Dating non christians in the bible
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Since marriage is one of the highest spiritual relationships we can have here on earth between people, "being married in Christ", then it would also fit dating.
Likewise, the Bible tells us, "Has not the LORD made them one? To defy God's clear commands of Scripture will only bring problems in marriage, as many, many couples can attest to, who had married an unbeliever.
Marriage is hard enough when you have two believers who are completely in harmony spiritually.
Just spare yourself the heartache and get over it." Keller is entitled to her opinion, just as any of us are.
Keller does reach into Scripture to make her point, and as a Christian myself, I'm eager to follow her logic.
She refers (without citation) to the Old Testament's restriction on marrying foreigners and non-Jews.
First, we're not Jews in the desert, and our confines of our community have no real resemblance to theirs in that time, which included an exceptionally antagonistic relationship with the Canaanites, Philistines, and other surrounding peoples.
Secondly, these verses are not only about religious, but ethnic as well.
While most marriage was essentially a property transfer of the bride from the father to the groom (just think of Jacob "earning" his wife with seven years of work), other initiation of nuptials persisted.
Deuteronomy -13 permits kidnapping as a method of courting, while Deuteronomy -29 allows rape as a pathway to matrimony.
Today, marriage is a monogamous relationship between consenting adults. Looking at the lives (and wives) of Lamech, Abraham, Jacob, Esau, Gideon, David, Solomon, Rehoboam, and countless others, polygamy was fair game.
While today, both partners must consent to be wed, that also was not mandatory in Old Testament times.
However, a statement like it's "just not possible" is not the basis for a logical argument.