the bible views on unequally yoked

@willy6 (492)
March 5, 2009 4:16pm CST
There are often times parent are concern about their children who has raised in the church, but chosen to marry unbelievers. In the bible solomon in his early ears as Israel's king of Egypt has married and Egyptian wife, King Solomon sees to it that his wife needs were met including her religious needs. And his wives turned away his heart from the Lord. The bible warns us not to be intimately involved with unbelievers. Pauls calls it being unequally yoked. This not only involves marriages but also business partnerships and other relationships, where moral and ethical issues are at stake. I am not saying that it will not work, but there is a struggle, Inorder to save ourselves from a great deal of headache we must develope relationship with believers
4 responses
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
I believe that God's commandments were not given so that we might have a list of dos and donts but they were given to us so that in obeying them we might have God's protection and blessing over us. Like you said, we are spared from a great deal of headache and heartaches if we obey God's command not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. In the case of marriages, the blessings of obedience is extended not just to the obedient couple but to their children as well.
• United States
7 Mar 09
About 10 years ago,I met a man that I thought was a great guy. He had his own business, said he was a devout catholic, and seemed to be very much in love with me. I told him of my undesirable past, my illegitimate children, and what I was needing as a woman. I made a point to ask him about his faith. He assured me that he loved the LORD and that turned out to be the furthest thing form the truth. Trusting what he told me, we got engaged and I moved in with him, being a single mother and living in income based apartment, I felt like he should help me somewhat with a better life. He had several issues from the past, including post-war syndrome and a brain injury. Needless to say, I continued to love him, pray over his issues and injury, hoping that my faith would rub off on him. It did not, matter of fact, I caught him online with a single's web-site talking to another woman. I now know that it wouldn't have ever worked as a new relationship, there was no foundation to fall back on.
• United States
6 Mar 09
Some people have very good religion, It the spiritual connection that allows the relationship to grow. God is the author and the finisher of our fate. Why get hung up on religion? Your faith is a personal relationship with YOUR higher power! The ability to communicate and express love. Pray and ask for guidance.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Mar 09
That's a very good point. After all why should unbelievers get yoked to a Christian who is just as inflexible.