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Marry A Really Good Guy

My sister is getting married to a man that is not a believer, but he is a really good guy. Is it ok for her to marry him?

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 ---MaryLee on 7/2/09
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MaryLee, so both you and your sister are born again believers and she is marrying an UNbeliever?

Why would she want to disobey God like that?

Doesn't she love the Lord with ALL of her heart?

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers is a command. There are reasons for it. It causes friction, trouble, one lives in the Kingdom of God, under God's rule and reign, the other person lives in the Kingdom of Drakness, doesn't care what God's word says and doesn't obey it, thus brings trouble upon himself.

Your sister would be disobeying the word of God that says Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers and therefore whatever is not of faith, is sin.
---anon on 7/9/09

MaryLee, with all the love in my heart, IF your sister is a born again believer, then she CANNOT mary an unbeliever knowning that she violates Gods' word. Its a choice, and the bible says that he who believes to stand should guard that he doesn't fall (away from the faith). again a person can not be a born again believer and willingly violate Gods' loving commands just because its sweet to the flesh. i personally do not doubt your answer, yet it is your sister's actions which will prove these words o be true or not.
---andy3996 on 7/9/09

If your sister is a believer, then according to Paul she should not marry this man no matter how "good" he is. Scripture says "Be not unequally yoked..." Does that mean that she won't? Probably not. But, God help if she does.
---tommy3007 on 7/8/09

Yes, my sister and I are both born again Christians.
---MaryLee on 7/8/09

what about your sister? Is she a believer?

if she is not a believer and she is marrying someone who is also not a believer.... she is only doing what should be...

but if she is a believer... it is not allowed according to scripture...She can depend on God to give her a gooood christian guy....
---patience on 7/6/09

is your sister a disciple, or are you guys "born into" the christian faith?
---andy3996 on 7/6/09

marylee,is your sister a believer?one big mistake women make is marrying a man who is not born again and actually we as believers are not suppose to do this.But many times women think they can change a man,when actually only God can.
---tom2 on 7/6/09

now,without being rude,or mean, I must tell you that unless someone is born again,in Gods eyes they are dead in their sins,unforgiven. No one without jesus is good,and actually no one with him accept by the spirit,through his strength,his righteousness,without following him daily we are all lost.
---tom2 on 7/6/09

well i married one that was suppose to be a Christian but not long into the marriage he was anything but. As the Bible tells us not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers God means just that. If he is not a believer and is a good man then Whatever comes after this She will have to reap what she has sown.I would say No not to marry him.
---lea on 7/3/09

With the rate of 'christian' divorce as it is, what is such as Ok? As Proverbs 31 declares, "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.", well, the same goes for a virtuous man. If possible, I would advice people to take the long view on their prospective life partners, marry a pack animal not a show dog.
---Nana on 7/3/09

But is your sister?
---Cluny on 7/3/09

There are a lot of really great people who are not saved. There are also a lot of jerks in the body. But, marriage is such an intimate relationship on so many levels, and the spiritual side of a person is challenged extremely in such relationships.

Your sister is in for a huge amount of trials that will be self-imposed as a result of marrying a non-believer, no matter how great he is. A person's spiritual life affects all aspects of their personality and behavior in marriage. The best Christians often fail miserably if they do not take care of their walk. Who could expect an unbeliever to do better?
---Trish9863 on 7/3/09

Its OK, but is it best? What God instructs us to do is what's best for us. I can tell you from experience being married to someone who doesn't have the same faith is like pushing a boulder up a mountainside. Eventually you get tired and the boulder runs you over, and you start again, only to get run over again.

You want to build character in yourself marry an unbeliever, you just may not be too happy with the character that you become though.
---Pharisee on 7/2/09

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