What Does the Bible Say About Interracial Dating and Marriage?

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Is there anything in the Bible that forbids people from different ethnic origins from marrying or dating?  Can an African-American marry an Anglo-Saxon?  Is it biblical to have a Hispanic or Latino person marry a Native American?  Are there any Scriptures that address this issue?

Interracial marraige

First Samuel 16:7b says, “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Does the Bible Say Anything About Mixing of the Races?

When God called Israel out of Egypt, He warned them about having anything to do with the other nations.  For example, if the nations began marrying people of other nations, they would begin to follow their practices. Their hearts would go after other gods and worship idols which were really not gods at all.  The Lord warned Israel time and time again.  The Moabites tried repeatedly to have Balaam curse Israel, but he could not. They even offered to pay him to curse them but he refused, instead, “Balaam spoke his message: “Balak brought me from Aram, the king of Moab from the eastern mountains. ‘Come,’ he said, ‘curse Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel.’ How can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce those whom the LORD has not denounced (Num 23:7-8)?

So how could the Moabites have Israel destroyed?  They could do it from within.  It would be from sexual immorality with the Moabites. What happened was exactly what God had predicted would happen to Israel if they mixed with another nation.  While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women, who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate the sacrificial meal and bowed down before these gods. So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the LORD’s anger burned against them (Num 25:1-3).  Their interrelations by their sexual immorality turned their hearts to idolatry as they bowed down before false gods and turned their heart away from the One True God.  This however had nothing to do with mixing of the races. It had to do with mixing of the pagan nations and Israel (who believed in God).  God was not concerned that they would intermarry with other nations because of their race but because of their tendency to follow other nation’s idols and worship false gods.  This was not God banning interracial marriage but forbidding Israel from becoming entangled in false religions and thus being unequally yoked with pagan unbelievers.  This happened so frequently that you would have thought that Israel had learned it long ago, but intermarrying was still a problem at the time of Ezra: They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness (Ezra 9:2).

Don’t Be Unequally Yoked

It is very interesting that in the section of 2 Corinthians 6, Paul ties intermarriage of believers and unbelievers with idolatry.  This is the same warning that God often gave Israel.  Second Corinthians 6:14-17 shows the interconnectedness of the marriage of a believer and an unbeliever: Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?  What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?  What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”  Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”  Paul sees that if we marry someone who is not a believer, it is like trying to harmonize Christ with Belial.  Belial is a Greek word which means “worthless or wicked” and is just another name for Satan.  The idea of being unequally yoked goes well back into Israel’s history.  A parallel of this idea was even commanded by God regarding animals: Do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together (Duet 22:10). That is because it creates tension and disharmony.  The same principle could be applied in the marriage between a believer and an unbeliever.

Paul commanded Christians not to marry someone who is not because it could take them away from worshiping God.  God told ancient Israel and God tells Christians today through Paul to Come out from them and be separate [and] touch no unclean thing. Paul used the same verses in 2 Corinthians 6:17 which are found in Isaiah 52:11 and Ezekiel 20:34,41.  Again, this has no connection with race at all, just as it didn’t in the Old Testament Scriptures.  God’s message is always about grace, not about race, but He does not want a Christian to marry a non-Christian. These Old and New Testament Scriptures are not talking about interracial marriage as some have believed and others have falsely taught.  Neither are those about Israel intermarrying with other nations.  God knew that idolatry would happen if pagans and His people intermarried.  Paul was too but none of these Scriptures are about race.

Paul was also not teaching Christians that are already married to leave their spouse as he states in 1 Corinthians 7:39, A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.”  Nowhere in the Bible does God permit an already married believer to divorce or leave an unbelieving spouse just because they are not a Christian. God hates divorce although under conditions of abuse or unrepentant sexual immorality (ongoing adultery), there are exceptions.

Does the Bible Forbid Interracial Marriage?

I found that some “religious” denominations not only teach that different races should not marry but if they do, they are banned from church membership.  Here are some of the Scriptures that they use to try and justify such teachings:

Leviticus 19:19Keep my decrees. Do not mate different kinds of animals. Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed. Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.”

