Interracial marriages - religiously speaking
Please NOTE: The letter quoted below is just for the purpose of information and doesn’t reflect the current policy of the Bob Jones University as at March 2000.
Interracial dating is still frowned upon by so many people. Most haters have gone to various lengths to condemn multicultural and multiracial relationships. But taking the Bible out of context? Gimme a break!!! Do interracial marriages violate God’s principles in the Bible? Some people go to the extent of citing the stories in the Bible where Israelites weren’t meant to get married to people from other tribes. But the main concern appears to have been that if an Israelite married someone from another tribe, they might end up worshipping other Gods, and be lured away from faith solely in God.
Quoting a letter from Bob Jones University, admitting students from any race isn’t an issue.
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“Bob Jones University does, however, have a rule prohibiting interracial dating among its students. God has separated people for His own purpose. He has erected barriers between the nations, not only land and sea barriers, but also ethnic, cultural, and language barriers. God has made people different one from another and intends those differences to remain. Bob Jones University is opposed to intermarriage of the races because it breaks down the barriers God has established. It mixes that which God separated and intends to keep separate. Every effort in world history to bring the world together has demonstrated man's self-reliance and his unwillingness to remain as God ordains. The attempts at one-worldism have been to devise a system without God and have fostered the promotion of a unity designed to give the world strength so that God is not needed and can be overthrown.�?
Now this is how most people against interracial datingg and marriages argue. Taking the Bible out of context with some twisted views. :twisted: If I may recall well, King Solomon in his conquest got as far as Ethiopia – an African. Ultimately, if a couple is one spiritually, and believe before the Lord that they should be joined in marriage, there is nothing in the Bible that speaks against this union. But if you read the Bible, most people condemned inter-faith relationships.
Which brings me to my main concerns :???: Do other denominations quote their religions this way with respect to interracial marriages? And are inter-denominational marriages bad? I encourage views from all denominations. This is not just a Christianity issue.
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