Yes, Interracial Marriage Is Ordained by God
Believe it or not, there are quite a few professing Christians who think that interracial marriage is a sin. Exactly why is anyone's guess since no condemnation of it can be found in scripture. To the contrary, the only biblical position is that interracial marriage is ordained by God.
John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church
in Minneapolis, Minn., recently preached a sermon entitled Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage
. He summarizes his position with four main points:
- All races have one ancestor in the image of God and all humans are in God's image.
- The Bible forbids intermarriage between unbeliever and believer, but not between races.
- In Christ our oneness is profound and transforms racial and social differences from barriers to blessings.
- Criticizing one interracial marriage was severely disciplined by God.
I encourage you to read the entire sermon. Understanding what the Bible has to say regarding this issue can only help in the edification of the church. Conversely, denouncing interracial marriage as a sin only serves to divide the body of Christ.
Labels: Culture/Society, Family, Liberty, Religion