What once seemed so radical to many Americans is now commonplace... the steady flow of immigrants from all parts of the world is fueling a surge of interracial marriages and multiracial children. (pline.com)
Ignoring all the clear condemnations against racial mixing in the Bible, it seems that today's Judeo-Christian leaders can no longer discern between what is good and what is evil (Isaiah 5:20). Here is some examples of what is readily found on the topic in mainstream Judeo-Christian media:
One should also remember both Rahab and Ruth, Gentile women of faith; they were both accepted into the community of believers (they are even in the genealogical line of Jesus! Matthew 1:5). ( www.christiananswers.net )
".. as a general principle the Bible doesn't prohibit interracial marriage or say that a person must only marry from his or her own racial or ethnic group." (Billy Graham)
"Moses married a woman from another ethnic group (known as the Cushites) -- although it did cause some controversy (see Numbers 12:l). The judgment which fell on those who created the controversy, however, showed that they were in the wrong, not Moses (Numbers 12:9-15). Every human being is created by God; the Bible reminds us that God "from one man ... made every nation of men" (Acts 17:26 ). The Bible gives us no grounds for saying that one race is superior or inferior to any other race. We are all made in the image of God, and Christ came to "purchase men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation" (Revelation 5:9)." (Billy Graham)
Sometime after Adam and Eve fell, God established a covenant with Abraham. This covenant was intended to be international in scope -- irrespective of cultural boundaries or skin color, that through Abraham's offspring ("seed") all the nations of the earth would be blessed (Genesis 12:1-4). ( www.christiananswers.net )
"The apostle Paul tells us that the promised seed of Abraham was Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:16). The beauty of the ministry of Christ is that in him there are no barriers between Jew and Gentile, slave and freeman, male and female (Galatians 3:28); there is neither circumcised or uncircumcised..." (www.christiananswers.net )
A Very Important Topic
One of the many differences found between the Judeo-Christian and Christian Israel doctrines is the view of interracial marriage, or miscegenation. Although the inspired Word is replete with passages condemning racial mixing, today's Christian leaders have ignored them and appeal, instead, to a few passages, which, upon inspection, do not support their assertion that Yahweh has somehow changed His mind.
We can't afford to be wrong concerning our Creator's view of racial mixing, because the prophets affirmed interracial union is a sin and an abomination, as we will shortly see. In fact, interracial marriage is symptomatic of a curse, because it creates a situation where Israel is controlled or ruled over by a stranger, or – worse – causes Israel to turn away from her God.
This is an uncomfortable topic, because our people have been profoundly in error and disobedience. Although examining this issue will bring forward questions that must be answered in our faith, we do this not only out of love for our God, but love for His people, whom we are to bless. Today, the existence of the problem (and our indifference to it) is inarguable:
"We are now approaching the 31st year of the Loving decision and views on interracial marriage have improved . In 1991 a Gallop Poll found that, for the first time, more people in the United States approved of interracial marriages (48%) then disapproved (42%). Also the number of interracially married couples in the United States has gone from 150,000 couples in 1970 to 1.1 million in 1994 and the number of children born out of interracial marriages jumped from 460,300 in 1970 to 1.9 million in 1994. Furthermore, a Gallop Poll indicates acceptance for interracial marriages is growing. Sixty-one percent of White Americans are more likely to approve of such marriages today, compared to 4% in 1958.8 In addition, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in fifty marriages are interracial which is four times the number compared to 1970." ( Interracial Marriages and the Effects on Children Annotated Bibliography , Nacy John Alouise , The University of Dayton School of Law, 1998)
We will look at the biblical and historical evidences that Israel was never allowed to mix with other peoples, and that it is the Will of our Creator that all peoples must remain distinctive and separate. We will also investigate common objections made by mainstream Christian leaders.
What the Bible Says
In the land where Israel dwells, there shall be one law applicable to both Israel and its strangers and sojourners:
One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you. (Exodus 12:49)
Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God. (Leviticus 24:22)
Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were stranger in the land of Egypt . (Exodus 22:21)
So, whatever law Israel is under, it must be applied to its strangers in the land. Logically, whatever that law was then, it is applicable today for both the Covenant people and those who live in the land.
