Interracial Marriage

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  1. Rubato 1

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    I'm frustrated:BangHead: by conflicting dogmatic statements about the pros and cons of interracial marriage. I know that some believe it is perfectly OK as long as both are saved; some hold that black/white is wrong, but that others are not necessarily; still another view I recently heard is a preacher saying that he sees sodomy and interracial marriage in a similar light. What bibilical basis is used for these respective opinions? keep in mind that this view is not cross-cultural, it is interracial.
     
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    If someone sees interracial marriage and "sodomy" in the same light, then he (or she) is a racist.
     
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    That does not necessarily mean one is racist. I have several friends who are black.. wonderful christian brothers and sisters. And yet I do not want to see my white granddaughters marrying a black person.

    As to it being sodomy, it would have to be for the reason they married. Did they marry because of lust? Then it is sodomy no matter what race they are.
     
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    WHAT?! :tonofbricks:
     
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    There is absolutely no Scriptural prohibition on interracial marriage.

    No mandate for it either.

    To express a preference, no problem.

    If one calls it a sin, they are prejudiced, IMO.
     
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    Then that preacher is an idiot.
     
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    Don't bicker in this thread. I wanted it to actually be informative to me (and others).
     
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    As long as both are saved, neither is being yoked with a non believer, there is no sin in their marriage. What this preacher said is just...eeewwww!

    love,

    Sopranette
     
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    Exactly right.
     
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    There was a law in Mississippi banning interracial marriage until I was almost out of high school. The law was on the books based on ignorance and bigotry.

    Since there is no Biblical mandate against interracial marriage, it really is not a Scriptural question. One might say that a marriage of this type will be shunned by certain individuals because of lingering predjudice and old, outdated myths. Time will solve that problem.

    Everyone should marry who God leads them to marry, and not worry about what a few lingering crackpots think about it.

    SFIC, who your granddaughters marry is their decision.
     
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    Defending racism!!!
    Wow...

    You are so argumentative that you would argue the sky is pink!

    Sodomy and interracial marriage is nothing alike....

    Please take your ignorant statement back...

    If you have a problem with your family marrying someone outside their race.. you my friend are a racist, and that makes you a sinner...

    And according to your own religious beliefs that one must be perfect to enter into Heaven... that is dangerous...
     
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    It appears I'm not the only one shocked at the statement. I was getting a little worried that I was.
     
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    There are several of us on the BB who have married outside of our RACE as race is perceived.

    Where do you draw the line? Black/White? Brown/White? Black/Brown? Red/Brown? Actually even though we are of two perceived races, we are both olive in complexion, so it ended up not being a big deal in reality. I guess I got off easy. That doesn't make it RIGHT!
     
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    Hold on, let's not get carried away here.:tonofbricks:(Tinytim)

    Where did you get a definition for Racism? As if people of different colors are not different from each other?
    You have every right to make choices based on any criteria of a person--just so you don't look down on someone just because they are of a certain color. The Bible never said not to make choices based on race, you got that from some ungodly humanist.

    This is difficult because we have used a term that is not biblical; therefore we can utilize our own definitions and ramifications of it.

    Now, back to the original question, if y'all don't mind: what is the biblical basis? and why did God separate into races if He did not want some form of distinction?
     
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    Ya know, sometimes I try and blow things off and say, "it's just a generational thing".....but when do you draw the line?!
     
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    Some posts make sense while others make no sense at all.
     
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    We've done talked this talk before.

    Did you happen to run this through the search?
     
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    Edited with my apologies to the OP
     
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    Get carried away and make no sense somewhere else.:D
     
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    While interracial marriage is not a Biblical question, racism is. Growing up in Mississippi in the 50s and 60s, segreation permeated every aspect of society. It was pure evil from the pits of hell.

    I really do not know why God created all the different races. I do know one thing. It is not an excuse to not love your neighbor as yourself, and respect everyone as a human being regardless of outward appearance.
     
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