Biblical perspective on interracial dating

by  |  18-Mar-2014 18:36

Did God warn them to not intermix with or marry anyone of another nation (Egyptians, Philistines, Hittites, Amorites, etc.) in order to maintain this purity?

This short article will examine a few of the assumptions and conclusions made by those who firmly believe God does not approve of interracial "mixing." Perhaps the greatest assumption made by those who thunder that interracial dating is wrong is that the Israelites had a "pure" heredity which God wanted them to maintain.

In America, as we continue to see the influx of people from all different cultures, who have all different colors of skin, it is imperative that we search the Scriptures so see how we should live.

Actually, the prohibitions were not strictly against Jewish-Gentile marriages as racial mixture, but against believer-unbeliever marriages (cf. Solomon was judged for marrying, not simply foreign women, but foreign women who believed in false gods.

The beauty of God's judgment is that he is “no respecter of persons” (Acts ), and thus we are to judge the same way (1 Timothy ; James ).

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