Never addressed from the pulpit today is the clear understanding Ezra had of the law. In presenting their argument that racial intermixing was never a problem for Israel , and in their implying that it is "racist" to hold to a biblical view on the topic, the following passages are never dealt with:
The people of Israel , and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands.... Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons ... that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever. (Ezra 9:1-12)
We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land.... Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law. (Ezra 10:2-3 )
Ezra was so distressed at the state of Israel after their return from Babylon , that we read the following:
And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments, Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness. Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave [it] for an inheritance to your children for ever. And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities [deserve], and hast given us [such] deliverance as this; Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed [us], so that [there should be] no remnant nor escaping? (Ezra 9)
Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude . (Nehemiah 13:3)
The phrase "the mixed multitude" is translated from the Hebrew ereb. The lexicon Results for ereb (Strong's 06154):
...The web (or transverse threads of cloth); also a mixture, (or mongrel race ).
What happened among these Israelites, who had returned out of Babylon , when they heard the law?
...Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives? ...Thus cleansed I them from all strangers ....
Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever. (Ezra 9:12)
A Challenge to Mainstream Christianity
I was unable to find anywhere an apologetic from mainstream "Christian" leaders on how this apparent conflict is harmonized with their "one blood" doctrine. This is shameful! Do not miss this important point:
Another very serious problem in Judeo-Christianity is their assertion that today's Jews are characterized as the "Chosen People" by virtue of the fact that they have maintained an unbroken genetic link all the way back to Jacob/Israel:
• If racial purity (however unproven) characterizes a people as the covenant people, why is it also maintained that there was never a requirement to maintain racial distinctiveness within Israel to begin with?
• Why do today's Christian leaders fail to point out the their presumed "Chosen People" view miscegenation as sin?
Today's Orthodox Jews indeed understand the problem:
... non-Orthodox Jewish couples are forced to submit to an Orthodox marriage ceremony with an Orthodox rabbi and are compelled to attend classes on family purity. No Israeli may marry outside his faith community. Hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens from the former Soviet Union who are not Jewish or whose Jewish ancestry is in doubt are unable to marry at all inside Israel (The Jewish Week (article by Mazie, Steven V. 04/28/2006)
There are two related worries: intermarriage and illegitimacy. Children of marriages forbidden by Jewish law, or halacha (for example, unions between a kohen and a divorcee, between close relatives, or between a man and a previously married woman who did not undergo a halachic divorce) are considered mamzerim . They and their offspring, stigmatized with an irrevocable brand of illegitimacy, may marry only other mamzerim. A split in the nation, the argument goes, will follow: mamzerut will increase dramatically and it will be difficult to keep track of mamzerim to ensure they do not wed non-mamzer Jews. The Jewish Week (article by Mazie, Steven V. 04/28/2006 )
In occupied Palestine today, antichrist Israel disallows the marriage of a "Jew" to a "Gentile." Nevertheless, there are racially black Jews, Oriental Jews and Indian Jews that claim to be part of the Covenant people, Israel! This fantastically apparent common-sense combover is completely ignored in Judeo-Christianity, and stands alone as proof that today's "Jews" cannot be Israel. Yahweh's prohibition against race-mixing is a commandment that exposes them for what they are: mixed peoples and impostors.
What is a "mamzer?" According to Strongs (H04464) it is a "bastard, child of incest, illegitimate child"
A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. (Deut 23:2)
And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod , and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. (Zec 9:6)
It is clear, from the Inspired Word alone, that Israel is:
• Commanded to stay racially pure
• It is an abomination to Yahweh to marry outside our people with very serious consequences for the transgression
Challenges to Mainstream Christian Leaders
Do we find anywhere, in the inspired Word, that this law to remain racially pure is no longer in affect in the New Covenant?
What biblical proof do we find that Ruth and Rahab were either non-semitic or from a forbidden lineage? Unfounded assertions like this are often left unpondered by well-meaning believers.
Today's Judeo-Christian leaders teach that there is no difference between races, and that racial intermarriage is acceptable. The Bible not only does not support these teachings, it is specifically forbidden.