Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people." Therefore "Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you." "I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (NKJV)
One of the greatest dangers in the body of Christ is the chance that many take of getting into a relationship with a non-believer. This goes in marriages, friendships, and business relationships. Many Christians choose to ignore the warnings found in the Bible. They use the excuse that they are lonely or that they are trying to win that person to Christ. I have seen two examples in my own family. My mother chose to marry a non-Christian in spite of the warnings of her family. My dad was a very good looking guy. He promised her the world. He even went to church with her, but didn’t make a commitment to Christ. After they were married he stopped going and began to drink. He would beat her regularly and stopped her and the children from attending church. She really believed she could change him but never was able to. Our family went through a lot of sorrow.
A friend came to know Jesus as his Saviour about 18 years ago. I remember the joy he had. His was at church every Sunday. His fiancé wouldn’t accept Christ and even though the pastor warned him about marrying her unless she received Christ he went ahead anyways. He has not attended church in about 16 years and has lost the joy he once had.
I had a Christian friend who created a business with a Muslim. At first it was successful. But there was constant quarrels between him and this man. The business failed and the Christian almost lost everything.
Light and dark can not dwell together. It is usually the Christian that suffers and falls in these type of relationships. Many who have had callings on their lives lost that calling because they gave into the thrill of dating some good looking woman or man. Satan’s biggest tactic is doing just that and he is often very successful at this because Christians choose to ignore God’s warning. Then they suffer the consequences which are sometimes life long. God gave us brothers and sisters in Christ. Are you so sure that God can’t provide you with the right one that you need that you need to look outside the body. Yes Christian relationships fail too, but only because one or the other has taken their eyes off Jesus. If you wait and trust in God, He has the perfect one for you.