Interracial dating and the bible
If the parents are saying we disagree with this engagement because you are not willing or capable to support yourselves. Well, then that is something to take into consideration.
But if their objection is because you are interracial—which is what I’m assuming is the case—then the way I would handle that is first of all to recognize your parents are wrong in this.
It may be that—I mean that question could mean that they disagree with the engagement for other reasons, and you would want to say what are those reasons?
So, if the parents are saying we disagree with this marriage because we don’t think that the person you are marrying is of good character, well, you ought to take that into consideration.
And in that case that’s a sad reality that you are going to have to be willing to contemplate.
But often I have seen parents who because of the presence of this marriage or this child or from the marriage these grandchildren who come about, they have hearts that are softened and they turn around. And we have to give people room to repent of sinful attitudes and sinful expressions.
While 43 percent of Americans believe it is good for society, 11 percent believe the growth in interracial marriage is a change for the worse.
Scripture speaks in strikingly different terms from that.