Pastor John Piper responds to the question, “Can a white woman marry a black man?” in this 7 minute audio segment of “Ask Pastor John.”
Here are a few quotes…
“There are two basic restrictions on marriage in the Bible: Number one, he should be a man. Number two, he should be a believer.”
“When Christ came into the world, He created a new Israel. A new ethnic group, as it were, made up of every other ethnic group. You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation…Once you were not a people. Now you are God’s people.”
“Go ahead, marry across the lines inside the new humanity.”
“Moses married a Cushite, and everybody agrees that the Cushites are Black Africans.”
Full audio: here
Discussion Question: What do you think of Pastor John’s answer and reasoning? Do you agree? What would you add or change?