Bible and dating a married man

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John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

They are from down the Nile River, and we know it caused problems because Miriam, his sister, and Aaron got very angry about this. And he said, “Better a believing Pakistani farmer than a rich unbelieving American banker.” It sank into me that, yes, that’s exactly the right answer.

They confronted him in Numbers 12:1 “because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman,” the text says. In that anger, as they opposed Moses, God showed his colors.

And Tracey, who is a white woman, writes in to ask: “Pastor John, I would like to know if dating or marrying a black man is wrong.

If so, could you please tell me where to look in the Bible for it?

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You have received mercy, and so you are a new people, and that’s the qualification. Some women want to be married enough that they are willing to settle for this man. I don’t even know if he is solid, but he just says the right words.

"Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have, but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right.

Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts." It is unwise to date someone who doesn't love God. "Don't be teamed with those who do not love the Lord, for what do the people of God have in common with the people of sin? And what harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?

Another issue arises when we remember that Christ came into the world and created a new Israel, a new ethnic group, as it were, made up of every other ethnic group.

Peter says, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

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