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Can Jews And Baptist Marry

I am Christian; friends with a Jewish man who practices his religion. We've had some very preliminary talk about marriage. Neither of us foresee any problems with combining an interfaith marriage. Realistically, can a practicing Jew and a practicing Baptist co-exist?

Moderator - You can legally marry, but in God's eyes you would be unequally yoked and He condems this.

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This is a pretty old blog question. I wonder what ever happened to Jessa...
---love.jesus on 7/23/14


It would not be a wise move because the Christian knows that he/she is saved by the blood of Christ (the Saviour) whilst the Jew believes that the Messiah is still to come. How could a couple like that ever worship together in a serious and meaningful way.
---Rita_H on 7/20/14


To Steve... I am a Christian in love with a Hasidic Orthodox Jew. He is in love with me too. He lives in a Hasidic Orthodox Community. I doubt he would move from it, but maybe he would. He told me that my passion for God is like none he has ever seen and that he wants that same passion.
---cindy on 1/31/14


how do you tell a Baptist woman your dating your a Jew?
---sizzle on 9/15/11


I assume this man isn't an orthodox Jew if he's intersted in marrying a non-jew.
Conversly I also assume you aren't a hardcore baptist.
If that's true and you both are liberal in your faiths then it might not matter who you marry until you take religon seriously. So I'd advise against marrying anyone. Marriage is usually difficult in the best of circumstances. Don't make it more difficult by marrying someone w/ fundamental differences.
However if you're serious about your faith and you both can agree Jesus/Yeshua was the Christ/Messiah then go for it. It'd probably make sense to find a Messianic church that can support you and help you understand your common ground.
---AG on 10/19/10




---micha9344 take a close loook at what you wrote on 10/18/10, then take a close look at what i wrote. please tell me what the diffference is.

Blogger9211 on 10/18/10 true commenet
mine was: None would be religiously better off
---francis on 10/14/10
---francis on 10/19/10


Now now for the answer that will aggravate most of the blogger on ChristiaNet. Can A Jew marry a Baptist? And the answer is YES, why? Because neither one are Christians. The Jews are a Jews and the Baptist are Heretics.

All Baptist were derived from Anabaptist who were expelled from Protestant Christianity around 1530 in Switzerland for practicing and teaching the heresy of Believers only Baptism.

Baptist still practice and teach Believers Only Baptism this is still Heresy so they can't be Christians.

Baptist are in the same category as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, groups that call them selves Christians but aren't.
---Blogger9211 on 10/18/10


Wow, francis, how manyy times can you be out of context in one day?..Amazing...
Rom 15:25-26 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
Notice the word 'saints' not once, but twice.
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
You are suddenly not changed from male to female or vica versa when converted, neither are you changed from Jew to Greek or vica versa. We are now called the Church.
1Cor 10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
---micha9344 on 10/18/10


micha9344 on 10/18/10
Stop ignoring the text
paul himself took part in this nazarite vow
Acts 18:18 And Paul [after this] tarried [there] yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila, having shorn [his] head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

All christians are spiritual jews
Romans 15:27 It hath pleased them verily, and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
---francis on 10/18/10


Act 21:28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all [men] every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.
1Co 9:20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews, to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law,
1Co 10:31-33 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: Even as I please all [men] in all [things], not seeking mine own profit, but the [profit] of many, that they may be saved.
Please quit ignoring context francis.
---micha9344 on 10/18/10




Jesus did not start a new religion and abandoned the law and the prophets. he just moved forward with those who believed

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the ROOT AND FATNESS of the olive tree,

Romans 15:27 It hath pleased them verily, and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
---francis on 10/18/10


Peter and paul not practicing jews? when did that happen.

Well sir, how do you explain this>

Acts 21:26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.

Acts 21:27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him,
---francis on 10/18/10


Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus
Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all, and in all.
Paul and Peter were not considered practicing Jews after their conversion, so marrying a practicing Jew for them would be considered unequally yoked.
Galatians 2:10-20
Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness [come] by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
---micha9344 on 10/16/10


O.K. Lets say Peter or Paul was married to a baptist, how would that work?

When she cooked them some cat fish or prok chops would he eat it?

When they went to church/ synagogue every sabbath as their custom was, would she go?

Would Peter or Paul ever marry a woman who wore make up and jewelry?

It just would not work, Baptist should not marry Jews. It would be a religios nightmare.
---francis on 10/16/10


No practicing Jew would consider marrying outside of his religion. Only the messianic Jews(Jews that accept Jesus Christ as their Maasai) would make suitable and biblical marriage partners.
---mima on 10/15/10


I guess you will have Messainic Kids :)
---John on 10/15/10


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Umm.....aren't the Jew's God's chosen people? Where in the bible does it state that the Jew's are no longer God's chosen people? (it doesn't)

Aren't Christian's the children of God through the death of his son, Jesus? Didn't Jesus come to earth to fullill the laws, not abolish them? (the Jewish laws)

How is it that a Jew and a Christian should not unite or that they would be unequally yoked? They are both the beloved children of God.

