Intteracial dating and the church
The hundreds of comments that poured in are evidence that the post affected many people quite deeply, and we felt it would be enlightening to share some of the most fascinating remarks with you.Opinion: My 12-year-old son could be Trayvon The big questions seemed to be: How should parents talk about race with their children? "I am moved to tears by this mother's struggle," said a reader named Tiffany who said she is "humbled" by Oglesby's efforts.Any wisdom you can share would be greatly appreciated! For those who are trusting in Christ as their Savior and Lord, weekly worship is an essential part of “walking in a manner worthy of the Lord” (Colossians ).We know we’re not supposed to “neglect meeting together” with other believers (Hebrews ), what’s less clear is when a dating couple should begin meeting together in the same church, and which church they should choose.This is exactly what happened in Israel, according to Malachi .A similar principle of spiritual purity is laid out in the New Testament, but it has nothing to do with race: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. Just as the Israelites (believers in the one true God) were commanded not to marry idolaters, so Christians (believers in the one true God) are commanded not to marry unbelievers.When people hear the disyllabic sounds, “alta” and “dena,” I would wager that most of them think of the well-known City of Industry-based Alta Dena Dairy, which was started by the three, Missouri-born Stueve Brothers in Monrovia, California in 1945.Oddly, more than five minutes of internet research haven’t helped me figure out why they named their dairy after a fellow San Gabriel Mountains community located some miles west of their hometown.
I also suspect most whites never truly can, as it just looks different from our point of view.However, the reason for this command was not skin color or ethnicity. The reason God commanded against interracial marriage for the Jews was that people of other races were worshippers of false gods.The Israelites would be led astray from God if they intermarried with idol worshippers, pagans, or heathens.My question is: How important is it, at this early stage, for us to attend the same church? I have stayed with my church for so long, because I don’t want to run when things get hard.He loves his church, attends regularly and is very involved. I don’t want to leave because I feel like I’m not “getting anything out of it.” I also don’t want to disappoint anyone or leave when the numbers are already so small.