For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? –2 Corinthians -15 Should Christians date unbelievers?
Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?
Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
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” With so little Christians in the world, and even fewer who share the same interests as you, the odds are certainly stacked against a Christian guy or Christian girl seeking “the one.” The temptation is understandable, therefore, to look outside of the faith at unbelievers, looking for anyone with common interests who is relatable to you, regardless if they are a Christian or not.After all, if you are a Christian, can’t you seek to bring someone to Jesus through dating?God has used “missionary dating” for some, so why not for you?Even if you’ve read these posts before, we encourage you to check them out again as a refresher on God’s plan for your love life.Some of you have made similar comments here on the blog.Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.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?Jesus spent time with unsaved sinners, loved them, and even served them; but he never called them his friends.He was friendly towards them, but that is different than opening your heart to someone and forming a “friendship with the world.” While God calls us to love the world, he also commands us to guard our own hearts (Proverbs ), to be aware of the damage people can cause us who are not lovers of God (James 4:4), and to “not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character’” (1 Corinthians ).