This is Part 3 of Part 5 of our study on The Seventh Commandment.
Answering the Objections
People often provide supposed examples of race-mixing in the Bible in an effort to counter the Scriptures’ prohibitions against miscegenation. Moses and Zipporah, Moses and Adoniah, Joseph and Asenath, Salmon and Rahab and Boaz and Ruth are often exploited as biblically sanctioned precedents for interracial relationships. However, none of these instances represent race-mixing for the simple reason that race-mixing requires two races and in each of these instances the husband and wife were of the same race.
Moses and Zipporah
“1 Now a man of the house of Levi [the priestly tribe] went and took as his wife a daughter of Levi. [See Exodus 6:18, 20; Numbers 26:59] 2 The woman conceived and gave birth to a son; and when she saw that he was [especially] beautiful and healthy, she hid him for three months [to protect him from the Egyptians]. [See Acts 7:20 and Hebrews 11:23] 3 When she could no longer hide him, she got him a basket (chest) made of papyrus reeds and covered it with tar and pitch [making it waterproof]. Then she put the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. 4 And his sister [Miriam] stood some distance away to find out what would happen to him. 5 Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, and [she, together with] her maidens walked along the river's bank; she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid [to get it], and she brought it to her. 6 When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. And she took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” 7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a wet-nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go ahead.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. 9 Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. And she [Pharaoh’s daughter] named him Moses, and said, “Because I drew him out of the water.” ”
(Exodus 2:1-10, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
“16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water [from the well where Moses was resting] and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 Then shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock. 18 When they came to Reuel (Jethro) their father, he said, “How is it that you have come back so soon today?” 19 They said, “An Egyptian saved us from the shepherds. He even drew water [from the well] for us and watered the flock.” 20 Then he said to his daughters, “Where is he? Why have you left the man behind? Invite him to have something to eat.” 21 Moses was willing to remain with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah [to be his wife].”
(Exodus 2:16-21, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
There is only one race represented in the marriage of Moses and Zipporah. Moses was a descendant of Abraham, an Israelite from the tribe of Levi. Zipporah was a Midianite, and the Midianites were descended from Abraham through his wife Keturah’s fourth son Midian:
“1 Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2 She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.”
(Genesis 25:1-2, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)
Moses and Adoniah
“Now Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite [Ethiopian] woman [Adoniah] whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman);”
(Numbers 12:1, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
This woman is not Moses’ wife Zipporah as many people have supposed but a woman by the name of Adoniah, an Ethiopian according to some English versions.
Today, an ethnic Ethiopian would not be of the same race as an Israelite. However, Ethiopian, as it has been rendered in the King James Version, is a poor translation of the Hebrew word Kuwshiy (Strong’s #H3569). Strong’s Concordance defines Kuwshiy:
“…patronymically from OT:3568; a Cushite, or descendant of Cush.”
 James Strong, “כּוּשׁ,” “Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary,” The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990) page 55.
The Cushites were descendants of Cush, Noah’s grandson by Ham:
“the sons of Ham: Cush, Mizraim [from whom descended the Egyptians], Put, and Canaan;”
(Genesis 10:6, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comment added)
Cush’s father Ham was a brother of Noah’s firstborn son Shem who was a progenitor of the Israelites. Therefore, Ham’s descendants through Cush were of the same race as were Shem’s Israelite descendants through Abraham and Jacob. Even if Adoniah had been a racial Cushite, she would have been of the same race as Moses.
Although not a part of the canonized Scripture, the book of Jasher (cited in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18, and referenced in 2 Timothy 3:8) provides the following pertinent information concerning Adoniah and Moses’ relationship with her during his exile from Egypt and after he had delivered her people from the children of Aram:
“…they [the Cushites] gave him [Moses] for a wife Adoniah the Cushite queen, wife of Kikianus [deceased king of the Cushites]. And Moses feared the Lord God of his fathers, so that he came not to her, nor did he turn eyes to her. For Moses remembered how Abraham had made his servant Eliezer swear, saying unto him, Thou shalt not take a woman from the daughters of Canaan [brother of Cush] for my son Isaac. Also what Isaac did when Jacob had fled from his brother, when he commanded him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan….”
