Christians dating nonchristians bible verses
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Can a Christian and a non-Christian date, fall in love, be genuinely happy, get married and do great things for the world? There are countless follower/non-follower relationships that would be viewed as phenomenal by any standard.
Without that, you spin your wheels alone and eventually get tired of explaining how you feel God’s calling on your life.
I’ve seen MANY couples who’ve been in this position and God has used their love for each other to alter the trajectory of eternity.
In fact, I baptized a man last weekend whose wife had been praying for him for 15 years—15 years!
Luke - I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.1 Timothy 2:4 - Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Mark - And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Ezekiel 33:9 - Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Romans 12:2 - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.Because our hearts, especially when we’re talking about love, deceive us. You’ve got to either have a distinct, clear calling to stay in this relationship, or you have to get out. Being a Christ follower alongside my wife has given us some of our most joyous and clarifying moments together.Either way, God will give you that wisdom if you ask for it and are brave enough to act. I can’t imagine not sharing the same foundation with her. So pray, pray, and pray some more, and know that at the end the day, you’re not your girlfriend’s savior—Jesus is.If you marry a non-Christian or someone of a different faith you’re the one who will end up compromising and you’re the one who might be led astray.If someone is not building you up in Christ they are bringing you down.People are going to try and point to 2 Corinthians as Biblical proof that you shouldn’t date an unbeliever. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? ” In truth, making this verse about not being in a romantic relationship with a non-believer isn’t a good interpretation of what Paul was really getting at when he wrote these words.We really want this verse (or any verse) to be all about dating and marriage to a non-Christian because it would make this whole conversation a lot easier.But because there isn’t a clear Biblical mandate, and because there is wisdom in both of the aforementioned “Yes! ” camps, you’ve got to do something to break the stalemate: intensely, seriously, pray.Maybe God has you right where He wants you and this relationship is about pulling her into the Kingdom, instead of drawing you away from God.How would you feel if your spouse and children go to hell?Don’t tell yourself, but he/she is nice because it doesn’t matter.