They also clearly want God to be involved, otherwise they wouldn’t even be asking the question, they would just get on with it.Often they get told they should only go out with a Christian.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.
The ‘rules’ and teaching in the Bible about marrying a non-believer are more about the cultural situation rather than some divine command.
While his article is interesting, I would argue his conclusion has overlooked some key points.
Following Christ is the most important decision you'll ever make. Choosing a mate who shares your faith and who will support you in your spiritual growth.
In 2 Corinthians , the Apostle Paul says that believers should not "be unequally yoked with non-believers." While it's true that this passage does not specifically mention marriage, it does refer to being bound in a relationship with another person—no relationship is more binding than marriage.
However, the truth is, going out with a Christian doesn’t mean your relationship will automatically honour God.
I know Christians who both love God, who have dated but it has ended badly or been a complete train wreck.
Like the oxen pulling in different directions, a couple who doesn't share a Godly foundation will clash and experience conflict.
Perhaps you're not convinced yet, and you wonder, Even well-meaning Christians can fall into the trap of marrying non-believers.
Old Testament Understanding David also argues that in the Old Testament there was no rule for marrying a non-believer.
However, most of his examples are from early on in the Bible (the first six books), which you could argue come before there was a developed understanding of inter-faith marriage.
’ Then we can decide if this person would help, whether they’re Christian or not. ’ is one that is no doubt debated among Christians all the time.