Christains dating non christian
It’s also my painful experience that when the weak foundation of such a conviction is removed at the beginning of a potential relationship, it will not be a time when someone is in a good position to examine more carefully the Bible’s teaching and build a stronger biblical foundation.A BRIEF BIBLICAL THEOLOGY My hope is that this article will be of some use to people in such a situation, but of more use to the Christian who, long before the temptation arises, needs to make a stronger resolve not to get romantically involved with a non-Christian.First, dating as we understand didn’t really happen in biblical times. ” is something that would flow out of a whole biblical theology of what marriage is, rather than merely a verse or two of rules.It’s my contention that if it’s forbidden for a Christian to marry a non-Christian, then it is at the very least a deliberate walking into temptation to date a non-Christian.Why would a Christian choose to enter such a partnership? Genesis 3 shows how us how marriage gets messed up by sin.Adam and Eve go from naked and unashamed to hiding from one another.
Now, I hope to demonstrate how clearly the Bible says it is sinful for a believer to marry a non-believer.
In the curse, God pronounces how marriage post-Fall is a battle of one sinful will against another: marriages are hard.
But in a Christian marriage, spouses have the opportunity to call one another to submit one’s sinful wills to God’s perfect will.
So, in a Christian marriage, marriage is a partnership in the gospel.
Conversely, marrying a non-Christian necessarily makes marriage a partnership in something else.
Such an article would include a clearer picture of what marriage looks like: making decisions about career, where to live, how to spend money, how to raise children, etc.