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Featured Why is it a sin to be in an interracial relationship?

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by lexmhll, May 26, 2018.

  1. Phoebe Ann

    Phoebe Ann From Mormonism to Christ Supporter

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    Not all of any race are loved.
     
  2. Thedictator

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    Sin is only a sin if God says it is, There are people who think that having sex with your wife is also a sin, their wrong, it does not matter what they think. What matter is what God thinks.
     
  3. Phoebe Ann

    Phoebe Ann From Mormonism to Christ Supporter

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    AMEN!
     
  4. Afra

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    There are likely things that you believe are sinful, which other Christians do not believe are sinful. Applying the same logic, should those Christians conclude that you are deceived by Satan?
     
  5. PaulCyp1

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    It certainly is not. God knows only one race - the human race. That includes black humans, who were the ones He originally created, and the various lighter-skinned races which gradually evolved as humans spread out across the Earth from Central Africa where they were first created.
     
  6. Phoebe Ann

    Phoebe Ann From Mormonism to Christ Supporter

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    Not all blacks approve of light-skinned blacks.
     
  7. Afra

    Afra Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Is masturbation a sin?
     
  8. Afra

    Afra Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, and not all purples approve of light-skinned purples.
     
  9. Phoebe Ann

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    I'm not here to please racists. A lot of people have prejudices; you might say I hate racism, I hate child abuse, I hate murder, etc.
     
  10. LovebirdsFlying

    LovebirdsFlying My husband drew this cartoon of me. Staff Member Red Team - Moderator Supporter

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    I need to clarify something I said earlier. When I talked about "keeping the line of Christ pure," I didn't mean genetically. We are all humans, just as Clydesdales, Arabians, Thoroughbreds, and Appaloosas are all horses. I meant spiritually, so the line of Christ wouldn't follow after false gods. Thanks for mentioning that, @dreadnought .

    Rahab and Ruth came in from outside, both appearing in the ancestry of Christ, and they were welcome because they accepted the God of the Jews. It's about who they worship, not what race they are.
     
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  11. dqhall

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    King Solomon was supposed to have foreign wives including from Egypt, Moab (Jordan) and Turkey/Syria (Hittites); 1 Kings 11:1-10.

    Some shunned people of other races, others welcomed them. Which of these are Christian?
     
  12. Afra

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    It is good to hate those things, but I do not think that we must conclude that people are deceived by Satan if they conclude something differently than us.
     
  13. dreadnought

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    True, a dictator can torture his people, but the Lord can still make his people happy. Does that excuse the dictator?
     
  14. Afra

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    Well yes, from a biological standpoint the concept of different "races" appears to be nonsense. Races do not exist except as constructs in our own minds. I think you can rule out sin based on that alone.
     
  15. Afra

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    No, and that is why we should punish people who engage in the sin of racism, just as we should punish a dictator who tortures his people.

    What exactly was the point you wanted to make?
     
  16. SilverBear

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    what happens is that good people defend the children from those who hate and work to educate and enlighten them This is a duty no matter what the children's skin color or potential handicap or orientation or religion.
     
  17. Anguspure

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    A South African couple I once new held this view based on some interpretation of stuff surrounding the sons of Noah.
    My maternal Grandmother (Scottish) did not regard it as a sin as such but counselled against it saying that marriage is difficult enough without the added difficulties presented when different cultures marry.
     
  18. Albion

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    It is possible, then, that Radagast has not heard from that couple in South Africa. His point seems pretty solid under the circumstances.
     
  19. Man on Fire

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    There are Spiritual Laws. God judges sin in particular ways.

    When a young woman is getting married, her dad walks her down the isle and hands her off to her husband. She was under her dad's authority as her dad. She is handed off to her husband. "Ready Set Don't Go" is song sung by Billy Ray Cyrus about his 18 year old daughter supposedly. She wanted to leave. She did not have his blessing. She left. She is now a rebellious female? She is in rebellion against her dad? God is a Father. His love is Fatherly.

    Given it was 1970, and someone tried to "interracial marry" did they have her dad's permission. Legally, in terms of God's law, if a man has the girl's daughters permission it is not wrong. Some states had laws against interracial marriage. Christians are instructed to do Good and be law abiding. Is the law wrong? There are ways to change laws in the US. Being in rebellion against the law, and lawful authority may be wrong and a sin.

    I would point out that Moses married a Kushite woman.
     
  20. David Cabrera

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    I believe this is the Alt-right extending their ideologies to the issue of immigration and refugees to Europe. This is their principal argument: "Asia for the Asians Africa for the Africans White countries for everyone!"
     
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