interacial marriages

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  1. PraiseHim

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    [​IMG] I'm new here. I'm a baptist and have been serving the Lord for 7 years now. I think this board looks fun and I'm hoping I can learn so things from you all.

    Anyway my question is do you think inter-racial marriages are against scripture?

    Heather
     
  2. Ulsterman

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    No. The only marital prohibition I can see in the New Testament is saved with the unsaved.
     
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    There is one race, Heather --- the human race.

    The idea that people with different physical characteristics of specific sorts should remain separate is nowhere found in the Bible and, in fact, it is implied there that skin color differences especially mean nothing at all. You will recall, perhaps, that Moses' wife (I assume after Zipporah) was dark and the Lord really disciplined Miriam for objecting to it. You will also find that the beloved woman of Solomon's Song had 'dusky' skin.

    There are many Christians who have been so entrenched via tradition in "racial awareness" that they find it very hard to get past that. I understand. We all have baggage that needs to be dealt with by the Lord. But perhaps it is best to recognize our baggage for what it is and at least not condemn those who don't have it... [​IMG] In other words, perhaps you, or someone else could no way see clear to marrying someone who has a strikingly different amount of melanin in the skin. That's OK. The Lord deals with each of us in our best time, which only He knows.

    But at the same time, best not to judge those who don't have a problem with melanin amounts.

    I have to add here, that I find a great deal of amusement in the number of movie starlets who are getting their lips artificially thickened -- that is NOT a 'white' trait!

    It seems to be a melanin thing in the long run doesn't it?
     
  4. PraiseHim

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    I agree with you both. The only reason I ask is because my old pastor would not marry my sister in law and her husband(who is black) because he didn't think it was biblical. They were both saved and had a little girl. His advice was they should marry because of the child but he wouldn't do it. I just find that strange and never did agree with that way of thinking. I think as long as your both believers it doesn't matter what color you are. [​IMG]
    Heather
     
  5. jimslade

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    Check out Moses and his wife !
     
  6. FearNot

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    I too see nothing in Scripture limiting interacial marriages, but there is Scripture against believers and non-believers marrying.
     
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    PraiseHim,
    Was this what he told them directly? That it was because of their color? And was he a Baptist Pastor? :confused:
     
  8. PraiseHim

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    Yes He told them that directly. Oh and yes he is a pastor.
    -Heather

    [ January 18, 2003, 07:08 PM: Message edited by: PraiseHim ]
     
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    Some people are really off the wall. I just asked because I know of alot of Pastors that will not marry two people if they were saved and had relations before marriage. Another reason is because of prior marriage and divorce.

    I don't know of any that have refused because of the interracial thing. But that doesn't mean there isn't some out there.
     
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    My wife is olive skinned after her gypsy heritage,,,,,,,,Is there a degree of colour? How much colour is required to be coloured?

    I would have more questions about the child out of wedlock and counselling in that regard rather than the colour of one's skin.

    Cheers,

    Jim

    PS. Welcome to the BaptistBoard..My son-in-law is Green Bay born and raised. Just moved away two years ago under his company to Tampa..Quite a sacrifice, I know, considering the tropical waves in Green Bay [​IMG]
     
  11. Dr. Bob

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    There are real problems in small towns and rural areas not used to seeing minorities of any sort to have mixed ethnicity and resultant children.

    No biblical prohibition, just practical considerations that a couple must make.

    And me? I'm a Bohunk who married an Irish-American, so you talk about mixed marriages . . . :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    Hi,

    Well, I'll be different. As far as I can see, inter-RACIAL marriage isn't the issue; inter-NATIONAL marriage is the problem. Just think - if everyone married someone of a different nationality - and you're saying this is fine as regards the Bible - then the whole structure of nation states would be destroyed. The whole POINT of nation states is that people relatively closely related rule themselves seperately from everyone else. If everyone married someone of another nationality it would all fall apart. God DIVIDED the nations:

    "These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood. (Gen 10:32)"

    However, international marriage can undo this divide. Just as it would be wrong for everyone to go back to a universal language (like Babel), or one-world government (like Babel), so it is contrary to biblical principals to have international marriage. Check out also that Abraham and Isaac wanted thier sons to marry someone of their own nationality (and don't tell me all Abraham's family was saved, because why did Laban have idols in his house?) Of course, once someone is married, that is more important than any other consideration - but it's a biblical principal. (Just like forbidding polygomy is not a command, but a principal).

    Your friend and brother,

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    I would suggest that Inter racial marriage after the ressurection of Jesus Christ is quite o.k.

    Up until that point the Jews had to be as they were organised in the Twelve tribes. following that Salvation was made for all.

    We were one race at the tower of Babel, and at the return of Jesus Christ we may well be one race with one major language.
     
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    I gotta go with the Moses Theory. I would not want leprosy.

    Sherrie
     
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    There is no biblical basis to forbid interracial marriages. Period.
     
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    No Biblical restrictions at all. I have never heard of a fundamental baptist say otherwise, but, in practice... :(
     
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    whoa,
    I'm spanish, french, english, irish, welch and Phillipino. My mom's nationality in asia, my dad's from america and they got married in europe?
    who should i marry? hehehe But seriously the idea of "races" has been propogated by social darwinianism. It's well documented, but i don't have all the documentation myself, maybe one of you out there does. as for not crossing national boundaries. what about single missionaries on the field, or in Christ there being no jew or greek?
    wisdom is needed, but it's the anti-christ who will bring the nations together against God, not cupid. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    reuben
     
  18. Bartholomew

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    Hi,

    Reubdog, you asked who you should marry. Well, as far as I can see, the best idea would be to marry a Christian of the same nationality as yourself. Like I said before, God divided the nations, and if everyone married someone of a different nationality (and you're saying this is OK as regards the Bible), that would destroy that. I happen to believe that the nation states are the will of God; and therefore things which fly in their face are not his will. I'm not saying international marriage will create one-world government; I'm saying it goes against God's purpose in dividing the nations.

    And finally, I know the Bible doesn't forbid it. But where does it forbit polygomy? Both run contrary to biblical principles.

    Your friend and brother,

    Bartholomew
     
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    My husband and I are in trouble! Between the
    two of us, we are German, Jewish, Choctaw,
    Welsh, Prussian, Chickasaw, Cherokee, African,
    and Irish. My children are also part Swedish, and
    one of his children is Korean. Are we living in sin?

    8oD

    [ January 19, 2003, 04:04 PM: Message edited by: Abiyah ]
     
  20. PraiseHim

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    I asked my mom (who has gone to his church for a long time. we all left now) why he felt the way he did and she said it is because he feels God made different races for a reason. If he wanted them all blended he wouldn't of made them seperate. So I guess thats where this pastors conviction comes into play with marrying mixed couples. He says he personally wont do it.
    -Heather
     

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