Baptist and inter racial dating
Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in Pike County, KY recently voted nine to six in favor of denying church membership to interracial couples.But, does Scripture teach that interracial relationships are wrong?
It's pretty safe to say that most likely very few characters in Scripture were light skinned in that most were "Semitic," light or dark brown in complexion. It is interesting that the Bible does not speak about skin tone much and when it does, it's not a major point. God's message of grace and salvation is for all people of all races and skin tones.
she's a white lady with black friends.) The concern in their mind was the possibility that she might begin dating a man with darker pigmentation than her's. This issue of interracial dating and marriage is trending in the news now due to a decision by a Kentucky church to ban membership and worship participation for interracial couples.
The parents were seeking my opinion and biblical grounds for their concerns. So as not to misspeak regarding this church's stand, here's a copy of the recommendation as obtained by television station WYMT: That the Gulanre Freewill Baptist Church does not condone interracial marriage.
I've even heard some scholars postulate that Bathsheba and the Queen of Sheba were black.
The Ethiopans mentioned in Scipture were most likely dark skinned.
Yet, if the two extremes - say, a very dark skinned person marries a very fair skinned person, it's an issue.