Atheist views on interracial dating
"Being human in God's image compared to any racial distinction is ten million to one in terms of importance," he explains."In Christ, ethnic and social differences cease to be obstacles to deep, personal, intimate fellowship...Christ does not call us to a prudent life, but to a God-centered, Christ-exalting, justice-advancing, counter-cultural, risk-taking life of love and courage. Will it be harder to be married to another race, and will it be harder for the kids?
Stacy Stepp, pastor of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Pike County, told The Associated Press that the vote by nine people last week was declared null and void after it was determined that new bylaws can't run contrary to local, state or national laws.
Theologian John Piper has shared a biblical perspective on interracial dating and marriage, arguing that Christians should "celebrate the unity of a godly, Christ-exalting man and woman who are marrying in the Lord across racial lines".
Piper, who serves as the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minnesota and founder/teacher of Desiring God.org, wrote in a recent blog post that he receives a "surprising" number of questions on interracial marriage, and said such questions need to be taken seriously.
First, for a historical perspective, let’s look at the Old Testament for a moment.
Does the Old Testament have anything to say about marriages among God’s people and unbelievers?