We use the King James Version of the Bible here for copyright reasons.Some of the passages are: There are many passages in the Bible that have been used by anti-miscegenationists to condemn interracial marriages.This short article will examine a few of the assumptions and conclusions made by those who firmly believe God does not approve of interracial marriage.Perhaps the greatest assumption made by those who thunder that interracial marriage is wrong is that the Israelites had a "pure" heredity which God wanted them to maintain.At the time, the cultures in what is now the Middle East believed that a metal dome above the Earth's surface separated Heaven and Earth.He writes: "God created the different races and dispersed them because of man's arrogance. It does mean that was His plan and we show our arrogance again in the face of God when we say: 'We know You made the different races, God, but we have decided we don't like that and we are going to try and have all the races intermarry again to get it back the way it was because You messed it up God.' This is ultimate arrogance to God and His plan.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.
These surveys, which reveal how frequent churchgoers are less likely to date someone outside their race, weigh a little more heavily on those of us who find themselves in the minority, or even the lone person of our race, at church.
A black woman attending a predominantly white church must find her security in the Lord.
This, of course, is no different from anyone at any church.
Were the ancient Israelites racially "pure" when they left Egyptian bondage?
Did God warn them to not intermix with or marry anyone of another nation (Egyptians, Philistines, Hittites, Amorites, etc.) in order to maintain this purity?
The Bible shows, however, that the group who left Egyptian bondage was anything but pure genetically.