Quote about interracial dating
That last word, "unbelievers" is of key importance.
A Christian should not marry a non-Christian no matter how kind and good they are. Deuteronomy 7:1-6 tells the Israelites to destroy all the inhabitants of the Canaan land and not to intermarry with them because they would "turn your sons away from following Me, that they may serve other gods." The same key concern of 2 Corinthians is again expressed here.
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Nehemiah -27 Furthermore, half their children spoke the language of Ashdod or of some other people and could not speak the language of Judah at all.
So I confronted them and called down curses on them.
He had seven hundred wives who were from royal families and three hundred slave women who gave birth to his children. As Solomon grew old, his wives caused him to follow other gods.
Instead, this is what you are to do to them: tear down their altars, smash their sacred pillars, cut down their Asherah poles, and because if you ever turn back and cling to those who remain of these nations by intermarrying with them and associating one with another, know for certain that the Lord your God will not continue to drive out these nations ahead of you They forgot the Lord their God and served Canaanite male and female deities.
Then in his burning anger against Israel, the Lord delivered them to domination by King Cushan-rishathaim of Aram-naharaim.
A loving Christian couple may accommodate well to many kinds of differences between themselves.
However, there are cultural contexts where interracial marriage poses significant barriers to acceptance of the marriage and/or the children of the marriage.
He did not follow the Lord completely as his father David had done.