This is exactly what happened in Israel, according to Malachi .A similar principle of spiritual purity is laid out in the New Testament, but it has nothing to do with race: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. Just as the Israelites (believers in the one true God) were commanded not to marry idolaters, so Christians (believers in the one true God) are commanded not to marry unbelievers."Thompson told me that Stella and her boyfriend were not allowed to sing in the church any more," said Mr Harville. ” He added that the ban was a “black eye to the church, a black eye to our community and a black eye to God”.“The way I look at it, it's a slap in God's face to say something like this," he said.
Miss Harville, who is studying for a master's degree in Indiana, said she was “deeply hurt” as she has attended the church since childhood and knows those who voted for the ban personally.Despite such censoring — or perhaps, because of it — it is vital that we thoroughly understand the topic, rather than passively accepting anything with which our unbelieving culture and media might try to inculcate us.Before venturing into the subject itself, it would be profitable to understand what others, especially Christians, have thought of miscegenation.Question: "What does the Bible say about interracial marriage?" Answer: The Old Testament Law commanded the Israelites not to engage in interracial marriage (Deuteronomy 7:3–4).The subject is presented today as if it were quite obvious that interracial marriage is both permissible and positively good.