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Should Christians date Muslims, Buddhists, Wiccans, Satanists, or members of other satanic false religions? Or should they date other Christians, if they date?

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..you calling me "Pharisee Jed" for starters. How could you possibly determine that I am like the Pharisees without having first judged me?---Jed

Now we are talking.

The Pharisees demanded others to do or behave a certain why to be a Jew, but they themselves didn't do the behavior demanded of themselves.

So, when you called me a Christian by name only because I dated a Muslim I called you Pharisee Jed.

You judged me without knowing how I practiced my Christianity.

I kept asking you to compare your life style to my style since you believe you were a TRUE CHRISTIAN and I by name only.

You refused to state your practice which ALLOWED me to call you Pharisee Jed by your own none response on CN
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/8/15


//Paul isn't talking about Marriage, but associates.//

So we are not to associate with unbelievers? Is not marriage your closest associate. You are to become one with your spouse.
---Scott1 on 12/8/15



Please post where you consider me Judging others and I will either apologize, or explain myself.
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/7/15


How about you calling me "Pharisee Jed" for starters. How could you possibly determine that I am like the Pharisees without having first judged me? Isn't the suggestion that I am like the Pharisees in itself your judgement of me? And aren't you also judging me for judging other people?

Your apology is already accepted in advance.

Thanks.
---Jed on 12/7/15


2Cor 6:14 For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness..opinion of this verse?---Scott1

Paul isn't talking about Marriage, but associates.

Paul isn't afraid to tell married and non-married people to marry or be single.
And speaks about Unbelievers and Believers who are married.

If he felt it was a sin, Paul would have SAID SO.
Paul isn't SHY.

This is his 2nd letter to the Corinthians. Do you think he forget what he wrote about marriages in the 1st letter?

1 Cor 7:1-10
NEVER ONCE did Paul tell Virgins and unmarried Man NOT TO MARRY UNBELIEVERS. Not once.

Why? Because it isn't a sin.

Then he address unbelievers and believers marriages to STAY MARRIED.

Thoughts?
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/8/15


Nicole
//Where in the Bible does it states dating or marrying a non-believe is a sin? Chapter and Verse.//

2nd Corinthians 6:14
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness.

What is your opinion of this verse?
---Scott1 on 12/7/15




In other words, it's okay for you do judge others, but not for others to judge you?---Jed on 12/6/15

No.

Please post where you consider me Judging others and I will either apologize, or explain myself.

Unlike you, I will answer your direct questions.

I have NOTHING to hide or fear.

I can say the word 'SORRY' and have done do in the past.

The last SORRY was to Strongaxe when he pointed out how I told him to stay out of our disagreement.

'SORRY' isn't so hard to say once you get into the HABIT of saying it.

Try it sometimes.
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/7/15



Fraternal Correction is very hard Jed.
It isn't judgment. (Jesus' Job)...
It takes true love to show someone their error.
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/6/15


In other words, it's okay for you do judge others, but not for others to judge you?
---Jed on 12/6/15


You are the ultimate example of a Christian! Not a single ounce of judgement in calling people names like "Pharisee Jed". None at all.---Jed on 12/5/15

Fraternal Correction is very hard Jed.
It isn't judgment. (Jesus' Job)

The only way I could get you to see how you were judging was to turn the mirror on to you.

The same is with me.
It takes true love to show someone their error.

I am sorry you believe I was being mean.

You might see how upset I was when you called me a Christian my name only and you don't even know me.

That's how hurt I felt.
That's why I asked you those series of questions to figure out how you came to that conclusion which couldn't come from just dating a Muslim.
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/6/15


What a fine example of a God's love you are on these blogs, Nichole! Obviously you have proved me wrong. You are the ultimate example of a Christian! Not a single ounce of judgement in calling people names like "Pharisee Jed". None at all.
---Jed on 12/5/15


Pharisee Jed, can you please forget about DATING?

Go work for Christian Mingle.

You are so forgetful.

If you stop judging people you won't be in this mess.

The topic is you calling me a Christian by name only!

How dare you.

You are not Jesus, please stop acting like He made you the hall monitor.

FOCUS!
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/4/15




Nicole. You arent getting the point. Everyone else here is in agreement about what that verse means. It is talking to believers who were already married at the time of their conversion. You are the only one who thinks this verse is somehow endorses Christians marrying Muslims. And we are the one's twisting scripture? I see you are still ignoring the unequally yoked scripture as well.
---Jed on 12/4/15


an arranged marriage that one might later become a Christian--but not the spouse. Think about it.--Cluny

I have but that isn't the issue. Because Paul is saying if the Unbeliever WANTS out because of the Christian.

Not the Christian one wanting out to the marriage.

Paul doesn't even give the Christian Spouse the option of divorce.
The option is only given to the UNBELIEVER. I Cor 7:12-14

Jed and Scott are twisting the Scriptures boss others around.
That's why I have given Jed the title Pharisee. Matthew 23:3-5

No where in the Bible does it state you can not date an Unbeliever. The word 'date' isn't even in the Bible. Marriage were arranged.

They just make up rules according their religious logic.
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/3/15



I will also expand this verse's meaning to include IF a Christian and a non-Christian do get married. Which is a sin. However, no where in the Bible does it talk about creating another sin (divorce) to erase or cover a previous sin.

---Scott1 on 12/3/15


This particular verse in question is talking strictly about brethren who had converted to Christ after already being married.

But personally, I do agree the same principle would apply to Christians who married non-Christians. While it was indeed wrong for them to marry outside of their faith, committing a second wrong by getting divorced would not undo the first wrong. It would only make two wrongs.
---Jed on 12/3/15


Any woman who marries a Muslim man has already lost her head.


