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Is Dating A Sin

Is dating a sin even without sex, kissing and romance?

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Dating is not a Sin but it can lead to a sin with the intention behind it.
We are obliged to marry and multiply but you can not just marry a person without studying her at least for a month.
---Derrick on 2/27/22

Marvellous: Even if you date many persons (without lust), it can make your future stay with a partner difficult. This is because each of those dates have different natural abilities & qualities, which will not all be in 1 man. After you choose one, you may be feeling he is not good enough because of your experience or relationship with others , may crave for extra marital relationship.
---Adetunji on 7/10/14

earnest, the two masters is good vs evil...God vs devil..saved vs unsaved. it does not mean you cannot date a person. If I had to just automatically know who I would love, there would be no need to date. the whole thing ends on how a woman acts on a date. I don't believe in blind dates and I know you have to be careful who you go anywhere with.
---shira4368 on 7/5/14

Ernest: Dating, me i suggest a sin before God because how can you serve two masters.many do say am Dating because i want to know the person i will marry in future.You can't not adopt what the gentiles do for framing your future success.God knows what is good for his children so Mr dater why don't you wait when is time for you to marry Just pray to God and i promise he will give you the person you deserve to you.Don't let the devil deceive you in that way.
---Ernest on 7/3/14

Just to advise!
Jen, please pay attention about the right words on the bible.My advice is: don't leave your husband because of being jealous or religious!
---Bp.Leo_santos on 4/23/14

If he stays maintaining you and if he is not sick transmiting any illness to you like Aids,please don't follow the just religious people and remember :" Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy "(Luke 12: 1)
---Bp.LeoSantos on 4/23/14

Dating is a sin in the sense that why would you waste your time dating someone you will not marry. Say someone can date like eight people before getting married. Such people will not settle marriage, they will be thinking if it doesnt work i will devorse and get someone else.We donot see anyone in the bible who dated before marriage,it was only courtship. So as christians we are to identify our purpose for life then court someone who will compliment our purposes.
---Lydia on 4/21/14

Dating is a sin if you let it be. You can let it be a way for two people to keep their lives for each other only, without doing anything, but saying that for this time they will keep themselves only for the other - but

without doing anything

But this is hard for any teenagers, or even people of twenty something
---Peter on 4/20/14

Well, from seeing, living, even as going to church.I got to be honest in my own way, you should do like They taught back years ago,I knew couples in church, the young man did not have too, much opportunity alone with his girl.they had dinners at her folks house.
Years ago,you were chaperoned( brother or a niece, somebody) was with you all times..
heard now a couple, her dad is a deacon in church, she only 15 "already expecting".So, Satan is slick!
Best to wait, stick close to visiting the family be honest with her parents, her and yourself.
---Elena9555 on 4/19/14

Dating is not a sin but can lead to a sin
---Refilwe on 3/30/14

Dating involves lust if you let it. I choose not to let it and as a teen chose not to let it. You can provoke a date to see how they react and you can also watch how they treat their families.
---Shira4368 on 11/8/13

shira4368://Christy, how can you learn about a person if you don't date them.// Can one know a person enough through dating? Can one vouch that the person one dates cannot become terrible in the future?
---Adetunji on 11/7/13

Christy, how can you learn about a person if you don't date them. I recommend date for a long time. you can't possibly know someone after a few dates.
---shira4368 on 10/31/13

Yes, dating is a sin, because it involves lust and other sinful desires..
---Christy on 10/30/13

Cluny, I agree with your answer and many others. (Eph. 4:12) concering the gifts is
"for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ" If we were perfect we would not need edifying which is spiritual edification, nurturing and developement of the Church (Acts 20:12).
While in the flesh we will always battle with sin until we die. Then sin will stop. The spiritual gifts are for ministry. We are free from the condemnation of sin through Christ who is perfect.
---Mark_V. on 8/29/13

Marvellous: God's will first, dating second. Dating must be as God leads, not choosing and dumping if it doesn't feels OK. Psalms 127:1, Proverbs 3:5-7,Isaiah 34:15-16, Isaiah 65:2 are the Bible verses that I rely upon for this comment.
---Adetunji on 8/28/13

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To Bro.Pharisee much respect,
6-9-13(both texts) like the way you wrote about couples "dating" Excellante!

you did not write it offensive but, you how,give in weak moment, it will cost us plenty!

thanks! Brother God must come first! "

"Don't let the devil ride you let him ride he gonna want to drive!"
---Lidia4796 on 8/27/13

I would first see who I get into godly sharing with . . . who is obviously helping me get more real with Jesus. And see who is submissive with me > "submitting to one another in the fear of God." (Ephesians 5:21) "Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation" (in Philippians 2:14-15).

