If following Christ and serving Him in any circumstance is paramount, the decision is easy—don't be unequally yoked (2 Corinthians ); look forward to what God is accomplishing (Romans ); and trust that God's blessings are better than we can imagine (Ephesians ).
Choosing to date or marry a non-Christian is rejecting God as a primary influence. Does the Bible say anything about interracial marriage?
Dear Christians who make a point of letting their Christian friends who are in serious relationships with non-Christians know that they think it’s wrong for a Christian to date or marry a non-Christian: If I ever meet you, I am going to beat you up. And basing your criticism on some nonexistent rule that toxic gossip, which, in the descending rings of hell, puts you just above waiters who spit in people’s food, and just below people who don’t clean up after the dog they’re walking.)And if it’s your opinion that God automatically condemns the Christian who marries a non-Christian, then you’ve clearly tossed out, along with the baptismal water, Paul, who wrote in 1 Corinthians: For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband?
Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? If two people have found each other, fallen in love, and are taking good care of each other, then let them be.
Christian culture inundates us with assertions about purity and courting vs.
dating, and ignores things like loneliness and even how to talk to a member of the opposite sex.
John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.
Something so good, is so bad cause I’ve dedicated my life to Christ and my bf has chosen his own path. More importantly, does anyone actually you’re a Christian, and be quiet about it? Offering unsolicited critical opinions of others makes you a toxic gossip, which is one of the lowest things anyone can be.When that magic happens, it can be easy to gloss over differences that don't seem to have any bearing on the personal relationship.This is a problem being met by more and more Christians who want to marry.But when we announced our engagement I received a few emails from the pastor saying the Bible is clear that the relationship is wrong and that I need to end it. I knew that, out of love, I would receive some hostility from Christian friends, but it is getting to the point where I do not want to go back to church, because of the volume of people telling me to end the relationship—when they cannot give me a reason for doing so, other than him being a non-Christian. I was overwhelmed with joy, laughter, and excitement.A few days have gone by since the excitement and my heart is torn, I feel guilty for even dating a man who doesn’t follow Jesus.