How should the gospel shape our understanding of racial reconciliation?-Raymond Goodlett



  • 2012-07-10T13:47:22

Joanna, I know. People are different, though. Some nationals prefer marriage with the same nationals, and such desire is normal and must NOT be regarded as something evil. The European inter-marriage is quite astonishing to some people, though it's nothing wrong if they are okay with it. I prefer my home country's children to marry within our ethnic border and such hope is nothing wrong.

  • 2012-07-10T12:21:19

People who marry interracially are a minority in every country. In Australia where there are immigrants from many places, but most people are Europeans of some sort (that includes Americans, Canadians, New Zealands), people often marry people from the same race (white), but from different countries. I understand what you are saying, but as far as I can tell the Bible only has one qualification for Christians when choosing a marriage partner: that they be Christians.

  • 2012-07-10T11:09:21

Loving, forgiving and accepting all races and nationals on earth is a completely different matter from marrying inter-racially or inter-nationally.

  • 2012-07-10T10:59:32

Amen. The Gospel is the ultimate reason and power that brings all reconciliation. I think racial reconciliation happens when each and every human being truly admits how evil and stupid and racist his or her own race and nation has been, without zero blame on others. The losers were barbaric and the winners abused power and everyone has been guilty of racism since all of us pass certain judgment only from outlook. There has been no exception to that. Interracial marriages should be accepted with understanding but should not be encouraged for the sake of mingling races. Some people want their descendants to keep their racial ID, and attacking it is a racism as well. Everyone has difficulty of life in one way or another and those who married inter-racially should not look upon themselves as special victims. Mankind discriminate each other for a lot of reasons, not just for being a different race. Admitting one's own utter sinfulness and that of his/her own race and nation seems the cure. Only Christian teaching works against racism.

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