So, can a Christian date a non Christian? When I was single, I remember wishing there was an entire book of the bible dedicated to the topic, or at least even a chapter. While many start off with intentions of finding a godly partner, with each passing year the waiting feels longer and the hoping gets harder. Within that struggle, inevitably the question comes up: Can a Christian date a non-Christian?
3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Dating A Non-Christian
3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Dating A Non-Christian |
I posted some clarifications in the comments which seemed to stem the flow of hostility! Not long after this, I was contacted by another young woman I know, who told me how thankful she was to her pastor for warning her about a similar relationship. I asked her if she would write out her testimony about this experience, and I am so grateful that she agreed. I also hope it will encourage pastors to lovingly warn their straying sheep. I had always feared marrying an unbeliever as it is clear from scripture to be wrong — I had seen a number of friends do this and their spiritual life stalled. I had been warned by my mother, after speaking out to some of these friends, of the need to take heed in case I also would fall into the same sin.
Sorry But It's Never a Good Idea For a Christian to Date a Non-Christian
Occasionally there are times when I meet a young Christian to talk about their new love interest and it gets, well, awkward. She'll let me know that she's been talking to a guy she met online or he'll share how he's interested in a girl at work. I'll then proceed to congratulate them and ask what they like about the other person.
There is no reason why a Christian man cannot fall in love with a non-Christian woman. However the Bible is quite clear that a Christian should not marry a non-Christian, and here's why:. A helpful Bible verse on this subject is 1 Corinthians Here Paul is saying that a widow can re-marry but " only in the Lord ". This is a general principle for marriage.