Interracial dating in the bible
(Besides, there has been so much mixing of people groups over the years that it would be impossible for many human beings today to trace their lineage back to know for certain from which group they are descended! I find a lot of Christians think you can’t marry your relative. The further mistakes in your genes and that your mate’s healthy genes will cover for your mutant ones!
I’ve got news for you: If you don’t marry your relative, you don’t marry a human—then you’ve got a really big problem! In fact, you’re even related to me, whether you like it or not! Once you get out there beyond your third and fourth cousins, you have a very good chance of problem genes not being expressed in a major way.
He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female . What if a Chinese person were to marry a Polynesian, or an African with very dark skin were to marry a Japanese person, or a person from India were to marry a person from America with very light skin—would these marriages be in accord with biblical principles?
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother . But what about being joined with someone from another people group in the covenant relationship of marriage?
However, this passage has nothing to do with marriage.
The context of this passage is Paul’s sermon to the Greeks of Athens on Mars Hill. As a result of sin, God no longer holds everything together perfectly. When genes are copied from one generation to the next, the mistakes are usually passed on as well.
It’s clear from the context that God scattered the people at the Tower of Babel because of their disobedience and arrogance. and the two shall become one flesh.’” It’s one thing to be theoretically willing to embrace those from other people groups as our brothers and sisters, and perhaps even as our friends.