This was the first Scripture given by a denomination that I will not name here, which they used as their first and foremost reason for saying that interracial marriages are sin. The fact is that this chapter is not talking about other nations at all but about agricultural and sanitation laws for the nation of Israel, and when it does mention the foreigner, does God not say avoid them?   In this same chapter, God says that When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.  The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God” (Lev 19:33-34).  So in the same chapter that they use one verse to justify their non-acceptance of interracial couples there are several verses that tell the Israelis to not mistreat “the foreigner residing among” them and they should be “treated as your native-born.”  What this denomination has done is taken one verse out of a chapter of 37 verses and taken this one text out of context to make it a pretext – and a false one at that!  This Scripture does not support the forbidding of interracial marriage and certainly should not be used as a church’s policy to forbid interracially married couples from becoming members.  This is why the Samaritans were looked down upon so much, but not by Jesus as evidenced by the Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4:4-26).

The next most frequent Scripture that I could find that some denominations use to justify their banning of membership to interracial couples is Genesis 1:11-12.  This is also from the Old Testament. Genesis 1:11-12 reads, “Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.”  These churches who teach and have by-laws against interracial marriage – even calling it sin – use this verse to justify it.  They use the word “each kind” to say that races should stay within their own kind.  The species of each race they say should remain within their own species (race). But species has nothing to do with race!  The Hebrew word for kind (“miym”) is actually species which refers to birds, cattle, vegetation, and seeds, not human beings!  This is a stretch for sure. Once more this denomination has taken a text out of context to make it a pretext.


There are absolutely no Scriptural grounds or biblical authority in the Old Testament or the New Testament to teach the forbidding of interracial marriages.  The Old Testament’s frequent mention of Israel not intermarrying with other nations had nothing to do with race…it always had to do with those nations who were pagan.  Paul taught that we are not to marry unbelievers because it can lead Christians astray from worshiping God but Paul was not referring to race at all.  Paul was not saying to believers to divorce unbelievers but not to marry an unbeliever if you were already a Christian.  These Scriptures had nothing to do with the mixing of races in both the Old and in the New Testament.  On the contrary, James says My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism” (2:1) and “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.  But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers” (2:8-9)

If we look at the skin color and judge whether someone should marry another with a different skin color or from a different nation and even a different race, we are not looking at them as God does. That is sin.  First Samuel 16:7b says, “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”  So should we.  Every human bleeds red blood.  We are all created in the image of God (Gen 1:26) and so we have no reason to forbid interracial marriage or to look down on those who choose to marry from different races, because the LORD looks at the heart.”

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Mark August 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Dear Mini,

I can not tell you what your experiences were or what they might mean to you. However there is some truth that may help you. Romans 3: 23 “For all have sinned and and fall short of the glory of God.” This teaches that me you and every other human (except one Jesus the Christ the God-man) has sinned and is a sinner. We have all done something that breaks God’s law. Romans 3:10 “As it is written:
“There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
12 They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.”
13 “Their throat is an open tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced deceit”;
“The poison of asps is under their lips”;
14 “Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways;
17 And the way of peace they have not known.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

We are all sinners there are none of us that are innocent. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death … ” Death is eternal separation from God in hell a place of anguish and torment. (Luke 16:19-31) Romans 6: 23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Mini you and I are sinners we have sinned against God we have broken His law. We deserve death. We deserve eternal separation form God in a place of torment. But God provided a way of salvation, of forgiveness from sins through Jesus the Christ. Romans 5:8
“8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God made a way of salvation because the only one who could save us (Christ) gave His life for us. He bore in His own body our sins when he was crucified on the cross. Mini you and I can not work for our salvation because all of our righteousness are as filthy rags in His sight. The only way of salvation is that we trust and believe in Christ and what He did on the cross for us. Romans 10:9-13 “9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Mini I hope this helps and I encourage you to turn to Him now, confess that you are a sinner, ask God to save you from your sins, because you believe and trust Christ and His sacrifice on the cross.