Now, before everyone on here tries to tie me up and feed me to the lions, please keep in mind this is my interpretation & opinion. (which I am allowed to have and give)
---Kimberley on 10/14/10


Notice that in the OT the MEN ( head of household) were the ones marrying these gentile women. It would be expected that these women would follow the commands and religion of the men.

A male jew marring a female baptist would lead the baptist into jusdiasm and not christianity, they would be unequally yoked.

A female jew marrying a male baptist would also be lead into apostacy.

None would be religiously better off
---francis on 10/14/10


God's covenant is accepting and honoring of non-Israelite people in Scripture:
Numbers 12:21 - Moses marries an Ethiopian woman, resulting in Aaron and Miriam challenging his leadership, God forcefully supports Moses with no condemnation of the marriage
Matthew 1:5 - Rahab, the Canaanite from Jericho, and Ruth, the Moabite, are part of Jesus' genealogy
2 Samuel 3:3 - David's wife Macaah was a Geshurite, an Aramean
1 Chronicles 11:26-47 - the list of David's honored Mighty Men included Zelek the Ammonite, Ithmah the Moabite and Uriah the Hittite, all non-Israelite peoples. Jews were chosen, but all are welcome in God's kingdom.
---Roger on 10/14/10


Moderator is WRONG - according to the Bible, Jews and Christians share the same DNA of God. This means that if you are a Christian of any denomination and a Jew, you CAN be married and be EQUALLY yoked together. If however you are a Christian or Jew and marrying an athiest or satanist, then you are unequally yoked together.
---Leslie on 8/25/09


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YLBD.
Moses had married an Ethiopian woman. Numbers 12.
Still, God didn't put a lion with a tiger,or
a horse with a zebra, etc to be mates.
So it's Chinese to Chinese, Mexican to Mexican, etc.
---Lawrence on 8/20/09

UNDER your standards, I am W/O hope or salvation, Because, on oneside of my family I have a full-blooded cherokee grandmother that walked the trail of tears,
and on the other side I have German & Irish grandparent's.

Who are you to put such a yoke upon the necks of man?
Careful, lest you condemn yourself with your own words.
I am as my Father, it's mans heart I look at, not whom one's dad or mother may be!
YLBD
---YLBD on 8/22/09


YLBD.
Moses had married an Ethiopian woman. Numbers 12.
Still, God didn't put a lion with a tiger,or
a horse with a zebra, etc to be mates.
So it's Chinese to Chinese, Mexican to Mexican, etc.
---Lawrence on 8/20/09


YLBD.
Moses had married an Ethiopian woman. Numbers 12.
Still, God didn't put a lion with a tiger,or
a horse with a zebra, etc to be mates.
So it's Chinese to Chinese, Mexican to Mexican, etc.
---Lawrence on 8/20/09


Zephara was the only wife of Moses,
Abraham had only one wife her name was Sarah.
So, i'm wondering who you speak of?
YLBD
---YLBD on 8/18/09


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I have been married to a non observant Jew for 12 years, we have a very wonderful and close relationship. We have to decided to raise our children as Christians simply because I am observant. I feel as though we were brought together by God and I feel as though HE continually blesses our union. We are lucky to have very supportive family and friends. I imagine that it would be very difficult if you were not surrounded by support.
---kris on 8/16/09

Praise God, Bless'ed be his name.
May the Father continue to bless you...
YLBD
To you others that would teach men otherwise, its better to marry then Burn in Hell for mans fornicating ways...
---YLBD on 8/17/09


It's really Not good. It was either Moses or Abraham that married out of their Nationality, & God told him to take her back to her country then marry some one in his own nationality(Jewish).
Mixed marriages is just Not good,even blacks & whites. Have you seen a white turtle-dove & a crow together or an swan with a buzzard? The fowl have a very small brain & they seem to have More sence than some humans. The diff fowl even the other animals stay with their own,why cant humans?
The god of this world sure has been ruening peoples minds,not only with mixed marriages but other also.
---Lawrence on 8/17/09


I have been married to a non observant Jew for 12 years, we have a very wonderful and close relationship. We have to decided to raise our children as Christians simply because I am observant. I feel as though we were brought together by God and I feel as though HE continually blesses our union. We are lucky to have very supportive family and friends. I imagine that it would be very difficult if you were not surrounded by support.
---kris on 8/16/09


Jessa, if you marry a Jew you will be marrying someone who is still waiting for the promised Messiah and does not believe that Jesus is that Messiah.Jews and Christians have much in common but that doesn't change the fact that you would not have in common the most important aspect of your faith - the Saviour Jesus who died for you and has taken all your sins upon Himself. A Jew simply does not accept that. Pray that the one you love will accept Jesus. That is the most important issue right now.
---Xanthi on 5/31/08


