Interracial dating and the bible

21 Mar

Type the word “dating” into your bible search tool and what comes up? When I was single, I remember wishing there was an entire book of the bible dedicated to the topic, or at least even a chapter.But though Scriptures are filled with foundational life-changing truths, there are still some topics that are left untouched when it comes to finding a biblical perspective.However, the reason for this command was not skin color or ethnicity. The reason God commanded against interracial marriage for the Jews was that people of other races were worshippers of false gods.The Israelites would be led astray from God if they intermarried with idol worshippers, pagans, or heathens.In 2005, that number was up to seven percent of the 59 million marriages in the United States.

Finding a mate functioned a lot more like a bartering system than dinner and a movie.

If we’re really serious about “biblical dating,” than our Friday night rendezvous at Starbucks would probably need to include our entire extended family, a dowry, and a couple hundred donkeys, goats, and sheep somewhere in the mix.

I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty awkward first date to me.

Have you subscribed to negative stereotypes about your own race?

A couple embarking on an interracial partnership must prepare themselves for curious stares and racist comments you have never before experienced. If you are not a strong person - mentally and emotionally - then interracial dating is best avoided.