Dogs Can See Past It, Why Can't We?
By Aaron Bull
Reguarly I listen
that plays gospel. There is a radio show they have in the morning called, "Gospel
high-energy gospel music. Some of the music is at an aerobic level, blood pumping,
the morning whether you want to or not.
One morning while driving to
work and listening to the show a segment
called, "Ask the Bishop," which is hosted by a local pastor, aired. The Bishop
e-mails that listeners have sent. There are questions from, "Why did 9/11 occur?"
to "How far can you go when dating?" A recent question was rather interesting,
because I've pondered this very question. The question was, "Should people marry
someone from another race?"
I love this question, because people get really
passionate about their answers. The Bishop was just as excited about answering
this. Before he began, he stated that he would be giving his answer based
not personal opinion. My immediate thought was, "Go for it! I can't wait to hear
He, of course, mentioned the example of when Moses married Zipporah,
found in Exodus 2:21. She was not of Moses tribe, however, she was still an Israelite.
His point was that the rule then was to not marry outside of Israel to protect
them from other religions and influences.
Do not intermarry
with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for
your sons... (Deuteronomy 7:3NIV).
Then the Bishop moved to the
New Testament examples written by Paul. One of which was not being unequally yoked.
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness
and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
(2 Corinthians 6:14 NIV).
The other example was that of God not
being a respecter of persons.
Then Peter opened his mouth,
and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34
For there is no respect of persons with God (Romans
So his point, from a scriptural basis, is that intermarrying
is not a problem. It's our personal viewpoints that get in the way. Of course,
we always have to keep in mind that being unequally yoked from a spritual sense
However, as I stated earlier, someone marrying outside his or her own culture
or race is not a problem!
This doesn't only apply to marriage!
are some other questions I pose to you. Are we not supposed to be the most intelligent,
most enlightened species on this planet? Are we more intelligent than dogs,
zebras, ants, snakes, and any other cold or warm-blooded animal? Have we not
been given permission by our Heavenly Father to reign over the earth, Genesis
1:28? The answer to allof these questions is yes. That being the case, why
is that we can't get past the color, or
looks of another person? I see dogs always get past the fact that other dogs
look like them. How many of us have dogs at home that are mutts? There aren't
too many families out there that are pure
bred. I guess dogs see it as, "There's a dog, simply in different wrapping."
why with our highly developed minds can we not get past our differences when it
comes to things such as intermarrying, segregated churches (by choice no less),
feeling threatened when someone from a different race asks us if we need help
when we have a flat tire, etc? Are we not smarter than our dogs? Are we not from
the same two people -- Adam and Eve? If dogs can see past their differences why
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