Bible verses on dating unbelievers
When you ask why they are doing this, you hear rationalizations, such as: “I love him, and love is what matters the most.” “He promises to go to church with me and the children.” “If I break up with him, he won’t have anyone to lead him to Christ. You should no more pray about marrying a non-Christian than you should pray about whether it is God’s will for you to commit adultery or murder your neighbor.
Besides, I’m sure that he’s going to become a Christian.” “I’ve prayed about it and feel a peace that this is God’s will.” I want you to hear me loud and clear: It is never God’s will for a Christian to marry a non-Christian! God has made it abundantly plain that it is sin for His children to marry an unbeliever. Someone may be thinking, “But I know of cases where a believer married an unbeliever and everything has turned out fine.
In fact, they were even divorcing their Jewish wives to marry these foreign women (Mal. Through the prophet, the Lord warns His people against the sins of marrying unbelievers and divorce.His son Ahaziah became king and lasted one year before being murdered. She slaughtered all her own grandsons (except one, who was hidden) and ruled in wickedness for six years.The Davidic line, from which Christ would be born, came within a hair’s breadth, humanly speaking, of being annihilated because of Jehoshaphat’s sin of marrying his son to an unbelieving woman (1 Chron. After the captivity, when Ezra heard that some of the returned remnant had married women of the land, he tore his garment, pulled some of the hair from his head and beard, and sat down appalled.He uses it to wreak havoc among God’s people and to thwart God’s work. I have seen spiritually vibrant young people throw their lives away by marrying unbelievers.The scheme is so simple that you would think that even the most naïve of God’s people would have caught on by now, but they haven’t. Usually, it seems to be Christian young women who marry unbelieving men, although occasionally the pattern is reversed.