Intteracial dating and the church

” to my sister, would have washed my mouth out with gasoline if she knew how foul my mouth was racially.She was under God the seed of my salvation in more ways than one.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.Lawrence Otis Graham wrote that “interracial marriage undermines [African Americans’] ability to introduce our children to black role models who accept their racial identity with pride.” Some conservative whites oppose interracial marriage for a different reason. Millard wrote: We are seeing the death of the American and his replacement with a non-European type who now has enough mass in our society to pervert European-American ways. For these lingering attitudes and actions I repent. The Bethlehem staff have been working on it for months.An interracial couple may face discrimination and ridicule, and they should be prepared to respond to such prejudice in a biblical manner.“There is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him” (Romans ).

Is it right for a Christian to date or marry a non-Christian?

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).

For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? The Bible never says that interracial marriage is wrong.

Anyone who forbids interracial marriage is doing so without biblical authority.