Dating and marriage in the bible
1 Corinthians - Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.Hebrews 13:4 - Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.The Bible does not prescribe how all marriages shall begin, and it is entirely silent on the age of individuals entering marriage.Not all marriages form with a younger woman and an older man.For example, some teach that because Adam was created first then the man in every marriage must always be older than his wife, but this is not a proper interpretation of scripture. The Bible never suggests that because Adam was created first that the man in every marriage should be older than the woman.This is an example of confusing description for prescription.The Bible places no requirements for age in marriage.Since the Bible is silent on this concern, all believers have liberty in this area, meaning a man of any age may marry a woman of any age so long as both are old enough to enter into marriage by law and custom and both have consented to the marriage.
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.Genesis - Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.2 Corinthians - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? Luke - Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from [her] husband committeth adultery.Malachi - For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for [one] covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.All those laws were declared unconstitutional by the U. Vague assertions were made that God intended for the races to remain separate.Some verses (Exodus -16, 2 Corinthians , etc.) were quoted in part or otherwise out of context in an attempt to show that God opposed interracial marriage.