Bible Study Outline on Being Unequally Yoked
Being unequally yoked means finding a partner that is a non believer. Many Christians often ask the question if it is against God’s commandments to marry a non believer. Christians should always find a partner that is also a Christian. If your partner is not a Christian, you will find your Christian walk with God tough. This is because your partner have different religious view than you. As a result, your partner will always try to pick fight and quarrel with you.
If you want to have a smooth Christian walk with God, you should find a partner that is also a Christian. In this way, you and your partner can help each other to grow more maturely in Christ. Both of you can also raise up godly children who know God’s commandments. If your partner is a non believer, he may try to bring up the children in different ways. Some non believing partner will also prevent their believing spouse or children from going to the church.
A non believing partner can influence you negatively so that you don’t want to become a believer anymore. There is no need to rush in finding a partner. You can pray for God to reveal the perfect partner that is his will for you. God has given everyone a companion that is suitable for them. You need to pray to God to find out the companion that is compatible for you. Everyone needs companionship. Companionship prevents us from feeling lonely.
Many Christians are using online Christian dating sites. There are many people in the online Christian dating sites that pretend to be Christians to lure those who are vulnerable. Therefore, if you want to take part in online dating, you must be careful so that you don’t get cheated.
If your spouse is a non believer, you should not divorce him or her. Divorcing your partner is against God’s commandment. This is because you are joined with your partner the moment you get married. God takes your marriage vows seriously.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18 KJV)
Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. (Deuteronomy 7:3-4 KJV)
The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 7:39 KJV)
But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. (1 Corinthians 7:15 KJV)
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. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. (1 Corinthians 7:12-14 KJV)
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. (2 Thessalonians 3:6 KJV)