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and the two shall become one flesh.’” It’s one thing to be theoretically willing to embrace those from other people groups as our brothers and sisters, and perhaps even as our friends.
What if one of believe about those from other people groups—and there are a significant number of Christians (particularly in America) who would claim that such “interracial” marriages directly violate God’s principles in the Bible, and should not be allowed.
The Hebrews were forbidden to marry Canaanites and other pagan peoples (Exodus -16; Deuteronomy 7:1-3).
The reason was because those people worshipped idols, not because of race; the Hebrews, Amorites, Canaanites, etc. The apostle Paul encouraged Christians not to marry unbelievers (2 Corinthians ), but here again, the reason was religious, not racial.
Was Joseph's 'interracial marriage' against the will of God?
God approves of marriage between a man and a woman of different races because all races are equal in his sight. , no matter what race.”—Acts , 35, All humans descended from the first man, Adam, and his wife, Eve, whom the Bible calls “the mother of everyone living.” (Genesis ) For this reason, the Bible says of God: “He made out of one man every nation of men.” (Acts While interracial marriage is perfectly acceptable to God, not all people share his view.
There are a few incidental mentions of race in the Bible (e.g., that Ethiopian's skin was different, Jeremiah ), but there is nothing saying one race is superior to another.
Moses was married to a Cushite (Ethiopian) woman (Numbers 12:1-16), and God was angry with Aaron and Miriam for criticizing that marriage.
But does the Word of God really condemn such mixes?
Is there ultimately any such thing as “interracial marriage”?
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.