Scripture dating unbeliever
In her article, Keller leans on a handful of shaky verses to assert her straightforward opinion: I want to snap and say, "It won't work, not in the long run.Marriage is hard enough when you have two believers who are completely in harmony spiritually.SEE ALSO: It's Time to be OK with Never Getting Married In Deuteronomy 7, Moses is instructing the Israelites in their responsibilities as the people of God.They have been freed from slavery and are now free men, about to enter the Promised Land.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.
Keller does reach into Scripture to make her point, and as a Christian myself, I'm eager to follow her logic.If Christ is truly King of our lives, our most intimate selves should be submitted to His influence.How then can we unite a Spirit-led soul to one in rebellion against God?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.Rather, it is a command designed for protection and honor.Being unequally yoked is more dangerous than you think – and waiting for someone with whom you share the same spiritual heritage is far more rewarding than many believe. In it, she said she didn’t think God cared about who she dated or married – He had bigger things to worry about. God has always cared about the unions His people make – as evidenced by His relationship with Israel.Following Christ is the most important decision you'll ever make. Choosing a mate who shares your faith and who will support you in your spiritual growth.In 2 Corinthians , the Apostle Paul says that believers should not "be unequally yoked with non-believers." While it's true that this passage does not specifically mention marriage, it does refer to being bound in a relationship with another person—no relationship is more binding than marriage.Just spare yourself the heartache and get over it." Keller is entitled to her opinion, just as any of us are.However, a statement like it's "just not possible" is not the basis for a logical argument.