Baptist views on inter racial dating
We use the King James Version of the Bible here for copyright reasons.
Some of the passages are: There are many passages in the Bible that have been used by anti-miscegenationists to condemn interracial marriages.
Besides these laws, which show themselves to be of great weight when considering the propriety of interracial marriage, I would like to look at one specific example of an anti-miscegenation opinion.
I have in mind Muhammad Ali, the famous black boxer.
The first set of facts which are remarkably significant is the of earlier times.
Legislation and criminalization are not things which just appear among a people; they require a substantive consent of the populace (or apathy).
However most Christian and Jewish theologians interpret these same verses as referring to inter-faith marriages. Self, author of an Internet site "Interracial Marriage is against God's Law" concludes that God created the different races after the incident at the Tower of Babel.
Other passages refer to the Holiness Code of behavior that is generally believed to apply only to Jews and is unrelated to marriage. Genesis records that at that time, humans showed their arrogance towards God by trying to build a structure so tall that it would reach the firmament of Heaven.
However, since little ink was spilled on the topic of interracial marriage before separate races even lived amongst each other, I will not be going back terribly far in history, just to the seventeenth century and onward.Before venturing into the subject itself, it would be profitable to understand what others, especially Christians, have thought of miscegenation.The subject is presented today as if it were quite obvious that interracial marriage is both permissible and positively good.One of the earliest examples of this is Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law of 1691, which forbade the marriage of whites with any non-whites.Similarly, Massachusetts forbade miscegenation by law in 1705, North Carolina in 1715, South Carolina in 1717, Delaware in 1721, Louisiana in 1724, and on and on.