Interracial Marriage and the Church

The issue of race and the church has received a good deal of attention recently, when a few months ago a church in Kentucky voted to ban an interracial couple from their church. You can read the story¬†here. This issue raises an important question, “How should Christians think about the issue of interracial marriage?”

John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, answers that question in this immensely helpful video.

“In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.” Colossians 3:11 (NLT)

Piper has written a great deal about this topic as well. Here are some of the highlights:

-Chapter 15 of his book Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian is devoted to interracial marriage.

-The Ethics of Interracial Marriage

-Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage

-Interracial Marriage: Celebrating and Serving Diversity in Christ

 

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