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Old 08-04-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Is there any scripture against this type of a relationship? Should believers yoke with non-believers ? Any thoughts on this and if so provide it with scriptural backing.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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2 Corinthians 6:14 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?", but 1 Corinthians 7:13 says "And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him." And verse 16 says "For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save they husband? or knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save they wife?" I think being unequally yoked might be speaking more toward others rather than a spouse, although it would be less difficult if you were both believers. Just my take.

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Old 08-04-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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I am afraid I have learned from experience that, although it is best to marry a believer, you can sure get a lemon when marrying one !

(I am not talking about my own experience.)
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:16 PM
 
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My daughter got a lemon when she married an agnostic. Now she won't date anyone not of her faith.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Although the advantages of marrying within one's own faith are apparent, it certainly doesn't guarantee that both will be in agreement with everything else. It just lessens one of the many problems people face. Then, couples can concentrate on other concerns, like which brand of toothpaste to buy.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:30 PM
 
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Is there any scripture against this type of a relationship? Should believers yoke with non-believers ? Any thoughts on this and if so provide it with scriptural backing.
You basically answered your own question. Do you know what a yoke is?

I would use the same scripture PG77 did

Maybe you can lead he/she to the saving knowledge of Jesus!

I found the verse I was looking for:
We see here a widow is only to be remarried with someone in the Lord.

1Cr 7:39The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

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Old 08-05-2008, 08:36 AM
 
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June is watching this thread with baited breath and anticipation...


Taking gentle single care.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: In the North Idaho woods, still surrounded by terriers
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I am watching with you, June...got my popcorn and diet Pepsi right here. By the way, what exactly is "baited" breath?
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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Well, I am a very religious person... and I was actually engaged to an athiest... he would question my faith constantly and I would stand by it and try and make him understand my faith... not convert him... just understand why it is so important to me and that I wished he would respect it... I honestly believe it is one of the reasons our relationship was so bad... we believed in two different things... DRASTICALLY different... i just don't think it works... and it tests everyone involved... Not a good combonation....
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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All I have to offer, is
what fellowship would a believer have with a none believer?
what do they have in common?
IMO most would want to fornicate , which is a negative
Living together which is a negative
There would be so many difficulties in this arrangements, because spiritually it is impossible to see eye to eye, .
It can be work if are equally yoked...
So this is a no brainer to me. Why ask for trouble, when trouble will find you through
day to day trials and contending for the faith in Christ Jesus
and lastly, a non-believer should not even appeal to a Christian that is sold out and loves the Lord, as I see it everything in the relationship with be contrary..
My $.02 cents, besides "Who died and left me boss?"
Jesus did, and I have the authority in His name, I don't have an option since I serve Him
totally with my whole heart
God bless You
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