The New Mixed Multitude

And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites: and they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods. Judges 3:5‭-‬6 KJV

The last time we talked about the mixed multitude was in Exodus 12:38. After they miraculously crossed the Jordan, they all became one people. We never heard of them against until now. Today, there’s a developed mixed multitude caused by inter-marriage to the very people they were meant to uproot. The matter featured later in Neh.13:3, when Nehemiah led a revolution against these intermarriages. Some scholars say they were families of the mercenaries Israel took on because of battles. Whatever it is, it contravened the separation God intended. 2 Cor.6:14-18 is the New Testament perspective. You still can’t be unequally yoked with an unbeliever. In a Forever love podcast, the author says, ” If you’re unequally yoked, don’t stay in the relationship forever “waiting on the Lord” to change him. God has given us free will and does not take that away from us just because you’re a prayer warrior. If someone does not come to Christ on their own, you need to respect their decision.” Many modern Christians need to read that again. Its not discrimination, its called separation. The most tragic read in the verse above is the phrase, ” and they served their gods.” If you marry an unbeliever, you will serve their god. It doesn’t matter how you feel. Don’t make league with an unbeliever. God is a wise God.

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