You need continual encouragement to trust and obey the Lord. How will you encourage him or her daily if he or she does not trust the Lord? The world says that if you feel it, it must be legitimate. If you feel it and it is within God’s will, it is legitimate. You can think at the beginning that you can stop yourself short of marrying an unbeliever.
You need continual encouragement to trust and obey the Lord. How will you encourage him or her daily if he or she does not trust the Lord? The world says that if you feel it, it must be legitimate. If you feel it and it is within God’s will, it is legitimate. You can think at the beginning that you can stop yourself short of marrying an unbeliever.This is an important commitment that you must make as a Christian to see God’s blessing in your life in this area. I have heard Christians say, “I am only dating an unbeliever, I won’t marry him/her.” The Christian who does this is playing with emotional fire.
What will that unbeliever think about Christ and Christians after his painful experience with you?
You say, “but there are no Christians around who want to date me.” That may be the case, but that does not change what is God your Father’s plan for you.
Many believe that If a Christian should marry someone else by accident or by desire, then he or she will not be in God’s will. This means that getting married is beneficial and a blessing for humans.
They can still be happy, but will not have God’s best. They are not true and the Bible nowhere teaches these views. However, it is not just marrying any woman or man, but the right kind of woman or man.
They should not have intimate fellowship with those that have not been declared righteous and are still in spiritual darkness.
This does not mean that Christians can’t have non-Christians as friends, but friendship is not a bond for life as marriage is.2 Cor.-16 says, “Do not be bound together with unbelievers.For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?However, being a Christian, does not guarantee he or she has the qualities necessary to make a successful marriage.Proverbs is very clear that men are to find women who have godly characteristics in their lives.They were very significant in terms of the covenant God made with Abraham and were major figures in the line of messiah. The normal Biblical approach in these non-moral areas (See the CD “How Do I Know God’s Will for My Life?“) is to choose whomever you desire to marry as long as you choose the right kind of person according to God's priorities.Finding the right kind of wife or husband is God’s will for you. The Scriptures do not teach that believers need to find a specific person the Lord has chosen, but rather the Bible says that we are to focus on choosing the right kind of person and avoiding the wrong kind of person.Although Abraham and Isaac sought wives for their sons as the Lord had directed them, their experiences are not the norm.Trusting the Lord in these kinds of circumstances is what being a Christian is all about.Prov.3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.