Many of the young people call it "Hanging out together" and claim that it has nothing to do with love or affection--so they claim.
I would say that once it becomes apparent, to any member of the church, that another member/attendee is becoming involved in a romantic and/or love relationship with an unbeliever, that they must go to the person as step one of the Matthew 18 process, and then follow the rest of the process if necessary."Here at Grace, we believe that the Bible teaches that believers should only marry other believers. Thus, we would strongly discourage any believer from pursuing a dating relationship with a non-believer.
Instead, variants of the serpent's question to Eve—“Did God really say?
” are floated, as if somehow case might be eligible for an exemption, considering how much they love each other, how the unbeliever supports and understands the Christian's faith, how they are soul-mates despite the absence of a shared soul-faith.
Anyone who doesn’t encourage you to seek a deeper relationship with God, isn’t someone worth giving your time to.
This might sound harsh, but I promise you it’s a standard worth implementing.
is something many of us have heard of, but how many of us have actually taken part in it?
You’d be surprised to know how many Christians date someone with opposing religious views, all in hopes of converting them in the near future.
I'm not out to prove that it's Biblically ordained, but I do think the Scripture leaves space for debate, and the assertion that "it won't work" just isn't accurate anymore.
I wanted to take this opportunity to push back both on the assertion, and the way it's framed.
In her article, Keller leans on a handful of shaky verses to assert her straightforward opinion: I want to snap and say, "It won't work, not in the long run.
I have not seen any Church apply church discipline to the dating of non-believers.
I suppose because it's hard to define "dating" these days.