This causes him lots of heartache because he has the desire to marry me.” This question goes very deep with me, because my opposition to interracial marriage was the foundation — at least, the conscious foundation — of my opposition to integration, my opposition to lots of good things and my support for segregation as a teenager in South Carolina when I was growing up.
And I think it was the origin of most of my deplorable attitudes towards other races in those days.
God approves of marriage between a man and a woman of different races because all races are equal in his sight. , no matter what race.”—Acts , 35, All humans descended from the first man, Adam, and his wife, Eve, whom the Bible calls “the mother of everyone living.” (Genesis ) For this reason, the Bible says of God: “He made out of one man every nation of men.” (Acts While interracial marriage is perfectly acceptable to God, not all people share his view.
In Christ, ethnic and social differences cease to be obstacles to deep, personal, intimate fellowship.
Colossians says, “Here” — that is, in the body of Christ — “there is not Greek and Jew” — those are significant physical and religious and ethnic and traditional distinctions — “circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.” So, in the old humanity, the decisive factor in human unity was being created in the image of God.
Instead, this is what you are to do to them: tear down their altars, smash their sacred pillars, cut down their Asherah poles, and because if you ever turn back and cling to those who remain of these nations by intermarrying with them and associating one with another, know for certain that the Lord your God will not continue to drive out these nations ahead of you They forgot the Lord their God and served Canaanite male and female deities.
Then in his burning anger against Israel, the Lord delivered them to domination by King Cushan-rishathaim of Aram-naharaim.
1) All races have one ancestor, Adam, created in the image of God, and all humans following from him are in God’s image such that there is essentially one Godlike human race.
“So God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis ).John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.He loved the daughter of the king of Egypt, as well as women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites.The Lord had told the Israelites, “You must not marry people of other nations.As a race, however, they are unique and different and have their own culture. He made them uniquely different and intended that these distinctions remain.