Does God Forbid Inter-racial Marriage?

inter-racial marriageCan a Christian marry a person of another race? I’ve been told that God forbids inter-racial marriage.


Wikipedia defines the concept of race as the classification of humans into groups based on physical traits, ancestry, genetics or social relations, or the relations between them. In other words, the concept of “race” is a man-made concept.

In reality, there is no objective, scientific standard for defining a race of humanity, since the standards for determining race are arbitrary. In fact, it’s impossible to identify a person’s “race” simply by examining their DNA, because all human beings differ from one another to some degree in physical traits, ancestry, genetics or social relations (since no two people are exactly alike). Therefore, these normal variations are meaningless apart from whatever meaning we may assign to them. Continue reading