What the bible says about dating unbelievers
How could a quality marriage be built and maintained if you disagree on the most crucial issue in the universe—the Lord Jesus Christ?
The Bible is clear that Christians should not have close friendships with non-Christians.
Second Corinthians (KJV) tells us not to be “unequally yoked” with an unbeliever.
The imagery is of two incompatible oxen sharing the same yoke.
If you were dating an unbeliever, what would honestly be your priority, romance or winning a soul for Christ? Is it wrong for a couple to live together before marriage?
" Answer: For a Christian, dating a non-Christian is unwise, and marrying one is not an option.
Yes: “An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD’s Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. Exodus These scriptures tell us that quite clearly even in the Old Testament God is very protective and serious about His followers being involved with people who did not follow God.
The Bible (and Jewish tradition) did allow for marriage between a believer and outsider, but only if the outsider converted. Otherwise, they were (and still are) commanded not to marry non-Christians/unbelievers.
1 Corinthians 7: 12-16But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of Godliness but denying its power. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 Given the above scriptures, God clearly wants Christians to limit association/closeness with unbelievers.
1 Kings 11:4 The scripture above should be a “wake-up call” to Christians who think they can marry someone and not be influenced by their beliefs or faith.