The body of Christ has played an unfortunate role in stigmatizing interracial marriage in the United States. Interracial unions were common in the early days of American settlement when European men intermarried with Native American women and with freed people of African descent. But as America developed a slavery-based economy, many pastors began to preach that slavery was ordained and blessed by God. Interracial marriages between whites and Native Americans or blacks were eventually banned, slave marriages were not recognized, and Native American marriages were typically viewed as barbaric rituals. Many Christian slave owners justified adultery and exploitation of black and multiracial women by referencing Abraham and Hagar. Race-based slavery corrupted white churches, dividing them into pro-slavery groups e.
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In defending his postmodernist vision of Christianity truth is fluid; inerrancy is passe, and so forth , Tony argued that I actually was closer to his position than I realize, precisely because of my stance on interracial marriage. I told the caller that the Scripture nowhere forbids interracial marriage, that the distinctions to worry about should be of the Spirit not the skin-color. Tony, rightly, observed that my great-grandfather would not have said that. And, Tony is right, interracial marriage is actually a very good test-case for his position. Previous generations of Southern Baptists, as Jones pointed out, opposed interracial marriage, integrated churches, and even the abolition of human slavery precisely because they were historically-situated and cutlurally-shaped by prevailing notions of human nature and racial hierarchy. What changed all of this was not the evolution of the community toward something else.
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Some people insist that the Bible meant for the races to remain pure, therefore prohibiting any kind of interracial marriage. Usually two biblical texts are drawn upon to support that view. One is the fact that Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. As you recall, Shem received a patriarchal blessing, and an enlargement of that was given to Japheth.