If you can’t marry them without a supernatural conversion wrought by the Holy Spirit in their heart, over which you have no control, then it would be both extremely foolish and very unkind to consider such a marriage in the first place.
Now, I hope to demonstrate how clearly the Bible says it is sinful for a believer to marry a non-believer.
In fact, I think he/she will be more encouraging of my faith than lots of Christians would be.” they’re wrong, and so the problem will often be that, in their guilt, they’ll stay hidden.Once confessed, the problem isn’t recognition that they’ve sinned; the problem is the slow, painful process of repentance. This is then often backed up by a flurry of other comments: interested in the gospel and told me that my faith is something he/she finds really attractive and wouldn’t want to change at all. ” These words were written by Ben Weisman to be sung by Elvis Presley, but I’ve often heard a variation of them by unmarried Christians beginning to get romantically involved with a non-Christian.And just to be clear: getting romantically involved is likely to happen if you spend a great deal of time with someone of the opposite sex one-on-one.
I recently had a painful conversation with a dear friend who said he’d never planned to get romantically involved with someone.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.But the temptation to get romantically involved with a non-Christian tends to be framed differently.People tend not to hide it, but instead attempt to justify it—first to themselves and then to other Christians who are trying to warn them of the path they’re taking. In this article, I shall not be trying to give a method for counseling people who are facing such a temptation.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.