Andrew August 15, 2013 at 2:53 am

Several months ago, I read that in state of Mississippi, that there were some extreme conservatives who if they were legally able to, they would return the racist anti-miscegenation laws that would have made interracial marriages illegal. Again as a white and my girlfriend being black and being a conservative republican, I could not appreciate how those people would say that because I did not appreciate that they would be giving every conservative republican a bad name because I knew they are non-whites who are also conservative republicans. I have read a lot of cases of hate crimes against interracial couples, like on in California where an interracial couple who were both 25 who happened to be a Caucasian male and his girlfriend who was African-American were just minding their own business and when another Caucasian male named Matthew Shumacher said racist stuff at them and attacked them and as it turned out Matthew Shumacher was convicted felon and a member of a California based Neo-Nazi skinhead gang. I cannot understand why groups like the Neo-Nazi skinheads, the Aryan Brotherhood, or even the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas could admire Adolf Hitler, or any person would admire Adolf Hitler, a man who destroyed his country, murdered millions of people and then killed himself to avoid capture by the allies, and yet the Neo-Nazis declare that he is an immortal leader of the white race when he was never immortal because he was a genocidal madman.


Jah September 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Shalom Jack Wellman,

As a Hebrew Israelite as identified through the Curses of Deuteronomy 28: 15-68, I have been researching on interracial marriage between the Hebrew Israelites and those of the Gentile Nations (all European nations as identified in the table of Nation of Genesis 10:1, including the White Christians and Jews of modern-day Israel whom are usurpers of the true descendant of the Children of Israel).

So, with clarity of these Truths as identified through the scriptures, I like to make a point about “Race” during the biblical era. The scriptures of the first five books of the Bible, what we call, The Torah, shows no “races” of people except the Shemites and the Hamites. Both were One race: Blacks.

The Hamite children were the people Yah (God) warned the Black Israelites children to stay away from, not because of their race (for they were of the SAME Race) but due to their unbelief in the Most High. With that said, there is no Old Testament scriptures to use to attest to interracial marriages between the Black Children of Israel and the White Children of the Gentile Nations, for the Shemites had no dealings with Caucasians until the time of Rome.

Now after Rome, we know the descendants of the Children of Israel was exiled and scattered to the four corners of the Earth due to our forefathers breaking the Covenant with the Most High. And He (Yah/God) used the Gentile Nation to take the Children of Israel into captivity wherever Yah sent them (to the 4 corners of the Earth). And there, the Children of Israel have been inflicted according to the Curses of Deuteronomy 28: 15-68……to this day, and til the time of the Gentiles is up.

That time is soon approaching as the year of 2019 will mark 400 years (since 1619 when the first Africa Slave was documented in Virginia) since the Black Americans’ captivity/oppression in America by the Gentiles.

So, in regards to interracial marriage, do you think Yah (God) will smile down on Black Israelites mating and marrying the Oppressors of His people when Yah (God) will destroy these nations that had a hand in our scattering? Please consider your answer wisely and answer me back.



Jack Wellman September 25, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Thank you for your comment. Do you believe that the restrictions for marrying others outside of Israel was about color or nations? It was never about color from what I see. Also, this curse was written to who? Israel, was it not? Does this Jewish law given specifically to Israel apply to those who are not Jewish? Is there anything in the New and better Covenant as taught in the New Testament that prohibits different people of color from marrying one another? I can’t find anything at all that prohibits this. By the way, Jesus tells us today through His Word that it’s not about race but about grace. Race is just a man-created word but as for God restricting Israel from marrying people of other nations, this was all about marrying pagans who were not worshipping the One, True God. If an African-American marries an Anglo-Saxon (white), there is nothing sin in this as long as both are believers in Christ, do you agree?


Jah May 17, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Shalom Jack Wellman,

Accept my apology for I had this site bookmarked to await your respond but during that time, I had bought a new phone and erased all my bookmark saves.

As usually, however, I surf the net for articles like this and lucky me, I found this site again and was surprise to see my name as one of the commenter. And I remember myself asking you this question as it slipped my mind entirely, since then. So, I am here to answer your question.

Question 1:

No, I do not think it was about color. As I stated, most of Israel’ history took place in the Old Testament. So, we’re looking at a time period from approximately 3000 B.C. til 900 B.C. when recorded-history by the Greeks/Minoanians became part of our Mankind History too.

