However, Christian teens can get some idea of God’s expectations from certain Scripture verses: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: “Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
If God was speaking against interracial marriages, why did Moses marry an Ethiopian woman? In other words, we are free in Christ to marry any Christian person of the opposite sex we choose to covenant together with before God to determinately love until death do us part. Thus, Christians shouldn’t even date or court non-Christians: What agreement has the temple of God with idols?
His sister even spoke against him, and God smote her with leprosy (Num. For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in Pike County, KY recently voted nine to six in favor of denying church membership to interracial couples.
But, does Scripture teach that interracial relationships are wrong?
In other words, God doesn’t care if different races intermarry.
However, He does care if Christians intermarry with non-Christians.
In the Old Testament, part of God’s plan for Israel to remain faithful to Him when they entered the Promised Land was the requirement they only marry other worshipers of Yahweh (Deut. We see similar commands in Scripture when Paul told widows they were free to marry whomever they wished, only in the Lord (1 Cor. Paul, in 2 Corinthians, tells Christians they shouldn’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers in anything (2 Cor. The context is not necessarily speaking about marriage, but marriage would be included.
If Christians aren’t to join in business endeavors with unbelievers, surely we shouldn’t marry unbelievers either.
God was concerned about His people worshiping the gods of other nations, not about them marrying persons who were a different race than they were.
Every nation or race God commanded the Israelites not to marry worshiped other gods.
Paul’s concern is with professed Christians leaving Christianity.