We get a surprising number of questions on interracial marriage — and we take them seriously. We love each other very much and really want to get married, however my boyfriend has a conscience struggle because he has been told in the past that interracial marriage is a sin.
We are of different nationalities (though born in the same city and country and raised in the same high school).
He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally. And this one comes from a young Asian-American woman: “Dear Pastor John, my boyfriend and I are both believers in Christ and have been dating for almost 18 months.
Question: "What does the Bible say about interracial marriage?
" Answer: The Old Testament Law commanded the Israelites not to engage in interracial marriage (Deuteronomy 7:3–4).
This is exactly what happened in Israel, according to Malachi .
A similar principle of spiritual purity is laid out in the New Testament, but it has nothing to do with race: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. Just as the Israelites (believers in the one true God) were commanded not to marry idolaters, so Christians (believers in the one true God) are commanded not to marry unbelievers.
My attitudes and actions were demeaning and disrespectful toward non-whites.
And right at the heart of those attitudes was opposition to interracial marriage.
However most Christian and Jewish theologians interpret these same verses as referring to inter-faith marriages. Self, author of an Internet site "Interracial Marriage is against God's Law" concludes that God created the different races after the incident at the Tower of Babel.