by bonny34 on June 17th, 2008

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What does the Bible say about interracial marriage?

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  • by Père Ubu on December 13th, 2008

    Père Ubu

    God *used to* disapprove of interracial marriage. Now he only disapproves of gay marriage. He keeps getting more tolerant as time goes on and those who believe in him get smarter. :)

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  • by Zebulon on December 14th, 2008

    Zebulon

    Does it even matter?

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  • by LadyLuck on December 13th, 2008

    LadyLuck

    Why would (s)he?

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  • by Amorphous Blob on December 13th, 2008

    Amorphous Blob

    Heavens, no.
    Edited: Y'all please note that the question I answered was "Does God dissaprove of interracial marriage?" - the switching of that question to this one kind of changes the meaning of my answer.

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  • by Demonica on December 14th, 2008

    Demonica

    Your susposed to mixed the races. How else are we gonna get to the end of the story where all races combine and armageddon starts?

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  • by Aquatic Eagle on December 14th, 2008

    Aquatic Eagle

    Probably that you'll go to Hell if you participate in that type of relationship. Everything that feels normal and feels right is a sin. Don't you know that?

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  • by ChuckExAnon on December 14th, 2008

    ChuckExAnon

    Hold on while I ask the Right Reverend Swaggert! Ole Jerry'll know.

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  • by branciforte3241 on December 14th, 2008

    branciforte3241

    Sixty years ago it used to condemned interracial marriage. Many people used the story of Phineas (augmented by Josephus) and some stuff from Revelations to justify the American anti-miscegenation laws which made interracial marriage a felony. In 1883 Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution permitted anti-miscegenation laws. The Biblical arguments were... tenuous at best, but the bigots still used them to justify their positions.

    A famous 1965 Virginia case heard the judge saying this: "Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix."

    Fortunately, we had "activist" judges who saw through that biblical nonsense. Perez v. Sharp in 1948 California, and Loving v. Virginia in the Supreme court in 1967. They ruled despite strong objections among many in the Christian community.

    Now we look back and laugh. What where they thinking, claiming that the Bible was against interracial marriage?!?!

    Sound familiar?

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  • by InGod'dHands on December 14th, 2008

    InGod'dHands

    The Bible states that God is no exceptor of persons. Moses was an Israelite and he married a woman of color to which later, his brother Aaron and his sister Miriam spoke against the wife of Moses and God plagued them with lepresy. That is how God feels about people thinking that they are better than others because of their color...and if he didn't take lightly the attitude of Moses' siblings, God won't take lightly anybody else's mean-spririt attitude. God also did destroy Sodom and Gomorah, two cities that were known for homosexuality. I include this as many assume that God allows everything, when in fact, He expects great things for Humanity

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  • by Bogartbabe78 on December 14th, 2008

    Bogartbabe78

    I know the old testament Jews were only allowed to marry other Jews. It was more about marrying one of the same faith, more then the skin color. Keeping the Jewish race alive. Not mixing with Pagans. (which still happened)

    Which with Christians, its the same one should marry within the faith to be equally yoked/liked minded. To marry a nonbeliever, would cause more problems, and marriage has enough of those as is lol

    To me race in old testement means of heritage, not skin color

    I have heard both sides , saying bible allows and doesn't allow. Each one convicing in their own right. But my conviction is God made us all......and what matters is being equally yoked/like minded...what goes on within, not on the outside. God looks within, where it matters.. while us humans seem to be more preoccupied on what is on the outside.

    But thats my two cents, if its worth that lol

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  • by Esperanza on December 13th, 2008

    Esperanza

    Why would anyone? If you are a Christian you'll believe that everyone is equal. And, even if you are not religious, then you can agree that interracial marriage has nothing to do with love, happiness and fulfillment.

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  • by DueceGod - doGeceuD on December 13th, 2008

    DueceGod - doGeceuD

    I havent seen any evidence of God being racist.

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  • by GeorgeObama on December 13th, 2008

    GeorgeObama

    Not my God!!!

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  • by three cousins from the 313 on December 13th, 2008

    three cousins from the 313

    Maybe people who like to turn god's word into racism do but not the real god!

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  • by angelzz on June 17th, 2008

    angelzz

    The Old Testament law commanded the Israelites not to engage in interracial marriage (Deuteronomy 7:3-4). The reason for this is that the Israelites would be led astray from God if they intermarried with idol worshippers, pagans, or heathens. A similar principle is laid out in the New Testament, but at a much different level: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14). Just as the Israelites (believers in the one true God) were commanded not to marry nonbelievers, so Christians (believers in the one true God) are commanded not to marry unbelievers. To answer this question specifically, no, the Bible does not say that interracial marriage is wrong.

    A person should be judged by his or her character, not by skin color. All of us should be careful not to show favoritism to some, nor be prejudiced or racial to others (James 2:1-10, see especially verses 1 and 9). A Christian man or woman's standard for selecting a mate should always be to find out if the person they are interested in is a Christian (2 Corinthians 6:14), someone who is born again by faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:3-5). Faith in Christ, not skin color, is the Biblical standard for choosing a spouse. Interracial marriage is not a matter of right or wrong.

    http://www.gotquestions.org/interracial-marriage.html

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  • by Yahoo Answers Is A Fraud on January 1st, 2009

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    There's nothing in the bible that talks about interracial marriage.

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  • by Anonymous on December 13th, 2008

    Anonymous

    No

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  • by Blackberry. on December 14th, 2008

    Blackberry.

    If it said you would go to hell would you not do it? If it said it was your job to convert all non white people to being white would you go on some holy mission to have everyone get their skin bleached? Yes i know thats a dumb example, but so is being judgemental to someone for who they are born as. Use your own brain please. It's there for a reason, the bible isn't your brain.

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  • by Cong on June 17th, 2008

    Cong

    (http://www.biblestudy.org/basicart/interace.html)

    As with virtually anything in the Bible, you would need to decide how to interpret things for yourself. The above link might be of assistance.

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  • by ladyshakespeare on December 14th, 2008

    ladyshakespeare

    the Bible does not address INTERRACIAL marriage at all! It does discuss marriage of two different religions, but not race. In those days, people from all around the world were abducted, and/or born into slavery for the most part. They were taken away from their homelands by the 1000's. It nothing out of the ordinary to share a dinner table with someone from far, far away. Every person on this earth is a descendant of slaves in one way or another!

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  • by fatbag on December 13th, 2008

    fatbag

    No no no no no way

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