Two are Samson, who repeatedly sought out unbelieving women, a choice which in the end destroyed him (Judges 14), and Solomon, the wisest man in the world – until his many wives led him to worship other gods (1 Kings 11).
Uniting ourselves to people who do not love, follow, or submit to Christ is direct disobedience.
This rubs people the wrong way, because no matter how respectful, sweet, or “loving” an unbelieving partner is, he is at odds with Christ – he is in rebellion. Therefore, those of us in Christ cannot be in a harmonious, God-pleasing relationship with an unbeliever.
But if we call ourselves Christians, we’re saying we believe the Bible is our final authority. There is no fellowship between light and darkness (2 Cor. The Greek word for “fellowship” in this passage literally means God knows this. Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? -15) No relationship apart from Christ can be truly “good” (Mark ).
If a Christian decides to marry an unbeliever, one has to ask whether or not he or she is choosing to ignore what God says about being unequally yoked.
Four months ago, my wife Medina and I celebrated our one year anniversary since we married each other.
They have been freed from slavery and are now free men, about to enter the Promised Land.
Is dating someone who doesn’t share your beliefs really such a big deal? 2 Corinthians is the oft-cited verse calling believers to be “equally yoked”.
But many believers fail to see why this command from the Apostle Paul is so important. Being equally yoked is not meant to inhibit our dating lives.
Unequal yoking hinders our walk with God – the one thing we need more than anything else.
is something many of us have heard of, but how many of us have actually taken part in it?
No sooner than having ordered Medina's present did I stumble across Kathy Keller's "Don't Take it from Me: Reasons Why You Shouldn't Marry an Unbeliever." While the article is already well over a year old, it recently gained some traction on social media, attracting my attention.