So to avoid marrying a non-Christian, it starts with refusing to date a non-Christian.
hen it comes to dating a non-Christian, the Bible does not say anything directly about this because dating as we know it was not a custom in biblical times.
However, the Bible does have many guiding principles that give us all the answers we need when asking, “Is it okay to date a non-believer?
What Does the Bible Say About Dating/Marrying a Non-Christian?
1 Corinthians states, “A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives.
As much as we might be attracted to someone not saved, we must remember how impossible it is for an unbeliever to please God: “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.This is what happened to King Solomon: Did not Solomon king of Israel sin on account of such women?Among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel.I believe this comes down to serving more than receiving.You can be “friends” with non-Christians in the sense that you spend time with them, serve them, and listen to their problems.Nevertheless, foreign women made even him to sin.” (Nehemiah ) Or the Christian will continue to pursue God but this will frustrate the non-Christian and there will be strife within the dating or marriage relationship. Will a non-Christian want to participate in the life of a local church?Will a non-Christian be comfortable as his or her spouse evangelizes?” While the Bible does not say anything about dating, the Bible does give Christians direct commands about not marrying non-Christians.Since the most biblical purpose for dating is to determine if two people want to marry, I believe all that the Bible says about not marrying an unbeliever applies to the topic of whether or not it is okay for Christians to date non-Christians.While much of the advice so far should apply to both dating and marriage, this is where the approaches should be different.If you have married a non-Christian or perhaps you have become a Christian while your spouse has not, you should not divorce him or her for this reason.