Interracial dating and the bible
That would be how I think you ought to handle that. Join us next time when we help you apply the gospel to the pressing issues of the day. In this role, he leads the organization in all its efforts to connect the agenda of the kingdom of Christ to the cultures of local congregations for the sake of the mission of the...Patterson: Thanks for joining the Questions and Ethics program. Just last year, a church in Kentucky barred an interracial couple from worshipping together (that ban was eventually overturned due to widespread outrage).And with a quick search on the Web, I discovered many sites and articles arguing the viewpoint that interracial marriage is unbiblical.If the parents are saying we disagree with this engagement because you are not willing or capable to support yourselves. Well, then that is something to take into consideration.But if their objection is because you are interracial—which is what I’m assuming is the case—then the way I would handle that is first of all to recognize your parents are wrong in this.It may be that—I mean that question could mean that they disagree with the engagement for other reasons, and you would want to say what are those reasons?So, if the parents are saying we disagree with this marriage because we don’t think that the person you are marrying is of good character, well, you ought to take that into consideration.
Russell Moore: Well, I mean the first question that I would have is do they disagree with the engagement because they are an interracial couple?
The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend the races to mix.
The Supreme Court was unanimous in favor of the Loving family, observing that laws against miscegenation were “designed to maintain White supremacy.” At the time of the Supreme Court decision, sixteen Southern states still enforced laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
The original judge, Leon Bazile, who had handed down the conviction, refused to reconsider his earlier decision.
He argued, Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, Malay, and red, and placed them on separate continents, and but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages.
And the problem in the scripture is with Miriam when she starts murmuring against, and the people who start murmuring against Moses for that sort of marriage. So, your parents are in the wrong on this if they are using Bible verses in that way.