generic God must first believe that He created all races from one set of parents (Adam). Therefore, all races represent Adamkind, commonly spoken of as all “humankind” or “the human family” or “the family of man.” Not only is this the common belief among “Christian” religious sects, but heartily advocated by Judaism and the political forces of this world system. It is one of the central pillars of the New World Order or New International Monetary Order. Generic “humanity” demands a generic god from a religious worldview.
Contrary to the well-accepted belief in a generic god is the fact that the God of the Bible is exclusive. That is, God has ordained, from the beginning, that He has created and chosen one race among others to be His servant-administrator to manifest His Kingdom. That idea, of course, is hotly contested and denounced as “unbiblical” and “racist” and “White supremacy.” But these are just mindless “name and shame” tactics used when there is no valid theological argument to back up their claim that the God of the Bible is generic. (In God’s Covenant Creation, Book Four, I go into depth on the race issue.) Believers in a generic god have no valid theological or scientific basis to support their claim. It is an unproven presumption that God created all races from Adam and Eve.
The God Who Does Not Change
Be that as it may, the generic god idea still must also be supported by the evidence that the God of the Old Testament changed when we get to the New Testament. It’s pretty well documented that the God of the Old Testament was specifically the God of Israel – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. From Genesis 12 through Malachi, God was consistently represented as the exclusive God of Israel, His chosen Adamic family. In that respect, He was not a generic God.
But somehow, modern religion claims that God changed in the New Testament. He is no longer the exclusive God of Israel, but has become the generic god of all races. Now they say that Jesus the Christ not only taught about the Kingdom, but shed His blood on the cross for the sins of everyone on the planet – Israel included. This, despite the fact that Jesus actually said: “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24). His blood was shed to ratify the New Covenant (Luke 22:20) which was for the house of Israel and the house of Judah (Jeremiah 31:31-33; Hebrews 8:8-10).
And there is not one shred of evidence in the rest of the New Testament to indicate that God changed and now opened up His redemptive work to all the other races. How about the “Gentiles” that were “grafted in”? Glad you asked. Discover the Story of Your Biblical Heritage, Book One, is a great place to get those questions answered.
God said, “For I, the Lord, do not change” (Malachi 3:6) and “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
It’s About Authority
So, what’s the point of all this discussion? God’s Kingdom was ordained from the beginning to be manifested in and through the Adamic race – not many races. The Adamic family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was chosen and redeemed to be His People to bring in His Kingdom of righteousness, justice, order and peace.
Apart from that plan and purpose, His Kingdom cannot be realized here and now.
The generic god is a powerless god. The generic god is a god created in the imagination of men. The generic god is a false god because the idea has zero biblical foundation. The generic god is a gross violation of the first commandment – “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3).
When we are ready and willing to repent of this sin and embrace the True and Living God, then God will begin to work in and through His Covenant People. And this wicked world system we complain so much about will be defeated. Until then, expect the worst.
By Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv