But what does the Bible teach about dating and marriage? Is it a sin for a Christian to date a non-Christian?
According to the scriptures, relationships are very important, and faith does matter.
While this passage does not specifically mention marriage, it definitely has implications for marriage.
Question: "Is it right for a Christian to date or marry a non-Christian?
It's a dilemma, and it does seem unfair of God to restrict us to the few that are Christian in the real sense. In the end it distracts from the real meaning of Christian life.
Trying to find someone with whom you click, who you find attractive and who you know loves the Lord - can be so difficult that staying Gods side of the fence can seem like too much to ask! Not to mention hours wasted barking up the wrong trees!
Yes: “An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD’s Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. Exodus These scriptures tell us that quite clearly even in the Old Testament God is very protective and serious about His followers being involved with people who did not follow God.
The Bible (and Jewish tradition) did allow for marriage between a believer and outsider, but only if the outsider converted. Otherwise, they were (and still are) commanded not to marry non-Christians/unbelievers.
While many start off with intentions of finding a godly partner, with each passing year the waiting feels longer and the hoping gets harder.