Prior to 900 B.C. there were no Greeks, no Romans (or the Caucasian ethnicity) but all were a Black People or a People of a dark-hue. Thus there was only One Race: the Black Race.

I share this to give you a visual image what the demographic looked like that far back in time. Those People were all Black and for the most part, couldn’t be told apart. The Israelite are on record looking like the Egyptian and vice versa. You have a verse,

Amos 9:7

“O Israel, art not thou as the Ethiopian unto me. O Israel.”

So again, I’m giving you a visual image what these People look like back then and “color” couldn’t be a factor anyway because they were all ONE Color then: Black.

Question 2:

The Curses of Deuteronomy 28 15:68 was specifically written to the Children of Israel of both Houses (The House of Israel and the House of Judah…which makes up the whole 12 Tribes of Israel). The Curses are never to end. For it is a “Sign and Wonder” for all Nations to see and know about the Children of Israel.

If the Children of Israel do good, and follow the Laws and Instruction, keep the Covenant, Keep the 10 Commandment and Live by Faith, the Curses would have no affect on them. If they don’t, the Curses will cleave to them, and consume them.

Thus is the case with African Americans and the Children of the Diaspora in the Western Hemisphere of BOTH North and South America and the Caribbean islands: the bulk of the Children of Israel.

Question 3:

It is not the “Jewish Law.” Jews were NOT the Hebrew Israelite. They were simply residents of Israel, and called themselves Jews after they converted to the Hebrew Israelite’ faith, Custom and Heritage. They are Usurper but that another discussion, sir.

And no, the Laws does not apply to the Gentile People. Yahshuah (Jesus) is your Savior (and ours), so that the Gentiles (Caucasian People mostly) can believe and be saved along with the Children of Israel.

Question 4:

The “new and better Covenant” is the same tenets of the original Covenant. Except this time, God will “write it on our hearts” and we do them.

Therefore, White Man/Woman and Black Man/Woman will have to do them. Whether they mate each others, there is no law against that. What, someone like me have issues with, is when the numbers of Whites gets so big a number that they they can breed out the original Children of Israel. That’s one.

Two, if their number are as they are today where, Caucasians are 166 millions in America while African Americans are 40 millions, White Supremacy will always be in place, and against our best interest. We have to be the Majority, and you, the minority. That’s balanced and optimal. And interracial relationship wouldn’t be a problem among us for we’d have the numbers to breed you out and not the other way around.

As for the rest of your comment, I respect that. I have no problem with interracial relationship but the there has to be conditions in place before we can do “interracial relationships” and it seems those conditions will be in place otherwise, the descendants of the original Hebrew Israelite will breed out, White.

last thing, color doesn’t matter, sir. Love is Love. No one can tell you who you can love but when you are a Nation at 40 millions and living within a Nation that is 166 millions and a chunk of that number want to do interracial relationship with the smaller 40 million number, that is a danger…..irregardless to color. Thus, to that 40 million People, “color” naturally becomes a top priority to preserve our Identity.

it’s not a problem to the bigger number for they can absorb 40 million people and still maintain their Identity. We cant. And that’s the situation.


phishing4men September 25, 2013 at 9:28 pm

It is not often but once again I am rendered speechless.


Jack Wellman September 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I agree my friend. I pray this person doesn’t think that God prohibits what the Bible does not teach. We can not get stuck in Old Testament laws given ONLY to Israel and apply them to our day today since “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal 3:28) and “In Christ there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all” (Col 3:11). Thank you brother.


Jack Wellman September 25, 2013 at 9:36 pm

I guess there is a race in humanity…it is called the “human race.” 🙂


phishing4men September 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Hmmmm Jack I thought we all came from Adam, I have not been able to find who the original father of the “Hamites and Shemites” was. The race called “Blacks” has stumped me too. We must surely be in the last days…..love you brother.


phishing4men September 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Oh by the way can you direct me to the Scripture where I can find any information on “Caucasian”

Jack Wellman September 25, 2013 at 9:52 pm

I agree phishing my brother..I do hope that we realize that we are of one man and we all bleed the same color blood. I would ask Jah the same thing he or she asked me at the end of their comment: “Please consider your answer wisely and answer me back.” but I would add, “and give me chapter and verse to support your belief Jah.

