Bible verses missionary dating
People are divided into only two categories, those who belong to the world and its ruler, Satan, and those who belong to God (Acts ).
These two groups of people are described in terms of opposites all through the Bible; e.g., those in darkness/those in the light; those with eternal life/those with eternal death; those who have peace with God/those who are at war with Him; those who believe the truth/those who believe the lies; those on the narrow path to salvation/those on the broad road to destruction, and many more.
I answered by saying I apply Paul's permission to dating unbelievers, and it has worked out okay with me, witness a couple girls I've dated and got to go to church and a couple girlfriends converting.
Somebody said that most Christians don't hold with mixed marriages. When Luther presented his theses, he said that he would recant if he could be shown from scripture his error.
He returned these findings to King Charles who tried to get Luther to recant. He would only recant if some error were found by scripture, not church law.
I'm thinking that the subject of mixed-marriage/missionary-dating has been mentioned in class long enough ago that if someone had a problem with it, he should find scriptural support rather than a tautology, an "expert," and a mistranslation (™). There is an eminent example in scripture and in Paul of a married pair gospel team, Priscilla and Aquila, who we could all agree are equally yoked.
There is nothing wrong with building quality friendships with unbelievers – but the primary focus of such a relationship should be to win them to Christ by sharing the Gospel with them and demonstrating God’s saving power in our own lives. How does bad company corrupt good character (1 Corinthians )?Another detrimental effect of closeness with unbelievers is our tendency to water down the truths of Scripture so as to not offend them.There are difficult truths in the Word of God, truths such as judgment and hell.But we do enter those all the time, which is necessary to live still in the world and is a different subject from uniting in Christian ministry.(I could understand, though, how the brother might not be too keen on the idea after not being allowed by the city to cut the trees on his own property.) Then the teacher interjected that an "expert" had declared that Paul had meant only that if a Christian were married to a nonchristian he should stay that way, but he shouldn't enter into such a marriage if he is not married yet.