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So, in a Christian marriage, marriage is a partnership in the gospel.Conversely, marrying a non-Christian necessarily makes marriage a partnership in something else.If the Lord wants you to be married, he’ll make it clear that it would be possible for you to pursue such a relationship by them coming to faith!Furthermore, a proof-text for not dating a non-Christian is a strange thing to expect for a few reasons. This is then often backed up by a flurry of other comments: interested in the gospel and told me that my faith is something he/she finds really attractive and wouldn’t want to change at all. ” These words were written by Ben Weisman to be sung by Elvis Presley, but I’ve often heard a variation of them by unmarried Christians beginning to get romantically involved with a non-Christian.Why would a Christian choose to enter such a partnership? Genesis 3 shows how us how marriage gets messed up by sin.
If you don’t want to get romantically involved with someone, don’t spend hours one-on-one.
But the temptation to get romantically involved with a non-Christian tends to be framed differently.
People tend not to hide it, but instead attempt to justify it—first to themselves and then to other Christians who are trying to warn them of the path they’re taking. In this article, I shall not be trying to give a method for counseling people who are facing such a temptation.
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.