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Are Interracial Dating and Marriage All Right?

In the Old Testament, God told the people of Israel not to intermarry with the nations that surrounded them. The reason for this was not the color of the skin; it was the condition of the heart. These people were idol worshipers who engaged in all manner of filthy practices, sexual and otherwise, that would have corrupted Israel.

This prohibition against the godly marrying the godless is still in effect today. God's children should not marry Satan's children. But this has nothing to do with the color of skin or country of origin.

However, young people need to be aware of the unfortunate truth that prejudice still exists. There are people who take offense at a racially mixed couple. Children from such a marriage are often scorned by both racial communities. From a sociological standpoint, couples who enter into interracial marriages will face prejudice and rejection. There is nothing spiritual about it, but it is a fact of life.

Since the pressures upon them can be enormous, a couple contemplating an interracial marriage must be absolutely sure of each other, their own motives, and especially God's will in the matter.

Excerpt taken from Answers to 200 of Life's Most Probing Questions, Copyright 1984 by Pat Robertson. 

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