Dating non believers bible verse
The Bible, especially the New Testament, warns Christians to avoid idolatry.
An idol is something that is held in higher esteem than God.
The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.
But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives. Honor God with your body So glorify God in your body.
Beauty is fleeting Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
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?
An unbeliever who practices Christian-like morality is going to be attractive to a Christian.
Modern translations remove the "yoke" and translate the intent of the verse, warning believers, "Do not be bound together with unbelievers." Does this apply to marriage?
I have received a few emails from Christians (and even one from a non-Christian) asking if it is okay for a Christian to date or marry an unbeliever.
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.