Any descendant of Adam can be saved, because our mutual relative by blood (Jesus Christ) died and rose again.
But some people think there must be different “races” of people because there appear to be major differences between various groups, such as skin colour and eye shape.
Some of these (skin colour, eye shape and so on) became general characteristics of each particular people group.15 Note that the context of makes it clear that the reason for God’s scattering the people over the earth was that they had united in rebellion against God.
Therefore, there is in essence no such thing as “inter-racial marriage.” So we are left with this—is there anything in the Bible that speaks clearly against men and women from different people groups marrying?
If a white person is looking for a tissue match for an organ transplant, for instance, the best match may come from a black person, and vice versa.
The ABC news science page stated, “What the facts show is that there are differences among us, but they stem from culture, not race.”14 The only reason many people think these differences are major is because they’ve been brought up in a culture that has taught them to see the differences this way.
But does the Word of God really condemn such mixes as those above?
Is there ultimately any such thing as “inter-racial marriage”?