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Christians Living Together OK

Is Christians living together ok? I told my friends that Christians living together is not right, but they won't listen. How can I convince them otherwise?

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If you are speaking of a man and woman living together, that is a sin. However, it is not your job to convince them it is a sin. That is the job of the Holy Spirit. Pray for them and let God do His job through the Holy Spirit.
---Madison1101 on 2/23/08


We are to follow the laws of the land unless they go against the Word. If they have not been legally married then they are in sin. You told them this is not right, so you have done your part. Pray that the HG will move on them and convict them of this sin. Only He can do that.
---betty8468 on 4/5/07


Jack, the only verse that I can think of would be very early in the bible where it states that a man should leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. It does not say partner, concubine, live-in lover, or male lover - it says WIFE. See Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:5 amd Mark 10:7.
---m.p.a. on 4/5/07


The people next door to me are not legally married and have lived in the same house together for over twenty years.

What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
Mat 17:26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
Mat 17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them...

Part of meeknes is to have concern for peace and the good name of Jesus.
---Pharisee on 4/4/07


And because no one can give you an appropriate answer, I guess that's a good enough reason for every one to remain single.
A little hoity toity there, Jack.
---Patrick on 4/4/07




** Christians don't live together without marriage.**

The REAL quesiton is this: How does a couple know they're really, truly, spiritually, and validly married in God's sight?

I've asked this question several times, requesting BCV in the answer, and so far nobody has been able to do so.
---Jack on 4/4/07


Christians don't live together without marriage. They may put on a good religious front but if their lives don't line up with the Word of God,their Christian walk is false. There are many places in the Bible which tell that fornicators will be denied entrance into heaven,therefore,they will be in hell. They are fornicators. Look up the scriptures under fornicater and show them.
---Darlene_1 on 4/4/07


It is not up to you to convince anyone of their sin. That job belongs to the Holy Spirit. You have expressed your feelings about the situation, now leave it in His hands. Pray for them and love them. Don't condone what they are doing by supporting them financially or something equally as goofy, but don't cirticize and/or try to shame them either. That approach may only result in driving them further away.
---Crystal on 4/4/07


Are they living together or sleeping together. there is a difference. If they are living together as roommates and theres noting sexual going on, I don't see anything wrong with it. But if they are laying together, then that is where the sin comes in.
---Rebecca_D on 4/4/07


Christians living together? You mean male and female in fornication? Of course this is a sin. Just show them some Scripture. They still might not believe you but at least you did your part.
I don't agree that we should be quiet.
Matt.18:15 If your brother trespass against you, tell him his fault.
Gal. 6:1 If someone be overtaken in a sin, those who are spiritual should go and restore this person.
Read Ezek.3:20 and you will see it is our responsibility to warn people of their sin.
---john on 4/3/07




Don't even try to convince them because if they were truly wanting to serve the Lord they would not be living together. They care only about themselves and their fleshly desires. You have already told them the truth.
---Susie on 4/3/07


No it is not okay, for it is a sin. You have told them that it isn't right, so you have done your part. Let God do the rest, you've planted a seed. If you nag, nag, nag on this to them, that will drive them further away from God and the truth. Pray for them, and put it and leave it in God's hands.
---Rebecca_D on 4/3/07


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