WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE?

The Bible is silent on interracial marriage. It is not clear what this question is asking. Is it asking if it is forbidden? No, the only marriage forbidden in the Bible is in II CORINTHIANS 6:14: “Do not be yoked together with unbelieves” and verse 15 gives the reason: “What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?” Marriage should consist of a partnership with both pulling in the same direction. An   unequal yoke means both pulling in opposite directions, with different purposes and goals in life.

Sometimes a believer will go against God’s direction and marry an unbeliever thinking they can bring them to Christ after they are married. But usually the opposite happens and the believer backslides to get along with his or her mate and never accomplishs God’s purpose in their lives.

Marriage according to the Bible is meant to be permanent. He was intended to be the head of the household while she was to be loved and cherished. The man is to love his wife as Christ loved the church and died for her. This means that while he is the head of the relationship, he is accountable to God to love her as Christ love the church and must be willing lay his life down for her. Every decision he makes must be for her benefit as well as his (Ephesians 5:22-25).

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