 Jasher 33:31-34.
Apparently Adoniah was of Canaanite descent and a Cushite by citizenship. Although Moses accepted her as a gift from the Cushites, he never cohabited with her, knowing that by Yahweh’s Law, he was forbidden to do so. The Hebrew word laqach (Strong’s #H3947), translated marriage in Numbers 12:1, simply means took and does not necessarily imply marriage.
Joseph and Asenath
“Then Pharaoh named Joseph Zaphenath-paneah [Probably Egyptian for “God speaks; he lives.”]; and he gave him [Moses] Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On (Heliopolis in Egypt), as his wife. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt [to inspect and govern it].”
(Genesis 41:45, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
Joseph was an Israelite and Asenath is identified in the book of Exodus as an Egyptian. The book of Psalms affirms that the Egyptians of that day were Hamites:
“50 He [Yahweh] leveled a path for His anger [to give it free run]; He did not spare their souls from death, But turned over their lives to the plague. 51 He killed all the firstborn in Egypt, The first and best of their strength in the tents [of the land of the sons] of Ham.”
(Psalm 78:50-51, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
“23 Israel also came into Egypt; Thus Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. 24 There the Lord greatly increased [the number of] His people, And made them more powerful than their enemies. 25 He turned the heart [of the Egyptians] to hate His people, To deal craftily with His servants. 26 He sent Moses His servant, And Aaron, whom He had chosen. 27 They exhibited His wondrous signs among them, Great miracles in the land of Ham (Egypt).”
(Psalm 105:23-27, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
“21 They forgot God their Savior, Who had done such great things in Egypt, 22 Wonders in the land of Ham, Awesome things at the Red Sea.”
(Psalm 105:23-27, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)
Joseph was an Israelite and the Israelites were descendants of Shem, the first-born son of Noah. Asenath was a Hamite and the Hamites were descendants of Ham, the second-born son of Noah. Only one race was represented in Joseph’s marriage to Asenath, which precludes any race mixing in their marriage.
Salmon and Rahab
“Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab [The woman who assisted the Hebrew spies before the conquest of Jericho (Josh 2:1-21).], Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse.”
(Matthew 1:5, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comment added)
Salmon was a Judahite and Rahab is often alleged to be a Canaanite. However, even if Rahab were a racial Canaanite there would not be two races represented in Salmon’s marriage to Rahab. As already established, the Canaanites, although a forbidden lineage, were descendants of Ham, the brother of Shem and progenitor of the Israelites. Therefore, there was only one race represented in this relationship.
It is, nonetheless, untenable that Yeshua would have been born of a forbidden lineage:
“1 When the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] your God brings you into the land which you are entering to possess, and has cleared away many nations before you, the Hittite and the Girgashite and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, seven nations greater and mightier than you, 2 and when the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] your God gives them over to you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall not make a covenant (treaty) with them nor show mercy and compassion to them. 3 You shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughter to his son, nor shall you take his daughter for your son;”
(Deuteronomy 7:1-3, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
The seven nations listed in Deuteronomy Chapter 7 were all descendants of Canaan who were forbidden to Israel for marriage.
There is no reason to conclude that Yeshua was born of a forbidden lineage because Rahab is never identified as a Canaanite in the Bible. Although Rahab lived in the Canaanite city of Jericho, it is speculation to identify her as a racial Canaanite from this fact alone. As an example, Moses, who was unquestionably an Israelite, was identified as an Egyptian after departing from Egypt:
“18 When they [the daughters of Reuel] came to Reuel (Jethro) [Reuel’s other name, Jethro (Excellency), may have been a title indicating his rank in the tribe.] their father, he said, “How is it that you have come back so soon today?” 19 They said, “An Egyptian saved us from the shepherds. He even drew water [from the well] for us and watered the flock.” ”
(Exodus 2:18-19, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
Moses was known as an Egyptian not because he came from the loins of the Egyptians but because he came from the land of Egypt.
