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Old 08-30-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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So can someone explain the unequally yoked thing again to me.

When my husband and I got married we were both Christians of different denominations and because I was Catholic we got what is called dispensation to marry...so according to the Catholic church I guess we were not unequally yoked. But what do other denominations mean, do they have as strict rules about which kind of Christian you are?
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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When I asked my pastor (southern baptist) at the time, about this..he replied "Go to whichever denom church that yall are the strongest in, be it whatever kind of church you prefer, be it baptist, non denom, as long as they are preaching Christ".. I ve always considered unequally yoked a believer in Christ and a non-beleiver regardless of denom..IMHO
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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I never thought of being "unequally yoked" as having anything to do with the marriage of 2 Christians, regardless of denomination. I always thought it applied to situations where a believer was joined to an unbeliever, period. If a Baptist and Catholic want to get married, I don't consider that being "unequally yoked" because both believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior. It's different, however, if you are a Catholic and you want to marry a Buddhist or Muslim. Or it you are a Christian business man and you want to partner up with an atheist or Hindu to start a business together. Those situations could create tension between the two parties.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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Most religions see other religions of 'Christian' denomination as the same flock. [But in reality they are divisions and in varying ways all believe different things. God's word says Christian's should be fitly united in the same line of thought, etc, and Christendom's religions are not united, regardless of some of there 'same' beliefs.] But in their thinking they are all Christians so most would not consider marrying another Christian faith as being unevenly yoked. Only churches which believe they are the only church offering truth (such as Catholics) would view marriages with people of other denominations as being unevenly yoked.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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Catholics see other Christians as separated bretheren....not lost, just not Catholic.

For Catholics marriage is a sacrement. To make a sacrement you have to have made the ones before that. Kind of like pre-requisites in college.

So being a Non-Denom Christian he never received the sacrement of Confirmation and therefore we needed dispensation to receive the sacrement of marriage...dispensation isn't hard to get, even if you are marrying a non-Christian (although that is a bit more complicated) you have to agree to raise your children resulting from the marriage in the Catholic faith...which in turn makes the marriage acceptable because of the resulting Christian (Catholic) souls. Since then he has actually converted, his decision...but he was annoyed to have to request the dispensation in the first place.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:48 PM
 
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So I'm a bit confused. Why are you asking about being unequally yoked?
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:51 PM
 
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So I'm a bit confused. Why are you asking about being unequally yoked?
Because I wanted to know how other denoms handled it.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:51 PM
 
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Because I wanted to know how other denoms handled it.
Oh. Never mind. I thought you were asking what it meant.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:55 PM
 
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Oh. Never mind. I thought you were asking what it meant.
LOL...I've done that a time or two before, so no worries here.
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