She refers (without citation) to the Old Testament's restriction on marrying foreigners and non-Jews.
is something many of us have heard of, but how many of us have actually taken part in it?
You’d be surprised to know how many Christians date someone with opposing religious views, all in hopes of converting them in the near future.
I understand that God can use all things to work together for the good of those who are in Christ, but I cannot help but wonder if God would encourage a relationship that is unequally yoked. I’m not ignorant enough to think that God hasn’t used an unequally yoked couple for His good, but I will still fall on the side of discouraging relationships where both parties aren’t on the same spiritual page. (Proverbs 16)Your relationship with God should always be put above your relationship with anyone else, and that includes your future spouse.
Some of you have made similar comments here on the blog.
Specifically, it seems that some of you are wondering if it’s okay to date non-Christians. God’s Word urges us not to link our lives with non-believers, and the consequences of choosing to do otherwise can be disastrous.
And while many people might disagree, let me share a few verses to help shed some light.
They often think that their spirituality is strong enough so that they can witness, or motivate the other person to convert through their patience and love. Three reasons: They love the person and are emotionally blinded, they are naive, or they do not know God's Word.
This might sound harsh, but I promise you it’s a standard worth implementing.
(Proverbs 3:6)The Bible is pretty clear when it comes to this topic.
No sooner than having ordered Medina's present did I stumble across Kathy Keller's "Don't Take it from Me: Reasons Why You Shouldn't Marry an Unbeliever." While the article is already well over a year old, it recently gained some traction on social media, attracting my attention.
I wanted to take this opportunity to push back both on the assertion, and the way it's framed.