Jack Wellman September 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I must be fatigued and need to get to bed. I meant to say “I do hope that we realize that we are of one man (Adam) and we all bleed the same color of blood and it is red!” [sorry about that]

Ms. Brown October 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Why in the world would there be a Scripture against interracial marriages. God created us all-humans. We’re one in the same species-Human.


Jack Wellman October 12, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Thank you Mrs. Brown. I agree…there is not any Bible verse that talks about race or interracial marriage and that is why I wrote this. We are in agreement…there is one race…the human race.


Jack Wellman October 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm

If you read this article you will see that what you said is exactly what I said…and again, thank you Ms. Brown.


CJ October 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm

There is one race among us people, and that is the human race. The Lord made us of course; He knows this greater than anybody.


Jack Wellman October 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Amen CJ….that’s spot on the mark.


Joe November 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I am trying quite hard but in vain to get it through a very old lady’s head that the Bible does not speak against interracial marriage. However she believes that the Ethiopian people of Moses time were of the white race, this is due to my telling her that Moses married an Ethiopian woman (who was indeed black) now I have nothing against a person who cannot or refuses to see biblical fact, but when you claim to be a christian, born to the cloth how in the world do you allow your personal opinion take precedence over your so called belief? I am a minister and seeing this kind of racism up close (and I will call it racism) makes me wonder about the many people who call themselves Christians yet still have hate in their heart. The bible says: “How can you hate your brother whom you see everyday, yet say you love me, whom you have never seen”? I pray for a people who continue to live within ignorance.


Jack Wellman November 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Joe, you named it what it truly is. I have many doubts that a person that hates other people of color is not truly born again. First John chapter 3 and 1 John 2:9-11 tells us that “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister[c] lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.” I pray that they repent and actually trust in Christ for if we are believers we are to pray even for our enemies and I don’t think this lady is truly saved. Ask her to read 1 John 2:9-11 and 1 John 3 (all of it) and the verses I quoted in this article and then all you can do is leave it up to the Holy Spirit sir and may God richly bless your efforts. Whether Moses married an Ethiopian woman or not, there is still no sin and why didn’t God prevent this from happening if He thought is was wrong. No Ethiopian’s were EVER white but was likely olive skin colored. Regardless, this woman is wrong. There is neither Jew nor Greek, etc. and we are told only to not marry someone who is not a Christian (not to be unequally yoked) and that is in the New Testament.


Sharon April 3, 2014 at 1:45 am

Mr. Wellman, thank you for writing this article. I am a single mother of two bi-racial sons. Since I got in church ten years ago when they were 9 and 5 years old, I am very disappointed at the ignorance I have experienced among God’s people. It amazes me how people will use God’s word to excuse the hatred they were taught or still have. I again have to find a new church because a preacher at my church tonight preached hatred across the pulpit, but wouldn’t give scripture. He actually used the young people, saying, “This young lady (white) wouldn’t hug this young man (my son, biracial) because he his black, even though his blackness wouldn’t rub off, but it just wouldn’t be right.” WHAT??!!! Thankfully, we were home sick tonight, but I am so disappointed. Where is mercy?


Jack Wellman April 3, 2014 at 5:01 am

Thank you Sharon for your comment. I feel sorry for those who are prejudice against people of different skin colors. The gospel is one of grace and not of race. There is not one single Bible Scripture, anywhere in the Old or New Testament that teaches that blacks are less than whites, that yellow is less than red, or so one. The foot of the cross is level ground for all people. We all bleed red and Jesus shed His blood for all people, of all nations, of all color, and all languages. Sadly, some Christians will have to give an account to God for their racial bigotry someday. Thank you Sharon.


Nick Curran April 17, 2014 at 9:50 am


on this issue as is the case with other issues surrounding the faith and interpreting the scriptures. Many people take the view regarding the interpretation of God’s word that whatever He has not outlawed is “okay” or “fairgame”, whereas others take the opposite view stating if it hasn’t been authorized in word by the Lord then it is sin nonetheless, even getting creative with other biblical passages to read in the prohibition.

