Is interracial dating biblically wrong
Scripture states, "also a mixed multitude went up with them" (Exodus ), meaning that MANY non-Israelites (Egyptians, people from various countries who were also slaves, etc.) left Egypt under the leadership of Moses.It was to this mass of people that God gave instructions some have mistakenly used as "proof text" to show that interracial relationships are a sin.God is not forbidding interracial marriage in an attempt to keep his people of the same race (which they were not). In the eyes of God, not man, all humans are of "one blood" (Acts ). In the strictest sense, there is only one race that exists - the human race.He was warning against matrimony that brings two people of differing religious understandings (e.g. The Bible does not forbid what man defines as interracial marriage.
God not only allowed and accepted Joseph's interracial marriage, he also had Jacob perform a unique ceremony that made them the chief representatives of the family named ISRAEL (see Genesis 48)!
The chapter also records a warning, directly from God, that is interpreted by some as FORBIDDING dating and marriage outside of one's race. The warning concerns marriages between those who will enter Canaan with those who already inhabit the land.
A careful reading of the pertinent verses, however, shows that this interpretation is incorrect. Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the people of the land where you go (the Promised Land the Israelites were to inherit), lest it be for a snare . It is given by God to keep his people PURE in their worship and to keep them from worshipping false (pagan) gods.
After a period of several trials, God blesses him with the responsibility of overseeing all of Egypt in order to save the entire family from a famine.
He marries an Egyptian woman and produces two sons named Manasseh and Ephraim (Genesis ).