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Does the Bible Promote Racism?
Dec 29 – Jan 11, 2023
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Most of my life, I’ve heard the claim that God forbids interracial marriages. Those who spout this nonsense misquote a few Old Testament scriptures to justify their dogma.

First, let me stipulate that in Bible days there was no such thing as "race." In fact, the phrase "race" was a 17th century social construct, devised to create division amongst the masses. In other words, the haves versus the have nots.

By the 21st century, it was decided that melanin-rich people were predestined by God to be inferior to those who were not. That mindset is not logical, seeing that God stooped down once, in Africa, and formed man from the dust, or melanin-rich soil. By logic, based on where man was initially formed, one would think those enriched with melanin would be the superior race. That is, if there was even such a thing as a superior race. Sorry to disappoint you, but that is not true either!
Many have questioned how was that possible, when the Bible says Adam and Eve only had three sons . . .
God did not create a superior race. He created one race, the human race, when He stooped down and formed the progenitor of humanity, in His own image and after His likeness - - not a boy, but a fully grown man, that He named Adam. Then, He pulled from Adam’s rib the mother of all life, a woman He named Havah, whom many call Eve.

Afterwards, He commanded them in Genesis 1:26, “Be fruitful and multiply.” So, out of the seed of that one man and the womb of his help meet, the population began to explode.

Many have questioned how was that possible when the Bible says Adam and Eve only had three sons, whose names were Cain, Abel, and Seth. Well, in that same Bible, in Genesis 5:4, it also says that Adam begot more sons and daughters. How many? Who knows?
What we do know is that there had to be a whole lot of incest going on! (Ban that book, y’all! – LOL!)
What we do know is that there had to be a whole lot of incest going on! (Ban that book, y’all! – LOL!) Now that has been clarified, let’s move on and examine what God actually said in the scriptures about who should and should not marry.

In Deuteronomy 7:3-4, God told His chosen people not to allow their sons and daughters to marry any of the other nation’s sons or daughters, mentioned in those verses. He didn’t say other races, but other nations.

His reason for that command was not because of the color of their skin, but because those other nations served other gods. He said that those nations would become a snare and cause them to bow down to their idols. He forewarned that if that were to happen, it would draw His wrath. So then, that command wasn’t based on a racial construct, but on the God, or little ‘g’ god, that they served.

In Numbers 36, God also instructed that the tribes were to only marry within their own tribe. That was to ensure that each tribe was able to maintain the swath of land that He’d given their forefathers. Again, not about "race" but so that a larger tribe would not eventually overtake a smaller tribe’s inheritance.

They were already marrying into their own tribe, for the most part, anyway. Case in point, Moses’s mother, Yocheved, was from the tribe of Levi. She married her nephew, Amram, also from the tribe of Levi. Which means Moses’s father was also his first cousin.

As you can see, God did not promote racism. What He does promote, and insist on, is like minded unions. 2 Corinthians 6:14 explains it best, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? FYI: ‘light with darkness’ does not mean skin tone!
New EJ Brock Release:
New EJ Brock Release: EJ Brock just released her latest spiritual paranormal saga, “Angels Meet in the Devil's Triangle - An Angels Respite Series." Unlike her Port of Harlem articles, her novels are fiction with her more familiar spiritual twist.
Read EJ Brock's earlier POH contributions:

"Texas District Pulls Bible and LGBTQ+ Books - Do You Know What’s In The Bible?,"

"Even Some Whites Preach That Africans are God’s Chosen People,"

"How Did Moses Hide Amongst the Egyptians?," and

"Pro-Life, Pro-Birth, Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion, and The Bible: You Decide."
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