Dating

Today I wanted to discuss a rather touchy subject: dating. Not dating in general, though, but a specific type  of dating.

I know of a few people who have begun dating, and that is perfectly fine. The problem is when you are a Christian, and the person you are dating is not.

In the Bible, God says that it is a sin to marry someone who does not share your faith. Some people think, “They may become a Christian while we’re married.” But you can’t state that as a fact.

I personally know of couples who have married despite their differences in religion, and it doesn’t work out. It creates a lot of issues.

  1. There may be arguments about the other converting to their religion, creating bad feelings toward one another and their religion.

  2. They may just ignore the problem, which also creates bad feelings and tension.

I’m not saying that I am an expert on this, but what I am saying is that I know the Bible, and I know that God’s word says not to marry someone who doesn’t believe in Him.

The reason I have brought this up is because I don’t want anyone to have to go through the pain that I know others have, not because I want to preach at whoever decides to read this.

Bibleinfo.com says the following,

An important Bible verse about understanding interracial marriage is 2 Corinthians 6:14: “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.” That last word, “unbelievers” is of key importance. A Christian should not marry a non-Christian no matter how kind and good they are.

I hope this either gives courage to any of you who may be in a similar relationship, or open your eyes to something when you do begin dating.

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God bless, all!

-Brooke

4 comments

  1. The truth in that is so amazingly correct, Brooke! I know from experiences in my own family that you can’t be with an unbeliever and expect everything to work out perfect. ~Anne

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