Answer dating interracial scripture
In Christ, ethnic and social differences cease to be obstacles to deep, personal, intimate fellowship.Colossians says, “Here” — that is, in the body of Christ — “there is not Greek and Jew” — those are significant physical and religious and ethnic and traditional distinctions — “circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.” So, in the old humanity, the decisive factor in human unity was being created in the image of God.This causes him lots of heartache because he has the desire to marry me.” This question goes very deep with me, because my opposition to interracial marriage was the foundation — at least, the conscious foundation — of my opposition to integration, my opposition to lots of good things and my support for segregation as a teenager in South Carolina when I was growing up.And I think it was the origin of most of my deplorable attitudes towards other races in those days.John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.As a race, however, they are unique and different and have their own culture. He made them uniquely different and intended that these distinctions remain.
My boyfriend really is trying to look at God’s word to see what God teaches on the issue of interracial marriage, he’s listened to many good sermons on the topic, but he still feels ‘in his conscience’ like it may be wrong to marry someone from another ethnic background.The Scripture teaches it is wrong to marry across races.Here is an example from a letter that I got some years ago: “As individuals, they [blacks people] are precious souls for whom Christ died and whom we are to love and seek to win. Because I believe God made the races, separated them, and set the bounds of their habitation (Deuteronomy 32:8; Acts ).4) Finally, there is only one high profile interracial marriage focused on in the Bible that I am aware of — there may be others and I have just missed it — namely, between Moses and the Cushite, a black woman from Africa.And we know she is black because Cush was an area of Africa below Ethiopia and because the very word used for “Cushite” in Numbers 12:1 where this story is being described is the same word used in Jeremiah where it says, “Can an Ethiopian change his skin?