Interracial dating and marriage

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" Answer: The Old Testament Law commanded the Israelites not to engage in interracial marriage (Deuteronomy 7:3–4).

However, the reason for this command was not skin color or ethnicity. The reason God commanded against interracial marriage for the Jews was that people of other races were worshippers of false gods.

The Israelites would be led astray from God if they intermarried with idol worshippers, pagans, or heathens.

This is exactly what happened in Israel, according to Malachi .

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What should a Christian do if he or she is married to an unbeliever? Should Christians of different denominations date or marry?

“There is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him” (Romans ).

A colorblind church and/or a Christian interracial marriage can be a powerful illustration of our equality in Christ.

Some racial groups are more likely to intermarry than others.

Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58% of American Indians, 28% of Asians, 19% of blacks and 7% of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own.

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