Interacial christian dating
They wrote to Attorney General Robert Kennedy to start a legal action against their conviction.He referred the case to the American Civil Liberties Union.That last word, "unbelievers" is of key importance.A Christian should not marry a non-Christian no matter how kind and good they are. Deuteronomy 7:1-6 tells the Israelites to destroy all the inhabitants of the Canaan land and not to intermarry with them because they would "turn your sons away from following Me, that they may serve other gods." The same key concern of 2 Corinthians is again expressed here.A loving Christian couple may accommodate well to many kinds of differences between themselves.However, there are cultural contexts where interracial marriage poses significant barriers to acceptance of the marriage and/or the children of the marriage.South Carolina did not amend its state constitution on the issue for thirty years (1998), and Alabama took until 2000. But far more important than the legalization of interracial marriage in one nation is the fact that God’s revealed will for the world is not undermined but advanced when a man and a woman from different ethnicities marry in Christ.That is a startling and controversial claim in the face of diverse opposition to interracial marriage in our own day.
I remember from the time I was a teenager growing up in South Carolina how the arguments from “nature” were used, and carried the day for most of us in our blindness to the fullness of biblical truth.
Moses' wife was of another race and in Numbers 12:1-15 Aaron and Miriam were punished for criticizing this interracial marriage.
The book of Ruth tells a delightful story of a foreigner who became part of the lineage of Christ.
No matter how much love or goodwill you may have, if my son or daughter is racially unacceptable as a spouse for your son or daughter, then you will keep your family at a distance from mine. And the for that distance will inevitably breed disrespect, suspicion, and antagonism.
For all these reasons, Christians of every race should search their hearts and search the Scriptures, and bring their hearts, by the power of God’s Spirit into line with God’s word. So, here let me simply give five summary pointers to the kind of arguments that show the biblical beauty of interracial marriage in Christ.