QUESTION: Ham was cursed or rather, the child Canaan was cursed. Why?
ANSWER: Well, the law given to Adam was broken. This was the law given to all the patriarchs, the law spoken of the attributes of God. The fact remains, that the scripture says Ham discovered his father’s nakedness. It was well known by the patriarchs that to uncover his father’s nakedness was to take his father’s wife. Therefore for this then, Ham or rather the child was cursed in that he would have to serve his brothers (could not be a leader). So for several generations this child and even Ham would have to serve his brothers. But this doesn’t mean that Ham was turned into a Negroid. Nimrod came later in the Ham line. The generations of those cursed had run out. and Nimrod was an Emperor. And Terah, the father of Abraham, was a descendant of Shem and was Prime Minister to Nimrod, the Hamite of his day. So Ham, Shem, and Japhet were as white as could be. The situations which occurred there, made Ham almost ostracized by his brothers.