• How do I counsel a Reformed mother who is married to a Roman Catholic? Question and Answer

    1 Peter 3:1-2

    I live in that world a lot, because Southern California has so many Hispanic people there, and it’s very common. And even some people from Asia, who have been raised as Catholics, we see a spouse coming to Christ, and that is a very common kind of experience. And it takes all kinds of forms. Sometimes they shut them out of the church. They won’t allow them to come. They won’t allow them to read the Bible in the house. They won’t allow them to communicate the gospel openly to the kids. In other cases, they’re indifferent, and that takes … View Resource

  • Does God frown upon interracial marriages? Question and Answer

    Numbers 12:1-9

    Some people insist that the Bible meant for the races to remain pure, therefore prohibiting any kind of interracial marriage. Usually two biblical texts are drawn upon to support that view. One is the fact that Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. As you recall, Shem received a patriarchal blessing, and an enlargement of that was given to Japheth. Ham, because he looked upon his father’s nakedness, was cursed. “Cursed be Canaan” was the malediction that Noah pronounced on Ham and his descendants. Some have neatly contrived from the three sons of Noah, three survivors of the flood, … View Resource