Christians dating marrying non christians

The temptation to date non-Christians is very real.

A couple months after that, Emily stopped going to church.

Usually, by the time the question is asked, the relationship has gone far enough that a negative answer is going to be difficult to accept, even if it is the right answer.

The short answer is "no." However, it is good to examine the scripture behind the answer to understand it more completely, including why such a marriage is a bad idea.

The usual answer given the believer is from 2 Corinthians: Do not be bound together [unequally yoked] with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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