What the Bible is clearly saying is that believers cannot marry unbelievers, therefore we are not to date an unbeliever, for one can easily find themselves getting involved in a love relationship and then violating God's clear command not to marry an unbeliever. is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord." [1 Corinthians ] The context is speaking of a Christian woman whose husband dies, but the principle is the same, when Christians marry, they must marry a believer.
Another verse that comes to mind that lets us know God's command regarding marriage is, "A woman . When a Christian marries an unbeliever, then they will find that they have two different directions in their lives, and as the Bible shows over and over in the Old Testament, that the unbeliever will drag down the believer into sin and will not promote a close walk with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 - For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 2 Timothy - Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
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While this passage does not specifically mention marriage, it definitely has implications for marriage.
The passage goes on to say that there is no harmony between Christ and Belial (Satan).
Amos 3:3 - Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.1 Corinthians - The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.1 Corinthians - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].1 Corinthians - Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.2 Corinthians - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? 2 Corinthians -16 - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? 2 Corinthians - And what concord hath Christ with Belial?
The Word of God says, "We love because he [Jesus] first loved us." [1 John ] In other words, a married couple's "real" capacity to love one another, with a true and deep love comes only after they each have personally experienced the love of God through Jesus, which comes with our salvation.
Having any kind of intimate relationship with an unbeliever can quickly turn into something that is a hindrance to your walk with Christ.
We are called to evangelize the lost, not be intimate with them.
Question Do you know of any Bible verses pertaining to Christians dating non-Christians?
Answer The Bible does not speak specifically of "dating" however, since dating is a process in our culture that two people use to find out if they would be compatible for marriage, and that the possibility of "falling in love" always exists in dating, therefore I believe the Bible has a very clear statement regarding dating: "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.
The imagery is of two incompatible oxen sharing the same yoke.