The Bible frequently speaks of those who should not be “yoked” or joined together in marriage; however, each of these cases refer to those who are dissimilar, not because of a difference of skin color, but rather the result of not following and worshipping the same God.
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The reason was because those people worshipped idols, not because of race; the Hebrews, Amorites, Canaanites, etc. The apostle Paul encouraged Christians not to marry unbelievers (2 Corinthians ), but here again, the reason was religious, not racial.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
(NIV, Galatians -28) laws which banned interracial marriages. A number of attempts were made to use the Bible to justify those bans on interracial marriage.
Sometimes it’s just better having fun and keeping it quiet but when things like meeting your family comes up that's when you can really see if you liked that person regardless what your parents would say about his colour.”Mmamorena: “No, I wouldn't…
There are so many different rituals and cultural beliefs that I feel would just complicate and confuse my beliefs.
Then the anger of the Lord would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly make decisions for yourself.
However, if your “interest” is still living at home, under the shelter of her parents, there is definitely the concern to engage her parents in your dating process.
So I would rather stick to a partner who shares the same beliefs as me.”Karin: “What's the difference?
You date someone for his general appeal, his intelligence and in the hope of finding a beautiful soul. ”Quanita: “I think it's a good question & although it doesn't seem like a big issue, believe me somewhere down the line your cultures will clash and someone has to give in.
My sister gets men to commit but you wanna see the state of them – I have higher standards!
I’ve spoken to my guy friends (all Caucasian) and their feedback is: it’s rare that they meet black women (let alone attractive ones) and while they’d date one, they would never settle down and have children!
Moses was married to a Cushite (Ethiopian) woman (Numbers 12:1-16), and God was angry with Aaron and Miriam for criticizing that marriage.