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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:08 AM

What does the Bible say about interracial marriages?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:08 AM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:08 AM

God tells us in Genesis to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it. (Genesis 1:28) Nowhere in this scripture does it say not to marry someone if they are of a different race or culture than you. In Judges 2: 2 God instructs his people not to make any covenants with the inhabitants of the land that the Israelites were taking over because those inhabitants worshipped other gods building alters to them and they would ultimately be a hindrance to God's people. There are multiple examples of God telling His people this throughout the Old Testament. This brings us to 2 Corinthians 6:14 where the apostle Paul tells us not to marry unbelievers for the same reasons that God told the Israelites not to make covenants with other people who worshipped other gods as they would be a hindrance. God does not forbid interracial marriages He forbids us making covenants with unbelievers as they will hinder our faith in God.

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