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With the number of Christians asking about marrying someone who is not born again, of another faith, or practicing atheism, can we list scriptural examples of what 2 Corinthinas 6:14 means as a guide? There are some who are really hurting, and confused, who need, and are seeking sound doctrine.

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Paul told people married to non-Christians, to stay married, for God may use those as witnesses to non-believing spouses.
A friend asked me if it was wrong to date a non-Christian. Thinking of Paul, I said that perhaps God would use her to witness to the man. Indeed, he became Christian and they were married.
My sister did the same, but married a man before he converted. When their first child was ill, my brother-in-law saw the power of my sisters faith, and now he attends church, also.
---Terry on 1/29/08


Those who are seeking to marry non-Christians are not hurting, confused or seeking sound doctrine. They want their own way. They want to marry someone who they should not marry. They are following the lusts of the flesh instead of the Lord.
---Susie on 1/12/08


George,
Do yo believe there is a chance for that to be implimented in todays society?
I agree with your point about young Christian women and unsaved men.
I have often thought about the relationships between young Christian women and their families, or even the teaching in the ministry they are a part of. Are we giving them the tools needed to fight against these advances, are we being direct enough, are they lacking in self esteem, or are the guys just that cunning?
---lynet on 1/22/07


Pat..We aren't talking about non-Christians who got married and then became Christians later. We're talking about Christians who are wanting to get married so bad that they will marry non-Christians and even athetists.
---Susie on 1/22/07


I believe that Christians who are finding "mate material" outside of their faith are trying to use "their" will over God's will. In turn, that is going to cause hurt and confusion.
---Pat on 1/22/07




I do know of good Christians, and lover's of the word, that were not Christians when they married. They are now and have a very happy marriage and a wonderful family that is being raised on solid Christian values. They are both excellent spouses and excellent parents.
---Pat on 1/22/07


The age of consent for marriage should be determined by the parents, by nature, and by the affected people indeed. Not by law! Free market should determine businesses of that sort, otherwise you create a black market, under the table, convenient for the wolves and not for law abiders. So you have the young christian woman who no christian dares court for marriage but who meets some unbeliever somewhere and tells nothing to parents and messes up a good part of her life.
---George on 1/22/07


When a child is getting ready to touch a hot burner on a stove, the parent doesn't give them a long explanation as to why they shouldn't do that. They know the end result if they tounch that hot burner. The principle is true with a Christian marrying a non-Christian - you don't give long explanations as to the dangers. The Bible states it shouldn't be done, and that is the end result. It's direct! It may cause temporary hurt, but that's better than a permanent hurt .
---wivv on 1/21/07


I agree with Susie on this one. It's rebellion against God. Their minds/flesh are consumed with finding "someone". Promoting yourself in the flesh and you will find flesh. Endless blogs with scriptures are given every single day. They don't want scriptures, they want the inside track on how to snag somebody and take them home.
---Todd on 1/21/07


It's not only rebellion, it's lust.
Some are hanging here, boo hoo hooing until their "man" comes along. How can I lure the wolf home? A trail of crumbs to your doorstep, make a special meal, don't ask if he's a Christian, worry about that later.
Get that wolf in your house, hope you can pry your head out of his mouth before he devours you. Why aren't these hurting interested in Jesus Christ?
---Todd on 1/21/07




Specific biblical lessons have stayed with me over the years. Because of what I have learned, I chose not to compromise.
A foundation that applies to every aspect of the believers life can be found in, Acts 4: 32-35, and 2 Cor 8: 13-15.
After the "belivers" broke the Lord's commandments, their motives are questioned, and they are once again given commandments, 2 Cor 6:14-18
---lynet on 1/21/07


God has laid his commandments out for us to follow so we would not get caught in the dangerous pitfalls of life, as we travel here on this world. One good example for 2 Cor.6:14 can be found in 1 Kings 11. The LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, because his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David. Read the whole chapter to hear all that come from his disobedience.
---ShawnM.T on 1/20/07


1 Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
1 Kings 11:2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.
---ShawnM.T on 1/20/07


1 Kings 11:3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
1 Kings 11:4For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
---ShawnM.T on 1/20/07


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