Message from rob in Willem Petzer Live Chat #theology
@Willem Petzer what do you think of this, Peter Hammond is apparently a kinist: https://www.reddit.com/r/Reformed/comments/89pi4a/kinism_as_heresy/
what is kinism?
The belief that Christians should only marry within their own tribal, ethnic group
you guys up for a debate on this?
Um, I think it's best to stick to one's own group but I wouldn't make a rule about it.
I think group is more cultural than racial, and those thoughts are pretty default
What does the bible say about it?
Depends who you ask.
I think they use the commands to the Jews not to intermingle as their basis
as I said, it seems like a fair default position. but I always think that the reactionary racial thing is _also_ driven by neomarxists hell bent on dividing the enemy(christians).
ie let's break off some of the opposition into nazism (racial socialism)
Yeah. If someone of an ethnic minority is a true Christian I'm less concerned about intermarriage. But I wouldn't encourage it
well, you would if the person was charming and intelligent and hard working and rich and courting your daughter, surely (and a Christian)
and legit (ie has family and they are normal)
I mean generally
not a con man
I think in general encouraging anything for or against in the field of marriage for people unrelated to us is impinging on free will
Well I doing believe in free will per se
Nope. But as for marriage I would probably raise my children to value continuing their own people. But as I said an exception here or there doesn't concern me too much
I am not cool with multiculturism, i dont see the point of marrying different cultures... Not bothered by race though, I think naturally we go for what is familiar to us, however for some, the relate on different grounds. I think it is important to observe same values and ideas more importantly than appearances.
I think I don't believe in free will is an interesting topic for theology, I think a people is cultural, not racial African Americans aren't African I don't see any soapstone or giraffe carving happening in Chicago