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April 3, 2011 / admin

What Would Jesus Say?


Actually, Jesus already said his peace about the matter – in the bible – and the young lady over at http://somewhatunconventionable.blogspot.com/2011/03/it-dont-matter-if-youre-black-or-white.html summed up what Jesus has to say about interracial marriage perfectly!

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“Let’s first address the answer that people give in saying that interracial marriage is wrong. The one bible verse that seems to be taken out of context for this answer is, 2 Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?” This verse is usually under the assumption that Jesus was talking about race. Unequally yoked = people of different races. This is not what the Lord is saying to us. The bible is telling us BELIEVERS to not marry UNBELIEVERS, because when we play with temptation (sin) then we will get burned.

The bible has told us to love our neighbors as OUR SELVES. This includes people of other races. God does not see color. He created color and other languages because of the tower of Babel and their attempt to build their way to heaven. He wanted them to understand it is not about how high you build or how much work you put forth, but it is about the relationship and surrendering of your life to Jesus Christ.

Now, to address the issue of people who do not believe that races should mix, let me throw some examples your way. Number one, Moses Marriage.

 In Numbers 12: 1-9, Moses’ friends condemned him for marrying an Ethiopian woman, a woman outside of Moses’ race. The Lord defended Moses saying that Moses was faithful to him for marrying this woman. Therefore, if marrying another race was wrong, then the Lord would not have defended Moses for marrying outside his race, but instead of condemning him, he affirmed him by saying that he was FAITHFUL to marry this woman. Thus, this disproves that God does not want us to marry outside our race.

Number two, another passage used against interracial marriage is Deuteronomy 7: 1-4. This passage is discussing how God did not want his people to marry the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, or the Jebisites. He specifically said in verse three, “Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt take unto thy son.” But in verse four he explains why he did not want his people marrying any of these –ites people, “For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve OTHER GODS: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.” He is clearly saying that the reason that he did not want his people marrying anyone of these races is because their eyes were not on him, they were focused on other Gods, and that would lead his people astray. This goes back to confirm on why God does not want Christians marrying Non-Christian. (And in my opinion, a non-Christian is a person who does not KNOW and FOLLOW Christ.)

Number three, we are going to look at Bathsheba and David. David was condemned for what he did to Bathsheba’s husband, because purposely killed him in order to not be caught with impregnating Bathsheba and to have her to him. What many people do not understand is that Bathsheba was of a different race than David. The fact that they were of different races was not the reason they were condemned, they were condemned because adultery was committed.

Acts 17:26 says, “And hath made of ONE blood ALL nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.” People today take the bible out of context to support their sin. Racism is sin. Point blank. And all sin is equal. I am no better than a murderer because of the sin in MY life. People just need to understand that God does not see our skin, and he surely does not judge us because of our color, he just sees our SIN! That is what we need to understand. Also, it is not out place to put judgment upon others for their sin. I hope that this answered or shed some light on the constant conflict about what the bible says about race. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ. We need to remember that and love each other.”

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