Verses dating non christian
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?Part of Speech: verb A Related Word by Thayers/Strongs Number: from a compound of G2087 and G2218Citing in TDNT: 1, 301 Strong's G2086 ἑτεροζυγέω heterozugeō het-er-od-zoog-eh'-o From a compound of G2087 and G2218; to yoke up differently, that is, (figuratively) to associate discordantly: - unequally yoke together with.Part of Speech: adjective A Related Word by Thayers/Strongs Number: of uncertain affinity Citing in TDNT: 2, 265 Strong's G2087 ἕτερος heteros het'-er-os Of uncertain affinity; (an-, the) other or different: - altered, else, next (day), one, (an-) other, some, strange.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.There are all kinds of advice out there about dating today, but a lot of it is about dating in the world rather than Christian dating.
Although dating of Christians and non-Christians is not specifically handled in the Bible, it is clear that such an action is asking for trouble.
The Bible is clear that a Christian is never to marry a non-Christian.
Expecting an unbeliever to become a Christian following marriage is unrealistic and will likely lead to years of frustration and conflict.
You see the magazines, TV shows, and movies that tell you how you’re young, and you should date a lot of people before you get married.
You see certain “role models” jumping from one dating relationship to another.
Yet God has more in store for you than just jumping from one relationship to another.