If Rahab were a Canaanite, Yeshua, being a descendant of Rahab, could not legitimately sit on the throne. The Law of Yahweh demands that no one but an Israelite is to rule over Israelites:
“you shall most certainly set a king over you whom the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] your God chooses. You shall set a king over you from among your countrymen (brothers); you may not choose a foreigner [to rule] over you who is not your countryman.”
(Deuteronomy 17:15, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
Yeshua came from Judah, not Canaan, to rule over His people Israel:
“And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are not in any way least among the leaders of Judah; For from you [the Tribe of Judah] shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.”
(Matthew 2:6, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comment added)
Rahab is listed in the book of Hebrews, in the Hebrew and Israelite faith hall of fame − Hebrews 11:31. Rahab, therefore, must have been a Hebrew or Israelite who resided in Jericho, perhaps a slave or a descendant of a slave. This could perhaps explain why the two Israelite spies sought her out and also why the king of Jericho went to her looking for the two spies in Joshua 2:1-3.
For the principle point under discussion here, it does not make any difference whether Rahab was an Israelite or a Canaanite. Either way, she was of the same race as Salmon her husband and therefore their marriage was not interracial.
Boaz and Ruth
“Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab [The woman who assisted the Hebrew spies before the conquest of Jericho (Joshua 2:1-21).], Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse.”
(Matthew 1:5, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comment added)
Boaz, the son of Salmon, was a Judahite and Ruth is five times identified as a Moabitess in Ruth 1:22, 2:2, 21, 4:5 and 4:10. However, once again, even if Ruth were a racial Moabite, she would not be of another race. The Moabites were descendants of Lot and his incestuous relationship with his eldest daughter:
“30 Now Lot went up from Zoar, and lived in the mountain together with his two daughters, for he was afraid to stay [any longer] in Zoar; and he lived in a cave with his two daughters. 31 The firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is aging, and there is not a man on earth [available] to be intimate with us in the customary way [so that we may have children]. 32 Come, let us make our father drunk with wine, and we will lie with him so that we may preserve our family through our father.” 33 So they gave their father wine that night, and the firstborn went in and lay with her father; and he did not know when she lay down or when she got up [because he was completely intoxicated]. 34 Then the next day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay with my father last night; let us make him drunk with wine tonight also, and then you go in and lie with him, so that we may preserve our family through our father.” 35 So they gave their father wine that night also, and the younger got up and lay with him; and again he did not know when she lay down or when she got up. 36 Thus both the daughters of Lot conceived by their father. 37 The firstborn gave birth to a son, and named him Moab (from father); he is the father of the Moabites to this day.”
(Genesis 19:30-37, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
Lot was a nephew of Abraham, a progenitor of the Israelites:
“Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had acquired, and the people (servants) which they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan,”
(Genesis 12:5, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comment added)
There is only one race represented in the relationship between Boaz and Ruth. Nevertheless, there is no reason to conclude that Ruth was a racial Moabite. Ruth could not have been a racial Moabite for the same reason that Rahab could not have been a racial Canaanite – the Israelites were forbidden to intermarry with Moabites:
“1 When these things were completed, the officials came to me and said, “The people of Israel and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, but have committed the repulsive acts of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites. 2 For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race [Literally, seed.] has intermingled [Historically, intermarriage with other nations led the Jews into pagan practices which brought God’s wrath and judgment upon all the people.] with the peoples of the lands. Indeed, the officials and chief men have been foremost in this unfaithful act and direct violation [of God’s will].” ”
(Ezra 9:1-2, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
Yeshua could not have become King of the Israelites had He come from a forbidden lineage or mixed race. Therefore, Ruth must have been known as a Moabite because she had lived in the country of Moab, the same as Moses was identified as an Egyptian because of his former residence in Egypt.
Evidence that Ruth was a Moabite by residence rather than by race is demonstrated in Boaz applying to Ruth the levirate law that requires Israelite men to raise up a male heir for a deceased brother, thereby preserving his name and estate:
 In the Hebrew Bible, a form of levirate marriage, called yibbum, is mentioned in Deuteronomy 25:5–10, under which the brother of a man who dies without children is permitted and encouraged to marry the widow. Either of the parties may refuse to go through with the marriage, but both must go through a ceremony, known as halizah, involving a symbolic act of renunciation of a yibbum marriage. Sexual relations with one’s brother’s wife are otherwise forbidden by Leviticus Chapter 18 and Leviticus Chapter 20, Levirate marriage.
“5 If brothers are living together and one of them dies without a son, the widow of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a stranger. Her husband’s brother [or “nigh of kin” – Leviticus 25:48-49] shall be intimate with her after taking her as his wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6 It shall be that her firstborn [son] will be [Literally, stand on.] given the name of the dead brother, so that his name will not be blotted out of Israel.”
(Deuteronomy 25:5-6, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
“9 So he [Boaz] said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth your maid. Spread the hem of your garment over me, for you are a close relative and redeemer.” 10 Then he said, “May you be blessed by the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text], my daughter. You have made your last kindness better than the first; for you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich. 11 Now, my daughter, do not be afraid. I will do for you whatever you ask, since all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence. 12 It is true that I am your close relative and redeemer; however, there is a relative closer [to you] than I. 13 Spend the night [here], and in the morning if he will redeem you, fine; let him do it. But if he does not wish to redeem you, then, as the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] lives, I will redeem you. Lie down until the morning.” ”
(Ruth 3:9-13, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
Had Ruth been a descendant of the forbidden lineage of Moab or of another race, the law of the levirate would not have applied because her previous relationship with Boaz’s kinsman would have been unlawful and, therefore, adulterous. She must have been an Israelite or at least a descendant of a racially-alike lineage with whom the Israelites were permitted to marry. Otherwise, the estate would have been lost to a non-Israelite descendant, the very thing that prompted Ezra to command the Judahites to put away their Moabite and other foreign wives (Ezra 9:1 – 10:3).
For the point under discussion here, it does not make any difference whether Ruth was an Israelite or a Moabite. In either instance, she was of the same race as Boaz her husband.
Moses and Zipporah’s, Moses and Adoniah’s, Joseph and Asenath’s, Salmon and Rahab’s and Boaz and Ruth’s were not interracial relationships. Interracial marriage is never sanctioned in the Bible but instead condemned.
The Idolatry Argument
People who promote or condone miscegenation (a mixture of races) often argue that the Old Testament prohibitions against mixing with forbidden lineages and other races were only to protect Israel from the idolatry that was being promoted by the non-Israelites at that time. This assertion is reflected in the following question and answer that was published in the December 1995 installment of Home Life magazine’s “Ask Mike and Mary” column:
“Q. What does the Bible teach about interracial relationships or mixed marriages? I am concerned my 13-year-old daughter may be headed in that direction. I have told her this is wrong and I do not approve. The Church doesn’t seem to address this problem. Could this be a sign of a more deep-rooted problem? Do you think I should worry?
A. Your question is one that concerns many parents. We would welcome a passage clearly instructing our children not to mix with other races when t/hey date or marry. That would make our parenting assignment easier. The trouble is, I just don’t believe the Bible makes that statement. It does not support the idea of keeping race as a dividing line. True, in Deuteronomy 7:3 the Israelites were told specifically not to marry the members of the nations they would encounter when they would occupy the promised land. But the next verse clarifies this warning. It is not about race; it is about faith in the true God….”
 “Ask Mike and Mary,” Home Life (Nashville, TN: Life Way Press, December 1995), page 10.
