Some people insist that the Bible meant for the races to remain pure, therefore prohibiting any kind of interracial marriage. Usually two biblical texts are drawn upon to support that view. One is the fact that Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. As you recall, Shem received a patriarchal blessing, and an enlargement of that was given to Japheth. Some have neatly contrived from the three sons of Noah, three survivors of the flood, that this is the historic basis for the three basic generic types of human beings: the Caucasian, the Negroid, and the Mongoloid.
15 Important Bible Verses About Interracial Marriage
Interracial marriage is on the rise in the United States, with approximately 11 million people in interracial marriages. Pew Research Study also found that attitudes toward interracial marriages have changed significantly, and there is a steep decline of those in opposition to interracial marriages. In , the landmark Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case ended state laws banning interracial marriage in the United States. While this was a huge win for interracial couples, many people were still opposed. Sadly, some of the pushback came from Christians and Christian institutions.
Does God frown upon interracial marriages?
What does the Bible say about? As you saw the iron mixed with soft clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not give your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters for your sons, and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good of the land and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever. You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods.
Many people are deceived. They say interracial marriage is a sin. Scripture has nothing to say about interracial marriages. What it does talk about is interfaith.