A believer dating an unbeliever
Having grown weary and impatient, 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.He is author of more than 50 books, including John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. If you have a felt need for companionship that is greater than your felt need for God, then you are sinning.For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Well, lacking in the sense of Romans , probably, where it says that sinners “exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images.” When they exchanged, they lacked it. And sins, plural, are the kinds of attitudes and desires and actions and words that come out of us when we prefer other things to God — when God is not our supreme desire, our supreme treasure. And it doesn’t matter who it is that you are taking out. ” And you might say, “Well, I don’t have any romantic interest at all.This may sound harsh, but something as serious as marrying an unbeliever needs to be dealt with properly and to-the-point.We are not to compromise the will of God and endanger our spiritual well-being.Even the obstacle of bald disobedience need not apply to them.Only ten minutes of conversation—one minute if the person is really succinct—would be necessary.
You can find those passages in abundance, but when someone has already allowed his or her heart to become engaged with a person outside the faith, I find that the Bible has already been devalued as the non-negotiable rule of faith and practice.
Unfortunately, some Christians hope that they can convert the person he/she is dating or marrying.
They often think that their spirituality is strong enough so that they can witness, or motivate the other person to convert through their patience and love. Three reasons: They love the person and are emotionally blinded, they are naive, or they do not know God's Word.
Is it a help or a hindrance to their spiritual health? Unfortunately, too many people do not take into account the extremely serious situation of children and their eternal destiny.
Yet, because of "love" and because they listen to their hearts over the Word of God, many people marry unbelievers anyway... If you are already married to an unbeliever, then you need to love him/her as best you can, set a good example of being a Christian, and pray for your spouse's salvation.