Mike and Mary’s answer is typical of most of today’s churches. But Deuteronomy 7:1-4 does not substantiate Mike and Mary’s limited application of this particular passage in its implications concerning interracial relationships:
“1 When the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] your God brings you [the nation of Israel] into the land which you are entering to possess, and has cleared away many nations before you, the Hittite and the Girgashite and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, seven nations greater and mightier than you, 2 and when the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] your God gives them over to you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall not make a covenant (treaty) with them nor show mercy and compassion to them. 3 You shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughter to his son, nor shall you take his daughter for your son; 4 for they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods; then the anger of the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] will be kindled and burn against you and He will quickly destroy you.”
(Deuteronomy 7:1-4, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
Faith in Yahweh is undeniably central to this particular passage. With this in mind, in Ecclesiastes 1:9, King Solomon declared “That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again. So there is nothing new under the sun.”
Even if idolatry were the only reason for this prohibition, the consequences of race mixing for Israelites have not changed. In 1776 there were approximately 2.5 million people in America. Less than one percent of the population was collectively represented by 20,000 Catholics, 3,000 non-Israelite Jews and a few deists. More than 99 percent were white, Christian, Israelite Protestants. In light of these and present-day demographics, it is a fact that the more non-Israelite immigrants allowed to enter and remain in the United States, the less Christian this nation becomes. The more racially-mixed and multicultural America becomes, the more religiously pluralistic she becomes, and the more pluralistic she becomes, the more heathen and ungodly she becomes. In other words, nothing has changed since Deuteronomy Chapter 7.
In her book The Official Guide to the American Marketplace, demographics specialist Cheryl Russell confirmed this paganizing of America:
“Immigration will slowly change the nation’s [predominately Christian] religious affiliation…. Because most of the nation’s immigrants are from Mexico … the Roman Catholic church is likely to gain adherents. The influx of Asian immigrants should boost the share of Americans who are Buddhist or Hindu.”
 Cheryl Russell, “Most Americans Claim Religious Affiliation,” The Official Guide to the American Marketplace (Ithaca, NY: New Strategist Publications, Inc., 1995) page 252.
Martin E. Marty, a nationally acclaimed demographics expert and director of the public religion project, also confirmed the inevitable consequences of mixing the races:
“No one noticed it at the time, but the biggest event affecting pluralism [the increasing multi-religious composition of the United States] was in 1965, when immigration quotas that favored Europeans were altered.”
 Martin E. Marty, quoted by Tom Heinen, “Scholar sees strength in abundance of faiths,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Monday, April 26, 1999.
The Bible repeatedly declares that Yahweh is the God of the Israelites. In other words, Yahweh is the innate God of only the Israelites. Without the religious influence of the Israelites, non-Israelites naturally serve other gods. It is a sad commentary but when Israelites mix with other races, they usually turn to the gods of those people with whom they mix. This is in fulfillment of the principle found in the Apostle Paul’s statement in 1 Corinthians 15:33 that “bad company corrupts good morals.” Nothing has changed since Deuteronomy Chapter 7.
No Proselyte Exceptions
Faith in Yahweh is central to the Bible’s prohibitions against mixing with forbidden lineages, but it is not the only reason for racial segregation. If it had been, the Bible would have provided exceptions for believers among the forbidden nations. No exception clause for believers can be found in Deuteronomy Chapter 7 or anywhere else. Consider again Ezra’s instructions:
“1 …the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel … have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations…. 2 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…. 5 I fell upon my knees, and … 6 said, O my God … 10 we have forsaken thy commandments, which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, … 12 give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever. … 14 should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? Wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping? … 10:1 Shechaniah … 2 answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land…. 3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them … let it be done according to the law.”
(Ezra 9:1 − 10:3, KJV)
Ezra and Shechaniah made no exceptions for foreign wives who had converted to Yahweh nor for the children born of these mixed relationships who might have been converted by their fathers. This important fact is completely overlooked by most of modern Christianity.
The prohibition against mixing with certain racially-alike lineages and other races did not pertain merely to faith in Yahweh.
Additional Reasons for Racial Purity
In addition to idolatry, Ezra provided two other reasons why the Israelites were commanded to separate from the other nations listed in Ezra Chapter 9:
“For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race [Literally, seed.] has intermingled [Historically, intermarriage with other nations led the Jews into pagan practices which brought God’s wrath and judgment upon all the people.] with the peoples of the lands. Indeed, the officials and chief men have been foremost in this unfaithful act and direct violation [of God’s will].”
