Happy Loving's Day!!!

A lot of people don't even know this day exist or what it's about so I'm going to talk about today.

I learned about this couple when I was around 17 years old.
In the 1950's an interracial couple by the name of Richard and Mildred Loving got married unbeknownst to the government of Virginia where they resided. At that time however it was illegal in Virginia for an interracial couple to marry and so started years of turmoil for the Loving who tried to get their marriage legalized.

There is a HBO documentary on the Loving Story.



Homosexuality
One thing I don't agree with that's pressing on my heart to mention is homosexual marriage. So that know one will misunderstand my promotion of this day as as gay/lesbian support I write this.

Mildred Loving has said she supports homosexuality and that's where her and I depart ways. Comparing her situation to gays and lesbians is completely wrong in my opinion. I see where she sees the similarity in the fact that she and her husband weren't allowed to marry by law like homosexuals  aren't but the difference goes deeper though. I've found that not only do gays & lesbians want their version of marriage legalized they want everyone to accept it and not tolerate others who may have an opposing views on the subject. They don't want people like me to express that God says they're sexual lifestyle is an abomination in His sight. They say they want to be tolerated but they want more than tolerance and in hypocrisy they don't show the same toleration they want to Christians who speak against their lifestyle.

Christians Marrying & Friendship
At the beginning of the video posted above you heard a man say that God separated the races showing that God did not intend for the races to mix. Obviously that man did no research on one of the most influential leaders of Israel, Moses. Moses was in an interracial marriage. His wife Zipporah was Kushite who's people were from northeast Africa. Multiple times in the bible (particularly the Old Testament) God told Israel not to intermarry with their neighboring countries because the women from the other countries would lead His people away from worshipping God to worshipping idols. In the New Testament we find God's requirements for marriage had nothing to do with race but faith.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18
"Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: 'I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.'

 'Therefore come out from them
   and be separate,
            says the Lord.
Touch no unclean thing,
   and I will receive you.'
  'I will be a Father to you,
   and you will be my sons and daughters, 

            says the Lord Almighty.'"

It's another thing to become a Christian after marriage to an unbeliever while you were an unbeliever also. But you're totally going against God's commands if you are a Christian and know your love interest or even good friend is an unbeliever and you're still pursuing a deep relationship. That's why I don't advise my own friends who are believers to date unbelievers because God didn't even come close to marriage in saying not to be yoked with them. He took on the topic of friendship, dating and marriage in His standard of Christian living.

2 Corinthians 15:33-34
"Do not be misled: 'Bad company corrupts good character.' Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame."

They will change you before you change them. I'm not saying there is no chance for them to change but your intimate relationship puts you in danger before it'll help them. Think about it you're already disobeying God to begin with by being in a relationship with an unbeliever, tampering with your personal relationship with God. You're already compromised. God will never tell you to disobey His commands in order to save someone. God doesn't need us but He gives us the opportunity to be apart of His grandiose plan. If He wants to save someone can do it without you.




Anyways I think this day should be celebrated especially by the tons of people who are in such a relationship, those who want to be, those who support it and those who love history.

This is as much a reminder to me as it is a message to you, the reader.
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  1. Tsipora was Midianite. A Bedouin nation that lived in North Africa and Near East. Her father Jethro was the Midian high priest and later visited the Hebrew camp, giving Moses valuable advice on management.

    Moses did later marry an Ethiopian lady. Miriam made fun of her new sister-in-law and was severely punished by the Lord. Seems that God approves of inter-ethnic marriage: The books that are named after women, Ruth and Esther, both tell the lovestory of international couples.

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