I am from India,where there are a lot of castes. People from one caste don’t marry people of other caste, but being Christians should we follow that? Even though our parents are Christians, they don’t allow inter-caste marriage. How should we deal with this kind of situation, where both the bride and groom are Christians but of a different caste?
The Bible clearly says that once a person accepts Christ that he/she is a new creation (2Cor.5:17) and that he/she is now a member of a new nation (1Pet.2:9). While this is the real truth, generally that truth is not put in practice even by born again believers in India.
There are many reasons for the same. Caste in India is basically based on social and economic status. It is highly unimaginable for a high caste Hindu girl to be the wife of an untouchable! One must remember there are a lot of cultural problems. Each caste and sub-caste has its own cultural strands and sometimes it will not be tolerable by other groups. Simple example is food habits. One thing which is panacea for one group is poison for another group. I know of a newly married couple who has to cook two different kinds of meals at home!