This has been mentioned before, but needs to be heard again and with more information.
Have you ever noticed that in all of the old testament there was not one instance of Israel converting any other people. Have you ever noticed that not one time did Christ try to convert Pilate or Herod or even most of the Pharisees.
Think about it. In Ezra 10 and Nehemiah 9 there was absolutely no mention of trying to convert or even divorcing the strange wives that some of Israel had taken. What Israel did was acknowledged as sin. They didn’t just separate and let them live there. They sent them all away. There was a physical separation. There is something written in the Law of God that would have Israel separate other peoples and from the mixed multitude as well. Even Rahab who had helped the Israelite spies was required to live outside the camp of Israel.
It is not just a few verses in the old testament. It is not just one verse in the new testament. It is all through the scripture, but it is ignored because of politically correct false doctrine taught today. The base command is Thou Shall not Commit Adultery, adulteration. God does not change His Law nor His morals.
The base meaning for adultery, adulteration is to falsify, to mix, to make inferior, impure. This is the definition of miscegenation. Many will not like that, but the scripture is full of verses that teach just that. One must decide whether they prefer their politically correct church or scripture.
So how does the scripture denote an interracial affair? The scripture does not call it marriage.
In John 1:13 is one example with the phrase “not of blood”. The word blood is actually plural. We know now that the blood of different races is not the same. Biology says otherwise, but it is a popular belief today that we are all of one blood. The following verse is even used.
Acts 17:26 “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation”.
Some say the word blood is missing from Acts 17:26. Even if it is supposed to be in the text the context is ignored to include all nations of the world. Remember that as prophesied by the time of the writing of Acts 17:26 those of Israel stock, those descended from Jacob Israel, were already many nations in the world.
Here is what the Greek says.
Acts 17:26 “And hath made of one blood a part of all nations of men for to dwell on a part of all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation”.
Take a look at the last phrase of Acts 17:26. It is there for a reason. Jude 1:7 talks about fornication and strange flesh. 1 Corinthians 6:17 talks about living physically separate from other people. The context is not about things.
Hosea has quite a bit to say about how Ephraim sinned in this manner.
Hosea 4:1-3 “Hear the word of Yahweh, ye children of Israel: for Yahweh hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and bloods toucheth bloods.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the living of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.”
There are two things to note in verse two. “Bloods touch bloods”. Both instances of the word blood are plural. It is a way to say different racial bloods touching. Here is the pertinent part of Strong’s definition for the word toucheth.
"properly, to touch, i.e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman)"
Intercourse causes a passing of DNA that could influence any future children. If a baby is the result of interracial intercourse then it will have mixed DNA or bloods.
In the Hebrew and Greek the word for adultery includes the meaning of miscegenation. Also the base meaning of the Hebrew word translated bastard in Deuteronomy 23:2 means to alienate, a mongrel. It is a good study to look up all the many instances of “mixed or mingled multitude” found in scripture. However there are more references that are a bit more subtle.
Hosea 7:8 “Ephraim mixed himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a cake not turned.”
So what is a cake not turned? Imagine that you are making pancakes and you forget to flip one. It will be black on one side and white on the other.
Hosea 7:10 “And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face.”
Why? Because his face looks noticeably different. It is unfortunate that simple phrases like these are ignored or not understood all through both old and new testaments.
Hosea 7:9 “Strangers have devoured his strength.”
One More Example.
Hebrews 12:16 “Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.”
We are told that Esau was a fornicator. How did Esau commit fornication? Scripture tells us.
Genesis 26:34-35 “And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.”
Genesis 27:46-28:1 “And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me? And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.”
Why didn’t your preacher teach this? Because he wasn’t taught it. It hasn’t been taught for a long time. Likely your great, great, great, great grandfather knew it. Race mixing is a death penalty offense, or as John wrote it “a sin unto death”. Why is race mixing wrong? Because it gives the strength of your heritage to strangers, to another people.
Daniel 2:44c “and the kingdom shall not be left to other people”