But I do think there is a unique struggle for a young, single, black woman.
We have unhelpful comments from people like Taye Diggs "jokingly" perpetuating the stereotype that black women are harsh and hard to deal with.
Joseph is one of the many sons of Jacob (renamed Israel).
Brothers who are envious of him sell him into slavery at an early age.
Second Corinthians states, "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.
For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? " First Corinthians says, "Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character." There is no more intimate "company" than your spouse. Just as the Israelites were not to intermarry with those who did not believe in the one true God, so are Christians not to intermarry with those who do not believe in the one true God.
This short article will examine a few of the assumptions and conclusions made by those who firmly believe God does not approve of interracial "mixing." Perhaps the greatest assumption made by those who thunder that interracial dating is wrong is that the Israelites had a "pure" heredity which God wanted them to maintain.
Like most of the articles in the Got Top 20, this one can stir up some pretty heated arguments and strong emotions.All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. But, since inter-ethnic marriage and inter-skin-color marriage haven't caught on as alternate terms, I'll go with interracial marriage.In Deuteronomy 7:3, speaking of the Israelites' relationship with the inhabitants of the promised land, God commands, "You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons." There are many other Old Testament scriptures that warned the Israelites not to intermarry with the inhabitants of the land of Canaan. God did not want interracial marriage between the Israelites and Canaanites because, "for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods" (Deuteronomy 7:4). It was entirely a matter of the Canaanites worshipping false gods and having evil and immoral religious practices. If we segregate ourselves in our most intimate scenarios like church, we likely do the same in our friendships and dating relationships.These surveys, which reveal how frequent churchgoers are less likely to date someone outside their race, weigh a little more heavily on those of us who find themselves in the minority, or even the lone person of our race, at church.Or then there's the wrongheaded idea that black women are less physically attractive ...Does the Bible permit or forbid interracial dating and marriage?After a period of several trials, God blesses him with the responsibility of overseeing all of Egypt in order to save the entire family from a famine.He marries an Egyptian woman and produces two sons named Manasseh and Ephraim (Genesis ).