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November 5, 2005 

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Q: Does the Bible have anything at all to say about interracial marriage?

A: Think about this carefully. The following list contains four combinations of married couples. Consider which one God would be against—according to the Bible.

  1. A Christian man with almond-shaped eyes and a Christian woman with Caucasian eyes.

  2. A non-Christian man married to a non-Christian woman.

  3. A Christian man with dark skin and a Christian woman with light skin.

  4. A non-Christian Caucasian man married to a Christian Caucasian woman.

Quote of the Week

“Until last year Hallucigenia was one of the strangest animals that ever lived. This sausage-shaped sea creature, which died out half a billion years ago, early in the Cambrian Period, was said to have walked on seven pairs of spikes and to have sported a row of wavy tentacles along its back. But last year, in the Yunnan province of China, paleontologists dug up some new specimens closely related to Hallucigenia. Those fossils made clear the Hallucigenia researchers had known was a figment of their imagination: they had been looking at it upside down.”

– Roger Lewin, Whose View of Life? Discover, p. 18, May 1992.

From a biblical perspective, it’s the last one. The only one of these marriages that God clearly speaks against in the Bible is the Christian marrying a non-Christian (2 Cor. 6:14–18; 1 Cor. 7). This is what we should call an interracial marriage—when a child of the last Adam marries a child of the first Adam.

Sadly, because so many Christians have been indoctrinated by evolutionary ideas, they think humankind is divided into different physical races. Many end up concerned about people from so-called different races marrying rather than whether or not they are equally yoked spiritually—which is the most important thing in marriage!

For more information on this topic, check out our articles under the section “What does the Bible teach about marriage?” on our Family & Marriage Q&A page.

Recommended resources:

Where Did the “Races” Come From?
Where Did the “Races” Come From?
Racism: Is There an Answer?
Racism: Is There an Answer?
One Blood
One Blood
Answers to the 4 Big Questions
Answers to the 4 Big Questions

This week on www.AnswersInGenesis.org …

October 29: What Israel needs …  <www.AnswersInGenesis.org/docs2005/1029letter.asp>
October 31: University of California at Berkeley sued over pro-evolution website  <www.AnswersInGenesis.org/docs2005/1031uc.asp>
November 1: Genesis: Bible authors believed it to be history  <www.AnswersInGenesis.org/docs2005/1101genesis_history.asp>
November 2: Catalytic reporting  <www.AnswersInGenesis.org/docs2005/1102catalyst.asp>
November 3: In Six Days: George S. Hawke, meteorology  <www.AnswersInGenesis.org/home/area/isd/hawke.asp>
November 3: Equal access to the Father  <www.AnswersInGenesis.org/docs2005/1103parks.asp>
November 4: Feedback: A sceptic’s challenge  <www.AnswersInGenesis.org/home/area/feedback/2005/1104.asp>
November 4: Dover, Pennsylvania (USA) Intelligent Design trial ends today  <www.AnswersInGenesis.org/docs2005/1104dover.asp>

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