Interracial dating and religion
What should a Christian do if he or she is married to an unbeliever? Should Christians of different denominations date or marry?, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.
There is no place in the life of the Christian for favoritism based on race (James 2:1–10).Question: "What does the Bible say about interracial marriage?" Answer: The Old Testament Law commanded the Israelites not to engage in interracial marriage (Deuteronomy 7:3–4).A couple considering marriage needs to weigh many factors.While a difference in skin color should not be ignored, it absolutely should not be the determining factor in whether a couple should marry.In fact, the biblical perspective is that there is only one “race”—the human race, with everyone having descended from Adam and Eve.
When selecting a mate, a Christian should first find out if the potential spouse is born again by faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:3–5).
Bob Jones III, president of Bob Jones University (BJU), announced March 3 that the fundamentalist school is dropping its longstanding ban on interracial dating.
The move comes after widespread criticism of the policy in the wake of presidential candidate George W. Jones surprised students and supporters by announcing the policy change during an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live." Jones acknowledged that recent scrutiny of the school's policies was behind the decision. "All of a sudden the university is at the center of a Republican presidential debate."The southern school adopted its ban on interracial dating in the 1950s.
Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.
Fully a quarter of black men who got married in 2013 married someone who was not black.
This is exactly what happened in Israel, according to Malachi .