Biblical perspective interracial dating

I stress “potentially” since often it is assumed that people of different ethnicities are automatically opposites.When engaging the topic of interracial dating, we must recognize that no ethnicity is monolithic.Thankfully, God does not judge humans by mere external appearances.Though humans have a tendency to judge people by how they look, including their skin color, God does not judge us by color; He judges the heart.Here’s how he responds to those who would claim that “cultural differences make interracial marriage wrong because the couple will be incompatible”: 1.We should base ideas of compatibility on the facts of a situation not on the color of the people. There are same-race couples that are less compatible than interracial couples, because the issue is not race but sufficient spiritual union, common conviction, and similar expectations to make the marriage workable. (Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage) With that being said, we know that one of the main things that can really make an interracial relationship/marriage difficult is a disapproving family.

Therefore, people of different races shouldn't marry." The passage being referred to here is 2 Corinthians f.However, the reason for this command was not skin color or ethnicity. The reason God commanded against interracial marriage for the Jews was that people of other races were worshippers of false gods.The Israelites would be led astray from God if they intermarried with idol worshippers, pagans, or heathens. Often they will argue that marriage with foreigners (implying people both of different culture and color) was prohibited throughout the Old Testament. Some people believe that interracial marriages are prohibited in the Scriptures.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?

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