Dating a non believer

According to the scriptures, relationships are very important, and faith does matter.

After all, faith lays the foundation for your world-views, and world-views will control how you see and respond to the world, and that includes relationships.

Does the Old Testament have anything to say about marriages among God’s people and unbelievers?

Yes: “An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD’s Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. Exodus These scriptures tell us that quite clearly even in the Old Testament God is very protective and serious about His followers being involved with people who did not follow God.

And husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for her.

Now what this means is a Christian woman won’t just look for a man who has a cross tattooed on his shoulder, but a man who is ready to die daily in the sacrificial calling of leading a home.

So what does the Bible say about dating or marrying an unbeliever?

First, for a historical perspective, let’s look at the Old Testament for a moment.

What they will want is not just a marriage that is minimally Christian, but a Christian marriage.Love as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for her.And a Christian man won’t just look for a woman who wears a cross around her neck, but is willing to die as she submits to his leadership in reliance upon Christ.And a Christian marriage is described in Ephesians five like this.Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord, for the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the Church.

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