Fact is its more complicated than that as most biblical law often is. Scriptures don’t forbid bike riding nor do they forbid gender reassignment (ie. sex change operations). I think where the Word of God may appear to be silent, as is the case with all secular law, people have to assess the conduct in accordance with the “spirit” of the law, in this case God’s law. Is the spirit of God’s law contrary to someone using a new mode of transportation? Is the spirit of God’s law contrary to someone attempting to physically undo what God has created namely one’s gender which is central to their humanity as he has designed it?

Same I think is true with race and interracial marriage. Rather than trying to play “mental ju jitsu” with scripture because the scripture doesn’t talk about skin pigmentation differences (the different tribes and nationalities mentioned in the OT were all pretty much caucasians of the Mediterranean variety and had more or less the same skin tone), one should ask themselves “why would God not want a black and a white person both of whom profess true faith in Him to marry?

Its on that note that I see the race differences amongst Christians as relevant as the denominational differences between Christians. Yeah with respect to the latter we’ll always be able to say that other demonimations aren’t true to the faith but fact is where a group may or may not be engaged in accurate teaching, individual Christians could always be found to fall short of the glory of God irrespective where they worship and is more important in the grand scheme of things than the former argument.


Rae August 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Someone explain Daniel 2:43? Thanks


Jack Wellman August 9, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Thank you for your question Rae. All of Daniel chapter two is where Daniel explains the dream King Nebuchadnezzar had about “what will be in the latter days” (Dan 2:28) as you can understand after reading the entire chapter and Daniel’s conclusion is that “just as iron does not mix with clay. And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. 45 Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this” (Dan 2:43-45) so we see the lines of nations and powers that will rule eventually coming the last, great world power. Does this answer your question Rae. I hope it does and thank you for you question.


Arun September 19, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Nice and informative article. I’ve heard that the white christians are more racist regarding marriage compared to white people who doesnt believe in god. This creates a negative stereotype of christian whites. In my country most christians still marry within their caste( which is a hindu social system and is a sad thing that christians follow that). Personally am not against marriages happening outside a specific race or caste but you cant go ahead and change the society and customs. Hope all the christians will be united under one denomination and one god rather than having all theses different beliefs , customs etc. If all of the Christians believed and acted according to the bible then there wouldnt’ve been any difference.


Jack Wellman September 19, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Amen to your comment my friend. God sees only one race…the human race. May God bless you for your great encouragement.


Jim Sutherland October 31, 2016 at 12:23 am

You mention the Jewish laws…and those laws don’t apply to us Gentiles…what is your view on the 10% tithe? Do you believe we are commanded to give 10% today?


Jack Wellman October 31, 2016 at 8:44 am

Thank you for your question Mr. Sutherland. So you think we cannot date or marry people of different skin color? The Apostle Paul tells us that we have no business dating those or marry someone who is not saved. That is New Testament teaching. As for the 10% tithe, please read this sir about what the Bible says about tithing at this link: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-does-the-bible-teach-about-giving-is-tithing-biblical/


DC March 28, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Hello! Well, I have an exciting discovery as I was reading the Word sometime ago…

1) Moses married outside his ethnic race (Ethiopian)
2) Joseph married outside his ethnic race (Egyptian)

I loved what God was showing me! I hadn’t even asked Him to, but I had a fascination and love for any interracial marriages that God orchestrated.


DC March 28, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Hello! Well, I have an exciting discovery as I was reading the Word sometime ago…

1) Moses married outside his ethnic race (Ethiopian)
2) Joseph married outside his ethnic race (Egyptian)

I loved what God was showing me! I hadn’t even asked Him to, but I had a fascination and love for interracial marriages that God orchestrated.


Eva July 13, 2017 at 6:17 am

Ezra 9:2 says the holy SEED not race. Changing that word to race is turning that scripture into a lie. The word seed means ‘a flowering plant’s unit of reproduction, capable of developing into another such pant.’ It has NOTHING to do with ethnic heritage.

God has NEVER forbidden interracial marriage and I’m tired of racist ‘Christians’ twisting the scriptures for their own benefit trying to say that Yahweh is against it. He’s NOT against interracial love and NEVER HAS BEEN!

