The protest is raised, "But I'm not interested in marriage, just dating." Granted that marriage may not be the intent of a dating relationship, friendships and relationships formed while dating almost always lead to marriage.Since most Americans do not "arrange" marriages for their children, most young adults and adults "date" prior to marriage.
If the stories in Genesis are literally true, he created the human race with great diversity: two sexes, many races, three sexual orientations, a range of heights and body styles, hundreds of languages, etc.
Interracial marriage often produces biracial children who are different in skin color and features from both parents. So, perhaps interracial marriage has a positive value to God.
One must first ask, "What do you mean by 'dating other religions?
' " Should a Christian date a Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, or Shinto?
Other passages refer to the Holiness Code of behavior that is generally believed to apply only to Jews and is unrelated to marriage. Genesis records that at that time, humans showed their arrogance towards God by trying to build a structure so tall that it would reach the firmament of Heaven.
At the time, the cultures in what is now the Middle East believed that a metal dome above the Earth's surface separated Heaven and Earth.If a dating relationship with a denominational Christian leads to contemplation of marriage, I would advise the following: It is God's desire that his children should build lasting relationships with those who follow him.Too many relationships fail because the individuals were not agreed in advance.Question #53: Should a Christian marry a Christian from another church denomination? Some of the people in the Old Testament were immoral and violent. Many use verses and phrases from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to justify their ban on interracial marriage.Should a Christian date someone who follows one of the cults: Mormonism, Adventism, Jehovah's Witness, Christian Science?