Advice for christians dating non christians
I'm not sure he did either, and for that I am the most sorry.But decisions like this do baffle, and so they should and must be clearly explained.
And sure enough, after awhile, I decided I couldn't go on with it anymore, because it was "wrong"." Casual dating, especially with non-Christians, almost certainly does not.I can almost hear the argument being formed right now, that, basically, there is nowhere in the Bible that says it's a sin to date a non-Christian.Dating an unbeliever can hinder your relationship with Christ.Being around an ungodly person can make you start to sin more, act in a different way, talk in a different way, be led astray, and always remember if your life is all about Christ you won’t be able to express and share things about Christ which all believers love to do because there is no connection. There is no point of dating someone if you don’t plan on marrying them and I’ve heard many bad stories about believers who married an unbeliever. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.5.In fact, the Bible doesn't even talk about dating: so how can we say what God's view is for sure?
Even if we gloss over passages like 2 Corinthians above which tell us not to "be unequally yoked", common sense and godly wisdom tell us that a close relationship (and if we are dating, it's probably one of the closest relationships we have) with a non-Christian cannot be wise, let alone helpful.
Don’t think you will change that person later on in life because that rarely happens and only makes things worse. He loves you and does not want you to be one flesh with a person that won’t accept his son. An ungodly husband or an ungodly wife cannot do God’s will in marriage. 1 Corinthians But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler.
I want to also remind you this, don’t date someone just because they go to church because many people who say they’re Christians are not truly Christians.
If we know for sure we will never marry said person, then being in a relationship with them is unfair to them as well.
As Christians, the most important question we should ask is "Does this make me more like Jesus?
I think the biggest example of this, and I'm not going to sugarcoat it here, is Christians who extend "dating a Christian" to "dating someone whom I will bring to church", "dating someone who is open to Christianity", or "dating someone who calls himself a Christian but hasn't really been to church in a few years". To do something like that is to miss the point of wanting to date a Christian in the first place.