Just curious what everyone thought. I don't whole-heartidly endorse it but neither do I condemn it, as I don't find any such material in the Bible to do so. Naturally several preachers have used false paralells trying to prove their point, but upon examination of their would-be scriptural argumentation you see it is nothing more than eisegesis (bring your idea to the scriptures). I remember when I was a young Christian sitting in class and a girl next to me (this was at a Christian school) asked me the question. Well, I in my ignorance and desire to stick with "tradition" tried to use some verses from the OT regarding Israel mixing with pagan nations. However, seeing our Lord is merciful, He has allowed me to see the "errors of my ways" quite some time ago. Since then, my verse on the subject is. . . NAU Acts 17:11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.