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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by Joe, Sep 10, 2007.
Would you marry a Non-Christian?
Scripture clearly says, "And be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers"
What does Scripture say?
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14)
I wouldn't because my wife doesn't want me marrying anybody else, Christian or not.
Good because those "marriages" are allowed in Utah, Ha. But not allowed in this poll
When my wife got married her husband wasn't a Christian, but he is now!
Well, I am glad the three of you are so happy together :laugh:
What exactly is meant by the second sentence in this tread's title: "This is the right one"?
I ran from God's will and married a non practicing mormon. I regretted it for years, he abused me and cheated on me, and basically made me feel worthless and like life wasn't worth living.
Now I am married to a born again Christian and so glad that God sent him into my life!
Already married here...don't have to worry about that.
But after the glowing success a few years ago with the show "Who wants to marry a millionaire", i thought about doing something similar in Salt Lake City and calling it "Who wants to marry a polygamist"...the catch is they all win!
OK...that was bad, i'll repent now. :thumbs:
No. We are clearly told that we should not be unequally yokd.
I took the last option - already married.
But knowing what I know about the problems that it can cause (and especially because of what Scripture says) I strongly recommend that Christians don't marry non-Christians. I even go so far as to encourage the teenagers in our church and in the Christian School where I teach not to even date a non-Believer. The reason: You will marry someone you date, so don't even take a chance!
SFIC and others have quoted this verse as the foundation not to marry an unbeliever yet I don't see this verse specifically addressing marriage to an unbeliever. Unbelievers is plural. I understand it to mean the majority of one's "circle of influence" ought to be Christian. It appears to give some support towards marrying into the faith. Yet if one lives in a small town, there are less to choose from.
I am not advocating marriage to an unbeliever since it would clearly cause some level of division, unless the unbeliever converts. Often they do convert. Yet one must weigh the level of division in marrying a Non-Christian you have much interest in, to marrying someone just because they are Christian.
1Cr 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
This verse may give some support for the idea it is not a requirement to marry a believer. Surrounding verses indicate it is speaking of a couple already married.
We can't forget that praying for guidance and looking into what the Word tells us is the way to go Marrying a believer is usually best
Thoughts now anyone?
I wouldn't want to marry one but I wouldn't mind being one.
It means I messed up on the first poll.
My eyes are Very weak, and I often can't read clearly until I hit the submit button. By then I get a blue background, easier on the eyes and editing. Combine this with dyslexia & ADHD. The words roll about in my head then I must grab the words, place them in order to form sentences hopefully resulting in some form of proper English.
Surprisingly, Iearned A's in all of my English classes but it was extremely difficult.
It is okay, Joe. Nobody thought anything about it.
1Co 7:39 ESV "A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord."
A widow, if she remarries, must marry a Christian. I think that this verse, along with the weight of the evidence from the other verses mentioned, clearly indicates that Christians should only marry other Christians.
If you are interested in a non-Christian, do not marry that person. If you are not interested in a Christian, do not marry that person.
Do you know anything about farming with teams of oxen, mules, or horses? The farmer puts a harness or yoke on a pair of animals. Now, he will not yoke a mule with an ox, nor a ox with a horse. They must be of the same strength else the weaker will hold the stronger back and the work will not be as effective.
A marriage between a Christian and a Buddhist, or a Christian and a Muslim will not be an effective marriage when it comes to proclaiming the Gospel.
Just as Paul pointed a widow is free to marry again but only in the Lord, I believe the Christian is only free to marry in the Lord, else it is not the Lord's will. It is not God that has put the two together.
I am convinced.....
Christians ARE to marry only other Christians
I believe the verses that Paul addressed the unbelieving spouse being sanctified by the believing spouse is dealing with a spouse that has come to know the Lord after marriage. Not that that one married after coming to know the Lord.