As a Christian growing up in the Lord, I didn't have a question about interracial marriage. What I mean is I didn't think anything of it. I mean, if a white woman saw fit to marry a black man, I found no issue with that. As a matter of fact, that was the least of my concerns regarding theology.
But recently a clown, yes, I say he's a clown, Bryan Dillinger came out with an hourlong, rambling video warning some would take offense because 'they couldn't endure sound doctrine.' Really? That's why people object to his nonsensical claim because they can't sustain his sound doctrine? Let me be the first to say, that's hardly the case. As a matter of fact, many Christians who I have differences of opinion on various topics agreed, Bryan was out in left field on this one. All those books behind him without a lick of knowledge. Now, that's sad. For one, it's sad to buy books when you can access thousands of books from your phone. At any rate, that's his business, but what's not his business is who he can tell Christians to marry, or who they must or ought to get married. He's a white separatist, white nationalist, and yes, he's a white supremacist. Foolish, just plain foolishness; he claims he's studied the subject for a while and concluded people should stick with their kind. But, God says His people are those who believe in Him. "Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him." (1 John 5)." Now, if he believes he's should stick with his color, or what he personally believes for himself, that's one thing, but to make a theological assertion regarding such an important topic is far from the same thing. An opinion isn't a religious argument.
Having said that, we must look at what the Bible says and why.
First, in the Old Testament Jews were forbidden to engage in an interracial marriage; however, this had NOTHING to do with SKIN COLOR, it had everything to do with religion. (Deuteronomy 7:3– 4). The Israelites worshiped Yahwah and other groups, call them tribes, sects, or what have you did not. But, let's be clear, it had nothing to do with the color of their skin or the ideology (many make the claim today) whites are superior to other ethnicities, which, of course, as we know is far from true. I cannot deny that I have a problem stating other "races" because the Israelites were not the only people with pigment in their skin; however, for this post's purpose, I will use the term race; stating my objection.
The purpose was not for "race" as there is only one race, the human race. We as human beings devised the term race to describe each other with not so great intentions in mind. Therefore, we must remember when I use the term race; I am not referring to a superior class of people simply the social construct created by man.
Other ethnicities worshiped other Gods and God did not want the Israelites to be turned or led astray. So again, interracial marriage had nothing to do with color, in simple terms, it was the God they worshiped. If other ethnicities were to worship the same God well, then there's no problem because it was never about color or self-preservation in the sense of keeping a single ethnicity pure rather keeping the Lord God Yahway pure and without blemish or heresy. Some ethnicities worshiped pagan god's, heathens, which was an enormous problem to the purity of Yahwah. Malachi 2:11.
We see a similar principle outlined in the New Testament, but again, it had nothing to do with race. "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14).
I can say that guidance is good advice because marrying someone who isn't a Christian brings turmoil when issues arise. I don't mean anymore so than other relationships, but the way we deal with issues as Christians is different than those of other religions, and if we cannot walk together, we certainly won't correct issues on the same sheet of paper, so to speak. So, once again, this commandment had NOTHING to do with the COLOR of one's SKIN, but everything to do with serving Christ.
Anyone, anyone who forbids interracial marriage may do so, but they have no biblical grounds to stand on, none. They are entirely giving their opinion; that is like their opinion man. But, no one can deny interracial marriage on the grounds of biblical authority. The color of your skin, to the accent of your tongue, if you worship the same God nothing forbids you from marrying especially NOT JESUS CHRIST, himself.
Throughout history, many great preachers spoke the truth about God. One of my personal favorites, and yes, he's had his sins, is the Dr. Martin Luther King, who famously said a person ought not to be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. God is no respecter of persons, so one person's ethnicity in and of itself means nothing to God besides his love for those who love Him. "For there is no respect of persons with God." Romans 2:11.
Job 34:19 who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?
Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism."
Although it doesn't get much clearer, people will undoubtedly attempt to dismiss these verses inspired by the Holy Spirit; for that, they express a deeper problem within themselves, one which isn't biblical but racial in nature. In fact, they've bought into the lie of a false radical movement espousing Christian values while railing against ethnic minorities; which by the way is completely against God's plan for the Christ-loving man.
Regardless of ethnicity, if one isn't born again, they'll perish; therefore, marriage to a distinct race/color has no spiritual purpose least they both believe in Christ; which was Christ's point from the beginning of time to serve him regardless of skin color, for we are all one in Christ. "For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him." (Romans 10:12).
1).interracial marriage Question: "What does the Bible say about
interracial marriage?" Got Questions.
2). Deuteronomy 7:3-4.
3). Malachi 2:11
4). 2 Corinthians 6:14
5). James 2:1-10
6). John 3:3-5
7). Romans 12:10