God forbode CHRISTIANS to marry PAGANS. Racist people see the word INTERMARRY and immediately associate it with race when that scripture is not even talking about race.

God is PRO miscegenation. People need to read Numbers 12:1-16 if they want a reference that interracial love IS ACCEPTABLE in the eyes of God. Moses was an Israelite who married an Ethiopian(mixed race African) woman. His brother and sister criticized him for it and God rebuked them both sharply and struck Miriam(Moses sister) with leprosy.

The only kind of MARRIAGE The Lord is against is GAY marriage which He claimed as an abomination from the beginning. Miscegenation IS NOT homosexuality and racists need to quit treating it as such. There are NO racists in Heaven! I don’t have to visit Heaven to know that either. -A Happy Misecegenator


Jack Wellman July 13, 2017 at 8:46 am

Hello Eva and thank you for your comment. I agree, we shouldn’t even think about color of skin or race. God has made us all of one blood, from Adam and Eve. Thank you for seeing that marriage is fine for all as long as it is between a man and a woman.


Eva July 13, 2017 at 7:04 am

Seed also means offspring, not RACE!


Jim Mattingly September 26, 2017 at 7:52 pm

If Adam and Eve were the only two humans on earth, where did all of the other people come from? Please do not say Adam and Eve.


Jack Wellman September 26, 2017 at 8:07 pm

Thank you for your comment Mr. Mattingly, but it is incorrect to think that only Cain and Abel were born to Adam and Eve. The Bible actually teaches that by the time Cain took a wife there were many human beings, that came from Adam. Not everything recorded in the Book of Genesis is written in an exact chronological order. The events of Genesis eleven (the Tower of Babel) happened in the middle of chapter 10, chronologically speaking –Genesis 5:4 states, “Then the days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he had other sons and daughters.” Both Adam and Eve driven out of the garden. Genesis 3:23-24: “therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.” All their offspring were born outside the garden. Gen 5:4 “After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters.”The male child born to Adam and Eve after Cain killed Abel was Seth, when Adam was 130 years old.

Gen 5:6 Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh. Scripture tells us “After (Adam) he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters.” (Gen. 5:4). It also says of Seth “After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters (Gen. 5:7). Daughters are not mentioned Gen.5 the phrase had sons and daughters is the key phrase but the first male born in the family is mentioned by name.

So either Cain got his wife sometime after from Seth’s lineage or from Adam and Eves lineage that produced numerous children after they left the garden. We see by the record that there were a number of people by the time Cain killed his brother Abel. Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the LORD set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.”

Besides these three sons Adam and Eve had many other unnamed sons and daughters. The Bible does not give the exact time period when Cain took his wife. Depending on how much time there was between Cain being married, he either married a distant sister, or if enough time transpired, he could have married his own niece. Probably the later is true.

Please consider, Acts 17:26 26 where it says, “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.”


Terry April 25, 2018 at 5:35 am

God condemns race mixing. Deuteronomy 7, and Deuteronomy 23:1-3. Also James says that not all flesh is the same flesh. The bible is about one race and one race only, the white race. True Israel are the white Caucasian, Celtic, Anglo Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, and kindred people in the world today. Cain was the son of Satan. He was a bastard son, that is why Seth replaced Abel and not Cain, Acts 17:26 is actually a mistranslation. Blood was added about 200 years later. The verse actually says that from one man Adam all nations were created which is true. Only the white race has ever created any nations. According to the book of Jasher, Cain married his sister. However, Cain was not sired by Adam. As I said before, God Yahweh condemns race mixing. This condemnation is all over the bible. Race mixing destroys the pure seed line, and makes that seed line unholy. God Yahweh wants a holy people without spot or blemish. The bible condemns race mixing. Even Moses knew this, that is why he didn’t have a black whife.


Jack Wellman April 25, 2018 at 9:16 am

Terry, you are sadly mistaken if you think God regards one color over another and that whites and blacks cannot marriage. Deuteronomy is speaking about intermarrying with pagan-worshipping nations and it has nothing to do with color. Please repent of your racial prejudice. THis is clearly sin what you are saying.


