Christian dating a non christian blog
Why would a Christian choose to enter such a partnership? Genesis 3 shows how us how marriage gets messed up by sin.
Adam and Eve go from naked and unashamed to hiding from one another.
If we don’t acknowledge that we’re ruling God’s rule, then we’re ruling under the rule of an idol, or a combination of a whole series of idols. He needs a suitable helper in order to do that, so Eve is provided so that together they will fulfill God’s calling to bring glory to his name under his rule. “It is not good for man to be alone” isn’t true primarily because man is lonely: it’s true because he’s incompetent, even before the Fall.
Practically speaking, this impinges on every single decision you have to make as a married couple. God did not create man alone to be competent to fulfill his calling to image God.
In the curse, God pronounces how marriage post-Fall is a battle of one sinful will against another: marriages are hard.
But in a Christian marriage, spouses have the opportunity to call one another to submit one’s sinful wills to God’s perfect will.
It’s also my painful experience that when the weak foundation of such a conviction is removed at the beginning of a potential relationship, it will not be a time when someone is in a good position to examine more carefully the Bible’s teaching and build a stronger biblical foundation.
A BRIEF BIBLICAL THEOLOGY My hope is that this article will be of some use to people in such a situation, but of more use to the Christian who, long before the temptation arises, needs to make a stronger resolve not to get romantically involved with a non-Christian.
If you don’t want to get romantically involved with someone, don’t spend hours one-on-one.
And just to be clear: getting romantically involved is likely to happen if you spend a great deal of time with someone of the opposite sex one-on-one.
I recently had a painful conversation with a dear friend who said he’d never planned to get romantically involved with someone.
First, dating as we understand didn’t really happen in biblical times. ” is something that would flow out of a whole biblical theology of what marriage is, rather than merely a verse or two of rules.
It’s my contention that if it’s forbidden for a Christian to marry a non-Christian, then it is at the very least a deliberate walking into temptation to date a non-Christian.