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.The Scripture teaches it is wrong to marry across races.
He is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, and most recently Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship. And this one comes from a young Asian-American woman: “Dear Pastor John, my boyfriend and I are both believers in Christ and have been dating for almost 18 months.
” So “Ethiopian” there is the same as the word “Cushite.” And you can see what the point is. Moses’s sister, Miriam, criticizes this marriage between Moses and the Cushite.
And God is so displeased with Miriam and her that he strikes Miriam with leprosy, which the Bible describes as turning her hands as white as “snow” (Numbers ), as if to say: Miriam, you value light skin? At least we know from this story that God is not pleased with Miriam’s criticism of Moses’s marriage to a black woman, and there is no other criticism of it.
It will not destroy any God-appointed diversity in the world.
It will, in fact, feature that diversity and the power of Christ in it.