Scripture on dating a non christian

Posted by / 22-Jul-2020 01:00

( In these verses, the Apostle Paul compares believers with unbelievers in terms of light with darkness (verse 14), Christ with Belial (a references to Satan, verse 15), a believer with an unbeliever (verse 15), and a temple of God with a temple of idols (verse 16). Even though you may think you have a lot in common, the most important things you don't hold in common.

The Bible, especially the New Testament, warns Christians to avoid idolatry.

Such scenarios often occurred in the early church as unbelievers were converting in large numbers.

Paul gives specific instruction to believers who are married to unbelievers—stay together!

I have received a few emails from Christians (and even one from a non-Christian) asking if it is okay for a Christian to date or marry an unbeliever.

Usually, by the time the question is asked, the relationship has gone far enough that a negative answer is going to be difficult to accept, even if it is the right answer.

"Missionary dating" often results in years of conflict and usually ends in broken hearts.

There is a special case where a person marries an unbeliever while himself/herself are, likewise, an unbeliever, and only later to become a believer.

A stronger case can be made from Ezra's dealing with the "mixed" marriages amongst the returning exiles, and from the Mosaic Law.

There are stories where believers have married non-believers and by God's grace the non-believer has indeed become a Christian.

But that is rare, and should never motivate a Christian to want to marry a non-Christian.

The short answer is "no." However, it is good to examine the scripture behind the answer to understand it more completely, including why such a marriage is a bad idea.

The usual answer given the believer is from 2 Corinthians: Do not be bound together [unequally yoked] with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

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Thank you for asking your question about relationships.

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