Interracial dating and god
There is no place in the life of the Christian for favoritism based on race (James 2:1–10).
In fact, the biblical perspective is that there is only one “race”—the human race, with everyone having descended from Adam and Eve.
When selecting a mate, a Christian should first find out if the potential spouse is born again by faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:3–5).
Faith in Christ, not skin color, is the biblical standard for choosing a spouse.
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Is it right for a Christian to date or marry a non-Christian?
What should a Christian do if he or she is married to an unbeliever? Should Christians of different denominations date or marry?
For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? The Bible never says that interracial marriage is wrong.
This is extremely controversial since it is opposed by people from all sides. Laws reflect deep convictions, and convictions don’t usually change when laws do. As a race, however, they are unique and different and have their own culture. To these opposing views I would add my own experience.
Interracial marriage was against the law in 16 states in 1967 when the Supreme Court Decision struck down those laws. The first website that came up on my Google search for Martin Luther King and interracial marriage was the website of the Ku Klux Klan which still has this anachronistic quote today: “Interracial marriage is a violation of God’s Law and a communist ploy to weaken America.” Many African Americans believe interracial marriage erodes the solidarity of the African American community. I was a southern teenage racist (by almost any definition), and, since I am a sinner still, I do not doubt that elements of it remain in me, to my dismay.
Anyone who forbids interracial marriage is doing so without biblical authority.
As Martin Luther King, Jr., noted, a person should be judged by his or her character, not by skin color.