Dating ethiopian jew
In the new humanity, the decisive factor in human unity is that Christ is all and in all.To make racial and ethnic distinctions decisive in relations is to oppose the truth of what God is creating in Christ.So, while I am strongly opposed to segregation, I favor separation — that the uniqueness with which God made them is maintained.” That is what I believed when I was 15 years old. But, of course, we don’t base our behavior or our beliefs — we shouldn’t, anyway — merely on ugly fruit and outcomes of beliefs, but whether they are, in fact, biblical.So, let me give four brief pointers to the way the Bible, I believe, supports the marriage of believers in Christ Jesus regardless of race.1) All races have one ancestor, Adam, created in the image of God, and all humans following from him are in God’s image such that there is essentially one Godlike human race.
We are of different nationalities (though born in the same city and country and raised in the same high school).Then the apostle Paul, rooted in that theology of creation, says astonishingly to these arrogant ethnocentric Athenians in Acts , “He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth.” And I think the point there, the implication in the context of these proud Greeks who boasted of their ethnic purity over against the barbarians, was that those barbarians out there are family. You are all part of one race, rooted in one great, great, great grandfather, and your arrogance of separation is sinful.Being human in God’s image compared to any racial distinction is ten million to one in terms of importance. Being human in God’s image is ten million and any racial distinction is one when you talk about what is important in life. 2) Step two in the argument: In Jesus Christ, God is creating a new humanity — you might say a new race — and it is called the Christian race (1 Peter 2:9–10).So, for those four reasons — and there are more — I think it is right to not simply permit or tolerate, but to celebrate the marriage of a godly, Christ-exalting man and woman who are marrying in the Lord across racial lines.It will not destroy like that quote from the letter says it would.