What exactly is skin color?
Our skin is literally a defense mechanism that is designed to protect us from the harmful climate conditions caused by extreme sun, or in the case of a lack thereof, to allow more vitamin D in. Did you ever notice that people whose ancestors are closer to the equator have a darker brown skin? And as you move farther away from the equator, their ancestors become lighter and lighter? Why is this? Because the skin has adapted to protect the body from the severe heat; and vice versa for those in colder regions. And as the genetic markers are passed on to the offspring through the mating process, so are the physical characteristics of the parents. Like all the other organs of the human body, the skin is the largest organ, and like the others, it is
a wonderful adapting organ, which gets darker in areas of extreme heat as a protection, and gets lighter in areas of lesser heat to allow the body to absorb vitamin D from the sun’s rays vital to our survival.
When people are in the hotter climates the skin becomes a darker brown as a protection from the damaging rays. As they move into areas with less sun, the built in sun blocking shade or darker skin is reduced so that more sun, which is carrying the vitamin D, can get in. Without this process, man would die, because the darker skin is causing a blockage of vitamin D in areas where there is lack of intense sun light.
The way you appear as far as skin color is concerned is nothing more than a defense mechanism that your body is equipped with to help protect you from the sun. That’s it. And contrary to the philosophies of men, your skin color has nothing to do with the idea that you were greater than or lesser than in the pre-mortal; or that it’s the result of the so called curse of Cain or Ham; or even that you’re the blood line of a pure race. The only thing pure in that type of thinking, is that it is purely the work of Satan and not of God. The reality, whether one wishes to accept it or not, is that skin color is a defense mechanism and it’s role in regards to who we were before this life or who we will become after this life is about as significant as to what our shoe size may be.
Thus, there is no such thing as a white person or black person. The word “race” is defined as “a group of persons related by common descent or heredity”. The truth of the matter is that we are one race carrying different shades of brown pigmentation; all of us are the posterity of father Adam and mother Eve. As you observe the human family, we all range from a very dark brown to a very light brown skin tone. And the reason that this is so is because our loving Heavenly Father created an amazing body with the ability to adapt to varying environments for our survival. We are literally one race with different family traditions and cultures.