Marking 50 years of legalized interracial marriage in America, reformed theologian John Piper said Jesus Christ celebrates such marriages while warning that "angry white supremacy" has been on the rise. Piper celebrated the U. Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Despite 50 years of legalized interracial marriages, pushback against interracial couples has been growing in America.
Pastor John Piper Says Church Should Celebrate Interracial Marriages
Reflections on an Interracial Marriage — ICP
Theologian and Desiring God founder John Piper says contrary to how he was raised and once thought, interracial marriage among Christians should not only be permitted but celebrated in the Church. First, in God's economy, only one race exists: the human race, all of whom descended from Adam, and, according to Genesis, are made in the image of God. And when addressing the men of Athens in Acts 17, the Apostle Paul espoused this view. You better get over this. You are all part of one race, rooted in one great, great, great grandfather, and your arrogance of separation is sinful," Piper said.
In the new humanity, the decisive factor in human unity is that Christ is all and in all. To make racial and ethnic distinctions decisive in relations is to oppose the truth of what God is creating in Christ," he wrote on his website. Piper clarified that the Bible forbids intermarriage between believer and unbeliever, not between members of different ethnic groups. The issue, he said, was not in race but in faith, religion, and allegiance to God. There is only one high profile interracial marriage that the Bible discussed, according to Piper, and that is between Moses and Cushite, a black woman from Africa.
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