(Ezra 9:2, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
Mixed relationships were condemned by Ezra not only because they polluted the religion of the Israelites but because they also polluted or adulterated the race or the genes of the Israelites.
Verse 12 provides a third reason why the Israelites were commanded to separate from their foreign wives:
“So now do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons; and never seek their peace or their prosperity, so that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your children forever.”
(Ezra 9:12, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)
If these mixed marriages had been allowed to continue, the land of Israel would have been in jeopardy of being lost or turned over to the mixed multitude born to these relationships. This would have occurred even if both parents of these mixed children or the mixed children themselves were believers in Yahweh – Israel would have been dispossessed of her land.
Hosea addressed the same problem:
“They have dealt treacherously against the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text], For they have borne illegitimate (pagan) children. Now the New [Instead of a celebration, judgment would occur at the time of the New Moon Festival; 2:11.] Moon will devour them along with their land [bringing judgment and captivity].”
(Hosea 5:7, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)
“Strangers have devoured his strength, Yet he does not know it; Gray hairs are sprinkled on him, Yet he does not know.”
(Hosea 7:9, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)
This same thing is occurring in America and throughout the world. Someone who spurns his birthright, history, posterity and future through miscegenation can never regain what was lost, even though he may deeply regret his previous actions. Once a child has been conceived and born from a mixed-race relationship, no one can go back and change it.
It is politically incorrect to teach that race-mixing is biblically prohibited. It is an emotionally charged issue that is a lightning rod for false accusations from non-Christians and Christians alike. People who believe that miscegenation is biblically condemned and who, therefore, promote the separation and purity of the different races are often accused of racism, hatred and, in some instances, even white supremacy. The basis for such accusations is emotional rather than rational in nature.
People who promote integration and miscegenation of the different races are advancing a position that ultimately destroys the purity of each race and therefore, each race and its distinct culture. People who promote the separation and purity of the races are advancing a position that promotes the perpetuation and preservation of the races and their distinct cultures. It should be obvious which position demonstrates more genuine respect and concern for the people of other races.
Genocide, as defined by Random House Webster’s College Dictionary, is the inevitable outcome of miscegenation:
“…the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.”
 “Genocide,” Random House Webster’s College Dictionary (New York, NY: Random House, 2000) page 547.
The Winnipeg Free Press (May 6, 1997) contained an article by Gwynne Dyer entitled “Tiger Wood’s description of himself says it all. The future is light brown:”
“Just under three-quarters of the present American population (73.1 per cent) is classified as “non-Hispanic white” by the United States Census Bureau. But within 50 years, it predicts, white America will be barely half the population (52.8 percent)….
The U.S. Census Bureau is almost certainly wrong. The man who has it right is Tiger Woods … who … outraged practically everybody by announcing on the Oprah Winfrey show that he does not see himself as black, but a “Cablinasian” … a word that describes what may be the largest American “race” by 2050: A mixed-race group in various shades of light brown that combines the genetic heritage of most major groups on the planet. Canada promises to be an even more comprehensive mixture, and Australia and even Britain are moving in the same direction.
Woods made up the word “Cablinasian” because he had no word to describe himself. His father had one white, one native Indian and two black grandparents, and his mother was half Chinese, half Thai. “Growing up, I came up with this name − I’m a Cablinasian,” Woods explained − a mix of Caucasian, black, Indian, and Asian.”
 Gwynne Dyer, “Tiger Woods’ description of himself says it all. The future is light brown,” Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, May 6, 1997, page A1.
Woods’ admission that there is no word to describe him speaks for itself. Dyer’s article also pointed out that mixed marriages are not only increasing among Caucasians but that they are increasing to a much greater degree among non-Caucasians:
“…in America, the racial walls are breaking down. Only four per cent of U.S. marriages are inter-racial, but that bald figure conceals a huge generational shift. In the ’40s and ’50s, less than two per cent of black men married white women. In the past decade, the figure has soared to nearly 10 per cent. And other non-white Americans, who do not suffer the special prejudice that weighs on African-American descendants of former slaves, are now “marrying out” at a staggering rate.
