Biblical view on dating
May we have this same desire, eschewing all forms of racism and ungodly prejudice.
For anyone considering marrying a person with different skin color or from a different culture, there are consequences that must be taken into consideration.
Finally, as the old saying goes, when you marry the person, you marry the whole family.
One must be prepared to encounter familial ostracization and condemnation.
In fact, in the Old Testament provisions were made for Gentiles to convert to Judaism (cf. One should also remember both Rahab and Ruth, Gentile women of faith; they were both accepted into the community of believers (they are even in the genealogical line of Jesus! “But,” someone may say, "the New Testament prohibits being unequally yoked.
Therefore, people of different races shouldn't marry." The passage being referred to here is 2 Corinthians f.
The early ministry of the apostles was hindered to the extent that they failed to see that Gentiles were to be accepted into the body of Christ, without being converted to Judaism first (Acts , 28; 11:2-3, 8).
But God himself confirmed this fact through mighty works among the Gentiles (Acts 10:3, 11-13, 19-20, 22b, 30-33, 44-46; 11:5-10, 13, 15-17).
We have also seen that God's plan of salvation includes drawing his people from every nation, tribe, people and language.
First, there will be opposition and condemnation from some people in society.
Secondly, children of interracial marriages are sometimes discriminated against and teased.
Thankfully, God does not judge humans by mere external appearances.
Though humans have a tendency to judge people by how they look, including their skin color, God does not judge us by color; He judges the heart.