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I have a passion for souls and love to share God's word. Any thoughts about dating an unbeliever in order to lead her to Christ?

Moderator - Better reread the Bible because that is the opposite of the what the scripture teaches.

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 ---Chichi on 10/3/06
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LOL the blogs today are really good, as are the responses. I agree with what the others are might have your head on backward. Good luck.
---Todd1 on 5/21/08

Mod is right, but consider also this.
Why does one normally date?
Let's face it ... you fancy her, and you are using the "leading her to Christ" as an excuse to cover yourself.
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/21/08

You definitely have a passion for souls (females)in particular but you are not sharing the correct Word of God. Undoubtedly you are not. You are willing to go against the Word of God and date an unbeliever and know full well what the Word says. You do not have to date anyone to bring them to Christ. Christ does that anyway. You need to read Galatians chapter 5 and take what you read......seriously! Ask God to teach your spirit and open your understanding. You need someone to share God's Word with you.
---Robyn on 5/28/07

Dating should only be done with the consideration of marriage as the end result. To do this for any other reason is dangerous.

When the scriptures speak of mixed marriages and that the believer sanctifies the unbeleiver if the unbeliever is willing to stay in the marriage - this refers to marriage already in existance prior to the conversion of the believer. One should never knowingly date an unbeliever.
---lorra8574 on 5/28/07

There is a chance she will never accept Jesus. God's word is not be yoked with an unbeliever!
---ralph on 5/28/07

The Bible says do NOT be unequally yoked to an unbeliever. This will NOT help them to become a Christian, but rather, help you to fall from being one.
---Leslie on 1/7/07

Here are some additional not-so-great outcomes for dating evangelism, engagement evangelism, and marriage evangelism. A Christian and a non-Christian, unequally yoked.
---Cindy on 12/29/06

Isnt this "false advertising."

Being deceitful isn't the Christian thing to do.
---NurseRobert on 11/1/06

Hi; I agree with most of the people on this blog, and the moderator. I'd just like to add, too, that when you date someone to evangelize them, you're going into it wanting to "CHANGE" the person. Not good. I'm over 40 so I know--never change a man lol :D God bless :)
---Mary on 11/1/06

Chichi, you better adhere to the Mod's caution. Form a friendship to lead a person to Christ.
---Okebaram on 10/6/06

I was asked out on a date yesterday. I didn't know whether or not he is a Christian so I said, "No thank you." I didn't even bother to find out, why? Because "you shall know them by their fruit" and the day before he made me upset and I cried. I don't want to take any chances. I want Jesus to shine through a man and I shall know him by his fruit.POINT: If you're even unsure if he's a Christian, don't date him. Say "no thank you."
---Donna9759 on 10/6/06

**Plus, there is the danger that she will profess faith just to please you, instead of it being a heartfelt confession of salvation.**

I have seen several stories on these blogs about marriages entered into in these circumstances--and they turn out badly.
---Jack on 10/5/06

Yoked means connected or attatched. If a person keeps spending alot of time with an unbeliever, some of that character of the unbeliever will rub off on them & can be a weight or pull down. So it's not good to be unequally yoked(connected or hooked-up with) a nonbeliever.
---Rickey on 10/4/06

Invite her to a Bible study or small group at your church.
---Madison1101 on 10/4/06

"Dating does not yoke anyone together..." I wholeheartedly disagree! Believers can be "yoked" together with nonbelievers in numerous ways. The whole idea stems from two oxen pulling together. You can have a business partner or a best friend who is unsaved and this would count as "unequally yoked." How much more so someone you became romantically involved with?
---Crystal on 10/4/06

The best thing you can do first is to pray and even fast for that person's salvation. Then ask God of how you can share the gospel with them!
---ralph on 10/4/06

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Dating does not yoke anyone together. I dated girls and wasn't yoked in any way. But I do believe you are playing with fire and you can get burned. Get your eye on a male unbeliever.Win and disciple him. There are lots of them around and you won't get snared.
---john on 10/4/06

I agree with the previous posts. Plus, there is the danger that she will profess faith just to please you, instead of it being a heartfelt confession of salvation. Stick to dating believers, and evangelize the unsaved without romance involved.
---Madison1101 on 10/4/06

Thanks for the comments. Dating is out! However, I am still interested in leading this person to Christ. What do you suggest?
---Chichi on 10/4/06

I agree with alan8869
---mima on 10/4/06

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Chichi, just to give you a real life example. My Christian sister in the Lord whom I cherish dearly, she's been saved for 27 years. In 1999 she had feelings for this guy who was NOT saved, but she claimed the Lord told her he was her husband. Guess what? After 5 years of him hurting her deeply, he turned around and married another unbeliever such as he is. Don't let the devil snare you with his lies. Believe God's word instead. God Bless You.
---Donna9759 on 10/4/06

I agree with Moderator. It's the trick of the devil to tell you that you can date an unbeliever and they may come to Christ. Most don't. Believe what the word says, "DO NOT BE unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what does Belial have in common with Christ?"
---Donna9759 on 10/4/06

It is wrong for a believer to date an unbeliever no matter what the reason. You do not have to date a person to witness to them. Dating is dating, and witnessing is witnessing. Scripture is clear that we are not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6:14).
---Helen_5378 on 10/4/06

**Any thoughts about dating an unbeliever in order to lead her to Christ?**
The Bible says nothing whatsoever about dating. The custom didn't exist in Bible times.
However, did you ever stop to think how the other person might feel used and resent the fact that you did not want to meet the other person for that person's sake, but because you had a religious agenda?
---Jack on 10/4/06

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