Bible verses dating non christians
I think Jesus clearly shows us that God actually wants us to go deeper than rules and laws when it comes to how we live for Him. I think the deeper question has to be ‘What kind of relationship do I want to build? Do you want to date someone who goes to the same church?
’ The Deeper Question When Christians ask me ‘Should I date a Non-Christian’, I always respond by asking ‘What kind of relationship do you want to build? Do you want one where you are both spurring each other on to make God the centre of your life and choices? ’ Then I ask ‘Do you think the person you like will help you achieve that?
’, written by David Instone-Brewer, looked at the issue of the biblical teaching on marrying non-Christians.
It’s definitely worth a read as he takes the text seriously and picks out some important points.
The main two I want to highlight are: Paul’s Vision Is Above Culture Paul talks about marriage as being above the culture in Ephesians -33.
It reflects God’s relationship and love for His church.
David is right to say that Paul is pastoral when believers and non-believers are married.After this point, you could even argue there was a cultural assumption that you marry within your own religion. Now I’m not saying marrying a non-Christian is right or wrong, that’s not the point.But whether you agree with David or not, I think partner selection in dating and marriage still comes down to a deeper question.And dating a non-christian isn’t a route to unthinkable dating horrors either. While we can’t just apply Bible verses about marriage to modern dating dilemmas, it can help us think through some helpful principles.The blog written last year for Christian Connection ‘Should you marry a non-Christian?
André Adefope currently works for Visible Ministries as Head of Relationship Development and oversees the Naked Truth Relationships project.