Race Mixing: Right or Wrong in God’s Eyes?

By: Matthew Dyer

Merely the title of this tract is no doubt making most folks uncomfortable and to say that even asking this question is something called “racist” and wrong to even consider. Most people teach that race is not genetic or physical, rather it is a “social construct” created by man recently. Many churches teach that the God of the Bible does not care about race. They teach that all races are the same and that God definitely does not have a problem with different races mixing together in what is labeled miscegenation. From a Christian worldview, is this idea correct? Is race mixing sin?

First off, if God did not care about the races of people on the Earth, then why did He create so many of them? It says in John 1:3 that “All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.” So, God clearly made black, yellow and white people on the Earth, and in Genesis 1:33 He clearly declared approval of all His creation.

“And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

So, when God made white people, He thought they were very good. When He made black people, He thought they were very good. When He made yellow people, He thought they were very good, and so on. When man decided to mix white and black persons together creating a person that is neither white nor black, what do you think God thinks about that “very good” creation now? Let me be clear, this is NOT an attack on anyone that is mixed that may be reading this, because they truly cannot help it. Even though they couldn’t help it, does that make it right to continue it? When a man rapes a woman, and she conceives a child, is it that child’s fault that it was conceived in a manner that is sinful? Of course not! That does NOT justify that child to grow up, and became a rapist like its father, and continue the sin. When someone makes the choice to commit miscegenation, they are destroying the creation of God that He said was “very good.”

Historically in America, most people, white and black, believed race mixing was wrong and sinful. Some still do, but it is a view that has become very unpopular and sometimes harmful to express openly. These people believe the Bible as the source of this view. In 2022, we have Christians preaching the message that we are all “one race, the human race” as though it is Biblical truth. They will often use Scriptures like Galatians 3:28 to prove their point.

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28

The misuse of this verse is extremely out of context. It could also be used to promote homosexuality or transgenderism because “there is neither male nor female.” Anyone that knows anything about the moral laws of God, knows that does not line up with the rest of the Bible.

Where Is Race Mixing Said to Be Sin?
I have read many articles and watched several Youtube videos saying there is no justification in scripture that race mixing is a sin. These folks must have never read the Ten Commandments or think they have been done away. The 7th commandment in Exodus 20:14 says “Thou shalt not commit adultery” and then in verse 17 the 10th commandment says “thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.” It seems like God is repeating Himself in these commandments, because according to the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 5:27-28 coveting or desiring your neighbor’s wife in your heart is to commit adultery as well. Yet, maybe there is something more to adultery than we have been taught in recent years. The word “adulterate” is where we get our English word adultery which means “to corrupt, debase, or make impure by the addition of a foreign or inferior substance or element” according to the Webster 1828 Dictionary.

Adultery is ANY sexual sin in which one corrupts that which God has made, whether it be incest, homosexuality, beastiality, or even miscegenation. The Ten Commandments do not contain all of God’s moral laws. In order to understand a Law, you must have a Statute to explain that law and what it is, and then a Judgment for breaking that law. We find the details of these commandments in the books of Deuteronomy and Leviticus in the Bible.

Hebrews 13:4 (NASV) says that “Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators (whoremongers) and adulterers God will judge.” In this verse, fornicators and adulterers are lumped together. The English word fornication is translated from the Greek word “porneia,” which is where we get our English word pornography. Fornication and adultery includes sexual sin of husbands and wives outside the marriage bond, but doesn’t mean nonmarried people can’t commit sexual sins.

“It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication (porneia) as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.” – 1 Corinthians 5:1

“…The body is not for fornication (porneia), but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body… Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.” – 1 Corinthians 6:13-15

“Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication (porneia), and going after strange flesh…” – Jude 1:7

Intermarrying Into Forbidden Lineages:
“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God… Lest there be any fornicator (porneia), or profane person, as Esau…” – Hebrews 12:15-16

These sexual sins are identified as fornication and adultery in the New Testament. Any sexual sin is defiling the marriage bed, including miscegenation. In Esau we find no incest or homosexuality, he did not “cheat” on his wife, rather he married and mixed into forbidden lineages.

“And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah” – Genesis 26:34-35

Esau sinned by committing interracial mixing with those outside his race. Abraham was very concerned his son Isaac would marry outside his race when he declared to Eleazar:

“And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.”- Genesis 24:3-4

Before you say, “well Abraham wanted Isaac to marry a wife that was not an idolater.”; remember that Rachel and her family were idolaters! So what was the difference? Race, or as Abraham put it KINDRED. This same Hebrew word translated kindred is used in Leviticus 18:11 to describe kindred in the law forbidding incest. No one can deny that incest is a sexual genetic sin.

It is very clear that the Israelites of the Bible were instructed to be separate from all the other peoples of the Earth, and to not mix with forbidden lineages (Deuteronomy 23). If we read Scriptures like Deuteronomy 7:6, 1 Kings 8:51- 52, 1 Chronicles 17:21-22 (just to name a few) we see that God chose the Israelites out of all the peoples of the earth to be His people. If those same people had mixed with all the other races, over time they would have been indistinguishable from everyone else, and the fulfillment of the prophecies in the Bible concerning Israel would have been impossible to be fulfilled. Ezra and other leaders of the House of Judah understood the importance of keeping Israel’s bloodline pure in Ezra 9:1-15:

“…doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands…”

I encourage you to search out the truth for yourself and strive not to be “politically correct” like everyone else, rather “Biblically correct.” God desires the races to be separate, and to stay as He originally had created them. This is NOT a message of hate, but rather LOVE for God’s creation.

A very good book concerning the topic of race mixing by Dallas Jackson. You can order a copy by click HERE.

The Seventh Commandment by Ted R. Weiland. A very good book concerning the topic of adultery and other sexual sins. You can read this book for free online by clicking HERE