"By failure in the Christian life, I mean a failure in a believer's relationship and walk with God.For example, a Christian might experience disappointment and failure due to a refusal to heed God's calling, or by succumbing to temptation, or through marrying a non-Christian. It is essentially a spiritual problem, a matter of moral and spiritual failure."I would like to know how you can be so certain that marriage to non believers is sinful.Love is, of course, important, but sharing the same worldview and faith is a very big deal.Perhaps these three misconceptions that many believe about interfaith marriage help us to see why.There are some myths out there that people assume to be gospel about dating.Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.Typically, this meant I would slip down the staircase barefoot and creep along the shadows in the hallway.I would then pause and listen for footsteps before quietly dashing across the kitchen floor and out the back door.
And if Paul were speaking strictly of marriage in 2nd Corinthians then he has clearly contradicted the statement in 1st Corinthians:"But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.Nowhere, however, does it say that God picked out a spunky brunette whom he's waiting to spring on you at the right moment. When it comes to God, I'm pretty careful about saying what he does or doesn't do.But I do know this—if you rely on this idea too much, your dating life will get really confusing.They allow room for a great deal of latitude and scope in this area (see, for example, Acts 23:1; Romans , 9:1, 14:5; I Corinthians 8:1-13; II Corinthians ; I Timothy 1:5, 19; Hebrews ; I Peter , 21). Because in the final analysis, only you and your spouse can decide how to handle this sensitive situation.For our part, we can encourage you to pray, seek wise counsel, and talk things through carefully with one another and with your child before making up your minds.