An idol is something that is held in higher esteem than God.Since an unbeliever doesn't believe in God, to him everything is an idol, including his relationship with you.
He encouraged me to go back to church and spend time with Christian friends because he knew it would help me. I just am happy with my decision, and believe that it is not a sin and God will bless my marriage and aid me through the difficulties. I am a Christian woman; I love Jesus and my heart follows Him.
I always said I wouldn’t date non-Christians, but he caught me when I was slipping in my faith due to problems with my mum’s mental health.
I was dating a non-christian and all the relationship brought was pain,sorrow,shame and embarrassment.
He used suttle ways and/or passive aggressive ways to make me feel less than human.
And basing your criticism on some nonexistent rule that toxic gossip, which, in the descending rings of hell, puts you just above waiters who spit in people’s food, and just below people who don’t clean up after the dog they’re walking.)And if it’s your opinion that God automatically condemns the Christian who marries a non-Christian, then you’ve clearly tossed out, along with the baptismal water, Paul, who wrote in 1 Corinthians: For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband?
Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? If two people have found each other, fallen in love, and are taking good care of each other, then let them be.
The short answer is "no." However, it is good to examine the scripture behind the answer to understand it more completely, including why such a marriage is a bad idea.
The usual answer given the believer is from 2 Corinthians: Do not be bound together [unequally yoked] with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
We’ve been talking about guys and romance for years here on the blog.
In fact, we are revisiting some of our most read posts this month as part of our attempt to give you some great advice on the subject of romance.
A "yoke" was a farm implement that bound two animals together so that they could work together as a team.