Some 60 per cent of Asian-born Americans in their 20s marry somebody of another race, and nearly 70 per cent of native American Indians under the age of 25 are doing the same. “In recent years the proportion of both men and women from all racial groups who ‘marry out’ has increased,” concluded University of Michigan demographer Reynolds Farley in a study published last month.”
Not only is the white race being destroyed through miscegenation but so are the blacks, Asians, American Indians and other races “at a staggering rate.” Racial segregation and purity benefits all – not just the white man.
Dyer declared, “The ‘melting pot’ is finally working, even in the U.S.” It may well be working but not to the betterment of everyone involved. What it is working toward is the ultimate genocide of all races and the destruction of their distinct cultures.
The San Ramon Valley Times ran an article entitled “Working toward one race.” Author Stephen Magagnini wrote of the search for identity by those born from multi-racial relationships:
“SACRAMENTO − On a recent night, the Madrone Room of Berkley’s MLK [Martin Luther King] Student Center is overflowing with young people on a quest for identity, acceptance and a new way of looking at race. They are checking out the Hapa Issues Forum, a 5-year-old organization for people of mixed race.”
 Stephen Magagnini, “Working toward one race,” San Ramon Valley Times, November 2, 1997, page A1.
The fact that these young people of mixed races are on a “quest for identity” indicates that they have no identity. They are lost because they have no race or a culture with which to identify. Magagnini continued his observations:
“There are now more than 1.5 million interracial couples in America and 2 million mixed-race children, according to the census…. More than 70 percent of American Indians, 60 percent of Japanese-Americans and many California Hispanics and Filipinos marry people of other races or ethnic groups. Their children are redefining California culture and religion.”
Children from interracial relationships have to redefine their culture and religion because what might have been theirs has been destroyed through miscegenation.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia defines miscegenation:
“…mixture or amalgamation of races: applied especially to sexual union between individuals of the black and white races. Individuals sometimes show a desperate desire for miscegenation, but they indulge in it always at the expense of a loss of the respect of both races.”
 “miscegenation,” The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1900) Volume V, page 3786.
From 1960 to 1990, marriages between blacks and whites increased by 400 percent. During the same period, marriages between whites and Asians increased nearly 1,000 percent (U.S. Census). In 1970 there were 310,000 interracially married couples in the United States. By 1998 that number had increased to 1.6 million according to a 1998 population survey. As staggering as this increase is in miscegenation, it has only gotten worse. Everyone, no matter what race he may be, needs to stand together on this issue and condemn this abomination that is quickly becoming an epidemic both here in the United States and abroad. Unless we turn the tide, miscegenation will destroy the races and their individual cultures.
Lack of respect for one’s own race and the uniqueness of the other races motivates and promotes integration, miscegenation and the ultimate eradication of the different races. Those who would have us believe that this disrespect is actually love are perhaps best described by the Prophet Isaiah:
“Woe (judgment is coming) to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”
(Isaiah 5:20, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comment added)
Miscegenation is condemned in the Bible. The brazen promotion and practice of miscegenation is endemic of our modern world’s rapid progression into depravity. If we are to change the direction our nation is presently headed, we must determine to be true to our God, His Law, ourselves, our children and our race.
“You shall not lie [intimately] with a male as one lies with a female; it is repulsive.”
(Leviticus 18:22, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comment added)
“9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither [This list of sinners, which continues into v 10, is used by Paul to describe various sinful lifestyles. All such lifestyles are impossible for true believers, who continue to sin but not to live lives of sin.] the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [by perversion], nor those [Lit male homosexuals.] who participate in homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers [whose words are used as weapons to abuse, insult, humiliate, intimidate, or slander], nor swindlers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.”
(1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)