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In a garden, does a bee visit just one flower in its quest for honey.While there may be no similarity yet there is truth.Would you start a flawed relationship?which needs extensive work.Do you know, ONLY what GOD KNOWS.But if you both have the belief "Till death do us part" & work on it, it could work--a risk-Love is tasteful when young but the edges get worn & tarnished with age.These are some of the things you BOTH need to examine before tying the knot YOU MUST BE SURE 100%
---Emcee on 7/15/07


i have the same question. I love a Jewish man who honors his traditions and I feel as a Christian I MUST respect the Jewish religion. Yet a Jewish man can not marry a christian womwan. I understand but I know Jesus set us free fron the condanments that say they cant.........I am confused an in love
---jaimee_kingsley on 7/15/07


2 Cor 6:14-17 "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.

Oil and water do not mix. People seek to find their own suitable companion. But all of their efforts are contrary to God's will. They cannot assimilate, unequally yoked men and women.
Deut. 22:10 forbids the harnessing of clean and unclean beasts, together to a plow.
Lev. 19:19 forbids crossbreeding of animals.

God says the believer will be influenced by the unbeliever.
---Jenny on 6/28/07


I'm in love with an incredible woman. We have everything in common except she a devout Christian& I a non observant Jew. I have higher values than the past men in her life who stood next to her in church yet cheated or other bad things to her. She says a non Christian could never be her soulmate. Why would a good g_d ever condone a good man & woman from getting together just because they happened to be born to different faiths at birth? Sorry, I do not for a minute believe he would.
---Steve on 6/27/07


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God created you both. I will pray for you both. May the people of this earth see your love through Gods eyes. From every second of your birth to the final hour of death god has watched you. Your task is uniquely different as each of ours. May God grant all you people with the power of compassion. Follow your heart, pray and God will listen. I will keep you specifically in mind and prayer.
---Brian on 6/14/07


What fellowship does light have with darkness? The Lord tells us not to be unevenly yoked. If you believe in Christ and he does not that certainly is unevenly yoked. Jesus says "If you love me you will obey me." Why would you be looking for justification to violate the word of God?
---Tsuanne on 5/30/07


Children will be a problem. Can you in good faith have your sons circumcised, know that this puts them under the Old Covenant? And will he allow his children to be baptised into the Christian faith. Jews do baptise, but for this purpose. If he is a good practicing Jew, he would not be able to permit you to raise your children in your faith. And likewise, you as a Christian could not allow your children to be raised in his faith.
---lorra8574 on 5/30/07


Don't kid yourself! As long as it just the two of you, you may be successful in your marriage - but I doubt it. If you have chidren - what then? (Don't say, "We let them decide when they get old enough.") Along with everything else, you will be unevenly yoke - which is not God's will. 1 Corinthains 6:14
---WIVV on 5/30/07


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You say "a practicing Baptist"; does that mean that you are a born-again Christian? If so, then to marry a Jew would be disobeying God because you would be unequally yoked with him (2 Corinthians 6:14-17).
---Helen_5378 on 1/17/07


the real problem is children. many jewish congregations plan certain events for Sundays to discourage exactly this sort of union. many synagogues have their children's K thru 6th grade classes on Sunday mornings, altho every single other class is another day or evening of the week. Why? So they can't go to church, essentially forcing you to choose between the two. my experience is you'll find the Jews pretty biased against Christians and Christian activity, from marriage to raising children.
---brasidas on 1/16/07


why not, you may have been meant to meet this man and bring him to God..think about it..God has a purpose for each and everyone of us...this man need saving and you do your best with the help of the Holy Spirit..pray dear..pray always ..I will and may God bless your union..it maybe he/friend will bring in more jews to your church...
---jana on 8/20/06


Have you considered middle ground? Perhaps you all attending a Messianic Jewish congregation?
---David7647 on 10/28/05


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The only [large] difference? Jews are looking for a Messiah, while "Christians" have accepted Him.

Discuss common scriptures with him.

Visit a Messianic website or congragation.

When talking to him use Jewish terms like Tenach [Old covenant] Brith Chadasha [New Covenant], Messias [Christ], Yeshua [Jesus], ask questions about Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, etc [Lev.23:1-44, I Cor.5:7], without patronizing him.

Better Now Than Later!

God's Best!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 9/11/05


Is this man an Orthodox Jew? Is his family?
You do know that if he marries a gentile they will sit 'Shiva' for him and consider him dead and never have contact with him?
Realistically, NO a practicing Jew and a practicing Baptist cannot co-exist. That's why God warned of being unequally yoked.
---NVBarbara on 9/2/05


2 Corinthians 6:14, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?"
---Bruce5656 on 9/1/05


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