Many use verses and phrases from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to justify their ban on interracial marriage.In contrast, most theologians have given these same passages a non-racial interpretation.
Type the word “dating” into your Bible search tool and what comes up? When I was single, I remember wishing there was an entire book—or even just a chapter—of the Bible dedicated to the topic of dating.
But though the Scriptures are filled with foundational life-changing truths, there are plenty of topics the Bible doesn’t specifically speak to.
It is clearly evident that God purposely made the different races. Pure arrogance in the face and to the plan of God." An alternate interpretation of the Bible concludes that God loves human variety.
If the stories in Genesis are literally true, he created the human race with great diversity: two sexes, many races, three sexual orientations, a range of heights and body styles, hundreds of languages, etc.
Not only is there nothing in the Bible specifically about dating, but the concept of dating didn’t even exist in biblical times.
Even today in many areas of the Middle East, dating is a relatively new concept and couples can’t even be seen together in public unless they are officially “engaged” to be married.
If you want to shoot for a lifelong, God-honoring union with your best friend, then that is when you know it's time to start a romance (Genesis ; Matthew 19:5).
When in doubt, ask God for guidance and be prepared to trust and obey Him.
We use the King James Version of the Bible here for copyright reasons.