---jerry6593 on 12/4/15


IF a Christian and a non-Christian do get married. Which is a sin.---Scott1

Lets expand.
Where in the Bible does it states dating or marrying a non-believe is a sin? Chapter and Verse.

How come Moses didn't sin. Instead, God punished his sister was questioning Moses' marriage to a non Jew.

Lets go to the NT. Why did Paul praise Timothy's mother and grandmother for the wonderful people they were, but not for sinning (as you put it) for marrying a non believer?

This why you can't make up stuff just because in YOUR OPINION non Christians can't marry Christians.

You can say it isn't wise. But it doesn't make it a sin.

Paul also advises NOT to marry. But oh noooooooooooo, he can't exactly mean that.
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/3/15


Nicole, I will also expand this verse's meaning to include IF a Christian and a non-Christian do get married. Which is a sin. However, no where in the Bible does it talk about creating another sin (divorce) to erase or cover a previous sin.
---Scott1 on 12/3/15


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It could happen in the case of a couple in an arranged marriage that one might later become a Christian--but not the spouse.
---Cluny on 12/2/15


See. Even Cluny comprehends that this scripture is speaking about non-Christian married couples where one spouse converts to Christianity (AFTER already being married), while the other spouse remains a non-Christian, resulting in the a mixed faith marriage. This scripture in no way endorses Christians seeking non-Christian spouses.
---Jed on 12/3/15



Scott are you saying the Christian didn't know their spouse was NOT A Christian before marriage?

Foolish and grasping at straws.

If the person isn't a believer in the Marriage, COMMON SENSE tell us the person wasn't a believer before marriage!

---Nicole_Lacey on 12/2/15


You seem to be having trouble grasping the concept of Paul's instruction. The scripture you posted is about married couples who were both non-Christians at the time of their marriage, and then the men converted to Christianity after they were already married. Paul said the newly converted men should remain married to their non-Christian wives rather than divorce.
---Jed on 12/2/15


Something to remember about 1st century marriages:

More often than not, they were arranged by the families involved. Love was not considered the basis for marriage, but rather its fruit.

It could happen in the case of a couple in an arranged marriage that one might later become a Christian--but not the spouse.

Think about it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/2/15


Scott, Jed and Trav, stop using the Bible for your OWN BELIEFS.

Do not add or subtract from the Bible.


Nicole - that verse is for married couples in which one becomes a Christian in marriage not a Christian in dating.---Scott1

Just plain nonsense and no logic.

Scott are you saying the Christian didn't know their spouse was NOT A Christian before marriage?

Foolish and grasping at straws.

If the person isn't a believer in the Marriage, COMMON SENSE tell us the person wasn't a believer before marriage!
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/2/15


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Nicole - that verse is for married couples in which one becomes a Christian in marriage not a Christian in dating. The question was should they divorce, the answer is no.

---Scott1 on 12/2/15


Exactly right. Thank you.

Also, as Scott1 very accurately pointed out, there is no good reason for Christians to date other than to secure a spouse. Casual dating is for the world, not Christians. Why would you seek out someone who is of an incompatible faith as your spouse? Especially being a woman who is supposed to submit to her husband as her spiritual head? Are you going to sacrifice your Christianity to submit to an Islamic husband? There are many conflicts with this arrangement.
---Jed on 12/2/15


The purpose of dating is to be married. There is no other purpose. So Paul says "do not be unequally yoked." So if you start dating, when do you have the conversation that you cannot be married. I am not against friends of other religions.

Nicole - that verse is for married couples in which one becomes a Christian in marriage not a Christian in dating. The question was should they divorce, the answer is no.
---Scott1 on 12/2/15


Nichole, stop twisting scripture. Those words from Paul are talking about brethren who were already married at the time of their conversion to Christ. He told them it was okay to remain in that marriage if their wives were willing. This has nothing to do with people who are already Christians starting a romantic relationship with members of satanic religions. He actually had another message for that which forbid being unequally yoked with unbelievers.
---Jed on 12/2/15


Don't try to out think Paul.
You are no match to that man's letters.
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/1/15

GOD is. Christ is. All the Apostles are.
Paul these these and agreed.
Be honest with yourself and your past mistake. You haven't done it again.
2Co_6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
---Trav on 12/2/15


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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't dating the process of looking for & choosing a potential mate "for life". So, why would any right thinking Christian "date" someone who's life is going away from God?

I think the more realistic term that should be used here is "associate" (or even "acquaint") in a friendly manner wherein God gives you opportunity to be a living testimony & witness to unbelievers, i.e., in school, at church, on the job, in public places & always in the company of other people who share your faith.

It's preferable to "date" some one who is like-minded & shares you faith rather than a person who may ensnare & influence you to depart from it.
---Leon on 12/2/15


"Should Christians date Muslims, Buddhists, Wiccans, Satanists, or members of other satanic false religions? Or should they date other Christians, if they date?" I would think that that would depend upon the "Christians" intent, and level of maturity.
---joseph on 12/1/15


What? You think you are smarter than Paul?

1 Corinthians 7:12-16 (The letter right after Romans)

...If any brother has a wife who is an UNBELIEVER, (Non Christian, since Christians are Believers in Christ) and she is willing to go on living with him, he should NOT DIVORCE her, and if any woman has a husband who is an UNBELIEVER, and he is willing to go on living with her, should NOT DIVORCE her husband. For the unbelieving husband is MADE HOLY THROUGH HIS WIFE,...

V16 For how do you know, wife whether you will SAVE YOUR HUSBAND,....

Don't try to out think Paul.

You are no match to that man's letters.
---Nicole_Lacey on 12/1/15


A very delicate decision which requires much prayer. But if a Christian feels there is a chance to draw the non-Christian to Jesus then the date could be appropriate.
---Geraldine on 12/1/15


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