Question: "Is it right for a Christian to date or marry a non-Christian?
" Answer: For a Christian, dating a non-Christian is unwise, and marrying one is not an option.
You disengage with God—not because you don’t love God, but because you deeply love this woman and are having to make concessions in order to speak a common language.
My perspective People are going to try and point to 2 Corinthians as Biblical proof that you shouldn’t date an unbeliever. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? ” In truth, making this verse about not being in a romantic relationship with a non-believer isn’t a good interpretation of what Paul was really getting at when he wrote these words.
We really want this verse (or any verse) to be all about dating and marriage to a non-Christian because it would make this whole conversation a lot easier.
But because there isn’t a clear Biblical mandate, and because there is wisdom in both of the aforementioned “Yes! ” camps, you’ve got to do something to break the stalemate: intensely, seriously, pray.
Conversely, I’ve counseled countless people who’ve come into my office, usually alone, and can’t take being married to a person they now feel they have nothing in common with.
Paul goes on to remind believers that they are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, who inhabits their hearts at salvation (2 Corinthians -17).
Because of that, they are to be separate from the world—in the world, but not of the world—and nowhere is that more important than in life’s most intimate relationship—marriage.
Either way, God will give you that wisdom if you ask for it and are brave enough to act. I can’t imagine not sharing the same foundation with her. So pray, pray, and pray some more, and know that at the end the day, you’re not your girlfriend’s savior—Jesus is.
Your job is to follow Christ and trust that everything else will fall in line.
Eddie answers questions and gives advice on issues you want to hear about. Can a Christian and a non-Christian date, fall in love, be genuinely happy, get married and do great things for the world? There are countless follower/non-follower relationships that would be viewed as phenomenal by any standard.