How could a quality marriage be built and maintained if you disagree on the most crucial issue in the universe—the Lord Jesus Christ? “Love takes off masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin Sadly, I believe that very few of us ever reach true intimacy. Unfortunately for us, making that decision does absolutely nothing to our stronger desire to connect with others.
While it is sad that some parents do not love their children unconditionally, it is a reality that must be accepted.We are called to evangelize the lost, not be intimate with them.There is nothing wrong with building quality friendships with unbelievers, but that is as far as it should go.Question: "Is it right for a Christian to date or marry a non-Christian?" Answer: For a Christian, dating a non-Christian is unwise, and marrying one is not an option.Second Corinthians (KJV) tells us not to be “unequally yoked” with an unbeliever.
The imagery is of two incompatible oxen sharing the same yoke.
Paul goes on to remind believers that they are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, who inhabits their hearts at salvation (2 Corinthians -17).
Because of that, they are to be separate from the world—in the world, but not of the world—and nowhere is that more important than in life’s most intimate relationship—marriage.
It is the worst punishment for even the most hardened criminal to be locked away from others – even though those others may have and may continue to hurt them. This post does not attempt to answer that question.
This goes to show that all humans were made for connection with other human beings despite how hurt they’ve been in times past. The previous paragraph just goes to show that humans want connection in spite of pain.
Yet despite our desperate need and desire to connect, why come so few of us achieve it?