And be prayerful about what I do with each lady who shares like this with me and we trust each other. I am finding that the love which comes with this is so better than the feelings and spirit which lure me to seek romantic pleasure. "Test all things, hold fast what is good." (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
---willie_c on 6/11/13



rolls over wiping the drool from his chin

---Pharisee on 6/10/13

\\Cluny you need to take your failure theology up with the Apostles, for why were their gifts given to them? (Eph 4:12 "the perfecting of the saints")\\

"Perfecting" is by its nature a process.

And the Apostles themselves said that we were to be conformed to the fullness of the stature of Christ.

Since His full stature includes His divine nature, and that is infinite, we never get to the end of it.

Or are you still asleep, Pharisee?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 6/10/13

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Maybe I should do more to clarify my point, Perfect, no not possible to be completely perfect, that alone is God's attribute, and it's not what I nor the New Testament writers mean.

Living above volitional sin however is attainable by the Spirit in that your life can be marked by it. If it's not so then you have to admit the things written in Romans chapter six are lies. Or are we not freed from serving sin?

The Christian who can't stop this sin or that sin should not seek a mate but should seek rather to first be one with Christ in all things. I understand what you meant, that everyone has blind spots where they sin and don't catch it right away, but there is such a thing as victorious living and we should never stop preaching it.
---Pharisee on 6/9/13

Cluny you need to take your failure theology up with the Apostles, for why were their gifts given to them? (Eph 4:12 "the perfecting of the saints")

James 3:2 speaks of a perfect man in relation to holding his tongue, people who preach the impossible theology don't know or have the Spirit. Go back to sleep, receive him, or just be quiet, those who have indeed believed know the truth.

"With God all things are possible." (Jesus lied?) our Lord says of even the removing of a mountain with a word, how then will a man not live up to the command he's been given through a perfect helper "be ye holy as I am holy???"

Is God unjust or are you yet asleep and unbelieving?
---Pharisee on 6/9/13

How can a weak person influence a strong person?---Cluny on 6/9/13

Ask Samson
---Nikki on 6/9/13

\\No one should seek a mate unless they've been completed in Christ first.\\

Well, that means that nobody should seek a mate.

We will NEVER be "completed in Christ", because we're supposed to be conformed to Him, and in His divine nature, He is infinite!

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 6/9/13

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\\But, if one is weak and able to influence the other it can lead to sin.\\

How can a weak person influence a strong person?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 6/9/13

It depends on the extent of the romance. Who you are dating.
I think dating is good if BOTH are strong. But, if one is weak and able to influence the other it can lead to sin.

Emotions are strong. Have God in the relationship is the only way to keep the dating scene from sinning.
Plus, if the dating isn't going to lead to possible marriage then it needs to cease. You both are playing with fire.
---Nikki on 6/9/13

I am amazed, stunned, and surprised that so many People are against dating in a world which preaches everything is alright as long as it pleases the soul. Failing to instruct that the Soul Eventually ought to stand before the Judge where no amount of Contention will Work.
---john on 6/7/13

Dating is sinful where there is romantic involvement without commitment.

It's not wrong to desire or consider another as a potential mate, it is however not good to get wrapped up in earthly passions so that escaping the feelings they've created become torturous. Or that our walk with God should be cast aside to second place. If your dating doesn't fit your lovely walk with Christ it's time to call it what it is, an inordinate desire that defiles you.

No one should seek a mate unless they've been completed in Christ first. It's a huge mistake to become attached to someone because you are lonely because this is often how messed up relationships begin. Seek first the Kingdom and all else will be added.
---Pharisee on 6/7/13

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I have never understood the purpose of dating

To me dating is like shoe shopping

You try on a pair of shoes, walk around with it a little bit, if it does not feel just right, you turn it in and try another
---francis on 6/7/13

If you belong with each other, it could be sin not to have affectionate contact and romance. But just for the sake of pleasure . . . that could be only using each other. Pure sweet sensitive, prayerful . . . with plenty of getting to know each other and sharing various things of your lives, not just "dating", but going to the supermarket, church, plenty of sharing with ones who have been good for your growth as Christians > dating can be isolating, preplanned and canned activities. Create in God's love.
---willie_c: on 6/7/13

The scriptural way of betrothal is for the families of children to agree on the suitability of prospective spouses by mutual agreement. So I supposed it is a heathen practice to choose your own spouse.
---Love.wins on 6/6/13

Marv, It depends on your definition of "dating"
---1st_cliff on 6/6/13

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It is if you are not planning or going toward marriage
---Scott1 on 6/6/13

It would not be a sin even with friendly kissing or romance.

Keep in mind that the Western practice of dating was unknown in Biblical times.

Christ is risen.
---Cluny on 6/6/13

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