Parents against interracial dating
We use the King James Version of the Bible here for copyright reasons.
Some of the passages are: There are many passages in the Bible that have been used by anti-miscegenationists to condemn interracial marriages.
The King-James-Only Movement—or more correctly, movements, since it has many variations—became a divisive force in fundamentalism only as conservative modern Bible translations, such as the New American Standard Bible (NASB) and the New International Version (NIV), began to appear in the 1970s.
BJU has taken the position that orthodox Christians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries (including fundamentalists) agreed that while the KJV was a substantially accurate translation, only the original manuscripts of the Bible written in Hebrew and Greek were infallible and inerrant.
The university requires use of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible in its services and classrooms, but it does not hold that the KJV is the only acceptable English translation or that it has the same authority as the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts.Negative publicity caused by the dispute precipitated a decline in BJU enrollment of about 10% in the years 1956–59, and seven members of the university board (of about a hundred) also resigned in support of Graham, including Graham himself and two of his staff members.Enrollment quickly rebounded, and by 1970, there were 3300 students, approximately 60% more than in 1958.It is clearly evident that God purposely made the different races. Pure arrogance in the face and to the plan of God." An alternate interpretation of the Bible concludes that God loves human variety.
If the stories in Genesis are literally true, he created the human race with great diversity: two sexes, many races, three sexual orientations, a range of heights and body styles, hundreds of languages, etc.
At the time, the cultures in what is now the Middle East believed that a metal dome above the Earth's surface separated Heaven and Earth.