In fact, in the Old Testament provisions were made for Gentiles to convert to Judaism (cf. One should also remember both Rahab and Ruth, Gentile women of faith; they were both accepted into the community of believers (they are even in the genealogical line of Jesus! “But,” someone may say, "the New Testament prohibits being unequally yoked.Therefore, people of different races shouldn't marry." The passage being referred to here is 2 Corinthians f.So, we have seen that there is no prohibition against interracial marriages in the Bible.We have also seen that God's plan of salvation includes drawing his people from every nation, tribe, people and language. Often they will argue that marriage with foreigners (implying people both of different culture and color) was prohibited throughout the Old Testament. Some people believe that interracial marriages are prohibited in the Scriptures.The prophets of the Old Testament longed for the time when both Gentiles and Jews would stream unto the Lord, when the Messiah would be a light unto the Gentiles as well as the Jews, when God would pour out his Spirit on all peoples (cf.Psalm 2:7-8; -28; Isaiah 2:1ff.; 42:6; 49:6; Joel ff.) These hopes and promises have been fulfilled in Christ Jesus.
This inspiring scene accords perfectly with our Lord's greatest commission, "go and make disciples of the nations" (Matthew f.).Often, intercultural marriages, more than interracial marriages (for not all people from different cultures differ in the color of their skin), encounter greater difficulties within the relationship.Cultural practice and prejudice is often more difficult to overcome than is skin color.May we have this same desire, eschewing all forms of racism and ungodly prejudice.For anyone considering marrying a person with different skin color or from a different culture, there are consequences that must be taken into consideration.This is where the apostle Paul rhetorically asks, "What fellowship hath light with darkness?" In accordance with the Old Testament teaching, Paul is simply prohibiting believers from intimate fellowship with unbelievers. There are absolutely no grounds in either the Old Testament or the New Testament to prohibit interracial marriages.In fact, if you think about it, many forms we fill out give us the option to note whether we are “Black,” “White,” “Hispanic,” “Asian,” and “Other.” I guess that if you are the child of an interracial marriage (and therefore, multiracial), you are “Other” (a strange way to label people).Thirdly, people from differing cultures have unusual differences to overcome. In America, as we continue to see the influx of people from all different cultures, who have all different colors of skin, it is imperative that we search the Scriptures so see how we should live.Actually, the prohibitions were not strictly against Jewish-Gentile marriages as racial mixture, but against believer-unbeliever marriages (cf. Solomon was judged for marrying, not simply foreign women, but foreign women who believed in false gods.