Interracial dating is wrong updating to 10 5 6
3) The Bible forbids intermarriage between believer and unbeliever, not between members of different ethnic groups.First Corinthians says, “A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives.But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.” So, there’s one key stipulation: only a believer, only a Christian.That was Paul’s way of expressing the Old Testament concern about intermarriage with pagan nations by the Jews. The issue was faith, religion, allegiance to the true God, Yahweh.
So, I don’t take this struggle lightly, and I very much would love to persuade this young man that biblically his conscience should be clear in marrying a godly, Christ-exalting, otherwise compatible woman, whatever race she is. Now, I know — and I was one and I was related to hundreds — I know that among thousands of Christians there is a conviction that this kind of opposition to interracial marriage is grounded in Scripture.So, for those four reasons — and there are more — I think it is right to not simply permit or tolerate, but to celebrate the marriage of a godly, Christ-exalting man and woman who are marrying in the Lord across racial lines.It will not destroy like that quote from the letter says it would.John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.