Christian dating a non christian verse
The Bible addresses the hardships that come with marrying a nonbeliever, so that's rather clear.
But single Christians may be tempted to say, "Well, it doesn't talk about dating. " To answer, it's important to take a step back and look at some principles found in Scripture.
Practically speaking, this impinges on every single decision you have to make as a married couple. So, in a Christian marriage, marriage is a partnership in the gospel.
For example, how do you decide what you should do at any point in your life? Conversely, marrying a non-Christian necessarily makes marriage a partnership in something else.
In fact, this is seen as a positive Zipporah, Rahab, Ruth.
Old Testament positively pictures believing marriages. Positively, Proverbs 31 calls the young man to look out for a woman of noble character.
To intermarry with this town rather than distance themselves from such defilement would have been the ultimate compromise; it would have destroyed the people of God in the first generation.
2 Corinthians - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? 2 Corinthians -17 - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? 1 Corinthians - Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.1 Peter 3:1 - Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;1 Corinthians 7:1-40 - Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman.
1 Corinthians - The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.1 Corinthians - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
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