Problems with dating a non christian
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.
An idol is something that is held in higher esteem than God.
Since an unbeliever doesn't believe in God, to him everything is an idol, including his relationship with you.
Here’s a woman of God in Steve’s arms, and he could care less. How could Amber consider marriage with someone who doesn’t share her beliefs? And because the non-Christian dating scene tends to be much more open and aggressive, those nonbeliever singles are standing by with invitations to dinner ready.
My perspective 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.
In "The Un Guide to Dating," a he said/she said look at adult dating relationships, authors Camerin Courtney and Todd Hertz discuss why the temptations – and dangers – of dating non-Christians are very real. Todd: My friend Steve isn’t a Christian, so I was surprised when he introduced me to his new girlfriend: a committed member of my church. There, with members of my Bible study, a friend and I quizzed our fellow member Emily about the guy she was spending more and more time with. Emily assured us he was a “really great guy” and that we needn’t worry since they were “just friends.” Well, three months later these “just friends” were dating.
As their relationship progressed, I felt twinges of jealousy over Amber. Nor was I singing the eighties pop hit “Jessie’s Girl.” But I did think it was unfair: Here I am, a devoted Christian guy, searching for a committed Christian woman . Jake, the Non-Christian Camerin: Some of my first real conversations about the dangers of dating a non-Christian took place in college over Chocolate Chipper Sundaes at Perkins.
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