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Question: "What does the Bible say about interracial marriage?

The Israelites would be led astray from God if they intermarried with idol worshippers, pagans, or heathens.An important Bible verse about understanding interracial marriage is 2 Corinthians : "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers." That last word, "unbelievers" is of key importance.A Christian should not marry a non-Christian no matter how kind and good they are. Deuteronomy 7:1-6 tells the Israelites to destroy all the inhabitants of the Canaan land and not to intermarry with them because they would "turn your sons away from following Me, that they may serve other gods." The same key concern of 2 Corinthians is again expressed here.Moses' wife was of another race and in Numbers 12:1-15 Aaron and Miriam were punished for criticizing this interracial marriage.The book of Ruth tells a delightful story of a foreigner who became part of the lineage of Christ.In fact, the biblical perspective is that there is only one “race”—the human race, with everyone having descended from Adam and Eve.

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