Interracial dating and the bible
If the parents are saying we disagree with this engagement because you are not willing or capable to support yourselves. Well, then that is something to take into consideration.But if their objection is because you are interracial—which is what I’m assuming is the case—then the way I would handle that is first of all to recognize your parents are wrong in this.And in that case that’s a sad reality that you are going to have to be willing to contemplate.But often I have seen parents who because of the presence of this marriage or this child or from the marriage these grandchildren who come about, they have hearts that are softened and they turn around. And we have to give people room to repent of sinful attitudes and sinful expressions. Mildred Jeter (who was black and Native American) and Richard Loving (who was white) were married in 1958 in Washington, D. When they returned to their hometown of Richmond, Virginia, they were arrested.They pled guilty to “cohabiting as man and wife, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth.” To avoid jail, they moved back to Washington.
And so the leaving the father and mother in this case is going to mean saying to your parents I am disappointed in you that you have this bigoted view toward my future husband or wife simply because of ethnicity.And the people who would object to an interracial marriage on the basis of Bible verses are misinterpreting the Bible verses to the point of textual harassment. What the scripture forbids are the Israelites marrying the foreign women of the Canaanites because of the pull into idolatry.That is not what is happening in an interracial marriage. And the same thing is true when we look at what the scripture speaks about this—we have Moses, a Semitic man, marrying a Cushite woman.Just last year, a church in Kentucky barred an interracial couple from worshipping together (that ban was eventually overturned due to widespread outrage).
And with a quick search on the Web, I discovered many sites and articles arguing the viewpoint that interracial marriage is unbiblical.And we are here and we are ready to receive you back whenever you want to come back.