Dating non believers bible verse
Part of Speech: noun masculine A Related Word by Thayers/Strongs Number: from the root of zeugnumi (to join, especially by a "yoke") Citing in TDNT: 6, 301 Strong's G2218 ζυγός zugos dzoo-gos' From the root of ζεύγνυμι zeugnumi (to join, especially by a "yoke"); a coupling, that is, (figuratively) servitude (a law or obligation); also (literally) the beam of the balance (as connecting the scales): - pair of balances, yoke.
As you know, there are some Christians who believe that any dating is inappropriate.
An unbeliever who practices Christian-like morality is going to be attractive to a Christian.
However, the chances that such a person will become a Christian, allowing the Christian to marry him/her is statistically remote.
The short answer is "no." However, it is good to examine the scripture behind the answer to understand it more completely, including why such a marriage is a bad idea.
The usual answer given the believer is from 2 Corinthians: Do not be bound together [unequally yoked] with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Included in the list of idols are sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed. Likewise, the joining of a Christian and a non-Christian joins Christ to an unbeliever.
The New Testament goes as far as to warn us not even to eat with idolaters (1 Corinthians ). Bad company corrupts good morals" ( The Bible is actually much more direct about marrying unbelievers than has been indicated to this point.One could certainly ask, “If a Christian cannot marry an unbeliever, why would they ever date one? I think one can have a friendship relationship with an unbeliever of the opposite sex, without entering into a dating relationship.Within the context of a friendship relationship, the Gospel can surely be shared.It seems to me that one has trouble defending this view from Scripture.I think it is true that our young people date too young, and that many dating situations are unwise in that they create unnecessary temptations and, even if nothing wrong takes place, a couple’s actions may give the appearance of evil.If the unbeliever consents to living with the believer, the believer is to behave in such a way that the unbelieving spouse would want to become a Christian.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating