Christian culture inundates us with assertions about purity and courting vs.dating, and ignores things like loneliness and even how to talk to a member of the opposite sex.If following Christ and serving Him in any circumstance is paramount, the decision is easy—don't be unequally yoked (2 Corinthians ); look forward to what God is accomplishing (Romans ); and trust that God's blessings are better than we can imagine (Ephesians ).
And while God did create men and women to complement and support each other, nowhere does the Bible say they must be married to do so.
When the single life gets hard, and marrying a non-Christian looks like the only choice, it's imperative to decide what is most important.
While the Bible doesn't specifically address the subject of dating (dating is not really a Biblical concept in the first place), it does tell us a number of things that should be kept in mind for those considering dating a non-Christian. or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
First off, we have a clear warning in 2nd Corinthians that a believer (Christian) is not to be "yoked" with an unbeliever: (2 Cor -18) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? (16) And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?
A pretty clear case can be made from the Bible that it is unwise to date a non-Christian.
However, when the subject turns to marriage, the Bible is very clear that a Christian should not marry a non-Christian.It is clearly declaring "God is not enough." And it may possibly be abandoning God's plan for a godly relationship He has waiting in the wings. Related Truth: What does the Bible say about engagement? (Also see: Eph 5:6-8,11) Several things can be taken from this: we (Christians) are declared "righteous" and unbelievers "unrighteous." Christians are "light," and unbelievers are "darkness." Christian's bodies are the "temple" of God, unbelievers bodies are not.Unbelievers are called "infidels" and "unclean." This concept of being "unequally yoked" goes back to the Old Testament.(4) For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods...