If we segregate ourselves in our most intimate scenarios like church, we likely do the same in our friendships and dating relationships.
These surveys, which reveal how frequent churchgoers are less likely to date someone outside their race, weigh a little more heavily on those of us who find themselves in the minority, or even the lone person of our race, at church.
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 ).
Joseph is one of the many sons of Jacob (renamed Israel).
Brothers who are envious of him sell him into slavery at an early age.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in the media spotlight lately, leaving many wondering what Mormons really believe versus what they publicly state.
A lot of rumors surround the religion, with suggestions that Mormons believe Lucifer is the brother of Jesus, or that everyone is a god.
Does the Bible permit or forbid interracial dating and marriage?
This short article will examine a few of the assumptions and conclusions made by those who firmly believe God does not approve of interracial "mixing." Perhaps the greatest assumption made by those who thunder that interracial dating is wrong is that the Israelites had a "pure" heredity which God wanted them to maintain.
The Bible shows, however, that the group who left Egyptian bondage was anything but pure genetically.
Most devoted Christian young people wrestle with this question during their dating years. As to dating different races, I have commented on that issue in another question.
Prejudice of one sort or another usually clouds the issue on that question. Racial characteristics are genetic differences and that's all.