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Therefore all of them are dignified above the animals in this absolutely unique and glorious way: humans are crated in the image of God.

With all the beautiful, God-designed ethnic and cultural diversity in the world, that truth is paramount.

She was under God the seed of my salvation in more ways than one.

And there are circumstances which together with biblical principles make interracial marriage in many cases a positive good. One quick walk through the pictorial directory that came out last year gives me a rough count of 203 non-Anglos pictured in the book. And I am sure the definition of Anglo is so vague someone will be bothered that I even tried to count.But the point is this: Dozens and dozens of them are children and teenagers and single young men and women.Genesis , “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Again in Genesis 5:1–3, “When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Manwhen they were created.The prohibition in God’s word is not against interracial marriage, but against marriage between the true Israel, the church (from every people, tribe, and nation) and those who are not part of the true Israel, the church.

That is, the Bible prohibits marriage between those who believe in Christ (the Messiah) and those who don’t (see 2 Corinthians ).That truth is decisive in setting priorities for how we respect and relate to each other.The Bible forbids intermarriage between believer and unbeliever but not between members of different ethnic groups.This means very simply that we as a church need a clear place to stand on interracial marriage. First, we will make four textual observations and then some concluding implications for our experience.Church is the most natural and proper place to find a spouse. The Bible portrays the human race as coming from one pair of human ancestors who were created in God’s image unlike all the animals and that this image of God is passed on to all humans.My attitudes and actions were demeaning and disrespectful toward non-whites.