I thought this would be a good opportunity to discuss this issue, in light of the word of God. What does the Bible say about interracial marriages? First of all, I do not intend to offend anyone. Nor do I wish to single out the Free Will Baptist denomination. I simply think this is a good opportunity to examine how denominational churches operate. Here are a few of the problems I see with this whole mess:.
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It was a two story, two bedroom wood frame house with about square feet. It was square with a single car garage built in. We sat dating as I told of the events I remembered when we lived there. The black lady next door stepped outside and began to look at us. I felt that she was concerned parallels someone watching her house and I stepped outside the van and told her that I had lived in the wood framed dating in as a boy. Anyway, I told her that it was me and apologized.
Such arguments anger many in the black community, including pastor William Shields of the 18,member Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Norcross, Ga. Marshall based part of her opinion on two court cases that ended interracial marriage bans. One was Perez v. Sharp, which was decided by the California Supreme Court in and ended interracial marriage bans in that state.
Some people insist that the Bible meant for the races to remain pure, therefore prohibiting any kind of interracial marriage. Usually two biblical texts are drawn upon to support that view. One is the fact that Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. As you recall, Shem received a patriarchal blessing, and an enlargement of that was given to Japheth.