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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. Not David

    Not David Der Romisch Katechumene

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    Exactly, what about those minorities groups who adapted to American/Western culture or people who were adopted by westerners? Do they count?
     
  2. Phoebe Ann

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    I'm not sure what you're asking, but all people matter to me.
     
  3. Not David

    Not David Der Romisch Katechumene

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    I'm asking for those ones who argue that people should marry someone from the same culture.
     
  4. JoeP222w

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    It is not a sin to be in a relationship with someone of a different ethnicity. It is a sin to be in a relationship with a different race. There is only one human race and the amount of skin pigmentation has nothing to do with race.
     
  5. RDKirk

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    Bingo.
     
  6. RDKirk

    RDKirk Alien, Pilgrim, and Sojourner Supporter

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    All Paul is saying to the Greeks is that God created the world and all the nations of the world. He's certainly not declaring that he was lying to the Galatians and the Colossians about there being neither Greek nor Jew in Christ.
     
  7. RDKirk

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    "Racism" as defined today did not exist as such in the first (or earlier) centuries. People were bigoted according to culture, but it was possible for people to change cultures (Ruth, Caleb, Rahab, for instance).

    Skin color was observed aesthetically, but not as an immutable indicator of culture, nor as a dictator of any nonphysical characteristics such as intelligence or moral character.
     
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  8. Invalidusername

    Invalidusername Well-Known Member

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    Believe whatever you want kiddo.
     
  9. WannaWitness

    WannaWitness Shining God's Light for a Lost World.

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    Where did that line of thinking come from? Interracial marriages/relationships/dating is not a sin. Last time I checked, it was 2018! :p

    (Sorry, I just couldn't resist being a little sassy!) :D

    It's funny you mentioned that, though. I actually am familiar with a religious group that believes this crock. This church publishes a bi-monthly periodical, and they have a lot of outlandish beliefs, and this is one of them. They also believe that worship choruses are satanic, that it is "immodest" for women to wear pants or makeup, watching TV and movies is a sin, and that puppets are evil and not to be used for church ministries. Don't bother looking for a Website for this group because they actually think the Internet is of the devil, too.

    Other than that, I have heard of practically no one in this day in age who, deep down, would really believe that it is sinful to be in love with someone of another race. I don't doubt that there a few people who have problems accepting it, but not sure if they would believe it to be sinful; probably the more old-fashioned types who are not used to that kind of background. If there are people who think it's sinful, I don't know anyone personally who does (but time will tell).
     
  10. RDKirk

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    Do some more reading of Latin and Greek secular sources, and you'll see what I'm talking about.
     
  11. Invalidusername

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    You do realize that Greeks and people who spoke in the Latin language spent 99% of their time with people of the same race?

    "Exotic" was a thing back then because it was extremely rare to see someone of another race. Nowadays, it is just a cesspool with 5000 different races thrown together with no structure or organizations. And people wonder why there's a ton of division today. (hint, its because we allow other people in here who don't respect our laws or our culture)
     
  12. RDKirk

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    Haven't done the reading, have you?

    While the average ancient Greek or Roman spent most of his time with persons of the same color, they did have and speak of "exotics" who entered their culture, albeit of different colors.
     
  13. Invalidusername

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    >didn't do reading did you?
    >goes on to agree with me.
     
  14. RDKirk

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    You missed the "entered their culture" part.

    Bottom line is what I said earlier: Skin color was observed aesthetically, but not as an immutable indicator of culture, nor as a dictator of any nonphysical characteristics such as intelligence or moral character.
     
  15. Afra

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    YOU don't talk to Satan yet you know that he has deceived specific people. Are you omniscient?
     
  16. marineimaging

    marineimaging Texas Baptist now living in Colorado

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    Why does a simple question have to turn into all of these arguments? The question came from a person wanting to know where it came from, not to have it justified or rectified. If you please, in the name of Jesus Christ.
     
  17. Invalidusername

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    Zero evidence of that my dude.
     
  18. Ken Rank

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    Well, "they" would be wrong. If they would read Deut 30:1-6, all of Hosea 1 and any of another 200 references, they would find out that the Northern Kingdom called Israel was scattered into ALL NATIONS after their Assyrian captivity. That means that all nations, all colors, and all apparent ethnicities are going to be found to be part of God's Israel. And that aside... since God made man, since God confounded the languages... He is responsible for all the variations we see anyway. But... people will believe whatever they want. :)

    Blessings David.
     
  19. RDKirk

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    Of course, you're ignorant of any of the available Latin histories and your prefer to remain ignorant, claiming in your ignorance that there is no evidence.

    Then settle for the two biblical archetypes: Keturah, the Cushite brought into the Israelites and the Cushite official of Candace brought into the Body of Christ. Those archetypes prove the point.
     
  20. Archivist

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    It is not a sin to be in an interracial relationship. Anyone who says that it is is wrong.
     
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