A Interfaith Marriage based on Positive Law and Protestantism Perspective
Keywords:marriage, faith, different, religion
Interfaith marriage is currently being widely discussed and is actually not a new thing for the multicultural Indonesian people. The marriage has occurred in the community (in various social dimensions) and has been going on for a long time. However, it does not also mean that the issue of interfaith marriage is not a problem, in fact it tends to always reap controversy among the public. There is an assumption that the cause is the existence of Law no. 1 of 1974 as amended by Law no. 16 of 2019 concerning Marriage, which does not accommodate interfaith marriage issues. The problems that have arisen recently are interfaith marriages are also widely opposed among the community, for example among Protestant Christians, because interfaith marriages are still considered taboo because according to Protestant Christianity, interfaith marriages will cause new problems in the future for descendants and in administration. Therefore, until now, there is no Protestant Christian religious leader who has agreed to legalize interfaith marriages because it is written in the Bible 2 Corinthians 6:14, which reads: "Do not be an unequal partner with unbelievers". Whereas, an unequal partner means that there are the differences in belief, so that according to the Protestant Christian faith, interfaith marriages are not approved. The prohibition of interfaith marriages is also the same as the view of Islam as stated in the Central MUI Fatwa Number: 4/Munas/VII/MUI/8/2005 which emphasizes the prohibition of interfaith marriages, both marriages between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim, as well as marriages between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim woman. a Muslim man with a woman of the people of the book.
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