The reason was because those people worshipped idols, not because of race; the Hebrews, Amorites, Canaanites, etc. The apostle Paul encouraged Christians not to marry unbelievers (2 Corinthians ), but here again, the reason was religious, not racial.Jesus and His apostles taught that we must respect and show compassion for all people of God's creation without regard to artificial distinctions like race and nationality.Third cousins usually share a set of great-great-grandparents and one-eighth of the genetic pool.However, your child will only have one-half of your genetic pool and would only share one-sixteenth of the genetic pool with your third cousin. Many people who grow up in the same area probably have this much connection with their spouses and do not even know it.There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.(NIV, Galatians -28) laws which banned interracial marriages. A number of attempts were made to use the Bible to justify those bans on interracial marriage.In His Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke -37), Jesus told of a Samaritan man who was kind to a Jewish man even thought they were enemies of different religions, nationalities and racial backgrounds.
When we first begin dating, it should be for the purpose of social development-that is, learning about the opposite sex and the many differences in human personality, values and temperament.
ANSWER: Is there a correct way to go about dating according to the Bible? The nearest we have to courtship begins in Genesis 28 where Isaac told Jacob to go to Padan Aram and marry one of his uncle Laban's daughters.1.