The bible and dating unbelievers
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
1 Kings 11:4 The scripture above should be a “wake-up call” to Christians who think they can marry someone and not be influenced by their beliefs or faith.
You are going to spend your whole life with this person, and so you’d better get God’s advice on the matter.
The divorce rate is high enough as it is (even among “alleged” Christians).
Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.
How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband?
The Bible says Solomon was the wisest man who had lived at that time, yet even he got swept up into idolatry.
The Bible has much more to say about this issue of Christians marrying non-Christians: To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.
Of course, when you first meet someone, you may not know what their faith is.
Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
1 Corinthians 7: 12-16But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him.
For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband.
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of Godliness but denying its power. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 Given the above scriptures, God clearly wants Christians to limit association/closeness with unbelievers.