Palerider October 23, 2018 at 12:14 pm

Every animal bleeds red too,So are we to mix and mate with them too…Yeah see how dumb that analogy st the end was…You’re welcome people..


Jack Wellman October 23, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Hello Palerider. Thank you for your comment. Everyone with all the different skin colors have the same color of blood, and it is red. God does not look at the outside but at the heart. We cannot judge those who marry people of a different color because God doesn’t. There is neither Jew nor Greek nor male or Female…we are all one in Christ, no matter our color! I pray you see this my friend. Do you think it is wrong then? If so, what is your reason?


Yiri November 2, 2018 at 12:51 pm

So, you really think God is even concerned about our color if our hearts have rejected Him? Ahab(Israelite, pagan),married to Jezebel (white pagan Zidonite)…
Did God hide how he rejected them because they rejected Him too…
Moses and Joseph’s black wives (Ethiopian & Egyptian ( black Africans), were God- fearing; ready and willing to love, worship and follow their husband’s God, so God WHOLE-HEARTEDLY welcomed and accepted them FULLY into His Kingdom!
What about Ruth, who was Turkish( Moabite), Muslim BUT vowed and covenanted herself to worship, follow and die with The Israelite God!
How on earth won’t God graft such directly into His Own Family!
People really think they can hate God, His Ways, His Truths and still make it with Him …???? … Because of COLOR?
You just can’t deceive, reduce/ bribe God!
No, Love Him! And forget your colorssss… PERIOD! That’s The Whole Message of The Holy Scriptures…
Thank you, dears…


Jack Wellman November 2, 2018 at 1:51 pm

No, God is not concerned with our color, and that is what I wrote. Please know that Muslims did not even exist until the time of Mohammud so you must know that Ruth was not Islamic or a Muslim at all. I do agree with the other things you wrote that we cannot see color as God sees the heart. We cannot judge by color, so you are so right and thank you for your comment.


Anonymous January 23, 2019 at 3:03 am

Hi… I’m Indian and my partner is Burundian. Some people do not support us and say that it is a sin and saying that we will go to hell. Is that really true? And also, my father keeps bringing up Moses. That he didn’t cross over to the promised land because he married an Ethiopian… Was that also another reason why he didn’t cross? He also brought up Ham being the father of the Canaan. Is it true that Ham slept with his mother (who was not the same tribe as Noah)??


tempus January 23, 2020 at 2:18 pm

Mr. Wellman must be an evolutionists. How can he be a creationist if he promotes an action, interracial mating, that results in destroying the races that God created?


Jack Wellman January 23, 2020 at 2:57 pm

How sad of a biased statement you made Tempus. Please repent of your prejudice. Skin color does not matter…and it’s not about race but always about grace as far as Scripture is concerned. Please repent of such evil remarks. God is no respecter of persons, so you should not be either.


PAUL April 25, 2020 at 9:23 pm

The Wedding Feast of CANA predicted the future of the blood . After Golgotha the blood changed because all nations, races , all of the planet was permeated with the blood of Christ. Whatever the Bible has said prior to Golgotha about the blood is null and void.


Jack Wellman April 25, 2020 at 9:42 pm

Hello Paul. Thank you for your comment, but we cannot ever nullify or void what is from the Word of God and the blood, even in the Old Testament. THe blood sprinkled over the Mercy Seat and the Congregation of Israel pointed toward or looked ahead toward Christ’s sprinkling the nations with His own blood, but there is no Scripture that teaches that Jesus’ blood permeated the planet. Only those who repent and trust in Christ will be saved and by Jesus’ sinless life, death, and resurrection (1 Cor 15). Any other teaching is indeed null and void.


J. Lynch August 14, 2020 at 5:44 pm

Which “religious” denominations teach against interracial marriage and ban their members if they do marry outside their “race”?


Jack Wellman August 15, 2020 at 10:15 am

Hello friend. I do not know which denominations teach its wrong to marry interracially, but they are wrong as God does not look at the outside, but the heart. Many people think it’s wrong, but God’s Word trumps them and GOd is no respecter of persons.


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